10 Great Gift and Experience Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Who makes boo-boos better with a kiss and a band aid? Who keeps everyone on track for appointments, attends all of your recitals, and helps you study for every test? And, who makes the best (insert mom’s specialty dish here) that you’ve ever tasted?? Of course it’s Mom – and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let her know how much you love her and appreciate everything she does!

Here are 10 great gift and experience ideas that are perfect for mom; just add a card and a bow, and get ready to celebrate the special person she is!

  1. Fresh Look Design has opened up its new Floral Studio just in time for Mother’s Day! You can sign mom up for its Outdoor Spring Pots workshop; or order one of The Floral Studio’s gorgeous Mother’s Day boxes featuring amazing products your mom will love! Email for more details or win a box by entering our giveaway on Instagram and Facebook! See contest rules hereFresh Look Design Mother's Day Gift Box Set
  2. All Aboard the Mother’s Day Train! Waterloo Central Railway is offering 3 special Mother’s Day Trains on the day before Mother’s Day; and, moms ride for free when they present their free pass! Enjoy the special music, take in beautiful rural views, and mom can even have her picture taken with the conductor!  
  3. How about treating mom to brunch and some shopping? Grand River Raceway features a Mother’s Day Brunch and Mini Market. There’s an all you can eat buffet, over 12 vendors on display, prizes to be won, and mom can even enjoy the MOMosa bar! 
  4. For the fashionista mom, how about taking her to the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge? This year’s exhibit is entitled “101 Tales of Fashion”, which shares the most interesting stories from its permanent collection. Sometimes it’s who wore the dress that is interesting, sometimes it’s who designed the hat, what shoes were worn during an event, or whose hand was shaken while wearing a pair of gloves. Mom will love finding out the background story on these beautiful fashion creations! Fashion History Museum Cambridge Ontario Explore Waterloo Region
  5. Speaking of fashion, Women’s Crisis Services presents “Hats off to Mom!”, a fundraising brunch that celebrates your mom, while helping other moms. Featuring silent and live auctions, gifts for mom, and a delicious brunch. And yes – make sure you wear your favourite hat!! 
  6. Live theatre makes a great gift experience. This Mother’s Day, Drayton Entertainment presents the classic love story West Side Story at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Take mom to enjoy a day of incredible local theatre; or, pick up a gift certificate and let Mom choose her own gift from any of Drayton’s upcoming productions, including the Canadian premiere of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn!
  7. If your mom is a golfer, she’s probably waiting anxiously to get back on the links. At Players Indoor Golf & Sports Bar, she can enjoy a game anytime regardless of the weather, and can virtually play on 87 world class courses! Play a round as a family, or sign mom up for a relaxing game on her own; and don’t forget to check out Players daily food and drink specials to complete the day out!  
  8. Every Sunday, Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. features its Famjam Movie Trivia. On Mother’s Day, they’re showing the classic 1971 version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Celebrate Mother’s Day with the entire family: work together as a team to fill in a trivia sheet for a chance to win prizes, and mom can enjoy Descendants’ selection of great craft beers. No Golden Ticket required to be part of the fun!  
  9. Springtime is baby time in the animal world, and your mom is invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with all of the new moms and babies at African Lion Safari! It’s a great time to check out the latest adorable additions; and moms and grandmas will receive a special reduced admission fee on Mother’s Day when they present a special coupon (available on African Lion Safari’s website). 
  10. And, since it’s always nice to be treated to a special meal out, there are plenty of Mother’s Day brunches happening in the region. Bingemans, The Inn of Waterloo, Borelis Grille & Bar, The Bruce Craft House, the Cambridge Mill, Aqua Lounge & Restaurant, and Puddicombe House are just a few of the places to check out for their special Mother’s Day menus!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special women in Waterloo Region!

Explore Waterloo Region CEO, Minto Schneider, discusses great ideas for Mother’s Day on CTV Kitchener