Although in-person shopping is halted right now, the South’s best shops are blossoming with new arrivals that can show up right at your doorstep. This month’s FINDS are instant mood boosters — and you don’t even have to leave your home. Support small businesses with these online Southern FINDS!
SPRING HOME SPRUCE-UP
Bring a fresh spring scent to your home with this CLEAN room diffuser. This fragrance in “Rain” brings calming notes of light spring rain, a comforting scent that’s appreciated right about now. Find this diffuser for $34 at Dorm Decor.
A throw is an easy way to add extra coziness to your space when you need it most. And once we’re able to get out and about again, this one can be a beach or picnic blanket. This hand-crafted and unique arrow throw can be found for $61 at SB Shop.
New print frame
Do you have posters in tubes or lying flat under the bed that you’ve been waiting to frame? Grab a TwoStick frame, and your print is ready to hang in about a minute. Each one is handmade in East Alabama from solid, native wood. No print to frame? Shop the store’s awesome collection of prints, too! Frames are available in three colors and two sizes to fit both 12-by-18-inch and 18-by-24-inch vertical prints. Shop yours from $26 to $34 at Yellowhammer Print Shop.
Kids’ recipe book
Kids can bake cookies from scratch with this interactive recipe book from Phaidon’s best-selling series. This adult-free, mess-free, danger-free recipe book takes the littlest of readers through the steps of baking cookies — from combining the dry ingredients to pulling fresh cookies out of the oven, while the interactive features invite them to participate in the process. Get yours for $18.99 from Gift Horse.
Puzzles are everywhere right now but forgo your Amazon purchase (they’re all on backorder anyway), and choose this Athens, GA-based small business that features interesting, challenging, modern 1,000-piece puzzles designed by working artists. Plus, they ship super quickly! Get yours online for $24.
Wooden flower set
Keep the kiddos busy while at home with this vibrant wooden flower. Let their creativity go wild by having them design their own structure or fitting the pieces together to create an elegant flower. Get yours from Arcade for $55.
These starburst earrings are the perfect bit of effortless-yet-noticeable glam for your next video conference of girls’ happy hour! Find these gorgeous earrings plus lots of other colors and designs at Ever Alice for $56 (and free shipping!).
We’re firm believers that sticking to that morning routine can change our mindset, and this silk scarf is an easy way to brighten your mood. Tie it around your ponytail for a splash of color or wrap it around the handle of your purse. The quarantine will eventually end, and you’ll love donning this accessory during your re-scheduled vacation or night out. Find it for $16 at Shelby Jewel.
TREAT YO’ SELF
Quarantine means time for self-care and — if you’re anything like us — lots of post-shower air drying. This lightweight leave-in conditioning spray replenishes and hydrates hair for days after use. The UV filter in this product also protects your hair from the drying effects of hot tools and the sun while you’re on those walks. Find this leave-in conditioner for $37 at Pavo Salon.
At-home gel soak kit
Give yourself a mani at home! This kit includes presoaked foil wraps, a file, buffer, shiny buffer, cuticle pusher, femme cuticle oil, rose hand lotion and a $35 gel manicure gift card for future use at one of Nail Bar & Co’s three locations throughout the South! Find this kit for $55 at Nail Bar & Co — plus a version without the gift card if you’re not local to a Nail Bar & Co.
Sometimes the best cure for a long day of working at home or in the yard is a soak in a hot bath. Treat yourself or your most pollen-prone friend to the ultimate relaxation ingredient (and some much-needed allergy-relief): the A’propos Day Spa cold and sinus bath bomb. Get yours for $13 on SB Shop.
TIME TO MOVE
With more time to move and groove both inside and out, Fleet Feet Nashville has all the essentials for experienced and novice runners alike. From expansive fitness gear to sleek sneakers, there’s something for everyone. The On Cloud 2.0 shoes have been highly praised by the fitness world, and now you can get your own at Fleet Feet for $130.
It’s a great time to invest in a new mat as Pilates, yoga, HIIT, dance and other virtual classes pop up everywhere. The Jade yoga mat’s got it all — cool colors, incredible grip, great comfort … plus, it’s eco-friendly (no PVC, EVA or other synthetic rubber, and it’s made in the U.S. in compliance with all environmental, labor and consumer protection laws!). Snag your new mat in one of eight delicious colors for $80 from Longevity.
Birthday party candle
The homesick candle collection tops our list of favorite candles, and we love the birthday party scent with notes of buttercream and vanilla to help emulate the parties we’re not throwing. Since there are a lot of spring birthdays, send one of these candles to a friend, too! Get yours — or gift one — for $30 from Apple & Oak.
These monogrammed cosmetic bags are equal-parts practical and cute. They’re the perfect gift for the graduate in your life as a sweet reminder of all the adventures to come! Find it for $40 at SB Shop.
Christie Cookie Co. satisfies sweet tooths around the globe with its shoppable (and giftable) cookie tins. Complete with a dozen cookies, each tin includes a pre-assortment of chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, and oatmeal raisin. Grab your tin online for $29.39.
Grounds and Hounds coffee
Not only does this coffee taste delicious, but you’ll also feel good about purchasing it. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to a rescue organization near you. Find this ground coffee for $16.99 each at Hollywood Feed (K-Cups are also available!).
“Hug” care packages
SB Shop is dedicated to spreading a positive light amid the craziness in our world. With this in mind, the shop created care packages to help you send a “hug” to those who may need it most at this time. With items from Southern Fried Design Barn, Olive + Sinclair, Firepot Nomadic Teas and Harpeth Gallery, you’re sure to find a “hug” that best fits your giftee. Packages range from $20 to $58 on SB Shop.
Have a safe, happy and healthy April!
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