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Looking for a special and unique way to treat mom this Mother’s day? The huntresses and our Chief Idea Hunter have put together the best trends for 2018 to show mom how special she is!

These ideas divert from the standard bouquet of flowers and instead are intended to last!

1. A Bouquet that will last!

Flower Book from Anthropologie
Flower Book from Anthropologie

Flowers are beautiful, but after a short while that bouquet is ready for the garbage. We found the most amazing alternative!

A book that transforms into a bouquet– one that mom can keep forever!

Purchase the Happy Day bouquet book, by Molly Hatch from Anthropologie.

2. Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in Bed

Here’s an idea you can NEVER go wrong with… just make sure to set your alarm so you’re up before mom!

Make her favourite breakfast and treat her to the perfect start to her day, this idea is sure to leave her with a smile!

3. Gather all of your mom friends

Sometimes the perfect Mother’s Day is the one where you don’t have to be the mother! Grab a group of your favourite moms and spend the day doing whatever you want!

MomTrends
MomTrends

Set up a craft station and build your own bouquets- we found some awesome ideas from MomTrends blog! Check them out here!

Or maybe throw a themed lunch party, like a Mexican Fiesta… we love tacos and margarita’s, so you can’t go wrong with this choice!

Mexican Lunch
Mexican Lunch

4. Unique Gifts

Show mom how much you love her by getting her a gift that’s as unique as she is!

Fiat Luxe Designs
Fiat Luxe Designs Felt Soap

These felt soaps from Fiat Luxe Designs are sure to be something untraditional that mom has never seen before!

DIY Waffle Cone Flowers
DIY Waffle Cone Flowers

And of course, something made by hand is always a good choice for Mother’s Day!

5. Mother’s Day Brunch

There are a lot of options for Mother’s Day Brunch in Toronto. Our top pick is The Adelaide Hotel. View the menu and make a reservation!

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Adelaide Hotel

6. Take mom to see the gorgeous Toronto Blooms

Like they always say, April Showers brings May Flowers. It’s May and the flowers are here, just in time for Mother’s Day (coincidence? I think not).

Cherry Blossoms in High Park
Cherry Blossoms in High Park

Take mom to see the insanely lovely Cherry Blossom’s in High Park. These Sakura trees were gifted to Canada from Japan and planted mostly in High Park. Every year in early May they blossom and create quite the sceptical. Take mom for a walk here to enjoy the beauty of blooms, you can spend the day here walking the whole park and set up a picnic at one of the many picnic tables, or arrive early to claim one of the available BBQ’s!

Allen Gardens
Allen Gardens

If Mother’s Day happens to be rainy, or you want to see a variety of plants, including a cactus room and an orchid room, head nowhere other than Allen Gardens. This free, massive green house offers beautiful views, with a bit less of a crowd.

7. Fun, Fabulous Food Finds

Have fun and get creative with your treats! From homemade popsicles that show your love, to limited edition Tim Horton’s Timbit Bouquets!

Home Made Popsicles
Home Made Popsicles
Limited Edition Timbit Bouquets
Limited Edition Timbit Bouquets

8. Activities!

Spend the day with mom at the Blossom & Blossom market! This market has the best of floral and design!

Blossom and Blossom Market Union Station
Blossom and Blossom Market Union Station
Blossom and Blossom Market Union Station
Blossom and Blossom Market Union Station

Discover Mother’s Day art installations, endless beautiful, handcrafted gifts and local vendors and lots of yummy food! With two locations in Toronto, Union Station and Scarborough Town Centre, this is an easy pick for mom’s special day!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

»Pop Up Shops May 2018

Party Ready Pop Up with The Idea Hunter and Yorkdale Concept

The Idea Hunter has teamed up with Yorkdale to bring three unique Pop Up Shops to the Concept Space.

Yorkdale Concept Space May 2018
Yorkdale Concept Space May 2018

At ‘The Idea Hunter’ we love ideas that transcend the ordinary and these three connoisseurs of art and taste do just that by combining elements to present unique, viral worthy products.

Our Chief Idea Hunter curated some of her favourite ideas and vendors to fill Yorkdale Concept .05. May was the perfect month for these three vendors because they each offer a unique and beautiful gift for mom this Mother’s Day.

 SELFFEE

 

selffee cookies
Selffee Cookies with your photos

Indulge in some sweet photos for mom, in a totally new way. This photo booth takes your favourite pictures, live photos from the on-site step & repeat and images and puts them on delicious sugar cookies, iced coffee and marshmallow-topped hot chocolate. Forget the traditional photo album gifts and opt for a box of 6 cookies with family photos for Mother’s Day (and let’s be honest, any day)!

selffee cookies
Selffee Cookies with your favourite images!
selffee
Cheer on your Toronto Sports Team #NorthoverEverything

BOOK SELFFEE for your next event!

CXBO

CXBO
CXBO

Chocolates X Brandon Olsen.

CXBO is the combined talent of Sarah Keenlyside and Brandon Olsen. Brandon’s history with art and as a creative producer combined with his culinary skills and Sarah’s business savvy, they created CXBO.

Shop a collection of beautiful chocolates, that look more like art than food. Including a limited-edition collection of Fabergé eggs styled with Tiffany Prat of HGTV. These are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. They are covered in graffiti style pastel paint and the finishing touch is the beautiful box holding the egg. CXBO is only available until May 10th at Yorkdale, so get there while you can!!

CXBO
Tiffany Pratt Eggs. Photo: Mike Tijoe
CXBO
CXBO Chocolate Boxes
CXBO
CXBO Chocolate Boxes

ART OF MARINA

Art of Marina
Art of Marina

Art of Marina is a wide collection of water print fashion illustrations, created by Marina Billinghurst. Her artwork can be found as prints and home decor items, such as throw pillows and extends into fashion with kimonos, t-shirts and beautiful printed scarves. As well as technology accessories, with iPhone cases. Her artwork is fun, flirty and feminine. Each and every piece is a conversation starter, whether in the home, worn or gifted.

Art of Marina
Art of Marina Prints
Art of Marina
Prints, Shirts and Scarves
Art of Marina
Gift Cards and Scarves
Art of Marina
Kimonos

Visit the POP UP SHOPS at Yorkdale Concept now until May 31st to experience SELFFEE, CXBO & ART OF MARINA.

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