CNSMoms Gift Picks for Mother’s Day 2021 | Chicago North Shore Moms

Welcome to Chicago North Shore Moms 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide!  We’ve curated a list of gifts from throughout the North Shore to make the Mom’s in your life feel extra special this year- and don’t forget about yourself!

Special thank you to our Mother’s Day Gift Guides sponsors, Fresh Midwest and Inspire Counseling Centers. Thank you for bringing health and wellness into the lives of so many North Shore families!

Thank you to our Sponsor
Fresh Midwest

Thank you to our Sponsor
Inspire Counseling Center

CNSMoms featured Mother’s Day picks for that special mama in your life!

Fresh Midwest

Whether you are meal planning to entertain your Mom or buying for your family to cook for you, Fresh Midwest has delicious options. Fresh Midwest has a Wildfire Mother’s Day Dinner Kit for four that includes center-cut tenderloins, marinated shrimp skewers, roasted asparagus and redskin mashed potatoes. Or try our Deluxe Brunch Box or A Gift Box in partnership with Brindille. Subject to availability.

Special Offer! Enjoy $25 off your first order when you use promotional code CNSMOMS. Order today! Limit one. Cannot be combined with other offers. Go to to check out all of their farm-fresh produce and fresh food offerings.

Highland Park, IL 

We love this beauty and skin care haven!  CEO and founder Marla is a mother of 3 and curates the selection to perfection.  

Pick up a gift set for Mom like The Best of Clean Beauty, or bring the spa to her with two of our favorite at home treatments from Trish McEnvoy, Triangle of Light Eye Mask and Correct and Brighten Weekly Peels.  You cant go wrong at Bluemercury!

Call and order ahead for pick up- but an in person trip is much more fun!

Elate CBD

Chicago North Shore Moms have both fallen in love with Elate CBD products!  This Chicago company keeps us focused all day and sleeping well at night. Use code NORTHSHOREMOMS for 30% off your first purchase! (Below are our faves)

“Full Spectrum Lemon-Lime CBD Drops are perfect for boosting focus, energy and productivity levels at anytime during the day.”

“Mint CBD | CBN Sleep Blend is designed to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.

Town & Oak Brunch Basket, Winnetka

Chef and owner Elaina Vazquez makes everything look beautiful at this Hubbard Woods cafe.  The gorgeous Brunch Baskets are the perfect gift for any Mom in your life!  Customization also available.  

Fenner Plastic Surgery and
Medical Spa Gift Card
Kenilworth, IL

Dr. Geoffrey C. Fenner and the staff at his center in Kenilworth are committed to helping clients experience top-quality care in a safe, professional, and comfortable setting.

Our Pick- BBL (Broadband Light) is a technology that helps correct sun damage and telltale signs of aging anywhere on the face and body. This heat stimulates the production of new collagen and rejuvenates your complexion from the inside out.


Love Has No Color Hat & Tote
Central, Highland Park

“I have been searching for the most perfect fitting baseball hat for years and I have finally found it!
XO, Kerri”

So have we!  The struggle to find a black, cotton, good fitting baseball hat is so real.  This one is perfect for Mom on too-busy-for-hair days.


Swoon & Graze, Highland Park

This women owned and operated bake shop has the most gorgeously decorated cakes and adorable individual treats in jars that we love!  “From a very young age I always found myself in the kitchen experimenting and creating.”  Create she does!  Follow her on instagram for weekly offerings like savory puffs to pair with dinner!  Find Swoon and Graze here, DM for order inquiries.

Ready for Cocktails gifts,
Hazel James, Highland Park

After the year we’ve had, Mama needs a cocktail, but make it pretty! We put together this bundle (add beautiful cocktail glasses to make it next level!)
-Yes Cocktail & Co: Cool Cucumber, Pepper Heat, Citrus Bite, this mixer is just as delightful in a margarita as it is in a white wine spritzer.
-Death & Co features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails.
-This small birch tray features a pink and green floral kaleidoscope design of beautiful peonies. Perfect for cocktails & decorative when empty!


Unisex Live What You Love
Pullover Hoodie- Heather

We love House of Shan for the casual, comfy clothes as much as we do for feeling good about the purchase!  $5 from each purchase goes to a different charity each month!

“Live What You Love Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt. An imperfect heart stitched over your heart as a daily reminder to … Live your passion, laugh everyday, love deeply, lift others up, and don’t ever quit your daydream.”


Nespresso Vertuo Next, Sur La Table,
Old Orchard

We stoped using our old pod coffe maker because of the packaging waste… but miss the quick 1 cup option of a piping hot cup! This Nespresso fits the need with 100% sustainable pods, it’s small enough to fit anywhere.


Indigo Serving Bowls and Utensils,
Share, Wilmette

We love these bowls and utensils with gorgeous indigo designs to serve up all your favorite sides and salads alfresco!  Share in Wilmette has the prettiest items to make Mom’s table feel spring ready!


GGDB Super Star, Athene, Winnetka

These leather and suede sneakers are pricey, but worth it for the wear they receive!  They’re incredibly comfortable, can be worn with anything, and handmade in Italy with the highest quality materials.  They not only hold up well, but become squishy soft so quickly that Mom won’t want to take them off!  From School drop to dinner with a dress, these sneakers will take her there!  Find them at Athene in Winnetka.

Boyfriend Band Tee,
Randoon’s, Winnetka

Featuring an iconic song from an even more iconic band, this concert tee embodies ’70s glam rock to the fullest and will have you feeling like a rock star.
100% cotton, Made in the USA.

