Gifts for the Southern Mom

November 19, 2013    |    By +
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The South isn’t just a handful of states underneath the Mason-Dixon Line: it’s actually something more akin to a state of mind. Southerners are known for being relaxed, hospitable and gracious — traits we all aspire to, no matter where we’re from. Quick to issue invitations for dinner and glasses of sweet tea, Southerners throw wonderful parties. If you’re searching for the perfect gift for a mom you know, for a hostess gift, for the holidays, or just because, we’re happy to introduce you to a few of our favorite Southern expressions, which may just give you a few ideas on how to surprise a special mother in the sweetest of ways.

Give me some sugar. This usually means “come over and give me a kiss,” but we’ll make an exception to the definition when you add sugar-sweet lemonade (or tea!) to this versatile Mason jar-inspired drink dispenser ($36.95). A classic Southern tradition, Mason jars are used for everything from canning preserves to flower vases to beverage glasses. Any hostess worth her salt should have one in her kitchen.


 Speaking of kitchens, these whimsical state aprons ($36) will be a welcome accoutrement for any chef. Choose your state, Southern or otherwise.


Beautiful jewelry is enough to make any woman say hold your horses, especially if it’s a statement piece like this gorgeous sterling silver monogram locket ($99.99). Monograms are a Southern essential—a simple yet elegant display of family and tradition.


If a mom you know is plumb tuckered out, sometimes the best pick-me-up is a whiff of something wonderful, like a Jo Malone Lime Blossom candle ($65).


There’s a time and a place for sipping bourbon or a mint julep, but when you don’t have room to bring bottles and mixers to an outdoor party, the Menu Baggy Wine Coat ($61.35) is the next best thing. Just remove the bag from your box wine and tuck it into this carrier, grab the handle and go!


She’ll be tickled pink with a personalized kimono robe in fuchsia ($38.95). Chic and sophisticated, the vivid color on this waffle weave robe will help her wake up in the morning.


We’re certain these gifts will inspire any mom to say, with all sincerity, thank you kindly. (You’re welcome, y’all.)

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Jennifer Glatt is a content strategist, copy wrangler and travel writer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. She’s also a wife and mom, book club aficionado (her club reads wine labels), serial cross-country mover and lover of good pens.



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