“Mother’s Day Gift Guide” as seen on Rogers Daytime

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, take some time to pick out a gift that is personal and special to her. To help you think of something unique to share with your mom this year, here is a round up of my favourite gift ideas for mum on Rogers Daytime this morning.

To help send the perfect gift to the mother who lives far away, Giftagram has made this even easier that ever for you. Send a gift anywhere in the US or Canada with just 3 click on you phone. With no delivery address required, pick from a curated list of national and international brands to send personalized gifts to your loved ones. This Mother’s Day, GIftagram has partnered with Baby2Baby to donate a portion of each Mother’s Day. Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0–12 with clothing, diapers, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

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THE GIFT THAT GIVES BACK
Treat your mom to the gift that keeps on giving. Running until Sunday, May 8th, War Child will be encouraging families to honour maternal sacrifices by foregoing gifts for their Mother’s Day Sacrifice Campaign. In lieu of a tangible gift this Mother’s Day, Canadians are asked to visit the site and donate an amount that they might have been planning to spend on a typical gift. War Child is also encouraging mothers to visit the site and pledge to sacrifice their gift this Mother’s Day. In return for their generosity, War Child offers printable and customizable cards that explain the meaning of the donation.
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Help Plan International Canada help someone in need by giving them the Gift of Hope when you purchase one of their Mama Kits to provide expectant mother’s with essential delivery supplies. For only $35.00, you can honour your mom by helping a mother in another country to try and have a safe and healthy delivery. Or, depending on your price point, pick from one of their other gifts of hope to give an ethical gift this Mother’s Day.

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FOR THE NEW MOTHER
While Mother’s Day is special for every mom, help make her first one she’ll never forget by getting her something special. For her. I’ve decided to personalize a gift basket with some of my favourite products she is sure to love. Mom’s to be deserve a little TLC too so why not pamper them with the Marcelle for Thyme Skin Care Products that of made from ingredients that are safe for both mom and baby and designed to solve all of her skin care woes! Pair it with a bottle or two  of  Clean Reserve Perfumes, a new collection of nine “niche, authentic, sustainable and personal” fragrances, that she can personalize by layering to find the perfect scent.

Throw in something special for baby too like the Geratherm Pacifier Thermometer; a baby pacifier with an orthodontic nipple design with an easy to use and read with colour visual fever indication depending on the temperature to help sooth the new mom’s woes. Or an adorable outfit from Melissa Grelo’s baby and toddler line marQ that is proudly designed and made in Canada  to expand options with stereotype-free design and outstanding wearability.
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A DAY OUT WITH MOM
From the heart of Toronto’s revitalized harbourfront, Mariposa Cruises‘ Mother’s Day brunch cruise is a two-hour getaway on the water, featuring a delicious market-fresh buffet brunch with a smorgasbord of offerings like cinnamon-smothered french toast, savoury chicken and waffles, fresh fruit and more. Onboard attractions include a free family photobooth, full cash bar and complimentary roses for Mom, all while sailing by epic views of Toronto’s iconic skyline.
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Tickets are $52.95 for adults, $25.95 for kids, and free for children under 3. Boarding is at 11:30 a.m., disembarking at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, May 8th, 2016. 

SOMETHING SWEET & SPECIAL FOR MOM
Go beyond the basics and surprise your mom with a unique gift of homemade flavourings from South Pond Farms. Crafted by owner Danielle French from herbs, spices and fruits grown on the property or neighbouring farms, the Cocktail Rimmer, Cranberry Rosemary Salt and Coriander Ginger Salt are innovative gifts mom can use for seasoning, cooking and entertaining.

David’s Tea has also released two special tea sets for Mother’s Day. The Breakfast Collection  includes From fruity jams to traditional Orange Pekoe and everything in between, this collection of twelve teas is inspired by favourite breakfast dishes. Whereas the Breakfast in Bed Kit is a collection of two delicious teas (Lemon Pound Cake, Raspberry Jam), a pretty porcelain cup, a pack of 20 tea filters, and a lid that doubles as a tray! The perfect way to spoil mom this year.
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A LITTLE BIT OF SPARKLE FOR MOM
Surprise you Mother with something pretty this Mother’s Day with some jewellery from Hillberg & Berk  or Thomas Sabo. While picking out jewellery can be quite personal, these two brands are the perfect choice when you are looking for something with a little bit of sparkle on her special day. Take the time to find something she loves and will think of you every time she wears it!
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