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 10.
Hunting down the perfect gift for your mom is tough — but it's not impossible. From sweet treats to all-out splurges, we tapped three local shops for their top picks to help you find the best way to spoil her.
Super Duper Sunglasses by Karen Walker, Lexi Bucket Bag and Fiona Bucket Bag by Rebecca Minkoff — from Good Neighbour
If you want to indulge mom with something luxe this Mother's Day, look no further than Good Neighbour, the still-new but quickly established boutique for must-have clothing, nifty accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts. The oversized Super Duper sunglasses by Karen Walker are a stylish and sophisticated gift for all of the sunny weather coming our way these spring days; $305. The Lexi Bucket Bag by Rebecca Minkoff is the ideal option for days on the go — roomy enough for all of the essentials, and the drawstring closure gives access to belongings; $415. The Fiona Bucket Bag by Rebecca Minkoff is a modern take on a classic silhouette, a petite style crafted from perforated leather; $290.
935 Queen St. E
Pastry Shop Cake from Bobbette and Belle
Decadent and delicious, who doesn't love a good cake? Bobbette and Belle's Pastry Shop Cakes are made in 10 different flavours from classics like vanilla and chocolate fudge to something more unique like salted caramel and coconut mango passionfruit. The outside is swirled in vanilla buttercream or cream cheese buttercream, and then topped with three sugar peonies that can be colour-customized. Many of the cakes can also be made gluten-free.
A six-inch size serves six to 10 people for $73 and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.
1121 Queen St. E
Handcrafted Curved Porcelain Night Light from Home James
Inspired by a lost art of 1800s Europe called lithopanes, these timelessly classic night lights cast a warm soothing glow in any room of your home. Light shining through varied thicknesses of thin porcelain create a detailed image to come alive when illuminated from behind. The porcelain panel is gently curved, which allows it to wrap around the bulb. Using only seven watts of power, they're energy efficient and make a great gift that is both beautiful and practical. Home James carries over 14 different images to suit any style at $49.50 each.
998 Queen St. E