9 Gift Ideas for Mom this Mother’s Day

Celebrate mom this year from a distance, and give her an experience at home that she won’t forget. Send mom some specialty treats, an afternoon tea event or a meal for her to enjoy at home. Check out these 9 local gift ideas to make mom feel extra special!


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Tea Party & Virtual Painting Event

When: May 8, 2021 at 11:00am

Give mom the gift of an all-inclusive afternoon tea party at home. Chantilly Vintage Rentals have teamed up with CMB Catering, Mint & Honey and Paint with Janet, for a full Mother’s Day tea event. It includes one of two high-tea menu options, vintage china rentals and a virtual paint and tea party event including games! (Paint and canvas not supplied). There are two pickup location options, in Kanata and Carleton Place.



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Enjoy a Virtual Market Together

When: Freewheeling, April 29 – May 3 / Cheerfully, May 6 – 9, 2021

Two of our favourite local marketplaces, Freewheeling Craft and Cheerfully Made, are presenting virtual Mother’s Day markets. Both markets will have a vast number of local makers including new products, a set delivery and pick up process and fun additions to shop online with mom. Shop together virtually and give mom the gift she picks out herself!



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Specialty Charcuterie Box

When: May 8 and 9, 2021

Overboard Ottawa is offering three different Mother’s Day boxes; The ‘MOM’ box, a brunch box and a charcuterie box. All of these boxes include a custom-made cookie, macarons, flowers and chocolate. The brunch box includes gourmet cheese, meat, Belgian waffles, croissants, cookies, jam, and maple syrup. There is limited availability of the specialty MOM box! Order online through this form.



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Mother’s Royal Tea

When: May 8, 2021 at 10:00am

Encourage mom to celebrate from the comfort of her home with delicious tea and treats from the Fairmont Château Laurier. This tea package includes an afternoon tea menu from Zoe’s, including scones and open-faced sandwiches, a flower, 2 luxury beauty products, and a ballot for one of six Mother’s Day prizes. The royal lunch is being put on in support of the Make a Wish foundation. Click here for more details and registration.



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Stud & Treat Box Bundle

When: Pickup May 7 or 8, 2021

Local baker Inspiring Olivia has teamed up with Open Fire Jewellery for this limited-edition stud and treat box bundle. It includes a pair of black spinel studs in 14K gold-fill or sterling silver, with your choice of dark chocolate brownies or white chocolate rose blondies. Inspiring Olivia is also offering an afternoon treat box featuring Tealee teas and a variety of treats. Gluten-free options are available!



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Cocktailing Subscription Box

When: No end date. Promo code expires April 27, 2021.

Top Shelf Distillery is newly offering a ‘Guide to Cocktailing: Subscription Box’, a monthly subscription to elevate your at-home bartending skills. Boxes will include Top Shelf products like moonshine or bitters, quality bar tools, mixers, garnishes, local goodies, monthly guide, and access to their exclusive community. Use the promotion code 20FORMOM at checkout, before April 27 for $20 off your first box. They also sell various cocktail kits online.



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Mother’s Day Picnic Basket 

When: Pre-order now until they sell out.

Ottawa craft brewery Dominion City has curated a picnic basket with some of their beers and other goodies for mom. The bundles include 6 Dominion City beers, a mixed 4-pack of City Seltzer, handmade heritage grain crackers, a strawberry rhubarb pie, 3 dhalia bulbs with instructions and a personalized card.



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Flower Cookies & Sets

When: Hello Dolly, delivery May 7 / Batter Up, pickup May 7-9

Give mom the gift of flowers… in cookie form! Two delicious local bakeries Hello Dolly Pastries and Batter Up Bakery are creating beautiful specialty cookie sets for Mother’s Day. Hello Dolly’s Mother’s Day lineup includes various cookie sets, donuts, meringues, cupcakes and a specialty box set with Flourish Stonewear. Batter Up Bakery has mixed treat boxes, cakes, cupcakes and donuts in addition to their cookie sets for mom.



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Mother’s Day Brunch

When: Sunday May 9, 2021

Luna Crepes and Café has created a specialty brunch menu just for mom. The meal includes potato eggs, smoked salmon cream cheese croissant and a Nutella strawberry banana crêpe. The price is $25 per person, pre-order by May 8 for pickup on May 9.





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