Sunday, May 12, is all about your mom.
Mother's Day, which falls on the same day in Canada and the United States, is the official holiday to celebrate your mother.
So what do you buy the woman has changed your diapers and knows you inside out?
With this day also being Canada's third largest greeting card holiday (following Valentine's Day and Christmas), we suggest staying away from typical gifts like tulips and necklaces, and instead, getting personal and creative.
For example, you can cook your own Mother's Day feast at home instead of stressing out to book a reservation at a hard-to-get and impersonal brunch at a restaurant. Instead of buying a sappy greeting card, why not go the extra mile and record your own Mother's Day video?
What do you do for your mom on Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments below.
And if you're still looking to spend cash, check out our Mother's Day gift guide:
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
For The Mom Who Loves Her City:
Canadian designer Nicole Tarasick has created these airport code pillows, perfect for the frequent flyer or the expat.
Airport Code Pillows by Nicole Tarasick, $65, available on Etsy.
For The Mom Who Collects Plates:
Some of us have mothers who love their plate collections — so much so that she keeps them in glass cabinets as display items. This Mother's Day, she'll love you for adding these bright finds to her collection.
La Med Melamine Dinner Plates, $60, available at Williams-Sonoma.
For The Mom With A Sweet Tooth:
This is the perfect Mother's Day gift that YOU can benefit from as well. Fun fact: this ice cream maker also includes the largest ice cream bowl capacity in the industry.
Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker, available at retailers across Canada.
For The Mom Who Loves Flowers:
Yes, flowers are the typical go-to Mother's Day gift, but this year check out these paper flower bouquets by Paper Portrayals.
Paper Flower Bouquet, $65 (USD), available on Etsy.
For The Mom Who Has Clutter:
Okay, just hear us out. Sometimes, our parents aren't always that organized. To help Mom keep track of her finances, give her this practical electric organizer.
NeatReceipts, $180, available at Neat.com.
For The Mom Who Loves To Bake:
For anyone who has grown up with a mother who loves to bake fresh treats, surprise her with this spring-inspired cake stand.
Floral Cake Stand, $50, available at Pier 1 Imports.
For The Mom Who Needs Time Off:
Sometimes, Mom just needs to get away. But if a tropical vacation isn't in the near future, Spa Finder lets you buy gift cards that can be used at 2,000 different Canadian spas.
For The Mom Who Likes Her Gadgets:
Browse the Web, read a book or just watch funny viral videos. This tablet is decently priced and has a seven-inch display.
Google Nexus 7, $240, available at Future Shop.
For The Mom Who Misses Her Kids (All Moms!):
Face it, your mom loves your face. We know frames are simple and popular go-to gifts, but this year try adding an old photo of you and your mom. She'll appreciate it.
I Love Mom Frame, $15, available at Indigo.
For The Mom Who Likes Decorative Pieces:
OK, if the last one was too cheesy for you, we also have these stunning semi-precious, hand-polished agate frames. RabLabs Obra Frames, $58, available at RabLabs.com.
For The Mom Who Still Loves Cards:
Sick and tired of boring cards? Check out these fun and customized cards on Etsy. (No, seriously, there's a whole page.)
You Da Bomb Diggity, $4 (USD), available on Etsy.
For The Mom Who Likes Her Cup Of Tea:
Simple, cute and fun. These tea cups will brighten up any kitchen.
Dotto Mug, $12, available at Anthropologie.
For The Mom Who Loves To Write:
Make Mother's Day special this year by getting your mom a stunning leather notebook. She can use it as an agenda or just write down her thoughts.
Spring Blossom Journal, $18, available at Indigo.
For The Mom Who Loves (Or Hates) Mornings:
Get your mom's mornings going with this colourful coffee and espresso maker.
Nespresso U D50, $200, available at The Bay.
For The Mom Who Needs A Night Off:
Cheers! Pop open a bottle of wine (we recommend this Chardonnay from Jackson-Triggs) and give a toast to thank your mom for everything she's done.