The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Foodie Moms

Finding a food-obsessed mom the perfect present is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. So we're helping you out this Mother’s Day by tracking down 14 gifts any gourmand mama will love.

Marionberry Vodka

Wild Roots Spirits, $18.99 to $29.99 on Drizly

All of the flavor, none of the fuss of infusing. The royal purple vodka made with over a pound of Pacific Northwest marionberries—which lend a complex tartness and a wild sweetness—works well in the Cosmo or Mojito your mom earned for putting up with you for a lifetime.

Bouquet of Honey

Bee Raw, $72

Show the queen bee in your life that you think she’s the sweetest. The buzzy gift set includes a quartet of wildflower honeys, seeds of flowers that will attract pollinators and beneficial bugs to her garden and a hand carved honey dipper.

Cold Brew Bottle

Blue Bottle Coffee/Hario, $35

Waking up to deal with the kids is a lot easier when there’s cold brew ready. This elegant, eye-catching bottle makes the process super simple. Just add ground coffee and water and let it sit for eight hours in the refrigerator.

Goat's Milk Caramels

Big Picture Farm, $24

These chewy caramels melt in the mouth, leaving their rich, memorable flavors lingering on the palate—from raspberry rhubarb and cider honey to brown butter bourbon and chocolate mint. The perfect pick-me-up or little indulgence, and if you’re lucky, mom will share.
(Photo by Rocky Luten for Food52.)

Brass Grow-Anywhere Growhouse

Food52, $150

Now moms can add freshly harvested herbs, microgreens or edible flowers to their cooking, even in the depths of winter. The attractive micro-greenhouse with a rustic chic aesthetic fits into any kitchen.

Radish Tea Towel

CometCloth, $24

This towel is totally rad. The 100 percent cotton cloth features a cheery pic by award winning food photographer Renée Comet, whose work has appeared in countless cookbooks and publications—and even on U.S. postage stamps.

Trio of Aged Balsamics

il Buco, $150

These vintage vinegars go above and beyond the average pantry staples. Bright and bold, the six-year aged varietal works well in salad dressing, while the 10-year-old is sweet enough for a sundae and the eldest can be enjoyed alone as a digestif.

Brunch in a Box

HelloFresh, $72 to $128

Don’t settle for serving cereal and OJ—give mom the blue-ribbon brunch she deserves. The kit (for four or eight) includes everything you need to make her spring asparagus strata, tropical citrus salad, cinnamon rolls and mimosas. Bonus: there’s a Mother’s Day card included in case you forgot to pick one up.

Chef's Knife

Made In, $89

The nitrogen treated blade stays sharp longer and is corrosion resistant, while the cheery apple-red handle will make mom smile—even if she’s crying from chopping onions (or dealing with you). There’s even a band-aid included in case her knife skills aren’t as good as her intentions.

Limited-Edition Copper Clad Stand Mixer

KitchenAid, $749.99

This is the gift that gives back. Buy the gleaming gadget for a passionate pastry pro and she’s sure to turn out beautiful baked goods. The seven-quart bowl ensures big batches, so there will always be something for you to savor.

Countertop Over-Fired Broiler

Otto Wilde, $1,195

Grilling isn’t just the domain of dads. Moms will love this high-powered broiler, which cranks up to 1500°F in just three minutes to turn out steakhouse-level cuts of beef, Instagram-worthy pizzas with char-bubble dotted crusts and fish fillets with crackly skins.

Classic Cocktail Syrup Set

Pratt Standard, $32.99

At the end of a long day, momma needs a drink (or two). These handcrafted mixers—demerara-rich simple syrup, pomegranate-based sweetly tart grenadine and tonic redolent with cinnamon and clove—give her the leeway to make whatever classic cocktails strike her fancy.

Black Truffle Salt

Selezione Tarufi, $21.95 on World Spice Merchants

Don’t trust any truffle salt that doesn’t include a percentage on the label. This 10 percent black truffle varietal is an extravagant flavor booster, adding a dash of decadence to eggs, pasta, popcorn or whatever else your mother wants to luxe up.

Tote Full of Chocolates

Burdick Chocolate, $78

Bees and elephants and mice, oh my! Each of these darling chocolate creatures is made completely by hand without using any molds. The sweet menagerie is complemented by a flurry of truffles and bonbons bursting with fruit and floral flavors, like rose hip tea, limoncello and blood orange.

Photos courtesy of respective product companies unless otherwise stated.

This article written by Nevin Martell first appeared on the MICHELIN Guide digital platform. View the original here

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