Mothers come in all different shapes and sizes. They each have their own personalities and quirks. So why is it okay to gift them the same things (like flowers or chocolates) to show them you care?
And, hello: not everyone likes bedazzled Hello Kitty cellphone covers (like your friend's mom did last year).
For unique Mother's Day finds that will put a smile on your mom's face, check out the 20 items below.
150 children in orphanages were asked three questions: What makes you sad? What makes you happy? What makes you afraid? These are their answers. <br><a href="https://shop.obakki.com/us/obakki-foundation/rhombus-shaped-scarf.html" target="_hplink">Of Words Graphic Rhombus Scarf</a>, Available at Obakki Online, $60.
Face it, they all do. Moms have -- probably -- the hardest jobs on the planet. To help your mom feel like she's in a relaxing spa environment (even when she's not) we recommend this spa collection from The Body Shop. <br><em><a href="http://www.thebodyshop.ca/en/body-products/body-scrubs/spa-wisdom-africa-ximenia-salt-scrub.aspx" target="_hplink">Spa Wisdom Africa</a>, Available at The Body Shop, $16 - $28. </em>
A lot of mothers have perfume collections -- some of them don't smell so good. This soft and floral scent from Elizabeth Arden is the perfect addition to a perfume collection. <br><em><a href="http://www.sears.ca/product/elizabeth-arden-green-tea-cherry-blossom-eau-de-toilette/608-000715797-GCBF40001" target="_hplink">Green Tea Cherry Blossom</a>, Available at The Bay, Sears, and Shoppers Drug Mart, $56. </em>
Protect mama's noggin when she's out and about with the this Cloche Raffia Hat.<br><em><a href="http://www.tilley.com/The-R10-Women-Cloche-Raffia-Hat.aspx" target="_hplink">Cloche Raffia Hat</a>, Available at Tilley, $100.</em>
For moms who love to lounge, this kimono robe is the perfect gift. <br><em><a href="http://diacollections.com/shw11010" target="_hplink">Classic Kimono Robe</a>, Available at DIA, $390. </em>
A perfectly practical, chic and super-soft outfit for the on-the-go and fashion-forward mom. The Net Top comes in black or cream and retails for $120. The Anguilla tube dress made from Modal comes in black, purple or heather grey and retails for $120. Can be found at www.seenolabel.com and select retailers nationwide.
Your mom's peepers need a little loving, too! <em><a href="http://www.sportinglife.ca/sportinglife/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=23927171&categoryId=EQUIPMENT_SUNGLASSES" target="_hplink">Oakley Limited Edition Fringe</a>, Available at Sporting Life, $130.</em>
Let your mom feel like a Queen for the day with this cute floral tea set.<br><em><a href="http://www.sears.ca/product/royal-albert-9-pc-tea-sets-country-rose-chintz/611-000102046-032081812" target="_hplink">Royal Albert 9-pc. Tea Sets Old Country Roses</a>, Available at Sears, $170. </em>
A sleek 'Mary Poppins' like bag! <em><a href="http://www.hsn.com/shoes-handbags/iman-platinum-iconic-leather-colorblock-bag-with-tassel-detail_p-6628339_xp.aspx" target="_hplink">IMAN Platinum Collection Leather Tassel Colorblock Satchel</a>, Available at HSN.com, $230. </em>
If your mom is always on the go -- as in travelling for work or pleasure -- give her a sleek gift she'll be able to tote around with her. <em><a href="http://www.taschen.ca/rimowa/site/" target="_hplink">Salsa Luggage Bags, Available at Rimowa.</a></em>
Sunny! Springy! Sexy! <em><a href="http://shop.elvafields.com/collections/necklaces/products/sunny-for-sure" target="_hplink">Sunny For Sure</a>, Available at Elva Fields, $198. </em>
This is also perfect for the mom who has everything. <em><a href="http://www.tiffany.ca/Shopping/Item.aspx?fromGrid=1&sku=GRP02710&mcat=148207&cid=130346&search_params=s+5-p+2-c+130346-r+-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+" target="_hplink">Mom Heart Tag Pendant</a>, Available at Tiffany & Co., $1,100</em>
With the jewelry collection your mother has amassed over the years, she needs an equally suitable container to keep them in. <em><a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/sophie-jewelry-box/?catalogId=86&bnrid=3382515&cm_ven=Gifts.com&cm_cat=Shopping&cm_pla=Feed&cm_ite=Gifts.com" target="_hplink">Sophie Jewelry Box</a>, Available at potterybarn.com, $64.99 - $199.00.</em>
With everything a mom has to tote around, it's smart to gift her great beauty goodies that won't take up too much room. These EOS products will also leave her hands and lips feeling refreshed. <em>EOS Hand Lotion, Available at Chapters, $4. </em>
We think we should all take a vow to ban ugly notebooks. These MAY BOOK finds allow you to <a href="http://www.maybooks.com/shop/" target="_hplink">customize and create your own book</a> for her, too! <em>Learn more at <a href="http://www.maybooks.com/" target="_hplink">MAYBOOKS.com</a>.</em>
A martini -- or any cocktail -- never looked as good as it does when poured into this glass. <em>Vitis Martini Glass, Available at Retailers Across Canada, $70. </em>
Does your mom love lathering on lotion? Help keep her skin looking youthful and healthy with this adorable skin care starter kit -- Perfect for when she goes on vacation. <em><a href="http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/skin-care/skin-care-travel-favorites/vitamin-e-skin-care-starter-kit.aspx" target="_hplink">Vitamin E Skin Care Starter Kit</a>, Available at The Body Shop, $25. </em>
Here's a way for your mom to subtly show everyone she loves animals in a cute and chic way: an adorable penguin pendant! <em><a href="http://www.disegnojewellery.ca/details.cfm?intLineID=6&intCategoryID=23&intProductID=200" target="_hplink">Emperor Penguin</a> (13 grams sterling silver), Available at disegnojewellery.ca, $80. </em>
If your mother can't get enough of nature, a terrarium is the perfect gift for her. You can bring her garden inside with this lovely <a href="http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/gifts/Terrarium-Teardrop-Large/882709055150-item.html" target="_hplink">Terrarium Teardrop</a>. <em>Available at Indigo, $39.50.</em>
What better way is there for mom to showcase her favourite pictures of you? <em><a href="http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/8-opening-dimensional-plaque-family/10026290?trail=&fromPLP=true&ancestorID=&searchString=&moduleName=&startSearch=&fromSearchBox=&addFacet=" target="_hplink">8-Opening Dimensional Plaque</a>, Available at Walmart. </em>