Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Unwrap Winnipeg (Part 2)

We hope you enjoyed our Part One of Unwrap Winnipeg with our special Mother’s Day Gift Guide. In Part Two we have gifts to satisfy every need from the sweet tooth to the soul. And remember, we are all about convenience and making Mother’s Day gift giving easy with just a few clicks. We are featuring Norwood Florist Design Studio, Decadence Chocolates, Ten Spa, London Drugs, and Yoga Public.

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Norwood Florist Design Studio—When was the last time you sent flowers? Mother’s Day is in spring, of course, and it’s a beautiful time to show mom you love her with an arrangement or bouquet. This might seem too traditional but modern flower arranging (just scroll through Pinterest to see what I mean) is anything but boring. Just blocks from St. Boniface Hospital, Norwood Florist Design Studio has been helping people say things with flowers since the 1940s. Owner and floral artist, Michele, suggests contacting the shop two weeks (that means you should really call today) before Mother’s Day for the best selection of flowers to create the perfect custom bouquet for mom.

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Decadence Chocolates—On the surface, gifting chocolates might seem traditional for Mother’s Day too. But Decadence Chocolates is anything but. Owner Helen Staines shares that in addition to her chocolate education at the Callebaut Institute in Quebec, she “decided to take the chocolate process one step further by taking two further courses on how to make chocolate ‘from the bean’. We are now small batch processing single origin chocolate which we sell by the bar. Come into the store and see and smell the process in our open kitchen.” Helen has handcrafted chocolate shoes that are filled with nine chocolates just in time for Mother’s Day. She encourages orders be placed before May 4.

 

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London Drugs—Who wouldn’t love a mug with a tiny handprint or photo on it from the little ones to make Mom remember just why she has to drink (and re-heat) at least four cups of coffee or tea a day? Mother’s Day photo mugs are easy peasy at London Drugs with pick-up in-store. To order, click here.

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If you’re looking to take the kids for a more hands-on experience, there will be two Mother’s Day MUG photo mug events in-store at St. Vital London Drugs:

Saturday April 30 and Saturday, May 7, from 1 to 5pm (Mugs are ready in 20 minutes)

Both sessions will feature kids’ handprints or colouring transferred onto a mug. You can also order a personalized Mother’s Day photo card.

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As mamas know, pictures tell a story. If mom is a tech-savvy, avid social media lover she will love the Intuos Photo tablet available from London Drugs. The Intuos Photo will perfect images for printing, push creative boundaries, and help mom share easily with friends and family. Best part is you can order online and pick-up in-store!

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Yoga Public—We mentioned a fitness challenge in our Part One. But maybe yoga is more your style. Right now the Yoga Public Intro Pass is only $49 and unlimited for 15 days. With over 110 weekly classes there is no shortage of opportunities to find your zen with mom. Shop online here: http://bit.ly/1qj0wul

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If you’re into something a bit more competitive but still yoga-focused, check out YP’s 30 Day Challenge designed to educate, motivate and guide you to becoming stronger, healthier and improve your overall fitness. It would mean an early present (the challenge runs May 2 through June 7) but think of all the calories you’ll have earned for Mother’s Day brunch. 😀 Sign-up here: http://bit.ly/1Sl5mi7

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Ten Spa— What more can we say? There is nothing like Ten Spa. Located on the 10th floor of the elegant Fort Garry Hotel, this spa is a jewel in our downtown. The ancient hamam is a signature experience and not available anywhere else in North America. The Turkish hamam is home of the tradition of physical and spiritual purification. As the body and skin are cleaned and purified from toxins, blood circulation increases and the immune system is stimulated supporting one, both physically and mentally. Whether you want to treat mom to a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure or just overall relaxation, Ten Spa gift certificates are the perfect one-size fits all for Mother’s Day! Shop for gift certificates online 24/7, click here.

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There is also a contest on the Ten Spa Facebook Page right now, so be sure to enter for a chance to win the ultimate pampering experience for Mom!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you, dear readers. We hope we made your shopping for mom easy and fun with our Gift Guide.