14 Great Mail-Order Gifts to Treat Mom on Mother’s Day
Mom always deserves a little pampering, but especially now. This Mother’s Day, give her what she really wants (aside from a few minutes of “me” time). We’re talking chic home accessories, virtual tasting classes and luxuries from some of the best hotels, restaurants and wineries around the country. Whether you’re able to celebrate together, or you’re sending your love from afar, we have something to make every mom’s day.
Virtual Chocolate Tasting
She’ll be a chocolate pro after this virtual tasting with one of our favorites, Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco. The class includes 5 single-origin bars, a tasting sheet and a one-hour class about how to taste and evaluate chocolate.
One-hour beginner class, $70/pp from dandelionchocolate.com
Ceramic French Press
We love this ceramic French coffee press from Yield Design. The copper handle and matte sand-colored exterior are a stylish way to elevate your morning cup.
Yield Design Coffee Press, $90 (usually $120) from needsupply.com
Custom Hotel Bathrobe
Bring Sonoma’s eternally chic MacArthur Place to Mom with this custom La Bottega Robe. Complete with an ultra-soft shawl collar and monogrammed pocket, you just need to add wine for a little at-home zen.
La Bottega Robe, $155 from macarthurplace.com
A Gift-Worthy Bottle
For something celebratory like Champagne, but more unique than your average bottle of bubbles, gift this 2016 Sparkling Chardonnay from Scribe in Sonoma. It’s made with 100% estate-grown grapes and in the Méthode Champenoise, meaning it has been fermented for a second time in the bottle. It has fine bubbles, a touch of salinity and aromas of sweet flowers, citrus, passion fruit and a touch of almond.
750ml bottle, $77 from scribewinery.com
Who says everyday glassware has to be boring? These tapered blush tumblers from Hawkins New York work for all occasions - use them for wine, summer spritzes or good ol’ ice water. Bonus: You can pop them in the dishwasher when you’re done.
Set of 6, $45 (usually $60) from needsupply.com
This three-piece set from Australian brand Aesop has everything you need for a lavish DIY facial. The trio includes an exfoliating scrub, a cleansing mask and a hydrating facial oil. She’ll feel refreshed and toned and smell like geranium, rose and sage.
The Chronicler Skin Care Trio, $130 from nordstrom.com
Breakfast from Blackberry Farm
Treat Mom to breakfast in bed courtesy of the iconic Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. Order the dry mix for their famous Southern griddle cakes ($14) and serve with housemade breakfast sausage ($12) and some Appalachian maple syrup ($18) for good measure.
See all at blackberryfarmshop.com
Mom likes a good steak, too! This year, order some premium highly-marbled wagyu from Snake River Farms in Idaho. Our pick? The dry-aged bone-in NY Strip. The bone protects the meat from the heat while the fat melts, making it unbelievably tender.
Two 18-ounce steaks, $115 from snakeriverfarms.com
Beautiful Olive Oil
We’ve been reaching for Oracle olive oil to finish just about every dish. Save the frying and sautéing jobs for your everyday bottle, this rich, balanced oil is best drizzled over spring greens, fresh cheeses, sliced tomatoes, grilled chicken or a wedge of sweet melon. It tastes fresh, smooth and not bitter or acidic in the slightest.
Oracle Olive Oil, 500 ml, $38 from eastfork.com
A Tasting with a Winemaker
Relatively new to the Napa wine scene, The Vice makes robust reds, juicy whites and nicely-balanced rosés. This three-bottle combo nicely showcases the winery’s range and comes with a private virtual tasting with winemaker and owner, Malek Amrani. The 2018 Chardonnay is made in the Bergundian style with Napa grapes and dedicated to Amrani’s mom, an avid Chardonnay drinker. (BONUS: Food & Wine readers can get 20% off when you use code FOOD&WINEAREMOMSVICE)
Three 750ml-Bottles, $74 from thevicewine.com
This new collaboration from Anthropologie and accessories designer Clare V. is inspired by the life and artwork of Pablo Picasso, when he resided in Cannes and Clare’s own holidays on Île de Ré. These playful plates are perfect for making occasions at home a little more special.
Clare V. for Anthropologie Maisonette Dessert Plate, $18 from anthropologie.com
Made in Brooklyn with organic flour and rotating seasonal ingredients, Sfoglini pasta comes in the most beautifully intricate shapes with playful flavors to match (think Mint Radiators and and Saffron Malloreddus). Their subscriptions come in 3- or 6-month options and include two 16-ounce boxes of dried pastas each month.
Starting at $65 from Food52.com
For the budding baker, gift a bread cloche from Emile Henry. The ceramic walls absorb the heat and then redistribute the steam evenly as the bread cooks. The result is a perfectly round loaf with a tender crumb and chewy brown crust.
Emile Henry Bread Cloche, $130 from williams-Sonoma.com
Give Mom the ultimate gift set with this flawlessly curated box from Mouth Foods. They had us at the Dona Chai turmeric elixir and the sweet fig scented candle, but we’re eager to dig into the TruBee creamed honey and the cashew-and-coconut granola from Hudson Henry Baking Co.
Wellness in a Box, $112 from mouth.com