We’re jumping for joy at the arrival of May. With steady sunshine and vibrant blooms, there’s plenty to celebrate and be grateful for this month. From Mother’s Day picks to thoughtful grad gifts, all of our May FINDS are perfect for spring!
GIFTS FOR MOM
The scrunchie just elevated itself to luxe fashion with this 100% buttery silk variety by Camilla. It’s made for snag-free styles out of gorgeous, perfectly placed, printed silk fabric. Who knew the elastic scrunchie could be this great?! And, to bring it over-the-top, it’s normally $49, but right now is on sale for just $24.50 and can be shopped online at Oak Hall.
This graphic frame bag from Gus Mayer is a chic addition to any mom’s handbag collection. The contrast of leather and canvas is so very springtime, and the leather handle ensures it’s easy to grab and go. All Gus Mayer orders over $50 receive free shipping, and almost everything is 30% off. This bag is on sale for $201.60 (originally $288), and you can shop it online here.
Thin twisted chain
Gift Mom something she’ll cherish for years to come with this thin, twisted chain from Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry. The 20-inch twisted chain, crafted from 18-karat gold, adds some subtle sparkle to any ensemble. This $590 necklace is perfect for those splitting with the siblings and surprising Mom with something spectacular. Shop this necklace online. Shop this necklace online.
Handmade polymer clay jewelry is everywhere right now, and we love the light, neutral tones of these earrings. They’ll pair with Mom’s many outfits and are a funky addition to any spring wardrobe. Find these for $28 — plus so many more fun styles and colors — from Shoppe Clay.
Customized recipe dishtowel
Transform your family member’s special handwritten recipes or notes into custom tea towels (or serving trays). The Gift of Today traces your handwritten sentiments to create a personalized, beautiful gift Mom will cherish forever. Find this towel for $35 at SB Shop. Please note Mother’s Day orders must be placed by today — Tuesday, May 5 — for on-time delivery.
GIFTS FOR THE GRAD
Searching for a customizable graduation gift for the jewelry lover on your list? Dorm Decor has the perfect option. “We love this jewelry hanger because it is available in five colors and includes a free monogram,” says Jennifer Cope of Dorm Decor. “It features a hidden zipper, making it the perfect place to hide jewelry and other valuables.” Find it for $28 online.
A thoughtful graduation gift from a sustainable company we can feel great about supporting? Check. This Rosa purse is the perfect catch-all to consolidate necessities through the college move-in. Find one in the grad’s favorite color from black to nutmeg on Nisolo’s online store for $41 (regularly $48). Receive an additional 15% off using the code ‘NotAlone’ at checkout.
Mini stone necklace
The one-stone mini rock necklace from Judith Bright is a thoughtful, fun gift for any recent grad. Pick which stone best fits your graduate by using Judith Bright’s gemstone guide here, then shop yours online starting at $63. Plus, you get free shipping and complimentary wrapping on all online orders!
Laundry hamper tote
Set the wide-eyed freshmen up for success with this chic laundry hamper tote from South of Hampton. Sturdy handles and a convenient collapsible structure make easy toting from the dorm to the laundry room. Customize their hamper on the SB Shop for $55.
JUST FOR SPRING (or Mom or Grad or YOU!)
Ann Mashburn dress
Spring calls for a fun and playful sundress, and we’re smitten with this selection from Ann Mashburn. This 100% cotton dress features adjustable straps, ruffled tiers and a beautiful, bright embroidery. A slight splurge, for sure, but the joy that a new frock brings is priceless! Find it for $395 at Ann Mashburn’s online shop.
Rattan basket bag
In the sea of straw bags this season, this is one of the more unique and practical ones we’ve found. The basket-style shape can fit a rolled towel, your favorite book, iPad and a wine bottle or two. Handmade by talented women artisans in Bali, each bag has thin leather straps and comes with a linen dust bag to protect it while traveling or storing. Get yours from KK Bloom online here for $118 (and it ships free!).
French soaps, candles and tea towels
Hand washing doesn’t have to be a chore — at least not with these beautiful handmade French soaps and 100% cotton French jacquard tea towels. Add in a 100% organic amber candle and celebrate Mom with something French and fabulous from Lolo French Antiques! Find a box of three Majestic organic honey and lavender soaps for $36, tea towels for $15 each, Savon de Marseille soaps for $15 each, and a Faustine candle for $99 at Lolo. All of these items are available via shipping or local delivery and pickup.
Natural-dye silk bandana
This natural-dyed 100% silk bandana is a great addition to any college gal’s accessory collection. Wear it around the neck, in a ponytail, on the handle of a bag or tied on the waist — the options are endless! Find this silk bandana, by Natalie Busby, for $52 at SB Shop.
Cocktails on the porch or in the backyard never looked so chic! This handsome sterling grey stone pitcher with a sleek matte glossy finish has so many purposes (stick a fresh bouquet in it!?), and it’s dishwasher safe. Find yours from Happily Grey online here for $33.
Master M Brush
This brush, designed by Southern brand Geri G., makes life easier and skin healthier. Featuring a lipstick-style handle that provides better control and an angled cut for precision use, the M brush bristles get conditioned along the way, making your products blend into the skin. Find it for $19.99 on SB Shop.
Aztec fringe purse
Add some edge to your spring wardrobe with this Aztec fringe bag from Pink Sky Boutique. The wood-handled bag measures 12-by-9-inches and will bring any ensemble to life. Find it online for $59 here.
Happy gifting, happy shopping and happy May, to each and every one of one!
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