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#MothersDay is Right Around the Corner!

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#MothersDay is Right Around the Corner!

Did you know that Mother’s Day is right around the corner? It’s this Sunday! I almost forget every year – this year I scheduled it into my work calendar so I can plan a special day for my mom well in advance! For those of you who are like me and forget every. year., here are some great ideas on how to treat your mom this Mother’s Day!

Your Mom is a special woman, we don’t need to tell you that (after all, she gave you the gift of life!) So celebrate with treating her to a fun day out, complete with the perfect presents.

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You really can’t go wrong with a good brunch! Order champagne or a bottle of wine before she swings by. Check out Toronto Life’s list of top restaurants of 2016 for some ideas – I’m taking my mom to Chabrol!

Here are some of my top picks for Toronto Mother’s Day brunches

Kasa Moto

Kasa Moto does a Japanese style brunch every weekend, and they’re amping it up for Mother’s Day! Expect bento breakfast boxes as well as some of the freshest sushi in the city.
Brunch starts promptly at 11 a.m.
Price: Prices vary

Biff’s Bistro

The newly renovated Biff’s Bistro is the perfect spot to bring Mom for Mother’s Day! Is your mother keen on Paris (okay, who isn’t?!?) The Parisian-influenced menu includes Fois Gras, frog’s legs, quiches, frites, and real-deal Parisian desserts.The menu is a-la-carte, and brunch starts promptly at  11 a.m. The resto also hosts a fondue night that evening at 5 p.m.
Price: Prices vary

Cibo Wine Bar
Bring mom out for an Italian brunch on Mother’s Day, and there’s no place in the city that does is better than Cibo Wine Bar. With locations on King West, in Yorkville, and at Yonge and Eglinton Cibo Wine Bar is hosting a special Mother’s Day edition of Italian Bubbles + Brunch, with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
Price: $35

Portland Variety

This King West outpost has the look of a nouveau French bistro, but the food packs a punch. Espresso bar in the front (complete with freshly baked pasteries,) and restaurant in the back, their brunch continues to be the best in the city. Lemon ricotta pancakes, patatas bravas, I’m drooling already.

Price: $40

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I love treating my mother to a little spa day, but most Spa’s can seriously break the bank. Her Majesty’s Pleasure is a full service beauty boutique on Queen West My favourite part? The spa doubles as a full service cocktail bar so you can sip on fruity martinits while getting pampered.

Gift Ideas

I’ve put together a list of gifts that you can pick up that will make your mother swoon! Show your mom how appreciative you are of all the things she’s done for you with a heartfelt gift.




The Bay has a fragrance and beauty sale in honour of Mother’s Day. My mum has always loved Ralph Lauren – walking into a Ralph Lauren store today still smells like I’m walking into her room! This RL gift set has a fragrance, as well as hand creams.


Compliment mum’s good looks (after all, she gave you yours!) with stunning jewelry. I’m keen on this small pendant from Sears. You can shop for it here. Many people have very specific taste when it comes to jewelry. Take note of what your mum wears the most frequently. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a staple piece of jewelry like small diamond earrings or a meaningful pendant necklace she can wear on a day to day basis.

Foldover Clutch - Aqua

Aqua Foldover Clutch

Knotted Tote - Ivory

Classic Ivory Tote

Did you know Indigo isn’t just a mecca for books? It also is a one-stop-shop for gifting. From it’s recent jewelry collaboration with Canadian designer Jenny Bird to a wide selection of home goods, look no further than Indigo for all your gifting needs! I’m thinking my mother would love a bag in a pastel spring colour like the one above, 

Is your mother a whiz in the kitchen? Mine sure is. There’s really nothing like coming home for a holiday for one of my mother’s incredible home made meals – flatbread pizza, eggplant parm, I’m drooling already! Canadian Tire is offering in honour of Mother’s Day – like this GORGEOUS copper cooking set. Check out their sale here.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6" 16GB Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet - White


The Samsung Galaxy tablet is one of the newest surfaces to hit the market, so it’s decked out with all the greatest features. Your mom can download books, catch up with relatives on Facebook, and view family photos, all with a swipe of her finger! Swing by Best Buy to pick one up.

How are you celebrating this mother’s day? And what gift have you decided on to treat your mother with? Let me know in the comments below or tweet at me @ShesInfluential


Indigo’s #LiveInColor Collection – Novelty Gifts


Indigo’s #LiveInColor Collection – Novelty Gifts

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Do you a birthday or gift-giving event coming up? Even if the receiving party isn’t an avid book worm, Indigo still has lots of wonderful gift ideas to crack a smile on someone you love.

See the full collection here

Gentlemen’s Hardware Pen Knife

For those handy fellows in your life, the Gentlemen Handware Pen Knife has everything you need for your day to day tasks!

Ecocube Basil

Growing plants at home is easy with Basil EcoCubes – add water and watch it grow!

Gentlemen’s Hardware Shoe Shine Kit - Blue Canvas

Perfect for the guy on the go, Gentlemen’s shoe shine kit, including two shades of polish and brushes.

Kate Spade New York® Luggage Tag - Off We Go! (Green)

Travelling soon? This adorable bag tag (it says “Off We Go”) by Kate Spade is a great way to identify your bag!

Metallic Ring Tattoos

Metallic Rings are such a fun way to add a little bling to an outfit without purchasing loads of jewelry.

Smart Phone Projector

How fun would this Smartphone Projector be on a movie night? Just hook your iPhone or Android device to the projector and you can display your Netflix or whatever movie you may have on your device, or even a slideshow of photos!

Retro Tabletop Mini Billiards Game

Love billiards but have limited space in your home? This tabletop billiards game is perfect for kids and adults alike. Pop it on top of your kitchen or dining room table and you’re ready to play!

Keyboard Cover - Tequila Sunrise

Add a little sunshine to your computer with this Keyboard Cover

Bamboozler - Log Pile

Puzzle wizards will freak over this little wooden mind game!

Back Scratcher

This retractable back scratcher is ideal for all those hard-to-reach places.

Scratch Map

For the avid-traveller, you can scratch out each country of the world as you visit it on this world map

Which gift catches your eye? Let me know by commenting below or tweeting at me at @Shes_Influential.