As the calendar turns to May, graduations, Mother’s Day and other summer celebrations take the spotlight. Although this year may look a little different, we still think these events are worthy of a special celebration. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 16 FINDS that can all be found online at your favorite Birmingham retailer. From fashionable accessories to personalized keepsakes, this list contains something special for every occasion this month. Here are our May FINDS!
French soaps, candles and tea towels
Hand washing doesn’t have to be a chore — at least not with these beautiful handmade French soaps and 100% cotton French jacquard tea towels. Add in a 100% organic amber candle and celebrate Mom with something French and fabulous from Lolo French Antiques! Find a box of three Majestic organic honey and lavender soaps for $36, tea towels for $15 each, Savon de Marseille soaps for $15 each, and a Faustine candle for $99 at Lolo. All of these items are available via shipping or local delivery and pickup.
Customized recipe gift set
If you’re looking for a personalized gift sure to make your mom swoon, this customized tea towel and platter are the perfect FINDS. Add your mom’s famous recipe to these two timeless pieces and win Mother’s Day. Find this set for $183 (or shop each item individually) at SB Shop. Please note the deadline to order for Mother’s Day delivery is May 5.
Coffee table accent book
If your mom is an interior design queen, this is the perfect gift for her. Easy to style on a coffee or entryway table or stacked on a bookshelf, this chic book is one you’ll want to keep for yourself. Find it for $35 at Stock & Trade Design Co.
Haute Shore tote
This best-selling bag from Manhattan South is the perfect gift for the mom who’s always on the go. She can use it for running errands, carrying her goodies on a weekend getaway, lugging items back and forth to work or any other activity that requires having space to tote essentials. We love this bag for its roomy yet easy-to-wear size and the fact that it is washable. Find it for $98 online.
This Royal Highnies PJ set is perfect for lounging around the house this Mother’s Day. Ultra-soft and easy to care for, these pajamas will be at the top of Mom’s wishlist. Find the entire set for $184 at The Lingerie Shoppe. Call or message them on social media to order for local delivery or curbside pickup. You can also shop in-store.
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Membership
Gift your mom something she can use all year long with a membership to the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Benefits include free or discounted admission to 300+ botanical gardens across North America, 10% off at participating nurseries and garden shops, special access and discounts for select classes, summer camps, and events, free general admission to Antiques at the Gardens, and much more. Membership fees start at $50. Save 10% off the membership level of your choice now through May 31 by entering discount code SPRING2020 at checkout. Learn more here.
FOR THE GRADUATE
Give him a personalized piece for graduation with this classic customized luggage tag from SB Shop. This high-quality, authentic tag is one he will cherish as he embarks on life as a new graduate. Find this for $75 here.
The ‘do-it-all’ keyring
This is a perfect graduation gift that has it all. These keyrings can be used as a door opener or to push buttons in public spaces (think ATMs, doorbells, elevator call buttons, etc.) to keep your fingers from touching dirty surfaces. It’s a cute and handy accessory all graduates should have, and you can find it for $40 at Bromberg’s. Call the Mountain Brook Village or Summit location to place your order for free local delivery or curbside pickup, or shop it in-store.
Searching for a customizable graduation gift for the jewelry lover on your list? Dorm Decor has the perfect option. “We love this jewelry hanger because it is available in five colors and includes a free monogram,” says Jennifer Cope of Dorm Decor. “It features a hidden zipper, making it the perfect place to hide jewelry and other valuables.” Find it for $28 online.
FASHION & BEAUTY
For the fashionista
If you’re looking to spice up your accessories or you’re simply on a hunt for the perfect gift for your best gal, this natural-dye silk bandana is both beautiful and versatile. We love the bandana trend and all the fun ways they can be incorporated into any outfit. Find this one for $52 at SB Shop.
Hand relief moisturizing creme
If your hands are extraordinarily dry right now, grab this Aveda hand creme from Tonya Jones SalonSpa to get your hands silky smooth and summer-ready. We love this fan-favorite creme as it is ultra-moisturizing and soothing. Find it for $24 online.
Summer humidity is coming. Stay ahead of the potential hair damage and look your best for your summer celebrations with this hair care duo from The Collective. “L’Oréal offers the best technology in hair care,” says Beth Doyle, owner of The Collective in Pepper Place. “The Absolut Repair line is excellent for restoring heat damaged or overly lightened hair.” Find these products for $30 and $42 at The Collective.
FOR FUTURE CELEBRATIONS
CAUS wine tumbler
Gift this fun wine tumbler and grab one for yourself — 25% of the proceeds from this cup will be donated to end women’s cancers so you can feel good about the purchase. Find this for $26.25 at The Mercantile by Miller.
If your summer trip got put on hold, make your home feel like vacation with a new candle. With scents like Havana, Lake Como, Capri and Sardinia, you can kick back in your living room and feel like you’re there. Find these for $48 each at A’mano. Place an order by calling the store or messaging them on Instagram. They are currently offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping.
Special occasion box
Have a chef in your life? This locally sourced box by Stone Hollow Farmstead is the perfect Mother’s Day, graduation or birthday gift. The Home Chef box includes Baker Farms popcorn rice, Stone Hollow Farmstead pickled leeks, safflower oil, chipotle-infused sea salt, and a Dreamers Supply Co. leather pot holder and lodge skillet. Find these boxes for $116 each at Stone Hollow Farmstead.
Have a safe and healthy May full of local FINDS and virtual celebrations, Magic City!