The Ultimate Shop Local Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Jax Edition

The Ultimate Shop Local Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Jax Edition

The countdown is on to Mother’s Day! Earlier this week I posted this gift guide with tons of gift ideas, but I wanted to showcase some of my favorite local spots for gift ideas, too. There are SO many great products offered right here in Jacksonville that it warranted its own blog post. So I’ve teamed up with my girl Sasha of @TheBlondeConfetti to put together a comprehensive guide of gift ideas that scream Mother’s Day from our favorite Jax-area shops, brands and businesses!

Our shop local gift guide is definitely a labor of love, and we even shared some of our favorite products from each, along with deals and promotions they’re running for the holiday (some of which are exclusive to our readers!). We broke everything down into categories to make it easy for you. I hope you love it, and hope it helps spark some unique gift ideas for your mom or leading lady! But first, a few quick notes:

  • If you’re not local, you can shop several of these options online.
  • We just launched a two-week series of Mother’s Day giveaways over on Instagram, so be sure to follow us so you can enter to win! You can find a VIP look at what’s to come at the very end of this post.
  • You’ll get major points for shopping local and supporting people in our community – from us AND yo’ mama! Mark my words.

But first, a quick intro from today’s co-blogger:

“Hi guys, Sasha here! You can find me over at the @theblondeconfetti. I love sharing fashion, fab finds, and gift ideas. I love entertaining, southern hospitality, parties and celebrations! Who doesn’t love celebrating? The Blonde Confetti is my outlet for celebrating life, one day at a time, and of course to Spread Kindness Like Confetti!”

So let’s get this party started, shall we?! Without further ado, here is our ULTIMATE shop local guide to Mother’s Day!


LOCAL FLOWER DELIVERIES

  • Gorgeous flowers that wow from Blooming Blossom: For Mother’s Day, Blooming Blossom Design is offering three different flower boxes, and they are all STUNNING. I [Sasha] first came across Blooming Blossom when they had a pop-up at the Market for Makers event a few weeks ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since! These are blooms that will make your mom swoon and are certain to be center of attention at your Mother’s Day celebration. For Mother’s Day only, they’re offering the Pink Box for $75, the White/black Box for $125, and the Black Velvet Box for $175. The boxes are all created with beautiful seasonal blooms, and every box is created unique and different from other boxes. Nadia strives to ensure that every customer falls in love with their box full of beautiful blooms, and it’s obvious they will. Hands-on delivery is available for additional charge. Mother’s Day deliveries will be made Saturday, May 12th. You can call 904-557-8980 or email Nadia at bloomingblossomsdesign@gmail.com {Giveaway coming this week!}
  • The cutest delivery from Little Flower Bunch: Why shop from an over-priced chain florist when you can support a local beauty who uses fresh-cut local flowers in her arrangements? The flowers are super fresh and last a long time, and each bouquet is arranged with love. For just $30 +tax you can have a precious bouquet delivered anywhere in town, plus free delivery and a handwritten note. What’s better than that?! Right now, you can order a Mother’s Day bouquet and add on a Duval tee for just $15. Hurry and reserve your delivery now – they sell out quick!

