Celebrating Mother’s Day in 2021. It’s fast approaching and we’re in another lockdown. At least, here in Ontario. How to celebrate? Read on. Remember the date: Sunday, May 9th!
First, let’s acknowledge all the moms, mother figures, and anyone who is nurturing, caring for, and comforting others during this pandemic. Thank you!
Let’s also not forget that Mother’s Day is a difficult day for many. If you’ve lost your child or your mom, you’re a birth mother who made an adoption plan, you’re trying to have a child, you have a difficult or estranged parent-child relationship, we hold space for you on Mother’s Day.
How to show your mom some love
I can tell you right now, I would love to be taken out for Sunday brunch, dinner, dessert, coffee, anything that involves getting out of the house and not cooking or cleaning up. I know this is the sentiment of most moms, most years, but I think this year even more so. We’ve had more than 365 days of being stuck at home making meals. I, for one, am tired. What’s the option? Order in. Here are some local Ottawa eateries offering something special for Mother’s Day:
Mother’s Day Takeout
ALE Amberwood Lounge & Eatery has a Mother’s Day High Tea (sold out)
Treats by Bex is offering a Happy Mother’s Day brunch/afternoon tea box with a greeting card and seasonal flower (sold out)
My Catering Group has a Mother’s Day Brunch for 2 with Mimosas
Take Another Bite has Mother’s Day Gift Boxes and Brunch Boxes
Baccanalle has Mama Love Brunch Packages
Joeys Restaurants have Mother’s Day Offerings from brunch to wine sipping to a 3-course meal
Thyme & Again is offering a Mother’s Day Menu (sold out)
For something fancier:
NEXT has a Mother’s Day Brunch @ Home
Brookstreet Hotel has a Mother’s Day Brunch at Home for 4
Gray Jay has a Mother’s Day Package
Mother’s Day Gifts
If your mom loves to receive gifts, make sure to shop Canadian, shop local, and support women-owned small businesses. Here are some ideas:
Sunflower Soaps for skin friendly and environment friendly hand-made soaps and accessories
Stunning for fun fashions, jewellery and accessories
Three Wild Women for stylish but not too trendy women’s clothing & accessories
Wanderlust Scarves for gorgeous hand-picked scarves at 50% off until the end of April
Crazy Cat Witchy for beautiful malas (energy alignment tools)
Dancing Dragonfly Designs Unique Handcrafted Jewellery for hand-made beaded MaskMinders to keep face masks handy
Red Raspberry Studios for some whimsical artwork, clothing, or colouring book
Ew We Me for the perfect Mother’s Day Gift Box
If your mom loves soft & comfy clothes, then a COKANNA bamboo dress might be just the thing to put a smile on her face. I offer free curbside pickup or delivery to your door for a flat fee of $10 within Ottawa.
Mother’s Day Gift of Services
And finally, there are always gifts that deliver experiences. It could be something your mom looks forward to after Covid especially if it’s for pampering and wellness services. Or, it could be something she enjoys now online like a creative activity. Think self-care, health & wellness, relaxation, and fun. Here are some suggestions:
Salon Fiorella to treat your mom to a luxurious salon experience
Natural Sole Wellness Centre, a holistic centre providing therapies like facial & body treatments, massage, reflexology and reiki
Joe Girl Creative Play Camp Membership. Take your mom back to camp.
Crayon Occasion art classes to inspire your mom’s creative side
Yoga with Jas for yoga, meditation, and even cooking workshops
Anna Epp Photography 50 Over 50 Project for a beautiful portrait session for your mom
Whole Health Holistic Nutrition session to nourish the body, feed the soul and enrich your mom’s life
AIM Fitness Online Membership for gentle exercise, nutrition, encouragement & advice for adults 50+
Outer Health for psychology-based personal wardrobe styling services
I hope this gives you some ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day in 2021 style!
Until next week,