20 Things to Do with Mom for Mother's Day

How do you show gratitude to mom? Whether she enjoys shopping together, sharing quality time, or receiving a fresh bouquet of flowers, Pike Place Market has you covered for celebrating moms and all mother figures this Mother’s Day!

It’s a great weekend to visit as we celebrate our 15th Annual Flower Festival May 13 – 14.

Read on for our guide to making this holiday a special Market Day.

Shop + Splurge

Head to the Market with mom to browse hundreds of uniquely personal items you can’t find anywhere else. We’ve got just a handful to get you started!

a selection of skincare products from buddha bath at pike place market

Buddha Bath

Pamper mom for her special day with handmade natural spa products from Buddha Bath! This special gift set includes a charcoal gel cleanser for detoxifying, face moisturizer, Vitamin C serum, and rosewater mask for just $65 (over 20% off compared to the individual product pricing!). Their all-natural line never any fillers, stabilizers, or preservatives.


a felt flower bouquet from catshy crafts a vendor in pike place market

Catshy Crafts

Need a fresh flower alternative that’s everlasting? Catshy Crafts creates adorable mini felt bouquets! Pick up a ready-made bouquet or spend a few minutes selecting your favorite handmade blooms. The bouquets are wrapped in tissue paper and twine, and paired with a sweet note to make it extra sentimental. Single stem flowers are $25 for 3, or $40 for 5.


glass straw from driningstraw.glass a vendor in pike place market


Looking for eco-friendly gift options? DrinkingStraws.Glass launched fun new designs just in time for Mother’s Day! Treat mom to a craft glass straw to enjoy her beverages with. Hand-sculpted and one-of-a-kind, choose from the sculpted tulip perfect for spring, or others like the octopus and rubber duck for a whimsical touch.

colorful glass hearts from Karaba Art Glass a vendor in pike place market

Karaba Art Glass

Shop glass hearts, flowers, and other playful critters handblown by Karaba Art Glass. The vibrant jewel tones of Market artist Gina Karaba’s style are a beautiful, eye-catching display. They make great tabletop décor and office desk accessories! Pick up a heart for $20, flower paperweight for $40, or browse her other adorable creatures.

beekeeper jillian from keeper's collective showing off her whipped body butter. Keeper's collective is a vendor at pike place market

Keeper’s Collective

Enjoy specials on handcrafted body care by Keeper’s Collective made from owner and beekeeper Jillian’s local hive! All Mother’s Day weekend (May 12-14) or while supplies last, they’re offering a buy one, get one free on select whipped body butter scents: coconut lime verbena and pineapple papaya. Normally $32 each, it’s a steal! With purchases of $55 or more, receive a free 2 oz whipped body butter in any of their 6 scents.

colorful glass votives from kobo art garden a vendor in pike place market

KOBO Art Garden

Outfit mom’s kitchen with elegantly handblown glassware from KOBO Art Garden to bring color and joy into her home! Find vibrant stemless glasses that can double as candle votives. Cast a warm colorful glow or enjoy a favorite beverage in a uniquely crafted statement piece. Create a beautiful matching set that’s dishwasher-friendly for easy maintenance!

leather shoes and a handbag at maggies's shoes in pike place market

Maggie’s Shoes

Surprise your mom this Mother’s Day with a stylish pair of quality leather shoes or a new handbag from Maggie’s Shoes. All month long in May, they’re offering a 30% off sale on dressy shoes and handbags. Owner Maggie Tsang works with Italian and German shoe designers for the best in style and comfort, so you’re sure to find the finest quality products throughout the store.

block printed cloth napkins from pattern and posy a vendor in pike place market

Pattern & Posy

Shop handprinted tea towels, beautifully decorated cocktail napkin sets, or printed infant apparel for expecting and new moms at Pattern & Posy! Her latest designs weave in vibrant greens of the Pacific Northwest and lovely geometric floral elements for mom’s tablescape. All of her patterns are created by hand to develop the block prints that decorate her elegant and functional linen products.

a clay fairy house and fairy from tiny fairy houses a vendor in pike place market

Tiny Fairy Houses

Bring a bit of magic and whimsy to mom and gift her a handmade fairy home from Tiny Fairy Houses! Made of fired ceramic, these delicate sculptures can be used in gardens and terrariums or other decorative corners, both indoors or outdoors. Swirling fantastical rooftops are accented by dainty flowers and invite the viewer to look closer into their tiny windows. The fairy creatures are individually formed and one-of-a-kind; each are given their own unique look and personality.

