With Mother's day just around the corner, it's a cause for a celebration and a moment of reflection in the midst of what have been difficult days for many around the globe.
With that in mind we've put together a shortlist of the best food gifts for Mother's day from online chocolate deliveries and classes to prep boxes, tech, books and unique ideas. What ever you pick they'll let your mother know you're thinking of her and keep you in the good books for another year, even if you can't celebrate together on the day this year.
Mother's Day Food Gifts
Mother's Day Chocolate
Who doesn’t love a Mother’s Day chocolate delivery, especially when it comes in a fancy package? With so many options to choose from, chocolate is the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
If dark chocolate is her thing, then Chocopolis’s ‘Around The World In Chocolate’ gift trunk assembles 18 small-batch bars from some of the best artisanal chocolatiers on the planet. The gift includes a bag of Good King Cacao “Harmony” snacking cacao from Honduras, and ten tasting placemats, all in a delightful trunk that doubles up as a classy chocolate cellar.
Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami has a range of exclusive Mother’s Day chocolate gifts to guarantee a happy Mother’s Day. From the Mini Chocolate Cake or the extravagant Mother’s Day Gourmand Box, replete with assorted bonbons, chocolate flowers and Venezuelan baking chocolate, there’s an irresistible option for every budget.
If your mom can’t live in a house of chocolate, a Mother’s Day chocolate delivery from La Maison Du Chocolat is the next best thing. Their heart-shaped gift boxes are overflowing with choice dark and milk chocolates, but if you really want to make her smile, the ganaches and praline chocolates of the Coffret Maison Assorted 63 Pieces will put her in chocolate heaven until at least the day after Mother’s Day.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Nothing says "we appreciate you" quite like decadent chocolate-covered strawberries for Mother's Day! Have a go at making your own delicious elegant strawberries and boxing them up.
Or, go all out and get triple dipped strawberries shipped straight to her door with Shari's Berries Dipped Cheesecake Trio & Full Dozen Fancy Strawberries topped off with additional chocolate swizzles, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Food Delivery Box
If your mother has been chalking the days off on the wall during the lockdown, she might have got tired of home cooking. Why not inject some excitement and intrigue into dinner with a Michelin starred delivery or an exciting box of chef-selected ingredients. There are plenty of options to be explored across the US, here are just three;
Crenn Kit, San Francisco
Three Michelin starred chef Dominique Crenn is doing plant-based Crenn boxes for pick up in San Francisco.
Blue Hill Farm at Stone Barns, New York
Leave your mother in the capable hands of Dan Barber and his team are drawing on their select supply chain of suppliers in New York.
If your mother lives in Chicago, this could be the one dinner in she remembers! Grant Achatz and his team are doing dinner to go.
Alternative Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Tread carefully with this one, but if your mother loves cooking and wants to advance her skill and technique, a little encouragement never hurt. Try enrolling her in online masterclasses with the expert likes of Thomas Keller or Dominique Ansel and enjoy the rewards of her newly honed skills.
Fruit for Mother's Day
Why not go to town with a decadent fruit basked delivered for mother's day.
Brighten up your mum’s Mother’s Day with the ultimate Mother’s Day Fruit bouquet. This Mother’s Day sweet idea will keep you in the good books for the whole year. The selection in this Mother’s Day fruit basket can include delicious tropical treats such as Asian Pears, Blood Oranges, Feijoas, Kiwis, Kumquats, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Sapotes, Tamarillos, Lychees, Passion Fruit, Specialty Bananas, Strawberry Papayas, Cherimoyas, Baby Pineapples, Pepino Melons, Mangoes, Starfruit, or Coconuts.
Build your own gift basket for your mum on Mother's Day with a selection from wine, Champagne, beer, Liquor, gourmet foods, cheese and flowers. Of course the all-important chocolate covered strawberries can be found here to not disappoint. If you're feeling extra generous you can upgrade your bottle of Champagne to something more special, and why wouldn't you?
Forget a bouquet of flowers and why not say it with salami instead! For those cold cut loving mothers out there try this gourmet salami arrangement wrapped up in a festive, ribbon-tied arrangement. Choose from a three- or six-sausages.
Additional Mother's Food Gifts
Keep your mother sweet with sought after raw manuka honey, known for its healing qualities. With people probably more conscious about their health more than ever, this perfect opportunity to look after mum!
Smile and say cheese with this incredible Italian cheese fresh from the hills of Puglia in southern Italy.
For the eco-warrior mother, forget freshly cut flowers and go for roots and shoots by adopting an olive tree, also in Puglia!
Cooking with spices is one of life's pleasures, but building up that complete spice rack often gets overlooked. Try setting your mother up with an 18-tin starter pack and she'll be sorted.
For coffee fanatics why not take your mother on a coffee journey around the globe with a coffee subscription. In each shipment, she'll discover new flavors from the diverse coffee-growing regions of South America, to the distinctive offerings of East Africa all from the comfort of home.
Mother's Day Kitchen Tech Gifts
For the Mother's day flex that also equals months of great baked goods in return try a classic Kitchen Aid artisan mixer. If you're quick there are some great online deals to be had for this classic piece of kit.
What do you get the mother who has it all? How about the all singing all dancing thermomix, and home cooking will reach a whole new level.
Mother's Day Cooking Book Gifts
If baking is a passion, try this book with a difference. It's written by women for women (though not exclusively) and celebrates women stories through bakes!
The self taught Slovenian chef gives an honest portrayal of her life, love and loss centered on her family run Hisa Franko restaurant set in the seductive Slovenian mountains with plenty of unusual food ideas and recipes thrown in for good measure.