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Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Items of beauty that pay tribute in style

Sometimes the best way to say thank you to a Southern mother (other than a heartfelt note) is to give her something as beautifully designed as it is thoughtful. It doesn’t have to be big, it doesn’t have to be flashy, but an object that adds beauty to everyday life is a fitting sentiment for a person who likely contributed beauty to your everyday life growing up. Scroll down to shop everything from fresh flowers and handcrafted glassware to simple surcees like bud vases. 

Fresh Ranunculus Bunch

Bring a little bit of springtime inside with dozens of fresh ranunculus in a rainbow of hues. Just remember they arrive tight in their buds, but they should bloom within a day or two and stay gorgeous for up to a week. $98;

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Body Serum

This is a feather-light moisturizing spray loaded with good-for-you-and-your-skin antioxidants that absorbs super quickly and smells like heaven. $39;

Orvis Garden Bandana

These hardworking cotton scarves are perfect for tending the garden or keeping flyaways at bay on the boat. $35;

Rifle Paper Co. Pillow

The folks at Florida’s Rifle Paper Co. have branched into home décor, embellishing all manner of goods, including this feminine throw pillow, with their signature botanical motifs. $60;

Clamshell Makeup Bags

These clever bags are the perfect size for everyday and for traveling. The mint-hued leather is available with or without a monogram. $180;

L.L. Bean Towels

Spoil the mom in your life with plush bath towels in summery blue and white stripes. $30 each;

Silver Linens Jewelry Pendant

This pendant was inspired by a vintage French medal and features the profile of a cherub—a lovely sentiment for any mother. $150;

Pineider Stationery

Anything from the paper artisans at Pineider in Florence, Italy, is like catnip for stationery lovers. $165 for a box of 50;

Voloshin Wrap Dress

This wrap dress, which is available in white and lavender cotton gauze, is universally flattering and doubles as both an every-day look in the heat of summer, and a beach cover-up. $288;

Tortoiseshell Photo Frame

Display an old family snapshot in this classic tortoiseshell picture frame and you’ll create an instant family heirloom. $95;


Beach Day Hoop Earring Set

A breezy trio of hoops in three styles to amp up summer ensembles all season long. $68;

Pewter Flower Flask

A floral flask for Mom to take a little nip (or a big sip). $65;

Porto Linen Pajamas

Any Mom will tell you that one of the best parts of her day is changing into pajamas. The summer sleepwear collection from Serena & Lily makes that moment even better with these new striped linen sets. $148;

Textured Twist-Glass Pitcher

Kaleidoscopic colors come together on this stunning handmade glass pitcher by Craft Advisory. $265;

Shoshanna Ditzy Floral Bikini

A vintage-inspired shape gets a refresh in the form of a super flattering, small floral print. $285;


Sensi Studio Straw Hat

A pretty topper for days spent on the lake, at the beach, or in the garden. $195;

Oyster Salt Cellar by Gogo Jewelry

Bring a bit of the Southern coast to the table with this delicate vessel for salt by Georgia artisan Gogo Ferguson. $75;

Hand-Stitched Tablecloths

These beautifully made linens are lightweight but have the look of Southern quilts and deliver serious charm to any table. Available in three colors. $180-$230 each;

Susan Strappy Sandals

These simple, chic sandals will keep Mom looking polished (and comfortable!) all summer. $395;

Spherical Glass Bud Vase

One or two (or three!) of these small bud vases are an easy way to enjoy the beauty of the garden one bloom at a time. $35;

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