We all love to celebrate Mom any time of year, but especially in May. This Mother’s Day, we’ve turned to some of our favorite trusted local spots to generate some great gift ideas for Mom. Tell your mother, your grandmother or a friend just how much you love and appreciate them with something sweet, something scented, something sparkly or even something citrusy! Take a look at our favorite FINDS for May 2019!
FOR THE HOME
If we attempted to describe the soft touch of these Mungo Willow Weave Towels, we couldn’t do it justice. These South African towels are 100% cotton and come in a classic finish that could match any kitchen or bathroom. Available in hand size for $24 and bath size for $72 at AshBlue, these crisp, dreamy towels will be anyone’s new favorite linen.
We’ll be the first to admit that the gift of organization can go a long way. When it comes to finding something that is both practical and good-looking, then you really know you’ve done well. This silver plated brass recipe box from White’s Mercantile is a special way to ensure that any cooking guru can safely (and fashionably) keep her precious papers all in one place. This striking kitchen accessory for $150 might be the first storage box you actually want to leave on the counter.
Fresh take-home dishes
Sometimes the gift of a fresh meal that you don’t have to prepare yourself is the best gift of all. We love cruising the Corner Market Catering grab ‘n’ go section for delicious entrées, dips, sides and more that can make mealtime easy. Grab a container of this light and tasty “Detox” salad from the case for $6.50, and it will freshen up any table, on-the-go lunch or picnic. Note: The ready-made dishes are available while supplies last, so call ahead to check out what’s available.
FOR SOMETHING SWEET
Both good-looking and good-tasting, the newest flavor in the NoBaked Cookie Dough family certainly has it all. Meet the pretty in pink Strawberry Cheesecake cookie dough, a marriage of our beloved cookie dough with yet another dessert that we love. It’s even available online for nationwide shipping. Send it to someone from afar, or stop into the shop and snag one scoop for $5.
We’re always looking for any excuse to get our good fix of macarons from Little Gourmand and these gorgeous rose ones are our latest obsession. Light, sweet and the perfect complement to a gorgeous bouquet or a sweet card, they are just the gift for moms, daughters and girlfriends. Make sure you grab a couple extra for $2.50 each because you won’t be able to resist sneaking one or two for yourself!
Goo Goo Cluster gift card
For the first time, our brilliant and trusted chocolate gurus at Goo Goo have introduced gift cards, and we’re ready to grab an entire stack. Purchase in any denomination, and they’re redeemable for anything in the store downtown, online or towards tickets for the beloved chocolate classes. You can never really go wrong with the gift of chocolate. With these gift cards, you’re giving the gift of choice and chocolate, which may be even better.
FOR HER TABLE
Wicker wine holder
The warmer weather means plenty of get-togethers. If you’re attending a party, don’t arrive empty-handed. This wicker wine holder from OAK Nashville is both a functional tool and purely stylish table accessory any hostess would welcome. We find ourselves loving this wine holder so much, we’ve even debated whether or not it’s an acceptable clutch. Get it for $48 now!
Speaking of tables, we can’t get enough of these (freshly-squeezed) finds — we’re doing all kinds of citrus swooning over this brilliant collection from Hester & Cook. Dress any May table with orange pieces from the Orange Orchard Collection, and the compliments will keep coming. Grab a pad of 24 placemats for $29, a set of 12 table accents for $14.50 and a pack of 12 place cards for $9 from either Hester & Cook location or online.
When it comes to a celebratory drink, our friends at Midtown Corkdorks know just the bubbly bottle worthy of popping. The Françoise Bedel Dis Vin Secret Champagne is full and round, with the freshness of apples and citrus aromas. Splurge on this gorgeous bottle from the Midtown store for $74.99 for what these experts have called “sumptuous effervescence with a delicate bead of fine bubbles.” Cheers to May!
FOR THE UNEXPECTED
She may have given up the search for the perfect tote that really holds all of her necessities, but you can surely wow Mom with this gem. The Lori Tote from Nisolo, pictured here in the sand color, is perfect for work, miscellaneous day-to-day belongings and summer travels. Choose from sand, oak, black/sand, nutmeg or steel for $168, and your recipient will wonder how she ever lived her life without it.
Yes, this gorgeous porcelain flower is an excellent accessory for any room, but it doesn’t stop there. The floral diffuser from Duet will emit dreamy scents throughout any space. The $78 set includes one glass bottle, one porcelain flower and two bottles of oil. Choose from scents Moroccan Peony, Tahitian Gardenia and Fleur d’Oranger, and this luxury gift will surely be a winner in more ways than one.
For all those moms with little ones, here’s a find especially for you! These non-toxic necklaces with silicone beads have no removable parts so you can feel good about giving your baby some relief while also giving you a colorful accessory. This $64 necklace comes in a variety of colors from the online Arcade store and is the perfect gift for both mommy and baby. And, stay tuned for the grand opening of Arcade’s new location at 1721 21st Avenue on June 1!
FOR THE SPARKLE
Carden Avenue necklaces
There’s never really a day when we don’t recommend a beautiful piece of jewelry, and Carden Avenue necklaces always have our thumbs up. Whether she prefers a simplistic approach accessorizing or likes a little extra flair, these necklaces have something for every gal. Find the chain for $88 and the wrapped turquoise stone necklace for $228 at Oak Hall.
With all the color returning to Nashville and to our spring wardrobes, we love the chance to add a fun dash of color to our spring jewelry as well, and the Erin necklaces from Judith Bright do just that. Choose from the two different styles, the Erin Necklace for $158 or the Erin Charm Necklace for $148, each of which come with a selection of colored stones. These necklaces are great for moms and grads alike (and for grads, pick their school color!).
Jude Frances jewelry
With Jude Frances jewelry, elegance and timeless beauty unite. We can clearly see why this striking collection continues to be a favorite for Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry shoppers. Shop the stunning ring bands starting at $190 each and the bracelets and cuffs starting at $420 from the Belle Meade store. These luxury accessories are a gift worthy of the splurge.
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.
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 in this gorgeous set of 12 notecards. These $28 cards, available at SB Shop, make the perfect gift for both moms and graduates.
“Because 440” Tea Towels
We all share the feeling, so why not crack a smile when you think about it? These $16 “Because 440” flour sack tea towels are a fantastic kitchen find and are great for gifting. Check out the “Nashville: City of Dreams … And Nightmare Potholes” tea towel, too, and you can successfully communicate all your road rage sentiments on a duo of playful towels from SB Shop.
With these Nashville FINDS, you really can’t go wrong. Happy May!