Mother's Day Gift Guide: The Gift of Handmade May 2018

Celebrate Mom/Mother/Madre/Mutter/Matka on Mother's Day with a gift of handmade. The Handmade Showroom in Pacific Place in the heart of Downtown Seattle has gift possibilities from over 100 Pacific Northwest artists. We've compiled a list of items that we think your mommy will enjoy, with input from staff members about each product featured in our Mother's Day Gift Guide.

Sarah Marshall’s Preservation Pantry Cookbook

1. Sarah Marshall’s Preservation Pantry Cookbook includes 100+ recipes for whole-food canning and preserving locally grown, organic produce. From the staff: "Beautiful photos and illustrations will knock your socks off." "This book makes me want to can!"

Chavah's Garden tea towels

2. Chavah's Garden tea towels are 100% flour sack cotton that are silk-screened with her watercolor paintings. Her mugs are hand-pressed with her paintings as well. From the staff: "Perfect for the mom that gardens." "Those towels actually dry my dishes!"

Catshy Crafts Mom Hoop Art

3. Embroidered "Mom" floral hoop 3D wall art features dimensional felt flowers handcrafted by artist Cathy Pascual of Catshy Crafts. From the staff: "That would make any mom smile."

Queen Bee Waterproof Tote Bag

4. Perfect for the Pacific Northwest mom, Queen Bee Creations makes waterproof faux-leather tote bags (and more) with graphic applique-stitched details. From the staff: "For everything a mom needs to carry!" "WATERPROOF tote bag? Yes!!!"

Bee Lucia Wellness Candles

5. Bee Lucia Wellness Candles are handmade in Portland, Oregon, with a unique blend of beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic essential oils, and crushed natural amethyst crystals. From the staff: "Smells just like you are walking through a lavender field!" "Perfect for mom's quiet bath time."
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The Handmade Showroom is an independently-owned shop featuring finely made gifts by Pacific Northwest artists, designers, and small-batch producers. With support from Pacific Place Shopping Center, The Handmade Showroom provides a retail outlet for local, emerging artists and connects the community with quality art and crafts. Started in June 2015, The Handmade Showroom has grown from a part-time pop-up shop with 35 artists to a full-time, permanent storefront that focuses on bringing attention to over 100 local artists and makers and fostering the idea that community can happen in a shopping center in the middle of downtown Seattle.  
May 03, 2018 — Marlo Miyashiro

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