Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Academy Road

We took a stroll down one of Winnipeg’s most iconic streets to find those unique gifts just for Mom. From shops to restaurants and places to pamper Mom, Academy Road has it all. No matter your budget there is something sweet to show Mom just how much you appreciate her love on this special day and every day. Here are a few of our favourites but your visit to Academy Road will find a treasure for mom in many of the shops and services available streetside.

Champagne Gummy Bears and Gourmet Chocolates

Walking into the G.J. Andrews Food and Wine Shoppe is an experience all on its own, because the smell is so amazing. There you can find amazing wine, cheese, and the perfect pair of Mother’s Day gifts — Funky Chunky Chocolates and Sugarfina Champagne Bears. The yum factor is off the charts here.

Can’t decide? Let their experienced staff create a unique gift basket for mom, or treat the family to a catered meal by the G.J. Andrews chefs and crew. This impeccable team is proud to have helped Winnipeggers eat well for over 20 years now.


Tea Time for Mom

If mom likes tea but the idea of walking into a tea shop is overwhelming and intimidating, Cornelia Bean can take the stress out of picking just right blend for Mom this Mother’s Day. The gorgeous Beehouse Tea Pots are too sweet and the award-winning Glass Tea Infuser “The Wall”. The Wall is different because it both steeps tea and eliminates the need for another glass, since you drink out of the steeped cup. And since Mom is often too busy to make tea and do more dishes, that makes The Wall a perfect choice — for left and right-handed people.



Self-care for our Mama Bear

Tiber River creates happiness. That is their company motto and for a company designed by mothers for everyone in the family–it shows. They stock a wide variety of natural products that are good for body, mind, and soul. They have bath and body care, cleaning, and much more. Recently they’ve been promoting their lovely lemon line, which is a perfect gift for mom, and don’t forget about their spa promotions for manicures for mom this month too.


Sleepwear for the Woman Who Cares

Mother’s Day breakfast in bed? Trying not to stress about the mess being made in the kitchen by little hands is much easier in beautifully comfortable sleepwear. Eyelet Dove features this gorgeous robe by Prima Donna that can be paired with a comfy top and shorts. We also loved the blue-striped pyjamas with a delicate stitching detail on the sleeve. Maybe a sleepmask to keep that spring sunlight out while mom pretends to sleep in that morning.


When In Doubt, Fruit It Out

Yes, Mom will always love flowers from you. And Academy Road has floral shops ready to create a beautiful arrangement of bouquet for Mom any time. But if you want to put twist on the traditional bouquet, Frootables has just the thing. And the best part–Mom might even share with you.

Featuring fresh fruit, dipped, and arranged right in-store Frootables is the only local fruit display company always ready to create something sweet and beautiful for your special someone. Chocolate-covered strawberries, check. Chocolate-dipped pineapple, check. Visit their website for ordering information and promotions.


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