Things to do on Mother’s Day in Chicago

Find things to do on Mother’s Day in Chicago with our guide to the best brunches, gifts and more

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Your mother brought you into the world; the least you can do is show her a good time on Mother’s Day. Our Mother’s Day ideas include restaurants that’ll impress her (a great brunch in Chicago is a must) and things to do with her after you down those mimosas. Whether you want to pamper mom with treatments at the city's best spas and salons or spend an afternoon taking her shopping at great boutiques, start planning out your day with the help of our guide to things to do on Mother’s Day.

When is Mother’s Day?

This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Things to do on Mother’s Day

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The best Mother’s Day gift ideas

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Best wine bars

Places where no one will blink if Mom adds ice cubes to her Chardonnay

Best Chicago restaurants
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Best Chicago restaurants

No matter which cuisine is Mom’s favorite, you’ll find a perfect restaurant in our guide

Best outdoor restaurants
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Best outdoor restaurants

There are only so many blue sky days

Best flower shops in Chicago
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Best flower shops in Chicago

Every mom loves a fresh bouquet

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The best flower delivery in Chicago

Send an arrangement to her door

Best gift shops
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Best gift shops

Find something thoughtful at these local stores

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Local gift ideas for Mother's Day
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Local gift ideas for Mother's Day

Chicago gift ideas sure to please any mom

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Mother’s Day meals 2012

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Mother’s Day spa packages

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