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14 Mother’s Day Gifts in Victoria for Every Kind of Mom

Read on for the mother-load of gift-giving inspiration!

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14 Mother’s Day Gifts in Victoria for Every Kind of Mom

Posted on April 29, 2022

If we’re being honest… every day should be Mother’s Day. With May’s weather bringing vibrant tulips to our yards and the sweet summer energy just around the corner – it’s a beautiful time to commemorate that special mother-figure in your life.  Whether you’re celebrating your mom, your parents’ mom, or a close-friend with "mom energy" – these important figures deserve to be spoiled. 

From music-loving moms, to shopaholics, to sweet-tooths; Victoria has something for every type of mother. This list features events, markets, shopping, and eateries that will help make her day feel very special. Read on for gift-giving inspiration! 


The Gift of Food: A Lunch Buffet at Butchart Gardens

Come together to celebrate the mothers in your life over a charming meal in stunning garden grounds. The Blue Poppy Restaurant at Butchart Gardens will be serving a lunch buffet, featuring charcuterie and cheese, fresh seafood, locally sourced produce, and beautiful house-made desserts. Reservations are required! Happening May 8th, 2022; the first seating is at 11:30AM, the last seating at 2:45PM.  


The Gift of Relaxation: A day at Ritual Nordic Spa


Nothing beats some R&R time with mum! Give your mother the gift of relaxation at the recently opened RITUAL Nordic Spa. Try out their saunas, salt lounge, the eucalyptus-infused steam room, and if she’s a brave one… the Nordic bucket shower. Can’t make it in? Gift certificates are easy and accessible to buy online, or at the spa.

Check out Krissy Vann from CTV Morning Live Vancouver take-on the 9 C cold plunge:


The Gift of Local Goods: Visit The Mother’s Day Art & Craft Fair 


Delight mom with some shopping and join Victoria Market Collective at The Bay Centre for their Mother’s Day Art & Craft Fair.  The wonderful ladies of Market Collective have curated a line up of local and handmade Artisans selling their treasures, to help celebrate and shower mom in gifts. This event is free and features door prizes to the first 100 shoppers, as well as an entry to win a $600 gift basket! The Fair will be ongoing from May 7-8, 2022 during The Bay Centre’s open hours.



The Gift of Sweets: A Box of Rogers' Chocolates


Does mum have a sweet tooth? Pick up an elegant assortment of Victoria’s most famous hand-crafted chocolates from Rogers' Chocolates. They offer a beautifully bundled Mother’s Day assortment that would pair perfectly with flowers and a bottle of craft-cider (might we suggest Merridale Cidery and Distillery?). While you’re there, get a delicious box for yourself, just in case. But maybe she’ll share!



The Gift of Music: Partake in the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour


Does your mother have a good ear for music, or a passion for gardening? Take her out to the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s event: the Victoria Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour. Without giving too much away, the tour takes you through ten spectacular private gardens (exclusive to this tour!) as well as a treasured public garden, all the while enjoying music from students and faculty of the Victoria Conservatory. There will also be a plant sale on-site – a great opportunity to delight mom with take-home florals. This event is happening May 7th to 8th from 10am – 4pm.



The Gift of Treats: A basket of Murchie’s Teas


Look no further than Murchie’s Tea & Coffee to help you assemble a breakfast-in-bed for mom. From fine loose-leaf teas, quality roasted arabicas, and beautiful selection of gift baskets, Murchie’s can be your one-stop shop for the “treat-yourself” tea-and-pastry lover in your family. No time to come in? Murchie’s also has a popular online store featuring promotions and shipping discounts.  Insider Tip: Their scone mix? It’s divine.  



The Gift of Vintage: Shopping at The ReLove Market

Need help assembling a last-minute gift? Pay the ReLove Market at Market Square a visit on Mother’s Day weekend. This community-minded market features a fine assortment of second-hand & vintage clothing, accessories, home decorations, and more. Take mom along with you and shop till you drop, knowing that you’re making a positive impact within the community and the planet. The ReLove Market is happening from May 7th-8th, from 12pm-5pm. 



