It’s been a rough year, that much we can agree. While we thank the essential workers and first responders for their tireless and brave efforts, shouldn’t someone else be in that group? Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to put a smile on her face than with some elevated and innovative gifts? From kitchen gadgets and wine tumblers to sweet sips and sushi, spoil the one who is always there for you, day in and day out.
For the mom who is just trying to enjoy some alone time but keeps being pulled away from her Pinot Grigio over ice, enter the BrüMate Winesulator and Tumblers. The perfect gift for wine lovers, these insulated vino dispensers maintain your desired wine temperature for 24 hours. The bottle — which holds an entire bottle of wine — and tumblers are perfect for the beach, a picnic, or camping. Available in 21 different colors and patterns, the set also includes a funnel for easy transfer, ensuring that not a single drop of Chardonnay or Chianti goes to waste.
Looking to get mom something sweet? Elevate her tastebuds with gourmet artisan chocolates from Norman Love Confections. Inspired by international flavors, not only are these little morsels visually stunning, but they are beyond delectable. Passionfruit Truffle and Tahitian Caramel will send mom to the islands while Peanut Butter Marshmallow and Cookies ‘N’ Cream will bring out her inner child. These colorful jewels will give new meaning to gifting a simple box of chocolates. Chocolates can be purchased by customized or signature boxes ranging from five to 50 pieces.
Whether she starts the day with a cuppa or sips on sleepytime tea before bed, Tea Forté feels like a warm hug. The brand’s limited-edition Jardin Collection, created in partnership with The New York Botanical Garden, is the perfect gift to help mom welcome spring. The pretty pink gift box features exquisite botanical illustrations from artist and botanist Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Not only will you brighten mom’s cupboard, but a percentage of sales from the collection will support the Garden’s work in conservation and education. The gift set (also available on Amazon) includes one limited-edition Mini Petite Presentation Box with 10 infusers and five blends of chamomile citron, chocolate rose, green mango peach, strawberry hibiscus, and vanilla pear; a limited-edition pink porcelain 8 oz. Café Cup with lid; and a pink tea tray with a gold monogram.
Whether she’s an ace in the kitchen or enjoys learning new things, making pasta from scratch is sure to be something mom (and the whole family) will enjoy. The Eppicotispai Pasta Starter set is the perfect gift for pasta lovers and includes everything you need to make the beginnings of a delicious carbonara, gnocchi, or spaghetti. Inside, you’ll find a cylindrical rolling pin, spaghetti and fettuccine cutter rolling pins, curved pastry wheel, dent cutter, collapsible pasta drying rack, gnocchi and garganelli ridger, stainless steel spaghetti tongs, spaghetti measure and instruction booklet.
Does your mom love the art of the cocktail, but needs a little bar cart boost? Check out the Mother’s Day box from On The House Gifts. Included is a Bombay Sapphire Gin; St Germain Elderflower Liqueur; Mionetto Champagne Rosé; a cocktail shaker and a recipe card. And, On The House has a variety of other boxes, from Bar Basics to non-alcoholic options for moms who love a mocktail.
Mother’s Day is one of the best reasons for mom to treat herself a little. And now, you can keep that feeling going with a subscription to the Pint Club from Jeni’s Splendid. Grab a three, six or 12-month subscription that includes four pints of this delectable dessert. The first box also features a welcome letter with the ice cream delivery dates, and a set of our favorite ice cream spades or ice cream scoop. How sweet it is!
You can bake a cake as beautiful as mom, or gift her one instead. Renowned for its exquisitely intricate and detailed bundt pans, Nordic Ware is the perfect brand for moms who love to bake. The brand is currently celebrating 75 years, and its lineup of bakeware and special collections is one to marvel at. From holiday-themed and florals to geometric and classic designs, there’s a bundt for everyone.
Monthly subscriptions are the kind of gifts that just keep on giving. Who wouldn’t want that? For the mom who loves to travel and immerse herself in different cultures, she’ll be wowed by each box’s curated collection of goodies from around the world. Start her journey with the Countries box or Snacks box; the former delivers offerings to prep gourmet meals while the latter is all about treats to munch on. Made with authentic, natural, and high-quality ingredients, Try the World is the perfect gift to experience the world as it comes to your front door while we all wait for wanderlust to return.
If you’re thinking of a sweeter gift than ice cream but still gives that refreshing taste on a warm spring day, look no further than Mochidoki. The brand’s colorful 24-piece Signature Collection of mochi ice cream will transport mom right to the tropics, with flavors such as strawberry, vegan passionfruit, and coconut. Mochidoki also offers packs of must-try varieties like raspberry crunch, vegan lychee, and dark chocolate mochi. Whether she’s in the mood for an island vacation or a taste of something rich and luscious, there’s a flavor for every mood. Even better, each piece is perfectly proportioned to satisfy a craving. But when you’re biting into a cloud of deliciousness, you may want two, or three, or five.
HomeChef by MakiMaki
So, mom loves sushi? Go the extra mile and bring restaurant-quality sushi to her home with HomeChef, the DIY sushi-making kit from New York City’s innovative sushi restaurant MakiMaki. Shipped straight to your door, each kit comes with everything you need to prepare the perfect sushi dinner, including flash-frozen sashimi-grade fish, sushi rice, fresh produce, seasonings, a rolling mat, wasabi, soy sauce, and more, along with detailed instructions on how to execute. The flavor combinations are many for a fun and edible activity to enjoy with mom, from salmon, hamachi, and tuna to kanikama (crab meat) and bluefin toro.
If she really loves this special gift, treat her to another culinary tour of Japan with Tomokase, an in-home experience that sends a sushi chef, maitre d’, and the highest quality ingredients straight to your kitchen for a unique, five-star dining experience.