Mother's Day is the perfect time for treating mom to every possible extravagance. But what is it that mom really wants?
If she's a food-lover like all of us at What's Cookin', she probably wants something delicious to eat! With the Internet's ability to put an abundance of foodie crafts at your fingertips, there are special treats for each and every mom out there.
Whether she loves chocolate and candy or cookies and cakes, we've got the gifts for her. Heck, there's even a pecan danish ring included in this list!
Read on for our favorite food-based Mother's Day gifts and let us know what you're getting mom (or what you'd like to receive) in the comments below.
Does she love cookies? Try Cookies by Design (starting at $15.99), where you can coordinate shapes, designs, baskets and even have special messages written on your cookies for mom. All decorated on delicious sugar cookies, this one will win both the wow factor and the yum.
Does she love chocolate? Of course there is plenty of chocolate to be had come Mother's Day. Heck, it has to be one of the most chocolate-filled holidays after Valentine's Day. But if mom deserves something truly divine (trust us, every mom does), it is time to go for the best. We love the hand-crafted treats of Norman Love, with their 10pc Mother's Day Collection ($22) featuring adorable heart-shaped truffles in flavors like Italian Marscarpone. Equally amazing are the mixed Mother's Day Assortments from Lake Champlain ($29.50) and the delightful Seasonal Truffles from Godiva ($25).
Does she love pastries? If mom loves quality pastry the way we do, but can't seem to find a flakey, melt-in-your-mouth danish worthy of gifting, try the Mother's Day Danish Kringle ($20.95) from Wisconsin Made. Sweet and perfectly chewy, the brown sugar pecan filling and lightly pink cream cheese frosting will have you thinking you picked this one up at that gourmet bakery around the corner.
Does she love gift baskets? Harry & David is the crowned prince of gift baskets in our minds, with the sweet treat towers seemingly the perfect gift for any possible occasion. Mother's Day is no different. Packaged in adorable pink, beige and floral boxes - perfect for saving and using for trendy storage afterwards - the Mother's Day Tower of Treats ($59.99) is filled with darling delights ranging from candy covered dried cherries to the famous juicy pears. And with so much to choose from, no mom would turn it down.
Does she love cheese? Well let's be honest, who doesn't? Two cheese producers we just can't get enough of (and who ship nationally) are Coach Farm hailing from the Hudson River Valley region of New York and Cowgirl Creamery, from California. While Coach - yes, that's the same Coach as the handbags - is known for their incredible goat cheeses, Cowgirl Creamery is best known for their amazing variety. To learn more about what cheeses to buy, or just cheese in general, you have to check out their incredibly inclusive Library of Cheese.