A homemade card and flowers just don't cut it anymore. It's time to sharpen your gift-giving skills (and also spend less than most bouquets cost!). Show any food-obsessed mom some love, no matter what your budget is, with one of these 10 gifts ranging from $3 to $100. From dairy-free chocolate bonbons to a modern spice rack that will take her from regular mom to cool mom, she's going to seriously appreciate how much thought you put in this year. #favoritechild
A box of Russell Stover chocolates is
lazy fine, but this year you can show mom you have your sh*t together by sending her a box of COCOA V chocolates. Both gluten- and dairy-free, these little bites are so pretty your mom will want to keep them forever. But as soon as she takes a bite, the rest of the box won't last long.
If mom has been a recycling queen for years, she's going to love Bee's Wrap. These reusable food storage wraps, made with beeswax, organic cotton, jojoba oil, and tree resin, are the best-looking eco-friendly replacement for those plastic bags she hates to use. Make it extra special by wrapping the Bee’s Wrap around homemade cookies.
You go home so mom can cook for you, right? Well don’t let her use just any old oil and vin to dress her special salad. This hand-painted gift set fancies up the duo, so mom will feel like she's using souvenirs from Greece. (Maybe next year you can buy her an actual trip to Greece. She birthed you for crying out loud.)
What's better than homemade cookies to show mom you love her? Ones you don't have to actually bake. Malt Shop Cookies does the baking for you and lets you add a special touch with a customized bag or tin featuring a personalized photo and message. Don't risk burning mom's cookies when Malt Shop can guarantee a perfect batch.
If she loves hosting dinner parties but hates having to wash (and then iron) her fancy napkins after the fact, give mom a pack of these disposable napkins so cleanup is a breeze. These napkins look like you'd find them on a bistro table in Paris, so they'll add an elegant touch to the dinner table while being totally practical. The Kitchen Line Pack includes 50 single-use napkins packaged in cellophane wrap.
Your mom is too hip to still use the same spice rack she registered for 25 years ago. Bring a modern touch to her kitchen (and help her stay organized) with this Modular Magnetic Walnut Spice Rack. Choose from a set of three or five mini shelves that include empty glass jars that fit inside.(Starting at $42; food52.com)
Set mom up to host a summer fling in the backyard with this Patio Party Iced Tea Pitcher Set, which has everything she needs to make the best iced teas. The set comes with three tea infusions, including Coco Colada, Rainbow Sherbert, and Sour Watermelon. We think adding a bottle of rum would make it the ultimate gift.
If you can't get mom out of the soup kitchen (even on Mother's Day), she’ll appreciate this gift. FEED and Mouth put together a tote bag filled with small-batch sweets: X&O candies, dried cranberries and blueberries, Barely Sweet Berkshire granola, and a brownie. This one bag helps provide 25 school meals for children worldwide. Go ahead and buy one for yourself while you’re at it.($75; mouth.com)
A woman that loves good wine deserves good wine. With a Vinfluence wine subscription, she can enjoy handpicked bottles from boutique wineries that aren't often found in stores. And while she sips, she can sit back and relax, knowing that 20 percent of the proceeds are going to nonprofits making a difference. We love this idea as a "group gift," since the price can get up there depending on how many months you want to quench mom's thirst.