Mother's Day gift ideas and creative ways to celebrate Mom

From store-bought and homemade gifts for Mom to creative ideas for celebrating, check out this roundup of gift ideas for Mother's Day.

By CanadianLiving.com

Mother's Day: Gifts to buy
If you want to spend a little (or a lot) on Mom this year, spend your pennies on a gift you know she'll love. One of the worst things to get her for this special day is something that can be used around the house (think vacuums and placemats).

But before you hit the mall, take a peek at what real women agree are the worst gifts to get for Mother's Day in our first article below – then steer clear. If ruling out present ideas isn't enough, browse our shopping and gift ideas to find Mom the perfect present. You'll find gifts for moms who love to garden, eco-friendly presents for your green mom, and best all-around gifts under $25.

Mother's Day gift ideas
Fresh gift ideas for Mom

Trying to brainstorm a unique Mother’s Day gift? Browse through these garden-inspired ideas for every budget.


Consult gardening books in the backyard
The Kobo, Indigo’s lightweight, glare-free and stylish new eReader, allows you to store up to 1,000 books at a time. Mom can consult green thumb titles like Gayla Trail’s You Grow Girl for planting advice or curl up on a Muskoka chair among the flowers with the latest gardening memoir, like Des Kennedy’s The Way Of A Gardener: A Life's Journey.

Mother's Day gifts under $25

Beautiful, thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to cost a lot. Here are 10 suggestions that involve more time than money.


If you’re scrounging under the sofa cushions in search of change, stop panicking: Mom just wants you to be happy. That, and for you to marry a nice doctor, of course. Kidding. Nonetheless, with many Canadians concerned about personal finances, this year is one Mother’s Day where a commitment of time trumps money.

Presents we don't want this Mother's Day

A survival guide for your shopping-impaired loved ones
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Flowers that look disturbingly like those missing from the garden. Sure, it was late and the florist was closed, but procrastination is no excuse to plunder our tulips.

Photo gallery: Mother's Day gifts - Make it a happy Mother's Day with these great gift ideas

Whether you choose a gift from the heart or from the store, Mom is sure to appreciate these Mother's Day gift ideas.


As you prepare to say, "Gee, thanks, Mom!" on Mother's Day this year, consider all the ways you can make her feel special. Whether you choose a gift from the heart or from the store, Mom is sure to appreciate your gesture of love and gratitude.

Mother's Day gift ideas

Don't settle for unimaginative gifts for Mom this year. Surprise her with something that is as special as she is.

For most of us she's the most special woman in our lives. So why, when it comes to Mother's Day, do we grab a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates, telling ourselves that next year we'll do better?

Why you should opt for organic roses for Mom

Pesticide-free roses are beautiful, and easier on the environment, too.

It often comes as a surprise to people to learn something so beautiful can also be so toxic. Almost all of the roses you see artfully styled in gorgeous arrangements have been heavily sprayed with toxic pesticides and fertilizers.

Consider making a microloan in Mom's name: How microloans starting at $25 can help change the world

Learn where you can start lending small amounts of money to help others grow their businesses in the developing world.

Got $25 to spare? Want to change someone’s life? Consider becoming a microlender. Lend money so individuals in the developing world can build their businesses.

Gift ideas for the hard mom to shop for

Tips to help you choose the perfect gift.


What do you buy for the person on your list that has everything? Or the mother who says, "Oh no, I don't want gifts, just spend time with me." And how about the other extreme; the person who is very specific and always chooses hard-to-find gifts that are far too expensive to even consider?

19 eco-friendly gift ideas

An original, thoughtfully chosen present that makes a positive difference to the environment can be a wonderful gift to give.


When it comes to buying presents, we may not always be as ecologically minded as we are with other purchases, but an original, thoughtfully chosen present that makes a positive difference to the environment can be just as pleasurable to give.

Tips for picking clothing gifts

Personal shoppers offer their advice on choosing the right style, size and colour.


Giving an article of clothing can be tricky – especially when you have to take into account each person's style. You want the gift recipient to celebrate your exquisite taste, not head directly to the returns counter.

10 thoughtful gifts for older moms

Inspiration for your Mother's Day shopping.


Remember the cool Mother's Day gifts we made, back in elementary school: the hauntingly beautiful mail organizer, cut out of paper plates and painted in art class; the clunky lump of clay pounded with dimpled knuckles and fashioned into a less-than-dainty candy dish? Mom oohed and aahed over our creations and proudly displayed them around the house, for all to see.

Gifts for the gardening mom

Got a gardener on your gift list? Here are 10 great gift ideas for gardeners, no matter your budget.

Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed has made my life so much easier – now my flowerbeds and lawn are treated to fertilizer while I water. Refills screw into the spray nozzle; $20.

Mother's Day ideas for helping out a brand-new mom

Best friend had a baby? Spoil a new mom with these tips and gifts she'll appreciate.

So your friend has just had a baby. This is your chance to shine as a friend -- to show your love in countless ways. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

Buying flowers for Mom: What do different flowers mean?

Do you speak the language of flowers? Find out the different meanings of various flowers, plus get 5 tips on making your bouquet last.

If you ever give or receive flowers, beware: that bouquet may mean more than you think. In the Victorian era, particular flowers in certain colours were chosen to express specific feelings. Using this language of flowers – called "floriography" – a bud, bouquet or even a boutonniere delivered more than colour and scent. Here's what some familiar flowers may convey.

How to buy the perfect orchid for Mom

Growing orchids can be daunting for beginners – but it doesn't have to be. Check out our orchid buying and growing tips and you'll be ready for a collection of your own.

For Jane and Robert Johnstone, the passion started one Christmas 20 years ago when Jane's brother Alan quite innocently gave them an orchid. It lived happily on their windowsill and was so lovely that they decided to get another one…then another one…then another one.


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