Celebrate mom with thoughtful and beautiful treats to show her how much she means to your family. A fresh springy look with the latest finds from local boutiques, gorgeous jewelry, trinkets, fine wines, fragrant flowers and other favorites will delight any mother, grandmother, auntie and other carer in your life. Looking for more gift, brunch and activity ideas to celebrate mom? Check out our Mother's Day page.
Notice Accessories for Living, Evanston
Dress Her to the Nines
Buy her some fab new threads or accessories to put a hop in her heart. Relaxed, West coast vibes at Randoon’s (962 1/2 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka) impart a creative flair with faux suede jackets or kimono-style wrap tops. Hubba-Hubba (1105 Central Ave., Wilmette) sports fashion finds ranging from classic to bohemian chic like revivals of the satin dress or “pop punk” flare jeans. Enaz (309 Happ Rd., Northfield) — the “one stop shop" — has super cute, on-trend mutton-sleeve tees along with denim, sweaters, handbags and more. With a penchant for contemporary apparel and accessories, Notice Accessories for Living (2112 Central St., Evanston) will get you bonus points for gifting a colorful handbag or clutch. Stella (2116 Central St., Evanston) leans artsy with funky clothing, artisan jewelry and accessories with color and pizazz.
Nordstrom, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
Happy Hunting in Shopping Hubs
Make a day of it and wander the profuse selections at Westfield Old Orchard (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie) with shops like LL Bean for the outdoorsy mom, Nordstrom with its fashion-forward hits, Marine Layer (new to Old Orchard) for the softest clothes, Athleta for the sporty, athleisure mom and Free People and Zara for the stylish mamas. Enjoy a saunter through what can feel like a European town at The Glen Town Center (Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd., Glenview) where you’ll find affordable fashionista vibes at Apricot Lane or a flurry of seasonal florals at anchor store Von Maur. Northbrook Court (2171 Northbrook Crt., Northbrook) bustles as a clothing mecca boasting the casual of Lululemon, the classic of Neiman Marcus, a world of shiny housewares at Crate & Barrel and of course Apple for the techy moms out there.
BlackSheep General Store, Glencoe
Shower Her in Adorable Trinkets
A darling memento will bring a smile to any mama. Artem Pop Up Gallery (1627 Sherman Ave., Evanston) has pottery, art, homewares and more from dozens of local and regional artists. Get a card or other stationary goodies from BlackSheep General Store (346 Park Ave., Glencoe) where fragrant candles, goofy tea towels and the cutest tchotchkes abound. Quest for treasure among fine antique and vintage wares in the many vendor stalls at Heritage Trail Mercantile (190-B Northfield Rd., Northfield). Bring a bit of bling with Maze Home (735 Elm St., Winnetka) with unique, gorgeous décor finds from Paris markets and across the globe. The lovely range of gift ideas from around the world at Ten Thousand Villages (915 Chicago Ave., Evanston) are extra special for being fair trade.
Convito Cafe and Market, Wilmette
Cheers to the Moms!
Would you like your Mother’s Day Celebration to include a bottle of rich red, wonderful white or bouncy bubbly? Pick a staff favorite at Schaefer's Fine Wines & Spirits (9965 Gross Point Rd., Skokie). Add a specialty extra virgin olive oil with a fine Italian wine from Convito Café and Market (1515 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette). The Wine Goddess (702 Main St., Evanston) curates gems from artisan winemakers across the globe with their monthly wine club memberships. Connoisseurs will appreciate the sought-after wines and other rare offerings at Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe (824 Sunset Ridge Rd., Northbrook).
Sandberg Jewelers, Skokie
Spoil Mom with Plenty of Bling
Dazzle the women you want to honor with award-winning jewelry from Eve Alfille Gallery and Studio (623 Grove St., Evanston). Ayla’s Originals (1511 Sherman Ave., Evanston) features custom necklaces and bracelets like leather wraps, glittering crystals or pretty charms; you can design your own, too! If diamonds are her best friend, do stop in Sandberg Jewelers (7096 Carpenter Rd., Skokie) — where they also carry a wide variety of gold and platinum, colored gemstones, pearls, and watches — or Franz Jewelers (1220 Meadow Rd., Northbrook) with casual silver pieces and colored gemstones.
The Flower Shop in Glencoe
How Does Her Garden Grow?
Amp up mum’s garden with gorgeous plants and décor from Chalet Nursery (3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette) with their expert input and stunning home décor lines. How about an adorable self-contained terrarium from Cultivate Urban Rainforest and Gallery (704 Main St., Evanston) where you can commission one or choose from the pre-made selection. Never underestimate how wonderful it is to give a beautiful fresh flower arrangement: North Shore florists like Morning Glory Flower Shop (1822 Glenview Rd., Glenview; 1135 1/2 Central Ave., Wilmette), The Flower Shop in Glencoe (693 Vernon Ave., Glencoe) and Saville Flowers and Gifts (1712 Sherman Ave., Evanston) will create a unique gift from their floral studios.