Arts & Culture

Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Twenty-two things 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 monogrammed guest towels. 

Mother and Child by Clairbone Swanson Frank 

Seventy stunning portraits of mothers and children grace photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank’s new book, Mother and Child. $62;

Sweet Magnolia Chocolate Box

The chocolates inside G&G Mercantile + Co.’s exclusive Mother’s Day collection with Maggie Louis Confections are a nod to the botanical beauty of the South, right down to the banana leaf shape molded in milk chocolate. $26;


Russel & Hazel Acrylic Scissors

These practical and pretty gold-tone and acrylic-handled scissors double as an artful paperweight. $30;

Pineider City Style Stationery

Anything from the paper artisans at Pineider in Florence, Italy, is like catnip for stationery lovers. $64 for a box of 25;

Brass Edge Marble Coaster Set

The brass edges of these marble coasters keep happy hour elegant. $40;

Long Brim Trinado Boater Hat

This colorful straw boater by Sensi Studio is the perfect hat for the beach and beyond. $195;

G&G Signature Stems

Each season Garden & Gun Mercantile + Co. partners with the floral designers at the Vine in Sea Island, Georgia, on a seasonal bouquet, like this take on spring, complete with peonies and hyacinths. $220;

“The Whole Shower”

The body polish, soap, shampoo, and conditioner by Meant are all entirely free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and a whole host of other not-so-great-for-anyone ingredients. And the citrusy bergamot scent is delightful. $175 for the set; 

Tortoiseshell Photo Frame

Display an old family snapshot in this classic tortoiseshell picture frame and you’ll create an instant family heirloom. $85;

Personalized Playing Cards

Playing cards by Peeps Paper Products invite lots of future Hearts tournaments and memory-making. $55;

Artichoke Tulipiere Sculpture

This ceramic tulipiere is the ideal vessel for showing off spring tulips and other delicate blooms that need a bit of support. $37;

Pewter Flower Flask

A floral flask for Mom to take a little nip (or a big sip). $75;

Travel Bag Set

The new collaboration between Louisiana’s Leontine Linens and fashion designer Veronica Beard features bright, bold travel bags for all the stuff of life.

Picnic Dome

This clever wicker serving dish and cover protects food served alfresco. $80;

Marble Cheese Board with Spreader

A diminutive marble cheese board and knife that’s just right for a night of wine and cheese and a good book. $25;

Oxford Stripe 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 their short-sleeved cotton sets. $128;

Textured Twist-Glass Pitcher

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

Embroidered Cotton Kaftan

A work of art as much as an item of clothing, each Pippa Holt cotton kaftan takes months for Mexican artisans to hand-embroider using centuries-old techniques. $725;

Shadow Lines Placemats

The wood and cork placemats by Tisch New York add graphic punch to any table setting. $98 for a set of two;

Malachite Pencil Cup

Create an inspiring workspace with compelling objects to enjoy each day, like this malachite pencil cup by L’Objet. $100;

Monogrammed Guest Towels

Monogrammed guest towels are an eternally welcome gift: thoughtful, personal, timeless, chic. $26;

Rona Wicker Tote

Take the traditional Southern wicker idea in a more modern direction and gift Mom this handbag by Ulla Johnson in warm-weather white. $390;

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