22 Edible Gifts and Gift Baskets You Can Ship for Mother's Day

Load her up on sweets and snacks for Mother's Day this year.

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April 23, 2021
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What do you get the mom who has it all? Start with something delicious to eat and you can’t go wrong. Of course, we’ve got stellar suggestions for classic gifts like chocolate and wine, but the assortment of ready-to-ship edible gifts and delectable gift baskets has never been bigger — or more delicious. From a pizza party from a renowned Brooklyn pizzeria to an ice cream "fundae" kit to a custom steakhouse dinner, there’s something for every food-loving mom in your life.

A bouquet you can eat now that’s a gift we can get on board with. Golden pineapple fashioned into letters spelling out Mom are anchored by chocolate-covered strawberries and pineapple daisies to create a stunning edible display of chocolate and fruit. Plus, we love that it comes in a keepsake container, perfect for storing other treats out of sight.

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Set up a spread fit for a queen with this picnic-ready basket whose lovely assortment includes snacks, meat, cheese, and fruit, including Harry & David’s signature juicy Royal Verano pears. Savory snacks, such as white cheddar cheese, Thuringer summer sausage, three-seed crackers, spinach artichoke dip, and peanut butter pretzels round out the mix. Pieces of flaky-sweet baklava cap it all off. We’re all for adding a bottle of Harry & David Pinot Gris, though you can also opt to order it without.

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$49.95

Godiva is synonymous with quality Belgian chocolate, and this iconic gold gift box tied up with a pretty Mother’s Day ribbon practically screams gift worthy. Under the lid, there’s a variety of 36 gourmet chocolates in delectable milk, dark, and white chocolate flavors: think, sumptuous ganaches, silky caramels, and luxurious pralines. It’s hard to pick favorites, but we especially love Midnight Swirl, a velvety ganache crafted with 85% dark chocolate encased in a dark chocolate shell, and the Milk Chocolate Praliné Heart, a creamy smooth praline in a milk chocolate shell. Treat mom extra sweet if you want to up your chances of her sharing. (Hint: a bottle of wine or her favorite non-alcoholic beverage should do the trick.)

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This chips, dip and margarita gift basket is the next best thing to snacking and sipping margaritas poolside. It’s got everything you need to whip up a batch of guacamole for mom, including fresh avocados, limes and mix. Two kinds of Mountain View Farm cheeses, jalapeno Monterey Jack and cheddar, can be melted to make queso, or cubed and served as part of a mini cheese tray. The basket also includes Siete’s grain-free tortilla chip, Flybird’s Baja Lime Margarita wine, and a margarita cocktail mixer to pair with a bottle of mom’s favorite tequila — don’t forget the salt rim! Finish off the fiesta with Mexican Chocolate ChaChas, which eat like a Mexican-inspired brownie with a hint of heat.

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$199.99

This gourmet gift crate has everything you need to put together a stunning spread of cheese, charcuterie, chocolate and snacks. We love the assortment of cheese, especially, which includes Ubriaco al Vinao, a cheese aged in a blend of Merlot and Cabernet wine must; Montasio an Italian mountain cheese that pairs well with apples and pears, and honey-infused goat Gouda. Round out the board with slices of Italian Speck, an aromatic cured meat, plus tapenade, dried fig spread, mini toasts and crisps. (Pro tip: If your mom’s tastes skew in favor of charcuterie, order the "Everything for Him" gift crate.) Tea, coffee, Vosges Haut-Chocolat chocolate, French crepe cookies, and Italian amaretti complement the assortment and make for excellent after-dinner pairings.

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$79.99

Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of those gifts that mom might not ask for but always dazzles and delights. These plump strawberries deliver equal parts juicy berry flavor and creamy cocoa confection goodness. Flavors include strawberries dipped in milk chocolate with white chocolate drizzle; dipped in milk chocolate scattered with mini chocolate chips; and dipped in pink chocolate and decorated with white nonpareils. Choose from three sizes, including a half, one or two dozen strawberries — it all depends on if you’re expecting mom to share.

