Last minute Montréal ideas for Mother’s Day

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A lot of things are different this year, but one thing stays the same: moms are awesome! Lots of moms have been doing double-duty at home with the kids, and many folks can’t visit their moms for an in-person hug. So here are some last-minute ideas to make the moms in our lives feel extra special this Mother’s Day.

Make her home a little prettier

Add a little Montréal colour to her walls with a poster or print from a local artist or designer.

Offer her a bouquet of fresh flowers, or dried ones (which she can enjoy for longer). Here are a few local businesses who can make the perfect arrangement for your mom.

Need more suggestions? Here are some great florists around Montréal.

Make it with your own hands

Mom will feel like a star with this “stellar” idea: Artist and art educator Amélie Brindamour shows you how to make a constellation with just pencil, paper and brushes. It’s a fun and easy activity you can do with the kids, too. Workshop offered in French only.

Book some time to create together. Les Affutés offers workshops in everything from woodworking to sewing and is also a makerspace for collaborative projects of all kinds.

Help mom get her home garden starting with great tips and ideas from the experts at the Montréal Botanical Garden.

Make her feel special with a made-in-Montréal gift

SOUK has created an extensive database of Montréal artists and designers who offer online shopping options. Find original, tasteful gifts and support the talent in our local creative community at the same time.

Browse beautiful, ethical and responsible gift ideas from cards to housewares, all made by Canadian artisans, at arloca.

For even more inspiration, check our list of ways to shop local in Montréal from home.

Make her world sparkle

When it comes to bling, Montréal has an impressive variety of jewelry options, from classic to cutting-edge. Here are some of our local favourites.

Ecksand Jewellery offers exquisite creations handmade in Canada with high-end materials and 100% ethical stones. Even better: it is offering a 25% discount when you use the code #Momrocks

Founded by Myriam Elie, MYEL offers unique and contemporary designs to fit any woman’s personal style.

Roland Dubuc’s jewelry pieces are sculpted from one sheet of gold or silver, folded, twisted, knotted and refolded again in a technique that can be likened to origami. His bold modern designs are truly unique.

A multidisciplinary artist endowed with a bountiful imagination, Anne-Marie Chagnon is known internationally for her distinctive, graphic-yet-earthy style.

Make her a Mother’s Day brunch at home

Many local restaurants have created special Mother’s Day menus so you can treat your favourite lady to a fabulous feast at home. More more inspiration, have a look at this brunch list and take-out options.

Make her feel pampered

A getaway to a spa will be the perfect way to melt away the tensions of daily life once it starts getting back to normal. Offer her a prepaid voucher at Scandinave Spa or Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau in Old Montréal, or at Strøm spa nordique.

To recreate a spa experience at home, Boutique Signé Local has lots of personal care products made in Québec to make your mom feel great from head to toe.

For more ideas for wellness activities at home, check out this article.

Make her a date for a show

Support local artists and cultural organizations and set up a date with your mom for a show or a cultural outing in the future by getting her a gift certificate to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, a membership for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, or find a show or a happening on La Vitrine.

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