Planning a stay at the cottage is tough. Organizing and executing meals, coordinating beds for guests, cleaning the cottage before and after the season, and everything in between; your mom does it all. Show her you care this Mother’s Day with these twelve great gift ideas (and secure your spot as the favourite child).
She Sheds by Erika Kotite
The man cave has some serious competition this cottage season. This book features over 100 photos, great tips, and cool upcycling ideas to inspire your mom to create her own private retreat. Find a copy here.
Bear hug apron
This apron is for the affectionate mother. At least you'll be warned before a big squeeze!
Every cottager or camper knows the importance of a headlamp. Through power outages, long trips to the outhouse, or trekking home from the neighbouring cottage at 1:00 a.m., this stylish headlamp is a cottage staple.
A cozy sweater makes the perfect cottage uniform. This adorable hoodie from Roots combines your mom's patriotic personality with her desire for comfort.
Outdoor Life puzzle
Even if we wish every day at the cottage was sunny, that's never the case. Provide some entertainment with this puzzle featuring a 50s inspired campsite.
Give the gift of relaxation with this comfy and colourful hammock. Your mom deserves a break!
This piece is perfect for the patriotic mom. She'll love the vintage feel of this postage print, perfect for any Canadiana cottage!
Cottaging in Canada means getting your hands dirty. Make sure your mom is prepared for the wet weather ahead with these UGG rubber boots.
Large tote bag
This collapsible tote bag makes cottage packing easy. The structured form keeps things it their place and holds a ton, making the constant schlep to and from the car a little easier. Choose from 16 different coloured prints.
If you are looking for a larger purchase, this origami-style canoe is perfect for the adventurous mom on the go. Funded through Kickstarter, this vessel weighs 52-pounds and takes ten minutes to assemble. You could get yours today for $875.
There's nothing better than a cup of coffee on the dock in the early hours of the morning. Makes sure your mom always has the freshest coffee with this airtight container. Not a coffee drinker? This canister also comes in a "tea" version.