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  • Wire-wrapped Jewels from Ellie’s Sparkles: Accessories from Ellie’s Sparkles are the perfect addition to any woman’s accessory collection, and are always a much-appreciated gift. All of her jewelry is handmade and most is made-to-order, so you can request a customization if you’d like. The wire-wrapped bangles are perfect for stacking with other jewelry or watches, and the tassel necklaces are the BEST statement pieces! We suggest getting stones in the color of her kids’ birthstones, or going with something from the Monogram Shop (this is a fav!) engraved with names or birth dates of her kids and/or grand kids. These fruit-inspired bangles are super fun, too! DEAL ALERT: Use code “MAMA” for 25% off your purchase through 5/4/18, and use code “BLAKELEY20” for 20% off any time! Find Ellie’s at the Nocatee Farmers Market and online here. {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}
  • Lifetime Pieces from Global Diamonds Jax: If you’re looking for fine jewelry and something that will last a lifetime, Global Diamonds offers the most stunning jewels in town. You can’t go wrong with a classic strand of pearls or diamond studs. They also offer a gorgeous selection of birthstone jewelry that she’ll love! Guys, this is the mother of your child we’re talking about. Treat her to something nice! For Mother’s Day, Global Diamonds is offering three years interest-free financing through May 13th. Located at the St. Johns Town Center. {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}
  • Boutique Jewlery from Couture Jems: Another boss babe killing it in the jewelry business. Couture Jems offers gorgeous handmade boutique jewelry, made from quality gems, stones and metals.  We love these gemstone bar necklaces
    on a 14K gold chain and these colorful beaded bracelets that you can stack however you’d like …. make a rainbow! You can find Couture Jems at Fig & Willow in Neptune Beach, Caribbean Connection in Jax Beach, and GoldFinch boutique in PVB and St. Augustine. Julianne from Couture Jems can also be found at Wicked Barley on Mother’s Day to shop your own gems from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We would also like to give Julianne and her beautiful family a major CONGRATULATIONS as they will be celebrating with extra love this Mother’s Day – they just recently welcomed a precious baby boy in the world! {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}

FASHION & STYLE

  • Snag a coveted Jax hat at Fig and Willow: We love a good local boutique, especially when the owner is a mama herself! Fig and Willow is home to the oh-so-popular Jax Hats (they always sell out, so snag one while you can), and they also carry on-trend clothes, jewelry and accessories. Stop in next weekend for a little “Moms and Mimosas” sip & shop event! Located at the Beaches Town Center in Neptune Beach or online HERE. {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}
  • Support local women by shopping Rethreaded: If you haven’t heard of the local non profit Rethreaded, check out their amazing mission and gifts with a purpose. We love finding gifts that give back, and Rethreaded is doing huge things in Jax to do just that. For a little background on Rethreaded, Kristin Keen founded Rethreaded as a way to get human trafficking victims off the street, employed, and transitioned into housing with a fresh start in life. We love their mission and how they are changing lives here in our community! You can head to the Rethreaded shop to check out all of their amazing gifts with a purpose in downtown Jax, or shop online! You are truly changing lives by choosing to purchase gifts from Rethreaded, and that is a sentiment we KNOW your mom will LOVE on Mother’s Day. A few of our favorite gifts that give back for Mom are the Threads for Hope Bracelet ($12) that helps provide one hour of job training for women affected by the sex trade, The Grace Scarf ($28), which is the first product that survivors learn to make when they enter the Rethreaded Family and is thr #1 best-seller. (May’s scarf of the month is the Blush Grace Scarf – for her glory & grit, her blush & beauty. The blush scarf is limited edition and only available while supplies last.) We also love the Natural Cotton Baby Blanket ($59) which is great for new moms or a mom-to-be, and the Gold Unity Necklace ($30). You can shop in-store at their downtown Jax location, or online HERE.
  • Shop the Belle of the Boulevard fashion truck: We love Belle for their unique and innovative concept – a traveling fashion truck! They have the cutest clothing and accessories, and are always popping up at events around time. Treat your mom to an upcoming Mother’s Day Tea Party at Flaire Celebrations on Saturday, May 12 from 2 – 5 p.m. and shop the fashion truck! Follow @BelleBlvd on Instagram to see where else they’ll be popping up next! Gift cards are also available. Click here for Tea Party tickets. {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}
  • Update her wardrobe at AshleGryre: Another fabulous shop in Atlantic Beach, AshleGryre is basically what every woman’s dream closet looks like. From statement jewelry to designer fashions, you could literally pick up anything in the shop and put a smile on mom’s face. But if you want to play it safe, take her in for a little retail therapy on you, or pick up a gift card. Located at the Beaches Town Center or online HERE. {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}
  • Get her beach ready at Jax Surf & Paddle: For those beach moms! Jax Surf & Paddle has everything you need to get her beach ready, including swimwear, tank tops, cover-ups, hats, flip flops, sunscreen and more. If you’re mom is the active type, book her a lesson! They offer surfing lessons, paddle board lessons and more. Find them at Beaches Town Center or online HERE.
  • Shop in style at Jaffi’s Boutique: We love Jaffi’s for their bright and colorful fashion finds, cute jewelry, shoes and accessories. You are sure to find something your mom will love, or treat her to a Jaffi’s gift card to pick out her own fab finds! You can shop Jaffi’s at the Beaches Town Center or online HERE. Congrats to Jaffi’s for winning Best Boutique at the Beaches! {Giveaway coming next week!}

