This year, surprise her with something that's plain delicious.
William Greenberg Desserts Mother's Day Petits Fours
From a classic New York City-based bakery, these jewel-like treats, available in square or heart shapes, are handmade every day. Each cake is studded with dried fruit and enrobed in a thick layer of icing.
To buy: $42 for twelve, wmgreenbergdesserts.com.
Just Cook Spice Rubs
The best gifts are useful ones. These spice rubs take the guesswork out of seasoning, and are sure to become an invaluable part of Mom's kitchen arsenal. The easy to read jars stack for convenient storage and are available individually or in packs that feature a combo of the six different flavor profiles, such as Close to Curry Blend, Gimme Steak Blend, and Taco Night Blend.
To buy: $8.50 for one 3.2-ounce container, $24 for three 3.2-ounce containers, or $45 for all six containers, shop.justcookfoods.com.
Pique Tea Variety Pack
Forget old-fashioned tea bags, balls, and spoons. Meet tea crystals: organic loose-leaf tea that’s brewed to just the right strength, and then crystalized. Akin to instant coffee (except that it’s actually delicious), all this tea needs is hot water to be ready to drink. The powder comes in slim plastic packets, ideal for a busy mom on the go. Flavors include Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Jasmine, Sencha, and Mint Sencha.
To buy: $9.69 for one .3-ounce container (14 sachets), piquetea.com.
Amia Calva Khavyar
There are few things as festive as caviar smeared on a delicate wafer with a dollop of sour cream—plus champagne. The only problem is that caviar is normally worth its weight in gold. Enter this domestically (and sustainably) farmed option, which costs a fraction of the price of its imported cousins. The small black pearls pack intense salty flavor.
To buy: $24 for one 2-ounce container, khavyar.com.
Maille Collection les Jardins Secrets des Chefs
Ideal for slathering on sandwiches or whisking into vinaigrettes, this trio takes classic spicy mustard up a notch with brightly colored vegetable infused flavors, including carrot-shallot, olives and herbes de Provence, and beetroot-honey. The jars come packed in a pretty pastel box.
To buy: $45 for three 3.8-ounce containers, maille.com.
Belle Chevre Goat Cheesecake
From an Alabama-based goat cheese creamery, this 6-inch New York style cheesecake is made from fresh goat cheese, vanilla, and lemon zest. Rich but also airy, it’s just the special treat to finish off Mother’s Day brunch.
To buy: $34.95 for one 27-ounce cake, bellechevre.com.
Rachel’s Ginger Beer Variety 4-Pack
Stock Mom’s home bar with these fizzy gingery mixers. Made with ginger root, fresh lemon, and cane sugar, the soda comes in large glass growlers. Flavors include original ginger beer, blood orange, white peach, and pink guava. Gift them with handwritten drink recipe cards—think sangria, punch, or spritzers.
To buy: $78 for four 32-ounce growlers, rachelsgingerbeer.com.