Moms. How do you find the perfect way to thank the most important woman in your life? They have the hardest job in the world but on Mother’s Day, we get to show them how much we care and appreciate them. Did you know, that more than 75 per cent of Canadian moms believe Mother’s Day should be an “official day off” for mothers (and all the duties it entails), yet a surprising 42 per cent say that it’s just an ordinary day in their house.
More so, when asked to be honest, nearly 30 per cent of survey respondents said gift-givers should skip the practical gifts this year. Results indicate that above all else, moms really just want to spend time with their family on Mother’s Day (even more than staying in bed with a tub of ice cream).
No matter if you are celebrating your mom, your aunt, grandmother, sister or best friend, we have the perfect way for you to spend quality time with all the moms in your life.
The Fitness Mom
Spend time together AND get a workout, the dream combination! For the mom in your life who loves to strap on her running shoes and get moving, consider taking a fitness class together. Both of you can sweat out your frustrations and then treat yourself to brunch or a bevy on a patio. Life is all about balance after all right? We’re loving SPINCO to really break a sweat or the Good Space for something a little more relaxing and low key.
The Aspiring Chef Mom
Who doesn’t love a home-cooked meal? Especially when you can learn a new trick or two take a cooking class together where you can learn from a professional. We’re huge fans of Dish Cooking Studio where you get a really nice variety of cuisines and styles to try. Or if you want to stay in, buy all the ingredients for the perfect meal. Take it over to mom’s house, put on your favourite tunes and cook the meal together. The best part of this experience? You get to enjoy the fruits of your labour together. Mangia mangia!
The Outdoorsy Mom
Spring has finally arrived in Toronto so why not spend some time in the great outdoors? Toronto has some beautiful parks to walk through like High Park where you can check out the cherry blossoms. Or take a stroll near the water/boardwalk where you can take advantage of Mariposa Cruises’ Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. It’s a two-hour tour on the newly renovated Northern Spirit where you and mom will get the royal treatment. Brunch includes elevated culinary offerings from Chef Andrew Capone (formerly chef of The Drake, Thuet & Harbord Room), a family portrait, a complimentary rose for mom. And a selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails.
The Beauty Junkie Mom
Who doesn’t love a basket full of new beauty products? Create a basket of some her favourite products and get her ready and glowing for summer. Makes sure to include products that you can enjoy together like face masks. Two products that we are loving right now are:
FACE atelier’s Facade: For moms who are always juggling a million things, this is the perfect multi-purpose product. The lightweight sheer formula can be used as a pop of colour on the cheeks and as a base for lipstick or gloss. It also promises a natural looking finish with crease-free buildable colour.
Pinrose Secret Genius Shimmer Mist: Another multi-purpose product that combines the scent of warm, romantic Madagascan Vanilla, Sandalwood and Caramel with a sheer pink and silver iridescent shimmer. The moisturizing mist contains 3% Secret Genius fragrance oil and offers a buildable shimmer highlight when applied to the body.
The Movie Buff Mom
Everyone loves a good movie, but do you know what makes a movie even better? When you can get wine and snacks served right to your seat! Take mom out for a night at the Cineplex VIP theatres where you can pick your seat in advance and order food and drinks right to your seat.
The Artsy Mom
The perfect afternoon with the art-loving mom in your life is spent at the museum. Toronto has some amazing independent galleries to peruse through. Or you can go to one of the bigger ones like the ROM or the AGO and enjoy a number of different exhibitions in one place. The AGO has the added bonus of special Mother’s Day brunch or afternoon tea. Book now before it’s too late!
The Book Loving Mom
Curling up with a good book is the perfect way to relax and escape for some well deserved “me time”. Why not start a book with the mom in your life so you can share all the twists, turns and emotions together? Or you can gift her with a Kobo eReader that will make reading on-the-go so much easier. With 8GB of storage, the NEW Kobo Auro H20 holds up to 6000 eBooks including all the latest releases. The Auro H20 is also waterproof should mom want to read while taking a relaxing bath. It’s also easy to read in direct sunlight due to its anti-glare E Ink display, for a print-on-paper like reading experience.
The Working Mom
The working mom knows how to tackle it all. She rules the corporate world and runs her household like a champ. She could definitely use some time to pamper herself and get some much-deserved downtime. Why not book a spa day together? Who says couple massages are just for couples? Or take her to The Ten Spot, where you can get a trendy manicure and get those nails ready for the week ahead.
No matter what gift you decide to give that special mom in your life, there is truly no better gift than the gift time. Find a way to spend time with her, thank her and show her your love.
Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!