We love giving Mother’s Day food gifts — probably because we love receiving Mother’s Day food gifts! (And yes, that’s a massive hint. Just so we’re clear, family members.) So we’ve put together this gift guide of wonderful gourmet food gifts for Mother’s Day, many from indie companies and small purveyors.
We’ve got you covered in every price range, for nearly every kind of mom.
Well. . .except for the mom who’d prefer that you make her a food gift yourself. In which case…oh wait: We have that covered for you too! –Liz and Christina
15 of our favorite Mother’s Day food gifts, for every kind of mom
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This post has been updated for 2022
A food gift for the mom who looooves her chocolate
Artisanal BonBon box
$28+, Stick With Me Sweets
These are still among the most incredible chocolates we’ve ever tried — and easily among the most gorgeous. If aesthetics matter as much as flavor, this mix of bonbons packaged in a gorgeous faux book box is a winning Mother’s Day food gift.
A food gift for the mom who loves making (and eating) brunch
Mother’s Day Brunch Spice Kit
$24.99, Raw Spice Bar
These three spice blends are ready to help her whip up a batch of Lebküchen waffles, candied bacon, and a “Back For Seconds” frittata . .unless you want to be the best and offer to make brunch for her as well! (note: comes in an easy-to-wrap gift box though we love this photo which turns it all into a bouquet!
A food gift for the mom who misses the tropics
Taste the Tropics Fruit Box
$99, Tropical Fruit Box
If she hasn’t been able to travel in a while, bring the tropics to mom with a big 16-pound box of delicious tropical fruit from this women-powered small business. Includes dragon fruit, apple bananas, longans, blood oranges, and more.
A food gift for the sweet mom with an even sweeter tooth
Gourmet Rice Krispie treats
$99.95,Treat House at Goldbelly
Whoa: These aren’t your back-of-the-box cereal bars. . .Treat House’s huge box of beautifully decorated treats come in flavors like caramel sea salt, vanilla bean, and chocolate raspberry. Plus, there’s plenty to share. . . if she chooses. Hey, it’s her day!
A food gift for the mom who deserves a gift that keeps on giving
Salt & Straw Ice Cream Pint Delivery Club
$65/month, Salt & Straw
We are obsessed with the seasonal pint delivery club from these cult-favorite Portland ice cream makers. Heck, sign her up for a whole year if you can. I’m sure she’ll find some way to finish them all, right?
A food gift for the mom who supports other women all she can
Mother’s Day cheese and treats
$125, Cowgirl Creamery
You may be wondering: What makes this specifically a “Mother’s Day” collection? Turns out, each of the cheeses and other treats are made exclusively by women cheesemakers and artisans across the USA. Fantastic! And yummy!
A food gift for the Anglophile mom who can’t get enough of all things royal
Fortnum & Mason Mini Huntsman Hamper
She’s the queen of the family, right? Treat her with this beautifully made Mini Huntsman Hamper filled with British teatime goodies, or go fully royal with the jam-packed Breakfast Hamper. Coming from the Queen’s favorite grocer, we think mom deserves to feel a little fancy too on her special day.
A food gift for the mom who needs her morning coffee, stat
$16.95, Colectivo Coffee Roasters
There’s no question who this coffee is for, but even better is who it helps: Colectivo’s Mom’s Coffee is produced by an association of women producers in Colombia that came together over 10 years ago to provide meaningful opportunities for women in the area. Such a great gift that supports other women.
A food gift for the mom with hot sauce in her bag
Hot sauce flavor pack trio
$30, Hot N Saucy
Some mamas like it hot, and this trio from Harlem’s Black-owned, women-owned Hot N Saucy will make her sweat in the best possible way. And, by the way, the tote bag is pretty awesome if you want to add that to your order.
A food gift for the mom who’s always giving back
Happy Mother’s Day sparkling wine
$49, OneHope Wine
Every purchase from Cool Mom Eats favorite OneHope Wines supports truly wonderful causes, from global health care, to shelter animal support, to meals for children in need. And their bubbly and tasty Mother’s Day sparkling wine continues their long tradition of giving back while also giving you an excellent reason to toast mama all day long.
A food gift for the mom who’s more babka than bonbon
Zabar’s Sweet Nosh Babka and Rugelach Gift Basket
Sweetie! Bubala! We’ve got your favorite mom or grandma covered with a little nosh from — where else? — Zabar’s. P.S .Would it kill you to call her once in a while?
A food gift for the mother-in-law you really, really want to impress
Garden Party box of treats
$160+, Manhattan Fruitier
With its beautiful I Love Mom sourdough boule–which you can buy on its own, too–this incredible box of treats should win over any mom. Add in the optional dozen roses (+$70) to really knock her socks off.
A food gift for the mom who loves to shop small
Yum to Mama tasting box
(link takes you to home page; click on “Gifts” to find this and other gifts)
$65, Mouth Foods
While nearly all of the food gifts here are from smaller brands and indie food makers, this is a perfect sampler too introduce her to more new labels she’ll love. She’ll sink her teeth into orange pistachio shortbread cookies, raspberry rhubarb goat milk caramels, as well as small-batch macaroons, popcorn, and dried fruit jerky. . . lots of tasty options!
A food gift for the mom who needs to be reminded of how awesome she is. (Yes, that’s all of us, too.)
You are Awesome caramel box
$13+, Good Karmal
Literally, a Mother’s Day food gift that tells her how awesome she is? Perfection. A terrific gift under $20; don’t miss the other terrific boxes, like the tongue-in-cheek (we hope) Best Evil Stepmother Ever box.
A food gift for the mom who’s a little bit rock n roll
Heart tattoo cookies
$24/6, PF Confections
She probably doesn’t need the kids to get a real one for her. Yet.