Mother’s day is this weekend and if you’re anything like me, you have put off (or completely forgot due to the fact that every day has been the exact same for over a year) buying your mom a Mother’s Day gift. Since we are big advocates for buying local here at The YYC Life we have put together a complete YYC Mother’s Day gift guide.
We know that moms come in all forms. Some are step moms, mother in laws, aunts, grandmas, and neighbours. Some people are lucky enough to have 2 moms, and others have lost their moms and depend on their dads to be a mom. And with each different mom comes a different personality and hobbies. So whether you mom spends her days knitting, reading, keeping up with instagram fashion trends, or is passionate about the earth, we’ve got you covered. All of the shops listed below are open online, and offer delivery or curbside pickup for your convenience and safety during the COVID-19 lockdown. So what are you waiting for? Get to shopping YYC!
The “I don’t want anything” mom
Also known as “don’t get me anything” mom, “I don’t need anything” mom, or “no, seriously, don’t get me anything” mom. Just because mom says she “doesn’t want anything” doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a little something to let her know we’re thinking of her. Here we have a list of local YYC gift shops and gift basket curators – all with an eclectic mix of health, beauty, home decor, trinkets, and games. You’re sure to find SOMETHING your mom would love and appreciate at one of these shops.
The DIY mom
Is your mom a Pinterest addict? Is she always on the hunt for a new craft or a professional artist? Does she love stationary, pens, highlighters, sticky tabs, and all things writing? Then you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your mom at one of these art and DIY shops! Give your mom the gift of productive entertainment this Mother’s Day.
The reading mom
Does your mom always have a book in her hand? Does she spend her days immersing herself in new worlds, learning about history, or improving herself? Why not buy her a book this Mother’s day! Check out these local bookstores and find her something she will love! Some of these stores offer cards too so you can get all your shopping done in one go.
The regifting Mom
Do you feel like your mom deserves more than just one day of recognition? Do you want to show your mom appreciation throughout the year? Why not sign up for a gift box or local subscription box and treat your mom for months to come. We’ve included the contents of the boxes on each selection for easy navigation! Make every day feel like a YYC Mother’s Day!
My Petit box – curated Calgary box
Vine arts – wine
Bridgeland market – cheese club
Pranic Forest – natural beauty products
Brie & Banquet – cheese & charcuterie
Wine Collective – wine
Urban grub – locally sourced meals
The foodie mom
This one is for the moms who enjoy their time eating. For the moms we drive to drink. For the moms who want to try something new. And for the moms who love all things sweet. Make sure you get your orders in ASAP! You don’t want to miss out on treating your mom to something special and yummy this year!
Mountain rhino – Gluten free!
The green mom
This is the mom who taught you respect by showing her respect to mother nature. The mom who was way ahead of her time in the “green” trends that have emerged in the last few years. The mom who reuses and recycles everything. Who looks to reduce her waste. Who fills her house with living plants to freshen the space. And who leaves nothing but love in her wake. Find her something that honours the earth lover in her this Mother’s Day.
The trendy mom
Does your mom spend a lot of time on instagram checking out the latest trends? Do her credit card statements include at least one Sephora purchase a month? Does she spend endless hours on her wardrobe and makeup? These boutiques are here to help! Browse through their selection of clothing and find something your mom will love shopping in (when malls reopen), going out for dinner in (when restaurants reopen) or lounging in (she can do that now!).
The dad mom
And finally – the dad mom. The dads who have to become moms because their kids have lost the most important female figure in their life. Nobody could ever replace your mom – but if you have a dad you want to say thank you to – check out one of these small shops.
I hope you guys enjoyed our YYC Mother’s Day gift guide and that you found somewhere you can support local. If you want to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest in YYC be sure to join our newsletter, and for all your real estate needs give me a call.
Happy Mother’s Day YYC!