Between Mother’s Day, graduations and the much-anticipated arrival of warm weather—and with it, the launch of summer party season—we’re flush with reasons to shop. For gift items, party decor and splurges alike, take to the shelves of some of Williamson County’s favorite local retail establishments. You won’t be disappointed.
Costume National printed romper
This lightweight, long-sleeved romper is a gorgeous day-to-night piece with a little special-occasion flair. Sheer printed fabric and lined pockets make it pop. It’s perfect for the party circuit. $535 at Haven
Sequin flamingo tote
Pool season is rapidly approaching … what to tote the floaties in? How about this too-cute sequined tote from Mud Pie. It’s just the thing to make your sweet little swimmer shine poolside all season long. Available at Plaid Rabbit in Brentwood for $20.
Meher Kakalia embellished booties
Looking for a reason to splurge? You just found it. These beautifully embellished booties by Meher Kakalia are just the statement piece you’ve been missing. $325 at Haven
Hoss weekender bag
The general consensus is this: moms have a lot of stuff. For Mother’s Day, treat yours to a next-level accessory so she can tote hers around in style. The Hoss weekender bag, displayed here at Haven in downtown Franklin, is perfectly neutral with just the right hint of metallic detail. $304
Ronaldo designer handcrafted bracelets
Perfect for Mother’s Day or a graduation gift, each piece in this handcrafted line of stackable bracelets from Ronaldo Jewelry is comprised of 14-karat gold and silver wire—and each design tells a story. For example, the Power of Prayer design (pictured below) features seven beads, one for each day of the week, designed to remind the wearer of the power of daily prayer. $65 to $135 at Finnleys Good Findings
Champagne O’Clock canvas clutch
With so many reasons to celebrate this month, why not cart around a reminder? This Champagne O’Clock clutch makes a great gift for any champagne enthusiast. $30 at Finnleys Good Findings
Extasia necklaces and cuff
Each statement piece in the Extasia line features a stunning German glass pendant front and center. From chunky cuffs to layered necklaces, the collection at Avec Moi in downtown Franklin offers up a little something for every taste. Prices start at $89 at Avec Moi.
Bosom Buddy straw purses
Handwoven in Bali and embellished with unique arrangements of ribbon and accessories, no two Bosom Buddy Bags are exactly alike. Starting at $79 at Avec Moi
PAPER GOODS FOR GRADS
Stationery and return labels from Franklin’s Rock Paper Scissors make an ideal gift for new grads. Select the perfect combination of designs to suit your grad’s personality—it’ll make writing all those thank you notes a breeze.
Felix Doolittle return address labels
And now for the really fun stuff. Use these festive party garlands again and again for special-occasion décor or as an everyday enhancement to any room in the house! $38 each at Rock Paper Scissors
For special-occasion ambience without the added worry of an open flame amidst a crowd full of party guests, opt for Torchier Flameless Candles, available in various sizes. Starting at $37 at Avec Moi
Numeric cupcake toppers
For graduation parties, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and beyond, these glam cake toppers are just the thing to make your dessert table pop. $15/dozen at Rock Paper Scissors
Nola snack mix
Produced locally, 100 percent natural and sporting taglines like Southern Grace and Good Taste—there’s not much not to love about Nola snack mixes. We love ours sprinkled generously over a bowl of Greek yogurt. $7 at Finnleys Good Findings
Walker Creek Damn Fine Candy
Sea. Salt. Caramels. Need we say more? Well, if you insist. These sweet-and-salty chews are crafted just outside of Nashville in Watertown, TN, and they’re stocked on the shelves right in our backyard at Finnleys Good Findings in downtown Franklin. $7 at Finnleys Good Findings
Haulin’ Oats gourmet oatmeal blends
Hosting guests this summer? Keep your pantry stocked with these single-serve, locally produced oatmeal blends in fun flavor combos like Gettin’ Figgy With It. Not hosting guests this summer? You’ll want to keep them stocked anyway. $5 at Finnleys Good Findings
Noodle & Boo elasticity oil
While Noodle & Boo’s line of all-natural bath and skin care products offers up plenty of options for baby—from extra-gentle shampoo to portable cleansing wipes—why not pick up a little something just for Mom? Noodle & Boo’s Elasticity Oil aims to promote skin resiliency and restoration, making it a fantastic gift for expectant moms on this, their first, Mother’s Day. $20 at Plaid Rabbit Brentwood
Salon and spa gift certificate
When in doubt, one simply cannot go wrong with the gift of a little R&R. A Moment’s Peace Salon & Day Spa in Cool Springs offers up a wide variety of services—a little something for everyone, in fact. Visit the website for current packages that are perfect for any gift-giving occasion.
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