Although we are believers that every day should be a celebration of motherhood, we will take advantage of this Hallmark holiday to shower our mothers with love, affection and, of course, gifts. Many mothers — yes, we are looking at you, Mom — attest to the notion that our presence is the only present they desire, but as good children often do, we shall defy their wishes, because we know they deserve something special. If you are looking for a gift (other than your presence) to get your mom this year, use this month’s FINDS list as your guide to the perfect Mother’s Day gifts from shops around town. Go ahead and surprise her with something great.
For the mom who is the head of the home
A thoughtful card
Remind Mom that she is the one who makes a house a home. Whether you are miles apart or still living under her roof, she will appreciate a heartfelt card with a handwritten note inside. The Paper Place has a great selection, but we just love this one that reads, “Home is where your mom is.” This year, be sure to remind her how much you love her with this card, for $7.50 at The Paper Place.
A cozy cashmere throw
Remind your mom to take a moment to kick back and relax. She won’t be able to resist cuddling up on the couch for a good movie, or a good book, with this cashmere throw. You can find it, in multiple colors, for $350 at AshBlue.
Nothing brightens up a home like a fresh bunch of flowers, and nothing brights up a fresh bunch of flowers like a lovely vase. This Mother’s Day, give your mother this stunning porcelain Guanyin vase, which can be found for $48 at Vignette.
Speaking of fresh flowers, the selection at Rebel Hill Florist is fit for any occasion — especially Mother’s Day. With everything from custom arrangements to exotic plants, Rebel Hill Florist can fulfill your floral needs. Floral arrangements start at $39.95. Stop by, call or order online, to select the perfect flowers for your mom to enjoy this year!
For the fashion-forward mom
Sleeveless Lola dress
J.McLaughlin hasn’t been able to keep this dress in stock (but don’t worry, they just got a new shipment)! The flattering cut, with a split neck and slimming silhouette, looks great on all shapes. Plus, the wrinkle-resistant Catalina cloth makes it great for moms on the go, and the adorable pattern makes it fun for day or night. Snag one today at J.McLaughlin for $205.
Help your mom jump into summer with these playful shades that we discovered at The Private Label. Any fashionable mom is sure to rock these Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses with confidence and will be grateful to the loving child who snagged them for her. Since The Private Label is an upscale consignment shop there is only one pair of these sunglasses, priced at $345, but they have plenty of other varieties worth checking out!
For the mom who shines bright like a diamond
Ex Voto Vintage, which opened earlier this year, has a stunning selection of vintage and antique jewelry. We discovered this necklace, which is over 100 years old and is crafted with freshwater pearls and an amethyst. Any mom would be lucky to don this one-of-a-kind necklace. You can find this, alongside other great pieces, at Ex Voto Vintage for $279.
The devil is in the style details, and the perfect bracelet can add an extra level of sophistication to any ensemble. This Stutts cuff, with its moonstone set in stone gold, will make even the simplest everyday wear stand out. Treat your mom to some statement shine with this cuff from Epergne, available for $150.
These lovely necklaces are perfect for everyday wear. With several different charms to choose from, you can select just the right piece to complement your mother’s personality and style. The thin chain and small diamonds on each charm make layering this necklace with other favorites a breeze. Pick out the perfect tiny necklace for your mom at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry for $195.
Champagne and Black Pearls
Each strand of these pearls is as lovely as the next. In shades of champagne and black, the pearls are elegant and unique and can be worn in multiple ways (a single loop around the neck, a double loop, or a wrap bracelet). Pearls are known to symbolize wisdom, in addition to attracting wealth and luck, which makes it a fitting gift for Mom. Each strand is $238 at Zelda.
For the active/outdoor mom
Encourage your mom to spend all day in bed – her gardening bed that is! Puns aside, these garden shoes are too adorable not to give to the mom who loves spending time in her yard. Their all-day comfort grants support for achy feet, and the fun print lets them transition seamlessly from garden to grocery. Pick up a pair at Flower Mart for $32.99.
