Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

POSTED ON April 29, 2022 BY Justine Smith

Each year in May, we have the opportunity to honour our mother or mother figure for their generosity, love and support. Let the Toronto Entertainment District inspire your efforts: Perhaps you want to express gratitude with a card and original gift, the Spacing Store at 401 Richmond has been creating unique and award-winning Toronto-centric products since 2004. For a more classic, traditional surprise, a bright, gorgeous fresh flower arrangement from Bloomen will surely make your mother feel special. Perhaps an experiential gift feels right, in which case, a luxurious spa treatment and afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton is the perfect way to say I love you. Read on for more incredible Mother’s Day ideas and a very special offer in Toronto’s Downtown West!

Gift Ideas

SPACING STORE – 401 Richmond St W

In 2014 Spacing opened their permanent brick-and-mortar shop at the legendary arts and culture hub 401 Richmond. The store works directly with local designers, artists, and makers to offer a selection of merchandise like no other shop in Toronto. Whether you’re visiting the city for the first time or have been a long-time resident, the Spacing Store has something for you to help celebrate this city. Featured Products:

BLOOMEN – 500 King St W

BLOOMEN is your only online flower shop of choice, no matter what your style, taste or budget. BLOOMEN is proud to be a Canadian owned and operated business. They provide the freshest flowers, with beautiful longer lasting blooms, sometimes up to 2 weeks, so you can enjoy gorgeous arrangements for days.

Mother’s Day flowers

Carefully crafted with care to help you celebrate this special day. Offering same-day delivery in the Greater Toronto Area, so you do not have to worry about Mother’s Day flowers not arriving on time. Whether you want to surprise your spouse or mother and let them know how much you love them, brighten up their day by sending them bright and beautiful flowers.


Coffee, Oysters and Champagne – 214 King St W

Three simple things done really well: Coffee, Oysters and Champagne. Located in the heart of the entertainment district, guest can start their day sipping the best coffee, or end it shucking oysters and popping bottles. Cheers!

Figo – 295 Adelaide St W

FIGO offers Italian inspired cuisine in a stylishly elegant setting. Using the freshest and finest ingredients, and a distinctive take on Italian cuisine FIGO implements contemporary techniques and features such as, house-made ricotta, wood-fired pizzas, and made-from-scratch pastas. FIGO will be hosting a Sunday brunch fit for all the super moms in our lives! Make the day extra special by adding in a fresh spring bouquet* with your reservation,

(*bouquets available until May 5th)

Afternoon Tea at EPOCH Bar & Kitchen TerraceJust off the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, is delighted to announce the introduction of our traditional British Afternoon Tea. The menu, curated by Specialty Restaurant Chef Jeff Crump, features a selection of sweet and savoury indulgences inspired by iconic tea pairings from across the pond. Guests can expect warm, home-made scones accompanied by lemon curd, strawberry and rose petal jams as well as decadent lemon cake, apple tart and chocolate fondant. Savoury options include traditional English finger sandwiches like smoked salmon and crème fraiche, cucumber and herbs and chopped eggs and dill, all served on fresh homemade bread.

Experiential Gift Ideas

Spa My Blend by Clarins, at the Ritz-Carlton – 181 Wellington St W

Before or after Afternoon tea, you can visit the luxurious Spa My Blend by Clarins. Personalised skincare is the foundation for a treatment menu that also includes results-driven body treatments and massages borrowing techniques from around the world. The Champagne Nail Bar brings a touch of glamour to classic services, and couples can spend a relaxing day in one of two Cloud 9 suites. Also featured in the 23,000 sq. ft. spa are 16 treatment rooms, an aroma-infused vitality pool, a co-ed sanctuary and relaxation lounges for ladies and gentlemen.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts – 145 Queen St W

THE MAGIC FLUTEWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart’s fairytale opera is about our timeless search for wisdom, truth, and love. We follow the adventures of Tamino, who sets out on a quest to rescue the kidnapped Princess Pamina, and journeys with the hilarious bird-catcher Papageno, to battle armed men, enchanted animals, evil henchmen, overcoming them all using a magical instrument. Facing their trials and tribulations, they chart a path towards a deeper understanding of love and wisdom.

In the COC’s signature production, viewers are transported to another world—fantastical creatures, delightfully imaginative costumes, starry skies and garden mazes—serving as the backdrop for Mozart’s whimsical comedy.

Stars On Ice Scotiabank Arena – 40 Bay St

The 2021 tour cast boasts a lineup of legends and tour favourites, including: four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian Champion Kurt Browning; two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion and seven-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, 2018 World Gold Medalist and three-time Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond; Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Champion and three-time Canadian Champion Jeffrey Buttle; three-time Canadian Dance Champions, three-time World Medalists and 2018 Olympians Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, two-time World Champion, and seven-time Canadian Pair Champion Meagan Duhamel & Olympic Silver Medalist and Canadian Pair Champion Dylan Moscovitch; and two-time United States Champion Alissa Czisny.

Special Offer – Mother’s Day Weekend Cocktails at the SOHO

We’re back with Bar From Afar to raise a glass (well, four actually) to all of those who mother! Book a stay with us this Mother’s Day and enjoy a well-deserved night off. Dive into a king bed and Italian Frette linens, slip into a warm deep soaker tub, appreciate the city views, and take part in a signature craft cocktail experience including four floral-inspired cocktails from the comfort of your hotel room.

And for those interested in a dinner out, Moretti Restaurant and Bar is only an elevator ride away! Known for their modern contemporary Italian cuisine, we would be more than happy to help secure you a table (based on availability).

2022 Mother’s Day package inclusions:

  • A one-night stay in one of our large, newly renovated rooms or suites
  • All of the fixings (spirits, mixes, garnishes, and a mason jar to use as their shaker or mixing glass) to make four restaurant-quality floral-inspired craft cocktails from our friends at Bar From Afar
  • A beautiful mini potted flower from Bel Fiore Unique Flowers
  • Late check-out of 2 p.m.
  • Offer available from May 6th to 7th, 2022
  • Must be booked no later than three days prior to planned arrival
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hours before arrival date

Book using promotional code: JUSTFORMOM