Your local gift guide to Mother’s Day

By Lexy Correa

We are all craving connection with our loved ones. Despite the distance we are experiencing, let’s honour and cherish our mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, foster moms, aunts, sisters, and all the other mother figures in our lives. This guide will help you give the gift of local.

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Artisan Made Co

Artisan Made Co showcases handmade products from makers across Canada. This year, they are offering special gift sets that would be the perfect present for your loved one.


Onderbroeks is a Kingston-based company that designs and produces small-batch, curated collections of luxury robes and loungewear.


Sherry Jeffery jewelry

Treat your loved one to beautiful handmade jewelry by Sherry Jeffery. Sherry specializes in modern, minimal, everyday designs that are sure to bring a smile to their face.


Whitney Haynes jewelry

This year, Whitney Haynes is offering a special Mother’s Day line of jewelry featuring gorgeous sterling silver, pearl necklaces and earrings, leather wraps, and more.


Found and Lost Art greeting cards

Support local artists by purchasing a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day greeting card. Christine Jamieson from Found and Lost Art created beautiful spring-themed cards for Mother’s Day featuring blooming flowers, friendly animals, and vibrant colours.


Plants from The Jungle and The Plant Shelf

Did you know Kingston is home to a few plant boutiques? If your mom has a green thumb, treat her to a new plant addition from The Jungle or The Plant Shelf. Both shops offer curbside pickup and local delivery.


Begin Again Group

Begin Again Group is a social enterprise that creates unique, stylish bags out of recycled rubber. It is also a small community of women, most of whom are new Canadians, who have learned design, construction, marketing, and business skills, all while building their new lives in Kingston.


Happy Thoughts: Butternut Creek Flowers

Happy Thoughts has partnered with Butternut Creek Flowers to offer a special bouquet of flowers. This year they are offering 50% off cards from their Mother’s Day collection with every pre-order. Pre-order is only open until Wednesday, May 5th, for delivery on Saturday, May 8th.

Spa at Home

Twelve Five Candle Co & Beauty Atelier

Pamper them with a relaxing soak at home. Twelve Five Candle Co & Beauty Atelier’s special Mother’s Day gift box includes a Dark Rose or Cashmere scented wood wick candle, matching perfume oil, and a coconut + bourbon vanilla mineral milk bath soak or chocolate + Bulgarian rose bath bomb.


Cher-Mere Day Spa

Now more than ever we need self-care. What better gift can you give than that of relaxation? Cher-Mere’s Mother of All Spa Box includes a wide range of products that pamper from head to toe. They are also offering their popular YGK boxes; a partnership among local Kingston businesses with a sampling of local products.


1000 Islands Soap Company

Years ago, Jackie Marshall started making soap in her kitchen as a hobby. Now her business, 1000 Islands Soap Company, offers dozens of types and scents of soap, bath, and shower products, and more. It’s all natural, and it’s all made by hand in her store at 339 King Street East.

Food & Drink

General Brock’s Commissary

Located on picturesque Brock Street, General Brock’s Commissary stocks their shelves exclusively with locally produced products from Upper and Lower Canada. Along with delicious cheeses, charcuterie meats, gift baskets, and artisan gifts, they really pack the punch for chocolates!

Cha Cha Tea 

If your mom is a tea lover, we have the perfect local place for gifts. Cha Cha Tea carries a wide selection – about 80 different kinds – of black, green, and white teas, as well as herbal infusions, all available online for purchase. The shop is run by Kaoru Miller, a certified tea sommelier.


Bread and Butter Bakery

This year, Bread and Butter Bakery is offering a curated line of Mother’s Day treats. Treat your loved one to everything from a breakfast-in-bed pastry box, tea party savoury box of treats, chocolate-covered strawberries, and more.


AquaTerra Mother’s Day to Go

Say thank you to mom this Mother’s Day with AquaTerra’s to-go options crafted with love. Enjoy a variety of offerings including a Seafood Platter, Afternoon Tea at home, and a Tasting Menu to go. Each package includes the option of cocktail kits, wines, ciders, or spritzers as add-ons.


Hard Way Cider Co

Treat your mom to a new local gem! Hard Way Cider recently moved to Kingston (they’re at 748 Development Drive) and they specialize in one-of-a-kind, artisan, barrel-aged, bone-dry cider. They offer free shipping in Ontario on orders of $60+ and free local delivery within 25km of their Kingston location.


Wharf & Feather Mother’s Day takeout

Wharf and Feather has a special Mother’s Day takeout of assorted Pan Chancho breads with whipped butter, house-smoked salmon crostini with herb-and-onion cream cheese, broccoli cheddar quiche with caramelized onions, a heritage green salad, roasted vegetable strudel, lemon-and-herb marinated roast chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, Patchwork Garden roasted honey carrots, and more.

Knifey Spooney Mother’s Day brunch

Knifey Spooney has a great gift for all the plant-based moms out there. Dig into a vegan high tea brunch box with a fresh bagel kit with all the fixings (carrot smoked salmon, creamed brie, red onion, and capers), a mini asparagus quiche with shiitake bacon, and truffled mac and cheese. For dessert, indulge in a lemon tart with aquafaba meringue and a decorated sugar cookie.


Pan Chancho

Help the kids make something special with a Mother’s Day sugar cookie decorating kit. The kit comes with three classic sugar cookies spelling ‘MOM,’ icing, sprinkles, and a decorating stick. After cookies, enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch including your choice of quiche, a fresh fruit salad, six croissants, five macarons, and a mimosa kit for four.


Kingston Olive Oil Company

Kingston Olive Oil is the perfect gift for any foodie moms! This local company’s most popular gift packs include balsamic samplers, olive oil flight samplers, and special cookbook and oil samplers. They also offer free Kingston delivery and free shipping on $75 minimum orders.



This year, Olivea is offering Mother’s Day gift baskets that include a $25 Olivea or Riva gift card and flowers for $80 plus tax (or choose one without flowers for $50 plus tax). Each gift basket includes Prosecco and chocolate. Call 613-547-5483 or email to order!


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Tango Nuevo

Delight mom with Tango Nuevo’s Mother’s Day brunch box! Their package includes chef’s choice 6 feature charcuterie, a fresh fruit plate, choice of quiche, avocado tartare with wonton crisps, bacon-wrapped dates with pistachios and balsamic reduction and, lemon meringue tart. Preorder at their website for $95+ HST.


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Black Dog Home

Black Dog Home is taking preorders now at while quantities last. All orders must be placed by 5pm on Thursday, May 6th. Heating and serving instructions included. No substitutions, please. Free delivery or pickup is available.