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Membership to Everbalance Yoga/Barre/Pilates: If she’s been talking about wanting to join a gym or try out something like barre, pilates or yoga she’ll love a gift card or membership to Everbalance (they were just voted best yoga studio in jax, afterall!). It’s my favorite studio in town (you can read more about it here), and they’re offering 40% off all memberships with code “TEACHERSUMMER40,” making it only $71.40! The instructors are amazing and work with all skill levels, so there’s no need to be intimidated. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE AN EVERBALANCE MEMBERSHIP. Located in Mandarin and San Marco. {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}
  • IV treatment at Pure Hydration: This one sounds scary, but it’s not … we promise. We both tried it! Pure Hydration just opened in Jax Beach, offering IV infusions to hydrate the body and skin. The IV infusions deliver fluids, vitamins, medications, and other supplements — such as antioxidants and amino acids — directly into the bloodstream for maximum absorption. It’s 100% safe and very effective. They offer all sorts of treatment options, but we suggest the Fountain of Youth (which addresses wrinkles, blemishes, acne, dry skin, and other signs of aging, providing brighter skin, stronger nails and healthier hair) or the Energy and Metabolism Booster (which is designed to jumpstart your metabolism while replenishing your body with essential nutrients while enhancing natural energy). The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing, and we promise she’ll love the result! {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Family Photo Session: Think about it … when’s the last time you had family photos taken with your mama or baby mama? As in real pictures taken by a professional photographer. If you answered a year or more, book a family portrait session right now. If you’re not a picture person this probably something you’d really ever consider, but I PROMISE you will all be forever grateful for it. Some of our favorite photographers in the Jacksonville-area are: Cailin Smith Photography, Ashley Graham Photography, Peacock Photography, Kelly Martucci Photography, and Kaitlin Jane Photography. {Giveaway coming this week on our Instagram!}
  • Pink-Out at The Players (May 8-13): If you’re a golf family or just love being outdoors at great events, it can’t get much better than an afternoon at The Players! Even if you’re not a huge golf-lover, this is always one of the best weekends in Jacksonville. So many great cocktails, local foods, beautiful weather, and professional golfers on a gorgeous golf course. Their annual Pink-Out is Mother’s Day, so be sure to wear pink (and lots of sunscreen)! Tournament dates run May 8 – 13. Get your tickets HERE.
  • DIY Flower Arrangement Workshop with Alice’s Table (May 12): This is such a fun mom’s day out activity, or even better, a mother and daughter date! Alice’s Table partners with local venues to host flower arranging workshops, where each person will get to learn the art of floral arranging and create their own beautiful bouquet to take home! Only a few tickets left for their upcoming Mother’s Day events: Moms Love Blooms and Baubles at Kendra Scott at 1:30 p.m. on May 12 and Moms and Mums at Gypset and Pearl (includes mini facials and wine tasting) at 5 p.m. on May 12.  Click HERE to see more upcoming events.
  • DIY Home Decor at Creative Grain Studio: If she enjoys being crafty she’ll love this one! Creative Grain hosts a variety of classes allowing you to paint and design your own wooden piece. Send her and a friend/son/daughter for a few hours of fun, DIY and BYOB style! Find their studios at Jax Beach and San Marco.
  • Mother’s Day Tea Party (May 12): Celebrate the wonderful mom(s) in your life with a special Tea Party in the beautiful Fern Garden at Flaire Celebrations Gift Boutique on Saturday, May 12 from 2 – 5 p.m. Shop for the perfect Mother’s Day gift from Flaire Celebrations Gift Boutique, Belle of the Boulevard Mobile Fashion Boutique and Mammie’s Attic vintage finds, and enjoy catered small bites, sweet treats, and a tea service. Click here to buy your tickets.

