I don’t know about you, but to my surprise, Mother’s Day is coming up really fast and I don’t even have an idea what to do this year. For reference, Mother’s Day in 2023 is May 14th which happens to fall on a Sunday this year. So despite me not knowing what I’m gonna do/plan this year, I’m here to spark some ideas for you!
Personally, I’m usually a little more prepared for Mother’s Day or at the very least, I have an idea of what I want to get for my mom. Sometimes it’s an event we check out or something simple like dinner. Though this year may be a little different in a variety of ways, I’m working a summer job so my availability is a little bit in the wind (for reasons). Secondly, my mom is working a little more hours than normal some weeks so it’ll be a little tough coordinating our schedules this year.
Bath & Body Works
Bath and Body Works is a great place to get a gift for Mother’s Day, they do have sets of bath products in popular scents that you can get for your mom and they’re all within $40 or so. My mom loves the purple Gingham scent (I forgot the name) so I may end up gifting that to her. My personal favourite scent at Bath and Body Works at the moment is Gingham Fresh which is the green gingham.
There are usually a ton of events around Toronto, but I surprisingly didn’t hear of any this year! Usually, there’s a women’s show within a few weeks of Mother’s Day but I haven’t heard about it this year, so I’m thinking I missed it. However other things such as the Trinity Bellwoods Artisan market will open Mother’s Day weekend, and the Toronto Flower Market should also be available too.
I know that there’s also a Blue Jays game going on Mother’s Day, so if your mom is a sports fan or a first-time fan, that might be a fun idea. I’ve tossed around the idea of taking my mom to a sports game since I enjoy those, but I’m not 100% sure if she’ll have fun or understand so we’ll see.
So Brunch and High Tea are very popular options for Mother’s Day and it’s on my bucket list to try that out with my mom one day. I don’t currently have a specific high tea or brunch restaurant to recommend at the moment, but one restaurant that I would recommend trying out is Nami! We visited Nami during Winterlicious and my mom loved the restaurant so I suppose it’s mom approved!
Last Minute/Late Gifts
Sometimes you forget, it happens or things don’t work out. But last-minute or late gifts would still be fine, as mentioned before there are a lot of markets that start opening for the season this Sunday so I would probably look there. Grab some flowers on mother’s day, maybe a cake or get last minute tickets to a game or theme park if you choose.
If you’re into skincare, or your mom is into skincare, then I would look at Skin.TO’s page on Instagram for some ideas. I also have a whole list of possible retailers here to grab some last-minute skincare gifts and things, though they likely won’t arrive in time for Mother’s Day. I would also recommend checking out Oomomo, or Pacific Mall too.
This is all for this year, I genuinely wished I had more but between summer courses and work I’ve been very offline for the most part.