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    39 Unique Mother's Day Gifts, Because Your Mom Seriously Does Not Need Another Candle

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    1. A tea timer that'll let them know exactly how long to brew their black, green, and white teas. Now they'll never be stuck drinking a watered-down Orange Pekoe or English Breakfast blend.

    The timer on a table
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $18.

    2. An itty bitty USB disco ball, so they can bring the party with them, wherever they go. Reviewers love how bright it is and say that it can actually light up an entire room.

    USB disco balls plugged into two phones
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with an iPhone, type-C, and Android micro adapters, so they can use it no matter what model they have.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    3. A terracotta toad house that'll encourage tailless amphibians to take up residence in their garden. It'll offer safety from predators and will look heckin' cute next to their begonias.

    The toad house in a garden
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $41.50.

    4. A portable laptop desk with a cushioned wrist pad and base that'll keep them comfy during long hours of surfing and scrolling. It has a built-in slot for their tablet, so it won't tip over while they're working.

    A person using the laptop desk while sitting on a couch
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    5. A scratch-off movie bucket list that'll turn them into a full-fledged cinema buff upon completion. They've probably already seen a handful, so they can start scratching off titles as soon as they open their gift.

    The movie scratch-off poster with a few titles scratched off
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.36. Available in four styles.

    6. A watercolour paint set that'll help them unleash their inner artist (because they're the next Van Gogh, duh). It comes with everything they'll need to get started, so they won't have to purchase extra bells and whistles.

    A person using the kit to paint oranges
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with a synthetic watercolor brush, refillable brush, pencil sharpener, drawing pencil, 36 paints, and ten sheets of watercolor paper.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.40.

    7. A heat-up compression eye mask that'll massage their face, making it great for headaches and eye strain. It has built-in Bluetooth speakers that'll help them block out the outside world, so they can really chill out.

    Two people wearing compression eye masks
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $79.99. Also available in black.

    8. A Buddha Board, so they can find their zen through art. It's basically an adult Etch A Sketch — they can create masterpieces with the included brush in water and their doodles will disappear as the water evaporates.

    A person painting a flower on their Buddha Board
    @buddhaboard / Via instagram.com

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.95.

    9. A set of cat-shaped self-watering globes that'll keep their plant friends happy and healthy. They'll slowly seep water into soil over three weeks, so they won't need to stress if they forget to give them their daily dose of H2O.

    Three self-watering globes in a plant
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    10. A gin-making kit, so they can create their own artisanal boozy beverages. It comes with everything they'll need to concoct some seriously tasty spirits and plenty of recipes, if they don't know where to start.

    The gin kit in a box
    Simons / Via simons-ca.c2ukkg.net

    It comes with two bottles, one funnel, one sieve, juniper berries, rosemary, grapefruit herbs, two labels, and a prep guide.

    Get it from Simons for $67.95.

    11. A pack of word magnets that'll help them create their daily mantras right on their fridge. The set comes with 300 words, so they can even use it to start putting together their future award-winning novel.

    A box of megnetic words
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $13.50.

    12. A Tile Slim Bluetooth tracker, if all of their things are constantly going MIA. This model is thin enough to slide into a wallet and will help track down their lost item in seconds.

    A person putting the tracker into their passport case
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    I have this one, and honestly, I can't say enough good things about it. If your mom is constantly losing their shit, this will change his life. All they have to do is ring their missing device from their phone or find its GPS location with the help of the free app. No more retracing their steps only to come up empty handed.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    13. A deck of Art Oracle cards that'll gift them with words of wisdom inspired by greats like Picasso, Pollock, and Kahlo when they're stuck in a creative rut. They're also just really pretty to display on a coffee table.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    If you want to go the extra mile, pair it with a set of art supplies.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.05. Also availble in music and fashion packs.

    14. A transparent birdhouse that'll stick right onto their window, so they can make some winged pals and squirrel friends. It has a dual-compartment feeding tray that slides out, making it easy to refill.

