For the Mom in Your Life

We’ve all been there – two days before mother’s day without a gift or a card in hand. Luckily, whether you are shopping for your own Mom, the mother of your children or picking up a little something to treat yourself, Manulife Centre has got you covered. Here are just a few of our favourite picks that would make a great gift this Mother’s Day.

Something for some “Me-Time”

This Mother’s Day why not give the gift of a little “me-time”. Treat the Mom in your life to a beauty sessions at Haartek, the luxurious salon on our Main Level. With a wide range of services they can have a day they choose, whether it’s a colour, cut and blowout with one of Haartek’s expert stylists, a mani-pedi, facial or a massage. Whatever service they choose the pamper time is sure to be appreciated.

Something for the Supermom

For the mother who juggles everything, pick up a stylish Herschel daypack from Bonny Satchels ‘n’ Duffles. Small enough to not get overloaded yet big enough to hold all of the necessary bits and bobs for the kids, this backpack will be a useful addition to any supermom arsenal.

A Little Something Special

There’s nothing like a little jewelry to make Mom smile on Mother’s Day. This stunning opal necklace from Birks is a perfect option for a special gift that will be worn for years to come. This necklace is especially perfect for the mother of an October-baby, as opal is that month’s birthstone!

Something Beautiful that Lasts

We know flowers are an easy option for Mother’s Day, but they’re a classic for a reason. When you’re on your way to Mother’s Day brunch, be sure to pick some up at Bloor Street Market. Orchids are the perfect pick for Mother’s Day and that they last longer than the typical bouquet will mean your Mom will be reminded of your generous spirit for months and even years ahead.

Something to Pamper

If the mother in your life prefers an “at home” pamper, these Soap Stories products from GRATiAE are sure to satisfy. Beautifully scented and made from all natural ingredients this soap and hand cream duo will make their skin feel amazing.

Mom Time at Manulife Centre

Looking for the perfect way to honour your mother? How about some quality time with her? Better yet, how about some quality time with her at Bay and Bloor? Better yet still, how about some quality time with her 51 floors above Bay and Bloor?


Take her to the moon (almost)

Ride the back elevator up to The One Eighty for a special Mother’s Day brunch that includes complementary pink prosecco and rosé for the ladies of the hour, in addition to the most breathtaking view of the city. Brunch is being served from 11AM to 4PM this Sunday, but it’s filling up quickly so reserve your tickets.


Let yourselves be pampered  

You can smell the Haartek Salon before you see it. And you can hear people talk about how relaxed they are as they leave. Have your skin exfoliated, your body massaged and your fingers and toes expertly gel polished.

Feeling like lavishing a bit more love? Book facials at GRATiAE. Sourced from a hidden hot spring in The Sea of Galilee on Israel’s northeast border, their legendary minerals have been opening and rejuvenating pores since Roman times. Treat yourselves with a two-for-one Mother’s Day facial special.


Talk over a book and a coffee

Stop by Indigo for a drink in the Starbucks Café, then walk the stacks to check out some of the hottest rising reads including:

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

A moving memoir about two women, and the strength and preciousness of a mother-daughter bond. With Angelou’s trademark good humour and fierce optimism, this book is everything you want in a feel-good read. Perfect for a post-Mother’s Day book club!

Why a Son Needs a Mom: 100 Reasons by Gregory E. Lang

Show your appreciation for your mom with this classic book full of true-to-life moments you can reflect on together. A beautiful gift to show her how a mom’s love is the constant compass her son needs to be a great man.

Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Meyer

And, if there are grandkids in the picture, this is a definite favourite you and your mom can pick out just for her and the little one. Funny, heartwarming and celebratory of the special bond between a child and their grandmother. Plus, it’s a charming gift idea that promises even more memory-making for grandma.


For the last minute decision makers, a quick reminder that Indigo’s running a promotion right now where you have a chance to win your entire purchase if you pick up a greeting card AND a super cute perfect-for-summer tote for $14.50 when you spend $40 or more.

And, as always, you’ll get two hours of FREE PARKING when you spend $25 or more at Manulife Centre, which, in between sipping rosé and perusing the latest must-reads, shouldn’t be too hard.


Happy Mother’s Day!