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10 Places in Downtown Duncan to Find Unique Mother's Day Gifts

What are you getting mom for Mother's Day on May 10th? Buy local for this special occasion! For inspiration, consult our wish list of items.

Make mom a meal with locally sourced produce from the Duncan Farmers' Market. Photo credit: Tourism Cowichan

We all want to give a present that is unique to someone close to us. Downtown Duncan is full of great options for one of a kind, locally sourced gifts! Here are some ideas:

1) Shades Ladies Clothing

Remember the fall line at Shades ladies clothing? Photo credit Ian Locke, CNCLV. Copyright DDBIA

Shades is offering a personal shopping experience by private appointment. You can also buy gift cards so mom can explore the spring line in the future. Book mom an appointment with a gift card so she can see the spring line by contacting 250.746.0001 or emailing via Facebook messenger.

Besides Shades, Magnolia has some amazing spa gift baskets and Cardino Shoes is now selling online!

2) Tree Frog Tropicals

Plants in vases from Tree Frog Tropicals. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV. Copyright DDBIA

From cacti to unique vases, Tree Frog Tropicals sells a range of zen products, available by pick up. Visit their website to order online. Contact: 778.422.3764 for more information.

3) Chocolate Pearl

Classic caramels from Chocolate Pearl. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV

Chocolate Pearl is selling lemon meringue chocolates and passionfruit ganache. Enough said. Available for pick up or delivery. Reach out at and check their instagram for a special giveaway contest with Volume 1 Bookstore, the Ginger Room, Willow & Orchid and Cowichan Eye care!

4) Wishes

Dream catchers at Wishes. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV. Copyright DDBIA

In need of sage, crystals, or a perfect Mother's Day card? Contact Wishes via Facebook messenger or call Jacquie at 250.715.8773 and Wishes will arrange contactless payment and delivery or curbside pickup.

5) Brunch on 3rd

Pre-order a Mother's Day Brunch for pick up at Brunch on 3rd. Menu courtesy of Brunch on 3rd Facebook.

Between May 4th and 7th, from 10am to 2pm, pre-order quiche, strawberry bruschetta toast, mimosas and more for a Mother's Day brunch from Brunch on 3rd. Available for pick up. Call: 250.748.6808.

6) Aquamaris Art Gallery

Barcelona by Eunmi Conacher. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV. Copyright DDBIA

Have you been yet to Aquamaris art gallery? If your mom loves art, write to Or call 250.597.2798. You may be able to arrange for an extra special gift for mom.

7) Willow & Orchid

As well as flowers, Willow & Orchid sells gifts from throughout the Valley. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV. Copyright DDBIA

Did you know you can order flowers and more from Willow & Orchid online? Visit the Willow & Orchid website and take a moment to consider purchasing more than just flowers - like Westholme white peony tea and other local treats. Contact: for more information.

8) Pots & Paraphernalia

Look for hand soap and body cream with bedding at Pots & Paraphernalia. Photo by Ian Locke, CNCLV. Copyright DDBIA

Aside from Crueset pots, fabulous bedding, and shea butter hand soap, Pots & Paraphernialia has an abundance of choices for Mother's Day gifts. Call 250.748.4614 for more information on ordering items and picking them up Monday through Thursday from 9:30am-12pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. They currently have a sale on!

9) Warmland Dance

Online Dance Fitness classes from Warmland Dance. Photo by ian Locke, CNCLV. Copyright DDBIA

W Dance and Yoga Supply may be temporarily closed, but you can still gift mom Zoom classes in Dance Fitness, Contemporary Jazz, West African Dance, and more at Warmland Dance. Call 250.818.9086 for more information.

10) Duncan Farmers' Market

Prepare a meal for your mom using the freshest local ingredients from the Duncan Farmers' Market. If you cannot shop for and enjoy the meal together like always, at least you can make mom a healthy lunch or dinner to leave at her door. Follow them on social media to know what vendors will be present this weekend.

Revisit the Duncan Farmers' Market with a meal made of locally sourced ingredients. Photo Credit: Tourism Cowichan

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