The default recognition of Mother’s Day (May 12) is a bouquet of flowers and a card purchased on the fly, but this year, we’re here to help you out. Get your mom a gift as unique as she is, one that shows how much you love her. Bonus points for shopping local!
The Book Lover
Bellevue-based Etsy seller BookishPursuit sells stunning, vintage books for literature lovers, which make great additions to a personal library or an artful coffee table decoration.
Neckties for women are all the rage, and Seattle-based AndieandErin has created female-forward neckties inspired by some of the world’s most influential and powerful women, including Melinda Gates, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah Winfrey, Amelia Earhart, Dolly Parton, and many more. Dress them up or down for an eye-grabbing outfit addition.
If your mum is doing her part to cultivate a healthy habitat for bees, consider supporting Mukilteo-based Etsy seller PrintedNature3D, which makes 3D-printed homes for bees and offers several styles, from colorful houses to a honeycomb hotel.
The Theater Nerd
Million Dollar Quartet is back at Village Theatre after its debut at the theater 12 years ago. Take your mom for a night on the town to see some of the best theater in the Pacific Northwest — no joke; it’s amazing (even for non-theater-lovers). The show runs from May 8 through June 23, so you have plenty of time.
The Antique Addict
If perusing the dusky aisles of a vintage shop is the ideal Sunday afternoon for your mom, then she’ll love a unique find from Etsy seller PhoebesKeenJunk, based in Snohomish. She’s got it all, from accent pillows to wicker baskets to eclectic art.
The Jewelry Collector
As seen in our spring and fall fashion editorial spreads, Renton-based Lunaversoul is a prolific jewelry designer with everything from bold statement necklaces to dainty rings, and her style is always evolving. Currently, she’s been crafting a line of African-inspired pieces.