May is one jam-packed month in Louisville, and things don’t slow down much after Derby comes to a close. There are graduations, weddings and other springtime celebrations, and when it comes to celebrations, Mother’s Day is at the top of the list. Running around from event to event can make shopping for Mother’s Day gifts impossible, but we’re here to eliminate some of the guesswork. We’ve scoured Louisville for the best gifts for your mother or grandmother — and if you’re a mama, why not treat yourself? Here’s a look at some local FINDS that we know all moms will love!
17 Mother’s Day Gifts
Florals for days
There’s nothing like a beautiful, classic floral arrangement to make Mom feel loved, and Blooms Boutique goes above and beyond when it comes to designing a gorgeous custom creation. No matter what you choose, their arrangement will make your mother’s house look — and smell — like heaven. Call Blooms Boutique directly to discuss your custom arrangement and pricing.
Red, red wine
When choosing between multiple Mother’s Day gifts, you can’t go wrong with a classic bottle of wine. We love Old 502 Wines because they’re made locally, and we especially love their Bourbon Barrel Red because it’s made in an actual bourbon barrel. Fill Mom’s glass with true Kentucky flavor. Find it for $12 at The Wine Rack in Louisville’s hip and historic Crescent Hill neighborhood.
If your mom has a tendency to always have a hair tie around her wrist, help her level up with these beautiful Teleties. They look like bracelets, but they’re really hair ties — and they’re a gift that gives back. With each Teleties purchase, the company donates to the nonprofit organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), whose mission is to improve the lives of people and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers. Find Teleties for $7.99 to $9.99, at Something Blue, an adorable bridal/women’s boutique launched by mother-daughter duo Breanne and Susan McCubbin.
For the working mom who isn’t willing to compromise style when she’s on the go, this London laptop bag is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Its refined design is timeless and classic, just like her! Find it for $98 at Graceship.
FOR THE HOME
This small quilt from Anchal Project is hand-crafted using six layers of vintage cotton sari and held together with a traditional Kantha stitch. The purchase of this one-of-a-kind throw supports the Anchal Project, founded by Colleen Clines, which provides an artisan who has been affected by sex trafficking with a full-time job, health care benefits, design training and educational workshops. Find this throw for $110 at Anchal Project.
Home sweet home
The best Mother’s Day gifts aren’t always extravagant. Sometimes a simple, sweet gift for the home is the way to go. We love this classic embroidered throw pillow that says “home sweet home.” Find it for $30 at The Olive Branch.
Paint by numbers
If you’re looking for an activity to do with Mom that also makes a gorgeous gift, we love this floral paint by numbers kit from Leslie Lewis-Sheets and LL&A Interior Design. Each kit is made for success, as the areas are clearly marked and numbered. Even with very little art experience, Mom can simply match the paint with the corresponding number to create a piece she’ll be proud to display. Find this paint by numbers kit for $37 at LL&A.
The gift of a beautiful fragrance is always perfect for Mother’s Day, and it’s a gift that transcends age, style and background. These hand-poured soy wax melts feature unique fragrances that are selected and blended to enhance their individual properties. Find this Kentucky Morning Opal Grove wax melt for $8 at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile in SoFo, Louisville’s Theater District.
If breakfast in bed is on the Mother’s Day agenda, be sure to include a mimosa — and be sure to serve it up on this beautiful magnolia tray. (It’s also the perfect gift if your mom is a great hostess and loves to serve others, too.) Find this beautiful tray for $99 at Arthur Court.
If your mother is feisty and full of one-liners, this mug is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. She’ll love the compliment and the excuse to drink an extra cup of coffee — and you’ll love making her smile. Find it for $14 at Regalo, with locations in Louisville and New Albany.
We think candles smell even better when they’re made locally. Whether your mom prefers delicious, foodie scents, or a fresh, outdoorsy aroma, Black Dog Candles has something she is sure to enjoy. Our favorite part? A portion of the proceeds from all sales is donated to animal shelters. Find these candles, for $12 each, at Black Dog Candles.
Total care basket
This basket from Belle & Rose Natural Skin Care is full of organic goodies that will both pamper and nourish Mom’s skin. The items can be tailored to fit her specific skincare needs, so if there’s a product you know she’ll love, feel free to 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.
What better way to show Mom you love her than with the gift of relaxation? Via an incredible Mother’s Day gift card special, Elements Massage is offering one 70-minute massage for $70. (We promise Mom will appreciate it after all those Derby celebrations.) Find this deal online from May 5-10, and at both Elements locations: Westport Village or Middletown.
Give Mom the gift of a staycation with a night’s stay at Chateau Bourbon, a luxury B&B in nearby Prospect, KY. Each stay 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
There’s just something special about the gift of personalized stationery that never gets old! Choose from three different paper colors, three different ink colors and nine different fonts to have one lucky recipient’s name or monogram printed on this gorgeous set of 12 notecards. These $28 cards, available at SB Shop, make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
RBG Cocktail Napkins
For the strong woman in your life who is a trailblazer — or a trailblazer in the making — gift her these adorable hand-embroidered linen cocktail napkins featuring none other than the trailblazing Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The set of four napkins each features her embroidered likeness, and the quality is as top-notch as RBG herself. Find them at SB Shop for $48 per set.
If your mama’s heart broke during the fire of Notre Dame, show her and Paris some love by purchasing one of these beautiful Anderson Design Group Paris prints. We all watched in horror as one of the world’s most recognizable architectural feats burned on April 15, 2019. Luckily, much of the building — along with its 800-plus years of history — was saved, and French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild within five years. 50% of our profits from the sale of these prints will be donated to the Friends of Notre Dame fund. Find these prints for $19.99 on the SB Shop.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the super-moms in Louisville — and happy shopping to you!
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