Experience Gifts: Mother’s Day Edition

“I don’t care how old I am, if I lose my Mom in the supermarket, I will panic”


With every Mother’s Day that passes my appreciation for my mom grows tenfold. Looking back I’m seriously so super impressed that she didn’t leave me in a shopping cart as a merciless colicky infant, kick me out of the house as an ungrateful hormonal teenager, or leave me to fend for myself when I’d spend four months of my summer pay on booze & cellphone bills at Western University… in a matter of like, four weeks mind you. I can only imagine the patience & restraint this would require as a mother & I’m forever “hashtag blessed” that none of these hypotheticals actually came to fruition. Moms are actually the best…. & they deserve the best! Now I got such a GREAT response from the Christmas Experience Gifts’ Blog that I thought I’d do a Mother’s Day Edition, so read on for my favourite Experience Gifts that any mom will enjoy!

Mother’s Day Experience Gifts

1. Cocktails & Mani’s at Her Majesty’s Pleasure

Bi-weekly manicures are a ritual for my mom & I. It’s our jam. But if you’re looking to spoil her on Mother’s Day & a run-of-the-mill manicure just won’t do, then I suggest that you look into booking appointments for the two of you at Her Majesty’s PleasurePick a day that will work for the both of you, grab a cocktail off of their seasonal bar menu (they have the most Insta-worthy concoctions) & prepare to get pampered! I mean cocktails & manicures are always a good idea.

2. Tea for Two

Tea is so quintessential Mother’s Day… but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! It’s also something that you wouldn’t typically indulge in, & high tea always feels pretty darn special! From The Old Mill to the King Eddie – your options are pretty endless!

3. Wine Tasting

A day filled with wine tastings is nothing short of blissful. Either head to Niagara or a little bit East of the city in Newmarket to get your vine on. Check to see if the wineries have in-house restaurants & treat yo’ selves to wine & food pairings! If you’re looking for something super special… I suggest the Stratus Food & Wine Lab Experience – I blogged about it HERE!

4. Theatre Tickets

Who doesn’t love a night out at the theatre? Look into shows that are playing in the area & treat your mom to a glamorous night out on the town!

5. Helicopter Tour

Okay so this is something that my mom would legitimately despise – she is actually so terrified of flying! BUT for those of you with mom’s that are a little bit more on the adventurous side of things, I feel like this would be such a FUN & unique gift idea! There are a few different companies out there that offer helicopter rides in both Toronto & Niagara – I think that either would be pretty spectacular!

6. Boating & Brunching

I stumbled upon Boat & Brunch Cruises recently.. I’ve never been on one, but what I CAN tell you is that they are now officially on the very top of my “Toronto Activities To Try List”. There are two in particular that pique my interest… Cruise Toronto or Mariposa Cruises! Each cruise along the Toronto Shoreline & serve a buffet brunch – I need to do this YESTERDAY!

7. Cooking Classes

I’ve always really wanted to try cooking classes but I’ve just NEVER gotten around to actually going through with them! I think that this would be such a fun activity for mother/daughters/sons to try!

8. Paint Nite

I LOVE Paint Nite – I think that they’re such a great concept! Cocktails & crafts couldn’t be more up my alley & I’m nearly positive that a good majority of you would likely feel the same way if given the opportunity! For a list of Toronto Paint Nites’… click HERE!

What are some of your favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas?!



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