12 Mother’s Day Gifts for Culinary-Minded Mamas
Coffee beans, truffles, olive oil and other goodies to give the women who deserve to be celebrated
By Darcie Duttweiler
Let’s face it, moms show their love of their kids through food. Whether it’s the constant questioning of “did you get enough to eat?” or hosting Sunday family dinners, their love language is definitely told through our stomachs. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to something deliciously decadent that she doesn’t have to prepare herself.
Intero Chocolate Truffles
Intero co-owner/chocolatier/pastry chef Krystal Craig is well-renowned for her simply divine chocolate truffles, and luckily you can pick up a lovely specialty box of them for the woman who raised you. Pre-order your box with flavors salted caramel, Italian cream cake, strawberry oat crisp and Earl Grey tea. Vegan flavors are also available.
2021 Dandy Rosé
Yes way, rosé! Cheers to Mom with this year’s gorgeously pink and bone-dry Dandy Rosé varietal made from traditional Southern French varieties from local winemaker Rae Wilson. If she prefers bubbles, you’re in luck as Dandy also makes a sparkling version that dances across the palate.
Lux Casero Gift Box
Order a beautiful meat and cheese box directly to your door from local maker Casero, whose owner Jackie Letelier either lovingly crafts each charcuterie item herself or sources it from small batch artisans mostly from Texas. This beautiful gift box is stuffed with three cheeses, cured meat, homemade jam, honeycomb chunk honey and handmade chocolate.
Barrett’s Women In Coffee Beans
Girl power! Not only do these coffee beans come in the cutest bag with one very tough-looking duck, but this special blend comes from coffees produced by women in Peru, Colombia and Mexico, giving it another fun reason to gift to Mom.
Barbecue Wife Smoked Honey Margarita Mix
Forget sugary cocktail mix — get Mom the good stuff. This smoked margarita mix contains real lime juice and smoked Texas honey without any high fructose corn syrup or MSG, so she can imbibe without any added junk.
Confituras Lemon Curd
If you have a European mum or mum-in-law, she’ll swoon over this velvety, bright-yellow lemon curd from Confituras, which is made from neighborhood local Meyer lemons, local eggs and organic butter. Trust us, she’ll be smothering everything in it.
RESTART CBD Peanut Butter CBD Nugs
Chill out, Mom. Whether your mom is a CBD pro or just CBD curious, these CBD “nugs” from local sister startup RESTART CBD are a delicious option. Made with creamy natural peanut butter, the gold-covered bites contain 25 mg full spectrum hemp extract, as well as zero artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Kimbala Chai Intro 10-Pack
Get Mom a taste of India. Created from a frustration of the lack of traditional and authentic chai drinks in the States, the owner of Kimbala sources chai grown in the Nilgiris Mountains in the state of Karnataka, India, as well as premium Indian spices. This starter pack includes five different flavors, which can be enjoyed hot or cold, to let her choose her favorite.
Maggie’s Micros Vanilla
Extract If your mom is still quite the baker — or you want to nudge her into making your childhood favorite cookie again — the small batch vanillas from Maggie’s Micros will certainly give her the hint. Fake vanilla flavoring is a thing of the past with this buttery micro-batch Madagascar vanilla extract made from Certified Organic, Sustainable, Fair-Trade whole vanilla beans imported directly from Madagascar.
Hi-Fi Mycology Mushroom Tinctures
No, we’re not talking psychedelics. Local mushroom farm Hi-Fi Mycology offers a wide selection of bespoke mushroom tinctures made from gourmet mushrooms that enhance immunity and mental clarity through the ingredient’s natural medicinal qualities. From improving memory to helping with sleep, they’ve got a tincture for that.
Texas Olive Ranch Limited Reserve Gift Set
Let Mom get fancy on olive oils she’d never buy for herself. Texas Olive Ranch produces its gourmet oil from more than 40,000 olive trees grown in South Texas, and while its usual kitchen staple is fresh and buttery, the limited reserve collection is always a fun treat. In this pack, flavors range from mild and grassy to robust and earthy.
Salumeria Gift Box
Set For the meat-loving mom, curate her very own salami gift box made especially for her. Choose from a small to large box with two to four whole pieces of salami ranging in different seasonings — from original fennel to Carolina reaper pepper — to allow her to indulge in her cured meats curiosity.