Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Last-Minute Gifts for the Southern Mother

By M.K. QuinlanMay 6, 2014

If you haven’t settled on the perfect Mother’s Day present yet, we’ve got you covered with a list of Southern-inspired gifts, from a cozy gingham pajama set to a stylish strand of Charleston rice beads. And they can all be delivered before Sunday—provided you don’t dawdle.


1. Partners Sister Parish and Tennessee-born Albert Hadley were one of the top interior decorating duos of the twentieth century. This timeless vase, introduced this spring as part of a line of new tableware inspired by Parish’s fabric designs, is the perfect vessel for a bouquet of fresh cut flowers ($63, furbishstudio.com).
2. The first book from Jane Scott Hodges, founder of New Orleans–based Leontine Linens, is full of inspiration for the Southern hostess, combining gorgeous entertaining images with practical tips for caring for heirloom textiles ($41, amazon.com).
3. Candy Shop Vintage’s new Charleston Rice Bead necklaces were inspired by a classic design from the sixties and seventies. Sold in a variety of finishes—from yellow gold and silver to turquoise and rose gold—they’re an elegant nod to one of the South’s most stylish cities (from $60, candyshopvintage.com).
4. The Southern Sampler, from Savannah-based Salacia Salts, includes Magnolia, Southern Pecan, and Georgia Peach salt soaks—and gives Mom extra reason to relax in the tub ($39, salaciasalts.com).
5. For mothers who might prefer the smell of the farm-stand to the typical floral candle, Produce Candles come in a variety of seasonal scents including rhubarb, cilantro, and snap pea ($24, producecandles.com).
6. New Southern label Tink and Tiger’s piped gingham pajama shirt and corresponding shorts or pants are pieces that Mom can wear to bed or for her ritual coffee on the porch (from $58, tinkandtiger.com).