8 Unexpected Gifts for Mother’s Day

By: Dear North Team May 3, 2016

Mother’s Day comes every year and brings with it the question “What can I get Mom that’s natural, exquisite and lets her know I care?” We’ve composed a list of our top eight favorite finds to surprise Mom with accents for the home and ingredients that might become her new essentials.

CERAMIC SINGLE STEM VASE

Handmade dinnerware, tiles and accents for home make any piece from Heath a welcome addition. Handcrafted by Bay area artists, each piece reflects the sensibility of Edith Heath’s original designs with seasonal color collections like these citrusy hues for summer, particularly this single stem vase in orange glow.

SEAWEEDS BOTANICAL PRINT

Bring the ocean inside. Designed from the watercolor drawings of Arminho, this canvas features nine types of seaweed in hues of calming coral and greens.

 

CABRILLO GLASSES

Hand-blown in Calfornia, each glass features a wide round base that makes it feel comfortable in the hand and will be what Mom reaches for next time she wants a glass of wine, iced tea, or herb-infused water.

ROSÉ WINE

Speaking of wine, it’s coming up rosé. This blush-hued wine has accents of watermelon and peach and pairs well with sushi, a sunny day soiree or to kick off wine o’clock with cheese, salmon bites, and crackers.

WILD ALASKA SALMON BITES

Wild Alaska Salmon Bites subtly smoked and infused with inventive flavors like Spruce, Spicy Fireweed Honey, Savory Sea Kelp & Sesame, or Salted Raspberries & Rhubarb will be what Mom reaches for next time she wants a superfood snack with a glass of wine or cocktail.

WHITE OAK SMOKED HONEY

Floral and subtly smoked, chef BJ Smith of Smokehouse 21 restaurant cold-smokes this honey in Portland. They suggest serving it on warm buttermilk biscuits and we think that sounds just right.

 

DANDELION CHOCOLATE

Small-batch chocolatier Dandelion Chocolate makes three kinds of chocolate bars perfect for the chocolate-lover in your life. Since each bar is 70% cocoa, this lets the bean origin flavor shine in Dominican Republic, Venezuela or Madagascar.

 

THE WHITE WOLF

Notes of cedar, mint, and vanilla scent this white tea from Bellocq Tea Atelier. This alpine leaning tea tastes great iced or as a warm cup to invigorate the afternoon.

From Alaska With Love