Idea’s for Mother’s Day in the Glebe

The countdown is on, Mother’s Day is in 4 days! 

Luckily, we’ve put together a comprehensive list for all you last-minute shoppers, for every opportunity to wow your mother or mother figure this weekend in the Glebe. 

If your mom likes to stay active, then check out, 

It’s online and it’s free, this Sunday, May 8 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
“We recommend someone makes you a special breakfast after”. Great idea, GNAG! 

For the art-loving moms in our lives, check out, 

It’s free from May 6-8 at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. 
You will be able to find functional ware, sculptural and decorative pieces as well some great gift ideas for Mother’s Day”. Come make a day of it and check out what local artists have been up to all winter long. 

For the sport-loving mom, check out, 

They are hosting a buy-one-get-one sale for the May 7 game at 6pm. Atlético plays on the field at TD Place. Buy one ticket and give the other to your mom. 
There is no substitution for quality time spent together”. Well said, Atlético! 

If you’re feeling lucky and would prefer to enter your mom into a contest, we’ve got quite a few options for you, 

  • ALL ECO is giving away an impressive Mother’s Day basket on their social media. To enter, you need to like the post, tag a friend, and share it to your story (optional). 

The basket has a total value of $105.00. Contest closes on May 6 at 11:59pm. 

  • Third Avenue Spa, Magpie Jewellery, and Bloomfields have all teamed up to provide one lucky “mum” with a sweet prize pack. This includes, a $150 Magpie Jewellery gift card, a $150 Bloomfields gift card, and a manicure & pedicure from Third Avenue Spa! 

To enter, follow their three account, tag someone you consider a mum and tell them why you think they should win. That’s it, and the winner will be announced on Magpie Jewellery’s page Saturday night. 

  • Care for High tea at the Chateau Laurier? Centertown Orthodontics is giving away a high tea experience for two to one lucky winner! Treat your mom like royalty (and why not yourself while you’re at it)! 

To enter, like their post and tag who you’d like to spoil on Mother’s Day. Winner will be drawn on May 9. 

To enter, like their post, follow InStep’s page, and comment who you would like to bring. Contest closes May 5 at 11:59 p.m. 

  • And don’t forget our very own Mother’s Day giveaway. You could win a $50 Bloomfields gift card, a $100 gift card to the Glebe clothing store of your choice, and a $100 gift card to the Glebe spa of your choice. 

To enter, make sure you’re following the intheglebe account, like the post, and tag a loved one that you think deserves some pampering. Contest closes May 5 at 10am. Good luck! 

If your mom is a fan of the theatre, check out, 

This concert is taking place May 7, at 2 p.m. at Aberdeen Square in Lansdowne. 
The concert is free, donations are appreciated. All funds will be donated to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. Come appreciate the quartet and give back while you’re at it. 

  • An Act of Grace is a theatre show on from May 7-9 at the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group. 

A story of Greed, an illicit affair, and a dying woman’s last wish that may force two men to turn to violence in order to survive a business meeting in this multi-award-winning dark comedy thriller.  

If you would prefer to treat your mom to brunch, you’re in luck, 

  • Kettleman’s has prepared two impressive brunch baskets to wow any mom on Mother’s Day. Both options are sure to be a hit and both cost only $39.99. 

Make sure to place your order by May 4, by the end of the day. Order in-store or call in. 

And while we’re on the topic of food, don’t forget that the Glebe is home to some of the most gorgeous patio’s and brunch spots in Ottawa. Come make a day of it with your mom in the Glebe, she deserves it! 


Five ways to spend the perfect Mother’s Day in the Glebe


Moms are the best.

They pick us up when we are down; comfort us when we are afraid; feed us when we are hungry and love us when we are feeling unloved. Moms are the true patriarch of any family – the glue that holds a group of dysfunctional people together, the one who typically does the most work in any household, from laundry to dishes and keeping all of the soccer, hockey and ballet schedules organized.

And great moms often do all of this without a ‘thank you’ or a nod of recognition. But not this year!

We are celebrating mom in the Glebe this spring – and this is your chance to pay her back for all those early-morning hockey practices she drove you to.

Here are five ways to spend the perfect Mother’s Day in the Glebe.


Treat her to a manicure and pedicure at Plush Beauty Lounge

Plush Beauty Lounge has got an amazing offer on that will send you and your mom to sit back, relax and enjoy a manicure and pedicure while sipping cocktails or wine at their new Bank Street shop. Mom and daughter can spend a day at the spa getting pampered for just $100. A gift like this is sure to make her forget about all those times you broke curfew. Appointments are recommended. Click here for more details.


Take her for a rejuvenating Holistic Facial at ORESTA Organic Skin Care

Express your deep gratitude for mom by taking her to ORESTA for their special holistic facial, which features plants combined with ancient healing modalities to nourish and transform the skin.

“Using only organic + sustainably harvested ingredients, this facial will be tailored to your mother’s skin type,” says ORESTA owner Oresta Korbutiak.  “An experience of meditative relaxation with deep cleansing, exfoliation, hot towels that gently steam the skin, nourishing serums and masques and lymphatic and advanced firming and lifting massage techniques.” Click here for more information.


Buy her some nice soaps at Purple Urchin

If your mom enjoys a nice relaxing soak at home to get away from the kids fighting over which brownie is bigger, a stop at the Purple Urchin is a must this Mother’s Day. Chatting with Paige from the Bank Street shop, she says you’ll score big with mom with the Chocolate Face Mask and Cocoa Butter Coffee hydrating body scrub.

“The Chocolate Face Mask coupled with the Cocoa Butter is a really great pampering set for mom,” she says. “And who doesn’t love to be pampered?” Check Purple Urchin out online here.


Take her out for a Mother’s Day Brunch at CRAFT Beer Market

Nothing says I love you mom like a giant plate of delicious fare. Head to CRAFT Beer Market this Sunday for their special Mother’s Day brunch featuring a selection of gourmet dishes, including charcuterie & chesses, classic breakfast items, seafood & carvery, desserts and more. The brunch runs Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to visit CRAFT online.


Take her to watch The Beautiful Game at TD Place

The Ottawa Fury hit the pitch Sunday at TD Place for their annual Mother’s Day game and you can take your mom to the game and you won’t even have to pay for her. That’s right, the Fury are offering free tickets to all moms for Sunday’s game. Plus, you can dress mom up in Fury gear at the OSEG Team Shop with 25 per cent off all ladies Fury merch. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Click here for more information.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. We love you!