11 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts for the Food-Loving Mom

You still have time to get mom an extra-special gift this year!

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May 05, 2021
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Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9, and if you haven't thought about a gift yet, now's the time to start. Whether you want to ship her some chocolate covered strawberries or share some quality time with her in a cooking class, we rounded up a list of gifts that will make it her way just in time for Mother's Day.


A batch of chocolate-covered strawberries are an iconic gift for a reason — they’re the ideal combination of decadent and fruity and always arrive looking beautiful. Pick between strawberries that come with bouquets of flowers, dipped in milk or white chocolate or covered in nuts and chocolate chips.

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If you want to surprise your mom with the smell of fresh flowers in her house every day, but don’t want to overwhelm her with actual flowers, this tea is the perfect gift. Tea Forte create a tea blend to perfectly replicate the experience of getting fresh flowers. It’s the perfect gift for the mom who loves waking up or going to bed with a relaxing cup of tea. Plus, the beautiful scarf is a gift she'll be able to use even when the tea runs out.

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For the mom who is looking for a break in the kitchen, surprise her with one of Blue Apron’s meal kits fit for Mother’s Day. You can choose from a Truffle & Fontina Quiche with Arugula & Pistachio Salad for brunch, Lime Butter Scallops & Spring Vegetable Rice with Peanut Butter Buckeyes for dinner or a wine bundle that include Pinot Grigio, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re unable to get together in person with your mom this year, this also makes for the perfect virtual activity the two of you can do with each other.

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The nine wines in this wine box, which include Malbec from the south of France and a bolder wine from the highest peak in Spain, are not only a great gift due to their quality and taste, but also because of the beautiful box and bottles they come in. If your mom is a red-wine lover, this gift is a no-brainer for her.

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Skip the bouquet of flowers this year and give your mom something that will last a little longer. This garden will give mom the ability to grow her own flowers, herbs and vegetables year-round. It’s the perfect gift for the mom with the green thumb who wants to bring her hobby indoors for the winter (or the mom who needs a little help in the gardening category!).

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Give your mom a care package that truly shows her how you feel. With this You’re My Hero cake package, she’ll get three truffle bars embossed with the sweet message as well as a bag of truffles that lets her know how much you love spending time with her. Plus, when ordering from this woman-owned brand, you’ll also be contributing to Mary’s Place, which is a Seattle-based organization that helps women and children out of homelessness.

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For a sweet treat that is as beautiful as it is delicious, opt for cupcake bouquets to put a small on mom’s face. Plus, since this gift arrives the next day, it’s the perfect solution for last-minute gifting. Pick from a 12-piece or 9-piece flower or rose cupcake bouquet, and send them overnight with a personalized card to your loved one.

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For the mom who has been missing her nights out for dinner, give her the experience of a restaurant-quality sushi meal from NYC’s MakiMaki restaurant that she can create at home. All kits come with sushi rice, a rolling mat wasabi, soy sauce and sashimi-grade fish. The standard kit comes with Salmon, Hamachi, Tuna and Kanikama (crab meat), and the premium kit comes with Bluefin Toro, Salmon Toro, Hamachi and Salmon.

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This 24-piece signature collection of mochi from NYC’s Mochidoki is the perfect gift for the mom who loves to top off every night with a sweet treat. The 12 best-selling flavors include Chocolate, Strawberry, Vegan Passionfruit, Coconut, Salted Caramel, Vegan Coconut, plus some flavors take it up a notch including Birthday Cake, Raspberry Crunch and Dark Chocolate Mochi.

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Thanks to these kits from FarmSteady, everyone has access to the rainbow bagels that took over social media. In this kit, you’ll find everything you need to create the vibrant, Insta-worthy bagels including mix, gel food coloring and baking yeast. Start Mother’s Day brunch off with a fun activity for the whole family. No matter how your colorful swirl ends up, you’ll at least be ensured a delicious bagel at the end.

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For a cooking experience she won’t forget, give your mom a class through The Chef & The Dish. These classes can walk her through a variety of cuisines, including Peruvian, Italian, Mexican and Turkish. Bonus points if you take the class with her for some extra bonding time!

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