What in the world do you get the woman who did literally everything for you for the first 20 years (minimum!) of your life? Well, have no fear. We rounded up seven presents that are truly for Mom’s enjoyment (no dustbusters or mixers in sight) — and none of them involve breakfast in bed. Can you say crumbs? No thank you.
If your mom is a LaCroix addict (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then this gadget is exactly what she needs. The SodaStream Power makes carbonated water at the touch of a button, and you can even select your ideal level of fizz. The sleek design will look great on her kitchen counter. Our favorite part? You’re cutting down on waste from all of that LaCroix packaging. $129.99
We love the idea of a mother/daughter or mother/son bike ride around the city sipping brews, eating snacks and enjoying a gorgeous Chicago day. Sample bites of all of the Chicago classics: hotdogs, cupcakes, beer and, of course, pizza! You’ll get a history lesson on how these foods made Chicago famous as you pedal through Wrigleyville, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park. This is the perfect trip for anyone who likes to burn off their calories as they eat them. $65.50 per person
This cushy cotton and modal-blend robe is exactly what mom wants to lounge in on a Sunday morning while drinking a cup of coffee. Available in a gorgeous range of elegant colors, this robe is one that will last and last. A warning: We can’t promise you won’t want to buy one for yourself as well once you see how fluffy these robes are. $330
Treat Mom to the ultimate indulgence at the ultra-luxe Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The Rejuvenator package includes a Four Seasons signature massage (55 minutes of bliss), the Radiant Facial (another 55 minutes of pure “aah”), a classic manicure and a mini pedicure. Maybe you want to go too, or maybe mom just wants an afternoon to herself — either way, she’ll be beyond pampered. $395
Does mom have a sweet tooth? If so, Sweet Mandy B’s makes some of the best custom cakes, cookies and cupcakes around — perfect for an after-dinner treat. Available in dozens of flavors, sometimes a simple (and sweet!) gift says it all. Bonus points for a cute message piped across the top. Prices vary
This amazing behind-the-scenes tour of Wrigley will thrill any Cubs fan. Take a private tour with your own guide inside the Friendly Confines and see the field, the dugout, the press box and more! If Mom bleeds blue and red, this is the perfect present. Plus, just think of the photo ops — frame a few and you already have your present locked down for next Mother’s Day. $500 for 1-10 people
For the mom who loves to work out, a Soul Cycle package is the perfect gift. Use the classes at any of the locations downtown, or at the new one in Old Orchard. You could even go to a few classes together for extra bonding (and calorie-burning!) time. This is a present that will make your mom feel amazing inside and out — there’s just nothing like the cleansing power of a Soul Cycle class. Prices vary