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$59.99

This show-stopping tower includes an assortment of cookies and baked goods (39 pieces). The set is anchored by Cheryl’s famous buttercream frosted cut-out cookies, which come in a limited-edition flower shape perfect for Mother’s Day. Other notable confections that are included are triple chocolate chip cookies, lavender shortbread cookies, raspberry crumb bar, walnut blondie, and slices of vanilla pound cake and lemon cake. Best of all, the baked goods come individually wrapped so you can stash them away for later (and out of sight from prying eyes and hands).

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Sometimes, simple is best. This lovely assortment of chocolate confections arrives in a classic, reusable silver tin, all beautifully wrapped with a Happy Mother’s Day greeting. We’re big fans of the drizzled chocolate covered pretzels and cookies-and-cream white-chocolate graham crackers, which are especially great for work-from-home snacking. Sweet treats include a giant peanut butter cup, milk chocolate caramel pecan clusters, nonpareil chocolate drops in festive spring-time hues, and lemon pistachio bark, which is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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$179.99

Bring the classic steakhouse experience to your dining room table with this customizable surf-and-turf-inspired steakhouse dinner for four from family-owned purveyor Omaha Steaks. Choose from boneless New York strips or filet mignon, then move on to the surf selections, either skewered split-lobster tail skewers or jumbo cooked shrimp. For the all-important sides selection, you get a choice of potato (we’re partial to the individual scalloped potatoes) and a choice of vegetable (opt for the creamed spinach). Dessert includes either individual summer fruit starts or chocolate molten lava cakes. To ensure a perfectly flavorful crust on your steak, pick from one of the custom seasoning blends, either the signature seasoning or private reserve rub, a heady mix punched up with hints of coriander, dill and caraway that’ll up your family’s grilling game all summer. Each package component comes with helpful cooking tips and reheating instructions to help you turn out a memorable and delicious Mother’s Day dinner.

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When Hala and Farrah were growing up, the act of gathering around a table and sharing food was the point of connection for their Lebanese family. Today, they share that sentiment with Seven Sisters Scones (yes, there really are seven sisters, and two brothers), a bakery-café they co-own in Johns Creek, Georgia. Hala, the "chef supreme" of the family made all the kids’ birthday cakes; now, she’s using her baking talents to turn out flavor and texture forward scones. The cranberry orange is the one that started it all, but you’ll also find classics like lemon poppyseed, gluten-free options, and sweet-savory numbers, like fig and goat cheese (Hala’s personal favorite). The incredibly tender scones reheat like a dream (and freeze well, too) and take a starring turn in this tea-time-inspired Mother’s Day basket. A medley of scones are accompanied by a jar of Georgia Jams, a mini jar of clotted cream (a must if you enjoy eating your scones like the British), Urban Tea loose leaf tea, and a mini glass teapot press. Sign mom up for a scone subscription, which includes sampler or create-your-own options.

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$49.95

For the mom obsessed with creating the perfect cheeseboard, Curdbox will be her new jam. The monthly subscription features three cheeses and three pairings, inviting the recipient to discover new accompaniments and mix and match them to create the ideal cheese pairing. Past boxes have included themes such as "little Italy," starring Burratina, or mini burrata, from Calabro, and "fireside glow," which featured a dynamite combo of Cabot clothbound cheddar (aged at the Cellars at Jasper Hill) with Red Camper’s cherry fig mostarda. To enhance the experience, each box comes with card that provides details on each of the cheeses and pairings, plus a curated Spotify playlist created by @cheeseplatemixtape, a link to the Curdcast podcast episode and a blog post link, perfect for moms who geek out on learning the story behind the bite. You’ll need to sign up for a subscription to order, but you can cancel at any time.

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Pizza is always a crowd-pleaser, but these gourmet pies from Brooklyn-bred purveyor Emmy Squared, founded by Emily Hyland in 2016, ups the ante with a gift-worthy pizza party pack. These Detroit-style pizzas are baked in rectangular pans, which creates a super crisp cheese crust with golden brown edges and audible crunch. The tender dough yields a chewy bite, and provides a canvas for ample toppings. The sampler pack includes six pizzas, including Roni Supreme, anchored by a duo of smoky melted Gouda and mozzarella and Battistoni pepperoni; Truffle Ricotta, with generous dollops of whipped ricotta and a sweet truffle honey drizzle; and Le Big Matt Burger, Emmy’s Squared’s famous Le Big Matt Burger in pizza form, a delicious, logic-defying combination of chopped, crispy burger crumbles, spicy Sammy Sauce atop melted American and mozzarella cheese, plus pickles for topping (an absolute must). The pies arrive frozen and ready-to-bake, along with a cute menu card with heating instructions and garnishes (like pistachios for the Truffle Ricotta) so you can have a celebratory Mother’s Day dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

