Your Guide to Mother’s Day Shopping in the Gables

For the Bohemian Mom: Artisanal Bliss

Next door to the Miracle Theatre is Ben & Giules, a concept store for handmade and artisanal items perfect for the laid back, free-spirited mothers in your life. Inside is a bohemian-style boutique with earth-tone hammocks draped along the walls and an eclectic yet cohesive collection of nature-inspired clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home decor. The store’s push for sustainable, slow fashion means mindful pieces that make each present feel a bit more intentional.

With summer around the corner, two go-to gifts for sunny beach days are woven wicker bags (starting at $80) and stylish artisanal hats ($80-$250). You can find the latter in a variety of colors and materials, our favorite being a beige suede hat made in Mexico. For a more subtle present, peruse the front table of dainty jewelry items featuring pieces by local artists ($50-130). Another gifting route is compiling a self-care or spiritual gift bag of smaller trinkets. From sustainable shampoo bars and cocktail themed soaps ($14-$16) to cosmic intention cards ($38) and bundles of sage and crystals ($15), you’ll find everything she needs to pamper and realign herself.

Ben & Giules
290 Miracle Mile

For the Trendy Yet Classic Mom: Fashionable Gems

No one’s more deserving of jewels than the women who raised us, so consider gifting mom some sparkling presents from Montica Jewelry. Whether you’re looking for timeless fine jewelry or trendy fashion pieces, Montica carries collections for every style and price point. Not quite sure what her taste is? Have mom come in for the luxury shopping experience, where she’ll sip champagne while adding to her wish list.

Start off by browsing Ti Sento, a European luxury jewelry brand that specializes in sterling silver pieces ($100 to $1500). Their motto? “Inspired by classic shapes, but never old-fashioned.” From 18-karat gold-plated hoops or pearl drop earrings to colorful link necklaces, you’ll find the ideal set. We suggest a trio of bangles ($209-$249 each), mixing the solid gold-colored with two zirconia-studded bangles in silver and gold — ideal for stacking!

If you want to truly spoil mom, Montica also offers fine jewelry. From classic tennis bracelets to dainty butterfly bangles, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” after all. On the more playful side, we recommend Doves by Doron Paloma. Their collections feature solid 18-karat gold pieces embellished with diamonds and precious stones. Our favorite: sets of bright Amazonite or iridescent Mother of Pearl, with pieces starting at $2,500.

Montica Jewelry
500 S DIXIE HWY #203

For the Mom That Has Everything: Home Finds

What do you get the woman that seems to know and have every- thing? Unique home decor items are always a best bet. At Violetas on Miracle Mile, there’s a sea of upscale houseware for both the minimalist and maximalist homemakers. Of course, there’s the standard candles and coffee table books, including full-size Baobab candles ($150+) and the trendy Assouline travel volumes. However, moms deserve more than a simple housewarming gift, so we scoped out some of the finer items.

Violetas is known for their large collection of Fornasetti creations — conversation porcelain pieces inspired by “practical madness” — notably displayed along the boutique’s wall. Perfect for art-loving moms, snag a set of coasters ($90+ each) or a decorative box ($180+) depicting the signature whimsical black and white faces. From Baccarat, we suggest the practical, yet lavish crystal ring holder ($420) or the eye-catching crystal butterflies in an array of shades ($195-295 each). Sticking to the theme of colorful and regal is a set of hand-blown crystal champagne flutes with gold rims by Vetrerie di Empoli ($1,500 set of six).

Violetas Lifestyle & Home
257 Miracle Mile

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