Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Food and Drink Gifts for Mom

April 28, 2020 Updated: May 7, 2020

Send Mom a little extra love this Mother’s Day, coming up on Sunday, May 10. Here are some food gift ideas to inspire you.

A Sophisticated Box of Chocolates 

Recchiuti Confections handcrafts rich, silky truffles in sophisticated flavors like jasmine tea, rose caramel, and milk chocolate gianduja. Such are among the treasures in the chocolatier’s best-selling 16-piece Black Box, which comes tied with a pretty lilac ribbon for Mother’s Day. $48 (use code SHOPSMALL for 15 percent off all confections for a limited time) at Recchiuti.com

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An Elevated Pantry Staple

Kosterina’s extra virgin olive oil is made from early harvest, cold-pressed Koroneiki olives sourced from southern Greece, rich in healthy polyphenols. Kosterina is offering customizable three-bottle and six-bottle Mezze Boxes you can fill with its original and flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars (from Modena, Italy); as well as a Mother’s Day gift set that includes three olive oils, three balsamics, and a new collection of olive oil-infused dark chocolate bars. $23.95 for a single 375-ml bottle of olive oil; starting at $67.50 for a custom 3-bottle box; $175 for the Mother’s Day Gift Set at Kosterina.com

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A Floral-Inspired Cuppa 

Tea Forté’s elegant Fleur collection, a collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), features five organic floral and fruity tea blends: Earl Grey, jasmine green, blueberry merlot, hibiscus blossom, and peach blossom. Vintage botanical illustrations, pulled from NYBG’s archives, adorn the packaging. Four percent of sales will support NYBG’s research, conservation, horticulture, and education efforts. $22 for a box of 10 tea infusers; $34 for a box of 20 infusers; $49 for a gift set of 10 infusers plus a porcelain cup and tea tray at TeaForte.com

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Garden-Fresh Aromatherapy 

Tomato and tarragon, Meyer lemon and spearmint, fennel and thyme—these aromatic pairings are not dish ingredients, but delightful candle scents, part of home fragrance company Apotheke’s new produce-inspired Market collection. Well, they’re both: Each hand-poured, soy wax candle is packaged with a recipe to match—think tomato tarragon soup, frozen mint Meyer lemonade, and shaved fennel salad. $38 at ApothekeCo.com

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(Courtesy of Apotheke)

Recipes From Baking Royalty

Two newly published recipe collections from the late Maida Heatter, aka the “Queen of Cakes,” would make a sweet gift for a mom who loves to bake. The recipes in “Cookies Are Magic” and “Chocolate Is Forever” are compiled from Heatter’s previously published books, and come with quirky illustrations. Pair with a box of home-baked sweets for extra brownie points. $28, available on Amazon

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(Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company)
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(Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company)