Great Ideas Outside of the Ordinary Gift Box are Waiting Just Down the Block
Dish up a delightful breakfast in bed with a delicious take-and-bake quiche from Beverly Bakery, 10528 S Western.
Treat Mom to a special day out at the Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour (May 15) and Garden Walk (July 10). Buy two tickets for each, and be Mom’s chauffeur! Buy tickets online at bapa.org.
Pamper Mom with artisan-made soaps and spa treatments, available at Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W 103rd St. Shop for other unique gifts while you’re there!
The stress-relief benefits go deep with a massage and/or facial from Everything’s Relative Salon, 10548 S Western.
Chic comfort for exercise – that might be just what Mom needs to pep up her workouts! Among the stylish options at Running Excels, 10328 S Western, you can purchase Lululemon apparel and Oofos foot-relief footwear.
Does your mom enjoy relaxing with an icy cold craft brew? Sign her up for the Mug Club Open Outcry Brewing Company, 10934 S Western. Mugs are custom-made by local artist Dan McCabe and membership has benefit, that start with the brews.
Bite into brunch at Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S Western. There’s a great new menu! It will probably be busy on Mother’s Day so make your reservations early, or buy a gift certificate and plan brunch on another Sunday.
Not early risers? Take mom out for lunch or dinner! Call in advance to make sure your table is waiting at Franconello’s, 10222 S. Western, Americano’s, 11060 S. Western, or Ken’s, 10522 S. Western.
Walk together for a good cause. The Beverly Breast Cancer Walk will be back this year on Mother’s Day morning. Start your day raising funds that help people in all stages and survivorship. Learn more and sign up at give.lcmh.org.
Just about everybody’s mom appreciates a new addition to her spring wardrobe! Find unique women’s apparel at Emilia Gray Chicago, 2501 w 103rd Street #102.
Spring is a good time to update hair styles and nail colors. Purchase gift certificates or make appointments for two at local salons, including Tranquility, 9908 S. Walden Pkwy.; Marlo, 10215 S. Western; or Color Me Beauty Bar, 1810 W. 99th St.
You can’t go wrong with flowers for Mom, and The Bloom Bar, 9909 S. Walden Pkwy., creates bouquets as well as indoor and outdoor decor with fabulous flair. Order early!
Mid-May is the perfect time to get out into the garden! Stop by Steuber Florist and Greenhouses for beautiful bedding plants, a variety of veggies, and a plethora of plants for pots! Then put on your gardening gloves and plant them for Mom!
Learn something together this spring! Learn to knit at Miss Purl, 1824 W. 95th St. Learn to stretch and meditate at Beverly Yoga Center, 9401 S. Oakley Ave. Learn to dance or paint or some other fine art at Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.
Not sure what Mom wants this year? Gift certificates come in all sizes, or, even better, plan a shopping day together! May we recommend: Haven 1890, 2501 W. 103rd St.; Belle Up Boutique, 1915 W. 103rd St.;
Beverly Dry Goods, 9915 S. Walden Pkwy.; Turkey Chicago, 9913 S. Walden Pkwy.; The Heritage Gallery, 1907 W. 103rd St.
For the Graduate
Now that they can put away the text books for a while, it’s the perfect time to read for enjoyment! Select a book by your graduate’s favorite author, or buy a gift certificate from Bookies, 10324 S. Western.
Vinyl is a welcome addition for any music collection! Check out the new and previously loved records and supplies at Beverly Phono Mart, 1808 W. 103rd St. Specializing in rare and out of print records, LPs and 45s since 1967, Beverly Records, 11612 S. Western, is a great place to that record you’ve been looking for and the stereo to play it on.
Morning classes are a beast! Prepare your high school grad for freshman year with a selection of coffee or tea from Two Mile Coffee Bar, 1766 W. 95th St. and 9907 S. Walden Pkwy. Add a two-cup percolator and a couple of mugs for an eye-opening gift.
Whether they’re graduating from kindergarten, 8th grade, high school or college, you can’t go wrong with chocolates and cherry bites from Sweet Freaks, 9927 S. Wood St.
Celebrating with a party? Try catering or schedule a food truck the from Calabria Imports, 1905 W. 103rd St., or Swanson’s Deli, 2414 W 103rd St. Looking for the perfect party desserts? Go straight to KimmyKakes Café & Bakery, 10225 S. Western