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Get outside for a walk in downtown Evanston to visit local shops on Saturday, May 8! Find something for mom, grandma, your friends and yourself at these shops offering special deals through the weekend. When you shop local at businesses with (**) you can receive a sweet treat!   

Gifts & Flowers



Accents Plus | 601 Davis Street **

Accents Plus | 601 Davis Street **

Surprise Mom with a new top, accessory, bag or gift card from Accents Plus that just added new apparel, jewelry and more in time for Mother's Day! Plus, they have extended their hours to Monday - Saturday (11am-5pm) and Sunday (12-5pm). 

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Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Avenue **

Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Avenue **

Browse Artem Pop Up Gallery's new online shop for the perfect gift for mom - jewelry, homemade wall art, pottery and much more! Select artists will have 10-15% off some works from May 7-9.  You can also purchase a gift card that Mom can use to pick out her own gift. 

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Avenue **

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Avenue **

Give Mom the gift of "creative" love this Mother's Day! There are so many wonderful gifts -- jewelry, accessories and more! Plus, from May 1-9, all gifts and accessories (scarves, journals, hair clips, handmade bowls & plates, kimonos, purses) will be 20% off and all jewelry will be 30% off. Click here to view details.                                                                                

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Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove Street **

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove Street **

Create a personalized gift for mom, grandma, a favorite aunt! Becky & Me Toys has two specials for Mother's Day!

When you buy a  Paparte keychain or water tumbler you can get a second one for half price.
Purchase a Chatty Snaps keychain or tale and get the second for half price.

Click here for details or call 847-492-1030. 

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Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Avenue

Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Avenue

Stop in or call to order a special bouquet for that special woman in your life -- mom, grandma, stepmother, aunt, friend! 

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Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave **

Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave **

A good book and some quiet time to read are always a great gift for Mom! Stop by Bookends & Beginnings to pick up a book, gift or gift certificate! 

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Campus Gear & The Basement Offer 50% off Select Items

Campus Gear & The Basement Offer 50% off Select Items

Is your mom an Northwestern alum or have a favorite sports team? Find a jersey, mug, tshirt or other gear at Campus Gear or The Basement, located across the street. Select items 50% off during the Spring Shop & Stroll! 

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Egea Spa | 1521 Sherman Ave.

Egea Spa | 1521 Sherman Ave.

Book a day at the spa for Mom! Facial, massage or a package like one of these listed below. Call (847) 332-2772 to book an appointment.

- Sweet Relaxation
- Stress Relief
- Renewed & Refreshed
- Spa Escape


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FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St.

FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St.

Treat the Moms in your life to a lovely bouquet from FlowersFlowers, offering 4 special bouquets: Blanche, Dorothy, Sofia and Rose. Click here to view more and place your order soon! You can also call 847-328-7110 with questions or to create a custom bouquet. 

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Kilwins Evanston Mother's Day Treats

Kilwins Evanston Mother's Day Treats

Box of chocolates, bag of candies or ice cream cake - you'll find something sweet for Mom at Kilwins! Browse below or stop by for in-store shopping.

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Madison Grace | 612 Davis Street **

Madison Grace | 612 Davis Street **

Madison Grace is the new boutique on the block! Stop in on Saturday, May 8 for a "Mamas & Mimosas" sip & shop event with 20% off your purchase. 

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Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave. **

Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave. **

Spring bloom bouquets, plants in cute pots, cards and more! Pick out something vibrant and beautiful for Mom. Shop in-person, order online or call (847) 864-0632. 

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Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Avenue **

Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Avenue **

Shop with Mom or treat yourself to new clothes, accessories or shoes from Stepping Out on Faith, offering 20% off over Mother's Day weekend.  

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Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Give that special lady in your life the gift of quality time and FUN with a new bike! Plus, everything she needs to enjoy the ride from colorful bags, to helmets, to stylish apparel!

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Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Specials



Alcove Evanston Mother's Day Brunch

Alcove Evanston Mother's Day Brunch

Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch with Mom at Alcove Evanston! Call 847-571- 9821 or reserve online at link below.

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Celtic Knot Public House "Mother's Day Afternoon Tea To-Go"

Celtic Knot Public House "Mother's Day Afternoon Tea To-Go"

Celebrate Mom with a Mother's Day Afternoon Tea To Go! Available for pickup from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. $23 per person. Pre-order only through Friday, May 7 at 6 pm. Please call 847-864-1679 for details.

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Farmhouse Evanston | 703 Church St.

Farmhouse Evanston | 703 Church St.

Farmhouse is hosting a special Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 9, 9am to 8pm. Adults are $38 and kids 10 and under are $17. Click here to view the menu and book a reservation at farmhouseevanston.com/

Bee Grateful for Mom!
As a gift from us, each mother will receive a complimentary jar of honey from Brown Dog Farms.

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Koi Evanston Mother's Day

Koi Evanston Mother's Day

Mother's Day Made Easy! Order a Mother's Day Family Meal! View menu here.

DELUXE FAMILY MEALS | $95 with Bottle Wine
Serves up to a family of 6-8, includes one bottle of wine

VEGETARIAN FAMILY MEALS $70
Serves up to a family of 6

TRADITIONAL FAMILY MEALS $80
Serves up to a family of 6

Koi opens at 4:30pm for carry-out and dine-in service. Call 847-866-6969 or order online at https://www.koievanston.com/

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Prairie Moon | 1631 Chicago Avenue

Prairie Moon | 1631 Chicago Avenue

Celebrate Mom with Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Specials from Prairie Moon! Mother’s Day Brunch menu includes three courses serving up to six people for $80.

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Tapas Barcelona | 1615 Chicago Avenue

Tapas Barcelona | 1615 Chicago Avenue

Celebrate Mom with delicious tapas and Spanish wine! Book a reservation for dinner or order carry out! 

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Terra & Vine Mother's Day Brunch

Terra & Vine Mother's Day Brunch

Ditch the prix-fixe menu and let Mom decide what she wants on her special day! Enjoy offerings from our special a la carte brunch menu featuring Eggs Benedict, Braised Short Rib Hash, Nutella French Toast and more! View the menu here.

We will be offering our regular menu for evening dinner service. 

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Experiences & Activities



One River School Mother's Day Painting en Plein Air Workshop on May 8

One River School Mother's Day Painting en Plein Air Workshop on May 8

Treat your mom to a few hours of painting en plein air, an in-person workshop hosted outdoors at Merrick Rose Garden. Event is open to all ages. Fee is $50 for one person or $75 for two people. The event is Saturday, May 8 from 3-5pm. 

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Evanston History Center Mother's Day House "Walk-By" on May 9

Evanston History Center Mother's Day House "Walk-By" on May 9

The Evanston History Center announces the 46th annual Mother’s Day House Walk-By “Prairie School: The Hidden Story in Evanston.” The event will take place beginning Sunday, May 9, 2021. This House Walk-By tells the story of Evanston’s unique Prairie School architecture and focuses on homegrown architects with international reputations. We will share narratives of trendsetters, famous partnerships, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s sassy characterization of Evanstonians. Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day and continue an Evanston History Center tradition. Click here to purchase tickets.


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