Great local gifts just in time for Mother’s Day

Although many of us won’t be able to see our moms on Mother’s Day, it’s still a special day to celebrate mothers and let them know they’re appreciated.

Mother’s Day is almost here. While we won’t be celebrating in the same style this year, Moms need celebrating more than ever.

In keeping with efforts to shop local, we have curated this list of local businesses offering specials specifically for moms.

Local gifts for every mom

Shop & Play Cafe


Telephone: (613) 384-4343 (they’re not in the office much these days, please email for faster response)

Email: [email protected]

Carrie from Shop & Play Cafe:

“Whether you are spoiling your mom (or yourself!) this year, Shop & Play Cafe has locally-made gifts for both mom and grandma — including tea towels, fudge pops, hand stamped jewelry and macrame plant hangers — available with the option to create-your-own gift basket by adding items to your cart and selecting “basket + wrap fee.” Leave us instructions and we will add a personalized note card! We are offering free delivery to Kingston addresses on baskets $75 or more before taxes. Electronic gift cards are also available if you see something you like, but it is not in stock.”

Image courtesy of Shop & Play Cafe

How to order

Shop online and check-out using the website if you are paying by credit card (preferred method), or email your order and they will provide instructions for an e-transfer after confirming stock availability. 

How to pick-up

Offering curb-side pick-up Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this week from 10 a.m. to noon. Wait to receive your “order is ready” notification, then pull up to the front of the store at 838 Gardiners Road. Call the number on the door and they will bring your order out to you.

Follow Shop & Play Cafe on Facebook and Instagram @shopandplaycafe

Cher-Mere Day Spa


Telephone: (613) 767 6652

Email: [email protected]


  • Spa in a Box. Different boxes are available, with various spa elements for every mom: pedicure in a box, facial in a box, mother of all boxes. Each box has something to pamper mom from head to toe.
  • Gift cards. Get mom a gift card and she can choose what she would like to spend it on. Gift cards are 25% off using code: LOCAL LOVE.
  • Spagrams. Send a spagram to say hello. Spagrams contain a card to say who its from, a face wash, lip balm and other product samples.
Image Courtesy of Cher-Mere

For Mother’s Day, Cher-Mere has teamed up with Cóco chocolate. You may add chocolate on to any at home spa box purchase.

“Cóco chocolate, is a local Kingston company whose chocolate is made from organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar and organic cacao butter,” says Aba Bowles-Mortley, owner of Cher-Mere. “Their beans are fair trade and sourced from the Dominican Republic and Peru. Cóco pays a premium for the beans to ensure they get the highest quality product and the farmers are paid fairly which ensures their practices are too.”

Cher-Mere offers free delivery on orders in Kingston area. Shipping is available outside of Kingston with Canada Post.

Arrangements can be made for curbside pickup at 68 Brock St.

Chartreuse Flower Works


Telephone:  (613) 329 9443


Image courtesy of Chartreuse Flower Works

“Chartreuse Flower Works has you covered for Mother’s Day with our collection of fresh flowers and plants,” says Michelle, owner of Chartreuse Flower Works. “We are offering Kingston-wide delivery and prepaid pick-ups between the hours of 12 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Unlike years past, we will not have any stock available for last minute pick ups. Please order through our website or give us a call. Don’t forget about Kingston’s most magical flower shop for Mother’s day!”

Shiva’s Delight


Email: [email protected]

Shiva’s Delight offers locally made vegan and cruelty-free certified skincare that is 100% natural. They have many lovely items that would be perfect for Mother’s Day and have made some special gift sets, just for the occasion.

Image courtesy of Shiva’s Delight

They are currently offering contactless pick up, and have added a pick up option on their website.

Midori Gifts


Telephone: (613) 766 2603

Email: [email protected]


Midori’s Mother’s Day Special on Facebook


  • 1 candle in your choice of 3 scents: English Pear & Freesia, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Wild Bluebell
  • 3 assorted face masks
  • 1 Dot & Lil Bath Sparkling Milk Bath choose from: Peony & Olive Leaf, Honeysuckle, Lavender & Hibiscus, Rice Flower
  • 1 Cute Fruit glass mug
  • 1 B5 lined notebook
  • 1 Gel Ink pen
  • 1 Bath loofah
  • 1 Alford Strawberry Chocolate Biscuit
  • 1 Handwritten Card

Order through their Facebook page, and get free delivery in Kingston and Amherstview.

1000 Islands Soap Company


Telephone: (613) 546 1700

Image courtesy of 1000 Islands Soap


  • Soap Rose – Made from the same natural soap as their soap bars, these roses make the perfect mothers day gift. You’ll be sharing the love twice because all proceeds from the sales of these will be donated to the Kingston Foodbank to help out those in need during this difficult time.
  • Mothers Day Crate – Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a mother in your life? Give them the gift of relaxation with one of these limited edition wooden crates. Each comes with a handcrafted bath bomb, candle, lotion, and mini soap. Choose from eight different scents.

1000 Islands Soap Company is offering free local delivery for all orders over $20 within 20 km of the shop in downtown Kingston. 

Reclaimed Words


Telephone: (613) 329 2332

Email: [email protected]

Sherri from Reclaimed Words on her business and products:

Image courtesy of Reclaimed Words

“Reclaimed Words is a new business that creates works of art from used or recycled hardcover books. Most of my work comes from custom orders that clients request for a variety of celebratory occasions.”

“This Mother’s Day please check out my Facebook shop to view my products. If you see something of interest, please click “buy” and you will be able to message me and set up payment. Other ways to place an order are through the “send message” button on my Facebook business page or by sending a message to me on my Instagram account.”

“Don’t see the book you think the special woman in your life would like? I also have gift certificates available and custom orders are always welcome. I need at least 2-4 days notice for a custom order turn around.”

“I am offering contact free delivery in Kingston, Amherstview and Napanee.”

“Please feel free to contact me to discuss your unique design needs, custom order requests or how to arrange your one-of-a-kind handmade Mother’s Day gift delivery through any of the details listed above. Thank you for supporting local!”

Wonderland Escapes Kingston


Telephone: (613) 877 2068

Email: [email protected]


Free same day delivery available in the Kingston area if ordered by 5 p.m.

Sarah Rouleau Photography


Email: [email protected]


Gift Certificate for a Future Family Portrait Session

“There is nothing more valuable than a family photo,” says Sarah Rouleau. “Kids grow up so quickly and families move around the province, the country or even the world. Nothing can remind you of how little your kids used to be, or bring back the memories of your missed loved ones like a photo. “

“I’d love to capture every special memory for you.  Give the gift of a future family photo session to all the special mothers in your life this Mother’s Day. Gift certificate can be redeemed when we can all be together again.”

Contact Sarah Rouleau today for more info. E-transfers or credit card payments accepted. Contactless delivery or pickup available.

Consider supporting local businesses this Mother’s Day. As you can see there are a lot of beautiful options for all our wonderful Moms.

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