Mother’s Day is almost here and for this edition of May FINDS, we sought out options at local boutiques that are perfect for the mom in your life. Whether she loves fashion, music, dessert or pampering herself, we found something for everyone! Here are this month’s Mother’s Day FINDS …

The gift of relaxation

We love these candles from Bedside Manor. This one is smells like fresh-cut grass and flowers and is perfect to zen out after a busy day. Mom can wind down by lighting a candle, taking a bath and enjoying a glass of wine — she’ll thank you for this one! Find this Lux Fragrances candle at Bedside Manor for $54.

Lux Fragrances candle, $54, at Bedside Manor

Style and succulents  

Succulents are gorgeous and low maintenance. We love this driftwood succulent display and think it would be an incredible statement piece in a home or office! Find it at Reinvented Charlotte for $425.

Driftwood succulent display, $425, at Reinvented Charlotte

Pamper and shine

Local salon Dolce Lusso is doing a Mother’s Day special that is fit for a queen. For $90, a mom who loves to be pampered can have a 60-minute facial and a blowout. All that’s missing is a reservation for a night out in the Queen City!

60-minute facial and blowout, $90, at Dolce Lusso

Birds of a feather 

Spring is here, and it is beautiful weather for birdwatching! Charlotte staple, Blackhawk Hardware, has a great assortment of bird feeders that will not only feed the birds, but also offer a level of entertainment for Mom. Find this bamboo design bird feeder for $44.99.

Bamboo design bird feeder, $44.99, at Blackhawk Hardware

Starstruck clutch 

We love the whimsical gold stars on this vibrant fuchsia clutch! It’s guaranteed to make a statement at your spring and summer get togethers. Find this fold over clutch at Julie’s for $34.99.

Starstruck clutch, $34.99, at Julie’s

Support local with a captivating book 

Park Road Books is an independently owned and operated bookstore that has served Charlotte for 40 years. Browse the racks and find the perfect book or gift for Mom! Give her the gift of an escape, a mystery or a tearjerker with one of their many options. Bonus points for petting one of the shop dogs while you shop. Prices vary from book to book.

Give Mom a book off of her wishlist from Park Road Books.

Coffee out of the perfect mug 

While Coco and the Director may be known for their caffeinated beverages and Sugarman baked goods, it is also an adorable gift shop. Get a fun mug like this one and fill it with some specialty coffee (or diamonds) for a surefire hit on Mother’s Day. Find this “Mama Needs a Nap” coffee mug at Coco and the Director for $12.

“Mama Needs a Nap” mug, $12, from Coco and the Director

She’s got the beat

Does your mom prefer creating music to going out for a fancy dinner? If she loves music (or if she’s always wanted to learn!), she’ll love one of the instruments or lessons from Howren Music and Sound. It is always a fun shop to browse as the staff is eager to answer any and all music-related questions. Find this gorgeous mahogany guitar there for $799.99.

Mahogany guitar, $799.99, from Howren Music and Sound

Let them eat cake (or in this case, a cookie!)

For those magical maternal people in our lives, a unicorn cookie (or several) from Suárez Bakery seems especially fitting. These pretty treats will delight anyone with a sweet tooth. Find them for $4.25 at Suárez Bakery, and go ahead and grab one for yourself, too!

Unicorn cookie, $4.25, at Suárez Bakery

Make a statement 

Jewelry is always a great option for a Mother’s Day gift, and right now we are loving this unique blue feather necklace! It will jazz up an otherwise simple outfit or layer well with the other necklaces already in Mom’s jewelry box. Find it for $18 at Traditions of Charlotte.

Blue feather necklace, $18, Traditions of Charlotte

May flowers 

Why buy the same old flowers when you know Mom is as unique as they come? Nectar Floral Boutique creates gorgeous, one-of-a-kind bouquets that are fit for the most special women in your life. Prices vary depending on the selected bouquet.

One-of-kind bouquets from Nectar Floral Boutique, prices vary

A toast to Mom 

Give your mom a unique experience and take her to Lenny Boy Brewing Company to buy her a glass of the limited release Berry Brunch. Made with champagne and strawberry kombucha, this light cocktail is a delicious alternative to the same-old, same-old mimosas or other brunch beverages. Plus, there’s nothing Mom would love more than time spent together!

Spend time with Mom over Berry Brunch cocktails at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you fabulous moms out there!


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