If you happen to be in one of these fine Southern cities or if you simply love shopping local from afar, here are some fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas from some of the South’s best boutiques and local retailers. Treat Mom to something as amazing as she is … here are some starting points!
Next time you’re in Memphis, check out the new crop of Kliss Glass Botanicals—gorgeous, funky and fun art glass— which just bloomed at T Clifton Art Gallery on Broad Avenue. In vibrant hues with delicate flutes, curves and embellishments, these are pieces to collect or just admire. $375 at T Clifton Art Gallery
Someone once said that a baseball hat and ponytail is not the same as a shower. True dat, but when the baseball hat is this cute, you can totally run errands sans shower. A hand-sewn monogram applique gives that little bit of snap to any outfit, shower be damned. For $31, you can buy it next time you’re in Memphis at Bella Vita or online at Bella Vita.
Cute clutch or mini iPad case
These luxurious Verellan cases can be worn as a clutch or used to carry an iPad Mini. They are customizable at Patina for $122. Patina is located in Birmingham, AL, so stop by if you’re in town or call for shipping.
Caroline Ceramics are made by Caroline Boykin, a native of Fairhope, AL, who now resides in North Carolina. These vases feature the artist’s signature flowers, perfect for making every day special. They are available at Mulberry Heights in Birmingham for $90 to $130. If you can’t get there, call them and they will happily ship!
Ex Voto Vintage Messenger envelope necklaces are a keepsake that will be treasured for years. The envelope holds an engravable message card. The necklaces are $79 to $129. Pick one up next time you’re in Birmingham or order online at exvotovintage.com.
Hoss weekender bag
The general consensus is this: moms have a lot of stuff. For Mother’s Day, treat yours to a next-level accessory so she can tote hers around in style. The Hoss weekender bag, displayed here and from Haven in downtown Franklin, TN, is perfectly neutral with just the right hint of metallic detail. $304
Perfume is one of those classically elegant gifts that every woman loves. We discovered these fantastic scents for $110 and they are truly something special. If you are in Charlotte, NC, Atlanta or Nashville stop by Woo Skincare + Cosmetics or shop online here to purchase a bottle. Capped with colored stones, the bottles alone are enough to make us want to buy them! This is a gift that makes a mom feel pretty and pampered.
Mother’s Day print and matching card
Made in Nashville, TN, by Juicebox Designs, this 11×14-inch print comes two ways: framed or unframed. But either way you order it, a matching card comes with it! It will brighten up any room and always remind mom of you! Order today so that mom has a piece of Nashville goodness to brighten her day. $25 (unframed) or $150 (framed). Check it out here.
Mother Is a Verb Book
This book is a celebration of all things mothers do and are. Let your mother know that you appreciate all of her accomplishments by gifting her with this meaningful book. Mother Is a Verb by Mina Parker can be found online and in stores near you. We spotted this one at Absolution, in Nashville, for $14.95.
The perfect dress
While it is usually our mothers buying us clothes, this year we are mixing things up. Moms of any age will love this lightweight, sleeveless dress from J.McLaughlin. The team at J.McLaughlin can help you find your mom’s size if she has shopped there before, and they make returns and exchanges a breeze. Want to do something extra special? Give her this dress and invite her somewhere to wear it! Plaid dress for $188 online and in J.McLaughlin stores.
Some kitchen items are purely utilitarian, but others are also decorative. For instance, this gorgeous Ironstone cheese board from Providence Interiors, located in Nashville, is the perfect entertaining piece. Paired with the Somerset cheese knives, which are equally delicious, this board makes a fantastic Mother’s Day gift! Find similar boards here, here or here.
Mama Bird necklaces
These necklaces from Dandelion in Louisville, KY, show a mama bird and her baby birds sitting on a branch. They come with one, two or three birds. Prices start at $92.
Every mom wants cool workout gear, but they usually don’t buy it for themselves. Here are three options of workout leggings from Louisville’s b. You Fitness. The yellow leggings are $70, polka dots are $88 and the purple leggings are $64. No more blah black workout pants.
Cooler and storage bins
Schlep your gear and your pool drinks in style, Mom, with this Lilly Pulitzer soft, zippered cooler. It’s large and holds its structure nicely. Also, pick up a couple of collapsible storage bins, either for the trunk or closet. The cooler is $32, the small bin is $20 and the large bin is $32. All are available at the Peppermint Palm in Louisville.
Vintage Crosley portable turntables
Remember your love of albums? Time to break out the old disco and Grease soundtrack vinyl records. These turntables are self-contained, and each one closes up for easy transport. They are all different and feature unique designs. They are available at Urban Outfitters for $160 to $180.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing moms out there!!