Gifts for Mom
Mother’s Day is May 9, 2021
If ever there was a year to spoil your mom on Mother’s Day, this is it! You may not be able to get together for Mother’s Day brunch or a blow-out dinner, so we got busy finding delicious, interesting and fun gift ideas for your mom that we’re pretty confident she’ll love. As of April 2021, we’re going to nudge you to order early because some shipping schedules are running a week slower than usual!
All of our gift picks have been independently chosen by Eat Gift Love. Some of the merchants mentioned here have an affiliate relationship with us which means at no cost to you we may be compensated if you choose to purchase products through our links.
Let’s Shop Mother’s Day Gifts!
Strawberry Shortcake. You know it would be on the dessert table at brunch, so you might as well bring the best of brunch to your mom. This springtime-only cake features buttery vanilla cake layers sandwiched with lightly sweet creme fraiche frosting, creamy-crunchy milk crumbs, and a brilliant punch of Tristar strawberry jam. Available in 6″ and 10″ rounds. It’s just the kind of festive surprise that will brighten mom’s day! Now shipping nationwide from MilkBar.
We Take the Cake, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
We can’t resist this bouquet of stunning buttercream cupcakes from We Take the Cake, Fort Lauderdale’s most legendary custom-cake shop frequented by celebrities and luxury caterers. We Take the Cake burst to national fame when their key lime bundt cake was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Ahhh, but their cupcakes! They took the ho-hum cupcake, typically topped with a swirl of frosting, and instead piped beautifully intricate buttercream flowers and then dared us not to fall in love.
Each order includes 8 cupcakes, 4 chocolate and 4 golden butter topped with vanilla buttercream. These irresistible cakes ship frozen so each cupcake arrives as beautiful as the day they were designed.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Chicago, Illinois
Vosges Haut-Chocolates are nothing short of stunning. Made by master chocolatier Katrina Markoff, your chocolates arrive in a gift box that makes the moment feel like an event. Vosges is famous for their exotic selection of dark or milk chocolate truffles infused with the exotic flavors of international spices, flowers, roots, herbs and liqueurs.
Or choose from an array of small-batch favorites that include Salted Caramels, Caramel Toffee, Caramel Marshmallows, or Organic Peanut Butter Bonbons. Either way, the gift presentation is going to be beautiful, and your mom will love them!
Sweet Gifts for Mom: Chocolates
Opening a box of Christopher Elbow’s signature truffles is like opening a box of edible jewels. Trust us, your mom will be wowed.
This assortment of gourmet artisan chocolates include rich, buttery caramels, and creamy ganaches infused with spices, fruits and exotic flavors. The dazzling collection arrives elegantly packaged in a custom white and brown box with a brown satin ribbon. Prices range from $10 (four piece assortment) $34 (16 piece assortment) to $90 (48 piece assortment). Remember us fondly when you soak up all the compliments.
Yes, this is the very same ice cream that caused a minor kerfluffle when Nancy Pelosi revealed her freezer was fully stocked with Jeni’s ice cream during our national “stay-at-home” orders. But no matter your party affiliation, everyone is in bi-partisan agreement that Jeni’s Splendid ice cream is divine. And she’s even added a Frosé Sorbet to her Mother’s day lineup. With shipping at just $12 this gift is a major treat!
Here’s a brilliant way to stock mom’s fridge with an excuse to have a wine and cheese party on her day, and many a day thereafter! Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese company is offering a taste of every cheese they sell. This gift pack will be enjoyed with wine and fresh fruit, the blues can be crumbled over salads or drizzled with honey, the Toma is ready to be the star of open-faced tomato and cheese melts, or added to a morning (or late night) plate of scrambled eggs. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese. Free Shipping!
Healthy Gifts for Mom
Paderno Vegetable Spiralizer
The Paderno tri-blade vegetable spiralizer has taken the kitchens of healthy eaters (and wanna be healthy eaters) by storm.
The Paderno World Cuisine vegetable spiralizer is an easy-to-use tool that transforms zucchini into spaghetti-shaped strands called “zoodles.” It can turn cucumbers into pretty ribbons, or you can spiral cut an apple for the fun of it. The options are endless.
The frame and three stainless steel blade plates are constructed of high-quality, impact-resistant ABS plastic that is BPA-free. Nope, there’s no need for an outlet connection or batteries.
Don’t get confused by other “newer” models. This tri-blade version is the one that gets all the praise from Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, House Beautiful, Oprah Magazine, Food Network, and received top reviews from Cook’s Illustrated. Available on Amazon.
Fresh Seafood Gifts
Yes, we know you may not be there for Mother’s Day brunch this year but if you send lobster tails from Maine, or Crab Cakes from Maryland, it’ll make the separation a little easier to bear! How about a delivery of lobster tails from Lobster Anywhere (free shipping!), or Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes from Cameron’s Seafood in Maryland.
Who couldn’t use a little calm right about now? Calm by Wellness uses organic hemp grown in Oregon, Colorado and Minnesota. With the perfect blend of broad spectrum hemp extract and peppermint essential oils, this tincture is formulated to give you the best tasting CBD oil on the market. Available in five refreshing flavors, this tincture is lab tested for potency, 30 servings per bottle, and offers a 30-day money back guarantee.
Though many claim they experience a calming effect with CBD oil, these claims, and those made by the manufacturers have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Nor are CBD products intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Fruit Infuser Water Pitcher
If your mom is a fan of fruit infuser water bottles, she’ll really enjoy the convenience of this water pitcher infuser.
The Primula “Flavor It” infusion pitcher is 3-in-1 system:
- A flavor infuser to add favorite fruits and herbs to your drinking water
- A tea infuser core to enjoy hot or cold brewed tea
- A chill core that will keep your Flavor-It pitcher cold without diluting your favorite drink
The BPA free Tritan™ pitcher was awarded the Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum for most innovative and cutting-edge product design. Available on Amazon.
