Mother's Day is fast approaching (May 8, guys, get it right), and you can't imagine being the only kid on the block without the perfect gift for Mom. Stop those pesky feelings of childhood embarrassment from creeping into your plans this year by gleaning some inspiration from our gorgeous list of gift ideas, including some sweet options from local boutiques. And if your Mom is the kind who prefers a little Q.T. over a trinket (we have a similar problem), we can help out there, too, with our roundup of Mom-friendly events happening all around Chicago. Once you've planned your present, tweet this story @refinery29 and let us know how you'll pamper Mom. One winner will receive a V.I.P. package to Lockwood Restaurant, including exclusive seating, complimentary brunch for four, and a glass of champagne for everyone in your party old enough to enjoy it. She gave you life, now give her a day she won't soon forget.
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