THE LIST: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 24, 2020

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to show mom some love.

The current situation with COVID-19 means it likely won’t be a normal Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10th, but there are still plenty of ways you can recognize that special superwoman in your world.


We’ve put together a list of great gift ideas you can get from local shops – without even leaving the comfort of your home!

From spa treatments to jewellery, beautiful flowers or food, there’s no shortage of fun and unique ways to make mom smile on Mother’s Day.

Read on below and make sure to check back often as additional items are added. And if you know of a great Mother’s Day gift idea from a local business, please send us an email or message us on Facebook or Instagram!


Love and Lee

Make her glow

Love and Lee has adorable Illume Candles that can be used as beautiful pots when the candle is finished! Shop Illume Candles, Modern Sprout seed starting kits and much more on the Love & Lee online shop.

The Kingslea

Hand it over

Treat mom to a beautiful new handbag from The Kingslea. From functional to special occasion, this trendy boutique has a wide assortment of handbags – like this cute Angel bag – as well as a fun line of women’s socks, jewellery and much more available through The Kingslea online shop.

Mrs Bs

Bring it home

Mrs. B’s Gifts and Home Decor has a variety of items to brighten mom’s home on the special day, from candles and chimes to figures, scarves, purses and much more. They can even make up a custom gift basket starting at $50 or if you’re unsure, you could always opt for a gift card.

Red Cart

Turn the page

Give mom the gift of getting lost in a great book this Mother’s Day. Red Cart Books has a wide selection of books available, from popular titles to hidden gems and just about anything else you could imagine. Connect with them on Facebook to enquire about specific titles or authors.

Floral expressions

Express yourself

Express your love to mom with a beautiful modern floral arrangement from Floral Expressions. They also have cool plants and keepsake decor with a variety of plant and flower dishes available. Call 613-362-9706 to place an order.

Pure Organic Spa

Pamper her

Give mom the star treatment courtesy of Pure Organic Spa. Pure is offering a special Mother’s Day Spa Package of a spa manicure and pedicure with paraffin treatment and a complimentary Mimosa (for future use) or a Mother’s Day Gift Box – both for just $99! Check out their online shop for details and other products.

Local Fill

Go eco-friendly

Check out The Local Fill for some unique eco-friendly gifts that mom is sure to love! Soma reusable glass water bottles, Beleaf facial products, Radical Roots seed bombs and Cheeks Ahoy unpaper towels are just some of the cool products you will find at this trendy shop. Check out their Facebook page for more details and ideas.

Crush Lane

Wear your heart

All you need is love. And you can find plenty of it at Crush Lane. This trendy shop has a wide assortment of pendants, necklaces, earrings and rings that are sure to make mom’s heart glow. Check out the sale page on their online shop for some amazing deals. In addition to jewellery, Crush Lane also has bags, clothing, accessories and more.

Lifes Little Pleasures

Unique finds

You’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift at Life’s Little Pleasures. Trendy jewellery – like these pieces from Glee Jewelry – comfy rompers, home decor items and sassy candles from Lighters Candle Company are just some of the cool finds in store. Visit the Life’s Little Pleasures Facebook page for items and message to place an order.


Fresh flowers

Express your love with a beautiful, fresh flower arrangement from Blooms. The local florist and gift shop has a wide assortment of arrangements that are sure to impress mom. There are indoor house plants too that will leave a lasting impression. Check out their Facebook page for details or place your order via their online shop.

Simply Wellness

A gift of wellness

Give mom a gift of health, pampering and comfort with a day out at the spa, courtesy of Simply Wellness. Receive 10 % off a gift certificate from now until May 8th. Use the promo code MOM at checkout at the Simply Wellness online shop and you’ll receive 10% off your order and when your mom comes in for her special day. She’ll also receive an additional free gift upon arrival!


Gifts with heart

No matter what your mother’s interest is, you’re sure to find something for her at Laura’s. From flowers and home decor to jewellery, apparel, kitchenware and more, Laura’s has that perfect gift to make Mother’s Day special. Their extensive selection of olive oil and balsamic vinegars will impress any food lover. Check their Facebook page for items and details.

Fairy Sweet

Be a sweetheart

Give mom’s taste buds a treat courtesy of Fairy Sweet. The Downtown Cornwall bakery and cupcake shop is sure to delight her sweet tooth with a gourmet creation. The shop is offering a special Mother’s Day cake (in vanilla, chocolate, Red Velvet or Cookies & Cream) for just $35. The cake feeds 6-8 guests. Message them through their Facebook page to pre-order yours!


