Heads up, Seattle: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8! If you’d like to treat the mom or mother figure in your life but forgot to make plans, don’t stress. You may think that you’ve run out of time to plan something but in fact there are plenty of last-minute Mother’s Day options to choose from in Seattle this weekend.
Whether you’re hoping to score Mother’s Day brunch reservations, spend the day relaxing at a spa, or find a fun activity that the two of you can do together, we put together a comprehensive list of ideas to please every type of mom.
And, if all else fails, you can always take Mom shopping and surprise her with a thoughtful gift. We included a few local Seattle shops that would be perfect to pop into for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift this weekend.
Read on for our list of last-minute Mother’s Day events, brunches, and more in Seattle.
1. Last-minute Mother’s Day brunch
Mother’s Day brunch may not be the most creative idea but it’s certainly the most delicious. Unfortunately everyone else in Seattle already got the memo. Luckily, however, there are still a few restaurants that have open slots for Mother’s Day brunch reservations in Seattle (as of this article’s publication date). Try reserving a table at Di Fiora in First Hill for Asian fusion, BluWater Bistro in Leschi for surf and turf, or Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbook Lodge for a Mother’s Day Buffet.
There are also many excellent Seattle cafes where you can grab a pasty and a coffee with Mom instead of a full-blown meal. She’ll love the decadent baked goods at Temple Pastries in the Central District, the Scandinavian Byen Bakeri in Upper Queen Anne, the rooftop deck at The Flora Bakehouse in Beacon Hill, and the vegan treats at Lazy Cow Bakery in Fremont.
2. The best Seattle spas and saunas for a relaxing Mother’s Day
Every mom needs a little TLC. If you’re looking to book some classic pampering treatments such as massages, take her to Spavia in Green Lake, Nurture by Nature in West Seattle, Vixen Collective in Magnolia, or Yuan Spa in Bellevue.
There are also many spas in the Seattle area that are outfitted with saunas and hot tubs in case Mom needs a little extra help unwinding. Check out our full list of the best Seattle saunas, hot tubs, and more here.
3. The best Seattle boutiques that are open for shopping on Mother’s Day
If your mom loves to shop (or you happen to be reading this as you’re on your way to Mother’s Day brunch empty-handed) every Seattle neighborhood has its own collection of charming boutiques and specialty gift stores. Go together and let her pick out something nice, or if you know the mom in your life really well, pick out something she’s sure to love.
We recommend The London Plane in Pioneer Square for flowers and specialty food items, Portage Bay Goods in Fremont for quirky gifts and cards, Prism in Ballard for the most on-trend fashion and home goods, and Station 7 in Capitol Hill for plants, home goods, jewelry, and more curated gifts.
4. Fun outdoor activities for some Mother’s Day bonding in nature
Looking for something to do this weekend that is a little outside of the Mother’s Day box? We have several suggestions for you. There is no shortage of breweries in Seattle, but sometimes mom just needs a glass of wine. Impress her by taking her to the historical Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. You can enjoy a tour and wine tasting together while strolling the scenic grounds.
If the mother figure in your life is the outdoorsy type, why not pack a picnic and take her on a scenic hike? In addition to the three national parks in Washington, our state is also home to 124 state parks! To help you narrow it down for your Mother’s Day hike, we have a curated list of some of the best state parks within driving distance of Seattle.
Finally, we all owe a big thank you to whoever planned not one but two flower festivals happening in Seattle over Mother’s Day weekend. Take Mom to the 2022 Peony Festival at the Seattle Chinese Garden or stop by Pike Place Market for the 14th Annual Flower Festival. Whichever festival you pick, you’ll have no problem finding a bouquet that will wow her.