Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Pandemic Edition

This Mother’s Day in lockdown is going to be very different than what we’ve been used to. We’re all missing family and friends, and there’s no better time to let Mom know how much you love her. All these gift ideas are available to purchase online for delivery direct to her door.

A Unique Mother’s Day card


Tell Mom you truly love and value her! More than toilet paper, even more than disinfecting wipes! But don’t speak moistly on her.

Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley is one of the great memoirists of the graphic novel format. Following the completion of her pregnancy memoir Kid Gloves (and the birth of her baby), Lucy embarked on a new project: documenting new motherhood in short, spontaneous little cartoons, which she posted on her Instagram, and which quickly gained her a huge cult following among other moms.

Oh, I remember this feeling!

The best of those wildly popular little cartoons are collected in this adorable gift book, Go to Sleep (I Miss You), a perfect read for expecting parents, new parents, and anyone who loves funny, relatable comics storytelling. As a mother of two, I can relate to almost every cartoon in here, and Lucy’s gently self-deprecating sense of humour will help carry Mom through the longest days and nights of pandemic parenting.

Where’s the F*cking Toilet Paper? Coloring Book

This hilarious adult coloring book includes humorous quotes related to quarantine, social distancing, self-isolating, toilet paper, the virus, pandemic, swear word coloring pages, and other topical content. Stress-relieving coloring book designs include flowers, patterns, zentangle, mandalas, frames, people, cuss words, and more, printed single-sided for coloring convenience!

Add a package of fresh colored pencils, markers, gel pens, or even crayons so Mom can stay home and colour away the pandemic chaos.

Tea Set for One

Mom needs a chance to put her feet up and enjoy a cup of tea on her own! This bright and colourful bluebird teapot and teacup set makes just enough tea for one. Add some Double Bergamot Earl Grey, chamomile spearmint, or her favourite looseleaf tea for a perfectly relaxing gift.

Nature Bee Wax Wraps

For the eco-conscious mom who’s always looking for ways to reduce her footprint, wax wraps are an environmentally-friendly replacement for wasteful plastic wrap. Nature Bee wax food wraps are locally made in Victoria, BC from 100% organic cotton, beeswax, pine tree resin, and jojoba oil.

Need another reason to support this local company? Nature Bee is currently donating 15% of all sales back to front line workers in the way of meals, supplies, and other essential needs during this time.

Vintage Merlot Gourmet Sea Salt

Is Mom taking advantage of time at home to do some experimenting in the kitchen? Treat her with a bottle of flavoured sea salt infused with dried and aged Merlot grape skins. This gourmet salt makes a wonderful addition to gravy and sauces, and the rich, deep color makes it a visually stunning finishing salt too!

DIY Nourishing Masks

Mom won’t be visiting a day spa anytime soon, so make sure she still gets some well-deserved pampering with a DIY nourishing mask kit. This Oleum Vera kit comes with certified organic ingredients to make 5 different DIY organic masks: Gentle Mask with rose petals, Glow Mask with spirulina, Eye Lift Mask with pomegranate, Cleansing Grains with oats, and Body-Firming Mud with turmeric. Includes enough ingredients to make each mask 3 times. Just add water and mix in the included mixing bowl.

“Keep Fucking Going” Cuff Bracelet

Parenting in quarantine is exhausting. Remind Mom to hang in there with an inspirational cuff bracelet in hypoallergenic aluminum, brass, copper, or sterling silver with a secret message hand stamped on the inside: “Keep fucking going…” This bracelet measures 1/4″ wide and 6″ long, and can be gently adjusted to fit most wrists.

Luxury Hand Creams

All that hand washing leaves Mom’s hands dry and itchy. She needs some moisturizing hand cream! This set blends vitamin E, natural oils, and botanical extracts in 12 lightly scented luxury purse-sized hand creams to hydrate, soften, and heal dry skin. Scents include pomegranate, jojoba, freesia, cucumber melon, rosemary, avocado, white tea and aloe, jasmine, lavender, rose water, coconut, and olive oil.

Wine and Banana Bread Basket

Spoil Mom with a delicious basket of wine and banana bread for her special day! Hazelton’s delivers across Canada and the US.

Insulated Wine Tumblers

With celebrations and Happy Hour all happening at home for the foreseeable future, Mom would love a set of stainless steel, double-wall vacuum insulated wine tumblers. Unbreakable tumblers let her enjoy a glass of wine without over warming, spills, or accidents. This set includes a removable ABS lid with a hole to add a drinking straw if you like.

Extra Large Heating Pad

After a long day working from home or bent over the kitchen table trying to teach grade 4 math, an electric heating pad will help relax Mom’s tired muscles and soothe cramps. This extra large pad is big enough to heat her neck, shoulders, and lower back at the same time.

Gardening Stool with Tools

For the mom who loves gardening (or is considering growing a pandemic vegetable garden just in case), save her back and knees with a handy folding gardening stool. This one comes with plenty of storage to keep her tools, gloves, bottle of water, and other gardening supplies.


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  • Done! I just ordered that beautiful teapot for my mother. I haven’t seen her in 2 months and I think she’ll love getting it in the mail.

  • Cute ideas! I’ll probably send some kind of basket to my mother-in-law in Hamilton. We wouldn’t be able to visit her this year even without this whole covid thing.