Mother's Day with the Dixon

Mother's Day will be here in a less than a week! If you are anything like me, you struggle to choose a gift to honor the person who went through a lot to bring you into the world and then raised you to be the person you are today. That's a a big amount of significance packed into a gift and one day a year. I think most moms really do believe it's the thought that counts. But, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because the Dixon has some pretty awesome gift ideas for the special women in your life!

For starters, gift memberships to the Dixon make great gifts for anyone on any occasion.  Mothers seem to enjoy art, beautiful events, and lovely garden strolls more than most. Research also shows that creativity and time spent in nature reduce stress and improve overall mental health. Not to mention, membership dollars go towards funding outreach programs like Colorcopia and Art to Grow. There are so many brownie points packed into this one...

Symphony in the Gardens is on Mother's Day this year! This really is a no-brainer. What do moms love more than spending time with the people they love in a beautiful setting while listening to Big Band Music? I really can't think of anything. Just make sure you pack some snacks and refreshments!

Next up are some fun things from 20twelve at the Dixon. Mother's Day falls in Spring, so it's a great time to gift some garden-y things.  Chantal Johnson has brought some really cute garden kits into the store that would make fun "happies" for mom. Pictured below are some herb kits and stylish bud vases.

There is also a cool and practical inflatable vase. You can bring your mom some flowers in a vase that takes up a lot less room than the traditional glass or crystal version. I don't know about your mom, but mine would certainly appreciate not having to find a place to store a big, breakable vase.

Chantal also has a wonderful assortment of perfumes, candles and lotions. My personal favorite (and the favorite of Joanna Gaines from "Fixer Upper") is the Tocca brand perfume in the "Stella" scent.

After you have purchased the gift membership, Symphony in the Gardens tickets, garden kits, and perfume, you're going to need a card.  There are some beautifully unique ones in the store that your mom is sure to love.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Memphis moms!

- Amanda Gutknecht, Dixon Communications Associate

Posted by Chantal Drake at 12:46 PM
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