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5 ideas to make your mom happy

As Mother’s Day approaches, merchants and retailers are touting what they claim to be the perfect gift for Mom. Not surprising, then, that some view the occasion as yet another holiday turned overly commercial, like Valentine’s Day. Yet when you come down to it, a necklace made of noodles and a clumsy poem were all you needed to make your mom happy when you were a child. What if the true meaning of Mother’s Day lies in that naive simplicity that tends to fade with time? Of course, we’re not suggesting you offer Mom a crayon drawing—but rather, a return to basics, by sharing some quality time with a person who is dear to you. Here are five suggestions for celebrating your mother, grandmother, or any important woman in your life!

1. A themed brunch
Surprise her by organizing a brunch in the comfort of her own home! Drop by the grocery store and pick up everything you’ll need for a colourful feast: croissants, cheeses, jams… For inspiration, check out chef Ricardo’s list of themed recipes. An interesting alternative for those who want to get out of the house.

2. A day of pampering at the spa
To make it a memorable day, take Mom to the spa for a facial! Babor’s ReVersive anti-aging treatment* is perfect for a radiant and rejuvenated skin tone.

3. Dining out
When is the last time you had a one-on-one meal with your mother? Use the occasion to bring her to one of her favourite eateries, or have her discover a new one. Why not the floating restaurant at Bota Bota? A bath-and-brunch Mother’s Day special awaits you for just $80. Enjoy yourselves while taking in a spectacular view of Montreal’s Old Port!

4. A photo album
Gather photographs of you and your mom and make a montage! Whether it’s paper or digital, a photo album is a sure bet for reliving your fondest memories.

5. Supper via videoconference
Does your mom live out of town? If you can’t see her in person, don’t let distance keep you from reaching out! See if she’d like to spend an evening with you via the magic of a video connection.

Regardless of what you choose to do, keep in mind the essential aim of Mother’s Day: spending quality time with the woman who watched you grow up. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!