Trust us, you don’t want to upset Mom on her special day.
And with these four easy steps for a successful Mother’s Day, you've got no excuse, either.
First things first, get that flower order in at Pistil & Vine (pictured). The florists specialize in sophisticated arrangements, because mom is clearly a classy lady who should not be honored with prom carnations.
1924 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown (773-698-7287)
Your mom is a woman, we hope, and women love chocolate. After picking up those flowers, grab some gourmet truffles at Katherine Anne Confections. Mom-appropriate flavors include rhubarb-orange truffles and rose petal-lemon caramels.
2745 W. Armitage Ave., Logan Square (773-245-1630)
The monthly Dose Market at River East Arts Center is all about the moms on Sunday. Start with an iced horchata before browsing the rows of antique jewelry, vintage clothes, pastries, and other girlie things that she will love.
435 E. Illinois St., Streeterville (312-321-1001). $10.
When she is shopped out, walk her down to the InterContinental Chicago for their noon or 2p brunch seating. With a seafood station, carving table and dessert nook, you won’t hear anything about being a bad son for a whole year.
505 N. Michigan Ave., Mag Mile (312-321-8798) $78.