From our first fall to our greatest achievement, Mom has always been there encouraging, supporting and loving us through it all. Although it is nearly impossible to tell her just how thankful we are, there is one special day each year dedicated to showing our love and appreciation. So, we’ve rounded up 20 locally found gifts that will make her smile. From antique sets and gardening goodies to splurge-worthy pieces and fashion-forward finds, this list contains a little something special for every mom. Get out there and explore the Magic City’s boutiques while uncovering the perfect treasure for her. Here are this month’s SB FINDS — a Birmingham Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
20 Gifts to Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day
FOR THE HOME
Antique breakfast set
Make Mom’s mornings a touch more beautiful with this stunning breakfast cup and biscuit saucer. This piece, made by the famous Henriot factory in Quimper, France, during the 1930s, is hand-painted with intricate petals and beautiful blue detailing. She’ll love how one-of-a-kind this piece is — a fabulous addition to her collection! Find it at Lolo French Antiques et More for $125.
Mother and Child coffee table book
Amp up Mom’s coffee table book collection while giving her a sweet and thoughtful gift with Claiborne Swanson Frank’s Mother and Child. This book explores modern motherhood in the 21st century by focusing on 70 iconic mothers and children, including Carolina Herrera, Lauren Santo Domingo, Delfina Figueras and more. Find it for $85 at A’mano Gifts.
Herb and flower kits + “Best Mom Ever” tea towel
If Mom loves to garden, these darling flower and herb kits are the perfect gift. Each one comes complete with all of the growing essentials and is available in a few planting varieties, including basil, English daisy, cilantro, pansy and more. Find them for $25 each and this precious tea towel for $18.50 at Wrapsody.
The season for beach and lake travels has officially arrived. Before you head down for the summer or Fourth of July, gift Mom a cute, yet practical guest book for visitors to write sweet notes in after their stay. This is the kind of gift that keeps giving as she’ll love it more with each entry. Find these for $84 each at B.Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
Antique jewelry box
Add a gorgeous piece to Mom’s vanity or bedroom decor with this antique jewelry box. Complete with ornate, gilded designs and rose-colored glass details, this find is an absolute treasure. It will make her feel glamorous each time she dons her jewels. Find it at Tricia’s Treasures for $89.
LOCALLY MADE GOODS
Piper & Leaf tea
Here’s a wonderful gift for the tea-loving mom. Piper & Leaf artisan teas create gourmet blends of divine teas from local ingredients. We love that this company is family-run and pops up at almost any tea shop or farmers’ market. Gift Mom a few of her favorite flavors, like summertime chai, healing honeysuckle and lemon berry blush. Then, sit back and relax with her while sipping this delicious brew. Blends are $9.99 each. Find Piper & Leaf artisan teas at Wrapsody, Alabama Goods, O’Henrys Coffee, Western Market, The Pantry and Piggly Wiggly.
Fabulous Mother’s Day cards
How fantastic are these Mother’s Day cards?! After you’ve secured the perfect gift, write her a sweet note that she can keep forever in one of these darling cards. Here are just a few of the fun options available at A’mano Gifts. Cards range from $5 to $6 each.
Cookie of the month
Show Mom just how sweet she is with a freshly baked, ooey-gooey peanut butter and Oreo cookie from Cookie Fix. May’s Cookie of the Month is the PB Oreo cookie, which is a delicious peanut butter cookie topped with peanut butter Oreos, chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. Find them freshly baked for $2.20 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through May or grab a pack of frozen dough to-go that makes 15 cookies for $16 at Cookie Fix.
If Mom loves to entertain, elevate her edible offerings with these locally made floral preserves. This box includes jars of nasturtium, dill blossom, Meyer lemon and thyme and garlic blossom jellies with four small wooden spoons and dried flowers. It is beautifully packaged and deliciously made. Find this box for $100 at The Pantry by Stone Hollow Farmstead in Crestline or shop here.
If Mom loves fashion and opts for unique, bohemian-inspired goods, these necklaces are just right for her. Complete with gorgeous beading and statement-making tassels or horns, these eye-catching accessories are available in a variety of options ensuring she is gifted something truly special. Find these at Defining Home, ranging from $75 to $139.
Remember jelly sandals? Well, the trend is back in some gorgeous, modern styles. These soft pink slides and feminine flip-flops complete with a beaded bow are a fantastic option for the fashionista mom. Find them, ranging from $75 to $85, at Manhattan South.
One-of-a-kind dresses and totes
Give Mom something she’ll swoon over with these Zuri dresses and woven totes. Made from African textiles, these pieces carry with them a rare, objet d’art flair that she will fall in love with. Find the dresses for $145 and bags for $110 at Paige Albright Orientals.
Mom could always use another cosmetic bag, and this Roberta Roller Rabbit style is too cute for words. Not only is this gift sweet and thoughtful, it also serves a practical purpose. Available in a wide selection of sizes and shapes, there is a perfect bag for any mom. Find this for $45 at B.Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
Mom is always offering up pearls of wisdom, and these sophisticated and elegant bracelets reflect just that. Available in both silver and gold, this simple, yet striking arm candy will amplify any look. Or, go for the gorgeous geode options for the on-trend mom who needs a splash of color in her accessory arsenal. The pearl bracelets are $22.95 each and geode bracelets are $22 each at The Blue Willow.
This season’s sunnies
Give Mom a stylish reason to throw shade with these handmade sunnies by Maho Shades, a luxury, environmentally conscious sunglasses company created by Birmingham entrepreneurs Alex and Kris Anderson. This style, the Diamondhead Whisky, is feminine and stylish without losing any sun protection qualities. Find them online for $145 and at local retailers Mountain High Outfitters, J. Reiss Custom Clothiers, Elle Boutique, Soca and Gus Mayer.
Shoe of the moment
Mom needs a versatile, neutral shoe to add to her collection for all of the upcoming spring and summer soirées. These heeled mules feature understated, yet glamorous gemstones that will make any look special without going over the top. Find them at Second Hand Rose for $52.50.
If money is no option, then by all means, splurge away! Mom deserves it, after all! Designed with an intricate floral motif, this necklace features a double layer of 30 carats of natural emeralds and over 12 carats of sparkling diamonds, all set into 18-karat gleaming white gold. This piece, from Avani Rupa’s Heritage collection, is a one-of-kind statement with a touch of Old World opulence. Contact Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers for pricing.
This striking springtime-appropriate bag is, in a word, fabulous. The Carson & Co. green birdie small tote comes complete with a beautiful gold lock and green leather trim. Trust us, Mom will fall head over heels for this one. Find it for $625 at Bromberg’s.
FROM SB SHOP
It’s not too late to order a delectable treat by Caroline’s Cakes to serve Mom for Mother’s Day brunch. This Southern company started honestly … with Caroline serving a delicious cake at her son’s christening. The rest is history! This Carrot Caramel Delight was an office favorite. We couldn’t stop raving about it! Find it in SB Shop for $50 plus shipping.
Laura Gaines’ brand, Shalla Wista, has a national following and can be recognized for its unprecedented and elegant design. For Laura, it is less about trends and more about her unique eye for unexpected beauty along with her loyalty to the craft of handmade jewelry. Gift Mom these gorgeous statement cuffs that can be dressed up or down. Find them, from $164, on SB Shop.
Get out and grab a glorious gift for Mom — the Magic City’s shops and boutiques await!