Mother's Day Gift Guide: 2016 Edition

Yo mama so fly, birds be like "daaaang girl you makin' us look bad". And a fly mama like that deserves the perfect Mother's Day gift! There are tons of wonderfully ethical gifts for all kinds of mamas out there, so we compiled a list of some of our favourites!

Artsy Mama

Custom Portraits | A hand drawn portrait of you and your ma or your family makes for the perfect Mother's Day memento. We love the totally adorable portraits by I Love The MoonLittle Me Paper Co!

The Perfect Card | Already bought just what mom wanted and searching for a card to match? Little Me Paper Co. illustrates feelings for our moms perfectly! 

Art Classes | We are all about choosing to "gift" experiences over things! Join in on a 4Cats art workshop, get creative with Heart & Swirl's art & wine workshop, dabble in painting at a pub with Paint Nite or go freestyle with Raw Canvas.  Raw Canvas has a special Mother's Day event that you can sign up for here.

Cozy Mama

Comfy Basics | It would be impossible for ma not to love this crazy comfy eco-friendly t shirt from Encircled, made ethically in Toronto.

Sheepskin Slippers | Handcrafted in Montreal, Garneau slippers are made to last and will make ma feel snug all day!

Soy Candle | The warmth and scent of  Naturasoy candles made in Okotoks, AB add instant coziness to any home or office.

Pampered Mama

Natural Pedicure An all-natural pedicure at the Natural Art of Skincare offers your mama a chance to relax and feel extra cared for. 

DIY Spa Gift Set | If a spa treatment is out of your budget, make your own spa gift set with Butter London's "7-free" nail polish, a SeaLuxe bath tea from Little Blue Canoe and natural body soaps and scrubs from Mint & Daisy

Fancy Mama

Calgary-Made JewelleryAlora Boutique is a mother-daughter duo that handcraft uniquely gorgeous necklaces from recycled brass and glass, each with a symbolic positive message.

Eileen Fisher | Treat your mama to a luxurious sweater or scarf from Eileen Fisher and you might be tempted to drop some strong hints about her letting you borrow it from time to time!

Flowers | Looking for the more traditional gift of flowers? Order from Antheia Floral Boutique, offering flora that has been exclusively ethically sourced.

Athletic Mama

Free Label Top | Comfy, stylish and long-lasting, Free Label's "bamboo basics" will easily become an everyday essential for a mama on-the-go.

Inner Fire Leggings | Sustainably made in Vancouver, Inner Fire offers a variety of colourful leggings to suit any mama's active wear needs. 

Mother's Day Run & Walk | Register as a mother-daughter team or as a family for the Calgary Mother's Day Run & Walk to raise awareness and funds for Neonatal Intensive Care Units and the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. 

Justice-Seeking Mama

Cambio Market Cambio Market is an online ethical lifestyle store based in Toronto, ON. Cambio offers high quality, handmade and fair trade accessories, homewares and cards with a unique social impact and story for each item. We are especially smitten with their Olivia & Diego upcycled jewellery line as well as their completely adorable greeting cards.  

Dignify blanket | Dignify offers women a chance to shop for what they love while also feeling great about what they are buying. Their gorgeous kantha blankets are hand-stitched by vulnerable Bangladeshi women who are able to leave high risk situations (living on the street, sex work) because of the opportunity to garner income from blanket-making.

IJM Gift catalog International Justice Mission is a world-renowned organization that rescues and restores victims of severe injustice all over the globe. Their gift catalog offers specific ways to honor a loved one through the gift of international justice.