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Whether you serve it to mom in bed or set a beautiful table, this New England-inspired breakfast has everything you need to deliver a Mother’s Day breakfast to remember. Start out by brewing a pot of the Farmhouse blend coffee, then bake a batch of cinnamon buns using the box mix, and finally, whip up a stack of golden, buttery pancakes using the fan-favorite Farmhouse pancake and waffle mix. Set the table with the accompanying mini jug of Maine maple syrup and a duo of jams, including strawberry wild Maine blueberry (which is also excellent spooned into a glass of Prosecco for an easy, brunch-ready cocktail). The gift’s presentation is lovely too and arrives in a Nantucket-style basket, though picking up a bouquet of fresh flowers is always a nice touch.

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$40.00

Yumday’s owner and snack aficionado Lia Ballentine personally samples every snack that makes it into each of the curated snack boxes. Not only do each of the featured snacks achieve the deliciousness factor, but the brands — from BIPOC and women makers, as well as sustainable and mission-driven companies — also have a story behind them. Especially for Mother’s Day, Ballentine dreamed up a box that’s loaded with goodies from female-founded brands. You’ll find on-the-go delights like Bohana’s popped waterlily seeds, a popular, crunchy Indian snack reimagined in flavors like wild white cheddar, and Pipcorn’s everything crackers made from upcycled ingredients, such as spent grain leftover from making their cheeseballs. There’s a for-mom-only treat: AVEC’s jalapeno-and-blood-orange cocktail mixer, made from all-natural ingredients. For a gift that keeps on giving, sign mom up for a monthly snack subscription or gift her a custom snack box which includes a curating session with Lia.

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$42.00

Some like it hot, and instead of the usual hot sauce set, here’s a gift that delivers equal parts heat and flavor. Fly By Jing founder Jing Gao has earned a fan-following for her Sichuan chili crisp, a condiment she developed during her underground pop-up dinner series exploring the flavors of her hometown of Chengdu. Since then, she’s developed a roster of tantalizing sauces and spice blends, and the Triple Threat Sauce Trio is the best way to gift Mom a taste of Jing’s signature style. The chili crisp packs just enough heat and a dose of mala, Sichuan cuisine’s signature mouth-numbing spice, but it’s not so spicy that it’ll overpower your dish. Try it drizzled on eggs, dolloped on noodles, and — don’t-knock-it-till-you-try-it — spooned over ice cream. The Zhong sauce is a Jing original, a sweet, spicy, and deeply savory sauce that takes inspiration from Zhong dumplings, a popular street food snack. As you’d guess, it’s great with dumplings, but also ace on grilled meats and pepperoni pizza. The final component of the trio is Mala Spice, a dry spice blend of 11 herbs and spices, including Erjingtiao chili and Tribute Pepper, the highest-grade Sichuan pepper in the world, and is awesome sprinkled on roasted veggies or incorporated into a spice rub (hello, barbecue season). Jing’s favorite way to use these sauces and spices are in cocktails: try using the Mala Spice to rim the glass or use the chili crisp kick up these Paloma Margaritas.

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Shaken, not slurred is the motto of Curious Elixirs, a craft cocktail company whose bottled beverages are made without alcohol and refined sugar. They are, however, crafted with bold flavors and each elixir is infused with adaptogens. There are currently five elixirs, like Curious No. 2, which the company describes as the spicy lovechild of a pineapple margarita and a Dark & Stormy, or Curious No. 4, their take on a classic Italian Spritz which mingles flavors of blood orange, green mandarin and turmeric to refreshing effect. Sign mom up for the monthly cocktail club to receive a variety pack of booze-free craft cocktails — there’s no monthly commitment, and you can change or cancel anytime. Choose from four bottles (which contains a total of 8 cocktails) or 12 bottles (24 cocktails).

