Amazing Mother’s Day Gift Experiences for Chicago Moms

Want to give your mom an out-of-the-box gift to show her you really care? Check out some of these cool gift ideas.

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that will impress her? This year, forget the socks, blankets and photo frames and give an extra-extraordinary gift that you and your mother won’t forget.

When it comes to presents, you have to do it right, which is why giving your mom the experience of a lifetime will be a Mother’s Day moment that will go down in history. Here are local gift experience ideas that Chicagoland moms will love. 

Piva Beer Spa

You’ve heard of relaxation and spa days, but have you heard of beer spa days? This one-of-a-kind Beer Spa Treatment is packed with the unique spa features granted for only the most unique of mothers out there! Give your mom the treat that she won’t forget with a three-hour package that includes a Swedish massage, beer soak, salt room, bubble bath and more. Take the ultimate massage up a notch and check out this facility for the coolest treatment in town. 

Premier Lunch Cruise with City Cruises

Photo credit: City Experiences

Wine and dine on a fancy ship with a gourmet lunch. The 2-hour cruise travels from Navy Pier all around Chicago with the best sight-seeing views in town. A DJ provides the soundtrack on this Odyssey Cruise ship as you enjoy your nothing-beats-this kind of meal. The vibrant views, food and music create an entertaining experience that you and your loved ones won’t forget. Climb aboard and set sail with a fantastic adventure of this Windy City.

Sunset Kayak Tour

Photo credit: Joshua Mellin

It’s time to take a little adventure, and paddle in some memories on the Kayak Tour of Chicago. Right at sunset, you can float down the Chicago River with nothing but an experience of serendipity as you take in the sights and sounds of the city. The two-hour paddle is fit for all, and all is fit for this day trip of a great adventure. See the city sights from a new perspective (in a kayak) as you give your mom a truly wet and wild experience on her day of appreciation. 

Virtual Cooking Class

  • Hosted by: Cuiline
  • Cost: Starts at $39.95

Ready to make gourmet cuisine from the comfort of your own kitchen? Strap on the aprons and grab your mom to create a quality meal with a virtual instructor. A global chef and expert teaches you how to make pasta, sushi, churros or dessert. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey with this flavorful Mother’s Day gift. 

Painting with a Twist

Celebrate Mom with a little bit of paint and her drink of choice. At Bottle & Bodega studios, mom can paint a special Mother’s Day creation with her family, from a mother-daughter portrait or springtime scenes on canvas to painted wine glasses or candles. Perfect for celebrating creative and crafty mommas! Tip: All studios are BYOB for painters over the age of 21, so pack Mom her favorite beverage to complete the experience.

See Spring Blooms at Garfield Park Conservatory 

May 14 happens to be the last day to see Bee’s Knees, the bright and beautiful spring floral show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Stroll through massive plants, beautiful blooms and spring bulbs, and snap a family photo in front of the gorgeous scenery. Want to get outside on Mother’s Day? Check out our list of the most beautiful outdoor gardens in Chicagoland.


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