Celebrate Mom and Support Small Business

Mother’s Day is on May 10, and even though most local shops remain closed due to COVID-19, it doesn’t mean you can’t get her something special and support the small local shops that can use a boost, too.

Several shops are selling unique gifts online. Many are offering free shipping and special rates, too. Here are some to check out:

Art Studio 21 Their studio is closed but you can pick up cool items for mom to paint at home. They offer everything from paintable DIY Quarantini (martini glasses) kit, to sweet signs that say “Home” to a Baby Yoda canvas kit.

Pine & Moss A wide array of eclectic goods combining the charm of the South and the great PNW at Dupont retail stores online venue. Free shipping to WA residents on orders more than $40., and $7 flat rate for others. Free porch delivery to Dupont, Steilacoom, and JBLM.

Stocklist Goods & Gifts Find a variety of curious items from this Pacific Avenue treasure in Tacoma including books, jewelry, kitchen goods, and décor. Free curbside pickup Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local delivery available twice a week. Nationwide shipping also offered.

Paper Luxe Stationary & Gift This Fircrest neighborhood gem has a fantastic online collection of stationery and one-of-the-kind gifts. Check out their Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Free curbside pickup Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bliss Small Batch Creamery Send sweet treats from this University Place ice cream parlor. Special Mother’s Day ice-cream cake are available with 24 hours advance ordering. Open from 5 to 7 p.m. daily for grab and go pick up of prepackaged pints, and deliveries by Grubhub or Uber Eats.

Mimi’s Teas Choose a relaxing cuppa from this charming Fircrest shop’s extensive list of loose-leaf teas, teapots, infusers, cups and mugs. Order online, or by phone. Schedule a pick-up.

The Makery Try “take and make kits” for crafty moms to complete at home. Check the Tacoma design studio’s website for a link to preorder a Mother’s Day floral bouquet and take and make bundle. Curbside pick-up is on Fridays between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tulip Town Enjoy fresh hand-picked tulip deliveries shipped directly from Skagit Valley tulip farm. Bulbs and merchandise available for purchase online, too.

Ruston Mercantile The much-loved Tacoma establishment offers a diverse collection of home décor, furniture, and gifts. Items shipped, or available for pick-up. Email for local delivery quotes.

Old Town Delights Deliver some handcrafted sweetness from a family-owned staple in the heart of Tacoma. They offer a vast range of chocolate and caramel goodness and Mother’s Day baskets. Free shipping on orders more than $50.

The Purple Peacock   Find stunning jewelry, accessories, and artistically created driftwood pieces. Partnered with upcoming Point Ruston Public Market florist, don’t miss Mother’s Day inspired driftwood vase floral arrangements. Preorders accepted until May 8. Free shipping offered on most items.


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