Apr 24, 2015

GRAY Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2015

If you can’t buy your mom the world this year (even though we know she deserves it), our picks for the upcoming holiday are a great alternative, and (bonus!) you can purchase them all right here in the Pacific Northwest. How lucky is she?

Antoinette Perfume from Pirouette

Containing notes of some of your mom’s favorite things, including Earl Grey tea, violet, jasmine, and mimosa (one of ours too!), this fragrance is handmade in Seattle with earth-friendly ingredients by the woman-owned company Pirouette. The scent is described as “soft and feminine, but holds a full bodied attitude with complexity and depth.” Sounds just like Mom to us.
Antoinette Natural Botanical Perfume, $38 at Pirouette, Seattle, pirouetteessentials.com

The Spacetime Necklace from the Frye Art Museum Store
Crafted from marble, brass, ceramic, glass, and wood in Brooklyn, N.Y, it’s not coincidental that this striking piece is sold at a museum. It’s also something that Mom is unlikely to buy herself, and we all know those items make the best gifts of all.
Spacetime Necklace, $180 at the Frye Art Museum Store, fryemuseumstore.goodsie.com

A Ceramic French Press from North of West

A favorite new Portland find, North of West is the love child of the three Portland-based handmade lines,Nell & Mary, Make It Good, and Pigeon Toe Ceramics. The shop is chock-full of great gifts, but we love how this ceramic-and-copper French Press will add a bit of luxury to a tired mother’s morning cup of brew.
Ceramic French Press, $150 at North of West, Portland, shopnorthofwest.com

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook from Seattle’s culinary book shop, Book Larder

With recipes from James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, and Gillian Flynn, this cookbook is a foolproof gift for the bibliophile mom who also makes her mark in the kitchen. Book Larder also hosts author talks and weekly cooking classes—a great gift for moms who might want to sharpen up their cooking skills.

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, $24.95 at Book Larder, Seattle, booklarder.com

A Wishbone Jewelry Holder from Rock & Rose

Give Mom a token of good fortune (and a place to store her new Spacetime necklace!) with this polished piece found at Portland’s Rock & Rose.
Lucky Break Collection Wishbone Wall Jewelry Holder, $40 at Rock & Rose, Portland, 

A Nightie from The Sleep Shirt

Designed and manufactured in Canada, The Sleep Shirt’s capsule collection takes inspiration from the classic nightshirts of yesteryear. The Blue Oxford Stripe nightie fits most US sizes 4-12, so the awkward size guessing game is eliminated. We also love their Babydoll Nightie, created from 100% linen. Both pieces come with a free eye mask as a Mother’s Day bonus while supplies last.

Blue Oxford Stripe Nightie, $160 and Babydoll Nightie, $215 at The Sleep Shirt, Vancouver, thesleepshirt.com

Large enough for a salad, small enough for a jewelry catch-all, and striking enough to simply serve as an object d’art, Golem Designs handmade porcelain bowls are hand-painted with real gold lustre in Vancouver, B.C. The studio also produces other gift-worthy goods, such as heart shaped mugs and ceramic planters, all sold through their Etsy shop.
Gold Accent Bowl, $77.23 CAN at Golem Designs, Vancouver, etsy.com/shop/GolemDesign

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