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May 2016

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother's Day


Mother’s Day is coming soon! We know you love your mom, but sometimes it's hard to know what to get her that will make her feel appreciated, right? Don't stress, we’ve got your back. Here are some unique gift ideas for Mother's Day on how you can treat your mom to something special this year.

For the mom into beauty products:

If your mom is always trying out the latest lipstick/shampoo/hand cream, Birchbox’s monthly Beauty Box is just the thing. Each month, mom will receive a curated selection of five beauty samples—makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance—delivered straight to her door. At just $10 per month, an entire year of making mom happy will cost you only $120. To top it off, they’ve just released a limited edition Mother’s Day box called “Beauty in Bloom” for $64.


For the mom who cooks:
Grab her a cook book or take her out to HotChocolate.
Cookie Love is a new, edgier take on baking cookies, from a James Beard Award-winning chef and the owner of the popular Chicago restaurant HotChocolate. Grab her the book, then kick it up a notch by getting a signed copy.


Does your mom let’s say..."struggle" with cooking? No big deal, just treat her to a meal at Hot Chocolate instead. Whether it is a casual lunch, a leisurely weekend brunch, a delightful dinner or a late night dessert rendezvous, HotChocolate continues to be one of Chicago’s most unique dining destinations.

For the mom that loves food:
Treat her to an awesome experience on a *cough* Chicago Food Planet Food Tour *cough* - we had to have one shameless plug in here. Spend some time with mom and enjoy a Chicago Food Planet tour together. Take a couple hours where you and your mom can enjoy plenty of food, culture and fun. What mom wouldn’t love that? Check the schedule for availability and tickets.
>>>Get 15% off e-certificates leading up to Mother's Day by using code "MOMSROCK18" - the perfect gift that she can use anytime, on any tour! And hey, maybe you'll get lucky and she'll bring you with!
For the mom who is always laughing:
Check out what Second City has to offer.
Everyone likes to laugh and everyone likes to have a great time. Give your mom a Second City Gift Card and you’re giving the gift of laughter. Gift Cards are available online for the US and Canada and can be used for show tickets AND classes.
For the mom who likes reading the "old school" way:
Take a trip to Pilsen Community Books.
This newly opened Pilsen bookstore sells both new and used titles. If your mom is a book lover she will be especially delighted in the shop’s selection of rare books including vintage copies of Poems of Emily Dickinson and The Jungle Book, in addition to new titles (you can browse these online). The true driving force behind this charming, no-frills shop is they work they do supporting local neighborhood schools, promoting literacy by supplying teachers and students with books.
For the mom who likes gardening:
Verdant Matter stocks affordable house and garden plants and a variety of handmade ceramic planters, home goods, gifts and accessories. Maybe you can take mom on a shopping trip for Pilsen Second Fridays, when handmade pop-up markets take over the space, showcasing vintage and handmade goods from local Chicago artisans and sellers.
For the mom into new brews:
We love this company. Take one of their walkable neighborhood tours that combine the unique history of Chicago with detailed descriptions of a variety of different beer tastings, most of which are Chicago or Midwestern craft beer. They even include some food on their routes. Perfect for gift ideas for Mother's Day AND Father's Day! You could get two gifts in one here 🙂
For the sporty mom:
Cheer on the Chicago Red Stars
Did you know that the Chicago Red Stars are a really awesome women’s soccer team? These talented ladies compete in the National Women's Soccer League and play their home games in Toyota Park. Chicago weather is heating up and you know your mom is great company; take her out to one of their games. Perfect gift idea for Mother's Day to highlight the power of women.
For the mom who enjoys a glass (or several bottles) of wine:
You have a lot of options at City Winery Chicago. You can take her there for dinner, check out one of their tastings or even go to a concert of special event at the venue! City Winery is Chicago’s first working winery, 300-seat intimate concert hall, event space and restaurant. Good option for last minute Mother's Day brunch!
Whichever gift you choose, we hope your mom has a wonderful Mother's Day!

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