Locally Inspired Mother's Day Ideas
Celebrate Mother's Day locally this year with some of our fun, creative, Thornbury-inspired ideas! We are all for supporting local businesses and helping people get the most out of our incredible community. Have some ideas of your own? Own a business in town that's hosting a Mother's Day event? Let us know!
Gift Idea: Original Artwork
Deborah Masters Design Studio
Give mom a gift that will brighten her day every time she walks past it hanging from her wall. Everybody can appreciate a piece of beautiful, original artwork. Deborah Masters is a beloved local artist who has the ability to capture a unique beauty and peace. She has a private studio where you can meet her and browse her work or request a commission.
Gift Idea: Handcrafted Jewellery
Susan Deiter Designs
Susan has been designing custom jewellery for the better part of a decade and her love for the craft shines through every piece and detail. You can find some of Susan's work at the Marsh St. Gallery in Clarksburg. She has several lines of work incorporating different metals and many up-cycled materials. Each piece is unique and special with a whole lot of love and thought behind it.
Gift Idea: Sustainable & Stylish Footwear For a Great Cause
Brave Souls, Leslie Lewis
Give mom fabulous looking feet AND support a great cause all at once. Local sweetheart Leslie Lewis is bringing this bold, sustainable and stunning line to little Thornbury, and we are VERY excited about it. These uniquely crafted sandals are made from sustainably sourced leather and recycled tires. The proceeds go toward micro finance loans for Dominican Republican entrepreneurs. Connect with Leslie to see the entire line up and place your order.
Activity Idea: Lattés, Pain au Chocolat & Shopping
The Cheese Gallery & Downtown Thornbury
If you and mom are early risers, here's a great idea: head to the Cheese Gallery, first thing on Mother's Day to enjoy one of the fresh-from-the-oven, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate stuffed, perfectly puffy croissants and a piping hot tea or coffee in one of the big comfy chairs at the front of this beautiful shop. After you have indulged in some delightful treats and conversation, meander in and out of the town's shops. Make sure to browse through the Georgian Artisan Market right next store! Other places to stop: the brand new Daisy Market on Louisa St. for some sustainable, green products, Adorn II for all things feminine and refined, Kelly Gale's Studio in the Thornbury muse and all of the other beautiful shops!
**Extra Tip: while you are at The Cheese Gallery pick up some Fracktals for moms with a sweet tooth, or some truffle flavoured potato chips for those moms who prefer the salty indulgences (they are both to die for).
Gift Idea: A Relaxation Package
Jessica's Book Nook & Georgian Hills Winery
Why not create a perfect little self care package for mom. A great book, a beautifully scented, locally-made candle (Jessica's Book Nook sells Serendipity Candles - our favourite scents) and a bottle of wine from a local winery like Georgian Hills Vineyards. Wrap it up with some chocolates from Sylvie's Kitchen, a pretty bow and voila, you have an evening made in heaven.
Gift & Activity Idea: Creative Workshop Gift Card
The Imagination Studio
Help mom express her creativity and have a great time with a gift card to take part in a creative workshop at Clarksburg's Imagination Studio. There is always something wonderful going on at this beautiful little spot and we are sure that mom's of all ages will enjoy taking part. Owner & Operator, Ashley Green, always has new and exciting opportunities, from wreath making to painting classes to kimono dying. Visit her website by following the Learn More link to see upcoming classes and purchase your mom her spot, better yet -go together!
Activity Idea: Art Tour & Lunch
Art Gallery's of Clarksburg & Thornbury & Cured Delicatessen
We are sure there is nothing your mother would appreciate more than spending quality time with you! Why not spend the day taking mom on a tour of all of the beautiful art gallery's in Thornbury & Clarksburg. From the ample, two storey collection at Loft Gallery Inc. featuring resident artists' Debra Lynn Carroll, Lorne McDermott & Janet Leisemer, to the perfectly petite Marsh St. Gallery in Clarksburg and the many others along the way, mom is sure to enjoy the tour, she might even find a piece that suits her fancy. Follow up the tour with a delicious and healthy lunch at Cured Delicatessen on Highway 26, owner & operator Season Leone is serving up a set menu with simply divine bites and spirits. Book your table, click the link below.
Gift Idea: Exclusive Spa Day
Couture Skin Health & Body Work Spa
Everybody appreciates the chance to be pampered. Treat your mom to a bit of luxurious self-care and help her renew her inner and outer glow with some R&R and modern technology. Owner & Operator Tracy Granger will help your mom find the perfect treatment for her needs. Your mom will feel very special after a visit to this exclusive spa. Our Pick: The Oxegeneo 3 in 1 Super Facial, it is hands-down INCREDIBLE.
Gift Idea: Tea Collection
The Valley Alchemist
The wonderful and diverse varieties of tea created by owner & operator Shannon Matamoros, (a local mom of two little ones, herself) will leave your mom feeling very loved and warm all over. Shannon has also partnered with Coffin Ridge to make a extra special spiked cider tea for those moms out there who'd like to try something a little fun! You can find Shannon's teas online, at The Cheese Gallery, Goldsmiths Orchard Market and other local spots.
Our favourite blend: Lavender Earl Grey
Activity: Farm to Table Dinner & Drinks
A classic mother's day tradition with a local, sustainable and organic twist. Take the family to visit Side Road Farms in Walter's Falls and hand pick a basket of locally grown produce, pick out a consciously raised chicken and a bouquet of wild flowers to dress the table. On your way home stop by We are sure you can whip up something extra special at this lovingly stocked shop and farm. Take the long way home and pick up some hard cider from Beaver Valley Cidery after a guided tasting from the owners of this beautiful property.