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A Mother’s Day Unique to the Pacific Northwest

These uniquely Northwestern Mother’s Day gifts and experiences are sure to make the special day even more memorable

By Amanda Christensen

With Mother’s Day fast approaching on May 14, be sure to capture the special day with gifts or experiences that show both an appreciation for a loved one and spotlight the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Washington’s The Spa at Alderbrook Resort welcomed new spaces for relaxation and custom treatments following a renovation last year. Take your mom out for a spa day and choose from a menu of offerings including facials, mineral wellness baths, organic aloe wraps, and more. Follow the treatments with a Mother’s Day brunch and afternoon hike along the resort’s on-site nature trails. The resort also offers several on-site dining options and culinary experiences, 7,000 square feet of flexible function space for groups, and unique activities like the Summer Scenic Cruise along the Hood Canal aboard the resort’s private yacht, Lady Alderbrook.

A mother and daughter enjoy a spa day at Alderbrook Resort. May 8, 2023
Treat your mom to a spa day at Alderbrook Resort CREDIT Makena Yee

Head to Whidbey Island just northwest of Seattle for a Mother’s Day concert at Meerkerk Gardens. Featuring a stunning mural of rhododendrons and azaleas in peak bloom, the gardens create an idyllic backdrop for picnics, live music, and relaxing with mom. Admission to the gardens and concert on Mother’s Day is $10, which can be purchased on-site or in advance online. Music goes from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Open year-round, Meerkerk Gardens offers 10 acres of display gardens alongside 43 acres of woodland to explore via on-site nature trails with garden tours available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Entry sign to Meerkerk Gardens on Whidbey Island. May 8, 2023
Entry sign for Meerkerk Gardens CREDIT Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism

If your mom’s love language is acts of service, try the gift of organization and cleanliness from Raychel Klein of RayBayBay in Seattle, a certified KonMari consultant who helps people create order and maintain a tidy home through her home organization services. With Raybaybay servicing, your mom can receive the gift of decluttered, functional spaces with long-lasting organizational systems that will boost relaxation and minimize the stress of house cleaning days.