Our Best Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Food-Loving Mom
Even though we believe in celebrating Mom every day of the week, we adore Mother’s Day as it's an extra special time to shower her with love. Mothers who are true foodies—whether they're the ones trying a new restaurant every week, cooking from their favorite Martha Stewart cookbook, supporting local food makers, or always baking cookies—will love these food-centric gift picks.
Give her a gift she'll use every day, like the retro SMEG Electric Tea Kettle or Blue Bottle's Perfectly Ground Dripper Set. Or a gift that lasts for months: an ice cream pint club is a super sweet gift that keeps on giving—a total of sixteen unique pints of ice cream will be delivered to Mom throughout the year. For all-in-one food fun, she will love The "Best Gift Ever" Box from La Cocina, that contains more than half a dozen sweet and savory snacks, all from women food makers who started their small businesses at this San Francisco food incubator.
If her favorite place in the world is snuggled on the couch with a good book, mom will love our latest cookbook picks—Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day
Happiness Is Baking
by Maida Heatter. Heatter is an icon in the baking world and McKinnon an up-and-coming talent in food. Both of these new books feature comforting, family-friendly recipes that are easy to follow.Choose any of our gift ideas, all will show your Mom how much you appreciate her and indulge her, just what she deserves for a very delicious Mother's Day celebration.
Ice Cream Pint Club
Ohio-based ice cream maker Jeni's offers a subscription service that delivers four pints of their latest, greatest ice cream right to your door four times a year. Get Mom access to all kinds of inventive flavors that aren't available in the freezer section at the grocery store, like Sweet Cream Biscuits & Peach Jam, Lemon & Blueberries Parfait, and the new dairy-free Cold Brew with Coconut Cream.
Jeni's Ice Cream One-Year Subscription, $230, jenis.com
"Happiness Is Baking"
Happiness is not only baking cookies, but also sharing and eating your them with the ones you love says Maida Heatter, the much-loved baker and cookbook author. We couldn't agree more and think this is the perfect Mother's Day sentiment for the baker in your life. Haetter's latest book makes the sweetest gift.
Maida Heatter's Happiness Is Baking Cookbook, $18, amazon.com
Ayesha Curry Herb Planter
Give your mom the gift of fresh herbs on the window ledge. Biochar technology and organic plant-based soil guarantees mess-free indoor growing. This special set includes recipes from Ayesha Curry that utilize mom's new crop of fresh mint and basil.
Ayesha Curry Herb Planter, $20, backtotheroots.com
SMEG Retro Electric Tea Kettle
Extra-Virgin Chocolate Bars
Thomas Keller, the celebrated chef behind The French Laundry, teamed up with Armando Manni, the Tuscan king of olive oil, for these next-level chocolate bars (hence the name, K+M). Their production method preserves the antioxidants in cocoa beans and adds a touch of extra-virgin olive oil for a bonus boost. The result? A better-tasting, better-for-Mom treat!
Thomas Keller Sampler Gift Box, $50, kellermannichocolate.com
Perfectly Ground Dripper Set
Maman Je T'aime Tote
Sweets Gift Box
Mom will adore these sweet and savory snacks from La Cocina, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps low-income and immigrant women build their food businesses. The treats run the gamut from Sabores del Sur's alfajores, chocolate-covered dulce de leche sandwich cookies, to Rasoi's boondi, a popular West Indian street food made with fried chickpea flour.
La Cocina The "Best Gift Ever" Box, $35, la-cocina-sf-store.myshopify.com
Rose Wine Pack
American Cheese Society Award-Winning Cheeses
The #1 Mom deserves some blue-ribbon cheeses to match. This quintet recognized by the American Cheese Society is a perfect mix of top-shelf cheeses from all over the country and includes Harbison, a funky cow's milk cheese bound in bark that's one of our test kitchen's hands-down favorites.
American Cheese Society Winners Quintet, $80, saxelbycheese.com
"Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day"
As the title suggests, family is at the core of these vegetarian comfort food recipes from cook and food writer Hetty McKinnon. There are stories from families around the world as well as recipes, some passed down through generations of McKinnon's family and her own clever twists on staples like cacio e pepe and black bean soup. Mom is sure to love this deliciously warm book.
Hetty McKinnon's "Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day" Cookbook, $18, amazon.com
Raaka Chocolate Library Gift Box
Mom will fall in love with this unique set of organic vegan chocolates from Raaka that feature eight different flavors like green tea crunch, lemon coconut cream, and pink sea salt. The Brooklyn-based company uses unroasted cacoa beans for a brighter, bolder chocolate flavor. Say no more!
Raaka Chocolate Library Gift Box, $50, www.raaka.com