Nov 13, 2020

Sydlovesfashion Holiday Gift Guide for Moms

The holidays are upon us and if anyone deserves a special gift this holiday season, it's moms. They've been tasked with homeschooling, keeping up with housework, cooking meals, and keeping their families sane. Many moms have also had to figure out a way to balance it all while also attempting to work from home, which means, now is the time to splurge on the perfect holiday gift. 

One Imaginary Girl Silk Face Mask 

This season's must-have accessory is a stylish face mask. If anyone deserves to have a mask that suits their personal style, it's moms. After all, they make the world go round. These adorable masks from Portland brand One Imaginary Girl feature bold fashion illustrations by designer Sarah Donofrio. Masks are made from upcycled fabric from the One Imaginary Girl apparel collection. 

Agolde Thora Sweatshirt

Most moms, myself included, have been living in cozy sweatshirts this season. I love this Thora sweatshirt from Agolde, available at Pipe & Row in Fremont. The sleeve detail makes it anything but basic and this beautiful color is so much fun to wear. Pipe & Row is locally owned by fellow fashion mama, Kayla Gil. 

Sway & Cake Kimono Robe 

Sway & Cake's private label collection of Kimonos are perfect for the gift-giving season. As a mom of two small kids, I can tell you that one of the easiest ways I pull myself together in the morning is by throwing on a stylish kimono that can instantly dress up a t-shirt. These kimonos are designed in Seattle and produced in L.A. Sway & Cake is independently owned by local mom Tamara Kilburn. Shop in-store or online. 

Isla Fan Necklace 

The Isla Fan Necklace by Boma Jewelry is a great gift pick for moms because it's delicate enough for everyday wear and can be paired with other pieces to create a layered look. Featuring a white topaz center stone and an adjustable chain, this necklace will be in regular rotation for years to come. Boma Jewelry CEO Suzanne Vetillart is a 2nd generation owner and mother of 4 very sweet little kids. 

Rains Coral Curve Jacket 

Seattle's rainy season has arrived and a colorful raincoat is a perfect way to brighten up mom's day. 
This coat features a waist belt, snap buttons, and adjustable cuffs. A stylish raincoat is a must-have piece if you live in Seattle so it might as well be one of the things in your wardrobe that brings joy. Available locally at Prism in Ballard

Moonlit Skincare Ultimate Sleep Kit

The Moonlit Skincare Ultimate Sleep Kit is a great holiday gift for sleep-deprived moms! The set includes a full-size bottle of Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil, a 100% Silk Sleeping Eye Mask to help block out light and increase melatonin production, a silk pillowcase, and a clear Constellation travel pouch. I use the Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil to help hydrate my skin while I sleep and it helps me feel like I'm multi-tasking. 

Veja Esplar Leather Sneakers 

Stylish moms will love these eco-friendly sneakers by Veja that are made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles. The insole is made from Amazonian rubber, sugar cane, and recycled E.V.A. plastic. Named as "The Most Ethical Sneaker Brand in the World", Veja sneakers are versatile and great for sustainably-minded moms who have a classic sense of style. Available in Pioneer Square at Flora & Henri, owned by local mom Jane Hedreen. 

Two Cranes Botanicals Attune CBD Oil

CBD is a great way to help moms relax and take the edge off a stressful day. Whenever I take CBD oils, I always ensure they're from a single-source origin and 3rd party tested for purity and potency. Two Cranes Botanicals is an excellent line that uses organically grown hemp and USDA certified organic MCT oil. These formulas are non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive, containing less than 0.3% THC. I also love that they are available in a variety of potencies so that you can dose depending on your specific needs. Co-founder Hanna Yi is also a local mom! Shop for Two Cranes locally at K Banana at University Village or in Bellevue at Jujubeet on Main Street, both stores are also owned by local moms. 

French Girl Organics Rose Sea Polish 

French Girl Organics Rose Sea Polish is a great gift pick for moms in need of an at-home spa day. This hydrating body scrub is made from nourishing butters, Himalayan salts, and fruit oils to help gently exfoliate and moisturize skin. This gift makes a great stocking stuffer! French Girl Organics is based in Seattle, crafted in small batches, and locally-owned. 

Homegoing Book by Yaa Gyasi 

For moms who love to read, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is both a haunting and essential read. The story follows two half-sisters born in Ghana, each from a different village. One marries an Englishman and leads a life of comfort while the other is sold into slavery, eventually departing from the Cape Coast Castle through the 'Door of No Return'. Yaa Gyasi's novel illuminates the complicated legacy of slavery for those that were taken and those who remained. 

Apple Watch

Before COVID, having an Apple watch wasn't that important to me, but now that I'm a multi-tasking mom who is homeschooling and attempting to work from home, having an Apple watch is essential. It helps me keep track of my day, monitor my fitness goals, and send voice text messages on-the-go. I also love how easy it is to swap out the bands. 

Le Labo Rose 31

Every mom needs a signature scent. Delicate florals remind me of my travels to London, so naturally, Le Labo Rose 31 is my favorite fragrance. This unisex scent isn't overpowering and features subtle notes of rose absolute, cumin, vetiver, cedar, and amber. Available locally at Nordstrom. 

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

My mama friend Lisa of West Fulton Street recently turned me on to Rosé Veuve. I'm a big fan of the original version, but the rosé is on a whole new level. If the moms in your life love rosé they will absolutely love this rośe champagne. Add a pair of gorgeous champagne glasses and you've got the perfect gift. 

Claws Out Nail Polish 

I first stumbled upon this female-founded line of nail polish at a Sustainable Fashion Forum event in Portland. It's pigment-rich and long-wearing, two very important things for busy moms. This gold color is called 'Matriarchy' and 20% of the proceeds from every bottle sold go toward Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Shop locally for this line at Queen Anne Dispatch. They have a full assortment of colors available, making them perfect for stocking stuffers or secret Santa gifts. 

Set The Table Napkins

While we may not be able to gather in large groups this year due to the ongoing pandemic, we can still enjoy small moments of togetherness by sharing a meal together. Seattle fashion writer and local mom of two, Lisa Cole recently launched Set the Table to share her love of entertaining with others.  Her mother was a talented quilter and seamstress who taught her how to sew cloth napkins, ultimately showing her that each meal shared together is truly a special occasion. Napkins are hand-sewn in Seattle and available in limited quantities. View available styles here

Yuan Spa Day 

I have yet to meet a mom who isn't long overdue for a relaxing spa day. If you're looking for the ultimate gift for the moms in your life who deserve a little R&R, a spa day at Yuan Spa in Bellevue is perfect. Founded by local mom Zhiqin Zhang, also known as "Z", Yuan Spa blends the traditional practices of Chinese medicine and self-care with Eastern philosophies of wellness. The spa menu includes facials, massages (including CBD massages!), body treatments, and even an ASMR "Power Nap", which uses the body's autonomous sensory meridian response to induce a state of deep relaxation. View other Yuan Spa therapeutic body treatments here

Vanishing Half Book by Brit Bennett

I read this book as part of a summer book club and it instantly blew my mind. Brit Bennett is a genius and this book proved to be incredibly thought-provoking and fun to read. The novel is about twin sisters who are inseparable as kids but later go on to live two very different lives. The plot twist comes later when they are reunited after many years through an extraordinary set of circumstances. 

Spoil the moms in your life this season. Tell them how much you love them. And if you're out shopping this season, I encourage you to shop local!

Lead photo credit: Jenna Lynn Fernandez 
Footer Photo: Demri Rayanne Photography 


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