Admit it: you’re kind of bored with buying your mom the same old flowers and candy, and you want to get her something more special for Mother’s Day this year. Still, if you find yourself at the mall in early May wandering around without a plan, you’re not likely to come up with any divine inspiration. We have some suggestions of places outside the box where you can find a gift that will let her know you were really thinking about her. Check out these spots for a unique gift she’ll really remember.
Hill Street Warehouse
1345 Collier Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
Whatever your mom’s favorite hobby may be, you’re likely to find something she will both love and use at Hill Street Warehouse. Its ever-changing inventory contains a wide selection of unique items, with a focus on attractive and useful pots and other gardening tools. You can get your mom a new birdhouse or other whimsical lawn ornamentations, or you can replace that wonky old living room lamp that has been on the fritz with something new and interesting. Hill Street’s friendly staff will be happy to help you find something to fit your budget.
No Mas Hacienda and Cantina
180 Walker St. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
If you’ve spent any time in Castleberry Hill, you’ve undoubtedly popped in to No Mas for a delicious Mexican meal. However, you might not be aware that the store contains a fantastic selection of gifts your mom will love, at reasonable prices. There are cases and cases of silver earrings priced at around $30, and there’s an entire range of housewares, including beautiful painted glasses of all sizes. If you really want to splurge, you can get her a chandelier shaped like a jellyfish or an indulgent outdoor hammock. You’ll definitely find gifts here that you won’t find anywhere else in Atlanta.
Intaglia Home Collection
1544 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Suite #105
Atlanta, GA 30324
You might not consider a home goods store as the immediate go-to for Mother’s Day, but Ansley Mall’s Intaglia Home Collection has a lot of unique gift ideas aside from its fantastic furniture. Intaglia has one of Atlanta’s best collections of upscale candles, with scents ranging from fresh and clean to romantic and luxurious. There are also several beautiful books, from journals to glossy coffee table offerings on a wide array of subjects. Don’t miss the selection of jewelry located at the cashier’s desk, or the impressive card selection.
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Instead of just buying your mom a bouquet of flowers, consider getting her an entire garden. With a membership to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, your mom can visit year-round. Single memberships are just $69, and dual memberships are $89, if you or your dad would want to join with her. There are additional perks like discounts at the gift shop and discounts to the annual Garden Lights display.
1695 Marietta Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Most of all, what moms usually want is to spend time with their children. So, instead of the flowers, consider getting tickets to a local event like the Atlanta Ballet. The ballet is performing the week after Mother’s Day. It’s a great chance to get some alone time with your mom and enjoy doing something both of you like. Tickets start as low as $20, so the ballet is a great, affordable option.
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