Mother’s Day roundup in Downers Grove

Ahhhh, Mother’s Day. The one day each year where we dote on our moms and mother-like women in our lives. I like Mother’s Day just fine, but like millions of others, I don’t find the need to celebrate with a big production. Give me a pizza, from Lou Malnati’s, my love, and family over a fancy dinner out any day, and I’m a happy girl. If you’re anything like me, then you might be wondering if there are any Downers Grove Mother’s Day events (or anywhere in the suburbs, really). If you find yourself asking “what are some cute gift ideas?”, this guide is for you! Whether you’re a bouquet and flowers type of mom or give me peace and quiet mom, I have curated the perfect gifts for a perfect Mother’s Day in Downers Grove for you to celebrate your mom this year.

Being a Downers Grove photographer, I have had the distinct pleasure of getting to know many of our local small business owners in the surrounding areas. Let me tell you, we have the best pick of gifts, food, drink, and more, right here in our community! This Mother’s Day look no further than outside your front door or online for some of the best gifts available. And if you’re a man, and you’re reading this hoping for some hints on what to buy the mom in your life, look no further.

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Did you catch a close up of the new PigMint throw tie dye blankets? Any mom could not overlook these! Woven with 100% cotton these blankets will get softer and cozier with each wash. Wrap mom up in the cozy and funky threads of Piment


Bursting with beautiful handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and more, Evelyn Jane is the perfect stop for a Mother’s Day gift as unique as your mom.

What’s better than a unique and beautiful pair of earrings?

Give me allllll the relaxing evenings in the bathtub!


At Skinovatio Medical Spa, they provide the top-requested skin and body treatments in the Chicagoland area. From laser hair removal to laser tattoo removal and non-invasive body contouring, they offer it all. They can reverse the effects of aging for our clients with treatments like BOTOX®, dermal fillers, photofacials, microneedling, and even platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Their highly-skilled team is known for providing top-quality customer service. Choose Skinovatio Medical Spa today and let mom experience the affordable beauty, skincare, and body treatment packages tailored to your personal needs and desired outcome.


Want to proclaim your love to you mom for everybody to see? The newest and most popular yard decorations are a far cry from the flamingos of our childhood. These days you can send any message you would like using Kelly Hartford with Western Springs’ most popular yard decor company: Card My Yard.


Are you looking for something different for Mother’s Day in Downers Grove? Head to Westmont and visit one of my favorite local salons!

Whether you are picking up a gift card for your mom or heading there yourself to get pampered, Alia Rose Salon is the kind of place that transports you and gives you a truly rejuvenating day at the salon. Alia Rose Salon is my go-to if I’m looking to discover the newest trends, most beautiful styles, and best experience when it comes to a new look!


Has your mom been swooning over endless HGTV marathons? Is she ready to make a change to her space? Core Interior and Design, a Downers Grove expert, will makeover her favorite spaces in her home some much needed zhuzh.

And let’s just take a second to talk about Gretchen’s Man Oil Fragrance candles, MY FAVE! Women just swoon over her scents.


Plants are having a BIG moment right now. So much so that when my husband wants to pick up a little gift, he walks right past the grocery store display of bouquets and picks up a beautiful new houseplant for me.

I don’t blame him! Plants live longer, add beautiful elements into our home, and now that I try hard not to kill them, they are a fun added hobby.

Vagabond Botanical creates drought-resistant arrangements, so you don’t have to worry about watering them on a schedule. Here are a few that I would definitely swoon over on Mother’s Day:

This Hoya is equal parts dramatic and sassy.

This Succulent Garden is ready to impress you with how low maintenance it is.

Pops of color and a dried bouquet? Sign me up!



Mother’s Day in Downers Grove would not be complete without a portrait session! Let your mom be the star of the show, and schedule a Mother’s Day gift that she won’t soon forget. Give the gift of a session to your mom just because. Don’t wait until a pregnancy, milestone, or even Christmas cards. Schedule a session to remember this exact season. I have various packages to choose from, making it the perfect, unique Mother’s Day gift for all the mommas out there!


I think that this wraps up this Mother’s Day in Downers Grove guide! What did I miss? Where will you be stopping first? Let me know in the comments or head over to my Facebook page to join the conversation. This week, I will also be adding all of these to a gift guide on Instagram for easy access!

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