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April 28, 2016

Mother’s Day Centre


The other day, we saw the folks at Indigo putting up their Mother’s Day signage. It got us thinking about Mother’s Day gifts, and what different moms would want.
For example, a new mom would probably appreciate a day to themselves and a bit of personal pampering, while a grandmother would love an afternoon with the whole crew. Some moms would be happy with a lovely card and a lovelier hand-written note. Others want a big bouquet of flowers and a bigger box of chocolates just for them.

As we walked and talked, we realized that every idea we came up with for Mother’s Day was available here — impressive considering there are only 35 retail stores.

Of course, we’re rather biased when it comes to the awesomeness of our tenants, so we decided to enlist an outside opinion in the form of super mama Michelle Jobin.

“I’ve been well-acquainted with the Manulife Centre for years,” she said. “And it’s the perfect place to spend with your Mama on Mother’s Day because it’s a great place for experiences as well as gifts.”

Here are the places she identified as the go-to spots for mom-shopping:

Haartek — “Get Mom a new hair style or colour, or perhaps a manicure/pedicure or a facial.”

More Than Words… — “Don’t forget the little things! Moms love cards and these guys have them all, from the sentimental to the hilarious.”

Gobelins Fine Linens — “Make Mom feel like a queen with a luxurious new robe.”

Scaccia — “Take Mom out for wine and delicious Italian eats.”

William Ashley — “The Champagne Truffles from Teuscher Chocolates are my personal favourite, and a long-time go-to for gifts.”

You can watch Michelle’s Mom-focused visit to Manulife Centre on our Instagram channel, and get more gift ideas and suggestions on what to do to make your Mom feel special on her special day.