Mother’s Day gifts to make her day shine

From floral scents to hibiscus-hued kitchen gadgets, there's something for every Mom to love.

She is a Skincare Enthusiast

The latest from iconic La Mer, this next-generation watery lotion powered by cell-recharging “Miracle Broth” delivers a rush of liquid energy to jumpstart your skincare regimen. The La Mer The Treatment Lotion has an “Active Liquid Hydrogel” texture cushions on contact and penetrates rapidly to deliver energy and sustained all-day hydration to optimize skin for the full benefits of every treatment that follows. 3.4 oz, $160.

From Sulwhasoo, the limited edition Essential Comfort Balancing Set contains Essential Comfort Balancing Water and Emulsion to balance hydration, visibly even skin texture and achieve radiant-looking skin. Skin-loving ingredients include yam to moisturize and elevate radiance; jujube berry to moisturize and protect the keratin layer; and mulberry leaf to soothe irritation and redness, $183.

She is a Fragrance Fanatic

If she loves rosy scents, the new Rose de Grasse Joyful Bloom Beauty Essentials Set by AERIN will be the essence of happiness in a bottle. A bottle of Rose de Grasse Joyful Bloom’s lush pink vibrance comes together with luxurious Rose Hand & Body Cream and Rose Lip Conditioner for a trifecta of AERIN blooms. Set includes: Joyful Bloom Eau de Parfum, deluxe travel size, 30ml; Rose Lip Conditioner, full-size, 10ml; Rose Hand & Body Cream, deluxe travel size, 30ml, $175.

L’Eau Papier, Diptyque’s new unisex fragrance with notes of blond wood, white musk, mimosa and rice steam, created by the nose of Fabrice Pellegrin. The almost magical power of this original juice, an ode to creation born from a blank page, is to awaken olfactory memory. More than a perfume, it is an ode to art that you will offer. 50mL, $169, available at Holt Renfrew.

She loves Outdoor Entertaining

With an internal liquid capacity of 7.6 litres, the YETI Rambler Beverage Bucket can store up to six cans with the lid on, or three bottles of wine, with the lid removed. Plus, it can act as an ice bucket for fireside cocktails and has a clear, heavy duty lid to protect your ice from icky bugs and debris. It’s made from 18/8 Kitchen grade double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel, so it’s puncture and rust-resistant. It’s dishwasher safe and can be stacked (sans lid, of course) for easy storage ($195). Pair with YETI Ramble Wine Tumblers for the ultimate patio wine bar setup.

Nobody wants to be bugged by annoying insects while trying to enjoy an evening outdoors. The Thermacell EL55 is the latest in the award-winning lineup of products. Get back to enjoying the sunset on your deckchairs with Thermacell’s rechargeable, compact, and long lasting EL55, which provides a 20-foot zone of mosquito protection, ensuring you enjoy every night without the stress of mosquitoes crashing the fun, $85.  

She wants her Workout Time

From performance apparel and footwear maker ON, the Cloudswift 3  cushioned, forward-rolling road shoe with dual-density Helion™ superfoam and a zonal knit upper for an inclusive fit. Available in five colours, and made rom 30 per cent recycled materials, $200.

For the athletic mom, the New Balance Fresh Foam 880v13 offers style and function. Featuring a plush and supportive Fresh Foam X midsole and NDurance rubber outsole, this shoe delivers enhanced performance and comfort with each step. Available in seven colours, $180.

She Cooks like a Pro

The ultimate countertop appliance remains the iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer, and this year’s colour of the year is Hibiscus. Let Mom’s countertop inspire creativity through bold colours and expressions with this vivid, lush fuchsia hue that is bound to stand out on the countertop, in the same way it does in nature. Shown: stand mixer ($470), also available in the K400 Blender.

  • In this long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning bestseller, The SoBo Cookbook, you’ll find a whole new set of recipes in delicious, unmistakable SoBo style. To know Tofino is to know SoBo, the restaurant at the heart of this magnetic West Coast surf town. Since opening as a purple food truck 20 years ago, SoBo (short for “sophisticated bohemian”) has been bringing people together with Chef Lisa Ahier’s fresh West Coast fare. Together At SoBo, $37.50.

She loves a Weekend Getaway

Admire the historic city of Montreal from the terrace restaurant at Hotel William Gray before you set about exploring the neighbourhood. Centrally located in the heart of Old Montreal, the hotel is inspired by the vibrant culture of the city. Embodying artful design and a spirit of welcoming conviviality, the property boasts 127 tastefully designed rooms, three gourmet restaurants, including two rooftop terraces, a luxury spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Rates from $378 per night.

Enjoy evening views from a perch inside the recently renovated Park Hyatt Toronto, and their storied bar The Writer’s Room. After an extensive renovation, this luxurious Yorkville landmark is welcoming guests to all new spaces. Enjoy some of the sites of Toronto, or schedule a spa day at Stillwater Spa, the Park Hyatt Toronto’s elegant spa. Rates from $810 per night.

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