A Canadian Moms Gift Guide

A moms self care gift guide gift for the holidays

Welcome to Diary of an Honest Mom’s gift guide for moms.

I have put together a list of my top 10 picks of gifts for moms and my favourite part is that they are all Canadian brands! Although, anyone is welcome to purchase of course. Whether you are looking to buy for another mama friend, you need some ideas to send to your partner, or want to grab something for yourself- I’ve got your covered at all different price points. 

And don’t leave too soon, there  is a SWEET giveaway you are going to want to enter at the end of this post!

As moms, we’re all so focused on the kids and everyone else around us that it is so easy to forget about ourselves. Mom’s deserve good, well thought out gifts too! After all, we are the ones to make the Christmas magic happen. We’ve planned, purchased, cooked, baked, cleaned, wrapped, organized and executed so many of the fine details about the holiday. If you are stuck on mom gifts, look no further, here is the list for you. 

Use code “HONESTMOM” at check out for any of these brands to snag yourself a discount anywhere from 10% to 20% off..

Just so you know, I may receive a small commission off of the purchase of *some* of these gifts if you purchase directly from my link. 

  1. Velvette 

@lovevelvette

Your secret to velvety, soft skin! Founded and formulated by a certified Cosmetic Chemist, we’ve created cruelty-free, vegan and plant-powered solutions customized just for you! From face, body, hair oils to exfoliating mitts and ice globes, we’ll help you achieve the skin of your dreams!

My Pick: Ice Globes for Face.

Moms are tired, it’s a fact. My ice globes help to wake me up and help me to not feel OR look as tired. 

The ice globes for face are a must for your morning or evening or anytime self care routine. They are the perfect home facial tool for reducing the appearance of under eye puffiness and facial swelling! Just place the ice globes in the freezer or refrigerator, and massage over your eyes, face and neck using your favorite skin care products. 

Use code “HONESTMOM” at the checkout for 10% off

2. Hanlyn Collective

@hanlyncollective

Hanlyn Collective is a Canadian designed, mama owned, ethically made, eco-friendly clothing brand which specializes in insanely soft bamboo lounge and sleepwear for the whole family. 

Fashionable and functional, Hanlyn Collective is thoughtfully designed for ultimate use and long lasting wear…with maximum comfort and cuteness!

My Pick: One Sweet Day Ladies Loungie Dress

Everybody loves new pyjamas! Well, maybe not crazy people. 

My Hanlyn Collective PJ’s are some of the softest and most comfortable that I have owned. I love how feminine this print is and the fact that you can get a matching loungie dress for your little one. This flowy style night dress is made for comfort with a flattering fit for all body types.

Made with insanely soft bamboo, this long sleeve perfect nighties length falls just to the knee with a v-neck and curved hem. The bamboo allows for a lot of give, making it easy to breastfeed while wearing too.

Go check these out and support a mama owned small biz. 

Grab yours with a 15% off discount from anything  in the store today. Code: “HONESTMOM”

Self care in motherhood isn't selfish. You are taking care of your kid's mom.

3. Elo & Jay 

@eloandjay

Luxe Oversized scrunchies with matching options for your minis! As a mom, the everyday struggle with hair, especially through the postpartum period is a challenge. Elo+Jay scrunchies are designed to give a full look and strong hold that stands up to motherhood.

My Pick: All the scrunchies.

Are you even a mom if you don’t wear your hair in a bun on the daily? Putting in my Elo & Jay scrunchies every morning feels like a treat. The quality of the material AND the elastic is unmatched by any other scrunchies I have tried (a lot) and there are SO many designs to choose from. 

Elo and Jay scrunchies are made by a Canadian mama with a dream to spend more time with her kiddos while also making arguably the best scrunchie you’ve ever used! Each scrunchie is cut, sewn and assembled by Megan in Alberta with the highest standards to give you the perfect scrunchie whether you have thin or thick hair. The hold and style are unbeatable. Treat yo’self. You won’t regret it.

