Fashion and Beauty Insiders Share Their Top Mother’s Day Gifts

By |2019-05-01T17:48:02+00:00May 1st, 2019|Gift Guides|

Just add brunch.

From pampering sessions to practical stroller accessories, impress the moms in your life with these editor-approved picks. 

Face Time

“I’d love a holistic facial from Sulwhasoo in Holt Renfrew’s new beauty hall. This facial is epic and a complete mind escape. From the lightly scented towels to the jade rollers to the heavenly products, it’s a completely blissful experience. Plus, having a pampering session alone is a true delight. ” – Liv Judd Soye 

Sulwhasoo Holistic Facial, Holt Renfrew Bloor Street.

Oh, Baby

With a one-year-old at home and a second baby on the way, I’m going to be living in diaper city for the next few years. The Bugaboo Changing Bag comes with a changing mat, bottle holder and plenty of pockets to keep me organized, plus it has built-in stroller attachments that hook easily onto my Bugaboo Fox.” – Janna Appleby

Bugaboo Changing Bag, $200 at

Rain Maker

“My mama is a photographer and artist, and she spends a lot of time working in nature, rain or shine. This sheer vinyl rain jacket from Hunter is both stylish and practical with welded seams, an adjustable waist and underarm ventilation, plus it has a slightly futuristic vibe that I know my mom would get behind. In fact, Hunter’s whole spring collection, from the rubberized backpacks to the striped beach sandals, is wonderfully wearable for women in any age bracket. No joke, I can envision my mom and I rocking matching outfits—which means my grandma’s going to want in, too.” – Andrea Karr 

Hunter Women’s Original Waterproof Vinyl Smock, $195, 

Something’s Brewing

“I have my eye on this stainless steel electric kettle by Fellow. I definitely don’t need a new kettle, but a few of my fashionable friends have this Stagg model, and now I feel like I would like one in my life. I like that you can set a specific temperature for perfect coffee or tea brewing, and it will hold it for up to 60 minutes.” – Truc Nguyen 

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pourover Kettle, $210 at

Good Move

“For your mama friends who prefer to spend their me-time at the gym, consider a gift card to Move Fitness Club in Leslieville. It’s a boutique club for women only, offering small group workouts, personal training and child minding. How smart is that?” – Wing Sze Tang

Move Fitness Club, memberships starting at $110/month. For more information, visit

Jet Set

“My mum recently retired and she’s been taking full advantage of this new freedom by jet-setting around the world, whether it’s visiting family in Vancouver and Brisbane or crashing my dad’s layovers in Europe. A cashmere travel set is the perfect Mother’s Day present to complement her new frequent flier status and make the hours spent on planes a lot more luxe. The price makes it a bit of an indulgence, but luckily I have a couple siblings to go in on the gift—and she’s always worth it.” – Matthew Biehl

Sofia Cashmere Portofino Cashmere Travel Set, $550 at

Urban Escape

“I love Ste. Anne’s Spa out in Grafton, but if I can’t make it out there, a facial, manicure or hammam at the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris at the Shangri-La Hotel is my city sanctuary. The Vinothérapie Spa Manicure is heaven — with a neck and hand massage, it is SOOOO relaxing. It’s not easy to pick up your phone, so it truly is the best way to enjoy some solo time. And the France-based company works hard to be a clean beauty brand, one of my prerequisites for any beauty treatment.” – Michelle Bilodeau 

Vinothérapie Spa Manicure, $95–$105 at Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie.