Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, 2013 and it is time to show extra care, attention, and maybe gifts to the great mothers in our lives.  Mother’s Day last year was especially fun for our family because it was the day we announced our pregnancy to my own Mom and gave her a pram ornament to let her know our news.  This will be my first Mother’s Day with a child and I have already given my husband, Robert, a few ideas of what I would like but I could also send him this list of ideas to help out too.  Whether you have a Mom or are a Mom, this is a great list of ways to show love if you don’t have time to throw together something Pinterest-worthy.

For the Moms who love to cook-

Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods Gift your Mother with specialty sourced items like the Truffle Trio Gift Box, Traditional Squid Ink Pasta, or Gianduia: Chocolate Hazelnut Spread.  These can be bought online or at brick and mortar retailers too.  I saw many of their wares most recently at Metropolitan Market in Kirkland.

Dinner A Love Story Cookbook I am happily-obsessed with this cookbook and its eponymous blog,  It is all about cooking with and for a family.  This is my current go – to gift for everyone; graduates, newlyweds, new parents, birthdays.  It is a narrative cookbook full of love stories between the author and her husband, her children, and food as well as holding delicious and yet simple recipes.  It is available for sale at or

For the Moms who don’t want to cook on Mother’s Day especially-

That’s Amore Italian Cuisine’s Three Course Champagne Brunch That’s Amore is one of my favorite restaurants in the whole city.  The food is amazing, the view of downtown Seattle is perfect, the restaurant is small and quaint, and the service warm as well as impeccable.  (In fact, as I read their Mother’s Day Brunch menu I asked Robert if he’d take me here for Mother’s Day and he booked us a table!)

For the Moms who have pets they consider extra children-

Though these wouldn’t be gifts for Mom especially, loving on her pets may be a form of loving her too.

Hillrose Pet Resort Grooming Services Koko Ambuehl has over 35 years of grooming experience, plus is an owner of Hillrose Pet Resort. No one will treat your Mom’s pet better.

Soggy Doggy Bakery Buy your mother some specialty Ritrovo treats for herself and Soggy Doggy Bakery treats for her beloved pet.  Some of their products sound delicious enough to think about trying yourself, maybe…

For the Moms who love decorating-

Adorable Country Classics Home Décor and Gifts This site is full of primitive and rustic home décor, each item more adorable than the next.  Your Mom would be happy with almost everything from this store, but it might help to send her a link and ask her to poke around for some favorite ideas.

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking Even if you don’t have time to make something Pinterest-worthy doesn’t necessarily mean your Mother doesn’t…if your Mom is the creative type look no further than

Solid Rock Memorials Personalized Engraved Stones Make this Mother’s Day one to remember forever by celebrating your mother or family with an engraved stone that will last year after year.

For the Moms who love jewelry-

Federal Way Custom Jewelers You can buy a piece already made online or in store as well as design your own custom piece for your mother with the help of this great shop.

Fast Fix Jewelry Buy a piece of jewelry or even get a piece of Mom’s already special jewelry repaired or resized for her at Southcenter’s location.  Help her keep a lasting memory special!