Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2015

We've shopped high and low so you don't have to. From local cookbooks to jewellery to candles, here are some great gift suggestions for Mother's Day

Paloma’s Venezia Goldoni Heart Pearl Ring

Mom’s heart will skip a beat when she sees the signature Tiffany blue box – and once again when she opens it. Two freshwater cultured pearls perch ever so delicately on a curlicue ring of sterling silver, with intricate designs at each mount that recall the style of Venetian cast-iron window gates. For your reference, Tiffany & Co. has a handy printable ring size guide (and an exchange policy) to take the stress off sizing.


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Cause We Care Bracelet

Celebrate mothers everywhere this Mother’s Day by purchasing a handcrafted Cause We Care bracelet from Blue Ruby Jewellery. Choose from 12 different styles made of teak wood beads, aqua crystal, blue quartz and other stones. All of the proceeds will go to the Cause We Care Foundation, which supports single mothers in need.

$20-$75, Blue Ruby (various locations) or place an order ( through Blue Ruby’s head office

Dr. Vranjes Room Fragrance

Give your mom a warm hug in the form of a beautiful aroma with a fragrance diffuser from Dr. Vranjes. Available at Goodge Place in South Granville, these elegant bottles are filled with perfume made of natural ingredients, and scents range from floral to citrus.

$54, Goodge Place (1523 West 8th Avenue)

Vancouver Candle Co.

If your mom prefers her room fragrance in the form of a candle, she’ll love these premium locally made soy candles from Vancouver Candle Co. Available in six Vancouver neighbourhoods (Fairview, Gastown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, Point Grey and Strathcona), each scent reflects the mood of its respective locale.

$35 online at Vancouver Candle Co. and at select retailers

Well Fed, Flat Broke Cookbook by Emily Wight

Local blogger (and mom) Emily Wight has compiled her budget-friendly recipes into one delicious cookbook. The perfect gift for busy moms, Well Fed, Flat Broke features plenty of one-pot dishes and proves you don’t need to spend a lot to eat well.


Love Where You Live Neighbourhood T-shirt

Let your mom show her love for her neighbourhood (literally) with BCLiving’s ‘Love Where You Live’ T-shirts. Whether she’s out shopping or meeting friends for coffee, this shimmery gold foil and heathered cream cotton tee will keep her casually stylish. Women’s designs are available in five neighbourhoods: Yaletown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, The Drive and North Shore. Partial proceeds of every shirt benefit the YWCA Metro Vancouver.

Available for purchase online at and select styles available at the newly opened Pretty Things Florist & Designer Gifts in Oakridge Centre (near the Atrium entrance)

ela & Burt’s Bees Editor’s Pouch

Holt Renfrew’s H Project, Canadian handbag company ela and Burt’s Bees have partnered up in time for Mother’s Day to bring you an exclusive gift that gives back. The limited edition Editor’s Pouch, splashed with a vibrant floral motif, comes with three newly released day-to-night Burt’s Bees lip crayons made of 100 per cent natural ingredients. All of the proceeds from the Editor’s Pouch will go towards Pollinator Partnership Canada, a non-profit dedicated to the protection of our endangered bumblebee friends.

$50, Holt Renfrew (737 Dunsmuir Street)

BonneO Home Carbonation System

With the new Home Carbonation System from BonneO, your mom can make her own sparkling waters, bubbly cocktails and wine spritzers at the touch of a button, without a cumbersome carbon dioxide tank. Each carbonating bottle is BPA free, dishwasher safe and entirely sealable to keep your carbonated creations fresh.

$169.99, Home Outfitters and The Bay

Le Creuset Coquelle Casserole

For a limited time only, Le Creuset has brought back the Coquelle Casserole, one of the best in the company’s line of cast iron casseroles. Created by internationally renowned designer Raymond Loewy, the unique shape and spacious interior makes for unprecedented performance, both on the stove and in the oven. Any mother who likes to cook will appreciate its versatile utility for stewing, braising, simmering or baking to perfection.

$500, Ming Wo (various locations)

Sunny Turquoise Necklace by Leah Alexandra

If blue is your mom’s colour, she’ll love this vibrant turquoise necklace, handmade by Leah Alexandra in her Gastown studio. Perfectly stunning on its own, the necklace can also be purchased with a matching set of ear climbers for the ideal set.

Necklace, $175, Ear climbers, $140, The Cross Décor & Design (1198 Homer Street)

Jewellery Tree

Rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are meant to be worn with love – but not all at once. This sculptural Jewellery Tree from Atkinson’s is the ideal way to display the rest. Created from mirror-finished aluminum by award-winning designer Louise Christ, this decorative and highly functional tree is both durable and weighty enough to hold numerous pieces on an elegant display.

$66, Atkinson’s (1501 West 6th Avenue)

Mom or Grandma Script Mug

Give your mom (or moms) a daily boost with this Script Mug from Papyrus. Specially created for Mother’s Day, the 14-ounce ironstone mug is inscribed with all of the adjectives one might use to describe their beloved mother or grandmother. When its pastel blue interior is filled with her favourite tea, coffee or cocoa, it’s like a warm and appreciative hug from you whenever she uses it.

$12.95, Papyrus, Oakridge Mall and at 765 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Hyrdocotton Bath Robe

There’s nothing more luxurious than the embrace of an impossibly soft bathrobe after a hot bath or shower, and the hydrocotton robes from Williams-Sonoma deliver. The fluffy and absorbent material is made from pure, long-staple cotton grown in the Denizli region of Turkey, and loomed in fine terry loops for a thick yet lightweight feel. For an additional personalized touch, add a monogram or name for $9.

$99, Williams-Sonoma (2903 Granville Street)

Ultimate Jewellery Box

For the mom with the carefully curated jewelry collection, the Ultimate Jewellery Box from Pottery Barn is the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Each of the five drawers is lined with linen, and six hooks adorn the interior of each door. The mirror on top, compartments, drawers and doors all close into an elegant, compact unit, expertly crafted to efficiently store valuables and precious gifts. You can even add a monogram to the lower right corner of the mirror for an extra flourish.


Tigris Hanging Garden Pot

It’s a mother’s natural instinct to nurture living things with tender kindness, and with the Tigris Hanging Garden Pot from Anthropologie, she can do so in style. Available in three sizes, these terracotta planters are handmade in Portugal and can be purchased in a variety of bright colours that complement the greens of any houseplant. A series of different sized pots, hung at different levels, adds a naturally eye-catching showcase to a living room, dining room, kitchen or even bathroom.

$34-58, Anthropologie (2912 Granville Street)