We know the scenario. We’ve been there. It’s now like T-minus four days until Mother’s Day, and you still haven’t bought or sent a gift for mom/wifey/sister-in-law/daughter. Don’t sweat it. You can’t go wrong with any of these 5 last minute Mother’s Day gifts, which we selected from many, many options to give you maximum thoughtfulness points for those who are buying for food– and drink-obsessed moms.
Yes, the heart-shaped box is a bit Valentines Day for us, but who cares what the box looks like when it’s filled with decadent milk or dark chocolate bark that’s studded with pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, and dried cherries.
This is the rough and tumble memoir from New York City chef Gabrielle Hamilton. Don’t expect sweet tales of a daughter who grew up baking cakes side-by-side with her mother. Do expect the story of woman, chef, and mother who sounds like she would have probably been better suited to play in a punk band.
We don’t know anyone (male or female) who doesn’t appreciate an item from Le Creuset. This honey pot with silicone dipper and a jar of Savannah Bee Company Tea Honey is perfect for a mom who enjoys an afternoon cup of tea.
*note: we link to Bloomingdale’s, which says the item is in stock and ships within five business days, but call customer service at 1-800-777-0000 before trying to sneak this in before Sunday.
Nespresso Pixie, $249
Does the mom in your life complain about her coffee maker or her inability to properly brew a cup at a home? We’ve heard it all and that’s why we’re picking up this foolproof, sleek, single-cup brewer. It makes perfect espresso and lungo coffee every single time, and it’s available in six colors.
Zingerman’s BAKE!-cation Weekend, $500 (travel and hotel not included)
So you’ve got a serious cook or baker to shop for…no problem. Sign her up for a weekend workshop in pastry or bread making at the venerable Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bonus: She’ll bring home samples of every technique she learns.
What gift did you get or are you getting for that mom in your life? Let us know in the comments.