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Find What Mom (Really) Wants For Mother’s Day

Brunch in bed is nice, but sushi is nicer

May 03, 2021 Kiri Tannenbaum

Whether this is your first Mother’s Day as a mom or your mom’s thirty-fifth, a mom deserves to have her needs tended to (at a minimum!) one day a year. This year – more than any – is a year to give her something she really wants: good eats. Here’s our list of Mother’s Day ideas for moms with a penchant for good food.

Van Leeuwen

Sure, a traditional Mother’s Day gift isn’t one that requires a spoon and a freezer, but who wants traditional? A stockpile of Van Leeuwen’s dreamy ice cream would be an unforgettable way to share your appreciation for the most important woman in your life. Choose from a variety of dairy-free flavors like vegan Cookies & Cream Caramel Swirl. Or for a class act mom, go for a classic Mint Chip (offered in vegan or dairy-ful) made from pure organic peppermint and Askinosie small-batch, single-origin 72% chocolate chips.

Van Leeuwen Mint Chip Ice Cream

Krispy Rice

No one really wants to experience an over-priced brunch out of the house just for bottomless mimosas. Instead of celebrating in the mid-morning, ensure mom has a good end to her Mother’s Day celebration by sending her a pretty pink box of sushi from Krispy Rice. The Forever box includes steamed edamame, spicy tuna “krispy” rice, baked crab handroll, spicy Hamachi and wasabi “krispy” rice, king salmon nigiri, and two types of rolls: California and spicy yellowtail and serrano. Pair the rosy package with a colorful set of rainbow chopsticks that will make a lasting impression—and last beyond one night’s sushi.

Forever Krispy Rice

Magnolia Bakery

An arrangement of pretty spring flowers from the farmers market is going to get you points (and would look especially good in this mod vase from Emmeline Ceramics.) But if you don’t have time to dress up this year’s bouquet, pair those buds with some beautiful floral-inspired cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, which you can order to arrive straight on your mama’s doorstep.

Magnolia Bakery Mother’s Day Cupcakes

Alla Vodka Shop

If you are unable to see your mom in person this year, then send your mom something that will give them the feeling of a warm hug. Sending a creamy bowl of penne alla vodka from Alla Vodka is an excellent substitution for a big squeeze. And, it won’t hurt if you pair that pasta with some jewelry. For the Italian-food-loving mom, pick up a gold plated penne necklace she can wear while she polishes off that steaming bowl of pasta.

Penne Alla Vodka

Mamma Parmigiana

Speaking of, Italian eating is all about the long leisurely, late afternoon lunches with family. Celebrate all the mamas in your life with a hassle-free gathering catered by Mamma Parmigiana in your own backyard. From cornmeal crusted calamari to cannoli, Mamma Parmigiana offers a feast that will feed the whole famiglia. Choose from a selection of salads and sandwiches and plates full of pasta and parms. Dress them up by serving in these pretty terracotta-colored pasta bowls, or don’t, and you’ll have less mess to deal with and more time to mangia with the mammas.

Mamma Parmigiana Cannoli Trio

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