13 Washington-made Mother’s Day gifts to snag before the holiday

Here’s a public service announcement in case you forgot: Mother’s Day is on May 9.

That’s over ten days away, which means there’s still time to snag a thoughtful gift to show your mom how much you have appreciated her in the past year. And luckily plenty of Seattle shops are creating sets and care packages that will solidify your place as the favorite child in her eyes.

Shopping local — and early — certainly has its perks. Not only do you save yourself from the last-minute scramble to find a gift and ridiculous shipping fees, but you’re also supporting Seattle businesses recovering from the economic downturn of the pandemic.

From wine and chocolate pairings to luxurious spa treatments and bath goodies, scroll down for a handful of locally made gifts to snag for Mother’s Day 2021.

Hanging baskets from Skagit Acres.

Hanging baskets from Skagit Acres.

Skagit Acres

1. Blooming flower basket from Skagit Acres

Whether your mom is a green thumb or not, a beautiful hanging basket from Skagit Acres will bring her some spring cheer. Available in both 14 inch and 18 inch, the baskets are a great way to spruce up the front porch to make it the envy of the neighborhood.

According to Skagit Acres co-owner and president Rachael Sparwasser, these baskets sell out every year, so be sure to get yours from the store soon.

Tinte Cellars Mother's Day package.

Tinte Cellars Mother’s Day package.

Brad Johnson/Tinte Cellars

2. Wine pairings from Tinte Cellars

Tinte Cellars is offering a pre-packed gift set featuring a picnic basket, a bottle or two of wine (Viognier and Syrah recommended) and jcoco chocolate. With pickup locations in both Georgetown and Woodinville and local delivery available, snagging your mom a luxurious bottle for her collection is easier than ever.

The sets go on sale May 1 and can be purchased here.

Spa complementary package.

Spa complementary package.

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3. Spa-cation at Four Seasons

Sometimes mom just needs to get away. Treat her to a spa escape at the Four Seasons Hotel that includes a therapeutic massage and facial to rejuvenate and recharge. The hotel is offering special rates starting on May 5, just in time to pamper mom from head to toe.

See packages and special offers here.

French Girl Organics La Parisienne Rose Bath

French Girl Organics La Parisienne Rose Bath

French Girl Organics

4. Bubble bath set from French Girl Organics

Bring the relaxation of a spa to your bathroom with specials on gift sets from Tukwila-based French Girl Organics. Featuring subtly scented salt soaks and luxrious oils, the sets are a perfect gift for those who want to pamper their favorite mom.

Purchase here. Products also available at Ballard’s Anders Shop.

Mother's day gift set from Big Little News.

Mother’s day gift set from Big Little News.

Tanner Mclaughlin/Big Little News

5. Wine, flowers and magazines from Big Little News

Big Little News made headlines back in March when they opened up their print-focused newsstand on Capitol Hill. With a wide selection of magazines, the shop calls back to the nostalgia of leisurely flipping through a magazine while also serving sips and snacks.

And for the special day, the store is offering a gift box including an imported bottle of Rose, potted pansy, journal and pencil set and selection of magazine so mom can sip, flip and unwind.

“While I’m not sure it’s ever possible to show the depth of one’s gratitude to a mother-figure, I do think gifting them goodies like a bottle of Rosé from Tuscany, a potted pansy grown and tended to by one of our shopkeepers, and dark chocolate-covered chips will show them they’ve done something right,” said Co-owner Joey Burgess.

Purchase here.

Hand pouring a cup of tea from a stylish transparent teapot into a clear cup. 

Hand pouring a cup of tea from a stylish transparent teapot into a clear cup. 

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6. Loose leaf tea from Marketspice

Moms are all about doling out comfort to their kids, and it’s time to return the favor. Head down to Pike Place Market’s specialty tea shop MarketSpice and choose from their classic flavors of cinnamon-orange spice or try seasonal blends like their strawberry and cream white tea which is perfectly light and refreshing for the warm days ahead.

Add on a nice tea pot, mug, tea towel or travel tumbler to complete the gift with style.

Purchase here.

Spice set from Spiva.

Spice set from Spiva.

Spiva Cooking

7. Spice set from Spiva

This set of locally sourced, hand ground spices from chef-owned Spiva Cooking makes an excellent gift for moms who love to cook for the family. Perfect for brines and rubs of all kinds, this set features garlic herb, Mediterranean, Himalayan pink salt, and a specialized poultry blend to spice up mom’s recipes.

Purchase here.

Tokki Mother's Day candle duo.

Tokki Mother’s Day candle duo.


8. Candle duo from Tokki

For mom’s who like to spruce up the house, snag a hand-poured, luxury vegan coconut soy wax candle set from Jane Park’s brand Tokki. Each candle features a heartfelt message to remind mom how much you appreciate her every time she lights it.

The sets also come in of the shop’s reusable gift bags, making it a gift that keeps on giving.

Purchase here.

Mother's Day care package from Seattle Chocolate.

Mother’s Day care package from Seattle Chocolate.

Seattle Chocolate

9. Chocolate care package from Seattle Chocolate

Show your mom that she is your hero with a specialized chocolate box from Seattle Chocolate. The set features decadent dark chocolate bars sprinkled with sea salt, a bag of assorted truffles, a graphic tote, and postcard for writing your own message.

Purchase here.

Mother's Day set from El Gaucho

Mother’s Day set from El Gaucho

El Gaucho Seattle

10. Handmade votives from El Gaucho

If you’re treating mom to a meal, be sure to snag a classy champagne and glassware set from El Gaucho. Each set comes with two handmade glasses from Glass Eye Studios paired with a bottle of champagne for celebrating in style.

Purchase here.

Flower arrangement from London Plane.

Flower arrangement from London Plane.

London Plane

11. Flower arrangement from London Plane

You can never go wrong by getting mom an exquisite bouquet of flowers to show your appreciation. But skip the supermarket and head to Pioneer Square’s London Plane, which makes some of the most visually stunning arrangements on the market. They are also making flower crowns for mom’s special day if you’re looking for a good photo op.

Just be quick: their bouquets and arrangements for holidays usually sell out fast. 

Purchase here.

Queen Anne Olive Oil Company gift sets

Queen Anne Olive Oil Company gift sets

Queen Anne Olive Oil Company

12. Fancy olive oil from Queen Anne Olive Oil Company

If cooking is a labor of love, having nice oils to use makes all that hard work taste even better. Gift mom a fancy set of olive oil or balsamic vinegar from this Queen Anne shop to up her game in the kitchen. The friendly staff is able to walk you through the different flavors and what they pair best with.

Purchase here.

Kari Gran lip whip set.

Kari Gran lip whip set.

Kari Gran Skin

13. Cosmetics from Kari Gran Skincare

South Lake Union’s organic skincare guru Kari Gran has a host of cosmetic and skincare sets available for Mother’s Day to treat mom to a little pampering. From moisturizing lip tints to rejuvenating serums, the store specializes in eco-friendly products for the more minimalistic makeup lover.

Purchase here.

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