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Vancouver Inspired Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2014

Vancouver Inspired Mother's Day Gift Guide 2014

It’s that time of year again; the time of year you buy the person you love most in this world chocolate and flowers and jewelry. No, it isn’t Valentine’s Day – it’s Mother’s Day! And for all you who forgot it’s on Sunday, May 11! If you are struggling for presents that are deserving for the woman who gave you life, look no further. We have complied a list of presents fit for a queen.

Vancouver Inspired Mother’s Day Gift Guide


1. A Spa Day at Spa Utopia, North Vancouver

Give mom the gift of luxury at the beautiful Spa Utopia! Let her spend the day relaxing and meditating in the spa’s beautiful atmosphere. With hundreds of services offered there is sure to be one perfect for the picky lady in your life! Let her choose between facials, manicures, or various types of soothing massages! At Spa Utopia, your momma will feel pampered on her special day!

2. Chocolate Tasting at XoXolat, Yaletown

It is definitely no secret all women love chocolate! Why not give mommy dearest the gift of indulgence and accompany her to a chocolate tasting at XoXolate! Not only do you get to taste and analyze different types of chocolate, you’ll also gain some knowledge in the history of the cacao bean! The class also comes with a 10% discount that night to all the products in their shop; a perfect way for your mom to end her day!

3. Flowers from Plush Floral Studio, Burnaby Heights

Tired of giving your mom the same old corner store flowers every year of Mother’s Day? Well, this year make a significant upgrade and head over to Plus Floral Studio on East Hastings Street. The girls in the shop are very friendly and professional. They view flowers as art and their arrangements are simply that, works of art! Wow momma by choosing exotic plants or beautiful bouquets or even center pieces. Flowers are sure to make her day any day of the year!

4. Jewellery at Tiffany and Co., Alberni Street

Your mom is worth it. Repeat that over and over again! It is after all the one day of the year where the woman who does everything for you is honored. How awesome would it be to see your mom’s face staring at the little blue box and a huge smile appearing across her face? Totally awesome! Tiffany is offering several gift ideas under $500 such as pendants, necklaces, and bracelets. If you are worried about the price, just split everything with your siblings and then get dad to front the rest. Best Child Ever award goes to you!

5. A bike at Denman Bike Shop, Denman Street

In a city like ours, it can be argued, you are missing out if you don’t know a bike. With summer just around the corner and nights getting longer, a bike is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.  With a ton of different styles and types there is a bike to fit every woman’s wants and needs. This summer momma will like chic on a ride on the seawall or powerful as she completes her Ride for the Cure!

6. Brunch, Various Locations

Sometimes, simple is best and all that mom’s want on their special day is to be with the family. Round everyone up and celebrate at some of the city’s top places for brunch! Try Salmon House on the Hill in West Van, Café Medina in Gastown, Thyme to Indulge on Main Street, or the Tea House in Stanley Park. The way to a woman’s heart just might be through the stomach.

7. Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at the Stanley Theatre, South Granville

Treat your mom to a night at the theatre this Mother’s Day. What is sure to be a massive hit, “Spamalot” parodies the days of King Arthur, as well as typical Broadway conventions. This is a gift momma will remember for the years to come!

8. Cooking Classes at the Dirty Apron, Beatty Street

If you think about it – this is actually a gift for yourself disguised as a gift for your mom! Genius, I know. With dozens of different classes to choose from there is sure to be something you and mother will enjoy! And when she comes home and has a ton of new recipes to try guess who will be ready and willing to be her taste-tester? You, of course! Happy Mother’s Day, mom!

9. Wine Tasting Tours at Vancouver Urban Winery, Dunlevy Street

If your mom is anything like mine she loves her wine – probably more than she loves her kids. Why not give into her habits and treat her to a night of wine tasting! With several events each month, Vancouver Urban Winery is a great excuse to further educate momma in her one true love. No reservations required.

10. “Oh She Glows” Vegan Cookbook by Angela Liddon

This beautiful book is a treasure for any healthy momma out there! With hundreds (500+!) of plant-based recipes including snacks, desserts, and dinner this is the perfect way to show your love and care for your special lady. The pictures inside are beautiful and are taken by Angela herself. With recipes suitable for every diet, the “Oh She Glows” cookbook will be an asset to every household! Hey, maybe even dad will stop craving red meat!



Written by: Micaela Monk
Photo Credit: letsgorideabike

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