BEAUTY & PAMPERING

  • A Blowout + Shopping at MyDry Blowout Bar: Okay, so if you follow us you know we LOVE MyDry Blowout Bar! Not only is it the perfect place to get pampered, but it also has the cutest boutique inside. We’ve both picked up pieces from MyDry that we love and that we have been complimented on repeatedly, all at affordable prices. They have the cutest accessories (like adorable “Mom” necklaces that are perfect for Mother’s Day!), and gifts to treat the moms in your life as well! We highly recommend treating your mom to a blowout where she will leave feeling fabulous, and in our experience, her hair should look fabulous for days. Right now, you can gift her a blowout for $40 and add on a ten-minute scalp, neck and shoulder massage for +$10. It’s also the perfect time to score a gift card for your mom because right now MyDry is offering an extra $15 when you buy a $100 gift card for Mother’s Day. You can find MyDry in Jax beach or check them out online HERE. {Giveaway coming next week!}
  • A Facial or Lash Lift & Tint at LASH: Do we even need to give them an introduction? Again, if you follow my blog or follow us on Instagram you have likely seen us at LASH almost weekly. LASH is a new salon here in town (just voted Best New Salon in Jax!) that offers lash extensions and lash treatments, waxing, brow shaping and microblading, facials, and so much more. It’s the most gorgeous space and has the best people. (You can read my post on my facial experience here and our lash extension video here.) I kind of get teary-eyed when talking about this place … it’s just so special. The owner, Tammy (a.k.a. Governor of Gorgeous) is probably one of the sweetest, kindest, radiant, most positive people we have ever met. She has a heart of gold and loves what she does from the bottom of her heart. She has the best staff in the world, and each person that works for her is extremely skilled and passionate about their specialties. So if you’re going to pamper mom or your baby mama, do it here! She will be treated like a QUEEN with the royal treatment from start to finish, and leave feeling like a goddess. They’re offering several specials for Mother’s Day, so make your mom the happiest EVER and take advantage! CURRENT SPECIALS:  The Goddess, $185 (Includes INDIE LEE Calendula Eye Balm, Squalane Facial Oil, and Rosehip Cleanser, Sand Cloud towel, and treatment of her choice: Lash Lift & Tint or Facial); The Mermaid, $250 (Includes IMAGE Vital C Wash, Serum and Sunblock, a beautiful kaftan, and treatment of her choice: Lash Lift & Tint or Facial; Mom & Me Pamper Session (Book your appointment now for you and your mom! Treat her to a treatment and get yours half off! Mother’s Day specials run now through Saturday, May 12th. *Some exclusions, like microblading, apply.*) As always, use code BLONDE15 for 15% off your service! Book your appointment HERE! Find it located at Jax Beach.
  • Mother’s Day mani/pedi at Polish Nail Bar: Manicures and pedicures are always a treat for any woman. We love POLISH and the services they offer! It’s beautiful in there, the staff is always wonderful, they’re on top of all the current trends, and they’ll offer you a glass of wine while they pamper you. Can’t beat it! Find it located in St. Johns Town Center.
  • A day at the spa: There’s no going wrong with a day of pampering. Schedule her an appointment or treat her to a gift card to a local spa. She’s sure to be relaxed and refreshed after an hour-long massage! We love One Ocean Resort and Spa and Ponte Vedra Inn and Club for their services, plus you can stick around and have access to the pool and facilities all day if you book a service with them!
  • Enhance her natural beauty with CW Makeup: Makeup is always a great gift, but quality makeup created by a local makeup artist is a fantastic gift! Carrie Wilson Makeup is a crowd-pleaser, and made from ingredients she won’t regret putting on her face. We recommend the Liquid Velvet Lipstick or one of the eyeshadow palettes! She’s running a Mother’s Day special of 20% off all online sales May 3-13. Shop the collection HERE.
  • Get her weekend ready with Spray Tans by Michelle: Every woman loves a nice sun-kissed glow for a special occasion! We promote healthy skin, which is why we LOVE spray tans! Michelle offers flawless, natural-looking airbrush pray tans at a super affordable price. And she does tans for several of the Jaguars cheerleaders, so you know she’s dang good. Spray tans are regularly $30, but she’s offering all spray tans now through May 13 for just $20!!! But you have to mention this post to get the deal. To book, call or text Michelle at (904) 322-3278, or follow her on Instagram HERE. Find her in Jax Beach.
  • Help her relax with soaps and bath goods from Saavy Naturals: This is such a cool place! Saavy Naturals has all-natural bath products that are edible! You may not want to eat the, but everything is made form food-grade ingredients and safe-to-eat flowers and plants, so at least you know you’re putting good stuff on your body (and if your kid gets a hold of it you don’t have to call poison control!). They were seen on Shark Tank too, which is pretty cool. We love the bath bombs, body creams and the coconut oil candles. The perfect way to help the hardest working woman relax! Find Saavy Naturals in Jax Beach or online HERE.

