Mother's Day Ideas

11, May 2018 01:17 PM

Writer + Editor: Melody Yip - Vancouver, BC

It's not that you forgot Mother's Day, it's just that your mom is so special that you haven't found the perfect gift for her quite yet. Little did you realize - Mother's Day is creeping up in two days! That's okay, Meinhardt has got you covered with some last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas!

Prepare a Meal for Her

Remember all the times mom cooked your favorite dish for and with you? It's time to return the favour. We all know how busy restaurants can get on special holidays. We've been there, done that, and let's be honest - no one enjoys trying to talk over loud music and waiting for seats for over an hour just because you forgot to make a reservation in time. Instead, why not put together a nice dinner for your mom? Our meat department at South Granville has prepared a head start for you - all you have to do is fire up your barbeque and the food will be ready in minutes!

Eric, our certified butcher, has Imported New York Striploin & Lobster Tail and Bottom Outside Round Roast ready for you at our Grab and Go case. Feeling fancy? Consider getting our store's new Angus Certified Beef Striploin and Beef Top Sirloin to spoil your special lady. 

Love is Brewing

Is your mom a big coffee/tea lover? Well, you're just in luck. Tega Tea is a local, organic, fair-trade tea company. They’ve spent over 10 years crafting and experimenting with new tea blend combinations, iteration upon iteration to make sure we provide the best taste and quality. The best part? We have a special 3-day promotion (May 11th - 13th) at our Pacific Centre store for Tega Tea blends in support of Fair Trade Day this weekend (May 12th). Same goes for the environmentally friendly, iconic brand - We Love Van Coffee! The discount will be made available for their specialty Medium and Dark Grounds at our downtown store only. 

Egg-cellent Breakfast

Here's an eggs-traordinatory idea, bring mom to Meinhardt for breakfast! For one day only, Sunday, May 13th, Chef Lim and Chef Sean will be serving Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine for breakfast at our buffet hot bar until 10 am. Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day breakfast here at Meinhardt Fine Foods before you go on your downtown stroll or shop at South Granville. 

Treats as Sweet as Your Mom

Here’s a Mother’s Day gift idea your mom is sure to enjoy: fresh-made tarts from Meinhardt Fine Foods. Place your order today and present mom with our delectable 6-inch tarts made in-house. Choose from custard and fresh fruit, lemon meringue and coconut cream - all beautifully decorated with rosette piping! We also have heart-shaped cookies made by hand with raspberry jam ready for you at our Pastry Case.

Surely your mom already has all the scarves and hand cream she needs. Do something different for her this year and give her a real surprise of a Meinhardt "Treat Your Mama Box"! Slavita, our head pastry chef, has put together a box of bite-sized treats for mom, all wrapped up with a fancy ribbon. Featured items include pecan shortbread, macarons, mini-tarts, whipped cheesecake with berries, began coconut macaroons, and many more luscious suggestions. Place your order now with one of our managers next time you're in-store or give us a call to pre-order.

Classic Way to Make Her Smile

Flowers are women's best friend, that's right - you heard it here! Looking to pair the present you've chosen for your mom with the perfect bouquet? Look no further, at Meinhardt we have prepared Designer's Choice Bouquets to gift to her. Is she more of a succulent kind of lady? I mean, we've heard this has been a big trend lately. That's perfectly fine, we also have a large selection of succulents in-stores for you to choose from in all sizes! They're available at both locations right when you enter the store on our floral racks.

Events Happening in Vancouver

Wanting to take your mom out for a day of adventure this weekend?  Here are some exciting events happening in Vancouver you can visit! You know summer is really here when the farmer's markets start and Richmond Night Market is opened:

Richmond Night Market
Every summer, vendors get together to bring the most specialty food truck items in one place for you at the Richmond Night Market. 
Location: 8351 River Road in Richmond (Beside River Rock Casino)
Date: May 11th - 13th, 2018
Opens at: 6pm

Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market 
Great selection of artisan, local products to browse and entrepreneurs to engage with.
Location:1000 Argyle Ave (Ambleside West Vancouver) 
Date: Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Opens at: 10am

Glades Garden Mother’s Day Event
Annual plant sale and Mother’s Day Tea at London Heritage Farm
Location: 6511 Dyke Road (Close to Steveston Village)
Date: Sat - Sun May 12 - 13th, 2018
Opens at: Plant Sale - 10am, Tea @ Tea Room - 12pm

Mother's Day at Glade's Garden
Stunning woodland garden paired alongside classical music among blooming rhododendrons.
Location: 561 172 St (The Glades)
Date: May 13th, 2018
Hours: 10am - 4pm

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