I have had the privilege of living in Arlington, Washington for over 15 years. My husband was born and raised here, and we have built a home we love (next door to family), and are raising our daughters in what we consider our own piece of paradise in the Pacific Northwest.
Arlington is located 40 miles north of Seattle, and 100 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. in Snohomish County. We have lakes, rivers, mountains, ice caves, preserved wildlife, and land, literally right outside our front door.
While I love to travel, 2020 has forced us to pivot, providing an opportunity to explore our own backyard now more than ever.
Truth be told, I have a newfound appreciation for the city of Arlington, and am PROUD to call it home, as I have watched the small businesses CONTINUE TO SERVE the community, trying to support our familiar comforts.
I encourage you this season, please Shop LOCAL, Shop SMALL, and Shop ARLINGTON. You can learn more about the participating businesses on Shop Local Arlington, and follow along here, as I highlight a few of them in a series of gift guides.
I’m kicking off the series with the QUEEN gift guide – Best Gifts for Mom!
Shop Local Arlington: Best Gifts for Mom
While nothing takes the place of time spent together, I’ve rounded up a list of the 10 best gifts for mom, keeping in mind that 2020 feels a bit different. If your mom told you exactly what she wants, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us, which I’m going to assume is the majority, it can feel overwhelming to choose the perfect gift for the woman who says she has everything she needs.
Whether you’re celebrating together, or from afar, this year, I’ve curated a list of unique and thoughtful gift ideas for mom….which can easily be considered for your grandma, sister, aunt, and best friend, as well. The gift guide is intended to honor and celebrate the amazing women in our lives!
Best Gifts for Mom
The Colourist by Annie Sloan
The Colourist is a unique Bookazine (bigger than a magazine, smaller than a book) dedicated to Annie Sloan’s passion for colour. It is a collectable, bi-annual publication of 132 carefully curated pages bound in a covetable cover.
In Issue 1, Annie focused on a Chalk Paint® palette of Antibes Green, Antoinette and Scandinavian Pink. The issue also includes a free Tile stencil designed by Annie Sloan.
You can purchase online or in-store at The Paint Bungalow for $14.95.
The Paint Bungalow: 430 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
Sterling Silver Birthstone Infinity Ring
Available in all 12 birthstones, Sterling Silver, Infinity Ring.
You can purchase online at Avon by Carrie for $39.99.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette
The Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette is a delicately sweet, floral eau de toilette made with hand-picked, cold-pressed cherry blossom petals, sweet magnolia, and comforting hinoki wood.
Delicate, sweet, floral scent, made with Community Trade sugar cane alcohol, with an engraved multifaceted glass bottle.
You can purchase online at Savvy Christa Inc. for $28.
Add Positivity to the World Crew Sweatshirt
The “ADD POSITIVITY TO THE WORLD” Crew Sweatshirt is super soft, casual, and extremely comfortable. The beautiful color palette, modern silhouette, and soft hand feel makes this style a standout item you will want to wear everyday.
- 55% cotton, 45% polyester blend, 3-end fleece
- Standard fit
You can purchase online at Athleisure Collective for $45.
Evrenden Shawl Knitting Kit
A shawl knitting kit – includes the pattern and 4 balls of Berroco Summer Silk.
You can purchase online at Perfectly Knotty for $60.
Virtual Paint Party
Sip and Paint from the comfort of your own home!
$15/person (minimum of 6 spots paid making it $90). A one person deposit is required to hold the date and time and remaining amount is due three days before event. Paint kits are available for purchase for $25, shipped to the doors of each painter in the USA, for $25 plus shipping.
You can purchase a gift card or book a party online at Canvasly Chromatized Paint Parties.
Best Gifts for Mom
Mom will truly love anything you gift her. With that said, I hope you’ll consider one (or a few!) of these gifts to spoil the Queen of the castle
Shop Local Arlington
Be sure to check out the other Shop Local Arlington Gift Guides!
As we continue to devote our energy to supporting our local community, our neighbors, and our friends, it’s important, now more than ever, to shop local, shop small and shop Arlington.
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