Celebrate Mother’s Day with unique gifts from local businesses

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Spring has arrived, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate those who have supported us over the years: our mothers. Mothers are special – without them, we just 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 offer fun deals to celebrate moms, while supporting local businesses – some of which are even owned and operated by moms!

For the mom who loves a good book

Looking for a unique piece for mom? Sherri Richards, owner of Reclaimed Words, creates custom artwork from used or discarded hardcover books. Take a beloved book and turn it into a personalized piece of art that mom will cherish.

Reclaimed Words also offers jewelry and other artistic pieces created from books and pages. See the collection of pieces ready for purchase on their Instagram and Facebook pages. Get in touch with Richards via direct message or email at [email protected] arrange a purchase or place an order for a unique piece.

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

Maybe mama is a pioneer

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

Not sure what mom might like? Get the gift that’s always right for you, a Chris James eGift Voucher! Available online, anytime.

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

Show your love with a delicious meal

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

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

With a host of delicious options ranging from savory baby Dutch to vegan butternut squash and quinoa puree, AquaTerra’s brunch menu is sure to satisfy no matter what Mom’s cravings are. 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 savory items including buttery scones, macaroons, bagels and smoked salmon, prawn rolls, and more, served with premium Pluck tea, tea-infused cocktails, or of a flight of colored mimosa. Seating is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and tea can be ordered for take-out from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays only. Visit the AquaTerra website for more details.

Please reserve 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 running a special all weekend for Mother’s Day!

Use promotional code MAYHOLMES2022 on any reservation from Friday May 6 to Monday May 9, 2022, and enjoy an escape room at 40% off. You can pre-book online at sherlocksescapes.com and enjoy an escape room anytime this weekend.

Can’t come on Mother’s Day weekend? Gift cards are available, so mom can solve a mystery anytime. Visit the Sherlock’s Escapes website for more details on room options and contact us by email or phone (613-344-0668) for more information or to reserve a room.

You can never go wrong with chocolate

Give Mom the indulgence she deserves with many delicious options from CocoaBistro. Audrey Brown creates delicious handmade chocolates and confections in her western store, and her classic chocolates come in a wide variety of flavors. From lemony bergamot breeze to luscious sea salt caramel, mom would love to try them in boxes of six, 12 or 24 candies.

Maybe Mom’s guilty pleasure is chocolate covered gummies. 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 is offering an over-the-top gift basket, complete with local lavender linen spray, Himalayan bath salts, jams, honey, crackers and gourmet snacks – and, of course, chocolate candies. Baskets can be customized for all budgets!

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

Now that you’ve gathered some ideas, how are you going to spoil your mom this year? Whatever you choose to do, spend safe and enjoyable quality time together!

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