SWEET TREATS

So many of our favorite places in Jacksonville offering tasty sweets for the holiday! We recommend the Sweet by Holly Mother’s Day Dozen (beautiful and delicious!), a gorgeous cake or cupcakes from AlleyCakes Bakery (they also have a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating class on May 12th!), or freshly made gourmet mini donuts from MiniBar Donuts!

COFFEE & BRUNCH

We could go on and on about brunch and coffee spots in town, but we wanted to share a few of our top picks.

  • Coffee: If you’re looking to kick off the morning with coffee and baked goods, you’ll 100% want to hit up Breezy Coffee Shop & Cafe at Jax Beach. Pick up some Breezy bread and a house iced coffee and you’ll be hooked. They also offer incredible watermelon mimosas made with fresh watermelon for $3 during happy hour! Other favorite local coffee spots are Southern Grounds at Neptune Beach (hello Lavender Latte, avocado toast and grits bowl!) and Bold Bean Coffee Roasters at Jax Beach or San Marco for fresh, locally-roasted coffee and espresso!
  • Brunch: If she’s more of a food and mimosas kind of lady, we like her style. 3 Palms Grille at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra is top-notch for a Mother’s Day brunch. Gorgeous views, delicious foods and tasty cocktails … can’t beat it. Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar in Riverside is a new addition to Jax, and it’s quickly becoming one of the hottest restaurants in town for good reason. We also love Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails at St. Johns Town Center for their brunch menu and craft cocktails, and Florida Cracker Kitchen toward the beach has become a weekly staple for us both. How can you not love a place with a bloody mary and mimosa truck on the front patio?!

So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Our super lengthy and detailed local gift guide to get you through Mother’s Day, Jax style! We hope you found this helpful and will take advantage of some of the specials these businesses are running. It’s up to all of us to keep wonderful businesses like them in business, so shop local and support small businesses. They’re the ones that make the difference and are the heart and soul of our community, and they bring us things we can’t get elsewhere. And to all you moms out there, we hope you have the best day EVER! No one deserves it more than you.

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READER EXCLUSIVE! Because we’re so glad you stopped by to check out this post, we’re giving our blog readers an exclusive sneak peek at giveaway dates! Y’all, these giveaways are totaling more than $2,000!!! Here’s what you can win and when you can win it:
May 3: Goodies from Ellie’s Sparkles, Belle of the Boulevard, Kaitlin Jane Photography, and CW Makeup. (Ended May 6)
May 6: A set of 24K white gold pearl earrings from Global Diamonds Jax and a bouquet from Blooming Blossom Designs. ENTER HERE! (Ends May 10)
May 7: A mom-and-me prize pack with services from LASH, two $50 gift cards to AshleGryre and spray tan for each of you. ENTER HERE! (Ends May 11)
May 9: A treatment for you AND mom at Pure Hydration, a $100 gift card to Everbalance, and a $100 Target gift card. (Ends May 11)
May 10: Goodies from Couture Jems and MyDry Blowout Bar (Ends May 12)
May 11: Goodies from Fig & Willow and Jaffi’s (Ends May 13)

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We’d like to thank all of the wonderful businesses who donated items for our giveaways. We are truly blown away by your generosity and support, and are so happy you’re a part of our community!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

XO,

Blakeley & Sasha

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