2023 Chicago Mother’s Day Guide | Chicago Moms Network
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14!

Our curated guide offers ideas for brunch, activities (like afternoon teas and flower shows), and of course, gifts! Whether you’re making the plans (no shame in that!) or need a few hints for your significant other, we hope this helps you celebrate YOU. Happy Mother’s Day, mamas!

We will continue to update the guide as we find new options, so make sure to check back.

Christina Bailitz Photography


Mommy & Me Photo Shoot
*Request a session from your favorite photographer or check specials from TK Photography, Captured By Sammi, Wildwood Photography, or Rebecca Tyler Photography
*sign up for 15 minute complimentary session at Monica & Andy on May 6! Images will need to be purchased.

Matching Outfits
*we love the options from Lilly, Hill House, Monica & Andy (includes boys’ outfits, too!), Ivy City Co.,  and Pink Lily

Framed Hand-cut Silhouettes
*Cassidy Alexander will be at Building Blocks Toys May, 6 & 7

Children’s Birthstone Jewelry
*CMN loves this Haverhill bracelet

All About Mommy Printables (free!)
*some sweet options here, here, here, here, and here
(a couple of these also include options for Grandma!)
*tip–include one of these with her gift every year!

Monogrammed sweaters from Stitch Monograms
*CMN loves these sweaters stitched with the kids’ names!

Register here for a free flower from Lowe’s!

Curated Boxes
Brindille Gift Box
*”luxurious hamper full of delicious goodies and treats (food, drinks and spa items)”

Sage Theory Gift Box
*CMN loves the Pretty In Gold! (we’d request a bottle of bubbles, too!)

Foxtrot Gifting

Afternoon Tea at The Drake

Palm Court at The Drake
*a CMN favorite!

Flowers for Dreams
*tea at a flower shop (one option is for tea and flower arranging)

Kostali at The Gwen
*Tipsy Tea–great for celebrating with some mama friends

The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel
*Peter Rabbit-inspired

Bridges at LondonHouse


Bittersweet Pastry


The Allis at Soho House

Valhalla at TimeOut Market

Pizzeria Portofino Downtown, on the river

Summer House Lincoln Park

Timeout Market Jazz Brunch Fulton Market

Dandy Crown River West
*Champagne & charcuterie on the patio with a complimentary Succulent Bar and live music from the JB String Duo

Carnivale Fulton Market

American Girl Cafe Mag Mile
*includes meal, goody bag, & flowers

Kennedy Rooftop Wicker Park

Ella Elli Lakeview

Mr. Dave at City Winery West Loop

Reunion Navy Pier

Adalina Gold Coast

Blue Door Kitchen Gold Coast

etta River North, Bucktown

Lady May River North

Walnut Room at Macy’s The Loop
*featuring a Mommy & Me fashion show, beauty tips, makeovers, & raffles


JW Marriott Spa The Loop
*check out their Mother’s Day offers–including Mommy & Me treatments!

Spavia Lincoln Park
*a CMN favorite: highly recommend the Four-Hand massage (two therapists)!

Kohler Waters Spa Lincoln Park
*try a unique hydro-therapy treatment, like Lavender Rain or Hydro Rock

Cowshed Spa at Soho House Fulton Market
*stay for lunch at Soho House afterward

Milk & Honey Gold Coast
*offers Mom & Me package

Aire Ancient Baths River West

Allyu River North

The Peninsula Spa Streeterville

Ritz-Carlton Spa Streeterville

NOW Massage Lincoln Park, Lakeview

Nail Salons

*many of the spas above also have nail services, but these are some of our favorite spots for a mani/pedi

7am Nail Care
Lincoln Park, Old Town, The Loop, Streeterville
*mention “Chicago Moms Network” for 10% off your first service

River North

West Town, Wicker Park

Flower Shows

Tulip Festivals
Kuipers Family Farm
Richardson Adventure Farm

Spring Flower Shows
Garfield Park Conservatory
Lincoln Park Conservatory
Chicago Botanic


Epic Art House
Mosaics with Mom
Mother’s Day Event: 2-4p, free

KidCreate Mother’s Day Workshops
May 10-13

Musical Comedy

Through June 4


Mayfest Lincoln Park
May 12-14
*Family carnival area, art show, food, & drinks available

Lincoln Roscoe Art & Craft Fair
May 13-14
*painting classes, selfie stations, festival food, interactive art activities for kids (and “Kids Art Stop” where artists invite children to stop at their booth to learn more about the art making process)

tip: beat the rush—order now for pick-up or delivery on Mother’s Day weekend!

(773) 276-1000

Linda’s Flowers
(773) 384-4416

Ashland Addison Florist
(773) 281-3921

(773) 929-2835

Lincoln Park
(773) 975-2444

Halsted Flowers
(773) 883-8600

The Loop
Kelly’s Flower Shop
(312) 939-4444

Urban Flowers
(773) 398-4110

River North
Fleur de Lis
(312) 943-4444

LaSalle Flowers
(312) 787-3680

River West
Steve’s Flower Market
(312) 929-4217

Roscoe Village
B. Collective
(773) 348-2525

Ki House
(773) 477-7475

West Loop
Jazzy Flowers
(312) 421-7167

West Town
Flowers for Dreams
(312) 620-1410

Mudd Fleur
(312) 337-6833

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