The one day of the year where we take a moment to celebrate the badass women who birthed us is still weeks away, but if you want to really impress Ma with a personalized present, one that says more than “I picked this up at the mall on the way over to see you,” you have to plan ahead. Like, ‘order it within the next few days’ kind of plan ahead.
From fingerprint pendant necklaces to custom sneakers and little wooden dolls that look like her, these customizable gifts will fill the heart of the woman who made you… and remind her that you always were her favourite child. Just remember, you’ve got to order them ASAP if you want to keep that title of Number One Daughter or Son.
Custom gifts you need to order right now in time for Mother’s Day
Next level accessorizingHave you ever seen case cuffs for watches? Neither had we, but now we are in love. These removable cuffs come in an assortment of sizes and colours, so Mom has something pretty to look at when you're late for your lunch date (again). Cuffs not Mom's thing? You can also shop by dial size, from mini to midi to big to make sure her watch is completely her.
Olivia Burton Case Cuff Watch, $249 at Simons.Olivia Burton
Family portrait on a rubber stampDoes your mother take great pride in composing the annual family Christmas update letter? If so, she needs one of these.
Family portrait rubber stamp, starting from $178 at Etsy. Etsy
Sugarfina four-piece candy bento boxSugarfina’s turquoise presentation is on point, as is their selection of candies like dark chocolate sea salt caramels, peach bellini gummies and birthday cake caramels. Choose four treats to indulge your mother’s sweet tooth.
Candy bento box, $45 at Sugarfina. Sugarfina
The perfect pairNothing says "I love you" more than a pair of custom sunnies or eyeglasses. Canadian brand Fellow Earthlings creates gorgeous, hand-made eyewear straight from their studio in P.E.I. From shape to material to lens colour, help Mom create beautiful glasses that'll a lifetime. You'll probably want to borrow 'em too.
Custom glasses, $300 at Fellow Earthlings. Fellow Earthlings
She'll carry you with her alwaysWe've already told you how much we love Coach Create -- where you get to basically design the bag, wallet or clutch of your dreams. To scoop up that Best Daughter or Son award, this is The One. Want to customize, but are worried about the funds? Monogramming services are completely free of charge on select Coach items, too.
Monogrammed Coach Ornaments start at $35 at Coach, Coach Create Customized items start at $115 at Coach. Coach
Framed family illustration printSome families are more photogenic than others. If yours is a little camera shy, you can still capture the family essence with a quirky illustration like this. Choose the skin tones, hair, clothing and a personalized message or date.
Framed family illustration, from $96 at Uncommon Goods. GluePaperScissorShop
Start a new traditionThe iconic Links of London Sweetie charm bracelet is a Mother's Day gift that keeps on giving. Or should we say, you can gift your mom a new charm every year, making it the start of a beautiful new Mother's Day tradition. The bracelet, which comes in many metal finishes, works with Links' extensive collection of charms. From animals to suitcases to bikes to fruits and veg, they've got 'em all, in the cutest miniature forms.
Links of London Sweetie Charm Bracelet, from $295 at Links of London. Links of London
The sleekest lipstick caseFor the ultimate in luxury beauty, Guerlain Rouge G Customizable Lipstick is it. For the beauty obsessed mom this case—complete with mirror—will be a treat to take out of her makeup bag. Not only does it come in 15 different chic styles, the nourishing and long lasting lip colour comes in 30 different shades. If you want to be extra fancy, you can get the case engraved too.
Guerlain Rouge G Customizable Lipstick, $56 at Sephora. Guerlain
A special selection of teasIf Mom's a tea drinker, why not let her choose some favourites at David's Tea? From exclusive blends to straight teas and exotic blends from around the world, they have enough to satisfy every palate and craving. Don't know what Mom likes for sure? They have gift sets too.
Tea, $6 and up online or in-store at David's Tea. David's Tea
Custom LipstickIf you happen to be in Toronto, New York or San Francisco, Bite Beauty's Lip Lab will create an exclusive lipstick just for Mom. Choose your own bespoke shade, finish and scent. "The final creation is truly unique, just like you" – that’s what you can say to your mom, when you take her.
Bite Beauty Custom Lipstick, $55 at Bite Beauty. BITE Beauty
Engraved talismanGet your mother’s name or nickname engraved on a silver or bronze talisman by Canadian-owned Pyrrha. The jewellery is handcrafted in Vancouver using authentic wax seals and Victorian-era imagery, like this winged design, which is a symbol of protection (perfect for mum). Order online or call the studio directly.
Wings engravable talisman, $325 at Pyrrha. Pyrrha
An easy refreshWant to customize Mom's bag in a fun, colourful way? Poppy and Peonies collection of cheap and cheerful straps, charms and tassels are just the ticket. From lemon and pineapple charms to lovely little tassels and delightful guitar straps, you can update Mom's bag, easy peasy.
Tassels from $20 at Poppy and Peonies. Poppy and Peonies
Hand-painted peg dollsThese hand-painted peg dolls make cute cake toppers at weddings, but they’re not exclusively a matrimonial thing. Who wouldn’t get a kick out of unwrapping a miniature wooden version of themselves? You know Mom would.
Family of three peg dolls, $123 at Etsy. GluePaperScissorShop
Custom Nike kicksWhether she’s into running, training or straight chillin, Mom will appreciate a pair of unique-to-her and designed-by-you shoes from the NikeiD custom sneaker lab. Delivery takes three to five weeks with updates available online, so get clicking!
Customizable Nike Air Max sneakers, $175 at Nike. Nike
Special message gardening toolsA plant alongside a pair of gardening tools inscribed with your mother’s favourite expression makes a thoughtful gift, and thoughtful is just what we’re going for on Mother’s Day. These handsome stainless steel and hardwood fork and trowel are hand finished in an old textiles mill in Bonsall, England.
Gardening tools, $30 at Etsy. Etsy
Style subscription boxIf you regularly consult on your mother’s fashion choices, consider filling out a profile for her on a fashion subscription service like Frock Box. You pay only for what she keeps, so there’s no worry if the service’s stylists occasionally miss the mark.
Monthly subscription box, starting from $25 at Frock Box. Frock Box
Fingerprint ringUnfortunately, this one maaay take a little longer than the others. First, the company will send a fingerprint impression kit (which you’ll receive in three to five business days) along with a prepaid shipping label. Then, you’ll stamp your fingerprints, mail back the kit, and wait three to four weeks for your finished ring to arrive. If it doesn’t come in time for Mother’s Day 2018, save it and gift it to her next year.
Fingerprint ring, $370 at Jook and Nona. Jook and Nona
Mother and kiddo necklacePlayful children charms hang from mother’s grasp in these daintily designed bronze and copper necklaces. You can add up to three different children combinations, though if you have more than three siblings, this necklace might not be suited for your Big Fat Greek (or any nationality) fam.
Mother and child necklace, starting from $68 at Uncommon Goods. Uncommon Goods