The Easy Equation For A Made-in-Niagara Mother’s Day She’ll Love

If lockdown life has left you wondering how to wow the Mom(s) in your life this May, it’s time for a little Mother’s Day math with a simple equation that celebrates Moms and Niagara:

Bubbles + Brunch + A Local Gift She’ll Love = One Happy Mom

The Bubbles

There’s just something about a bottle of sparkling wine that makes every occasion feel extra special. Whether you pour it for the special Mom in your household or drop it off on a doorstep just in time for Sunday morning Mimosas, she’ll notice and love that she’s being celebrated.

In Jordan, Westcott Vineyards’  Violette Sparkling Brut and Brilliant Traditional Method Sparkling are both excellent choices. Online orders can be shipped or picked up at the winery.

Kew Vineyards Estate Winery in Beamsville has a delicious collection of sparkling wines that Mom will adore. Their pretty pink Rosalie, named after the Mother of Kew Vineyard’s proprietor, is a perfect Mother’s Day choice. Orders over $65 ship for free and pick up at the winery is also an option.

Henry of Pelham Family Estate is offering a beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Box, which includes two bottles of the award-winning Cuvée Catharine sparkling wine, 2 reusable stemless wine glasses, a sparkling stopper, and a Rosé infused soap. Use the code “MOTHERSDAY” at checkout to receive free shipping or pick up at the winery.

Angels Gate Estate Winery also has a special Mother’s Day package, which in addition to bubbly, includes bottles of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Merlot. A recipe for each wine is included as well as a Mother’s Day card. There is free shipping on orders over $50 as well as curbside pickup.

For those looking to stretch their Mother’s Day budget, Malivoire Wine Company has a great offer on its Che Bello Sparkling Wine. Mom will love the flavours of green apple, lime and pear, and your wallet will appreciate the price of just $15.95!

The Brunch

Just because we can’t gather in large groups this year doesn’t mean there aren’t still great brunches to be had! Start a new tradition by ordering one of the amazing brunch options offered by Niagara restaurants.

Revalee Brunch Café in Vineland has a gorgeous brunch menu available for takeout as well as a Mother’s Day Brunch Kit, which includes everything you need to enjoy a classic brunch of eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, granola, yogurt and more. A vegan version is also available.

The Restaurant at Vineland Estates Winery is offering a delicious three-course Mother’s Day takeout meal for just $40 per person that includes a special gift for Mom from The Watering Can Flower Market. Be sure to place your order before May 6 at 6 pm.

August Restaurant’s weekend brunch menu includes dishes that Mom will love like warm cream scones, breakfast gnocchi and more.

The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. is cooking up a Mother’s Day at Home Feast with all the fixings, including appetizers, mains, side dishes and dessert for two that you’ll just have to heat and serve. Place your order by May 6.

A Local Gift She’ll Love

A little gift will mean even more this year because Mom will know it took extra thought and effort. Fortunately, our local retailers are pulling out all the stops to make shopping a breeze with options like online shopping, curbside pickup and even home delivery in some cases.

Avant Garde Emporium in Jordan has curbside pickup and outdoor sidewalk sales showcasing a fantastic selection of kitchen gadgets, home decor, games, and fair-trade clothing.

New kid on the block, The Local Life Vineland, has so many things that Mom will love! The store brings the best of handmade markets together in one beautifully curated collection that includes jewellery, candles, clothing, home decor and more. Browse products on the shop’s Instagram page and stop buy the store for curbside pickup or take advantage of free local delivery.

Moms who are in need of a little self-care will love receiving something special from Beauty Body Home in Jordan. From herbal tea blends to essential oils, bath products, skincare, candles and more, there are endless gift options you can purchase online for the Mom who deserves a little me time!

Moms who are sick of solving the “What’s for Dinner?” problem will appreciate any of 13th Street Winery’s creative selection of Solution Packs. The bundles combine wine and food items built around fun themes, like Friday Fish Fry, Burger Kit, Movie Night, Charcuterie, Cocktail, Brunch and Pasta Night.

The Watering Can Flower Market’s Mother’s Day Workshop Kit includes everything Mom will need to make a beautiful flowering orchid arrangement and two smaller planters at home. There are also three delicious treats from the pastry market to enjoy when the arranging is all done. For the Mom who’d prefer to enjoy the blooms rather than plant them, a beautiful bouquet, gift card or spring urn are all great options. At the time of writing, the Vineland location is open for walk-ins, curbside pickups and deliveries.

Give Mom the promise of an overnight escape or decadent meal at Inn On The Twenty or a little pampering at Spa On The Twenty. Since Vintage Hotels’ E-Gift Cards can be redeemed all year long towards delicious dining, relaxing spa treatments or overnight stays, mom will be able to pick when and what suits her best! Plus, they’re easy to buy online and just as easy to send.

These suggestions for bubbles, brunch and gift ideas are just a small selection of local Town of Lincoln options that are available. For more Mother’s Day shopping and gifting inspiration, download our new WanderLost app. If you have other suggestions for great local bubbles, brunch options and gift ideas, be sure to share them with us on social media using #wanderlostlinc.

COVID-19 Measures

Protecting the health and safety of yourself and others is very important.  As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario continues to change, a minute or two of extra planning is an important step in ensuring safe adventures.  This activity is adapted with personal and public health COVID-19 measures in mind.  All participants must adhere to the current restrictions and guidelines for the Niagara Region found in the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 response framework, including physical distancing, wearing a mask or face covering, frequent handwashing and staying home when ill.  Enjoy this activity in a small group (with members of the same household) and avoid large crowds.  Have fun and be safe. 

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