If your home is your castle, your garden is the moat that protects the castle from ne'er-do-well Viking invaders and roving packs of feral house painters. Today's Groupon ensures ease of outdoor ornamentation: for $20, you get $40 worth of garden goodies at Gabriel's Garden. Readers of Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden magazine voted the Brentwood gift shop first in the Little Known Store category in 2009.
Gabriel's Garden's beauteous bounty of home- and garden-oriented gifts can match your last-minute Mother's Day, or first-minute Earth Day 2011, shopping needs. Stock up on scented goodies such as the eye-catching Vance Kitira pillar candles (from $4.95) or the shea-butter-enriched Pre de Provence soaps ($1.50–$7.95) available in more than 30 fragrances—none of which, thankfully, are "Uncle Leroy's cigars" or "junior-high locker room." For long-term garden glory, plant a batch of Kalalou Botanical's recycled foam stems ($9.95–$27.95), or invite the animal kingdom into your home without even cracking a window with the pale-yellow bee charmer dishes ($2.95–$59.95) with adorable bumbling bee patterns.
Nothing short of actually saying "I love you" says "I love you" like a hand-selected gift for the home and garden. So if your recent career change from surgeon to freelance pearl-diver has left Mom frownful and forlorn, venture down to Gabriel's Gardens for a Mother's Day gift as long-lasting and eye-catching as last year's gift of carving her face into Mt. Rushmore.
Gabriel's Garden won first place in the Little Known Store category in Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden 2009 Readers Favorite Awards.