Wildflower Honey Gift Sets
Imagine tasting Lancaster, Pennsylvania raw wildflower honey, infused with thyme and lemon zest, enrobing toasted walnuts.
Okay, now imagine your mom enjoying this sweet gift drizzled over toast, or fresh ricotta, or blue cheese. This is an affordable indulgence as beautiful as it is healthy and delicious. $16.50 for a 10.5 ounce jar. Honey gift sets available too at Bee Raw Honey. $16.
Stak Ceramic iPad Stand
Heather and Myles Geyman’s modern ceramic iPad stand for the kitchen keeps recipes in sight and must-have kitchen tools within reach. A convenient notch holds your tablet, saving counter space and putting a safe distance between your tech items and the occasional spill. Plus, it’s so pretty.
The white stoneware iPad stand or tablet holder is finished with a subtle speckled glaze. Handmade in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Available at UnCommon Goods, $60.
Join the Instant Pot Frenzy
Thanks to Instant Pot’s pressure cooking feature, dinners like roasts and ribs that would take all day to cook take only 30 to 45 minutes to be falling-off-the-bone, succulent and fork tender. Can you cook, say, frozen chicken you forgot to thaw? That’s child’s play. The Instant Pot has you covered.
We are steering you to the 7-in-1 version because it does absolutely everything you or your mom could want to do. Shop now on Amazon.
Gift ideas for the mom on the go
Everlane's "Angelina Jolie" Travel Shoe
Also known as The Boss Flat, this shoe is for the mom who is effortlessly chic but loves comfort, the Everlane Loafer, which Vogue has photographic evidence is Angelina Jolie's favorite shoe to wear when traveling (no kidding!), is perfect for when your mom is meeting you for Sunday brunch, or touring the cobbled streets of Europe.
Available in black, midnight blue, olive and camel, this Italian leather loafer style makes slipping these shoes on and off a breeze (perfect for airports!). Available via Everlane, $168.
Ugg Casual Sneaker & LL Bean Canvas Tote
Wanna win the prize for both clever and thoughtful? Then consider getting mom the perforated pink knit sneaker by Ugg, a casual slip-on that is as comfortable as a sneaker but more chic. It's another easy in-and-out for the airport security line.
Now pair that cute sneaker with the perfect canvas tote from LL Bean. The medium zip tote shown here in the color Peony is only $34.99 and you can get it monogrammed for free! I promise you, mom will think you hired a professional shopper, but nah, it was all you—wink, wink.
Gift ideas for the mom who plays it cool
Warby Parker Women's Regular & Prescription Sunglasses
Warby Parker is known for its try-at-home fashion forward and retro-chic eyeglass frames, but did you know they have gorgeous sunglasses too? Even better you can now order women’s prescription sunglasses!
Not sure of her style preference? Not a problem! Order up to five pairs to try at home for free. She’ll have five days to decide which style suits her best. She then simply returns the frames via pre-paid mail, and a new pair of her favorite sunglasses will be sent to her. Shipping is free both ways. Genius, right? Available at Warby Parker, starting at $95. Prescription sunglasses start at $175.
Gifts for moms who persists
She Persisted Coffee or Tea Mug
She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. This coffee or tea mug is the gift for the mom who will not stand down! And, while you’re at it, buy one for every woman you admire.
Available on Zazzle, $14.95.
A Gift for Tea Lovers
Tea Drops are organic teas that dissolve in your cup. Yes, you read that correctly. Tea Drops allow you to enjoy tea without the tea bag. Created by Sashee Chandra, tea drops are made with delicate spices and lightly sweetened with just a touch of organic cane sugar. They steep instantly, and give a fragrant and delicious moment of pause in your busy lifestyle.
Choose from Citrus Ginger, Sweet Peppermint, Rose Earl Grey, or Vanilla White Tea. Each box contains 10 servings, $10 per box. Also available in a wooden tea sampler box. Available via Amazon, $10.
Gifts for moms who loves nature
Created by artist Adam Frank, this modern little oil candle casts an enchanting shadow from a tiny, stainless steel tree. As the flame flickers, the shadow of the tree moves like a light breeze is rustling its branches.
The shadow’s intensity and size will be affected by additional light in the room — the darker the room, the better the results. Comes with two containers of odorless, clean-burning liquid wax that last 17 hours each. Available in five styles (from left to right): Pine, Magnolia, Nest, Cedar, and Bloom. Made in Brooklyn, $48.
Juniper Bonsai Tree
With a history stretching back to the 6th century, the beauty of the bonsai tree is the result of attention, patience and nurture—sounds a lot like the job description your mom has filled in raising you, no?
This captivating Rock Juniper Bonsai tree from Eastern Leaf enjoys 26 5-star customer ratings. It is a very hardy plant and perfect gift for anyone interested in the art of caring for bonsai trees, but it will take some attention to keep it in top shape. Humidity tray recommended to catch overflow during watering. From Eastern Leaf, $29.
Succulents are having a “moment.” Their popularity is well-deserved. Not only are they beautiful they are mysteriously low maintenance.
This thoughtful gift of beautiful succulents by Harry & David is grown in a reclaimed wooden planter. Nestled inside this stylish hexagon-shaped planter, is a wonderful variety of succulents in different shapes, colors, and sizes—all of which will flourish with the help of the easy care instructions that are included. This gift arrives with a decorative moss that can be removed upon arrival. Succulents may take up to two days to recover from shipping to reach their full health. For best results, follow the care instructions. Assortment of succulents may vary per order.
The genius of sending this succulent garden is that it can serve both as a holiday centerpiece and a year-long reminder of your good wishes and love.