Don’t let Mother’s Day sneak up on you! Be prepared to wow your sweet mama with a thoughtful gift. From decadent getaways and indulgent treats to gorgeous antiques and fun jewelry, we’ve got gifts that will ensure you are Mom’s favorite child! Well, we can’t promise that, but these FINDS will definitely put a smile on her face.
Gina Hurry art
This abstract series, entitled “mercies are new,” by Birmingham artist Gina Hurry, “expresses grace and second chances,” says the artist. Rooted in her faith, Gina’s butterflies, nests, landscapes, figures and abstracts are each striking and evocative and sure to be a treasured work of art on Mom’s wall for years to come. Find these “mercies are new” paintings, $1,500 each, at Paige Albright Orientals.
These freestanding sconces exude modern sophistication. With their brushed metal fronds reflecting the soft candlelight, they are the perfect artistic accents for a sideboard, dining room or coffee table. Find them for $298 each at Richard Tubb Interiors.
Add a pop of texture to your room with this Shorty Stool, designed by Milling Road by Baker. Its whitened walnut with faux white shearling will look adorable in a powder room, or add it to a living room for a touch of furry chic! Find it for $595 at Defining Home.
Antique vanity jars
Imbue Mom’s vanity with old-world refinement by gifting these antique glass vanity jars with sterling silver lids. Ditch those unsightly plastic bottles and use these beauties for powder, Q-tips, lotions, oils and more. Your mother will feel like royalty as she powders her nose from these gorgeous jars! Find the small ones for $59 each and the larger ones for $89 each at Tricia’s Treasures.
Alton Sharick flower vases
Give Mom a beautiful bouquet of flowers in a vase that she will treasure long after the blooms have wilted. These colorful vases, created by Nashville, TN, artist Alton Sharick, have the one-of-a-kind charm of hand-hewn folk art, the perfect vessel to complement nature’s beauty. Find them for $40 each at Mulberry Heights Antiques.
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
Tat2 Designs bangles
Edgy meets elegant in these bangles by Tat2 Designs. Vintage silver and gold with crystal and pave inserts, these bangles can be worn singly or stacked. Whether paired with a cocktail dress or jeans, this is an accessory that Mom can wear time and time again! Find them, ranging from $180 to $300 each, at Manhattan South.
Tory Burch bag & Jimmy Choo wedges
Tory Burch’s breezy, classic Americana style is captured in this lovely handbag, and Jimmy Choo’s glamorous, cutting-edge sensibility shines through in these espadrille-style wedges with snakeprint leather. Mom will look runway-ready sporting these renowned brands. Find the Tory Burch bag for $168 and the Jimmy Choo wedges for $125.50 at Second Hand Rose.
Baroque Tahitian pearl necklace
Shower Mom with affection in the form of this jaw-dropping Baroque Tahitian pearl necklace. This pendant, by designer Andrew Harper, combines a minimalist approach — a simple 14-karat gold chain — with an extravagant pearl centerpiece for added WOW factor. Find it for $560 at Jordan Alexander.
Make sure your jet-setting mom is on the go in style with these fabulous bags by Pomegranate Inc. These canvas weekender bags with leather handles and a removable shoulder strap come in shades of persimmon and indigo. Find them for $170 each at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
RockStar lotus seed bracelets
Lotus seed beads and natural gemstones mix for a truly unique look on these stretchy RockStar bracelets. You’ll be tempted to buy more so you can stack them for a boho-chic look. Buy some for Mom — and a few for you, too — and get “ready to rock” your RockStar bracelets! Find them, starting at $48 each, at Judith Bright.
Cookbook & iPad holder
Mom can embrace technology without sacrificing her penchant for rustic charm. Made with wood salvaged from 19th-century European beams and accented with galvanized steel details, this fantastic kitchen accent will keep Mom’s iPad — or cookbook — recipes within her sight as she whips up the family-favorite dishes that only Mom can make. Find it for $110 at Bromberg’s.
Monogrammed paper napkins
Add ease to Mom’s hostessing duties with some gorgeous monogrammed paper napkins. With these paper pretties, she won’t have to forgo the elegance of real heirloom linens when a last-minute gathering arises. Order them in bundles of 100 for $22.95 plus shipping at The Scribbler.
Antique cutting boards
The timeworn patina on these antique wooden cutting boards seem to hint at kitchens past, stirring the imagination. They are treasures almost too beautiful to touch. Use them for cheese boards and charcuterie presentations, or hang them on the kitchen wall for a one-of-a-kind, culinary-themed art display. Find them, ranging in price from $245 to $345, at Henhouse Antiques.
Be forewarned: You might not ever want to take off these Peruvian Pima cotton pajamas by the LAKE company. Their luxuriously soft cotton is almost addicting. You just might need to get multiple pairs for Mom — and for you! Find them in blue, pink and green, $82 per set, at Beverly Ruff Antiques & Linens.
Ashley Mac’s Gourmet To-Go dinners
Surprise Mom by making dinner! However, if Mom is the best cook in the house, then lean on Ashley Mac’s for a delicious premade family dinner in celebration of Mother’s Day. This dinner of poppy seed chicken, Mandarin orange salad and sour cream biscuits is sure to impress, or grab an Ashley Mac’s gift card, so Mom can choose which night she wants to take a rain check on playing Martha Stewart. Find the poppy seed chicken, $42.49 for a large (serves 8 to 10); Mandarin orange salad, $24.99 for a large (serves 8 to 10); and sour cream biscuits, $6.99 for a baker’s dozen at Ashley Mac’s, or check out Ashley Mac’s Gourmet To-Go menu online. To guarantee availability, place your order 48 hours ahead of your desired pickup date.
What better way to celebrate the sweet mamas in your life than with these lovely little confections. Topped with a delicate flower, these petit fours are the perfect treat to finish off a Mother’s Day brunch. Find them for $1 each at Savage’s Bakery and Deli.
Trip to New Orleans
Send Mom on a surprise vacation to the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, where she’ll experience the Big Easy in the famous and historic French Quarter. Just a stone’s throw from her high-end digs, she can explore the shops and eateries along Bourbon Street, Jackson Square and beyond; take the charming trolleys of the Crescent City; then return to the Ritz spa for an afternoon of rejuvenation before a gourmet Creole dinner at the Ritz-Carlton’s M Bistro. Book this splendid surprise vacation for Mom, with rates starting at $249 a night plus a limited-time discount and perks, at Brownell Travel.
So get out and grab a glorious gift for Mother’s Day. The Magic City’s shops and boutiques await!