The Gift of Experiences: A day at Argentum Jewellery School


Here’s a unique Mother’s Day activity that will have mom raving to her friends: traditional silversmithing. Argentum Jewellery School & Supply is a new silversmithing school offering courses and workshops for every skill level, from beginner to professional. People will be astounded when they hear that your mom made her own set of trendy earrings, stacked rings, bangles, or eye-catching gem-stone rings. Aside from jewelry – their wide range of classes teach you how to make your own pierce-work pendants, delicate brass spoons, holiday ornaments, and more. Their sister store, Tonic Jewelry, is also located in historic Market Square, and showcases a collection of local and ethically designed jewelry as well as their own in-store design line.



The Gift of Learning: An Annual Pass to the Royal BC Museum 


For the gift that just keeps giving, treat mom to an annual pass to the Royal BC Museum. Explore their core galleries, immersing yourselves in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Marvel at the totems and cultural treasures featured in the world-class First People's Gallery. Experience highly realistic settings, such as the Woolly Mammoth commanding his rocky, icy world. With pop-up exhibits offering rotating subject-matters to learn about, no two visits to the Museum are the same. Our museum also hosts the largest Imax Canada screen in British Columbia; an immersive and educational cinematic experience that will leave you feeling like you’ve experienced something truly special.



The Gift of Shopping: Take her to Merchant Quarters General Store


Gifts, gifts, and more gifts! Spoil mom like she’s spoiled you, by taking her to pick out something at Merchant Quarters General Store. This storefront is fashioned from the early general merchants stores of the 1800's, where a room would be filled to the rim with offerings – from flannel shirts to cheddar cheese. In a nutshell – they offer almost everything! Go in and see it for yourself; their storefront is set on the corner of Victoria’s charming Government Street.



The Gift of the British: Splurge at Limey, The British Shop


Is your mom a fan of Brit culture? Have we got the spot for her! Limey, The British Shop is an amazing specialty shop selling imported, UK favourites. Think: crisps, chocolate and sweets, baking goods, drinks, biscuits, soups, sauces, Worcester Sauce & Marmite… and that’s not all. They have an incredible selection of authentic British meats: sausages, bacon, black pudding, sausage rolls & delicious British pies & pasties, scones & clotted cream - you name it! Take a trip down nostalgia lane with your mom.



The Gift of Literature: Novelty finds at Munro’s Books


Is mom a bookworm? Munro’s Books will undoubtedly have her next greatest read lined up on a shelf. Set in a heritage building decorated with striking artwork, Munro’s is often included in lists of the world’s most beautiful bookstores. Their massive collection of children’s books, local history, great fiction, and bargain books is notable; and framed with an impressive selection of stationary, puzzles, and gifts. If you’re in need of a gift, they have you covered! 



The Gift of Waterfront Views:  Brunch at Aura 


For the mother-load of a dining gift, take her to Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio.  This year, the immaculately situated restaurant is offering a full 8-course small plate brunch from 11:30am-3:00pm on May 8th. Notable menu items include the salmon lox tartine, the hazelnut crunch waffle, and the brioche eggs benedict – and now, we’re hungry. Gaze out on the stunning Inner Harbour backdrop, soaking in the sunshine with momma. Please note that reservations are required 48 hours in advance! 



The Gift of Rich Tastes: A Lunch at Niche Grocerant


Whether you’re looking to dine out our take-away, Niche Grocerant does both superbly. A new restaurant and retailer born out of two food activists’ passion for knowing what goes into your food, you can guarantee that your purchase at Niche is locally produced and sustainably harvested around Victoria and Vancouver Island. Treat your mother to cheese, charcuterie, and a glass of fine wine on their lovely garden patio. Or take home a meal and prepare it for mom yourself, as a delicious surprise!