Mother's Day Gifts: the Birmingham Guide

April showers bring May flowers…along with the end of the school year, graduation ceremonies, and of course Mother’s Day! While it is easy for this day to creep up on us, don’t wait until the last minute and purchase a thoughtless gift.

Here are a few local Birmingham gift ideas to treat the mothers in your life…

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Flowers are always a classic choice, and with so many colors and types, choosing what to get can be overwhelming. Hepzibah Farms, located in Talladega, sets up shop at Pepper Place each week. Their gorgeous, yet simple, bouquets of ranunculus, anemones, daffodils, and wildflowers give off that “just picked out of the field” look. Also, for the next week you can purchase a subscription to the Cut Flower Club; for $20 per bouquet your mom will receive a fresh, in season, locally grown, Certified Naturally Grown bouquet every other week. For more details, and a list of zip codes that qualify for delivery, check here.

For more of your classic/contemporary arrangements, try bloom & petal in Inverness. Their stunning displays are sure to make your mother or grandmother feel oh, so loved! They feature a Birmingham inspired collection, with names like The Cahaba (seasonal greens mixed with mini green hydrangea, shimmer roses, pink scabiosa, queen ann's lace, spray roses), The Avondale (mini green hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, solidago and seasonal blooms, and free spirit roses), and of course, The Steel City (mix of fresh hydrangeas, roses, gerbera daisies with seasonal blooms). Check here for more information. 

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The Retreat Day Spa in Irondale is a tucked away oasis, sure to make your mother feel is in a far away land of tranquility. Serene music plays as you enter, and the staff offers tea while you wait. Here they make sure to not overbook, and so there is no rush to get in and out; they make sure you are well taken care of. See their Spa Menu for a full description of their many customizable massage therapy and spa body treatments, such as individual or couples’ massage, prenatal massage for mamas-to-be, facials, waxing, etc. They also don’t use harsh chemicals, and their sugar scrubs are made in house—an added bonus for those natural mamas out there!

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If Blowouts are more your mom’s style, give her a gift card or book her a session at Blo Homewood. It is so relaxing to have your hair washed and styled. The styles last for several days and will make her feel on top of her game!


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 Who doesn’t love someone else taking care of mealtime? Take a load off of mom by signing her up for a meal delivery service. Local businesses such as Birmingham’s Nourish Food Co. or Dinner. in Mountain Brook, are owned and run by chefs in the area who are able to customize your meal plans to you and your family’s needs. Whether delivery or pick up works better for your household, one of these services should fill that need. Check their websites to read more specifics on signing up.

Okay, this one has to be mentioned: a photo session for mom with her love ones! Contact me if you want to get that for your mom this Mother’s Day!

Other delicious local Birmingham, Alabama options:

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Honeycreeper Chocolate, for the chocolate connoisseur; on Morris Avenue near Alabama Peanut Co.

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Piper and Leaf artisan loose leaf tea tea time with mommy (Briar Patch Brew and Front Porch Special are my favorites!); find at Pepper Place, The Pizitz Food Court, or Alabama Goods in Homewood

Hero Doughnuts and Domestique coffee in bed…honestly, this is what I’m hoping for! J

 

Happy Early Mother’s Day to you all!

T.

Bindu Liang