Hoppy hour

If mom is a beer fan, you’ll definitely want to check out Cornwall’s beloved brewery, Rurban Brewing. Rurban has a number of cool beer varieties available as well as cool merchandise. If you can’t decide, they have gift certificates available – and they can even make up custom gift baskets! Check out their Facebook page for updates.

Kids Korner

Love her to pieces

There’s nothing like a good puzzle to stimulate the mind and pass the time. If mom is a puzzler, make sure to check out the selection at Kid’s Korner. Their popular Cobble Hill puzzles are on sale for $19.99 – both 500 and 1,000 piece editions! Check out their Facebook page for more info and message to order.

Flowers Cornwall

Precious petals

You’ll find pride in every petal at Flowers Cornwall. The long-standing Cornwall shop has a wide assortment of bouquets to make mom smile in addition to a variety of candles, giftware and other items. Check out their online shop to place your order.

Cailuan Gallery

A gift with he-art

Give the gift of art this Mother’s Day. Cailuan Gallery in Downtown Cornwall has some beautiful pieces for sale along with a full line of art supplies to help mom express herself creatively. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Gordon Jewellers

Bring the bling

You’re sure to find a beautiful and high-quality treasure at Gordon Jewellers. You’ll find a wide assortment of diamond and precious stone rings, gold and silver chains, bracelets and earrings, watches, clocks and a variety of giftware. Check out available items at the Gordon Jewellers Facebook page and message to place an order.

Ground Soap

Keep her grounded

Keep mom grounded with some Ground Soap, Cornwall’s award-winning organic soap. It’s cool for so many reasons – the natural ingredients, the natural essential oils used to scent the product and the gorgeous plastic-free packaging. Place your order through their online shop and choose ‘free local pick up’ at checkout.

Healing Wishes

Restore her soul

Give mom a gift to restore her mind, body and soul, courtesy of Healing Wishes. Their online shop features a wide array of metaphysical and holistic healing products like selenite lamps – pictured – salt lamps, Brazilian citrine points, crystals and much more. Reader Jackie Raquel is also offering 10% off readings as a Mother’s Day special!

Quilling It

Made for you

Cornwall’s maker scene is bursting with creative entrepreneurs producing amazing one-of-a-kind products. It’s never been easier to shop local makers thanks to the first-ever online Mother’s Day Shopping Event, hosted by We 3 Girls. There are several dozen vendors taking part and each purchase you make enters you into a draw! Browse cute jewellery from Quilling It – pictured – comfy toques from Peek-A-Boo, hand-crafted bath and body products from Bathintentions and so many more! Check out the full listing of vendors here and get shopping!
Maker event

Happy Popcorn

Get poppin’!

Nothing says happy and comfort like a gourmet bag of flavoured popcorn from the Happy Popcorn Co. The Downtown Cornwall shop is selling a variety of popcorn flavours and sweet treats through their online shop. It’s just one food idea that you can surprise mom with. Dozens of restaurants are offering delivery – why not surprise a great locally-prepared meal delivered right to her door? Check out our restaurant list for further inspiration!
THE LIST: Restaurants serving during COVID-19

Downtown Cornwall

Endless options

Looking for other ideas? Maybe a store that isn’t listed here? Gift certificates are always an option. Check out the Shopify platform created by local entrepreneur Kelly Bergeron where you can buy gift certificates from local businesses to be used at a later date. Over 160 businesses are part of the platform and it has already generated over $20,000 in sales! There’s no better way to support local and surprise mom at the same time!

Connect with dozens of other businesses online through the new website. This new initiative by the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce provides an online platform to local businesses to list their products and services, hours of operation and ways to purchase. The Chamber will also be offering support to local businesses that wish to set up eCommerce platforms.

Visit the Shop Cornwall and Area website

Play it safe

We all have a part to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Pay close attention to the updates from public health officials. Wash your hands frequently, sneeze and cough into your sleeve, stay home if you aren’t feeling well and maintain a distance of at least two metres from other people. Stay home as much as possible and avoid all non-essential outings. Shop alone when possible and only when necessary.

For more safety tips and info on the fight against COVID-19, please click here.

Visit Choose Cornwall’s COVID-19 Business Digest for up to date resources and information.

Article by Kevin Lajoie