• By: Kat Walcott

Affordable Gifts for Mother’s Day

Though we should show appreciation to our mothers and mother figures everyday, Mother’s Day serves as a day to make them feel extra special. Don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank to put a smile on your mom’s face. Here are three affordable gift ideas that are sure to make her feel appreciated and loved. All of these gift ideas are readily available online or physically in the National Capital Region.

The Sconewitch Gift Baskets

The Sconewitch is an Ottawa-based cafe that is well-known for their delicious scones and wide selection of teas, but did you know they also produce hand-delivered gift baskets? They offer a variety of different baskets that contain an assortment of fresh scones, teas, coffee and fruit and cream spreads. The baskets start at just $18 and are a perfect gift if your mother loves a nice, old-fashioned tea time. Baskets are available to order through The Sconewitch’s Givopoly page here.

Manicure at The Ten Spot

The Ten Spot is a trendy, modern beauty bar in the Westboro neighbourhood of the city and its a great place to treat your mother! A basic manicure is just $20, but there are an array of other services available including waxing, full pedicures, eyebrow tinting and much more. If your mom is into beauty and style, she’ll love this!

Digital Magazine Subscription

If your mom loves magazines and is tech-savvy, a digital magazine subscription is the gift for her! The app Texture, available for both iOS and Android devices, is great because for just $9.99 a month, you have access to hundreds of magazines at your fingertips. Everything from “Style at Home” to “National Geographic” is available to read, so no matter which magazines your mom is fond of, more than likely it is readily available through the app.

Brunch at House of Targ

Bring mom to House of TARG this Sunday for a special Mother’s Day Free-Play Brunch Buffet! This family friendly event will feature an all you can eat buffet – featuring eggs, handmade traditional perogies, Ukrainian kolbassa sausage, bacon, breakfast sausage, macaroni salad, fruit salad & our magical bottomless cup of Cloud Forest Organic Coffee, juice or tea – as well as free play on 26 video game cabinets. Brunch runs from 11am – 2pm and is $20 per adult and $15 for kids under 12. This event is first come, first serve!