In case you forgot, Mother’s Day weekend is upon us. In an ideal world, you already have your brunch reservations set and your present all ready for Mom or the mom figure in your life. Otherwise, you should probably get it together. Luckily, instead of passing sanctimonious judgement, we’re going to help you out. Not only will these 18 gifts trick mom into thinking you are responsible and thoughtful, but you can totally get them at the mall, drugstore or even Canadian Tire. You’ve got two days. Good luck.
An extra last minute Mother’s Day gift guide for lazy, but thoughtful adult children
For the mom with the best eyebrowsMom's probably way too busy worrying about when her child will finally become an adult (you know, someone who doesn't need a last minute gift guide) to have time to stress about her eyebrows. Speaking of which, Kat Von D makes a 24 hour brow pomade, aptly called Super Brow that'll give Mom perfect eyebrows to last the whole day. She'll appreciate it.
24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade, $23 at Sephora. Kat Von D
For the mom looking for a signature scentShopping for scents is tricky, especially since perfume is so personal. Well we tested Gucci Bloom's Acqua Di Fiori in the office and every single person was into it. It's green, fresh and floral and we think Mom would definitely not mind adding it to her collection.
GUCCI Bloom Acqua di Fiori Eau de Toilette, $102 at The Bay. Gucci
For the mom who keeps it all in her purseDoes Mom always seem to have EVERYTHING in her bag? Some granola bars, a first aid kit, half of her medicine cabinet and an extra pair of shoes just in case? This bag is for her.
Hunter Original Nylon Weekender, $150 at Hunter or Town Shoes, Indigo or Little Burgundy. Hunter
For the mom who seriously loves her kidsYou can kinda pretend you thought this one through with these 'personalized' Kate Spade pieces from Nordstrom. They're sweet, sparkly and would look perfect on mom's wrists. Yes, of course I picked out this beautiful gold-plated bangle for you months in advance, Mom! Can't you see that it has your name written all over it?
Kate Spade Mom Knows Best Bangle, $78 at Nordstrom; Kate Spade Mom Knows Best Charm Bracelet, $58 at Nordstrom. Nordstrom
For the mom who loves summer dressesIs your mom searching for the perfect day dress? Look no further, because LOFT has the perfect dresses for every body, from plus to regular to petite. Talk about inclusive.
Plus Off The Shoulder Midi Dress, $131 at Loft; Eyelet Sleeve Wrap dress, $119 at Loft LOFT
For the mom with good design tasteSure, you could get Mom the good ol' bouquet but why not take it one step further with these uniquely playful ceramic vases? At only $13 a pop, you can surprise her with a few, making her coffee table that much more whimsical.
EQ3 Posey Vases, $13 at EQ3. EQ3
For the hostess momBetcha didn't know that Canadian Tire was killing it in the decor department, did you? Well they are, and you can get Mom these fancy paradise plates so all her future party guests can be like, "Where did you get this fabulous dinnerware?" When she replies with your name, you'll seem way more thoughtful than you actually are.
CANVAS Paradise dinner plate and side plate, $5 and $6 at Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire
For the on-the-go momMom is a busy woman so she needs a comfortable, yet stylish shoe. These black and white women's tree loungers are light, breathable and you can slip 'em on and off with total ease.
Women's Tree Loungers, $135 at Allbirds and in store at Nordstrom. Allbirds
For the glam momSometimes, the perfect pick-me-up comes in the form of a luxurious eyeshadow quad. Inspired by the sparkly, eye-widening filters of social media, this palette is meant give your eyes a similar effect but IRL.
BIGGER BRIGHTER EYES EXAGGER-EYES, $66 at Charlotte Tilbury or in store at Nordstrom or Holt Renfrew. Charlotte Tilbury
For the mom who always rocks a ponytailIf Mom still rocks a ponytail, then as far as practical gifts go, this is probably it. Hair won't get tangled or knotted and the innovative design of the Invisibobble keeps it from breaking. Bonus, they're fairly inexpensive and you can get this at most any drugstore across Canada...so no excuses.
Invisibobble, $10 at Shopper's Drug Mart. Invisibobble
For every momCan you really go wrong with a classic Roots sweater? Not really. This crew neck will fit seamlessly into any wardrobe, including Mom's.
Roots Original Crewneck Sweater, $70 at Roots. Roots
For the mom with the killer lashesMascara made with mineral rich volcanic water -- what does that mean exactly? Well, the calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and silica found in the water are meant to revitalize as well as protect the lashes. Not to mention there's no clumping or flaking. Perhaps you've discovered Mom's new favourite mascara?
LISE WATIER V Element Volcanic Minerals Mascara, $27 at The Bay. Lise Watier
For the mom whose bag has seen better daysDoes Mom's bag need an upgrade? This cute Roots Edie bag made with Italian Prince leather will have her thinking you spent ages on the perfect Mother's Day gift. It's durable (not to mention water resistant), stylish and in a colour perfect for the season.
Edie Bag Prince, $108 at Roots. Roots
For the mom who loves sleepEveryone needs a pair of pajamas, so why not these stylish, comfy and breathable ones from Uniqlo? They come in navy too, if your mom's a little more classic when it comes to PJs.
Uniqlo Cotton Stretch Pajamas, $40 at Uniqlo. Uniqlo
For the mom who wants fabulous skinWant to get Mom a luxurious anti-aging face cream and SPF in one, without spending an arm and a leg? Look no further than Olay Total Effects Whip. The texture is whipped, meaning it's as light as air, and transforms from a cream to a liquid for instant absorption.
Olay Total Effects Whip, $35 at Walmart. Olay
For the mom who wants her house to smell like springNothing quite says you care like a candle (that is if Mom is into candles, of course), so what's better than a gift set of three? This petite luxury candle trio in Linen, Grapefruit and Cedar Leaf will make mom's house smell like spring and maybe she'll even be reminded of you every time she gets a whiff.
NEST Petite Candle Trio, $85 at Sephora. NEST
For the sleepless momThere's a reason this eye cream is consistently sold out: it hydrates with ease, brightens up dark circles and is the perfect base for concealer. Pop into Sephora to pick one up for yourself, and for Mom too.
Ole Henrikson Banana Bright Eye Cream, $48 at Sephora. Ole Henrikson
For the effortlessly chic momThis model is wearing false lashes but betcha wouldn't have even guessed it. Mom will probably appreciate these lashes from The Effortless Collection by Velour. No trimming, no fuss. Just apply with their latex free adhesive and go.
Velour Effortless Lashes, $34 at Sephora. Velour