We believe that moms deserve a little extra something special this Mother’s Day. To help you out, we’ve put together an InTENtional List so that you can #SpendLikeItMatters and find the perfect gift for the mom or mother figure in your life:

Idea #1: Order Takeout! (Or a gift card, for beautiful dinners to come!) 

Perfect for the foodie mother, or the mother that is tired of cooking during quarantine… 

Marination and Super Six #AsianOwned #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned 

Owners Roz Edison and Kamala Saxton have curated the perfect Mother’s Day brunch, which you can pre-order for pick-up here. The brunch includes food for your family, flowers from a local farmer, and delicious morning cocktails! 

Terra Plata #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned 

Owners Tamara Murphy and Linda Di Lello Morton continue to showcase their passion for “earth to plate” dining in their fabulous to-go menus. Order a spectacular charcuterie board and a cocktail kit, or splurge on delicious entrees and luxurious desserts! Order off of the menu for pickup or delivery here

Frelard Tamales #FamilyOwned #LatinxOwned #LGBTQOwned and Susu Dessert Bar #AsianOwned #WomanOwned

Nothing says “love” quite like tamales, right? What about a box of delicious tamales and handmade macarons? Frelard Tamales (owned by Osbaldo Hernandez and Dennis Ramey) and Susu Dessert Bar (owned by Muhammad Fairoz and Katie Pohl) have partnered together to create the most amazing Mother’s Day box! It also includes fresh flowers from local farmers (and you thought it couldn’t get better). Be sure to place your order by the end of the day on May 5. 

Idea #2: Order Flowers! 

Great for the plant-lover, and the getting-tired-of-being-inside-er… 

Pike Place Market Drive Thru Flower Festival

Twenty of the family-owned flower farms who sell at Pike Place Market are offering the perfect opportunity to pick up fresh flowers on Saturday, May 9 at Pike Place Market, in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, and in Renton. Orders must be placed in advance by noon on Wednesday, May 6. Order here.

Flower Lab #WomanOwned #FamilyOwned 

The botanical offerings at Flower Lab truly run the gamut. If you think your mother would delight in a fun air plant display, they can do that! If a colorful bouquet is more her style, Flower Lab can do that, too. Owners Wendy Gay Damoth and Paul Damoth continue to offer flower delivery and curbside pickup for all of your floral needs. Order here.

Idea #3: Pick a Thoughtful Gift! (With the help of some expert shopkeepers) 

Great for the plant-lover, and the getting-tired-of-being-inside-er… 

Retail Therapy #WomanOwned #POCOwned 

Wazhma Samizay is the owner and curator of the boutique Retail Therapy. While her Capitol Hill shop temporarily closed, you can order from her curated selection of goodies online! Shop apparel, accessories, cards, soaps, tea, and more here!

Alair #WomanOwned 

One of Shandon Graybeal’s favorite things (and greatest talents!) is to select gifts for people. At her shop, Alair, in West Seattle, she even has a gift concierge service. That means, if you describe what your mom likes, she can match you up with the perfect gift! Or, peruse the online store yourself, and discover a variety of wonderful cards, jewelry, apparel, and more. 

Idea #4: Upgrade Your Usual Card! 

If her love language is words of affirmation or if she doesn’t like a big fuss… 

Grapheme #WomanOwned 

Mandolin Brassaw has had a long love affair with letterpress, and opened her own letterpress shop in 2014. Today, she designs and crafts handmade stationary and cards with beautiful, unique designs! Order one of the eight Mother’s Day designs on her website, available for delivery. 

Constellation & Co. #WomanOwned

Sara McNally is an enthusiastic letterpress designer who prints all of her cards and stationary on a hundred-year-old printing press! Order a slice of history and indulge in her creative card designs or order a beautiful gift from her website! 

Idea #5: Intentionalist’s Gift Certificate Marketplace

Because it’s the gift that makes a difference!

Our Gift Certificate Marketplace includes a variety of local restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and more, ensuring that there is a gift certificate for every mom. Most of the participating businesses don’t have an online storefront, so you can make your purchase knowing that you are helping a brick + mortar small business survive these challenging times.


Thanks for all that you do to #SpendLikeItMatters! Discover awesome brick + mortar small businesses in your community, suggest your favorites, and be sure that you’re following us on social media (InstagramFacebook, Twitter).

Intentionalist is your local guide to small businesses and the diverse people behind them. We believe that where you spend your money matters, and we’re sure glad you do too! Whether you identify as a localist, activist, or just a good neighbor, we make it easy for you to connect with, learn about, and support small businesses in your community through everyday decisions about where you eat, drink, and shop.

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