Mothers day is quickly approaching, which means it’s probably time to start thinking about what to do for someone special in your life! These fun “experience gift” ideas are the perfect way to spoil your own mom, mother-in-law, or wife (with a gift “from the kids” of course). Better yet, they are all located in or around Waterloo Region, and are a great way to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Mothers Day Brunch
Plenty of local restaurants offer organized mothers day brunches! Red House in Waterloo is offering a selection of delectable plates including bacon-wrapped quail, creme brulee french toast, and crispy eggplant eggs benedict. The Bauer Kitchen, meanwhile, promises a 50+ item Bloody Caesar bar and champagne cocktails. The Delta Waterloo is selling tickets for their brunch, catered by Proof Kitchen and Lounge, with plenty of activities for children available. Whether the mom in your life loves decadent food, well-made cocktails, or is looking for something more child-friendly, these local restaurants have you covered!
The Great Outdoors
Do you know someone who’s constantly itching to get outside? An afternoon hike might be the perfect way to spend your mother’s day! Look up a local trail, pack a picnic lunch, and get hiking. Don’t forget to check the weather well in advance, as nature may have other plans! Some nearby trails we love include the St. Jacobs Millrace, Tews Falls in Hamilton, Pinehurst Lake, and the Kissing Bridge trailway. Alternatively, bring a frisbee and picnic to Waterloo or Victoria Park.
Relax & Refresh
Another great option for mother’s day is a massage, nail treatment, or spa package. Couples packages as well as mother-daughter packages are offered by most spas, and can range from one hour to a full day. Be aware, these can get pricey! However, a relaxing massage, soak, or facial treatment might be just what your loved one needs to unwind. Some high rated spas in Kitchener-Waterloo include the Rock Spa, Escape Salon & Day Spa, Sanctuary Day Spa, and Pino’s Salon & Medispa.
On Sunday, May 14th, Moksha yoga is offering free yoga classes for moms everywhere. If spa packages are looking a bit pricey, or really just aren’t her thing, consider relaxing by taking one of these classes instead! We’re not sure if this offer extends to everyone, so be aware that everyone but mom may have to pay for the class. However, at only $20 per person, this is still a great option. Drop by to practice your tree, happy baby, and child’s pose!
Happy Mother’s Day!