Vancouver Island Crafted Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Is it just us or this year you blinked and it's already Mother’s Day? Well, worry not Vancouver Island Market is here with another gift guide to help you get the best gift for celebrating the moms in your life. If you have been to one of our craft markets in Nanaimo, then you already know we have you covered from adorable cards to hand-crafted jewelry, organic body care, and artisanal leather goods.

Follow our list for the best locally made Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Small Hand-crafted Leather Goods

We all know mom needs a new wallet/cardholder to replace the one you got her years ago for Mother’s Day. These stylish and high-quality leather wallets from Westwood Leather Co. are made from hides and are Canadian sourced from ethical tanneries in the USA and Europe. They make the perfect gift for anyone looking for minimalist timeless design and functional durability.


Adorable Cards

Write a cute handwritten note in a beautifully hand-drawn card from Thartink.


Gift Basket

Now, why buy one thing when you can surprise mom with a gorgeous gift basket filled with all her favorite things. If you’re short on time, then a curated gift basket from Peony Collective Gifts will be the best way to introduce mom to new scents and tastes from Vancouver Island.


Essential Oils

Give mom the gift of a quiet day of pampering and self-care with a set of essential oils from Rooted Candles.


Organic Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Add a delicious organic fair-trade chocolate bar or a jar of delicious nut butter from AW Organics to breakfast in bed to make mom’s day a little more special.



With summer around the corner, gift mom with a 2-in-1 moisturizer + sunscreen from Well Aging Naturals to enjoy the Island’s sunny days safely.


Cruelty-free and ethically made luxury soap bars from Cure Soaps make for the best gift for the special people in your life. These soap bars are made with Canadian-sourced ingredients and come in a wide array of scents.  You can also read about how these two lovely mompreneurs started their business in our featured maker post.

Artisanal Spirits

Greet your special Mother’s Day guests with cocktails this Sunday made from craft spirits from Misguided Spirits Distillery. Create a gin Caesar make-it-yourself station for mom to enjoy gin cocktails all day on her designated mom-appreciation day.


Comment down below your ideal Mother’s Day gift or activity.


Vancouver Island Market will be back at Nanaimo North Town Centre for our annual Summer Outdoor Market this August 6 & 7! You can find more of your favorite local vendors by searching our directory here. See you all then!

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