May is, indisputably, a month of celebration. From an excuse to sip margaritas to celebrating Mom, there are plenty of reasons to hit up our local shops for the perfect gifts and festive favors. Not to mention, fabulous spring trends are popping up at all of our local boutiques. Here are 17 fantastic Nashville FINDS to help you enjoy a great month.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS
Family charm necklace
Mother’s Day is all about showering Mom with appreciation and a little extra TLC, so show her some love with a piece of jewelry she can wear every day. This customizable family charm necklace comes in 14 karat gold-filled, rose gold-filled or sterling silver, and you can add up to five birthstones and initial charms to represent family members. Pricing varies depending on how many add-ons you choose. Find it starting at $68 at Judith Bright.
Fizzy bath salts
Is there anything better than giving Mom a reason to take some time out for herself? This Mother’s Day, dim the lights, light some candles, pour a glass of wine, and treat her to a relaxing bath with this luxurious L.O.V.E. Fizzy Bath Soak. You can find it for $7 at A’propos Day Spa.
Mom deserves all the praise and appreciation you can give her, and nothing says “thank you” like a stunning piece of jewelry! Long known for quality jewelry with a style that stands the test of time, Margaret Ellis Jewelry is handmade right here in Nashville and is highly collectable. This statement piece is sure to impress with its freshwater pearl pendant on sterling silver and/or bright bronze chain. Find it for $690 from Margaret Ellis Jewelry.
Expectant mother gift set
On Mother’s Day, we can’t leave out the moms-to-be! This gift set is the perfect way to honor someone, whether motherhood is a brand new experience or they’ve been through pregnancy several times before. With everything from body butter to elasticity serum, this gift set is ready to offer some much-needed pampering. Find it for $40.99 from Little Seed Farm.
Mother & Child Love Necklace
The love between a mother and her child (or children!) is the whole reason Mother’s Day exists in the first place, and this sweet necklace represents that precious bond. One of Freshie & Zero‘s most popular necklaces to date, this “Mother and Child Love Necklace” was created by designer Beth Lawrence when she was pregnant with her first child. With options of sterling silver or gold-filled, you can find it for $60 at Freshie and Zero. (And find nine more Freshie & Zero gift ideas HERE.)
Give Mom an elegant new addition to her earring collection with this stunning pair. Delicate and classic, these 14K gold faceted citrine earrings from Cindi Earl are bound to make Mom feel special. Also available in white topaz, you can find them for $495 at Cindi Earl.
CINCO DE MAYO ANYTIME
Mezcal + Tequila cocktail book
Mezcal is all the rage these days, and Mezcal + Tequila: Mixed Drinks for the Golden Age of Agave offers various modern adaptations of classic mixed favorites such as the Mezcal Mule and Oaxaca Old-Fashioned. With most of the recipes requiring only three or four ingredients, it’s an approachable introduction to agave spirits, and it’s sure to up your mixology game. Find it for $18.99 at Parnassus Books.
Salt and sugar margarita rimmers
Cocktails are more fun with a rim of salt or sugar, and these specialty rimmers from Walker Feed Co. are the perfect addition to your celebratory beverage of choice. If you’re looking to kick it up a notch, the “Hot Sea Salt” rimmer is a blend of sea salt and Nashville hot chicken seasoning — just the right amount of spice to offset a refreshing drink. You can find them for $6 each at Walker Feed Co.
TC Craft Tequila
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo anytime with TC Craft high-quality tequila. Made from 100% agave, this reposado tequila is slow-aged in Tennessee whiskey barrels for a smooth, delicious flavor. You can find TC Craft tequilas starting at $32.99 at several local wine and spirits shops, such as Cool Springs Wine & Spirits.
An elevated margarita deserves to be featured in an equally elevated serving vessel. This beautiful Crucita & Laurel pitcher from Providence Interiors offers a classy way to serve everything from ice water and fruit tea to sangria and beyond. Find it for $175 at Providence Interiors.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Comfy maxi dress
A light, flowy dress is the ideal spring go-to, whether you’re throwing on a casual pair of sandals or dressing it up with a blazer and heels. We’re lusting over this beautiful blush-colored “Briana” maxi dress, with its subtle print and loose, blousy look that lends itself to a day of lounging at home or a spur-of-the-moment dinner date. Find it for $280 at H. Audrey.
Spring is a fabulous time to introduce some color into your wardrobe, and a bright handbag is an easy way to test the waters. This Staud mini soft moon bag boasts a pleated leather design, and the vibrant fuchsia hue is simply eye-catching. Find it for $350 from Gus Mayer.
Sunny spring afternoons beg for the perfect ensemble, and accessorizing with a straw hat is always a great way to complete the look. Made from woven jute, this hat from designer Janessa Leoné is laid-back and approachable, with raw edges that work with any style from beachside boho to country chic. Find it for $230 at Parish Nashville.
Yellow cowboy boots
These boots sure know how to make an entrance! Retro yellow with a whimsical rainbow stitch pattern, these pointy-toed beauties are ready to turn heads on a night out in Music City. You can find them for $425 at Planet Cowboy.
Sleeveless cotton gauze blouse
At this time of year, more than ever, we’re drawn to filling our closets with super light and breathable clothing. This easy-breezy sleeveless cotton gauze blouse is a classic closet staple that can pair with everything from shorts to loose-fitting pants, and it’s also available in white, green, blue, and black. Find it for $188 at Natalie Busby.
Multicolored wrap belt
Sometimes all it takes to put a little extra pizazz in your outfit is the addition of a fun belt. Add this double-sided bow-tie wrap belt around your waist to cinch a simple black dress, or let your adventurous side come out and mix and match it with a floral-patterned blouse. Find it for $112 from e. Allen.
Green SB + OMI Beads set
These bracelets make it easy to add a touch of green to your wardrobe. A set of five bracelets with gold accents and semi-precious stones, you can wear one for a more dainty look or stack all five if you’re looking for an extra dose of color. Find the set of five for $120 at SB Shop.
Happy May, Nashville!