May is just around the corner, and before you know it, it'll be Mother's Day. It can be hard shopping for moms because they often already have everything they need, so think of the holiday as a chance to get them something they wouldn't think to get themselves.
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Here's a roundup of the best gifts you can find in Chicago this Mothers' Day.
Teavana and Oprah partnered to create two tasty chai blends, one black tea blend and one herbal blend. Both have hints of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves and can be enjoyed hot or iced.
Pay your respects with a mug that says it all: "Mom, a title just above queen."
Coconut oil is trending all over Pinterest right now, and for good reason. This all natural multiple-purpose oil can be used as a moisturizer, makeup remover, hair mask and shaving balm. Chicago-based Cocovit is one of the few truly raw coconut oils on the market, so its quality is superior to anything you'd find at the grocery store and comes in much cuter packaging.
Pearls are an elegant Mother's Day gift. These pearl earrings are lovely, unique and appropriate for everyday wear.
5. Flower delivery from Flowers for Dreams, $35
Surprise your mom with a flower delivery; it's not as expensive as you would think. Flowers for Dreams bouquets start at just $35 and it delivers to most of the Chicago area for free. It also includes a free hand-written card.
6. Letterpress print class at Tandem Felix Letterpress in Pilsen, starting at $45 per person
If your mom is crafty, consider booking a DIY letterpress class where she can make coasters, stationery or posters. Tandem Felix Letterpress offers group classes and private sessions, so this could be a great activity to do together!
7. Gift card for a custom handbag from Laudi Vindi in Lincoln Park
A handbag can be a beautiful gift, especially when it's custom. At Laudi Vindi, every detail can be customized—exterior leathers, lining and hardware. Its studio is located in Lincoln Park near some great restaurants, so you could make an outing of it by going to brunch and walking over to Laudi Vindi to experience the array of textiles in person.
8. Spa treatment at The Peninsula Spa
For the ultimate pampering and relaxation, treat her to a massage or facial at the Peninsula Spa, where she can spend the day enjoying its luxurious amenities. Treatments include use of the steam room and relaxation lounges, and if you book an appointment for two or more hours of services, she'll have access to the fully equipped fitness center and indoor half-Olympic-length swimming pool with stunning views of the city.
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