If Queen doesn’t move your Mom’s soul, Randoon’s in Winnetka has so many more to choose from!  From Prince to Dylan, there’s one to fit every genre!

Bluegrass Restaurant
Highland Park, Gift Certificate

This is the place for fish on the North Shore. We absolutely love this restaurant and it’s quite a treat! Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare, Bluegrass blends in a little Southern influence into its repertoire. The wine and beer selections are all American, along with a full back bar, all hand selected to echo the quality of the fare.

Trader Joe’s’ Aromatherapy 

Pretty new product at TJ’s and I (Ellie) personally use this every day! There are four aromatherapy blends, uniquely suited for whatever mood you’re in—or want to be in! BLISS, RELAX, AWAKE & SLEEP include such ingredients as: bitter orange peel, bergamot, sandalwood, peppermint, lavender, balsam, eucalyptus, and frankincense. (Full list of ingredients on package.)

Ross Highland Park

Comfy and on point trends in clothing, dermatologist approved makeup and skincare, salon and top brands in hair care. You can pretty much find anything mom-approved in this store!

dyeGirl Chicago’s After Dark Collection

Inspired by the lights and action of NYC nightlife, the After Dark collection features hand-dyed and distressed items adorned with hand-set crystal skulls and bolts. “dyeGirl is your one and only source for hand dyed clothing and accessories for women, men & kids.”

Diana Peters Designs

Handmade jewelry with calming crystals and more! These designs are stunning at affordable prices. To view selections and to order visit Diane’s Instagram or Facebook page

BYOB Cooking Class
at Taste Buds Kitchen in Bannockburn

Try one of their regularly scheduled classes or book a private event just for your group (min 10 people). No prior cooking experience is necessary – just come ready for some culinary fun and a good time. From Mexican Fiestas to Asian Street Foods, you’ll have fun, and eat and drink well! How it works:

Whip up 3 to 4 tasty recipes
Work in groups of 4 students
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer
Enjoy time to savor
Doors open 10 minutes prior
Grab a friend and let’s get cooking!

Vehicle Mobile Detailing
BTR Wash Pros

Surprise the special mom in your life with a mobile detailing of her vehicle from BTR Wash Pros! They expertly detail the interior and exterior of your car to recreate that spotless like-new quality! BTR Washpros is also the pressure washer to call for a cleaner exterior, including windows, or more specific jobs like oil stain removal.

Yoga Pants from RoGaWear

These yoga pants have the power to make any woman feel like a warrior! I know, that is a bold statement, but here’s why: Local painter/artist, Ronit Galazan, takes her gorgeous canvases and turns that very painting into yoga pants – there is literally a story and powerful meaning behind each pair! She writes, “Unleash your inner warrior through inspirational and colorful wearable art. You are an original and your activewear needs to reflect that… The right RoGaWear piece is waiting for you.”

Shop One/Third

2 Chicagoland Mom’s founded this “Third Piece” company & believe us when we say, you’ll want every one of them!  Jacket 09 is perfect for North Shore spring weather.  “A rain jacket you’ll look forward to wearing. Its weather-proof material and zip pockets will have you ready for any storm and the deep navy hue is versatile enough to wear with most of your wardrobe.”

Initial Wood Board,
Ellens on Elm, Winnetka 

Boards are all the rage this year!  From pancakes to deserts, there’s a board for all occasions.
“This handsome 14″x14″ walnut board makes a statement with a carved single initial.  It’s ample size makes it versatile as a serving tray or cutting board.” Features:
Catch-all juice groove
Non-slip rubber feet
American made

Thatch City Studio

Commission a favorite place, home or any place special to your Mother.  This is a gift she’ll cherish for years to come!  Water color artist Terri Crockett is incredibly talented and guide you through the entire process to figure out what size and style is right for you.  “After creating a vision together, I start painting! At completion I will send a snapshot of the watercolor painting for review.”

About CNSMoms’ Mother’s Day Gift Guide Sponsors:

Fresh Midwest

Whether you are meal planning to entertain your Mom or buying for your family to cook for you, Fresh Midwest has delicious options. Fresh Midwest has a Wildfire Mother’s Day Dinner Kit for four that includes center-cut tenderloins, marinated shrimp skewers, roasted asparagus and redskin mashed potatoes. Or, try a Breakfast Box or Bakery Basket if morning is more your style. Start ordering 4/29 for delivery 5/6-8.

When you shop at Fresh Midwest, you’ll enjoy farm-fresh produce, meal kits, restaurant-made dishes, fresh-prepared meals, high-quality meats and seafood and specialty grocery.  Our chef-inspired meal kits have pre-chopped, pre-measured ingredients for easy preparation. Have a home-cooked meal on your table in no time. No subscription required and get free delivery on orders over $75.

Special Offer! Enjoy $25 off your first order when you use promotional code CNSMOMS. Order today! Limit one. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Inspire Counseling Centers

Inspire Counseling Center is founded, owned, run and loved by a fellow North Shore mom, Lauren Schifferdecker. With nearly 25 therapists, there is something for everyone–serving kids, adolescents, college kids, moms, dads, couples and families. Most recently, Inspire opened a second beautiful office in Kenilworth, right on Green Bay Road, in addition to the flagship office in Northbrook.  
This is truly a place that you can feel proud to choose, with top-notch professionals, beautiful spa-like offices, tons of natural light. Most of all, it is a place where you will feel loved and appreciated–from the first call you make, to the moment you walk in the door. You will be greeted with big smiles, open arms and can feel confident you have chosen the best for you and your family. Inspire accepts 4 major insurances to also make it easy and affordable. 

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