Eats + Sweets

Energize your morning  with mom at Freya Bakery & Café

Start your morning with coffee and choose from a bounty of fresh pastries from this Scandinavian-inspired café tucked away from the bustle of the Market on Western Avenue. They’ve got croissants, cakes, buns, and many more of both sweet and savory varieties! All of their goodies are made on-site; peer through the glass pane viewing windows while waiting for your order to see their bakers at work.

Gift an assortment of chocolate-covered delights

Pick up a delicious, ready-to-gift sweet assortment from the Pacific Northwest’s famous Chukar Cherries. Their Mother’s Day original assortment box is packed with six rows of handcrafted chocolate cherries and nuts. It’s a guaranteed win for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Pick up treats for the road

Spoil mom with something sweet to savor for later and choose from any of the grab-and-go shops offering delicious desserts. Find miniature cheesecakes in flavors like Lemon White Chocolate, Mochacinno, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and many more at The Confectional, or build a box of assorted macaron flavors from Le Panier. For a wider selection, pick from snack-sized cakes, pies, donuts, or cookies from Pike Place Bakery in the Main Arcade.

Events + Experiences

Collaborate on a special Mother’s Day cooking class at Atrium Kitchen

Celebrate mom with a delicious hands-on brunch experience at the Atrium Kitchen! This special event just for Mother’s Day on May 14 will invite guests to craft and bake multiple courses of savory and sweet brunch treats with Chef Traci! The menu includes: rhubarb coffee cake, smoked salmon and chèvre frittatas, avocado toast with tomatoes and prosciutto (vegan option available), and Beecher’s cheddar and candied bacon scones (vegetarian option available). Beverages and welcome bites will kick off the morning starting at 10 am. Learn more here.

Catch a performance at Can Can Culinary Cabaret

Take mom out for a night on the town to catch Can Can’s latest production, “Noir”. Depart from the confines of normalcy and escape into psychedelic nocturnal revelry. NOIR is a risqué revue featuring Can Can’s most mischievous provocateurs in a night of indulgent dining paired with world-class entertainment. This show is 21+, and tickets start at $65. Reserve yours here.

Learn how to make truffles at indi chocolate

Learn about the process of crafting chocolate from bean to bar, then make your own truffles at the Market’s chocolate factory! This class at indi chocolate will guide guests to build these delectable treats by hand and experiment with flavor combinations. The best part: take everything you make home to share with friends and family! All of the chocolate used is 72% dark chocolate and truffles will be made without soy, dairy, or gluten.  They’ll also have a special selection of Mother’s Day baked goods for in-store pickup. This event will take place on May 14 from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Sign up here.

Enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch show at The Rabbit Box

Head to the Market’s underground dining and theatre venue to enjoy a fun drag brunch with Queen Sativa and other special guests at The Rabbit Box. This event will be filled with sparkle, donuts, cocktails, and plenty of entertainment with these hosts at the helm! This is an all-ages, kid-friendly show. Showtimes are at 11:30 am and 2 pm, and brunch will be served from 11am – 3pm with a specially curated menu by Chef Fonz Galan. Reservations are encouraged! Read the details here.

Browse the best bouquets at Flower Festival

Discover the best time of year to find the perfect bouquet for mom at the 15th Annual Flower Festival May 13-14! Over 35 tents will line Pike Place with fresh flowers including tulips, irises, daffodils, and the season’s favorite: peonies! Enjoy live music performances and a special shopping offer all while finding the perfect bouquet for mom.

Share some laughs at Unexpected Productions

Mothers deserve much better entertainment than “yo’ momma” jokes. Treat your mom to a night of off-the-cuff comedy as the improvisational wizards of Unexpected Productions delve into the hilarious joys and horrors of parenthood at their special Mother’s Day show. Tickets are discounted to half price for moms, so if you haven’t bought her a present yet, reserve your spot for some quality time together and a night of fun at the Market! Use the discount code IMAMOM for $10 off. Get your tickets here.