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Easy peasy gift ideas for mom

When you were little, giving was easy. You would make your mom a card or a picture and she gushed over it. Now, your artwork isn’t so cute and you’re suddenly stumped when it comes to buying your mom a Mother’s Day gift.
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Here are some winning ideas to get you on mom’s good side:
Say cheese!
Take your mom to a special photo shoot where she can have her photo taken with all her grown children or just her grandchildren. Find a photo studio, such as Magenta Studio Photo, Loblaws, or a private photographer, but make sure you book well in advance. You won’t be the only one with this thoughtful idea! 
If you already have that extra-special picture, visit for ideas on turning it into a big canvas print, collage or metal print.
Treat her like a queen
Treat your mom to high tea. There’s no better way to spend the afternoon than to while it away sipping on tea from fine china and enjoying fancy desserts or scones with jam. Research hotels and tea shops in your area and reserve early for Mother’s Day.
Spend it as a family
If you live close to your mom, why not spend the day together as a family. Do something fun and out of the ordinary, like a day or overnight trip to a place like Great Wolf Lodge, a massive water park in Niagara Falls. Enjoy high tea, mom and me manicures, brunch, bouquet making and more. Or pamper yourself at their spa and salon with a seasonal body wrap or relaxation massage. In the evening, enjoy story time under the stars with the kids and family adventure quests. Find a place and an activity that is special to you and your family and enjoy it together.
Personalize it
Buy your mom a personalized gift she brag about – and treat yourself, while you’re at it! For instance, Lovelinx Jewellery Design can help you create a personalized charm bracelet or pendant with your children’s fingerprints and photos. “Our grandmothers love to wear their grandchildren’s precious photos,” says Lovelinx owner Christie Lance-Reaume. “We have been told that our necklaces and bracelets take the place of grandma’s ‘brag book’ in a far more stylish, chic and classic way.” Order early so it arrives on time. 
If she’s a fan of stationery, go to a site like to create a unique address stamp, embosser or stationery kit. You can even customize a “From the library of” stamp if she’s famous for her book collection. 
There are also sites like that will easily help you turn your favourite memories together into a one-of-a-kind photo book or calendar.
Above all, remember that it’s the thought that counts. No matter what you choose to do, it’s sure to be special.

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