 

Grab yours with a 15% off anything in the store today. Code: “HONESTMOM”

4. Just One

@shopjustone

JustOne is a social enterprise that follows fair trade practices to offer world changing fashion. Through the purchase of JustOne products, you are supporting skilled artisans around the world struggling with poverty. By purchasing their handicrafts, they are able to earn an income to provide for their families and build their capital in a dignified way. 

My Pick: Ahadi Earrings

If you follow me you know I wear these earrings non stop. There is something about them that just brings me hope and joy. I love that by purchasing from Just One I am empowered those working to support their families in developing nations. I love that I can make a difference in the world by wearing beautiful jewelry. 

Ahadi means “promise” in Swahili. These earrings remind us of a rainbow and we think of how a rainbow is the symbol of a promise. May they remind you of the promises that you are loved, valued and important! These beautiful handcrafted earrings are made from brass in Kibera slums, Kenya. Also see everything else at Just One, they have some stunning pieces. Go make a difference and look pretty doing it. 

Grab yours with a 10% off anything in the store today. Code: “HONESTMOM”

5. Days With Gray 

@dayswithgray

Days with Gray offers all things sassy and real. They aim at connecting with other women going through the same life stage as we are. Raw, honest & necessary in every mama’s life! We see you!

My pick: All the mugs. I can’t choose. 

Honestly, Days with Gray have THE best mug selection for moms I have seen, particularly if you’ve got a sarcastic streak much like myself. If you are looking for a unique gift for a mama in your life, look no further.  Bonus points, they are Canadian mama owned! Definitely go check out all of their mugs, you are bound to find the perfect one for a  mom in your life. 

I love that these 15oz ceramic mugs hold the amount of coffee or tea that you actually want- a lot. The printing on them holds up great and you cannot beat all of their unique designs. Every mom needs a sarcastic and true mug in their life, because let’s be honest, sometimes our coffee is the best part of our day. 

Grab yours with a 15% off anything in the store today. Code: “HONESTMOM”

6. Prairie Wilds

@prairiewilds

​​From drop off to date night you are worthy of clothing that makes you feel remarkable.  Prairie Wilds focuses on clothing made by women for women, but also has created these beautiful self care boxes. Their goal is to make you feel fabulous getting groceries or drinks with your besties – because you don’t have to be uncomfortable to look amazing! 

My Pick: Prairie Wilds Self Care box

By now you know the importance of self care. We cannot pour from an empty up. And while bubble baths and yummy smelling candles cannot fix everything, they sure can make the moments we steal away for ourselves more enjoyable. I love that this box has handpicked items from women-led businesses in Canada and the US. If there is anyone who knows what women want, it’s women. 

A curated collection of self care items from small shops that focus on organic, sustainable and natural ingredients. Some of the items in the box have been featured in magazines like British Vogue, Chatelaine and more. You can also add on an item from our Worthy Collection at a 20% discount at check out – so you can look fab too! Our goal is that you take time for yourself and indulge in the little things just for you! This is the perfect all in self care box for moms. 

Grab yours with a 20%  off anything in the store today. Code: “HONESTMOM”

Support small businesses this Holiday Season

7. This Little Light

@thislittle light

This Little Light is a delightful mama owned small business specializing in inspiring apparel. It all started with one sweater with the words “Raise Them Kind”

Here is the inspiration: Loving our children, teaching them about acceptance, diversity, standing up for the right thing, becoming an ally – these are the qualities that matter, and the values that will help impact change. 

Raise Them Kind is an invitation, a sentiment and a reminder of what really matters when we raise our children- to raise them kind. 

My Pick: Raise Them Kind

I love so many of their items but this one speaks to my soul because at the end of they this is the goal: to raise kind humans. I love the message behind it and I love support small Canadian businesses.  I will definitely be putting this on my Christmas list. 

Use code “HONESTMOM” for 15% off at checkout. 

Don’t leave yet, details for an exclusive giveaway coming at the end of this post!

8. Thoughtful Life & Home

@thoughtfullifehome

Thoughtful Life Co. brings together moms and parents who need the support of others — mainly encouragement — and of course, ideas to living with purpose in mind as you sit with your family at the table, watch a movie or do your bedtime routines. Our mission is to create a place for moms to feel loved, courageous.

