Every year Mother’s Day seems to sneak up on us, so if you’re still searching for that perfect last minute gift, you’re not alone! Mother’s Day is a chance to show our appreciation for everything our moms have done for us, which can put pressure on picking out a gift that does it justice. To help, we’ve put together a list of Tennessee-made gifts from across the state that any mom would be happy to unwrap.
Whether your mom is into fashion, beauty, relaxing or cooking, we’ve got a gift that she will love. From cookies made in the Smoky Mountains to handmade soaps in Memphis, Tennessee is full of unique gifts that will show your mom just how much she means to you.
1. Personalized Leather Tote
FashionABLE, Nashville, TN
ABLE’s mission is to create go-to wardrobe pieces that empower the women who wear them and the women who make them. The company has partnerships in Ethiopia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Portugal and Nashville, Tennessee. Your purchase will not only make the day of a special woman in your life, but also support many more around the globe.
2. Eco-Friendly Soy Candles
FUL Candles, Friendsville, TN
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This small-batch, women-owned candle company in East Tennessee chose the name FUL Candles because they believe life is FUL of little moments to take in, acknowledge and appreciate. Their hope is that whenever you catch a scent of one of their candles or see the words: GRATEFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BLISSFUL or POWERFUL on the label, you’ll be reminded that you are all of those things.
3. Buff’s 5 Best Soaps
Buff City Soap, Various Locations throughout Tennessee
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Buff City Soap handcrafts products daily that are free of harsh chemicals, detergents and animal fats and full of nourishing, plant-based goodness. Shop online or stop by your local soap makerie to pick up a gift all mothers will love.
4. Box of Designer Chocolates
Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Memphis, TN
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Phillip Ashley Rix is one of the world’s preeminent chefs and designers of luxury chocolate. Phillip Ashley Chocolates was established with the desire to design and develop the finest, most unique chocolate experience. Send mom the gift of designer chocolate that is both visually stunning and breathtakingly decadent on her special day.
5. Blackberry Farm Cookbooks
Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
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Blackberry Farm is a luxurious resort of breathtaking scenery and pleasurable pastimes situated on 4,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Bring a taste of their decadent cuisine into any kitchen with their cookbook set, available in their online store, along with a variety of other unique products.
6. Slide-On Mariella Mules
NISOLO, Nashville, TN
NISOLO envisions a fashion industry that values people and the planet just as much as the end consumer. The company makes it easy to buy intentionally designed, ethically-made goods at a fair price. They specialize in leather shoes, bags and accessories.
7. Moonshine Cookies
Moonshine Mountain Cookies, Knoxville, TN
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These delicious gourmet cookies are handcrafted in small batches using only the finest ingredients. Some of their special recipes even include a splash of original Tennessee moonshine, resulting in a special taste you can’t find anywhere else.
8. Caldera Earrings
Freshie & Zero, Nashville, TN
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Freshie & Zero has been making delicately feminine, modern jewelry with love and a hammer since 2006. Find that special gift online or in their flagship store located in downtown Nashville.