It’s a day of ‘MOMumental’ proportions – Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day!
Did you leave your Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute? If you’re in St. Catharines and you’re looking for some great Mother’s Day gifts you’re in the right place! Here are some of the best finds to help you gift special, personal and ‘MOMerable’ surprises. Ok, we admit, there’s a lot to look through.
Ok, no more poking around! Get to it – check out our loveSTC Mother’s Day last-minute gift guide!
Roelfina’s Flower Stand
Tracey started Roelfina’s Flower Stand after losing her mother to ‘share the love her mama gave her, honour her life, speak her name and put her spirit into the hearts and minds of many.’
Fresh Cut Flowers
This Black-owned business is popping up at markets in St. Catharines spring, summer & fall and will be at the Bushel and Peck’s Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-up Market Saturday, May 7 with bunches of fresh cut flowers.
Pro Tip: Take mother-dearest to the pop-up market and enjoy music, food and drink, handmade wares, vintage collections and more to make ‘MOMories’ to last a lifetime
Give the gift of Indigenous Canadian handmade convertible jewelry. Lofttan is a local Indigenous-owned company and owner/designer April Mitchell-Boudreau is a Turtle clan Mohawk with roots at Six Nations and is passionate about awakening and engaging the creator that lives inside all of us. Based here in Niagara region and the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnabe people, April uses textures and traditional materials like shell, sustainably sourced wood, and semi-precious stones.
mini BlingBOX $49
Add sparkle to Mother’s Day with the mini BlingBOX! This sweet memory wire wrap bracelet is one size fits all and comes with two charms attached! Sterling plated dragonfly and glittering crystal charms dangle and catch the light! Comes with matching earrings on sterling leverback ear wire.
111 Fourth Ave., Ridley Square
Caron and daughter Chloe open a Citrus Boutique in 2008 to bring all their favourite brands to St. Catharines. The shop is filled with an alluring variety of unique brands from around the globe with new clothing and accessories arriving daily so the selection is always fresh. Here are a couple of top picks:
Freedom Moses from $59.99
Help mom slide into summer with slides to chill in all day long, whether at the beach or on the streets. Cool, colourful, genderless, ageless, timeless, cruelty-free and 100 per cent vegan.
Thistle Book Shop and Café
50 Lakeport Rd.
Mom Tracy Fattore and family run this Port Dalhousie independent bookshop café and fuse shopping for your favourite books with great beverages. Thistle aims to get books into the hands of the people who love them as quickly as possible!
Sea of Tranquility $29.99
From the #1 bestselling author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize–shortlisted The Glass Hotel and the internationally bestselling Station Eleven comes a new novel of dazzling imagination. Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility is a breathtaking and wondrous examination of the ties that bind us together, by a master storyteller.
More cool gift ideas
Ruby Red Beautiful
28 James St.
This Downtown St. Catharines makeup boutique offers a hand-curated selection of cruelty free beauty products, such as Cheekbone Beauty, and makeup services.
You Are Beautiful Mystery Box $65
Show off how much you know about Mom with a custom box filled with beauty, selfcare and lifestyle surprises. Share likes, dislikes, funny anecdotes, as much or as little information as you’d like and Ruby Red Beautiful will build a mystery box just for mom.
Garden City Essentials
35 James St.
This small online + brick and mortar shop specializes in beauty, wellness and lifestyle goods.
Mother’s Day Cards from $6.50
From Garden City Essential’s in-house small batch soaps and skincare products to the thoughtfully curated collection of natural and eco-friendly alternatives there are many great treats for mom. I like the Mother’s Day cards! Find the right words to tell mom you care with cards made by independent artists.
144 St. Paul St.
For moms who love vintage, there are new arrivals every week at Grandma’s Basement and are available in store and online.
Mom jeans, shorts and much more from $34
So many styles to choose from.
221 Glendale Ave., The PEN Centre
Ziya Blue is about enjoying the small things in life and has unique gifts perfect for celebrating Mom. There are no boring gifts for mom at Ziya Blue – everything is awesome.
One Tough Mother Ankle Socks $13.99
Show mom some respect with these fun socks.