Mother’s Day Gift Guide — 5 Ways to Win Mom Over

By: Allison Milam

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Remember that time your mom literally brought you into this world? Yeah, that might be a hard act to match. We don’t doubt she loved the macaroni necklaces you gave her when you were a kid, but if you want to step it up this Mother’s Day (aka Sunday — freak out!), woo her with some food-centered gifts that really show her the love.

Method 1: Start Strong

If there was ever a day to serve Mom breakfast in bed, May 11 would be it. Start things off right by serving her in style on Reclaimed Wood Trays from West Elm ($69-$115). Load them up with brunch dishes while she sleeps in, and rejoice in the fact that these gorgeous rustic trays are gifts in and of themselves.

Method 2: Get Her a Drink
Steamy and spicy, Hot Mama Tea from DavidsTea ($16.50) is a brew perfectly tailored for the extra-special matriarch in your life. If you’re looking for extra brownie points, go ahead and pour Mom a mugful before she even asks. This spicy chai blend works as the perfect midday pick-me-up. And, hey, who doesn’t swoon over a collectible tin?
Method 3: Pamper Her

Give Mom some sugar on this special day without reachin’ for a box of chocolates. Sweet at-home spa products from Fresh ($15-$130), including Brown Sugar Body Polish, honey masks, sugary candles and more, will make her the sweetest mama in town.

Method 4: Spend Some Sweet Time Together

A whole pint is probably enough to do Mom in. But, thanks to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, a scoop of ice cream can be a mother-child bonding experience. The Mother’s Day Cream Puff Collection ($35) includes two ice cream flavors, extra-bitter hot fudge sauce and a killer cream-puff recipe (taken straight out of the upcoming cookbook Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts).

Method 5: Just Say It Straight

If all else fails, don’t beat around the bush to show Mom you care. Say it with Papabubble’s Mom’s Day Mix (from $5.50). With a mix of flavors like cherry-lime, raspberry and orange-passion fruit, these kaleidoscopic sugar candies are the new alternative to the “I <3 Mom” shoulder tattoo.


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