From our first scraped knee to our high school graduation, first jobs, marriage and beyond, Mom has always been there encouraging, supporting and loving us through it all. Although it is impossible to tell her just how thankful we are, there is one special day each year dedicated to showing our love and appreciation. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 15 gifts that are sure to make her smile — and that can be found at your favorite Birmingham retailer. From fashionable accessories to personalized keepsakes, this list contains a little something special for every mother. So get out there and explore the Magic City’s boutiques and shops while uncovering the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Here are this month’s SB FINDS — a Birmingham Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
15 Gifts to Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day
These bright and playful earrings represent one of the hottest trends of the season — COLOR! Sift through Manhattan South’s selection of different shapes and styles, both in store and online, to find one that matches mom’s personality perfectly. Find these, for $60 each, at Manhattan South.
Give Mom a personalized piece this year with this beautiful chain necklace and initial charm. Available in both gold and silver, it features an 18-inch, oval-textured link chain complete with a small pave-diamond lobster clasp and Harvest Jewelry’s signature H-ring. Mom’s initial will shine bright inside the 1-inch, circular, pave-diamond charm. Find this, for $301.50, at Harvest Jewels.
Striking on its own, yet even more stunning when stacked, this one-of-a-kind ring is artfully designed in 14KT gold with .25 carats of brilliant diamonds. It’s a luxury love any mom will swoon over, and you can find it, for $750, at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers.
Custom cheese board
For the mom who loves to entertain, this customized cheese board is a fantastic option. The wood and marble details bring a sophisticated, yet rustic, feel and the etched initial offers that extra touch of personality. Find this, for $40, at Wrapsody.
Monogrammed satin pillowcase
A pillowcase may not be your first idea when brainstorming Mother’s Day gifts, but the beauty benefits of a satin pillowcase are pretty amazing. Sleeping on one results in smoother and softer skin, a clearer complexion, shinier hair (as it prevents hair breakage) and healthier eyelashes. Plus, we love the monogram for added luxury — and personalization — even at bedtime. Find this, for $12.95 plus the cost of monogramming, at The Mercantile by Miller.
Mom can never have enough beautiful stationery, and we love a gift that’s both thoughtful and practical. The Scribbler offers stationery styles, fonts and colors for any aesthetic, but we particularly love this timeless pick with a monogrammed, floral detail. Find 10 of these flat note cards, for $30, at The Scribbler, or online here.
Artful cosmetic bag
We were immediately drawn to these cosmetic bags when we spotted them at Bromberg’s. Not only are they striking, bright and unique, but they’re also made from ultra-soft fabric and offer plenty of room for whatever essentials mom likes to carry with her. Find these, for $145, at Bromberg’s.
These hot pink espadrille slides scream spring and summer! Mom will get so much wear out of these throughout the warm-weather months, and they offer the ideal pop of brightness and seasonally-appropriate flair. Find them, for $34.50, at Second Hand Rose.
A canvas tote makes a beautiful — and practical — Mother’s Day gift for any mom. She can use it for running errands, carrying her goodies to a weekend getaway, lugging items back and forth to work or any other activity that requires having the space to tote a few essentials. We love this one for its roomy, yet easy-to-wear, size and sunny color. Find it, for $36, at Elements.
If your mom loves a one-of-a-kind fashion piece that makes a statement without going over the top, is handmade, brings a splash of color into her wardrobe and can be worn with any number of looks, these clutches are just right for her. They’re available in a myriad of shapes, sizes and patterns. Find them, for $95, at Paige Albright Orientals.
FOR THE FOODIE
Treat mom to a sweet bite this Mother’s Day with an offering from Cookie Fix. Whether she prefers a cookie sammie filled with sweet icing, a chocolate-dipped cookie or the classic chocolate chip, she will thoroughly enjoy any of Cookie Fix’s concoctions. Cookies are $14.40 for a half dozen or $28 for a baker’s dozen and can be ordered in-store or online, here.
Mother’s Day box
Is your mom a Coffee & Doughnuts or Tea & Scones person? Either way, byndel is offering a limited-edition Mother’s Day box for her. The coffee and doughnuts box, called the Convival Box, features Seeds coffee (from one of our favorite Birmingham coffee shops), three Hero Doughnuts and a handmade mug by Greenwings Ceramics. The tea and scones box, called the Refined Box, features Wildfox tea, three scones from Highland Gourmet and a handmade teacup by I.May Studio. Find these boxes, for $70 each, at byndel.
Sophisticated recipe book
Take mom’s recipe repertoire to a new level with this beautiful Laduree recipe book. The gold pleated pages bounded by an elegant cover and filled with useful, delicious tips and recipes make this a home run for any foodie mom. Find a Savory recipes book, Entertaining recipes book and more in store. These are available, for $39, at Stock & Trade Design Co.
This year, Tonya Jones SalonSpa is offering multiple Mother’s Day spa packages. The Mom’s Day Me-Time package includes a 60-minute massage or facial with enhancement, plus a signature manicure. The A Mom & Me Spa Day includes two 60-minute massages or facials, plus two blowouts. And the All Hail Queen Mom package includes a 60-minute facial, a 60-minute massage, a spa manicure and pedicure, a blowout and a luxury spa robe to bring home. Mom deserves this one! Packages are priced from $150 to $350 at Tonya Jones SalonSpa.
The Essential Hydrosol by botaniko skin is a refreshing, fragrant and easy-to-use offering for the mom who loves a good beauty find — especially one made locally. There are plenty of fragrances to choose from, but this option, made with lemon verbena and calendula, offers anti-inflammatory benefits for skin. Shop this online, for $46, or stop by the new Stone Hollow FarmStand location in Pepper Place.
FROM SB SHOP
RBG Cocktail Napkins
For the strong woman in your life who is a trailblazer — or a trailblazer in the making — gift her these adorable hand-embroidered linen cocktail napkins featuring none other than the trailblazing Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The set of four napkins each features her embroidered likeness, and the quality is as top-notch as RBG herself. Find them at SB Shop for $48 per set.
Get out and grab a glorious Mother’s Day gift for Mom — the Magic City’s shops and boutiques await!