This Mother’s Day, show the moms in your life how much they mean to you. Give the gift of quality time with tickets to a unique event, enjoy a special brunch at a restaurant or at home, send a bouquet of flowers that benefits a local charity, and more.
Check out this guide for ideas on gift ideas, dining options, and unique events for Mother’s Day 2021 in Chicago.
Beatrix has teamed up with Flowers For Dreams to include a flower bouquet for mom alongside a special brunch to go for two, four, or six people. The meal includes lobster and crab enchiladas, fresh fruit, brown sugar bacon, chicken sausage, and more.
Virtue Restaurant & Bar
Order your “Mother’s Love is a Virtue” brunch box, which includes your choice of salmon or steak, plus fun add-ons like banana bread, cinnamon rolls, and more.
The Duck Inn
It’s “Mommapalooza” at this Bridgeport favorite. The brunch menu, available indoors or on the patio, includes chilled oysters, rotisserie duck hash, peaches and cream French toast, duck egg chilaquiles, and more.
In Lakeview, Ella Elli has crafted the perfect Mother’s Day box for four. The kit includes pastries and preserves, bagels, avocado toast, a quiche, sangria, and a custom locally made bouquet.
Aba is offering a Mother’s Day package that includes many of their fan favorite dishes, like classic hummus, harissa shrimp cocktail, za’atar roasted chicken, and double chocolate tarte. Add a bottle of wine, cocktails, or a self-care basket for mom.
In West Town, this German-style beer hall will offer free mimosas on Mother’s Day. Make a reservation on their patio or dining room.
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Truth Italian Restaurant
In Bronzeville, guests can enjoy an array of freshly made brunch items, including buckwheat pancakes, lemon-infused brioche French toast, ribeye steak and eggs, and more. Order carry-our or grab a seat on their patio.
This charming bistro in Lincoln Park will be offering specialty brunch and dinner options for Mother’s Day. Plus, you can pre-order a mini bouquet for mom with your reservation.
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This new riverfront spot will be offering their standard brunch menu, plus a special Mother’s Day mimosa kit that includes a bottle of cava, carafes of blood orange juice, and fresh fruit garnishes.
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Heritage Restaurant and Caviar Bar
The Mother’s Day Pamper Package at this West Town spot includes caviar (of course), roasted halibut, beef wellington, tons of sides, strawberry shortcake, wine, and a small floral arrangement.
Order a “Tapas for Mamas” brunch from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, packed with all your favorite tapas like bacon-wrapped dates, patatas bravas, and beyond. Add on wine, sparkling cava, or Bloody Mary and cocktail kits for a festive touch.
The Original Rainbow Cone
Treat mom to a classic Chicago dessert. All moms will receive a free small Rainbow Cone with any purchase.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a shared RPM Italian meal for two. Enjoy ricotta toast, filet mignon, strawberry panna cotta, and more. Add on an optional flower arrangement or gift box, stocked with fresh bucatini and homemade sauce.
Prime & Provisions
Treat the mother’s in your life to a steakhouse brunch at home. This fully cooked package includes quiche, glazed ham, whipped potatoes, lemon cheesecake, and more. If you prefer to dine in, you can order a fresh floral bouquet to be waiting at your table.
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Enjoy a Peruvian brunch at home with this five-course Mother’s Day special. The meal serves four and includes shrimp cocktail, bone-in salmon steaks, potato stew, and a chocolate ganache tart.
This luxe hotel is offering an elegant Mother’s Day brunch for four to six guests to enjoy at home, including a seafood raw bar and miniature desserts with an optional wine pairing.
Things to do
Mother’s Day brunch cruise
Enjoy brunch with skyline views during this special afternoon lake cruise, which includes a brunch buffet, onboard entertainment, and a cash bar.
Spring flower show at Garfield Park Conservatory
It’s last call for the spring flower show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Mother’s Day is the last day to see Saturation, a stunning display of rainbow-hued spring blooms, so make sure to reserve your free timed tickets in advance.
Riverside photo shoot
Pizzeria Portofino is offering a unique Mother’s Day experience at their scenic waterfront location. Your photos will be taken by a professional photographer, who will send edited digital images within 48 hours.
Bisa Butler: Portraits
The Art Institute of Chicago is displaying over twenty of Bisa Butler’s large-scale portrait quilts in the first museum exhibition devoted to her bold and celebratory works.
Chicago Cubs home game
Grab mom some tickets to a day at historic Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs homestand on Mother’s Day weekend. The stadium is implementing safety measures like social distancing and limited capacity.
We Are All Our Selves: Stories of Taking Charge and Taking Care
This storytelling event celebrates maternal energy in all its forms, with live performances set to music. Hear true, joy-filled stories told from local women, while enjoying a special meal and wine.
Anyone would be delighted to open one of Foxtrot Market’s thoughtfully curated gift boxes. Choose from themes like spa day, with scented bath salts and a face mask, or coffee lovers, with a cute mug and a bag of the house blend. Or fill your own personalized box with all the things mom loves.
Brown Sugar Bakery
Make mom’s day a little sweeter with something from Brown Sugar Bakery. Choose from a variety of cake sizes and flavors, including their classic caramel cake.
Find something thoughtful for mom, like a custom-framed print, a quirky piece of decor, or a Chicago-centric gift. This boutique has it all, plus cute Mother’s Day cards.
Flowers for Dreams
Send gorgeous flowers, while giving back, with Flowers for Dreams. A portion of each bouquet sold by this Chicago-based company is donated to a local charity.
Does mom have a sweet tooth? Treat her to a special Eli’s Cheesecake treat made just for Mother’s Day, like their Daisy Cuties: bite-sized squares of cheesecake, hand dipped in dark chocolate.
This lavish gift box includes everything you need for a spectacular Mother’s Day: champagne, lemon poppyseed cake, bread and preserves, smoked salmon, and so much more. It also includes self-care items like a face mask and coconut scrubs for a DIY spa day.
Get her something personal with her very own customized leather bag. Laudi Vidni lets you pick out all the details, from leather to hardware, to create the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift.
Looking for something chic? Penelope’s is fully stocked with of-the-moment apparel and accessories at their Wicker Park boutique.