Gift Guide

G&G’s Ultimate Spring Gift Guide

Need inspiration for Mother’s Day? Graduation? Weddings? We have you covered

Mother’s Day

A necklace with gold fish


Make it personal with a piece inspired by Mom’s astrological sign, such as one of these zodiac pendants by the jewelry designer Jenny Bird ($160;

Teal block-printed pajamas


We’ve been fans of the New Orleans fashion brand Lekha for a long time; their brilliantly hued pajama sets will give the gift of relaxation ($95;

A rainbow striped dress


This happy, striped dress by South Carolina’s Parterre is made of easy, breezy, built-for-Southern-heat cotton poplin ($290;

Cork sandals


With all the jute espadrilles, woven raffia flats, and other warm-weather footwear out there, these sandals by Veronica Beard, crafted from sustainable cork, are unexpected and chic ($350;

A striped watercolor book


When I wrote The House Romantic, I knew I wanted to feature solely women, many of whom are working mothers—their designs and viewpoints inspired me and I bet they will influence the stylish mother in your life, too ($45;


A round gold frame


The Atlanta shop Odd McClean carries all manner of interesting frames, such as this classic beauty with heirloom vibes ($86;

A bouquet of roses


Mail-order flowers are such a thoughtful way to mark milestones, and the blooms from Grace Rose Farm look stunning ($119 for a posey of eighteen roses;

A book with a bird


The author Anne Lamott’s theme of taking life one small step at a time in Bird by Bird is a sentiment worthy of passing on to any graduate, writer or not ($16;

A green stationary card with initials

Personal Stationery

Send your grad out into the world with quality paper goods for thank-you notes, such as this super simple monogrammed set from Stovall Collection, in Memphis ($314 for fifty;


A leather photo album book


Encourage the newlyweds to make a real scrapbook of their memories with a leather album from Mark & Graham ($155;

An iron skillet


A classic cast-iron skillet, such as this ten-incher from Smithey Ironware, is a no-fail wedding gift idea ($170;

A ceramic vase


Help the newlyweds deck a new home with blooms from the garden with one of these ceramic vases by the artist Frances Palmer, from interior designer Nicky Kehoe’s Household shop in Los Angeles ($190;

A rattan woven pitcher


A Southern couple who plans to entertain will enjoy starting their sweet tea pitcher collection with this casual recycled glass and seagrass design from Woven ($38;

A rattan tray


Whether it’s used for displaying bottles on a home bar or for organizing books and other items of beauty in the family room, this beautiful tray from Sharland is a first-home essential ($255;

A cookbook


Give them the keys to all the Southern culinary classics with Garden & Gun’s The Southerner’s Cookbook ($45;

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