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Travel-Friendly Mother's Day Gifts

From limited-edition sandals to a multipurpose cashmere blanket, these presents promise happy travels for mom.

Binchotan Eye Mask

Binchotan Eye Mask, $36

Infused with binchotan powder (a type of Japanese charcoal known for its purifying qualities), the inside of this eye mask relieves fatigue and puffiness around the eyes. This jet-lag lifesaver has a silky satin front, an additional strip of light-blocking fabric and two straps with an adjustable Velcro band that join at the back of the head for added comfort.


Tweezerman Rose Gold Love Story Gift Set

Tweezerman Rose Gold Love Story Gift Set, $59

Your mom doesn’t need to be a beauty expert to appreciate this stylish set of rose gold tweezers and eyelash curler. The metallic hand-filed precision tweezers allow her to achieve picture-perfect brows, while the double body design of the curler helps her reach every lash. The practical set comes with a matching travel case that will fit nicely in her purse or carry-on.


Kit and Ace Cashmere Wearable Blanket

Kit and Ace Cashmere Wearable Blanket, $348

Whether draped over shoulders, wrapped like a scarf or worn like a sweater, this soft wearable blanket will keep mom warm on the airplane and stylish once she reaches her destination. Made by Vancouver-based Kit and Ace, this 100-percent cashmere blanket features a fringed hem and deep front pockets.


Bite Beauty’s Mother’s Day Gift Set

Bite Beauty’s Mother’s Day Gift Set, $45

Make her blush with Toronto-based Bite Beauty’s made-for-mom gift set, featuring a lip gloss and two multisticks, all handmade using natural, organic ingredients like Manuka honey and fruit butters. Designed to use on cheeks, lips and eyelids, the creamy cashew- and gelato-coloured multisticks will give mom a radiant glow and help streamline her travel kit. The Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Gloss, blended with regenerative shea butter, brings the look together, and the floral-print pocket mirror is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.


Hudson’s Bay Company x Teva

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Hudson’s Bay Company x Teva, $99

Help mom celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in style with these limited-edition sandals, a collaboration between the Hudson’s Bay Company and Teva. Featuring a leather top sole and rubber outsole, this multistrap sandal combines the classic Teva design and the iconic HBC stripes – a perfect mix of style and comfort.


Caudalie Grape Water

Caudalie Grape Water, $14

Between changing temperatures, dry airplanes and exposure to unfamiliar fabrics, travel can be hard on the skin. Make sure your mom’s dermis stays hydrated with this soothing water mist extracted from organic grapes from vineyards in Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy. Rich in nutrients, mineral salts and active plant ingredients, Caudalie’s Grape Water is perfect for sensitive and irritated skin. It provides instant and long-lasting hydration that will keep her feeling refreshed from takeoff to landing.


The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel, $17.87

Give your mom a renewed perspective on travel (and airplane reading material) with author Alain de Botton’s bestselling book. Through a collection of humorous personal reflections and selections from thinkers and artists like Flaubert and Van Gogh, the author offers insights into making the most of the pleasures and sorrows of travelling. From the beaches of Barbados to the blue skies of Provence, de Botton advises travellers to remain curious, excited and aware of the sublime.


Lucia Room Spray

Lucia Room Spray, $28

Make any hotel room feel like home with Lucia’s collection of room sprays. From wild ginger and fresh figs to sea watercress and chai tea, these travel-size bottles banish unpleasant odours. Blended in Canada using pure natural oils, the fragrances can be spritzed on linens, fabrics, cushions and pillows.


Lululemon Fast Track Kit

Lululemon Fast Track Kit, $48

A secret weapon for the active travelling mom, this gym bag organization kit takes the hassle out of packing sweaty clothes after a hot yoga class or intense workout. Mom can use the clear pouch for essential toiletries and the perforated bag to stash damp gear. She can also use the kit to separate a wet swimsuit from other items after a day at the beach.

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