Mother’s Day Gift Guide by Shaena Engle

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May 10 is Mother’s Day, the one time we set aside to let Mom know we care. As we shelter inside, here are some options for gift ideas to make her special holiday one she’ll remember. Shaena Angle brings us a Mother’s Day Gift Guide with unique presents for fashionistas, foodies and every type of mom in mind.

FOR THE FOODIE

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Make mom her favorite coffee beverage in the comfort of her own kitchen with Nespresso’s new Vertuo Next machine. It’s slim fit design is perfect for small or large kitchens, features Vertuo technology with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and uses Nespresso’s recyclable range of capsules, $159 for Vertuo Next and $169 for Vertuo Next Premium at https://www.nespresso.com.

Dash’s Egg Bite Maker and Mini Waffle Maker

Moms who love to cook will adore Dash’s egg bite maker which cooks eggs or egg whites and any add-ins into cute little bite size cups, $29.99 at Amazon, and their mini flower waffle maker which makes perfect petit flower embossed waffles, $11.99 at https://www.crateandbarrel.com.

Murray’s Cheeses Mother’s Day Sampler

Give mom six delicious special seasonal cheeses with Murray’s Cheeses Mother’s Day Sampler including Alp Blossom, High Plains Cheddar, French Raciette, Ewephoria Sheep Gouda, Champignon Cambozola Black Label and WHitel Lake Cheeses Rachel cheeses. $115 www.murrayscheese.com.

Harry & David Mother’s Day Orchid Gift Tower

This beautiful tower features 4 pears, sharp white cheddar cheese, charred pineapple relish with candied peppers, three seed crackers, four lemon citrus shortbread cookies, two vanilla shortbread cookies, an assortment of truffles and a pretty fresh orchid corsage with a purple ceramic vase, $59.99 at www.harryanddavid.com.

Tea Forte

Head to teaforte.com to order mom a selection of unique handcrafted teas. Whether you choose black, oolong, green, white or herbal, Tea Forté offers a variety of samplers and tea accessories perfect for any tea enthusiast. Mom will also love their caffeine-free collection of Bleu teas with a vivid blue hue and their limited edition Fleur Collection where a percentage of sales supports the New York Botanical Garden’s work in plant research and conservation, Jardin gift set with gift box, $49, available at www.teaforte.com.

Goldthread Plant Based Tonics

Give mom the gift of health with Goldthread’s plant based tonics wit herbs, spices and adaptogens that restore, refresh and invigorate mind and body, $30 for a 6-pack at https://www.goldthreadherbs.com.

La Maison du Chocolat

La Maison du Chocolat is offering a variety of chocolates for moms with a sweet tooth, https://www.lamaisonduchocolat.us/en_us/.

Nybll Home Delivery

For as little as $9 a meal, Nybll offers ready to eat delivered to your door meals that are plant forward, immune boosting and pro-athlete approved and will give mom a break in the kitchen, orders are delivered Tuesdays between noon and 5pm, visit https://www.nybll.com.

JuneShine Hard Kombucha

Hard kombucha brand JuneShine now has direct to consumer delivery. Perfect for moms who love a virtual happy , customers can now order a 12 or 24 pack at www.juneshine.com and use discount code “Drink_For_Tomorrow” for 30% off at checkout.

JAF Tea

JAF Tea is produced in artisanal small batches with hand picked leaves with a variety of flavors including classic black teas, fruit and spice infused flavored black teas and refreshing green teas. Perfect for tea loving moms, order via Amazon or at www.jaftea.com.

Bateel Dates

Send mom an exotic healthy treat via Bateel Dates! They are 100% organic. Great options include a gift box and photo frame ($69.99) or a pink pearl gift box with gourmet dates or date chocolates ($29.99), all at https://www.bateelusa.com.

Spindrift Pineapple

Spindrift newest sparkling water pineapple flavor is perfect for moms who love cocktails or to prepare as is for a refreshing beverage filled with real fruit with no sugar added and gluten free, sold at Ralphs, Trader Joes and other markets, 8 cans for $4.99.

Big Sandy Organics Kracklin’ Kamut Ancient Grain

Big Sandy Organics Kracklin’ Kamut, provides mom a new protein packed snacking filled with fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Great to add to soups, salads, yogurt or just to snack on. Available in sea salt and churro flavors, $8.50 at www.kracklinkamut.com.

Nature’s Path Organic Oatmeal

Help mom tackle climate change and provide a delicious morning treat with Nature’s Path Regenerative Organic Certified oatmeal, made using specific methods that capture more carbon in the soil resulting in less heat being trapped in the atmosphere, 8 packets $5.29 available at Ralphs and Whole Foods markets.

Poppi Sparkling Drinks

Improve mom’s gut health with Poppi prebiotic refreshing drinks in orange, blueberry, strawberry lemon, mango pineapple, strawberry rose, lime ginger and peach tea, $3 per can on Amazon.com.

