We all have important female role models in our lives who have helped us learn, grow, and experience the world. Mother's Day is an opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation for all they have done to shape who you are and where you are today. Here is some inspiration stemming from our personal wish lists, our past successes, and some thorough Seattle adventuring.
For the outdoor enthusiast, there is an endless amount of gear, accessories, and clothing to add and check off the wish list. Mountain to Sound Outfitters is a local favorite offering tons of gear for skiers, boarders, kayakers and more. We love this Priya Pullover that successfully combines the 3 C's: comfy, cozy, cute. Wandering through the warm and lodge-like Filson is a treat even when you're not in the market to buy, but we love this bicycle basket bag that easily translates from bike travel to on-foot.
Often the most fun to shop for are the lovers of the quirky, unique, or vintage. Fremont Vintage Mall offers a seemingly endless array of vintage clothing, jewelry, home decor, furnishings, and odds-and-ends. While you're in the neighborhood, you must check out burnt sugar for the fashionable lady in your life. Statement-making sunglasses, sassy sandals, a gorgeous bag for every occasion, " and other beautiful, happy things." If you know her ring size, we adore this Roost Prehnite Ring in silver. Not only is it beautiful, but Prehnite is renowned for its healing properties and is considered a stone powerful for improving dreaming, memory and unconditional love.
Travel a few more blocks and hit Essenza for the lover of the chic and indulgent. Offering premiere European bath and body products, perfumes, jewelry, and loungewear, Essenza has something to spoil even the most difficult to buy for. Another idea we love is to give a gift that keeps on giving: a one-on-one beauty tutorial on how to refresh your look, rejuvenate your skin, and revitalize your daily routine. The award-winning and effervescent make-up artist Erin Hunt offers these in one-hour sessions to pamper and appreciate the women who deserve it.
For those that prefer to indulge their palette, there is no shortage of shops and restaurants that fit the bill. For those with a sweet tooth: Fran's Chocolates, Bakery Nouveau, and The Confectional offer wide-arrays of decadent treats. For the local foodie, a gift certificate to one of Seattle's top-rated or new restaurants is a fail-safe option. RockCreek Seafood and Spirits, known for their innovative combinations of seafood and fresh ingredients in a homey "fishing lodge", is great for people who like to share, taste, and explore. Serafina serves up authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and sultry atmosphere, and we love their philosophy embodied in this quote: "Italian food is about staying connected - to each other, to the past, to the earth." Last but not least, noted by Seattle Magazine as one of the Best New Restaurants in Seattle, Roux is serving up French Creole inspired cuisine with a dose of Pacific Northwest flare.
These are just a few of the ideas we love to express our gratitude to the important women in our lives. How will you say "Thank You"?