Mother’s Day 2014 Gift Ideas in Seattle

Posted on May 08, 2014, 8:19 pm
3 mins

I have to admit, the last thing I want to do on Mother’s Day is clean my house and make brunch. I would much rather have other people deal with that. Along with that sentiment, I also don’t want to be hard to shop for. Considering the array of things that interest me and other mothers—fashion, housewares, flowers, treats, movies, beauty services, art, charities and causes to support, and of course books and more books—there should be no end to ideas for gifts and experiences. Yet, these are sometimes intimate details of our mothers inner lives that a lot of us don’t know how to access. Of course the last minute panic of trying to find something for mom on Mother’s Day doesn’t make it any easier.

Here are some safe ideas that most moms can appreciate. Start with some flowers from a farmer’s market, a card, and go from there…

Gift Ideas For Mom:

diptyq fragrances

Eau de Lavande by diptyque is a spicy, floral fragrance with a complex, generous nature.

A beautifully made and packaged product line from France, diptyque products are a staple for women who appreciate quality, beauty and elegance. Diptyque perfume and candles are available at Nordstrom.


See Sunglasses “Gilligan”

With a full range of styles for fashion forward moms, look no further than SEE Eyewear. All sunglasses are $99. SEE Eyewear is at 1429 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle.


Sterling Silver and Leather Cuff

A sophisticated range of local, national and international accessory artists have their wares available at Hitchcock Madrona.

Share a moment with Mom:

Storefront of the Wallingford Chocolati. (Image from Chocolati's Facebook page.)

Storefront of the Wallingford Chocolati. (Image from Chocolati’s Facebook page.)

Go for a walk around Greenlake or down the lovely mainstreet of Wallingford, then get cozy at Chocolati Café. Enjoy friendly service provided by skilled baristas while sipping on one of many gourmet blends of chocolate infused espresso beverages. In their cafés, you can also purchase unique handmade truffles and other confections.

WOMAN, BIRD AND STAR (HOMAG​E TO PICASSO), FEBRUARY 15, 1966 / APRIL 3-8, 1973, OIL ON CANVAS, 96 7/16 X 66 15/16 IN.​​ ​​​​​​​​

Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), by Miro. Image via the SAM Web site.

Spend some time at walking around the Seattle Sculpture Park or at SAM together checking out the current exhibits.

With so many great boutiques and shops throughout Seattle it can be daunting to pick one to mark the special day for mom, but it also makes it hard to go wrong. Happy mother’s day to you and yours.

Sarah Caples has lived in Seattle since 2004 working as a fashion stylist for private clients. Sarah launched an art and society blog in 2008, along with a monthly salon at The Sorrento Hotel, which ran until June 2012. As executive editor of, Caples hopes to cultivate an informed dialog about regional culture and bring people of diverse backgrounds together in support of nonprofits, artists and community builders.