During these strange times, your regular schedule may be gone and it can be easy to lose track of the day of the week. So, just in case you don’t already know this: TOMORROW IS MOTHER’S DAY.

Here are some ideas for last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day handpicked by the brains at Vancouver Mysteries HQ just for you. You will note that we have skipped over the usual suspects (flowers, chocolates) because we like surprises. And, of course, local businesses could really use your support right now so we’ve included a lot of local options!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

  • Records

    Red Cat Records is selling gift certificates online and will keep it on file for your mom to use when they are back open.

  • A Mystery Date

    Buy a gift certificate for a Vancouver Mysteries game and we will email it to you. We have three games to choose from at the time of this article and more games in development for 2020 (gift certificates start at 2 players $70 plus fees & taxes). Or contact us if you’d like to purchase a gift certificate for a very special family game night: our indoor game The Case of the Hotel Detective (starts at $250 plus tax).

  • Beer Delivery VancouverBeers & Snacks

    The Beer Van offers same day delivery to Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, and North Van as long as you order by 3:00 PM.

    It’s a collective with beers from Luppolo, Slowhand, and Faculty brewing companies plus non alcoholic Dickie’s Ginger Beer and Oddity Kombucha. They also have a small but tasty selection of snacks or you can order a gift card for your mom and let her pick what she wants.

  • Vancouver Etsy

    You can buy your mom an Etsy gift card and let her pick her own gift. There are a lot of locals on Etsy and she can filter results by location to support a seller nearby (view Vancouver Etsy sellers here). If your mom is a plant lover, we highly recommend local seller Plants in Mind. They will ship her purchase anywhere in Canada. For jewelry and small household items, we recommend local seller Cabin.