What did you buy for the mom in your life last year? Flowers? A card? How about switching it up this year and getting her something she can really sink her teeth into – one of these delicious, indulgent, edible Mother’s Day gifts.
You can still buy your mom, grandma, or stepmother the flowers and the card, but don’t be hurt if she digs right in to these delicacies first.
It might even make you Mom’s favorite. Try and let the other siblings down easy.
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The best macarons ever
Many consider the macarons from ‘lette the best in Los Angeles, and I have to agree. One look at these gorgeous, insanely delicious, handmade delicacies and you can see why. My go-to flavors are Colombian Coffee, Salted Caramel and Sicilian Pistachio if you need somewhere to start — but if you want to really a memorable edible Mother’s Day gift, order her the outrageous party tower of macarons that includes one of every flavor. ($13 and up, lettemacarons.com)
Flowers are lovely, but some of us would much rather have a bouquet we can eat. This Salami Bouquet from Olympia Provisions is perfect for the mom in your life who prefers meat to marigolds, the smell of pork to the scent of petunias. Plus, she doesn’t need to find a vase for these – just a wine glass to hold her salami-accompanying Malbec. And it’s on Oprah’s O! List pick — as well as a Cool Mom Eats pick, ahem — so you know it’s going to be one of mom’s favorite things, too. ($50-$85, Olympia Provisions website with free shipping
Yoku Moku Cookies from Japan
When I owned a business, I used to give these delicate, buttery, unbelievably delicious Yoku Moku cookies (also at top) to my clients every holiday season. Years later, I ran into one of those clients at a kid’s gym and the first thing she said to me was, “Those cookies! We used to fight over them every year!” Yes, they’re that good. Your mom will love this edible Mother’s Day gift. You will love them. Everyone will love them. And the best part is, they come in a gorgeous metal tin that she can keep forever. ($20 and up, Neiman Marcus. But hurry, they sell out quickly!)
Chocolates that the stars eat
If you want to make a mom feel like a movie star with an edible Mother’s Day gift, give her the chocolate that A-list celebrities can’t get enough of. John Kelly chocolates are decadent, hand-crafted, and have made their way into the coveted swag bags at the Oscars, making them a favorite of the likes of Mindy Kaling and Neil Patrick Harris. I was once gifted with a bar of the Dark Chocolate Truffle Fudge; after one bite, I thought I’d died and gone to chocolate heaven. ($48.25 for 12-piece signature box, John Kelly Chocolates)
Cheese on her doorstep every month
Because Mom’s going to need something to eat with her salami bouquet, NYC’s iconic cheesemonger, Murray’s cheese of the month includes a delivery of three cheeses for one month or the entire year. Each cheese is hand-picked by their talented in-house cheesemonger, and comes with a pamphlet describing the selection. Get ready for some spectacular cheese boards when you visit Mom — or at the very least, an excellent sandwich. ($75 from Murray’s Cheese.)
Shiny Glittery Sparkling Wine
You can’t have Mother’s Day without mimosas, and this California Brut Sparkling Wine Rainbow Glitter Edition from One Hope is one of our longtime favorite edible gifts because comes with an extra kick – the company makes a donation to a charity with each purchase. This lively sparkling wine, for example, helps fund a crisis helpline for LGBTQ youth, though there are others that support all kinds of causes. So toast mom on her special day and help a meaningful cause at the same time. ($59, One Hope Wine)
Happy Mother’s Day Candy Trunk
You may have seen these cute, acrylic boxes of candies at weddings and baby showers – they seem to be the current party favor of choice. I love Sugarfina for their aesthetic – everything from their packaging to their candies shaped like tiny roses or pretty Champagne-flavored gummy bears are as fun to look at they are to eat. And what mom wouldn’t love a big assortment of her faves that she could share with her kids and her grandkids? Put together your own Sugarfina “Happy Mother’s Day” Candy Trunk or gift box with everything from their adorable Ice Cream Cones to those best-selling (non-alcoholic) Champagne Bears. ($26 and up; $195 for this Candy Trunk, Sugarfina)
A purse filled with chocolate
This pink purse filled with chocolate from Sucre is the perfect complement to any Mother’s Day outfit — whether she loves pink, or is an all-black-and-dark-glasses kind of a mom. You can choose from up to six of the outrageous artisan flavors like Bananas Foster, Hazelnut Cream and Raspberry Cheesecake to put together a box of her faves. And hey, if you’re really splurging, go ahead and get her a real handbag too and call yourself best kid ever. ($10-15, Sucre)
Your own personally curated gourmet food box
Our friends at mouth.com are now offering a totally, 100% customizable gourmet food box that’s perfect for the mom with incredibly specific tastes. Choose your price, your choice of food or booze, and any dietary restrictions — from “no soy” to “nothing too unusual” — then get started! They have an unbelievable assortment of goodies from indie purveyors, from hot sauces and seasonings, to craft bourbons, savory and spicy snacks, baked goods, and of course, chocolate. You can even add a pretty tote and handwritten note before you send it off. (Prices vary, mouth.com)