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Gifts for Mother’s Day 2018

We love our Moms everyday. And Mother’s Day can be a special time to show her how we feel. The Co-op stocks many delightful presents fit for mothers, including bouquets of fresh, locally sourced flowers. Visit the Co-op’s 2nd Floor Mercantile for great selection of cards, accessories, housewares, candles, handmade jewelry, and more. Celebrate Mother’s Day at home with this selection of favorite Co-op Recipes for brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Show your appreciation for the Mom (or Moms) in your life this May 13th, with thoughtful gifts and treats!

Set the Mood

Help your Mom relax this Mother’s Day with a selection of personal care items and exceptional accessories, such as:

Bee Lucia Wellness Candles™ – 25% Off! Crystal Infused Wellness Candles from Bee Lucia, an independent, family-owned company based in Portland, OR. Available in the following combinations: Cinnamon and Citrine, Lavender and Amethyst, or Mint and Rose Quartz.

Bee Lucia quality candles are made with a unique blend of organic coconut oil, pure (naturally refined) white beeswax, organic essential oils and crushed natural gemstone crystals. These candles are not only clean burning, but they also emit negative ions while burning which cleanse the air. Learn more here about Bee Lucia’s candle burning tips, non-toxic ingredients and reusable glassware.

SoulKu Jewelry – 25% Off! A mother-owned and operated business, SoulKu earrings, pendants and bracelets are inspired by the healing properties of natural stones. Lovingly crafted by stay-at-home mothers in and around Asheville, NC, look for an assortment of styles and colors. Each year SoulKu partners with and donates to a non-profit organization that aims to improve our communities and families. For 2018 SoulKu will be partnering with, a grassroots organization that educates and advocates for critical issues facing women, mothers, and families.

Truffles: 2 Ways – Sweet & Salty

Lots of moms enjoy treats. Sweet, savory, salty, you know Mom’s taste best!

Fran’s Dark Chocolate Imperiales – If your Mom is a chocolate fan, give her a batch of these rich, delectable chocolate truffles. Fran’s Chocolates was founded in Seattle by master chocolatier Fran Bigelow over 20 years ago. Since then her company has been crafting quality chocolates and caramels for all occasions, including select charitable giving special edition chocolates. These Dark Chocolate Imperiales are naturally gluten free, and made with organic cane sugar and fair trade chocolate. Fran’s Dark Chocolate Imperiales are on sale now for $9.99 per 6-pk; Fran’s Gray Sea Salt Caramels are $12.99 per 7 piece or $28.99 per 12 piece.

Georgetown Pantry Truffle Oil Gift Set – Truffle Oil… it’s a thing of elegance and beautiful flavor. Truffle (mushrooms) have an intense earthy aroma sought out by chefs and home cooks for centuries. This attractive gift set captures the essence of truffles into extra-virgin olive oil. It features delicate white truffle oil and more robust black truffle oil as convenient ways to add truffle flavor to your dish of choice. These truffle oils are potent, so the dropper comes in handy to deliver just the right dose. The ingredients are simple: pure, extra virgin olive oil blended with truffles and truffle essence.

Tips to enjoy: Use these oils for “finishing” dishes or drizzling atop cooked foods. Try the white truffle oil on popcorn or whipped into mayo for sandwiches. Just a drizzle of black truffle oil adds rich flavor to homemade mac-n-cheese or french fries. Store oil in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Georgetown Truffle Oil Gift Set (4 oz) is $19.99 each; single Black or White Truffle oil 2 oz. bottles are $9.99 each.

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.