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Gift Guide: Her Day, Her Way

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Gift Guide: Her Day, Her Way

Katie Howerton


This piece was originally published in the April-July 2019 issue of our journalVol. 5, Issue 1: Women of West TN.


Don’t find yourself empty-handed this Mother’s Day! Jackson has dozens of excellent local shops to explore, many of which are run by women. If you’re stumped on what Mom would truly appreciate this year, check out this gift guide for ten one-of-a-kind ideas from female-run businesses we have featured in our journal and on our blog.


Erin Rae Putting On Airs Album | $10

If your mom’s a fan of folk/singer-songwriter, check out Jackson native Erin Rae’s latest album for some thoughtful and quiet tunes. | Available online and wherever music is sold. Read more about Erin in Vol. 4, Issue 2: Sensations and on our blog.

Wakeema’s Honey Rinse we suggest: Logan’s Lake Honey

If Mom’s been looking natural hair care, try honey—it’s Wakeema Hollis’ fave! Just mix one tablespoon raw honey into three cups warm water and pour over your hair after shampooing. Massage into scalp and let sit for a minute before rinsing off. Plus, Logan’s Lake is local and available at Kroger! | Read more about Wakeema in Vol. 5, Issue 1: Women of West TN.

Whoa! Susannah Can’t make this stuff up! book | $12

If there’s anyone who can empathize with the odds and ends of motherhood, it’s Susannah B. Lewis, and her new book is the perfect read for a good laugh and a lot of wisdom. | Available online and wherever books are sold. Read more about Susannah in Vol. 5, Issue 1: Women of West TN.

Wisdom House hand knotted vintage rug | $95

Beth Wilson has all the style Mom could want for the house, so make sure to keep an eye on her biweekly Facebook sales to snag vintage goodies like this. | Available at the Wisdom House booth at Carriage House Antique Market, located at 195 Carriage House Drive. Read more about Beth in Vol. 5, Issue 1: Women of West TN.

Studio 31 Salon Aramat Fragrance | $26

Studio 31 is a great spot for a spring haircut for Mom, but it’s also a great shopping spot for accessories and Tamara Reed’s very own fragrance, perfect to splash on before a night out. | Available in-store at 208 Cheyenne Dr, Suite C. Read more about Tamara on our blog.

Brick House Barbell Club one-month membership | $40

If Mom’s looking for more time outside the house but doesn’t care for a traditional gym, have her try out this mom-run, kid-friendly space, where your first week is always free! | Sign up in-person at 2273 North Highland Avenue, Suite D. Read more about Brick House on our blog.

Sonder Finery Co. cleo jumper | $44

You can never go wrong with a comfy and classy jumper, and the front clasp on this one makes it nursing-friendly! | Available online. Read more about Sonder Finery Co. in Vol. 5, Issue 1: Women of West TN.

Nell ’s Flower Box spring bouquet | starting at $30

Nell Huntspon is one of Jackson’s biggest inspirations for female entrepreneurs of color, and she’s bound to have just the right bouquet for Mom. | Available online and in-store at 351 North Royal Street. Read more about Nell on our blog.

Cari Griffith Photography mini portrait session | $175

Lord knows Mom loves photos but somehow never has any of herself! Cari Griffith’s thirty-minute mini sessions are perfect for busy families, especially since you get a digital gallery download and a print release. | Book your session online, and check out more of Cari’s photography on our blog.

Garner Blue Shop little seed farm products | $7-$26

Lisa Garner’s shop at theLOCAL has dozens of items we love, but these Tennessee-made facial products are our faves. Keep an ear out for details on her Mother’s Day wish list discount, too! | Available in-store at 202 West Lafayette Street. Read more about the shop on our blog.


Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Katie Howerton moved to Jackson in 2011 to study Graphic Design and Drawing at Union University. She discovered Our Jackson Home in January 2015 and used it as a guinea pig for her senior design project, creating the first issue of Our Jackson Home: The Magazine. After graduating she was given leadership over Our Jackson Home at theCO, where she now runs the blog, designs the magazine, and coordinates events. She lives with her husband Jordan and daughter November in Midtown and loves her community at City Fellowship Baptist Church.

Header image by Cari Griffith.