10 Gift Ideas for Pampering Your Mom

A gift made in the Eastern Townships pleases threefold and will joyfully surprise the heroine of the day. It will value the work of artisans, local businesses and producers. Plus, it’s the perfect pretext for visiting us!

Carolyne Parent


Domaine Ives Hill

In the Epicurean Section…

Currant based treats at Domaine Ives Hill

This little blue berry, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, holds court at the Domain Ives Hill nestled in the heart of Compton! It’s produced right here and transformed into alcohol beverages, body cares and delicious treats. Does your mom have a sweet tooth? Create a gift basket for her with currant syrup, honey, jelly and herbal teas, plus a bottle of Cassigria! (online purchases)

Fine Gourmet Chocolate from Vanden Eynden

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially if it’s quality Belgian chocolate, with a higher cocoa content than most other chocolate products. Their assortment of ready to be offered, 16 dark, milk and white chocolates, handmade at the artisanal chocolate factory in Magog, will certainly please the most knowledgeable chocophile. (online purchases)


Truly Amazing Creations

Jewelry, Ceramics, Scarves

In Sherbrooke, the Corporation des métiers d’art du Québec’s boutique presents its most talented local artisans’ creations to please all fine object lovers! But what to choose? Perhaps a uniquely cut, delicate piece of jewelry made with silver and semi-precious stones by Julie Mineau ; Or the irresistible Ceramic pieces created by Amélie Pomerleau, inspired by marine or mineral environments. Unless, you prefer to offer your mom an elegant silk scarf, hand-painted by Anne Pochat. For sure, either one of these three suggestions will produce quite an effect!


Crédits : Stéphanie Lachance

Destination Wellness!

Bleu lavande Bleu Extasy Gift Set

This set includes amazing and relaxing Lavandula-angustifolia-fragrance products such as cleansing milk, linen water and a lavender and soy scented candle. For THE day, the house has also created a limited edition of their Hand Care Duo. The Fitch Bay Lavender Farm and its boutique will reopen next May 11, so you could also choose to bring your mom for a visit! (online purchases)

A Spa Eastman Gift Card

Its recipient can use this card for the care of their choice or they can apply it, all or in part, for one of the many workshops offered by the establishment. One of these, La Révolution du cœur, une journée en amitié avec soi (in French), will be held next June. Psst! If you purchase a gift card worth $125 or more, between now and next May 12, you’ll receive, as a gift included in the “Mom’s Time to Relax” promotion, a certificate Destination-les-Bains valued at $69. (Purchase online or by calling)

Solace at L’Apothicaire

For her, exquisite potions, in bulk or bagged, so she’ll discover renewed energy, a more restful night’s sleep, more alertness, and also to detoxify. They’re offered by the charming L’Apothicaire boutique, in Bromont. More than 500 teas and herbal infusions, mostly provided by organic producers are sold right here. Among their gift sets, “Bonne journée,” which includes black teas, green teas and energizing herbal infusions, could be the perfect choice for this special occasion! (online purchases)


For a Taste of Culture

Starmania this summer, in Sherbrooke

And what if you took her to Monopolis, this summer? Celebrating its 40th year, Luc Plamondon and Michel Berger’s famous rock opera, presented by Québec Issime, is more popular than ever… And of course, she’ll know most of the songs, from Blues du businessman to Ce soir on danse à Naziland! (online purchases)

Do you know Three Pines?

Created by author Louise Penny, this fictional town, established in the Townships, has made our region known throughout the world. Although Kingdom of the Blind is available in hard cover in English only, you can also enjoy her most recently translated into French opus, Maisons de verre (The Glass House). This new Chief-Inspector Armand Gamache investigation will give any good sleuth story fan mom, goosebumps!

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