It’s crunch time, people.
Some moms spend nine months decorating their baby’s rooms and buying them tiny, neatly-folded clothing. You don’t have that kind of time. So here are some last-minute mother’s day gifts from our favourite downtown boutiques that you can – and should – pick up after work today (or tomorrow at the latest).
1 Sleep Well Pillow by HAY. $69 at Average.
This soft pillow from HAY is filled with polystyrene balls that are life savers on long haul flights. Available in two colours.
2 Kelim Cushion by Ferm Living. $110 at Stylegarage.
Don’t be fooled by the geometric pattern, this colourful handmade pillow is made using one of the oldest weaving techniques around, producing unique results every time.
3 Binu Binu Soap at Souvenir Studios.
These handmade architectural bars – precisely cut from huge soap slabs – are made in Toronto from 100% natural ingredients and essential oils that mom will love.
4 Vase Arrangement by Flùr. Starting at $75 (for delivery or pick-up).
“We love the shape and texture of local materials such as ranunculus and flowering branches,” says florist Chloe Fraser. Trust us: so will your mom.
5 Shake & Shot Rubber Masks by Dr. Jart+. $15, from Sephora.
Designed by international design juggernaut Pentagram, these ‘baby face’ face masks from Korea offer brightening, firming, sooting and hydrating skin benefits.
6 Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar by CXBO. $9, from Drake General Store.
A perfect made-in-Toronto treat that comes in a rainbow of colours and flavours. Mom’s new favourite: the white chocolate bar spiked with cherry, vanilla and pink peppercorn.
7 Porcelain Mug by Atelier Make. $44 at Likely General.
Pair one of these beautifully painted mugs with a gourmet tea mix or fragrant coffee beans and – boom – you’re the new favourite.