May and Mother’s Day

When we think May, we think Mom. Not only is Mother’s Day this month, but there is something in the air about May that makes Mother’s Day so special and we can’t quite put our finger on it. With that said, instead of curating a list just for Mother’s Day, we created a list that will help you make Mom feel special all month (and of course, every day after that).

Let’s get started!

Breakfast In Bed

It’s the classic move. Let Mom sleep in while you prepare her a scrumptious breakfast! Don’t forget that details are important; add an extra touch by arranging a beautiful pot of hydrangeas on her breakfast tray! One stop shop: pick up your waffle maker and choice of flowers at Canadian Tire.

Waffle recipe:


1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp white sugar
3 large eggs
7 Tbsp vegetable oil or other neutral tasting liquid oil
1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk



  1. Preheat your waffle iron before starting to mix your batter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the middle. Break the eggs into the well and beat lightly with a fork. Add the oil and milk and stir until moistened.
  3. Spoon batter into hot waffle iron and cook until golden and crispy.

Recipe and photo from “Season and Suppers”

DIY Gifts From The Kids

Let Marshalls and Homesense help you “do it yourself” easier. From crafts, cards, to sprinkles, there are so many ways to personalize your gift to Mom. If you need some inspiration, look no further!

Make a care basket. Grab Mom a satin eye mask, a jade face roller, her favourite candles, and pick up a good book for an ultimate care basket that she can turn to after a long day.

Bake a mug cake. Pick up a colourful pre-made cake mix and a “MOM” mug and get to baking! A fun and delicious way to create something for someone you love!

Out For Brunch

Make it easy on you and Mom and take her out for Brunch. While brunch on Mother’s Day is always a fool-proof idea, you may need to reserve ahead of time to secure a spot. So whether you choose Mother’s Day or any day of the week, here’s our pick at the brunch-worthy restaurants at your Manning Town Centre!

Browns Socialhouse. From “Steak N’ Eggs” to “Blueberry Compote Waffles”, Browns has a brunch menu that will satisfy each and every one of Mom’s cravings.

Pasta Pantry. Is Mom a pasta lover? If she is, there’s no question where you should be taking her. From baked pasticcio to whole wheat penne, you and Mom will love family-owned Pasta Pantry. Plus, enjoy all you can eat pasta for simply $13.95!

Boston Pizza. You can always depend on Boston Pizza. Let Mom have her pick of chicken wings, pizza, and of course… dessert! It’s a win-win all around!

Make It A Spa Day

Treat Mom to a relaxing weekend of pampering. Book a Swedish massage at Massage Addict, enjoy a pedicure and quality time at Q Nails, or surprise her with a gift certificate to Jayden Salon for her next haircut. It’s that simple!

And there you have it, a curated list that will celebrate Mom, not only on Mother’s Day but every other day. Find all these gift ideas conveniently at your Manning Town Centre!

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“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Mermillod