At times, it may feel difficult to shop for your mom and find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Instead of looking at Mother’s Day shopping as a challenge, think of how you will make your own mom feel when you present her with a special gift that is uniquely-made in the Pacific Northwest, and one that is virtually one-of-a-kind. Check out these gift shops in the Seattle area to find some of the best possible gift ideas for your one-of-a-kind mom on Mother’s Day.
7319 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 782-7002

Established in 1981, Metropolis is one of Seattle’s top independently-owned stores that features a variety of great gifts for Mother’s Day. Choose from a wide selection of greeting cards, home décor items including wooden signs, novelty items, fashion accessories, and beautiful jewelry items for mom, such as earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces. Metropolis is a one-stop shop for all of your gifting needs, as you will find the perfect wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and balloons here, as well.

Fair Trade Winds
5329 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 743-8500

Fair Trade Winds is a newer gift store located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. It is family-owned and operated and features a variety of items made by local and international artisans, craftspeople and farmers, any of which would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. Choose from handmade home decor and kitchen items, fashion accessories or jewelry items, each of which has their own special story provided by the individual that crafted them.

1501 Pike Place, Suite 521
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 508-1342

Ventures is one of Seattle’s most unique gift stores, as each item sold there is produced individually by a hard-working, local entrepreneur aspiring to make their dreams of being an artisan become a reality. All gifts, accessories, artwork, jewelry and bath and body items are 100% handcrafted with expertise and care and many of the gift items sold at Ventures are unlike anything else you’ll find in other shops or retail stores. Ventures is located in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market on the mezzanine level, directly under the marketplace’s main arcade.

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Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts
1815 N. 45th St., Suite 212
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-4983

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts is a Seattle-based gift shop in the Wallingford neighborhood that has been open since 1986. This shop’s focus has always been on celebrating local and national artists and featuring their handmade items, including artwork, jewelry, home decor items, kitchen items, clothing, accessories, bath and body items and much more. Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts inventory changes frequently as it is constantly debuting new and unique gifts, which now includes items from international artists in Canada, Belgium and France.

The Purple Store
7616 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 801-1599

Is your mom or loved one a fan of the color purple? If so, then you will want to stop into The Purple Store in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood. Every gift item sold in this store is a beautiful shade of purple, hence the reason it is called The Purple Store. Opened in 2004, this unique retail gift store sells everything from home furnishings and home decor items, to cosmetics, hair accessories and fashionable accessories such as hats and scarves. This unique store is so fun to visit and shop in, and the list of purple gift items found here is a lengthy one.

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