Mothers, we love them. They clean up after us our whole lives, act as our biggest fans, see our greatness before we even know how to confidently move one foot in front of the other.
Unless you're an exception to the rule, you have a mother, and odds are she put up with you in all your moments of teen angst and phases of self-discovery. Just in case it slipped your mind, Mother's Day is coming in hot, this Sunday, May 8.
Here, we tapped five local spots for their top picks to help you find the best way to spoil her.
MAXI DRAWSTRING LINEN DRESS BY FADA FROM IRISH DESIGN HOUSE
Casual and elegant, this 100% linen dress from Irish Design House is flowing and comfortable allowing mom to embrace her body. Made in Toronto and available in six different colours, the dress comes with a knitted cotton drawstring and it's available in a maxi length (above, $245) and knee-length version ($198).
756 Queen St. E
FRESH FLOWERS FROM GARDEN'S PATH FLORAL DESIGN
You can never go wrong presenting mom with the classic gift of fresh-cut flowers. Garden's Path Floral Design crafts inspiring arrangements to match the occasion and is offering hand-tied fresh bouquets as well as a selection of fresh arrangements in vases over Mother's Day weekend. Your best bet, though, is to give them a call with your budget, style and colour theme, and they'll make up your order in advance.
983 Queen St. E
MANICURE WITH MOM AT THE TEN SPOT
Who doesn't love to be pampered? Reward mom with a manicure from one of The Ten Spot's innovative nail artists who treat hands like miniature canvases. This affordable indulgence includes a scrub plus hot towel, nail shaping and buffing, soak, full cuticle work, massage and polish. All for just $30.
916 Queen St. E
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT MAPLE LEAF TAVERN
After a painstaking renovation, the Maple Leaf Tavern is finally open and just in time for Mother's Day when the historic restaurant will host a special one-off brunch. The detail work inside is worth a visit alone, but chef Jesse Vallins will undoubtedly be putting together spectacular plates for the ocassion. Call 416-465-0955 for reservations.
955 Queen St. E
3-HOUR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY WORKSHOP AT RAWSPACE
If your mom likes to get hands-on with creative projects, RAWspace offers a number of three-hour jewelry workshops including sessions in making band rings, stacking rings, fused pendants and mini stud earrings. Participants start with raw sterling silver material, create their project using special tools and torches, then polish and finish it to take home. Cost is $125 + HST.
102-270 Carlaw Ave.