Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, which means there’s still lots of time to pick out a great gift that not only reflects her interests, but the Sky Valley. The Sky Valley has many beautiful items and experiences for mother-figures of all kinds. Here are a few featured offerings from the Sky Valley this spring.
Sweet treats are many at Sweet Indulgence, a candy shop next door to Ben Franklin in Monroe. But there’s more than just eatable expressions of affection there; Sweet Indulgence also has a selection of handmade cards such as those by Eye Candy Designs. For a quick lift for mothers, select an Eat Your Peas book, small illustrated books, each page of which is inscribed with a message of support, encouragement and wisdom.
For a mother who has everything, give her one of these miniature landscapes made of succulents, some including tiny figurines.
The tiny, low-maintenance gardens come in a variety of sizes and arrangements, including wall hangings.
Each potted garden is unique, created by Daggett Farms, and on sale at Grow Washington, located in the former Dutch Cup Restaurant in Sultan. The store is full of items made by local entrepreneurs, guaranteeing that gifts bought there will be one-of-a-kind, with the added gift of benefitting the local economy.
In a Facebook poll last week, Flowers by Karen was a voter favorite among Sky Valley residents, with Monroe Floral also winning many accolades.
Both florists create and deliver unique arrangements as special as the women who get them.
To order flowers and to see arrangements, visit Flowers by Karen at www.flowersbykarenonline.com,
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (360) 794-7110.
One of the most meaningful gifts you can give your mother is time together. Even better is creating a memory you both can share. At Ben Franklin in Monroe on Saturday, May 11, enjoy brunch with your mom while making jewelry, bath products, or both at Beads, Beauty and Brunch. Sign up for one or both hour-long craft making sessions; both include brunch. At 10 a.m. create a medallion necklace on a 30-inch chain, featuring a picture of your choice. Brunch is served at 11 a.m., with bagels, croissants, fruit, cold cuts, cheese, dessert and more. Brunch is followed by a second session at noon, in which participants can use natural ingredients to make scented lip balm, bath salts and soaps. To register, go to www.bfranklincrafts.com.
Celebrate the bond between mother and child with a mother-and-child pendant from Monroe Jewelers. Monroe Jewelers also has a beautiful array of mother’s gifts, including a locket and a linked pair of hearts, all for less than $100. Monroe Jewelers has moved; after 27 years in the same location, they have moved next door to Whitfield Licensing in the Safeway Shopping Center.
Bring Mom flowers that will never fade for Mother’s day. These recycled glass flowers are made
by a local Edmonds artist from discarded glass plates. She hand picks each configuration and mounts them on sturdy steel stems with beautiful leaves. Each unique piece will be beautiful in Mom’s garden. Find them at Falling Water Designs just south of Monroe on SR 203.