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- Food, be it decadent sweets or a hearty steak, is a nearly foolproof gift option for Mother’s Day.
- In a stomach growl-inducing search, we found 28 food and drink gifts she’ll want to dig into immediately.
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- Browse all our Mother’s Day gift guides here to find budget-friendly, personalized, and unique gifts.
Cards and a beautiful bouquet of flowers will always make for good Mother’s Day gifts, but if you really want to make her break out into a grin this Mother’s Day, food is the not-so-secret secret to her heart.
We’ve personally taste-tested most of these food and drink gifts, and our satisfied stomachs can confirm they’re as delicious and indulgent as they look.
Here are 28 food and drink gifts for Mother’s Day 2021:
The Dominican and South Korean cultural backgrounds of husband-wife team Roger and Julia Choi Rodriguez shine through in this collection of carefully crafted bonbons. Flavors include Té Gengibre (Ginger Tea), Morir Soñando (Orange Creamsicle), Yuja (Yuzu), and Daanpaat (Sweet Red Bean). If your mom prefers bars to bonbons, we love the complex Vegan Matcha Oat bar.
Healthy and sustainably made EVOO
Pineapple Collab makes olive oil pretty enough to display. It’s 100% organic and grown in collaboration with olive miller Kathryn Tomajan.
A virtual coffee tasting session, with a complete kit of coffee and equipment
Go beyond a simple bag of beans and gift Mom a coffee tasting session along with it. Taught by a certified coffee cupper, the class will give her a fresh appreciation for coffee brewing. The kit comes with a bag of Bean & Bean’s Downtown Blend, a Mr. Clever Brewer, a box of filters, and a bonus steeped bag.
The oat milk dessert loved by New Yorkers
New York City’s latest dessert craze revolves around oat milk, more specifically, oat milk ice cream. The plant-based, dairy-free desserts are now available on Goldbelly, where you can pick from flavors like Cinnamon Apple Crisp and Mint Chocolate Cookie.
Responsibly sourced canned fish
In case you haven’t heard, tinned seafood is the delicacy you shouldn’t sleep on. Scout’s delicious “Seacuterie” spread includes Atlantic Canadian lobster, PEI mussels in a smoked paprika and fennel tomato sauce, and Ontario trout with dill, a memorable departure from the usual charcuterie board.
A library of super fresh spices
Occo sells tiny portions of organic, ethically sourced spices — just the right amount you need for the new recipe you want to try tonight. Depending on what your mom typically likes to cook, you can buy spices for specific recipes, like this themed collection of Caribbean-Creole dishes, or explore a particular spice family, like the cinnamon varieties above.
The mixes to make chocolate-y Mexican drinks
The bakery’s famous hot chocolate and Champurrado (a thick chocolate drink made with masa harina) draw visitors from all over Los Angeles. You and Mom can make both at home, with the help of a traditional Molinillo whisk. And, the bakery donates 1% of all sales to conservation efforts like butterfly habit conservation in Mexico.
A box of mini cupcakes
It’s pretty much impossible to eat just one of these bite-sized cupcakes, especially when they come in flavors like Midnight Munchies (it’s chocolate cake stuffed with dulce de leche and topped with a potato chip and pretzel brittle) and Sugar Cookie Dough. This limited-edition gift box also comes with a card for you to add a personalized message.
A box of craft beers she might not be able to find locally
We’re big fans of the fun variety that Tavour offers, from milkshake-inspired IPAs to strong sours. She’ll need to clear some fridge space for this one. Gift cards are also available if she’d prefer to build her own box.
An aperitif for Moms who don’t imbibe
Made from fruits and botanicals, this light and dry aperitif can be sipped on its own or mixed to create a refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail.
The internet’s favorite hot sauce
While many hot sauces are all heat and no flavor, Truff serves up condiments that are sweet, complex, and mouthwatering. These might just be the fanciest hot sauces your mom will ever receive.
A food delivery service that cuts down on prep work
Online healthy food startup Daily Harvest can feed her from breakfast to dinner with its bowls, bites, lattes, and smoothies. It even offers almond milk and “ice cream.” She’ll be able to fill her custom box with any nine items she wants. Prep is as easy as popping the bowl into a microwave or dumping the ingredients into a blender.
