We love Mother’s Day! It’s the annual chance to let our moms know how much we love them. This year, spoil her with our roundup of sweets and treats.
If she’s a chocolate lover, we found luxurious truffles that are worthy of a Queen—Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to be exact. You can give your mom the same chocolates that satisfy Her Royal Highness's sweet tooth.
For moms who love hot sips, we found an addictive chai tea (it brews pink!) and a super-indulgent coffee that will keep her cozy.
If your mama prefers happy hour, we suggest mixing up a batch of Mama-jitos to serve alongside brunch and gifting her a box of macarons inspired by cocktail flavors. Cheers!
1. Prestat Luxury Truffles
Let’s face it: Your mom deserves to be treated like a queen. If you can’t afford the tiara, then we suggest picking up a box of these exceptional English truffles ($20; prestat.com). Prestat, the Royal Chocolatier to Queen Elizabeth and a favorite of new mom Kate Middleton, has a wealth of decadent options to choose from. We especially love the rose amp violet creme and London gin truffles!
2. Vintage Delftware Series Cookies
Go ahead: Spoil her. Give your mom something undeniably beautiful and special like these cookies from Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop ($135 for a dozen; etsy.com/shop/SogisHoneyBakeshop). Chef Sogoal Zolghadri is an accomplished watercolorist who creates magical sweets in her Brooklyn shop that are almost too pretty to eat.
3. Goat Milk Caramels
Treat your mom to some award-winning farmstead caramels (bigpicturefarm.com, $11 for the Farm Box). Made from goat’s milk, the sweets come in four irresistible flavors: sea salt and bourbon, chai, maple cream, and cocoa latte. Bonus: The caramels arrive in the prettiest packaging featuring doodled portraits of the happy animals who call Big Picture Farm home.
Raise a glass and toast mom with this pretty cocktail from Skinnygirl. The combo of zesty citrus and fresh mint makes the Mama-jito the perfect springtime sip. Plus, the sparkling and bubbly prosecco reminds us of mom’s sassy personality.
amp#149; 1 part Skinnygirl Prosecco
amp#149; 1 part light rum
amp#149; 1 tsp. agave nectar
amp#149; 3 parts lime juice
amp#149; Splash of lime flavored sparkling water
amp#149; 3 sprigs of mint
Shake rum, lemon juice and agave nectar in cocktail shaker with ice. Top with Skinnygirl Prosecco and pour into tall Collins glass. Muddle in mint leaves and enjoy!
5. Chocolate Kitty
Make sure your mom knows she’s the cat’s meow with this purr-fectly yummy feline (rococochocolates.com, $25). The ginger pussycat (nicknamed "Marmadale" by its creators at Rococo) is made with a white and dark chocolate.
6. Chocolate Covered Popcorn
Want to really wow mom? Give her a salty and sweet snack! A favorite cheat-treat of Oprah’s, Garrett Popcorn is offering a trio of their delicious mixes in one gift set: milk chocolate covered caramel crisp, dark chocolate covered caramel crisp, and pecan caramel crisp(garrettpopcorn.com, $30).
7. Hot Mama Tea
For Mother's Day, David's Tea created a limited-edition blend (davidstea.com, $9 - $85) to keep mom warm and cozy. The yummy loose tea blends sweet apples, beet and licorice root, ginger, and cinnamon to create an utterly addictive chai that mom will love. The best part? The tea brews to a pretty bright pink!
8. Grown Up Macarons
Ready for happy hour? These are the macarons Mom’s been waiting for! From the brilliant minds at Dana’s Bakery comes a box of macarons inspired by our favorite cocktails: cosmopolitans, peach Bellinis, and margaritas (danasbakery.com, $30 for 12). The yummy treats are gluten free and make for a perfect finale to Sunday brunch.
9. Cupcake Bouquet
What’s sweeter than flowers? Baked by Melissa’s Mother’s Day Minis (bakedbymelissa.com , $20 for 25)! The adorable bite-sized cupcakes are inspired by a spring garden: The "daffodil" is pineapple cake with coconut cream filling, the "orchid" is classic vanilla cake with raspberry stuffing, and "lilac" is lavender vanilla cake with blueberry stuffing and a sugar brittle petal on top.
10. Remarkable Coffee
Every mom loves a rich cup of coffee. This year, try giving her something extra special, like this dry-processed El Salavador Tres Limites Natural (bluebottlecoffee.com, $12 for 150 grams). Made by the Blue Bottle Café, which has earned a cult following thanks to its deeply remarkable coffee, this blend promises to be creamy and sweet with rich berry hues.
11. Sunday Sipper
This Mother’s Day, throw Mom a fabulous brunch where she can put up her pedicured feet and relax. Just make sure that you have a yummy cocktail to quench her thirst! We love this Sunday Sipper with tangerine vodka-it’s the perfect drink to sip during a long session of quality time.
amp#149; 1 y parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
amp#149; 6 parts orange juice
amp#149; Orange slice for garnish
Add Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka in ice-filled glass and top with orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice.
12. Pastel Cookies
All of the goodies that roll out of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop are completely custom and made to order, including these softly beautiful cookies (sogoalzolghadri.com). The simple rainbow and pastel palette make for a pretty “thank you” to the understated woman in your life.
13. Gingerbread Birdhouse
We love this personalized, hand-decorated gingerbread birdhouse (cherrymoonfarms.com, $40) for the gardener in your life. With its sugar birds and bright colors, its a pretty reminder of spring that moms are sure to flock to.