The Love List

est. 2006

6 Quick Gifts for Mom from Georgia Small Businesses

MOTHER'S DAY, STYLE, APRIL15, GIFT GUIDESJess Graves

Production: Jess Graves | Photos: Caroline Fontenot

This isn't about you, it's about your Mom. She birthed you, raised you and made sure you brush your teeth. Whether the maternal figure in your life is your birth Mom or adoptive, Mother's Day (ahem, May 8) is key - you can't leave her hanging with FOMO when all her lady pals are posting their kids' gifts on Facebook.


Painted stemless wine glasses from Two Friends on St. Simons Island.

Painted stemless wine glasses from Two Friends on St. Simons Island.

Think pink: we found this rosè sancerre at a little gourmet shop in Blue Ridge, Georgia called Out of the Blue and scooped it up simply because we'd never heard of such a thing. It was delicious, and served up perfectly in painted stemless wine glasses of a similar hue from Two Friends on St. Simons island. We love purveyor Marti Tolleson's (an island foothold for years) eclectic selection of gifts, chosen with heart, many with roots nearby.

Hand-painted wine glasses, 65.00/set of four, shop@twofriends2.com


Brass beads and ginger jar from Establishment Home

Brass beads and ginger jar from Establishment Home

Give global flair: Establishment Home is a new online home decor shop based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by two best friends, look for cool, punchy items that reflect their shared upbeat taste. We especially love their beads and selection of great ginger jars (can one ever have enough of either?)

Cage and globe brass beads from Ghana, 70.00/each, and blue + white floral ginger jar, 150.00, all from establishmenthome.com


Great books with Southern roots and a little trinket box for Mom.

Great books with Southern roots and a little trinket box for Mom.

Gift the escape of a good book: if your Mom's the type to curl up with a good story, author Christine Reilly has recently woven the tale of a complex Southern family with Sunday's on the Phone to Monday. If she's a big cook, we like Master Chef winner Whitney Miller's New Southern Table cookbook, which bubbles over with cheerful, nostalgic recipes that are easy to prepare and share.

Urchin trinket box, 16.00, establishmenthome.com. Whitney Miller's New Southern Table, 20.13, amazon.com and Sunday's on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly, 13.22, amazon.com


Give a little grace: if Mom looks above for guidance, gift her a silky case from Pillow Grace. A sentimental bible verse is emblazoned on the front, which can be personalized for that extra touch with her monogram.

Personalized Pillow Grace pillow case, by special order at Two Friends St. Simons, 912-268-4359 or shop@twofriends2.com


Honeycomb guest towels from Establishment Home

Honeycomb guest towels from Establishment Home

Tidy up: bright guest towels work in the kitchen, too. The on-trend tassel and punchy, vivid colors guarantee a smile when unwrapped. We suggest gifting them with a pretty soap and some flowers.

Fouta + honeycomb guest towels, 16.50/each, Establishment Home.


Give Mom a compliment she can keep forever with FlatterBox.

Give Mom a compliment she can keep forever with FlatterBox.

Flattery gets you everywhere: perhaps one of the most sentimental gifts to hit the market in years, FlatterBox is a chic lucite box, quite simply full of flattery. You can order blank cards to hand-write or plan ahead and have the company print cards with individual sentiments for you. How great is that?

Flatterbox, starting at 49.00, flatterbox.com


Twine and Twig straw pom pom clutch.

Twine and Twig straw pom pom clutch.

Give a little summer style: Twine & Twig's cute straw pom pom clutch is inspired by the beaches of the Bahamas, perfect for Moms with a summer destination.

Twine & Twig straw pom pom clutch, 80.00, twineandtwigstyle.com