Mother's Day gift ideas brought to you by Canadian companies started by women

Lifestyle expert Julia Black shares ideas to help you spoil the special women in your life.
April 27, 2020 10:31 a.m. EST
April 27, 2020 3:25 p.m. EST
While Mother's Day might be looking a little different this year due to physical distancing, there are still a ton of ways to make Mom feel special. With tons of great DIY ideas and giftable products, lifestyle expert Julia Black broke down her top picks for the most important woman in your life. The best part? These are all from Canadian companies, started by women.Here are some DIY projects to get you started, plus check out the gallery below for more great gift ideas. Watch the video above for even more from Julia!


'My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule'

Fill out a fun time capsule with the kids for Mother's Day. You can include some photos from this time, a journal of the days, local newspaper pages, any art work they've created, family pictures, special memories, or pretty much anything you want to remember this historic period. Get creative and fill out the capsule with the kids' current interests, favourite movies, toys, food, and how they're feeling every day. You can even include hand prints!

DIY Face Masks

For morning de-puff:
  • 1 tablespoon instant or ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon powdered tumeric
  • 1 tablespoon of full-fat Greek yogurt.
Make sure face is clean and then apply the mask for 15-20 minute. Helps provide antioxidants and de-puff the skin. Also, turmeric adds anti-inflaming properties and vitamin C, and coffee also adds caffeine and exfoliates!For evening hydrating, smoothing mask:
  • 1 full mashed avocado
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Full of fatty acids to hydrate and plump your skin! Leave on for 15 minutes.[video_embed id='1674729']RELATED: Mother's Day gift ideas ranging from under $25 to around $100[/video_embed]

DIY Wine Tags and Flower Sticks

Oftentimes the simplest gestures are the sweetest, and there’s no sweeter way than showing your love for someone, and especially moms, than a bouquet of flowers. If your local florist is available to you via online ordering andor contactless delivery then that’s a great option, and you’re supporting your local shops. The bouquet featured in the segment is from Tonic Blooms - find it in the gallery below.I’ve made these with finger paints (Potted bouquet card), the back of pencils and a heart stencil (dotted-heart card), and egg cartons! And when in doubt, a bottle of Rose paired with a homemade card will surely make your mom smile from ear-to-ear.

Homemade cards and painted rocks

To add something special, a handmade card from the kids is so heartwarming, albeit sometimes hilarious, and makes the perfect gift. Plus, get crafty and get the kids to make some cute painted rocks as a fun art project that doubles as a sentimental gift. [gallery ids="/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/Monogrammed-robe-silk-sleeping-mask-1.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/MAMA-NECKLACE-AND-EARRINGS-FROM-BLUBOHO.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/LOVE-LINEAGE-NECKLACE-AND-EARRINGS.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/Sweaters-from-Brunette-the-Label.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/LOUNGE-WEAR-FROM-KNIX.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/GIFT-BOX-FROM-WONDERKIND.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/Aloe-plant-pot-from-Etsy.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/TEAPOT-HERBAL-TEAS.jpg,/content/dam/bellmedia/more-loop/2020/04/27/Statement-farmboy.jpg"][video_embed id='1861079']BEFORE YOU GO: Last-minute gift ideas that don’t look last-minute[/video_embed]

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