So Here is Dining Chicago's Mother's Day Gift Guide:Think you're off the hook once you've taken mom to brunch for Mother's Day. Think again. And disown yourself. Mother's Day is a time to honor mom and shower her with deserved gifts for raising you. The least you can do is bombard her with chocolates and sparkling wine. Here are a few handy tips for Mother's Day gifts this year in Chicago.
(Anna Blooms. Photo: Epoch Floral)
For the Chocolate-Lover
Let's face it, every mom loves chocolate. I mean, every person loves chocolate in general, but it's an especially apropos gift for Mother's Day. Just in time for the heartwarming holiday, the JW Marriott Chicago has teamed up with Katherine Anne Confections for a very special gift package. Dubbed "A Few of My Favorite Things," it is indeed fantastic. These customizable 20-piece truffle boxes are just the cherry atop a delicious sundae that is an overnight stay at the hotel and a bottle of Brancott Sauvignon Blanc. Available May 10 and May 11, the packages start at the very reasonable price of $235. Especially considering your mom raised you, that's a bargain.
For the Sparkling Wine-Lover
If there's one thing moms love at least as much, if not more, than chocolate, it's bubbly. Far more than a bottle of booze, sparkling wine is an emotional hug, guaranteed to enliven and bolster any mood and setting. Especially when said wine comes from the esteemed Anna de Codorniu portfolio. This Spanish sparkling wine is divine in and of itself, but especially when paired with flowers, a one-two punch of perfect Mother's Day merriment. Anna Blooms is the name of a new national campaign that pairs Anna sparkling wine (Anna Brut and Brut Rose) with floral arrangements, curated by the likes of Chicago's Epoch Floral. Diana Hamman of The Wine Goddess boutique is the wine pro lending her expertise and insight to the floral/sparkling combo, which is sure to be a glam hit on any Mother's Day table.
For the Mom Into Food, Fashion, and Design
Just in time for all your Mother's Day shopping and squiring needs, Dose Market makes its triumphant return on May 11. Taking place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Chop Shop, the market brings together local artisans in the food, fashion, and design industries, which guarantees a successful and delicious outing for any mom. Dose also takes place the following Sunday, filled with spring-y goodness. Whether you take mom with you or are on the hunt for last-minute gifts and goodies, Dose is the perfect getaway.
- Matt Kirouac