Food Over Flowers: How To Really Spoil Your Mom With Gifts On Mother’s Day 2021
Let her indulge – it’s only once a year.
Finding a special gift for someone who has spoiled you your entire life can be quite a challenge, because wouldn’t you want to give her everything? And yet, Mama only gets one day of homage in a year! While a bouquet of flowers or a sweet greeting card will surely make her heart flutter like no other, a delicious treat will be greatly appreciated too!
Below, read on to discover exquisite food gifts that will leave your mom’s heart and tummy full this Mother’s Day.
Artisan focaccia bread
Focaccia Breads are having an Instagram renaissance, and we’re here for it! Treat your mom to a handmade goodie made by blogger and mompreneur Didi. What started out as an experiment to put excess fresh rosemary to good use turned into a full-fledged passion project that caters to lovers of artistic baked creations! The Focaccia Bread is available in seven delicious variants, ranging from Rosemary and Garlic Olive to Malunggay-infused loaves.
Rosemary, tomato, and olives focaccia bread, Php 250, from Didi Bakes Focaccia.
Olive Oil Lemon Torta Cake
With more than half of the population getting their moms a cake for Mother’s Day, opt for this topnotch one. Taking inspiration from the festive flavors of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, each bite is made of only the finest ingredients handcrafted to perfection. Get your mom a stash of Earl Grey tea on the side, and she’ll surely reminisce about her swoon-worthy trips to Italy on her afternoon tea time!
Olive oil lemon cake, Php 1,500 (8 inches), from CraftedbyCG.
Premium Charcuterie Board
Surprise mom with something decadent for her date night (at home) with Dad -- get a Premium Charcuterie Board. The package includes three kinds of premium cheeses including Truffle Noir, three kinds of cold cuts, and other accompaniments. Toss in a bottle of her favorite wine, and it will surely make her smile!
Premium Charcuterie Board, Php P3,500, from CASED.
Oh, look at that chocolatey goodness. Need we say more, really? Nothing says I love you more than these unbelievably drool-worthy croissants from Stoned Chocolates. Get it for your pastry-loving mom this Mother’s Day. You’re welcome!
Nutella croissants, Php 950 / box of 6, from Stoned Chocolates.
Doughnuts in Philippine Flavors
There are many doughnut attractions in the Metro, but the ones from Poison Coffee and Doughnuts are drawing crowds at the moment! Make sure that your mom gets her guilty pleasure for Mother’s Day by giving her a box (or two!) of the cafe bestsellers. The price per doughnut ranges from P60 to P105. Don’t miss out on their Philippine-flavored creations like Champorado, Maja Blanca, and Macapuno!
Champorado, Fresh Blueberry Glaze, or Pili Glaze doughnuts, Php 60 per piece, from Poison Coffee & Doughnuts.
There’s a good reason Japanese foodies are raving about this Yayoi Premium Feast Platter: it showcases the signature rolls from the brand they’ve all come to love, from crowd-favorite Spicy Salmon Rolls to Chicken Nanban cutlets! Not only will your mom appreciate this mouthwatering treat, it will also cut your prep time for family lunch significantly. Talk about a win-win situation!
Premium feast platter, Php 2,199, from YAYOI Philippines.
A Bottle of Rosé
Whether it’s for a celebration or to take a breather, every woman needs a glass of her trusty Champagne -- and your mom is no exception! Show your biggest cheerleader your love and appreciation by giving her a bottle of Rosé Champagne from Gypsy Rosé Diamant. If you prefer, it might double as an invitation for a ladies’ night just for the two of you. Oh, did we mention that girl talks hit differently when it’s with mom?
Rosé Champagne, Php 995 / bottle, from Gypsy Rosé Diamant.
If there’s one thing moms are particularly protective of, it’s their children’s health. They want to make sure their loved ones are always in tip-top shape! Give the wellness lessons a spin and treat your mom to a box of Kombucha (fermented black or green tea drink). Not only do the flavors taste refreshingly good, but each drink also promotes gut health and mental well-being!
Kombucha tea, Php 399 / bottle, from Cultur’d Kombucha.
Capping off this list is one single condiment that’s a significant hit with many moms — Chimichurri! We don’t know about you, but we can’t think of a better gift for the mom who loves being inventive and creative with her dishes. Available in Habanero and Cilantro variants, each spoonful makes for a fantastic addition to your mom’s culinary creations. Just wait for her to use it as topping for steaks or sweet potatoes!