My Pick: The Encourage-Mom-Pack

If you know anything about me you know I’m all about encouraging moms- especially the ones in the trenches. This package is filled with goodies to ENCOURAGE a Mama in your life! The original Encourage-a-Mom™ Pack includes: A beautiful, education and inspiring  Magazine-Journal,  Artisan Chocolate, Postcard, Kenyan Tea by Justea™, Plant-Based Lip Balm by @longwknd and  Then… if you wish, you can choose from their add-on accessories: HIGHLY RECOMMEND. 

What mom wouldn’t want a box of delights to encourage her and remind her that she is worth taking care of too. I especially recommend this one for moms of little ones. I love that in it there is a little bit of everything. Make sure to check out their other other items too, they have some really unique family gifts!

Grab yours with a 10% off of anything in the store today. Code: “HONESTMOM”

9. 13th Street Winery

@13thstreetwinery

Discover 13th Street Winery’s unique blend of WINE, FOOD & ART. Visit the tasting bar and enjoy their exceptional wines made from Ontario VQA grapes. Shop the 13thStreet Bakery for delicious baked goods, culinary delights and unique gifts and home décor. Grab a glass of wine and wander our grounds, sculpture gardens, and visit the 13th Street Gallery.

My Pick: Taste of 13th Street Enjoy Box

Hands down, 13th Street Winery wins the award for best winery in my books. Now I may be slightly biased as it is local to me, but they have fantastic wine, a glorious setting, art, a gift shop and the most delicious butter tarts on planet earth. They put together these delightful gift boxes with a little bit of everything to give you a taste of what they are all about- quality deliciousness. 

A Taste of 13th Street includes:

  • a bottle of our Expression Series 2019 (choose from Expression Riesling, Expression Pinot Grigio or Expression Cabernet Merlot)
  • a jar of our house-made Salsa
  • a jar of our house-made Apricot-Jalapeno Jelly
  • a jar of our house-made Gamay Jelly
  • a jar of our house-made Double Raspberry fruit jam
  • spice mix kit

Tell me a mom in your life would not drool at the thought of a gift box with food AND wine for a delightful night in with herself or some girlfriends. This gift box screams luxury to me- and there are even more options on the website!

If you order from them, use code “HONESTMOM” to get free shipping within Ontario on orders over $75!

10. SixSox

@sixsoxsilver

Sixsox is a quality Canadian sock  brand which specializes in Silver Yarn. Silver Yarn Technology that ensures added Comfort, Odour Protection & Better Hygiene while also being Eco-Friendly!

They are antimicrobial and ethically made which means they are both functional & sustainable.  I love that Sixsox has been able to combine style, comfort & functionality.

My Pick: Women’s Canuck Socks

Okay so who doesn’t love a new pair of cozy socks?! Only crazy people. I personally own this pair and absolutely love them. The silver technology stops your feet from getting stinky, they are adorable, and they are comfortable. The quality is fantastic, they are super cozy and they last and last. 

Alternatively, SixSox has a great selection of athletic socks, work socks and quirky designed socks. They are definitely worth checking out. 

Use code “HONESTMOM” to add an additional 10% off your order for 4 pairs or more- giving you a total of 20% off. 

Mega Moms Holiday Gift Giveaway

Want to win a gift from the brands featured in this guide valued at over $300, just in time for Christmas?!
Subscribe to my Honest Mom’s Inner Circle where there will be an exclusive giveaway including products from many of these brands. The prize is valued at over $300 and will be drawn on December 10th meaning it will be shipped to you just in time for Christmas.
To enter the draw, simply subscribe to the Honest Mom’s Inner Circle (BELOW)  and share this gift guide from my Instagram post to your stories to enter! Don’t forget to tag me @diaryofanhonestmom


Well, that’s it for this year. I loved putting together this list of items for Holiday gifts for moms. To be honest I would be more than happy with any or ALL of these things.

Support these Canadian businesses this year by shopping this guide and let me know what you think. Comment which of these items you would be excited to get on Christmas morning.  

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I’m Libby, a relatable mom of 2 but also a recovering perfectionist, anti-mom shamer, mental health advocate and generational cycle breaker! I don’t take myself seriously and want you to know that you are a good mom.

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