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This Portland, Oregon based company’s salts are a go-to for professional chefs and fanatical home cooks alike, but they also make exceptional honey. For a totally unique gift for mom, opt for this five-vial honey collection featuring raw, single-origin honeys, including buckwheat, carrot flower, blackberry, alfalfa and wildflower. They’re fun to taste on their own (the carrot flower honey is mind-bendingly good) and make fine additions to smoothies, tea and granola. But they’re also excellent in savory dishes (the buckwheat honey has an earth-sweet, molasses-like quality to it), vinaigrettes, drizzles, or even cocktails. Try making a honey syrup with the wildflower or blackberry honey and shake up this Bee’s Knees Cocktail to toast to mom on her special day.

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This Tucson, Arizona based chocolatier has earned a following for its visually striking and flavor-forward bon bons and chocolate bars. Using transparently sourced cacao from all over the world and drawing inspiration from local ingredients and Southwest flavor profiles, Monsoon Chocolates manages to strike a balance between inventive flavor combinations and letting the subtle tastes of the chocolate shine. The chocolates' ethereal, hand-painted look reveal a delightful flavor explosion inside, including popular flavors like prickly pear caramel, Whiskey del Bac dorado and mezcal caramel. There are also vegan chocolate gift boxes available.

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$99.00

Link Honest Ice Creams co-founders, Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier, turned their shared passion for homemade ice cream by setting up their Austin, Texas scoop shop in 2011. They both grew up in rural communities, so using local, all-natural ingredients, including milk and cream sourced from a family-run farm, is paramount to their ethos of churning out sustainable, honestly made ice cream. Throw mom an ice cream party with Lick’s Fundae Kit, which includes three hand-packed pints of ice cream — flavors include Hill Country Honey & Vanilla Bean, Milk Chocolate and Caramel Salt Lick (their excellent take on salted caramel) — and toppings such as toasted Texas pecans, chocolate cookie crumbles, all-natural sprinkles, and homemade caramel and chocolate sauces.

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This French bakery, helmed by master baker Lionel Vatinet and his wife and business partner, Missy, has earned a loyal, local following for its hearth baked breads and top-notch pastries since it opened its doors in 1999 in Cary, North Carolina. Luckily for the rest of us, you can order many of these delectable goodies for shipping nationwide. The gourmand gift basket has everything for the food-loving mom; highlights include a loaf of Asiago Parmesan, marbled with chunks of cheese (extra delicious eaten warmed up); a tin of scone mix; hearth baked granola; seasonal sweet bread; and a box of French macarons. If Mom is really into bread, opt for the La Farm Bread Sampler, which includes three loaves of bread and two of La Farm’s irresistible mini white chocolate baguettes, or sign her up for a bread subscription box, which includes two loaves of seasonal bread and an amuse bouche each month.

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Gumption co-owners Clare Lim and Roaster Hazel de los Reyes started their coffee journey as a tiny, tucked-away café in Sydney, Australia before growing their business and winning titles, including Australian Barista Champion and the inaugural Australian Cupping Champion. They set their sights on New York, where they set up a 6,000 square foot roastery and cafe in Industry City, Brooklyn as well as a midtown Manhattan cafe outpost. Stateside, they’ve gained notoriety for their commitment to carefully sourced coffee beans centered on farmer relationships. Gumption’s Mother’s Day gift box includes a 12-ounce bag of Rwanda Nyarusiza, noted for its raisin-y sweetness and plummy mouthfeel, a Gumption coffee tumbler and a 10% discount on drinks ordered in store. In support of mothers working in coffee in Rwanda, $1 of every 12-ounce bag Nyarusiza sold will benefit the Umuvumu Project; the funds will help build a playground for the Nyarusiza kindergarten.

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$32.50

Who doesn’t love a side of glam with their cup of tea? Bundle together the Feel-Good Faves — a collection of 12 loose leaf teas and infusions in flavors such as North African mint, super ginger and wild grown Rooibos — with this elegant, blush-hued stoneware Tomi teapot (which includes a stainless-steel infuser) and a matching teacup. The teapot and cup are cute enough to leave out on the counter and are just the reminder mom needs to take a daily moment of self-care. For even more tea-time variety, sign mom up for David’s Tea’s tea tasting club, which includes new teas every season (four boxes per year); you can skip, pause, or cancel any time.

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