    A bird inside of the birdhouse eating seeds
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $42.09.

    15. A speedy egg cooker that'll whip up a protein-packed breakfast for them in mere minutes. It doesn't need to be monitored, so they can take a shower or do their makeup while it gets down to business.

    The egg cooker with hard boiled eggs inside
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    One BuzzFeed writer loves how versatile it is — you can use it to boil and poach eggs, and cook omelets.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.32+. Available in four colours.

    16. A cross-stitching kit that'll help them create some beautiful new artwork with their own two hands. It's suitable for beginners, so they won't even need to be a seasoned pro with a needle and thread to get the job done.

    The kit laid out
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    It comes with a hoop, fabric, thread, needles, and instructions (so they won't need to purchase any extras).

    Get it from Indigo for $49.95. Available in three styles.

    17. A karaoke microphone that they can belt their favourite tunes into. Fair warning: This will probably be busted out at future family gatherings, so be prepared to perform a number of your own.

    A person on their knee singing into the microphone
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99. Available in nine colours.

    18. A crème brûlée pan, so they won't have to go to a restaurant to enjoy their favourite indulgent dessert. If you want to go all out, pair it with a torch, so that they can acheive that perfect carmelized crust, too.

    Four desserts inside the pan
    @chicagometallic / Via instagram.com

    It comes with a baking pan, chrome wire rack, and four ramekins.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.87.

    19. An Andy Warhol Lego set that's trickier than those rockets and castles they helped you make when you were a kid (and give them some new art to display when it's completed). It has 3,332 pieces, so it'll keep them busy for a while.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You may want to grab them some trays to help sort their pieces (they can be used for puzzles, too).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $126.97 (originally $149.97).

    20. A portable beach tent that'll shield them from the sun when they're relaxing in the sand (or in the backyard). It folds into a portable pouch, making it easy to tote from place to place.

    Two tents on a beach
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $59.50. Available in three patterns.

    21. A personal humidifier that'll make their space feel less like the Sahara. Instead of filling the base with water, they can plug any old plastic water bottle into the top. Now they won't feel bad about having a few single-use ones lying around their house, because this baby will give them a second life.

    A water bottle attached to the humidifier
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $32.99.

    22. A lil' frothing pot that'll help them craft barista-level beverages, so they won't have to leave their house to have a latte. It doubles as a heater, if they want to warm up a frosty beverage without popping it in the microwave.

    A person pouring frothed milk out of the pot
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It can also heat and froth simultaneously!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $69.99.

    23. A fancy-shmancy Cricut Joy machine that'll help them tackle just about every crafting project under the sun. Whether they want to create labels for their pantry jars or customize cards, this will make their DIYs easier than ever.

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    You may want to throw in some starter tools and adhesive paper, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $178.06 (originally $240.49).

    24. A set of tiny skull-shaped plant pots, because they're not a regular plant parent; they're a cool plant parent. Reviewers love how their succulents and cacti look like crazy hairdos on their lil' craniums.

    Three skull-shaped plant pots on a table with succulents inside of them
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $24.98. Also available in black.

    25. A handmade floral camera strap that'll save them from dropping their device and scuffing their lens. If you want to take it to the next level, get it customized with their name or initials.

    The strap on a camera
    Etsy / Via bit.ly

    Get it from CandyLeather on Etsy for $29.95+. Available with and without personalization.

    26. A set of granite whiskey stones that will keep their drinks icy cold, but won't water them down. I'm not saying you should pair it with a bottle of whiskey, but…you should probably pair it with a bottle of whiskey.

    Several whiskey stones next to and inside a glass of whiskey
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The set comes nine stones and a storage bag so none of them go missing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99 (originally $18.99). Also available in a darker colour.

    27. A holographic PopSockets wallet that'll give them a better grip on their phone and keep their essential cards all in one place. Now they won't have to worry about forgetting their Visa OR dropping their phone.

    A person holding their phone by the grip
    PopSockets / Via youtube.com

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99. Available in ten colours/patterns.

