Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and here at Viveau HQ, we want to make sure you’re prepared and ready to celebrate all the wonderful moms, mommies, and maternal figures in your life. So, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Canadian-made gifts sure to please just about any mum on your list.
1. Local Laundry, Alberta
On a mission to donate $1M to local charities by 2030, Local Laundry makes a great addition to anyone’s closet. This socially and environmentally responsible clothing company makes 100% customizable “garments that look good and feel good — for yourself and your community.” Sounds good to us!
2. Cabin Journal Prints, Ontario
In a world full of disconnect, a handwritten note offers a special kind of communication. Owned, operated, and “you name it” by freelance illustrator Emily Taylor, Cabin Journal Prints makes connecting easy with beautifully designed stationary — a wonderful way of sending a little love to someone in your life.
3. Skinfix, Nova Scotia
Nothing says self-care like the perfect skin cream. We love Skinfix for their ultra-hydrating products and their commitment to sustainable ingredients, planet love packaging, and cruelty-free, vegan + beegan clean products. New to Skinfix? Their Barrier+ Lipid-Boost Body Cream is an excellent entry point to hydrated skin.
4. Mind Your Bees, Ontario
Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword for us at Viveau, but it is one of the many reasons why we love Mind Your Bees’ handmade, reusable beeswax food wraps. Let’s get real this Mother’s Day with an eco-friendly gift that keeps on giving (to the environment).
5. Vessi Footwear, British Columbia
For the woman in your life who does it all, give them the gift of a shoe that does it all: Vessi Sneakers. Comfortable, light, vegan, and 100% waterproof, these shoes are great for day-to-day wear and look amazing to boot (or sneaker). So, when you pick a pair out for mom, consider an “add to cart” purchase for yourself. Then, you can make a stylish splash together.
6. Mary’s Brigadeiro’s Handcrafted Chocolates, Ontario
Nothing says “Mother’s Day” quite like chocolate — and Mary’s chocolates are so good, you might even have to order a few extra. So, why not treat mom and yourself to mouth-watering flavours of Brazilian cappuccino, strawberry and cream, raspberry lemonade, and salted caramel crunch. (We’ll take six of each, please!)
More important than gifts is the time you share together. While lockdowns might make this Mother’s Day challenging for any in-person celebrations, be sure to call, text, email, FaceTime, Zoom, or whatever you need to do to connect with mom in a real way that’s true to you. From all of us here at Viveau, Happy Mother’s Day!