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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

Photograph: Courtesy the Peninsula

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 guide includes restaurants that will impress her (the best 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 top spas in Chicago or spend the afternoon shopping the city's cutest boutiques, star planning her special day with our guide of things to do on Mother's Day in Chicago.

When is Mother’s Day?

This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Things to do on Mother’s Day

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The 31 best brunch restaurants in Chicago

Mimosas, anyone?

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The best flower delivery services in Chicago

Fact: Moms love flowers.

The 12 best wine bars in Chicago
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The 12 best wine bars in Chicago

Whether she likes pink, white, red or bubbly, the best wine bars in Chicago have it all.

24 beautiful outdoor restaurants
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24 beautiful outdoor restaurants

Soak up the sun with a drink in your hand.

19 amazing gift shops in Chicago
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19 amazing gift shops in Chicago

Stock up on cheeky cards, beautiful candles and more.

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The 35 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

Treat mom to a special meal this Mother's Day.

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Funny Mother's Day lies

We asked readers to share the worst lie they’ve told their mothers

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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Chicago Mother's Day gifts 2015

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How to celebrate Mother's Day 2015

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