Pilates, isometric movements and ballet techniques are incorporated in a Pure Barre class for a full-body workout. If you have a mom who loves to feel the burn, this is ideal for her. Class packages start at $105 ($100 for new clients), and it’s a gift that your mother will love!
Men and women alike have been raving about these Superfeet sandals, which are designed to provide support and long-lasting comfort. Ladies will be delighted to know that each sandal is designed with gender-specific dimensions (a reduced arch length and narrower heel for women). Your mom is sure to wear these all summer long. Superfeet sandals (in multiple styles for both sexes) are sold at Fleet Feet Sports for $60.
If your mom is always on the go and always outside, she will appreciate a bottle of this safe, natural and DEET-free protection from mosquitoes and biting insects. Bug Free is made with organic rose geranium oil, geraniol and citronella oil. The rose geranium oil comes from Ikirezi, a Rwandan farming cooperative of survivors of the 1994 genocide. Their production of this oil is helping them rebuild their community by earning sustainable incomes. Find it for $14.99 at Thistle Stop Café.
For the mom who needs to be pampered
Perhaps it isn’t in the budget to send your mom to a spa in Cali, but maybe you can swing treating her to a Half-Day Escape at Escape Day Spa and Salon. With this package she can devote a half day (four hours) to rest and relaxation with a custom facial, massage, manicure and pedicure, steam and gourmet lunch (all for $310). You can also tack on a blowout for a grand total of $335. If you are looking to join your mom, consider the Escape for Two ($280 each).
Just because summer’s harsh rays haven’t yet arrived doesn’t mean Mom is skimping on taking care of her skin. Help her keep her face fresh and protected all day long with a hydrating moisturizer from IMAGE. Enriched with antioxidants and vitamins, this is the product she needs to enjoy that glorious spring sunshine without negative effects on her skin. Find it at Jessica Oram Salon for $34.
Spa day at home
Give your mom back her sanity, but grant her the chance to relax with this Batch Nashville Nashville Spa Day Gift box (Deluxe for $99), which contains Local Economy hand lotion and hand soap, TruBee Honey Beeswax lip balm and rub, a Southern Firefly Candle Co. green bamboo soy candle, Little Seed Farm Farmstead milk rosemary mint soap and a Turkish T hand towel.
For the mom with a sophisticated palate
As of last Saturday, The City Winery began sales of their first line of wines, inspired by Music City. Great for picnics, barbecues, sitting on the patio or staying in for a rainy day, the wines available for purchase (even on Sundays!) at City Winery are as follows: 2015 MelRose Pinot Noir Rosé, $17; 2015 615 Sauvignon Blanc, $18; 2015 Centennial Chardonnay, $22; 2014 Pedal Steel Petite Sirah, $26; 2013 Music Row Merlot, $26; 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Roundabout Red, $23; and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, $30. So no matter your mom’s taste in wine, she is sure to love one of these bottles.
A box of chocolates
If your mom has a sweet tooth and you are looking for something a step above store-bought candy, head to Tempered European Indulgence. Their selection of European-style chocolates comes in all varieties. Gift boxed truffles are available in counts of four ($10), eight ($24), 16 ($43) and 36 ($65). You can always treat her to lunch (their cafe menu features delicious European sandwiches) before diving into the sweets!
The New Sugar & Spice
Appropriate for both the mom who loves the kitchen and the one who fears it, Samantha Seneviratne’s new cookbook offers an approachable path to seemingly complicated desserts. The New Sugar & Spice is a collection of more than 80 unique, unexpected and uniformly delicious recipes for spice-centric sweets. Filled with fascinating histories, origin stories and innovative uses for the world’s most enticing spices — including vanilla, cinnamon, peppercorns and cardamom — The New Sugar & Spice guarantees that dessert will be the most talked about part of your meal. Find this sweet treat at Savory Spice Shop for $27.50.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, whether they’re still with us or we’re celebrating their memories!
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