Are you still on the hunt for some unique Mother’s Day gifts for the moms in your life? If so, never fear, because we have the scoop on where to shop in Vancouver.
Place des Arts in Coquitlam has a fabulous Artisan Shop that carries a variety of one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts. It’s where to shop in Vancouver (ish) for a real work of art this Mother’s Day. Pick up a hand-turned bowl or wooden salt-and-pepper shakers by Maarten Meerman; check out the felted flower pins by Marg Berladyn; or treat mom to a gorgeous lightweight sweater by Caroline Flak. While you’re there, you can sign your kids (or yourself) up for a workshop or summer camp.
2. Great Canadian Craft: Spring Fling!
Head to the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2013, for Western Canada’s largest spring showcase of independent artisans. There’s so much to choose from, plus kid-friendly Vancouver fun and a fresh farmer’s market, all under the sails. If you arrive early enough you can even score a swag bag. Maybe you could bring your mom along and let her choose her own gift, combining togetherness with supporting local artisans.
We get it. Whole Foods may not seem like where to shop in Vancouver for Mother’s Day. But they really do have some great gifts. Some highlights include: their 365 Everyday Value Bath Salts, scented with pure essential oils, and free from harsh chemicals or additives; Whole Foods Market™ Assorted Chocolates featuring favorites like dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt and milk chocolate with raspberry ganache; and potted plants and Whole Trade Guarantee flowers, so you can feel good about buying them. Plus, while you’re in the store, you can pick up ingredients for your Mother’s Day brunch.
4. London Heritage Farm
London Heritage Farm is located on the South Arm of the Fraser between Gilbert and 2 Road in Richmond. If the mom in your life is a gardener, you may want to stop by their sixth annual plant sale happening Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. You’ll find more than 100 varieties of plants including perennials and annuals, organic vegetable seedlings, heirloom tomatoes, herbs and more. This year a unique addition is a limited quantity of New Zealand flax with bold and colourful leaves that attract many species of birds. As well, garden designer Kathy Van Vliet will be available to chat and answer any plant-related questions. Plus, kids who visit the farm during the sale will receive a surprise plant at checkout.
Do you have any suggestions to add for where to shop in Vancouver for unique, last-minute Mother’s Day gifts?
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.