Final countdown: We are one week from Mother’s Day (it’s Sunday, May 10, fyi). Wondering what to get that special woman in your life? The Shop Talk crew is on the case with our gift picks for our own mothers in this month’s special edition of The Met Set.
Alyssa Volpigno, Shop Talk contributor
My parents recently moved to the Dash Point area of Tacoma, so close to beautiful Puget Sound. Nautical accessories are bound to permeate their lives in some way, so the Seafarer Blue Canvas Note ($220) from Tarboo is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for my stylistic mom. This bag is just as great for running around town as it is for toting lunch for the beach. Hopefully she lets me borrow it.
Olivia Tinsley, style intern
As I was preshopping some of the local vendors featured at the Darling magazine May Pop Up Shop at Makers last weekend, I came across these beautiful Geode Hoops ($39) by Fresh Tangerine. Their simple sophistication has me convinced that the pair is soon to be my mom’s new signature.
Natalie Lew, editorial intern
I think it’s a rule of nature that (almost) all moms love receiving flowers. Last Mother’s Day, my mother nearly shed a tear when I brought home a lovely little planted orchid from a local florist. Greenwood’s Terra Bella Flowers delivers right to your door the day before Mother’s Day (so handy!) and has a gorgeous selection of bouquets to choose from ($47–$145).
Amanda Zurita, style editor
I have two picks, because my mom is just that great.
First, I’m a big fan of Herbivore Botanicals for being all natural and locally made—and for having the loveliest packaging. For Mother’s Day, Herbivore has put together a special set that includes Coco Rose Body Polish, the Pink Clay Soap, and Rose Lip Butter for head-to-toe pampering. Order it (online only) for $48, which is a whole $10 less than buying each product individually.
And to store all of the above: this made-in-Portland Shapes Cosmetic Pouch ($30) from Prism. I think one of the great challenges in buying for moms is finding something thoughtful and practical that isn't already in her lineup. Considering I can’t remember the time I swapped out my own makeup bag, I love the idea of a fresh kit that she’ll use daily.
Jeanny Rhee, editorial intern
My mom has never been one to be outwardly sentimental; scribbled handmade cards and macaroni posters never made it on our stainless steel refrigerator, so the thought of Mother’s Day and all of its traditions is a foreign concept. One thing she definitely likes are farmers markets, and so for the sake of practicality and style, I’ll be surprising her with Apolis’s handcrafted Seattle Market Bag ($68) from Glasswing, stuffed with exotic flowers from the London Plane’s flower shop.