Moms do a lot for us. This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much she means to you with these local gifts and experiences.
Treat her to brunch
Start Mother’s Day off right with brunch. Victoria has a bounty of great brunch spots, whether your mom is into chicken and waffles at The Ruby, the breakfast sandwich at Bear & Joey Café or the crab and aged cheddar omelette at The Courtney Room. And of course, brunch is incomplete without a mimosa made with fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice — or just skip straight to the bubbles with a bottle (or two) of Unsworth Vineyards’ Charme de L’île Rosé, a pink sparkler with notes of strawberry, cranberry and grapefruit.
Pick a bouquet
Locally owned Poppies Floral Art offers bouquets designed especially for Mother’s Day, like their pretty-in-pink Flora Adora or colourful Promise of Spring bouquets. Poppies sources as much as it can from B.C. growers, so you can feel good about supporting local businesses, too. Complete your gift with a vase, colour-matched card and box of cookies.
Sweeten her day with hand-picked chocolates
Pick out a selection of chocolates that match your mom’s taste. Choose one of over 350 different bars from over 60 chocolatiers at The Chocolate Project, or head to Rogers for their to-die-for sea salt caramels. If your mom is vegan, check out Pure Lovin’ Chocolate which uses organic ingredients to make everything from vegan truffles to sponge candy to mint meltaways.
Give her the gift of a great story
Does your mom love to read? Bolen, Russell and Munro’s offer a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, with knowledgeable staff that will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. If you don’t have a particular book in mind, pick up one of the five books nominated for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Splurge on fine jewelry
Emma Glover Design crafts contemporary fine jewelry that will wow your mom. Based in Victoria and trained in Mexico, Glover’s designs are based in nature and made from sterling silver, pearls and conflict-free stones. With her list of Mother’s Day gift ideas, including beautiful pieces like the Mermaid Treasure Pink Sapphire Studs and Mother Moon Pearl Pendants, you’re sure to find something that suits your mom. Emma Glover also offers custom consultation design service for those with a one-of-a-kind piece in mind.
Book her a spa day
Your mom works hard. Give her the gift of total relaxation at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s spa, where guests can unwind with a luxurious massage, a soak in one of three hot mineral pools overlooking the Salish Sea and a beautiful dinner at The Dining Room. For a truly decadent upgrade, book her in for an overnight stay.
The gift of true comfort
Nothing better complements a night of Netflix binging than a luxurious comforter. Victoria-based retailer Resthouse offers sleep-related products ranging from mattresses to homewear, and their Kakum Comforter, made from premium Eco Wool and certified organic cotton, is sure to keep your mom cozy when she’s watching her favourite show.