    28. A password logbook, if they can never remember their login info for anything. It has spaces for websites, software license numbers, and home network settings (basically, all the important stuff).

    The logbook surrounded by a keyboard and a flower
    @peterpauperpress / Via instagram.com

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Also available in solid black, map, watercolour, and hydrangeas patterns.

    29. A leather tool holder that they can slide onto any belt, instantly making any ensemble more functional and fashionable. It has plenty of clasps and pockets, so whether they want to tote around tools, art supplies, or everyday necessities, it's bound to come in handy.

    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get it from Simons for $56. Available in two colours.

    30. A sleek grow light that'll brighten up any dark corner or cranny in their home, making it ready for indoor gardening. They can even connect it to a free app to control their lighting situation from afar and set up a schedule for their plant babies.

    The grow light above two plants
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    Get it from Indigo for $180.

    31. A handy AeroPress device that uses total immersion and pressure to make rich coffee and espresso shots, so they can be their own barista in the great outdoors. It comes with a mug and travelling lid, but you may want to throw in a bag of coffee.

    Aeropress / Via aeropress.com, Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    One BuzzFeed writer says that it's great for when you have limited resources, like camping on adventures, or want to level up your coffee situation at the office (because nobody loves office coffee).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $48.99.

    32. A microwave popcorn popper that'll help them make movie theatre-level snacks in the comfort of their own home. It has a butter melter built into the lid, so they won't need to dirty any extra dishes to elevate their kernels.

    The popcorn popper filled with popcorn
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Add some kernels to complete the gift!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.31. Also available in a larger size.

    33. A petite bee house that'll give their buzzing neighbourhood friends a place to call home. It's a sheltered mini hive that'll save them from getting disrupted when they're taking a break from pollinating.

    The bee house on an outdoor pillar
    Simons / Via simons.ca

    Get it from Simons for $17.

    34. A personalized leather coffee cup holder that'll attach right to their handlebars, so they won't have to pull a dangerous juggling act while they ride. You can even get it stamped with their initials to make it more personal.

    A person putting a coffee cup in the holder
    Etsy / Via bit.ly

    Get it from HerbertandWinifred on Etsy for $90.53.

    35. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll provide hours upon hours of fun, so they'll never be bored again. It's small enough to pop in their bag, so they can take it with them on road trips and cottage adventures.

    A person holding the Nintendo Switch in front of plants
    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    I love playing games, but I find a lot of handheld systems too bulky for my liking. This model is great because it doesn’t have joy-cons that slide off like the original and is a little less weighty, making it easier to tote around. It'll also save you a bit of money (it's over $100 less!).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $254.99. Available in four colours.

    36. A tie-dye mask kit, so they can create their own unique accessories. It has enough supplies to make two masks, so they can experiment with different colours and patterns.

    A person using the tie-dye kit
    Indigo / Via chapters.indigo.ca

    It comes with two masks, three bottles filled with dye, elastics, and gloves.

    Get it from Indigo for $16.

    37. A vegan cheese-making kit, if your mama is not down with dairy, but loves traditionally cheesy dishes. They can use the kit to craft faux mozz, cheddar, and ricotta, meaning they can make a ton of different recipes with their creations.

    Simons / Via simons.ca

    It's also gluten free and comes with a reusable cheesecloth, cheese thermometer and strainer, nutritional yeast, agar-agar, pectin, calcium, tapioca starch, garlic powder, citric acid, cheese salt, instructions, and recipes.

    Get it from Simons for $39.50.

    38. A double-walled tumbler with an extra-wide straw that's ideal for smoothies and boba-filled beverages. It's totally insulated, so it'll keep their hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.

    Two people cheersing their double-walled tumblers
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.98.

    39. And finally, a colouring book filled with illustrations of sassy animals sipping boozy libations (I mean, what more could they want?). Each colouring page includes a drink recipe, so it'll help them become a seasoned mixologist, too.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.78.

    Your mom when they receive their gift:

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