The Boutique BeatBy Danna Thompson

If you’re like me and find yourself searching for the perfect last minute gifts, here’s a few suggestions to save you from the panic:

Mint Julep in Buckhead is having a mother-daughter dress party on Thursday, May 6, from 6-9 p.m. Shop as a team and receive a special Lilly gift with purchase. (www.mintjulepga.com)

Love It and Leave It! at Sandpiper in Vinings. Receive 20% off everything in the store and leave your old clothing items in the dressing room to be donated to My Sister’s House, an organization that assists Moms in need. (www.shopsandpiper.com)

Stop in Natural Body Spa in Buckhead on Friday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for the Stella & Dot jewelry trunk show. (www.naturalbody.com)

Now thru Mother’s Day, say “My Mom’s the Best” when making any purchase of $20.00 or more at the Scarlet Tassel in Sandy Springs. You will receive a $5.00 Scarlet Tassel Gift Card toward your next purchase. (www.thescarlettassel.com)

Fox’s Designer off-price in Buckhead is hosting their Annual Mother’s Day Party on Saturday, May 8, with refreshments, shopping and fun. Festivities start at 10 a.m. (www.foxs.com)

At the Collective in Inman Park will have artists on-hand to help find that perfect gift for mom Friday, May 7, from 6-9 p.m. (www.atthecollective.com)

You can never go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and I highly recommend Twelve Boutique in Midtown. (www.twelveatlanta.net)

More Boutique News

No longer are the days of pregnant women being required to sacrifice fashion and style during the nine months of hormonal bliss. Celebrating two years of dressing many moms-to-be in Atlanta, Izzy Maternity in Buckhead is hosting a summer maternity fashion show on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. with a raffle and catering by Robeks. The raffle will feature gift certificates to fine dining, a stroller and other big-ticket items. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (www.izzymaternityclothes.com)

Meringue Boutique has become a staple after less than two years of calling Virginia Highlands home. Now you can shop the boutique you know and love 24-7 online at www.meringueclothing.com! Some of the new lines to look for online this spring are Emu, EcoSkin, Left Coast by Dolan, Joes Jeans, Smitten, and Lilla P. The newly launched website features a photo shoot with Jessica Schroeder of What I Wore displaying the latest spring trends. Meringue is offering free shipping on all orders over $150 and a 15% discount when you use the code ATLBTQ15.

If you have a child that loves to accessorize, Range Boutique in Buckhead will have a jewelry making camp June 21-26 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per day and depending on the day, projects range from bead stringing, making your own beads, working with leather, earrings and chain necklaces. Sabrina Davis opened Range Clothing Boutique in 2007 alongside Brina Beads offering beads, findings, tools, supplies and beaded gifts as well as designer and custom created jewelry. The Brina Beads side of the boutique is a colorful array of jewelry making fun with a spacious workspace, while the other side is filled with designer labels sure to please any fashionista. (www.brinabeads.com or www.rangeboutique.com)

Danna Thompson is the founder of AtlantaBoutiques.com, which provides shoppers, fashionistas, and trendsetters with up-to-date information on Atlanta Boutiques. We cover shop events, promotions and profile area boutiques. Contact Thompson atdanna@atlantaboutiques.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.