Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Looking local

If you're like me, this Mother's Day snuck up on you and you may be looking to find a gift that feels special -- maybe even exotic or luxurious -- but can be found close to home and at a great price. Go no further! Below are some great Mother's Day gift ideas you can find right here in Seattle.

(P.S. Mom, Your present isn't included on this list. Didn't want to spoil the surprise!)

Photo credit: JJ Caprices
First up, Kirkland-based online boutique JJ Caprices. Jennifer Jedda, of JJ Caprices, traveled to more than 35 countries and launched the online boutique to showcase the work of the amazing artists she met during her journey. JJ Caprices features jewelry like the gorgeous earrings to the left, accessories, fragrances and home accents from countries including Israel, France, Costa Rica, India and Italy. In a fun twist, Jennifer shares the backstory of how she discovered each piece as part of the product description on the website. My favorite feature of the website is the ability to shop by country.

Prices range from $25 - $495 so there is something for every budget and from now until May 11, get $25 off a purchase of $100 using promo code LOVEMOM.
Photo credit: JoeyBra
My sister is a new mom who always lived an active lifestyle. I can see this next gift idea being a great one for her as she juggles being a working mom and finding time to exercise and focus on herself. The $39.99 JoeyBra is an essential for moms on the go with dual zip pockets large enough to store keys, ID cards, mp3 players and more. Leave the diaper bag behind and only carry what you need when you head to the gym or out on a run. 

This Friday, May 9, JoeyBra will be on-site at the Queen Anne Dispatch Friends and Family Event from 6 - 10 p.m. giving a 20 percent discount with everyone in attendance. You can also buy the JoeyBra at West Seattle Runner.
Photo credit: Luxury on Demand

You all know how much I love finding high quality items at great prices. That's why I'm excited to share Luxury on Demand with you. If your mother has high-end taste, you can find consigned designer items by brands including Prada, Versace, Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo online or in the showroom by appointment at Luxury on Demand. Jessica Milton helps women in Seattle reduce, reuse and restyle the designer apparel and accessories through consignment.

Prices vary by designer. Also, Luxury on Demand is running a giveaway for these Prada sunglasses on that ends June 5 so enter now here.
Photo credit: Mere Basics

Based in Seattle, Mere Basics is a gorgeous collection of light weight cashmere pieces perfect for layering without adding bulk. Living in the Pacific Northwest, layering and comfort are key to our wacky weather and with Mere Basics, mom doesn't have to sacrifice style for some extra warmth. The line features multiple colors and styles so there is something to fit every mother's personal style.

Prices run from $188-$298. For Mother's Day, Mere Basics is offering a special gift set featuring an essential cashmere top and matching shorts for $298. Shop online here!
Photo credit: SEE Eyewear

OK, this next line has the best slogan ever, "Hip without the rip." SEE Eyewear is full of stylish sunglasses for $99. With the sunshine we've had lately and all the time that passed in between, there's a good chance mom misplaced her sunglasses or could simply use another pair. The frames are fresh, fun and the selection diverse. To shop, go to the SEE Eyewear store at 1429 Fifth Avenue in Seattle or online.