Top 5: What Mother’s Want Edition

Hey Top 5-ers!! Hope you are enjoying the great weather we have been having and staying safe and healthy!

For our May Top 5 blog, we decided to reveal the answer to the ever-elusive question…. What does my mom want for Mother’s Day?

Moms are so selfless, they always say they don’t want or need anything, and that’s why it’s even more important to make sure they feel celebrated, loved, and appreciated on this special day.
See below for our Top 5 ways to celebrate your Mom during the lockdown!

The Gift of a Clean House:
My mom always “joked” when we were kids that all she wanted for Mother’s Day, birthday, Christmas, etc was a clean house… well turns out the joke was on us because that’s really what she wanted all along!
So why not treat your mom to a home cleaning this mother’ day?
There are so many cleaning services available in the Ottawa area, but let’s try to keep it local and small business-focused. Below are some great options:

Who doesn’t love a prepared meal:
Let mom kick up her feet and skip out on doing the dishes because her favourite child ordered her amazing takeout! Better yet, order 2 and meet her on Facetime or Zoom for a virtual date!! Check out these great local Ottawa restaurants ready to hook you and your mom up with a great meal:

A gift made and sold right here in Ottawa:
Support our local Ottawa Artisans, and check out this website for great local gifts ranging in price from $10 to $100+. Everything from food and drinks, home decor, personalized gifts to everyday essentials, there is sure to be something great for mom. There is no better way to support our local artisans!

Ottawa Artisans Collections

Send her some flowers:
Some of our favourite local Ottawa florists are doing deliveries during the lockdown. Do your best to choose a local small owned business for your flower needs:

Support your mom’s favourite local salon and/or spa and get her a gift card!
Since mom can’t visit her salon or spa for those highlights, haircuts, pedicures, manicures or facials; why not check out their website and get mom a gift card she can use later! Gift cards are still a great way of supporting small businesses!!

Whatever you do to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day, remember to keep it local and support small businesses.

Writer: Kala Gray