Plume & Petal Vodka

Take mom to the spa with Plume & Petal, Bacardi Limited’s revitalizing new spa-inspired spirit. This signature collection of spa-inspired elixirs has a delicate infusion of fruit, botanicals, tea and honey with half the alcohol of a standard vodka. Available in Cucumber Splash, Peach Wave and Lemon Drift, $18.99 at www.totalwine.com.

Milargo Silver Tequila

For tequila loving moms, Milagro Silver Tequila is bright and clear with crisp fresh agave forward and citrus notes with hints of vanilla and soft spice, $36.99 at www.wine.com.

Whistlepig / Flaviar Blending Kit

Whistlepig and Flavior have joined together to help whiskey loving moms create home blends with a Whistlepig home blending kit, available at https://flaviar.com.

Hand Picked by Mckenna Farms Delivery

Save mom a trip to the grocery store by giving her a box of fresh local produce hand-picked by Chef McKenna Lelah of Michelin-starred Dialogue restaurant. Hand Picked by McKenna offers produce boxes in two sizes for delivery each Wednesday and Saturday, at https://www.ordersocialeats.com/handpicked

Greenbar Tru Lemon Vodka and Grand Poppy Amaro

Give mom a happy hour at home with all natural organic spirits Greenbar Tru Lemon Vodka ($27.99, perfect for a Double Lemon Presse) and Greenbar Grand Poppy Amaro ($31.99, perfect for a California Spritz), both available at https://greenbardistillery.com.

Cheesecake Factory $10 Bonus Card and Virtual Cooking Class

Now through May 10, when guests purchase a $50 gift card at Cheesecake Factory they will receive a bonus $10 card, perfect for a slice of cheesecake for Mother’s Day. Also, Donald Moore, Cheesecake Chief Culinary Officer, will be hosting a virtual cooking class on May 7 at 4pm ET and one at 4pm PT including perfect Mother’s Day brunch items including lemon ricotta pancakes and chicken and broccoli pasta. It’s free to view, go to the Cheesecake Factory’s Facebook page and look for the Facebook live event.

MOTHER’S DAY MENUS

WeHo’s Delililah is offering a Mother’s Day menu feeding four for $139 with pastries, frittata, market greens, potatoes, roasted chicken and lemon pound cake. Add flowers and champagne for $299, preorder by May 6 at www.delilahla.com, pickup at Delilah May 9 & 10, 11am to 3pm.

El Pollo Loco has lots of dinner take away options to keep mom out of the kitchen this Mother’s Day including their $20 Familia Dinner with 10 pieces of chicken, 2 large sides and tortillas or their mix and match street tacos that come in a handy six pack, visit https://www.elpolloloco.com.

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is offering to go dishes including black truffle tagliatelle, jidori chicken and Wagyu beef tenderloin to share with mom, pick-up available at valet from 11am to 9pm, place an order at 310.860.6717.

FOR THE FASHIONISTA

Vionic Sandals

Mom can be comfortable and stylish in these Vionic Avery Pro Camos, perfect for any occasion. We love both the light blue and grey options, $90.95 at https://www.vionicshoes.com.

Vivrelle

Let mom choose from a revolving closet of luxury accessories from Hermes, Chanel, Gucci and other brands with Vivrelle, the first luxury accessories membership club. Mom can access thousands of luxury items starting at $99 per month, this Mother’s Day special 30% off gift cards are available, at https://www.vivrelle.com.

FabFitFun

Get your mom a subscription box of surprises all year with FabFitFun, a four times a year box of skincare, cosmetic and style products that are delivered to her door, $49.99 per box, www.fatfitfun.com.

Murad Face Products

Light up every mom’s face with Murad’s Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum ($80) and Dark Circle Corrector ($62) to help smooth, lighten and brighten skin at https://www.murad.com.

Amaryllis Apparel

Give mom the latest in fashion that arrives directly to her doorstep with new pieces from Amaryllis Apparel, including layover tie-dye joggers ($37.99), a demi dyed maxi dress ($49.99), cut hem denim ($54.99) and a perfect for summer button up striped blouse ($29.99), all at

Delicacies Jewelry

Perfect for moms who love to cook, or dine out, Delicacies jewelry features pasta, doughnuts, pineapple and many other food shaped pendants, bracelets and earrings that come in gold, diamond and silver options, prices vary, we love the pineapple and avocado, at https://delicaciesjewelry.com.

FOR THE HOMEBODY

Casper Down Duvet

What better gift than a good night’s sleep? That’s what mom will get every night with the Casper down duvet providing year-round comfort and warmth. Sewn with small rectangular chambers, this duvet stays fluffy, comfy and in place. King duvet, $350, order at www.casper.com.

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Shaena Engle
Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.
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