12 Standout Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Celebrating all mothers.

Photo of Maison Messika My Twin Collection by Jérémie Monnie

The day to celebrate the mother in your life is here on May 12, and NUVO has rounded up a few gift ideas, from stylish additions to her home and wardrobe to hair care, to give to her (besides some time to herself).



Ferragamo Hug Mini Bag

Ferragamo’s iconic Hug bag—wide straps around the sides imitate a hug, fastened with golden Gancio buckles at the front—is now available in a smaller edition, made with an unusual combination of raffia and calfskin leather. Like other signature designs, this mini comes with a shoulder strap that can be removed for different looks.






Gucci Interlocking G Floral Print Carré

The most versatile accessory in a wardrobe, a scarf is sure to be a gift with a lasting impression. Light pink, aquamarine, and green adorn this spring-themed emblematic scarf.





Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche Soap

Floral, citrus, woody, and jasmine scents from Chanel’s Chance Eau Fraîche perfume are infused in an upcoming release of a four-piece limited-edition set of hand and body soaps, adorned with Chanel’s motifs associated with its Chance scent. The soap paired with a spray or cream makes the fragrance last longer on the skin and is sure to make the compliments last as well. Available in select beauty stores on May 1.





Maison Messika My Twin Collection

A mother is a second self, according to Messika’s Mother’s Day collection. Inspired by the bond between a mother and her child, My Twin is an elegant array of diamond jewellery connecting similar yet different oval and square shapes that represent the two selves.






Canada Goose Elora Vest

Ideal as an outerwear piece to transition between seasons, this two-tone vest features three pockets, a zipper that opens both ways, and fleece lining inside the collar.





Helle Mardahl Pink & Brown The Basin Dish

For mothers who favour Scandinavian design, this sculptural dish made in Denmark would be an versatile gift for practical purposes or as a decor item. Made from mouth-blown glass by two artisans working together simultaneously, the pink top and base are joined in the middle by a brown glass bubble. This art object was created after Helle Mardahl’s vision of natural-shaped dishes in shades found in candy and sweet treats.





Clé de Peau Volumizing Supreme Set

An ideal travel kit for an upcoming vacation or simply an opportunity to try the French brand’s collection that aims to produce radiant skin, this set features a cream, serum, firming serum, and eye cream in a sophisticated pink travel case.





Commune Seymour Hair Duo Set

This vegan (and cruelty-free) hair-care set from U.K. brand Commune comes with reusable pumps in an eye-catching bottle. To protect the hair as well as cleanse it, key ingredients in the shampoo and conditioner include babassu seed oil and sea buckthorn oil, with natural scents of grapefruit, lemongrass, geranium, clary sage, lavender, hiba wood, and cypress.





Dyson’s Ceramic Pink and Rose Gold Collection

A special-edition collection for Mother’s Day, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, Airwrap, and Airstraight are available in elegant, soft tones of pale pink, plum, and rose—straying away from the brand’s usual brightly coloured hair tools. Inspired by pearls, a symbol of love, wisdom, purity, and fortune, the designs were drawn from the gemstone’s body colour, overtone, and sheen.






Dolce & Gabbana Smeg Citrus Juicer

From a collaboration with the iconic design house and vintage-style appliances brand Smeg comes a stainless steel juicer featured in a series of Dolce & Gabbana’s Mediterraneo designs. The pop of bright blue and white would be a charming addition to any Italian-inspired kitchen or patio.





Fellow Clyde Electric Kettle

Fellow aims to bring a café experience to the home with stylish stovetop and electric products. Designed for easy pouring, this electric kettle has a wide spout with a mesh covering to avoid dripping and a heat-resistant silicone top handle. It features an intuitive on/off switch and holds up to 1.5 litres.





Roam the Brand Candle

Hand poured in Vancouver, Roam the Brand is a collection of minimalist-style candles made in small batches from a toxin and paraben-free wax mix and FSC certified wood wicks. Inspired by the feelings evoked by travelling, the candles are named after familiar B.C. spots such as Victoria, Tofino and Whistler. Partial profits from selected products are donated to a coral restoration program called Coral Gardeners and a conservation effort called Polar Bears International.