Time to show the mamas some love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, May 10. Even if a big brunch outing or shopping caper won’t be on the calendar this spring, you can find lots of ways to show Mom how much you care with ideas from around Chicago’s North Shore. Pampering gifts, a scrumptious meal, and a few carefully curated activities can still make the day special and warm her heart when she needs it most. Your mom will really feel the love with some of these pretty indulgences.
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8038 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
What mother doesn’t love getting beautiful, sweet smelling flowers on Mother’s Day? Whether her favorite flower is roses, lilies, tulips, sunflowers or something else, you’re sure to find the perfect bouquet to send her way at Marge’s Flowers. These bright cheerful flowers will brighten any room in mom’s house.
Allgauer's on the Riverfront
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
Marge's Flowers, Skokie
If your mom is like most, she appreciates someone else doing the work for a big, delicious meal. For a family of four (order double to feed more), order the Allgauer’s Mother’s Day Carry-Out Special and pick two of her favorite entrees from Spinach-Artichoke Baked Chicken with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce, Shrimp Roasted Salmon in Champagne-Dijon Sauce, or Grilled Beef Tenderloin with a Brandy-Peppercorn Demi. Tasty choices for appetizers, salads, starches, and veggies will fill the table topped off with assorted Mini Pastries (all for $149.99). Call 847-664-7999 by May 8; pickup 11:00 am to 3:00 pm that day only.
1511 Sherman Ave., Evanston
Allgauer's on the Riverfront, Northbrook
Get crafty and spend some quality time with your mom if you are together. Or spark a new hobby and send her a beautiful jewelry kit. Expertly designed by a delightfully creative team, Ayla’s bead mix boxes have enough supplies for hours of creating ($12). The stretchy bracelet kit includes beads—choose from a bounty of colors—and elastic, plus a bead stopper (holds your beads on while you're designing), instructions, and glue ($12). Call 847-328-4040 or use “THANKYOU20” for 20% off in their colorful Etsy store
962-1/2 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka
Ayla's Originals, Evanston
Knowing this Mother’s Day is going to be a bit different, Randoons and Co. offers a beautiful, thoughtful, and easy way to help you shop this year. Their unique products with a relaxed, West Coast vibe come from the type of shop mom will certainly love. Choose from Mother's Day Gift Boxes
that might include quality handmade soaps, perfumes, or handcremes. Each of their ready-to-give gift collections includes a healing stone bracelet from Infinite Warrior, a gift bag, and free shipping. Limited availability from this custom boutique, so shop soon!
1941 Central St., Evanston
Purveyor of the finest spices, herbs, blends, and extracts for more than 60 years, Spice House’s best-selling gift boxes are on sale for Mother’s Day. Among cooks, the seasonings in the Best Sellers Collection gift box are the most popular ($34.99). The 10 curated rubs and seasonings in the Chicago Heritage Deluxe Collection represent the foundational flavorings of culinary specialties from all around the area ($69.99). Save 25% when you use discount code “MOTHERSGIFT” for curbside pickup or free shipping on orders more than $49.
Kneads and Wants Artisan Bakery
8042 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
Spice House, Evanston
Start Mom’s day off right with Kneads and Wants’ special weekend brunch package that includes your choice of delicious fresh baked scones, croissants, a 10” quiche, a family sized spinach salad and a coconut layer cake. Be sure to get your order placed by this Thursday, May 7, at noon.
Evanston History Center Annual Mother's Day "Walk By"
225 Greenwood St., Evanston
Kneads and Wants Artisan Bakery, Skokie
The 45th Annual Mother’s Day House Walk hosted by the Evanston History Center will still take place in 2020! But in order to be safe, this year’s event will be “Walk-By.” Stroll, bike ride, or drive to take part safely this month. Ticket holders (following social distancing guidelines) can begin their experience on Mother’s Day, May 10, or any day after as many times as you choose and at your own pace. Get tickets by calling 847-475-3410 or online
($30 each by May 9 or through the rest of May for $35). All proceeds support the Center’s mission to preserve and share Evanston’s history.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Evanston History Center, Mother's Day Walk-By, Evanston
1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
However you want to show mom some love this Mother’s Day, Chicago Botanic Garden has you covered. From instructions on creating magical fairy gardens in your own backyard to coloring book pages to kindness stones and gift certificates for a selection of hundreds of unique classes at the Regenstein School, there is something for every type of mom out there.
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
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