Cereal she won’t be able to stop snacking on
The favorite cereal flavors of childhoods past are back in less sugary, more nutritious, and just as delicious forms. The high-protein, gluten-free cereals from Magic Spoon leave healthy, boring “adult” brands in the dust and are perfect for the kid at heart who eats a big bowl of cereal for breakfast every day.
Tender, flavorful American Wagyu beef
The highly marbled, award-winning American Wagyu beef from Snake River Farms is drool-worthy. If you know anything about your mom, she’ll know exactly how to make these cuts shine.
A trio of fancy honey
This Brooklyn-based indie purveyor bestowed its gift of spicy, Meyer Lemon, and salted honeys to the world, and ice cream, cornbread, and even pizza have never tasted so good. Personally, I can’t imagine going back to regular honey after using this honey, which offers just the right amount of kick to bring out the flavors of your dish.
A Sugarfina and vodka gift set
Whether mom’s after a refreshing tropical cocktail or chewy gummies, you really can do no wrong here. Shop more ReserveBar x Sugarfina gift box options here.
Proof that Japan has the best snacks
Bokksu’s curations of creative Japanese snacks has delighted food lovers in countries all over the world. The snacks are sourced directly from artisan makers in Japan and each box revolves around a different theme each month. She’ll get to enjoy 20 to 25 snacks, along with a tea pairing, and learn about each product’s origin.
A gift box of her favorite candy
Chocolate covered this and that, green M&Ms, gold M&Ms, a 1950s vintage collection, a ’70s one — the list is endless. You just have to choose the size: snack ($35), economy ($50), family ($75), or candy crazy ($100) and call it a day.
Decadent, chocolate-covered strawberries
Shari’s Berries doesn’t settle for simple chocolate strawberries. It dips the fruit in a layer of white or milk chocolate, then tops on additional chocolate drizzle, ground coffee, and mini chocolate chips.
Jams and jellies to up her PB&J game
Conjuring memories of PB&J-making sessions and sunny picnics, this set of rich, gourmet jams and jellies is sure to be devoured quickly. She’ll get a whole array of flavors, from a bright apricot-orange to a multi-faceted cherry rosehip hibiscus.
Wine handpicked by sommeliers
Don’t know much about wine but still want to impress your mom? SommSelect takes care of the bottle picks and curation for you, so you can simply sit back and listen to her rave about her new favorite wine. The wine varieties in this collection hail from all over the world, from the Finger Lakes in New York to Swartland, South Africa.
A Murray’s Cheese gift box
Four of Murray’s cheeses (Engish cheddar, mini brie, gruyere, and manchego) paired with cherry preserves, sea salt, and olive oil crackers, and Marcona almonds.
A coffee subscription that takes her around the world
Experience the unique coffee of three different countries through an Atlas Coffee Club subscription. Whether she’s a whole bean, ground, light roast, or dark roast type of gal, she’ll get a cool world tour of coffee she’s never tried before.
A salt-tasting flight
Another underrated ingredient that can make a big difference is flavored salt. She’ll proudly display these salts — PureFlake, black pepper, black garlic, pino noir, habanero, and rosemary — in the included wooden stand and receive suggested pairings for each salt. After sampling this diverse array, she can order the full size online.
Cookies and pie from Milk Bar
For the biggest cheerleader in your life, this combo pack features two of Milk Bar’s greatest hits: chewy cookies and the famously rich and gooey Milk Bar pie.
A matcha-ceremony set
Matcha is about the ritual of preparation as much as it is about the flavor and antioxidant benefits. This set contains all the tools and instructions she needs to make a cup of matcha at home — no more overpaying at the trendy shop in the city.
The healthy-eating program she’s been wanting to try
The Sakara Life clean eating program is all the buzz in the health and fitness worlds, but does it really live up to the hype? Give Mom an opportunity to see for herself by gifting a one-week trial. It’s not cheap, but the meals are made from fresh and organic ingredients, taste great, and will be delivered right to her door.
Baked goods that are hard to get right
Pastries like muffins and brownies usually get all the glory. Seven Sisters Scones, however, focuses exclusively on the humble scone, and does it justice. Often maligned for being dry and crumbly, the scones from this Georgia-based bakery come in a variety of sweet and savory flavors to enjoy for breakfast or with a warm beverage.