Shop local for the most unique and thoughtful Mother's Day gifts.
Jewelry, accessories and sentimental plaques make great Mother's Day gifts. Out of the Box has a unique assortment of special items to make any Mom happy. Open daily – free gift wrapping available. Shop: 71 N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake, 815.444.7446, Facebook.
A gift card to Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa is a gift of beauty and relaxation. Cards can be used for any of Paul Hyland’s comprehensive products, and salon and spa services. Allow the award-winning staff to treat Mom to a beautiful new hairstyle, trendy hair color, spring manicure/pedicure, skin brightening facial or stress-busting massage. A complete menu of products, services, plus staff bios, are on the website. Shop: 318 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake, 815.455.0780, Facebook.
Mom has always been there preaching good table manners – these tea towels and napkins capture her gentle reminders in a charming way. Yours & Meyn, Simply Designed offers many items that are as special and unique as your mom. Stop in to see a variety of gifts available for the wonderful mothers in your life. Shop: 33 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, 815.455.2500, Facebook.
Aesthetics Boutique focuses on coordinating flattering, affordable outfits for all figures. Shop Aesthetics for Mother's Day and receive a $15 gift card with a purchase of $50 or more. Take advantage of the cutest complimentary gift wrapping. Shop: 329 N. Front St. (in The Fountain Shoppes of McHenry), 630.567.2873, Facebook.
The Clothes Gallery has the area’s largest selection of Brighton jewelry, purses, wallets, charms, belts, and gifts. Now through May 10, purchase any Brighton necklace and bracelet, and you can choose a pair of Brighton earrings for free. Ask in store for details and our expert staff will help you make your Mother’s Day gift the best ever. Shop: 51 N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake, 815.455.3307, Facebook.
One of Apple Creek Flowers' best-selling Mother's Day Gifts, this charming cottage arrangement features a rustic wire basket holding three bud vases filled with delphinium, roses, gerbera daisies and veronica – all with a raffia bow. Or, customize it with flowers of your choice. Shop: 207 N. Throop St., Woodstock, 815.338.2255, Facebook.
Treat Mom to the comforting tastes of Southern Italy with a meal at da Baffone Cucina Italiana. Seating starts at 1 p.m. featuring a prix fixe menu. Make your reservation today: 111 N. Main St., Downtown Crystal Lake, 815.893.6149, Facebook.
Give the world's best mom a special gift from The Thoughtfulness Shop. Brighton charms mark a special event in Mom's life; Vera Bradley is for the traveling mom; Nora Fleming is perfect for the mom who entertains; Pandora charms celebrate "the art of you" (pictured); and Simply Noelle is for the diva in your mom. Shop: 104 Cass St., Woodstock Square, 815.338.5651, Facebook.
Give Mom the gift of a good laugh with tickets to see the hilarious standup of 3 Blonde Moms at Raue Center, Friday, May 15. Husbands, in-laws, teenagers, neighbors, breastfeeding, menopause, sex – no topic is sacred! Get tickets online or at the box office: 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, 815.356.9212, Facebook.
The Clothes Gallery has the area’s largest selection of Alex and Ani. Our expert staff will help you make your Mother’s Day gift personal. Here’s an idea: Stack bracelets with Mom’s birthstone, her initial, her favorite color and a charity close to her heart! What a wonderful gift and one that she can keep adding to. Shop: 51 N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake, 815.455.3307, Facebook.
Surprise Mom with a hanging basket or planter blooming with beautiful flowers from Downtown Crystal Lake's Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser. The sale is Saturday, May 9 at Brink and Williams streets featuring flowers from Countryside Flower Shop in honor of National Lupus Awareness month. A percentage of flower sale proceeds benefit National Lupus Foundation.
A great gift idea from the little ones: The beautifully illustrated book, "I Love My Mom" by Anna Walker, tells the story of Ollie, the adorable zebra who celebrates all the things he loves about his mom. This sweet young book, availale at Marvin's Toy Store, will be a hit with mothers and children of all ages. Shop: 64A N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake, 779.220.4179, Facebook.
Children ages 5-10 (with an adult) are invited to create a Victorian-style silhouette for a Mother’s Day surprise, noon-2 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake. This is part of Hands on History, a free drop-in program through the Crystal Lake Park District. Call: 815.477.5873.
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