By SHERI RADFORD
At one point in her life, Mom may have loved gifts handmade from construction paper, glitter and glue sticks, but now? Not so much. Trust us: she’d prefer a stunning necklace or earrings from Frey Wille or silver First Nations jewellery from the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
If she likes to be treated like a queen, bring her to Absolute Spa for some royal pampering. Or indulge her with a CHI & Tea package, which includes an 80-minute West Coast Wave massage from CHI, The Spa and leisurely afternoon tea at Xi Shi Lounge.
If she’s more the whimsical type, pick up a Blossoming Love watch—with a cute floral strap, packaged in a flower pot—from Swatch The Store or a copy of Listen to the Squawking Chicken (Random House Canada). Available at local bookstores, this hilarious memoir by former Vancouver resident Elaine Lui (better known as Lainey Gossip) outlines all the unorthodox advice Lui has received over the years from her mother, a.k.a. the Squawking Chicken.
No mom should have to cook on her special day, so take her to brunch at Sylvia’s Restaurant & Lounge or Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, and cap it all off with a sweet treat from Rogers’ Chocolates or Purdy’s Chocolates. After all, Mom deserves something special.