May is a busy time with graduations, Mother’s Day, outdoor entertaining and more. Lucky for us, Memphis makers make it easy to celebrate and give a happy gift. Take a look at some of our favorite Memphis FINDS that support our city’s small businesses. Happy May, Memphis!
If Mom’s sweet tooth is her weakness, then this is the gift for her. This specialty toffee trio features three decadent flavors: White chocolate with macadamia nuts, milk chocolate pecan toffee, and dark chocolate with sea salt. Yum! Find the set for $35 at Bluff City Toffee.
Give Mom your heart this Mother’s Day with a simple yet elegant heart pendant necklace. The 14K Royal Chain white gold necklace measures 18 inches with a lobster clasp, and the sturdy white gold heart hangs daintily from it. Find it for $256.32 at James Gattas Jewelers.
Local flower arrangement
The classic Mother’s Day gift that always delights: flowers! Pick your price point, flowers, and vase, and your all set. Nothing says spring and “I love you” like a beautiful and wonderfully scented floral arrangement. Contact local floral designer Wildflowers by Camille for pricing starting at $35, and email your vision to [email protected].
Buddy Bracelet by Dillen
It’s apropos that Dillen is a company led by a mother-daughter duo, which makes us think that the Dillen Buddy Bracelet would be an on-point Mother’s Day gift. Available in sterling silver, gold-filled, or a combination of both, the beads vary in size, from 4mm to 9mm. This gift will always remind Mom she was your first buddy in this life. Find the Buddy Bracelet by Dillen at SB Shop for $60 each.
FOR THE GRADS OR TEACHER GIFTS
Memphis skyline mug
Coffee has never tasted so good! This Memphis skyline ceramic coffee mug has vibrant colors of blue, black and beige, and each cup is made with love by Brukie Studio. Find yours for $42 at Stock & Belle.
Levitt Shell tee
For the grad or teacher who loves all things music and Memphis, this gift is a no-brainer. Plus, proceeds from each t-shirt purchase benefit the Levitt Shell and the music they create. Find this tee for $32 at Oxbeau.
Hanging right next to their diploma can be a staple of the 901. Featuring landmarks like the FedExForum and Liberty Bowl, this print will remind graduates of their time as a Memphis Tiger. Find the 8-by-10-inch print for $27 and the 11-by-14-inch print for $47 at Custom Art by Natalie Cooper.
Custom notecard set
Tell your teacher thank you after a long, productive school year. Simply fill out the name you want on the apple when placing your order, and a proof will be emailed to you before the cards are printed. Each set includes a box of 25 cards and envelopes. Find the set for $50 at Genuinely, G Designs.
Stylish, trendy and perfect for summer? Say no more. This straw bag’s colorful strap will make any outfit pop, and did we mention the size will fit any and almost everything — snacks, drinks, sunscreen, you name it … it’ll fit. Find this bag for $66 at spruce.
Able utility bag
This everyday bag will become your newest accessory. It has multiple zippers and pockets that will keep all of your stuff organized and in one place. Plus, it’ll match almost everything in your closet. Find it for $238 at Dazzle.
Tote and cosmetic bag set
Spot on! This adorable set includes one spacious tote and a matching cosmetic case. The tote is the perfect size for all of your pool, travel, and “throw it in the bag” needs. Plus, you can add a touch of personalization with a monogram. Find this bag and its cosmetic case for $150 at SB Shop.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
You’ll feel like you’re always on vacation with these cocktail earrings from Social. Dream of warmer days and pack them on your next trip to complete your beach outfit. Find these fun earrings for $38 at Social.
These might be the cutest sandals we’ve ever seen. They’re easy to slide on and are comfy and padded, making them versatile for any maxi dress, pair of jeans, or romper. Find them for $275 at Oak Hall.
On beach time
When you’re on the beach, you might as well have a cute coverup, right? Whether you like it to be sweet and simple or you’re into bright and bold, you’ll be able to wear this from the sandy beaches to lunch sipping by the sea. Find these coverups, starting at $56 at A Fitting Place.
Fun for the pup
Lake days are right around the corner, and we can’t forget our furry friends! For the fetching Fido, toss this fish and they’ll have a blast! The durable rubber fish also floats, so retrieving it is easy. Find this flying fish, for medium and large dogs, for $16.99 at Hollywood Feed.
FOR THE HOME
Add some color to your presentation with this beautiful 20-inch serving tray. Whether you’re creating a delicious charcuterie board or something more simple, your display will make a splash. Find this tray for $48 at Southern Farmhouse.
These stunning gold lamps would make the perfect symmetrical display on a buffet, as shown, or perhaps on a pair of bedside tables. The gold is timeless, while the shape adds a bit of intrigue. Find these lamps at First Fruit Collection. Call for pricing.
These die-cut placemats will bring a touch of spring to your outdoor celebrations. Available in sets of 12, the loose sheets bring a touch of whimsy and a splash of color to any tablescape. Find them for $29 at Lisa Mallory Interior Design.
Cheers to warm weather, celebrations and the month of May!
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