Our 2023 Guide to Celebrating Mom in Downtown Edmonds
One of the many enduring beauties of Edmonds is that you really can’t go wrong for mom. From our gifts to our galleries and everything in between, Mother’s Day is easy-peasy when you celebrate it downtown Edmonds.
This year, we’ve broken out our recommendations by mother-figure type. Many women fall into multiple categories, so start planning your itinerary now, noodle on it for a few days, and come back later to finalize it. Really, the only difficult decision you’ll have to make is how much you want to try to fit in. Whether you’re surprising her with a perfectly packed day or letting her lead the way, one thing is for sure: Your leading ladies are going to enjoy their best Mother’s Day weekend yet.
For The Vintage-Collector
In case you missed it, Camp Vintage opened on 4th on Earth Day, and it is full of antiques and curiosities. Not only will you find something you didn’t know you needed, but you’ll also enjoy a leisurely day together browsing through.
Mom more into furnishings? Find her next mid-century piece at Driftwood Modern. And, if she’s interested in going way, way back, take her to peruse the fossils, minerals, and crystals at The Wishing Stone.
For The Green Thumb
Ace Hardware has all her gardening needs—and then some!—covered. Grab everything from potting soil to bird feeders and post-planting beers at this downtown staple. Plan to pop by Pelindaba Lavender as well. They have several species of lavender that will make her veggies and flowers flourish. Outfit her with a French Market Basket and cute clipping shears from FIELD right up the block!
For The Fashionista
We have a whole host of shops and boutiques where mom can find a new ‘fit that is perfectly and uniquely her. Find our full list here. And, don’t forget to help her accessorize. Jewels abound downtown. Pick your pearly (or diamond-y etc.) poison here.
If you’re a mom and you want to lead your family to water (we knew we liked you), keep your wish list up-to-date with the kind people at Cline. They’ll even email it to your family on your behalf!
For The Foodie
Newly-opened Moto Pizza is a special treat for us all, and if mom hasn’t tasted a slice yet, Mother’s Day month is prime time. This shop’s unique business model pre-sells pizzas online, but we have it on good authority they often have pizza available for passersby when they open. Make sure you’re following all of your favorite downtown eateries on social media to be the first to know about their brunch specials. Pro tip: @feedmehrg on Instagram shows off 7+ of them. And, we have it on good authority that Fire & The Feast will be open for brunch just for mom.
Some of the others sure to show out with breakfast and brunch?
- Demitris Woodstone Taverna
- Red Twig Bakery Cafe
- The Rusty Pelican Cafe
- Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina
Don’t forget to do a walk-through of the freshly-returned spring and summer market on Saturday morning to see what’s in season and bring her the best of the best. For dinner, consider SanKai, Charcoal, or Salt & Iron.
For The Culture Buff
Mother’s Day weekend brings with it the annual return of Spring Fest at Frances Anderson Center. If you’re visiting this fun event brought to town by Urban Craft Uprising, use it as a springboard to cruising around your favorite downtown shops. Learn about a local crafter, stroll up and down Main, sit down for a long lunch, and peruse the latest installment at Graphite. While you’re out, stop into one of our many downtown galleries and artists’ studios.
For The Traveler
Support her dreams of umbrella drinks, Napoli-style pizza, and/or Asian street food through a combination of Edmonds Bookshop and Rick Steves’ Europe.
For The Athlete
Mom’s the word at many downtown athletic studios, including Barre3, Twist Yoga, Pilates Edmonds, and Woodway Wellness. Keep your eyes peeled for mom-specific specials or, if you’re a mom prioritizing herself (you go, girl), take the time to try on a new studio.
And, don’t forget about your post-workout recovery. Ombu Salon + Spa, Slate Salon + Spa, and Mollie Boyce Massage are ready to work out all your stress and sore muscles.
For The Queen of Cozy
Get her something lush to wrap around her at Rogue or Soaring Heart. Don’t forget to throw in her favorite candle or reed diffuser from The Paper Feather (psst, The Paper Feather will also have limited-edition hand-painted candles and grab-and-go, pre-wrapped gifts alongside their handmade Mother’s Day cards) or Bench & Board. Treasures & Teas will keep her warm from the inside out!
For The Mom Who Has It All
If you’re still stumped about how you want to spoil Mom, consider this: spa and beauty treatment (Chroma Salon and Spa, Main Street Nails, Sugarology Edmonds, Torres Aesthetics) gift cards are always welcome.
Also, flowers. Always flowers.
Show off your Mother’s Day celebrations! Tag @edmondsdowntown on Instagram and Facebook so we can wish your favorite women a wonderful day!
By Whitney Popa, photos by Matt Hulbert
Main image is of the Edmonds Moms Meetup, supporters of our downtown businesses