It may be the week before Mother’s Day, but we know many men will be scrambling the day before looking for the perfect gift. Does Mother’s Day leave your husband sweating and wringing his hands in a panic? Or is your uncooked macaroni disappearing along with whispers and shouts of “don’t come in!”? If you are hoping for something, well, a bit more sophisticated, Little Lake County has rounded up a list of five fabulous local shops for Mother’s Day finds. Now all you have to do is find a way to drop the hint!
1. Something Sweet
Mothers Day equals candy in my house. And you can’t get any better than Something Sweet in Antioch. Ashley Michel opened Something Sweet in 1998 and it’s become a must-visit shop in Lake County. Between the homemade fudge, signature barefoot, novelty candy and homemade truffles, you’re sure to find a winner in this shop! Ashely has a few Mother’s Day gifts boxed up and ready to grab on your way home from your “trip to the hardware store” the day before Mother’s Day, so pop in and grab some chocolate roses, a traditional box of truffles or a sample basket that will be sure to win you some major points.
891 Main St., Antioch | (847) 838-9350
2. Eclectic Design Source
If you love elegant yet down-to-earth scents and home products, you’ll love anything from Eclectic Design Source. Mary has a few Mother’s Day-specific items, but she says that some men just come in and let her choose from her variety of unique items for their wives, and they’re happy every time. One of my favorites was the Pour Over Press which is a three in one coffee brewing system. You can make cold brew, French press or pour over coffee, and it comes with a one-pound bag of Eclectic Blend coffee.
Ecletic Design also carries the Lampe Burger, an in-home air purifier originally made for hospitals. This purifier uses medical grade alcohol and a flameless system that pulls air in and purifies it along with adding a lovely scent into the air.
Eclectic Design Source
Moving to Lake Bluff May 2019| (224) 513-5413
3. Bonnie’s Chic Boutique
If your wife has pictures of her precious babies that she needs to frame, then you’ll want to head over to Bonnie’s Chic Boutique to pick from their frames that will go perfectly with that cake smash photo that she loves so much. Bonnie’s Chic Boutique also has candles, jewelry, and purses to choose from that are sure to surprise your wife in a good way on Mother’s Day.
Bonnie’s Chic Boutique
34121 Hwy 45, Grayslake | (847) 752-8429
4. Loverly Cottage
If you’re looking for something French Country-inspired, Loverly Cottage in Gurnee has antiques and shabby chic furniture and household items. Loverly Cottage also holds workshops, so a gift card could also be a great Mother’s Day gift, as well as anyone of their beautiful furniture or home decor items.
887 S. Riverside Drive, Gurnee | (224) 544-9888
5. Great Lakes Antique Boutique
The Great Lakes Antique Mall in Antioch is a great place to grab a cup of coffee, browse for an antique for your wife, and bring home some cage-free eggs. You never know what you’re going to get when you walk into an antique shop, and this place is no different! There are collector’s items as well as shabby chic and vintage finds here.
Great Lakes Antiques Boutique
1615 Main St., Antioch | (847) 838-0437
Good luck, and here’s hoping that this Mother’s Day is one Mom will never forget.
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