To Mom, With Love: The Haute 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas in Chicago

For women everywhere, mother’s day is a day to show mom a little more love than normal and let her know how much you appreciate her. Searching for the perfect gift is never easy, so make it personal. Experience something together because it’s the moments you’ll cherish forever.

Have a date for High Tea

If your mom’s anything like my mom who has everything and is impossible to shop for, she’d much rather spend some quality time with her daughter than give her something that will sit on a shelf. And what better way to have some quality girl’s time than tea time? Russian Tea Time offers a lovely afternoon service with finger sandwiches, pastries galore and a house tea to die for.  Its extensive and elaborate menu features s mix of “hearty” and “comfort” Russian, Slavic and Jewish classics is well complemented by upscale dishes of Imperial Russian Courts.

Russian Tea Time, 77 East Adams St., Chicago.

Catch a Show

Broadway in Chicago’s schedule is jam packed this summer. Treat your mom to the best seat in the house. Tony Award Winning Billy Elliot, Shrek the Musical, Avenue Q (my personal favorite), Fuerza Bruta: Look Up, and Wicked are all a fun and memorable way to spend a Sunday.

Gorge on Sweets

There’s no better way to indulge than a decadent little snack cake. Treat mom to a box of Swirlz Cupcakes and her lips and stomach will thank you for. With delicious flavors like chocolate dipped strawberry, banana nutella, bananas foster, peanut butter crunch these are anything but your ordinary cupcake.

Swirlz Cupcakes, 705 W. Belden, Chicago.

Custom Flower Arrangements

There’s no way to celebrate spring or May without beautiful flowers to brighten up the home. Stems specializes in custom funky fresh florals and foliage that are hand-picked everyday. With an impressive client list that includes the likes of Bliss Weddings, Chicago Magazine, Boeing, the Chicago Tribune, Harpo Productions, InStyle Magazine, Ugg Australia, Wildfire and many many others, you know these flowers are to die for.

Stems, Inc., 850 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago.

Have a Mother-Daughter Spa Day

The Five Star, Five Diamond Peninsula Spa offers a slew of full day or half day spa journey packages chalk full of revitalizing treatments, lunch, use of the pool and sun decks. Perfect to give mom a bit of peace for all the gray hairs you’ve caused her over the years.

The Peninsula Spa by Espa, 108 E. Superior St., Chicago.