Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12 and offers a perfect moment to honor all mothers, mom-to-be's, mother-in-law's, or any mother-figure in your life.

Mother's Day Gifts
Want to surprise her with flowers? Choose an exceptional couture floral design from the award-winning Phillip's Flowers & Gifts. Want to give her a gift she will use? Soapy Roads of Lombard is well-known for their artisan-made soaps and candles. You can also consider Re:New Project, a women-led and run business selling handcrafted exceptional fiber and leather bags and accessories made by refugee women. Don't forget the chocolate! Head to Chocolaterie Stam, Happy by Chocolate, or Sweet Street Candies and Goodies to get a delectable treat she will savor.

You can also treat the special women in your life to a memorable outing. Here are Top Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day:

1. Mother's Day Brunch
A beautiful meal made by someone else is always a wonderful gift! DuPage is a top destination for dining, brunch included. Check out our favorite brunch spots, many of which are offering specials for Mother’s Day - visit their websites for details. 

2. Mother's Day Shopping
Mothers usually shop for everyone else, so surprise her by planning a shopping trip to her favorite stores. DuPage is an exciting destination for shoppers—offering the kind of unforgettable experiences you’d expect in the big city, with the space you need to feel comfortable. Visit a variety of shopping centers and several charming downtowns you can explore.

3. Mother's Day Staycation and Spas
There is no planning required on mom’s end to make this stress-free. Several hotels have on-site spas (Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, Hotel AristaHyatt Lodge Oak Brook, and Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center); The Drake Oak Brook partners with Windy City Massage for the ultimate in-room spa experience; or book a treatment at the renowned Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge. With a staycation, mom can relax without having to travel very far. See our full list of partner hotels and current hotel packages.

4. Mother's Day Cooking Class
A fun and interactive class out of her own kitchen could serve up delight and happiness. Check out the workshops and events at The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy. NAPCA is the second official Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli school in the U.S. and one of only 20 worldwide. Try a hands-on or demonstration culinary workshop taught by a certified instructor – your reward is a delicious meal.  

5. Mother's Day Wine Night
Cap off the day with a glass of wine. Lynfred Winery is the oldest and largest, continuously operating family winery in Illinois. Wine flights and wines by the glass are available both inside and outside. You can also pair your wines with a variety of cheeses, or participate in the Mother's Day Wine and Cupcake Pairing. Want to make it an unforgettable weekend at Lynfred? Try out the Lynfred Winery Bed & Breakfast Suites to get the most out of your experience and enjoy a quick getaway from family. 

Another great way to enjoy a glass of wine: pair it with a delicious meal from any Cooper's Hawk restaurant. Visit Cooper's Hawk in Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Naperville, and St. Charles

6. Mother's Day Tea 
Mother's Day tea celebrations are a delightful tradition where families gather to honor and cherish the special women in their lives. It's a time to enjoy exquisite teas, delectable pastries, and heartfelt conversations, creating precious memories together. Join The Drake Oak Brook, Autograph Collection for traditional high tea in the Colonial Room, where you can enjoy an assortment of fresh pastries, fruit bread, scones, and assorted finger sandwiches. Another option for Mother's Day tea is the Mother-Daughter Tea at Drury Lane Theatre & Events, where there will be a Bespoke Tea Station in which children will hand select and cultivate, from a generous tea flower selection, a custom tea for their mom to take home.

7. Mother's Day Events & Experiences
Give mom the gift of an experience! Check out our Calendar of Events, as new events are added weekly. Can't-miss events include Of the Earth at The Morton Arboretum, Guys and Dolls at Drury Lane Theatre & Events, and Lilac Time Festival at Lilacia Park.