Every year, our moms are granted a day in their honour to celebrate how truly awesome they really are. For those of you who have lost track of the days of the week – this year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 10th. This means, you have a little over two weeks to snag mom that perfect gift. While we may have to celebrate from a distance, more than ever, the moms of 2020 need a little extra comfort and love. Retailers and restaurants in Oakville and Burlington have hustled to come up with the perfect gifts Mother’s Day – and we have them all right here.
Flowers are always a welcome way to celebrate Mom, but now more than ever, flowers are a wonderful way to lift mom’s spirits and bring spring vibes into her home. Brant Florist has beautiful arrangements available for delivery, and Centro Garden has pots, planters, and everything the great-out-doors available for curbside pick-up and delivery.
Support Local Makers
Your mom is unique and deserves a one-of-a-kind gift that reflects her true charm. Through local makers and Artisan shops, there are endless options to find that perfect gift. Artisanville and Little Pop Up Shop have carefully crafted, artisanal products ranging from décor, clothing, food, and more. Everything is available by either curbside pick-up – or deliver straight to mom.
Bath & Body
This gift idea is perfect for the mom of toddlers – or even teens. At the end of a long day of balancing work, home, and family life – there’s nothing like sliding into a warm bath for a little pampering. Whether it’s bath salts, body scrubs, or essential oils Anise Modern Apothecary have everything you need to bring the spa home. Draw mom a bath, light her a candle, and give her the gift of peace (even if it’s just for five minutes).
Dimond’s (and photos) are forever. In partnership with Coles and Village Studios, Harmony Fine Jewellers is offering the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. For $140 (a value of $230), your mom will receive an Orchard Serenity Planter, $75 photo session gift card, and $75 gift card to Harmony Jewellers.
For custom pieces and keepsakes, Laura Tedesco creates timeless pieces. Available virtually or by phone, Laura Tedesco will involve you in the creation and design process of fine custom jewellery. She also has her own stunning line including one-of-a-kind pieces, and personalized and monogram pendants and name necklaces.
For the chic and fashionable mamas, Joelle’s is offering contactless pick-up. Check out their Instagram page for current stock and styles (or maybe even let mom pick something out for herself) @Joelles. With spring/summer on the horizon, Zahara’s Boutique is another stylish destination that offers comfortable, fashionable pieces that are undoubtedly flattering. You can visit their Instagram page here @zaharasboutique
Home Décor + Essentials
Does your mom dig DIY – or do you have it in you to be a maker? Pure Boutique has a beautiful assortment of chalk paint and supplies, DIY kits, gift items such as jewellery and décor – and more. Their online store just went live and you can also check them out on Instagram, Facebook.
If you’re not really into “making” your own gift – there are still plenty of stores to purchase unique, carefully crafted gifts.
With nationwide shipping and local no-contact delivery, Fairhome Interiors has a full online shop waiting just for you. Their Emma Bridgewater mugs make the perfect gift (especially the one that says mom!) but they also have cozy throws, candles, and other beautiful mom accents.
Carol’s Nicetys also just launched a new online shop! This family-friendly kitchenware and gift shop located Downtown Oakville has everything from adorable cookie jars, coffee essentials, or vases for a beautiful arrangement of flowers. While Nicety’s storefront is currently closed, when you shop online, you’re eligible for free delivery in Oakville and curbside pick-up.
Looking for something cute and quaint? There are two local retailers you must explore. Nestled in the heart of Bronte Village, Lakeside Livin’ Home Décor is loaded with home décor pieces, adorable dinner and serving wear, and perfect gifts for every style. Their online shop makes it easy to find something special just for mom. We recommend checking out their #MomLife canvas tote bag. It’s adorable, trendy, and an absolute must have! Order online and have your items shipped directly to mom, or pickup at the store in Bronte Village.
In Waterdown, you’ll find the equally adorable Rustic Daisy’s – a little shop that provides household accessories and gifts all made within Canada. They have a variety of packages available for sale on their website, along with some special Mother’s Day gift bags that recently launched on Instagram (@rustic_daisys). The gift bag themes are: porch edibles, home essentials, spring gift baskets, and pampering bags. Get yours before it’s too late!
One-of-A-Kind Consignment Treasures
The beauty of consignment is that everything you purchase comes with a little story. If you’re looking for that “signature” piece for mom, you can find it at The Millionaires Daughter. They recently launched online sales with curbside pick-up. Customers can purchase items, pay in advance, and then pick-up curbside at a scheduled time. Keep in mind, all sales are final.
For upscale fashion consignment and absolutely unique finds, Posh Couture has it all. Visit Instagram posts for daily offerings – and be sure to snatch items up before it’s too late. The same goes for Wish Boutique – offering local delivery available after 2pm. Call 905-634-1883 or DM via Instagram.
Arts and Crafts from Little Ones
Unfortunately, adorable school crafts won’t be making their way home in little hands this Mother’s Day – but Chickadee Family Café has you covered. Their at-home craft kits include everything you need to recreate three adorable simple crafts designed for ages 1-5. Each kit comes with individually packaged crafts and contains all the supplies you need, including glue.
Their Mother’s Day Craft Kit includes a Mama Bear card, a flower in a pot (comes with two sweet poems: one for Mom and one for Grandma), and a tissue paper pieces heart (you can customize to read Mom or Grandma and your own sweet message). All craft kits are $16.50 each and include free porch delivery anywhere in Halton. Chickadee Family Café also has a selection of locally made loose leaf teas available on their website. Add to your craft order for a perfectly relaxing Mother’s Day gift. Prices range from $8.75 – $16.
Bring the restaurant experience home. Create a menu, dress-up, lay out the table linens and fancy china – and give mom the gift of a night off. Choose from mom’s favourite restaurant or try something new – there are endless in Burlington and Oakville takeout options available (and many restaurants will have Mother’s Day specials as well!)
This is going to undoubtedly be a unique Mother’s Day, given everything that is going on in the world. We hope that with this list of local businesses you can still make the most of it, and above all make mom feel special!