Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

5 Unique Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014


Around this time every year I ask myself “What would my mother never buy for herself but actually enjoy having?” Not surprisingly the answer every year is different. Here are some ideas that I have come up with over the years:

Spa Gift Certificate – Treat your mother to a half-day of relaxation with a massage and pedi/mani combo. As an extra special gesture pick her up and drop her off at the Spa the day of her appointment.
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$1000 Mother’s Day Contest Winner

Monday, May 27th, 2013

UOSC Presenting $1000 Worth of Gifts to Dana & Mack & Family

The Upper Oakville Shopping Centre celebrated Mother’s Day by sharing photos of children and their moms on Facebook. $1000 worth of prizes for the winning photo was awarded to Mack and Dana Monteleone, together with Vince and their daughter, Samantha.

They were a very happy family as they arrived to collect their prizes presented by Megan Richardson of the UOSC, Sonia Imerti owner of Pretty in Pink Spa, Gloria Loney from Chi-Chi Laser Studios and Bill Lopez, manager of Lemondrop Frozen Yogurt.

Included in the prize package were gifts from several participating businesses; Chi-Chi Laser Studios presented a Laser Hair Removal package. Pretty in Pink Spa offered a Spa Package and Lemondrop Frozen Yogurt presented the family with a gift certificate. There were also gifts from Cupid’s Gourmet Bakery, MELT Grilled Cheese, New Balance Oakville, The Flower Place, The Pomegranate Tree and Wines Unlimited. Visit these shops soon to see for yourself all they have to offer.

Related: Click here for more pictures.

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Go Beyond Flowers this Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Go Beyond Flowers this Mother’s Day

Around this time every year I ask myself “What would my mother never buy for herself but actually enjoy having?” Not surprisingly the answer every year is different. Here are some ideas that I have come up with over the years:

Spa Gift Certificate – Treat your mother to a half-day of relaxation with a massage and pedi/mani combo. As an extra special gesture pick her up and drop her off at the Spa the day of her appointment.

Theatre Evening – Spend some quality time by enjoying an evening out with your mother. Select a production that you will both enjoy and grab some dinner before the show.

Special Classes – Think of some interest that you and your mom share and take it to the next level. Enroll together in cooking classes, art workshops, sewing seminars, tennis lessons, wine tasting or another activity you think she will enjoy. The idea is to spend time together while having a good time.

Portraits – Organize a family portrait session with the focus on mom. Involve the entire family so mom has a special memory of the day.

Chore Free Weekend – If your family has young children, a good way to get them involved in giving mom a special day is to have them help with chores that mom would otherwise do. For example setting the table, dusting the furniture, taking out the kitchen garbage and assembling dinner with healthy store bought meals.

Also along these lines you can buy mom a couple of home cleaning vouchers from a local cleaning service.

Whatever you decide to do, mom will feel extra special knowing you took the time to think beyond the flowers.

Happy Mother’s Day!

[Image: Flickr user Tana Bassi]