Celebrate Mother’s Day with unique gifts from local businesses

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Spring is here, and that means it is nearly time to celebrate those who have supported us through the years: our mothers. Mothers are special – without them, we simply wouldn’t be here.

What better way to show Mom you care than with a gift from a local business? From experiences to dinners, these businesses have fun offers to celebrate Moms, all while supporting local business — some of which are even owned and run by moms!

For the Mom who loves a good book

Looking for a unique piece for Mom? Sherri Richards, owner of Reclaimed Words, makes custom artworks from used or discarded hardcover books. Take a well-loved book and have it transformed into a custom art piece Mom will treasure.

Reclaimed Words also offers jewellery and other artistic pieces created from books and pages. View the collection of pieces ready to purchase on their Instagram and Facebook pages. Get in touch with Richards through direct messaging, or by email at [email protected] to arrange a purchase or place an order for a unique piece.

Free, contactless delivery is available in Kingston, Amherstview, and Napanee, and shipping is also available. Visit the Reclaimed Words website at www.reclaimedwordsart.com.

Maybe Mom’s a trendsetter

High-quality fashion is always in style, and at Chris James Kingston, you can take your Mother’s Day gift game to the next level. Spoil Mom with fun and stylish selections from brands like Part Two and Gretchen Scott, or surprise her with the amazing candles from Memo, always a great gift. New spring and summer styles are now available.

Not sure what Mom might like? Get the gift that always fits, a Chris James E-gift Certificate! Available online, anytime.

Personal and individualized service is their specialty. Chris James offers excellent service in person at 253 Ontario Street, at their e-commerce store, or over email or phone, 613 541 0707.

Show your love with a delicious meal

AquaTerra serves up special menus for so many occasions – and Mother’s Day is no exception!

Offering both a brunch and an afternoon tea, you’re sure to delight Mom with a meal overlooking Kingston’s sparkling waterfront.

With a host of delicious options from a Savoury Dutch Baby, to vegan Butternut Squash and Quinoa Smash, AquaTerra’s kicked-up brunch menu is sure to satisfy, no matter what Mom is craving. Brunch is available Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations can be booked online.

On Sunday, Mom will enjoy three tiers of sweet and savoury goods, including buttery scones, macarons, bagel & lox, shrimp rolls, and more, paired with premium Pluck tea, signature tea-infused cocktails, or a colourful mimosa flight. Seatings are from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and the tea can be ordered to go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday only. Visit the AquaTerra website for details.

Please make reservations 24 hours in advance by calling 613-549-6243.

Solve a mystery with Mom on Mother’s Day weekend

Because Sherlock Holmes and his brother, Mycroft, loved their mother so much, Sherlock’s Escapes is offering a special deal all weekend long for Mother’s Day!

Use the promo code MAYHOLMES2022 on any booking from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 9, 2022, and enjoy an escape room for 40 per cent off. You can book in advance online at sherlocksescapes.com and enjoy an escape room anytime that weekend. 

Can’t make it on Mother’s Day weekend? Gift cards are available, so Mom can solve a mystery any time. Visit the Sherlock’s Escapes website for details on room options, and reach out over email or telephone (613-344-0668) for more information or to book a room.

You can never go wrong with chocolate

Treat Mom to the indulgence she deserves with many delicious options from CocoaBistro. Audrey Brown creates delectable handmade chocolates and confections at her west-end store, and her classic chocolates come in a wide variety of flavours. From citrusy Bergamot Breeze to a luscious sea salt caramel, Mom would love to sample these in boxes of six, 12, or 24 bonbons.

Perhaps Mom’s guilty pleasure is chocolate-covered jujubes. Choose from hand-rolled dark or milk Belgian chocolate, and remember, Moms don’t have to share!

And just in time for Mother’s Day, CocoaBistro has an over-the-top gift basket, complete with local lavender linen spray, Himalayan bath salts, jams, honey, gourmet crackers & snacks — and, of course, chocolate treats. Baskets can be customized to every budget!

Stop by CocoaBistro at 840 Development Drive to browse the selection of artisanal chocolates, or place an order online or by phone (613-453-8169) for pickup or delivery.

Now that you’ve gathered some ideas, how will you spoil your Mom this year? Whatever you choose to do, have some safe, enjoyable quality time together!

This article is sponsored content. The businesses above paid a fee to be included in this article. If you would like to be featured in upcoming articles of this nature, email [email protected].

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