When President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official in 1914, it was likely Mom did all the cooking for the family. So the gift of food, while surely appreciated, probably meant a mother either had to help prepare the gift or clean up after the gift-making was done.
In the 21stcentury the kitchen duties are less likely to fall only on Mom’s plate. Kids and dads are more involved in the kitchen, and likely could whip up a nice breakfast in bed or a Mother’s Day brunch.
If you don’t have the time (or the skills) to make Mom some homemade goodies, and she’s a major foodie who has the television set to The Food Network, consider some store-bought, food-centric gifts for her.
No Sugar Aloud
No milk, butter or eggs needed! Ready in just 90 seconds, all you need to do is add water, mix, pop in the microwave (or oven) and in a mere moment, you have a delicious, decadent, sweet-tooth-satisfying warm and gooey dessert. It’s compliant with keto, vegan, paleo and diabetic-friendly diets. It is available on Amazon and at nosugaraloud.com.
Spice up mom’s life
If mom has a soft spot in her maternal heart for spicy food, consider the Venezuelan-inspired Kumana Avocado Hot Sauce. Crafted from fruits and vegetables such as avocados, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic and more, it can add zest to any meal. It is available on Amazon and Boxed.
Just the Cheese is crafted entirely out of pure cheese and is the No 1 cheese snack on Amazon. It’s oven baked, crunchy and packs just 75 calories per bar. And whose mom doesn’t love cheese?
Mom and pop
Fiddlestix Candy Co. creates handcrafted, small-batch lollipops with something extra sweet – an edible image inside. They’re customizable so you can choose just the right message for mom, or choose from the stock messages. Fiddlestix lollipops are made with pure cane sugar, organic flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Find something for mom at fiddlestixcandyco.com.
That’s just nuts
Swap out traditional milk with this creamy, sustainable farmed macadamia nut milk. If Mom has milk issues, Milkadamia is a dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan milk alternative made of raw macadamia nuts. Milkadamia’s products might be available in the local grocery or health food store and can be found online at Amazon and Thrive Market.
Dave’s Sweet Tooth toffee is made with real butter, real sugar, real milk chocolate and hand-sliced almonds prepared the old-fashioned way. Give her something to enjoy during mom time without artificial flavors or preservatives (and kosher certified). You can find it on Amazon.
Mom’s chemistry set
Blendtique is a winemaking kit that provides instant gratification by giving mom the opportunity to create her own blend of wine. Each kit contains four bottles of distinct wine – syrah, grenache, cabernet sauvignon and merlot – and a flask and measuring pipette so Mom can make precise measurements for the best flavor. It also comes with a cheat sheet so she can get the most out of the gift. It, too, is available on Amazon.
Meli’s Monster Cookies are free of gluten, flour and wheat. You can get them in a dry mix, but then Mother might be tempted to make them herself, so get the prebaked variety for Mother’s Day. Find them on – take a guess – Amazon.