With Mother's Day just 1 month away, and all of us are stuck inside the house - how are we supposed to shop to a great Mother's Day Gift?
We have done the work for you here and listed out our absolute favourite small Canadian brands with online stores. These products are perfect gifts for Mother's Day (or birthday, baby arrival, etc!).
1) Sweet Simplicity Paper Co.: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SweetSimplicityPaper?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=552582491
Sweet Simplicity Paper Co. is a Canadian paper goods company that specializes in hand painted designs. Their goal is to deliver sweet, thoughtful sentiments using a classic and minimalist style. They have the most beautiful cards and minimalist artwork.
2) Ten & Co.: https://www.tenandco.ca/
Who doesn't love fresh kitchen items? Ten & Co. is a premium, eco conscious home goods company. They design and source fabulous products specifically for your home and create products that are not only sustainable but beautiful and functional. I personally have one of their cloths and love it - it's so much prettier to keep in your kitchen than those old, gross yellow/blue sponges. Note: they also make ADORABLE housewarming gifts!
3) Protea and Co.: https://proteaandco.com/
What mom doesn't love a scrunchie?! New moms NEED them (to tie up their hair that hasn't been washed in 5 days) and to moms in their 50s and 60s it will be a beautiful dose of nostalgia from when scrunchies were a hit in the 80's. Protea and Co. has beautiful scrunchies, and my personal favourite is their yellow one pictured below (wouldn't that be perfect for Summer?).
4) Callia Flowers: https://calliaflowers.com/
This female-founded flower company was started in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They make absolutely stunning bouquets that for once, don't cost a fortune. Their online delivery makes it super easy to order flowers to your mommy! Fun Fact: they were actually featured on Dragon's Den!
5) Shay, With Love: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shaywithlove
I originally fell in love with these pieces because it was a potential gift idea for my bridesmaids. Their simplistic designs for jewelry are perfection and I am obsessed with the little mountain necklace pictured below. They also do custom orders - so if you wanted something special and unique for your mom, this would be a perfect gift idea.
6) Layered Home & Living: https://www.layeredhomeliving.com/
Through their online shop and interior decor store in Port Coquitlam, they sell items that I have never seen before. Think "West Elm-esque". Take a look below at that candle set - like i didn't even know these existed! If you have a mom who is decor-obsessed, you should definitely pick up a few of these items (and obviously some for yourself too).
7) Hillcroft Housecoats: https://hillcrofthousecoats.com/
Us, duh! What mom doesn't love a brand new robe? Made from either Bamboo or Tencel, we have a variety of options and colours to choose from. Plus - if you purchase during the month of April you can even help support our "Trees Initiative" where we will plant FIVE TREES for every robe purchased! Making your mom happy plus planting trees for Earth Month? That sounds like the perfect gift to us! :)