May is one heck of a month around Louisville. Even though Derby has come to a close, there’s no rest for Louisvillians, because Mother’s Day is this Sunday. We’ve searched high and low to find you the best gifts possible to give to your super-mom. And if you’re a mama, treat yourself! Here’s what we found that we know all the moms out there will love!
19 Mother’s Day Gifts
A MESSAGE FROM THE HEART
A sweet note
Some mamas really do mean it when they say they don’t want gifts for Mother’s Day. Some would prefer a sweet note articulating how appreciated and special they are. We like to have fun with cards, so we’re loving this one with a quote from Tina Fey’s movie Mean Girls — “You’re not like a regular mom, you’re a cool mom!” Be sure to write something heartfelt on the inside. Find this card for $5 at the new Tunies in Westport Village.
Moms love their jewelry, especially when it’s a gift from someone they love! We bet she’ll swoon over these stunning water chalcedony flower earrings. The color and design are perfect for spring, so she can wear them to church, a family BBQ or anywhere else that strikes her fancy. Find these beauties for $42 at Celebrations.
Jewelry with a story
When artist Jackie T. Gedrose of Earth Sand & Fire was a child, she had a fascination with glass. She would accompany her mother to art shows to add to her mother’s collection of cut glass and art glass. She says, “The sun shining through my mother’s glass collection in our window would make the room dance with color! I would just sit in amazement at the beauty of the reflections.” Find Jackie’s unique glass necklaces for $62 each at Dandelion.
A great beach bag is a must for the upcoming warmer months, and let’s face it — mama bears really do need cocktails when their kiddos are out of school! This bag will hold everything Mom needs, including a cute makeup bag that says, “Wife, Mom, Boss.” Find this beach bag for $22 and makeup bag for $15 at Something Blue.
Let’s be honest for a moment — moms always put others first when it comes to gift giving, so why not treat your mom to a little bit of luxury this Mother’s Day? This beautiful lace clutch is a gorgeous accessory to take for a night out on the town, and we know your mom will love being spoiled with this great gift. Find it for $118 at Liv Boutique.
FOR THE HOME
If breakfast in bed is on the Mother’s Day agenda, whip up something special and be sure to include a mimosa, and serve it up on this colorful Lilly Pulitzer tray. It’s perfect if your mom is a great hostess and loves to serve others too. Find this beautiful tray for $75 at Etcetera.
Southern moms are always talking about their blessings, and we love it! We bet your Southern mama will gush over this beautiful wall decor that says, “Grateful, Thankful, Blessed.” Find it for $55 at Pixie Dust.
Sometimes the gift of laughter is the best gift of all! Every mom can laugh at the truth behind this refrigerator magnet that says, “If a woman speaks and no one hears, her name is Mom.” Find this magnet for $5.50 at Darling State of Mind.
Everyone knows better than to talk to Mom before she’s had her morning coffee. We’ll admit it, we love any cup that has a funny or clever saying. Find this “tired as a mother” cup for $15 at Tunies.
Everyone loves a great candle, and we think candles smell even better when they’re made locally! Whether you are looking for a delicious foodie fragrance or a fresh outdoorsy aroma, Black Dog Candles has something that everyone will enjoy. Our favorite part? A portion of the proceeds are donated to animal shelters! It’s a gift that gives back. Find these candles at Darling State of Mind for $12.
Bowl and spoon set
Show your mama that you love her zest for life with this lemon bowl and spoon set. It’s the perfect gift for the upcoming summer months, especially if she loves to be a hostess. Find this cute lemon set for $16.25 at Etcetera.
A great gift for Mom or Grandma is a little home for their outside friend to live in. These hummingbird houses are beautifully designed and perfect for hanging outside a window. Find them for $22.50 each at Celebrations.
Total care basket
This basket is full of organic goodies! It can be tailored to fit Mom’s specific skincare needs, so if there’s a product you know she’ll love, you can swap it out. This basket includes the apple cider vinegar skin toner, raw honey face scrub, organic skin cream, hemp seed oil cleanser, coconut & essential oils eye cream, sunshine daydream body butter and detox charcoal mask. Find this basket for $97 at Belle & Rose.
Give Mom the gift of all-natural and chemical-free beauty care. Every ingredient that Herbivore Botanicals includes in their products is there for a specific, therapeutic reason. We love their jasmine body oil and rose hibiscus hydrating mist toner. Find the body oil for $46 and the mist toner for $34 at Dandelion.
What better way to show Mom you love her than with the gift of relaxation? Elements is offering a wonderful Mother’s Day gift card special, where you can purchase one 70-minute massage for $70. We promise she’ll appreciate it after all those Derby celebrations. Find this deal online here for $70 or at either Elements location in Westport Village or Middletown.
A facial sounds like the perfect gift for a mom who’s always taking care of everyone else first. A simple, relaxing 30-minute facial is only $45, and it’s just the thing to get Mom’s batteries recharged. Head to J Michael’s for this relaxing facial.
Give Mom the gift of a staycation with a night’s stay at Chateau Bourbon, which includes a three-course breakfast, happy hour with bourbon cocktails and dessert, a snack- and drink-filled guest pantry and a discount card to Norton Commons restaurants and shops. Rates run from $249 to $289 per night.
FROM SB SHOP
Birmingham maker Laura Gaines has created a brand, Shalla Wista, that 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, starting at $164, on SB Shop.
Piece of cake
It’s just not Mother’s Day without a big ol’ slice of cake! In SB Shop, you’ll find Caroline’s Cakes in several delicious flavors. These cakes have even been included in “Oprah’s Favorite Things” on more than one occasion — they’re that good! Celebrate Mom with the ultimate treat: four layers of rich chocolate cake filled with light chocolate mousse and topped with a smooth chocolate icing and decorated with adorable Mother’s Day flowers! Find this cake for $50 in SB Shop.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the super-moms in Louisville!
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