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The Best Mother’s Day Food Gift Ideas


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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts! Whether you plan on spending the day with Mom or showing her love from afar, it is the perfect day to shower mom with love and show her how much you care about her. And what better way is there to show your love than by sending her some of her favorite foods?

Is Food a Good Mother’s Day Gift?

There’s no doubt about it – food isn’t just a good Mother’s Day gift – it’s a great gift! We all know the foods that make our moms smile, and gifting mom a food item that you know she really loves can make her day.

What Food is Good for Mother’s Day?

The great thing about gifting food is that the options are limitless. A gift as simple as a box of cookies or cupcakes will always be appreciated, but there’s an opportunity here to really go above and beyond – You know your mom as well as anyone, so why not take the time to find a beloved food of her childhood, for example, or a full meal from a great restaurant? 

There are a wide variety of foods that will make for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, including:

  • Breakfast or brunch: a lavish spread with decadent foods like bagels & cream cheese, biscuits, and sticky buns
  • Elegant dinners: of fresh Maine lobster, handmade pasta, or a complete meal from a legendary restaurant
  • Desserts: like an elegant layer cake, chocolatey brownies, or comforting banana pudding

Breakfast & Brunch: Start Mom’s Day the Right Way

Whether Mom likes to start her day with something savory – perhaps a New York bagel with cream cheese or a fluffy Southern biscuit – or something sweet – like a pastry basket or decadent French toast – these Breakfast & Brunch Favorites are all guaranteed to put a smile on face from the moment she wakes up.

Celi-Cela’s Breakfast Basket

Celi-Cela’s Breakfast Basket

Ceci-Cela is a true labor of love by French master chef Laurent Dupal in partnership with celebrated restaurateur Georges Forgeois, and one of New York’s most beloved and authentic patisseries. This delicious assortment of freshly baked breakfast pastries includes a variety of croissants, muffins, danishes, and brioche buns.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit’s Mother’s Day Basket

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit’s Mother’s Day Basket

Callie White founded Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit in 2005, and it remains one of Charleston’s most popular destinations for handmade buttermilk biscuits. Treat Mom to a taste of the South with this Mother’s Day Basket, brimming with country ham biscuits, buttermilk biscuits, blackberry jam, and two varieties of savory pimento cheese.

Utopia Bagels’ Bagel Brunch

Utopia Bagels’ Bagel Brunch

Going strong in Queens, New York, since 1980, Utopia individually hand-rolls and kettle-boils its New York bagels, and then bakes them in a carousel oven that was originally built in 1947. This Bagel Brunch is overflowing with fresh-baked bagels, lox, cream cheese, and capers.

Flour Bakery + Cafe’s Sticky Buns

Flour Bakery + Cafe’s Sticky Buns

Widely regarded as one of the very best bakeries in America, Boston’s iconic Flour Bakery + Cafe is the creation of legendary pastry chef Joanne Chang, who was awarded the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker in 2016. Her signature pecan-topped sticky buns are so good that they beat Bobby Flay on an episode of Food Network’s “Throwdown”!

Dinner: Treat Mom Lavishly

After a day of feeling pampered, mom can indulge in a Mother’s Day Dinner just for her – whether it’s fried chicken, a lobster roll, or a multi-course dinner from a James Beard Award-winning restaurant.

McLoons Lobster Shack’s Complete Lobster Dinner

McLoons Lobster Shack’s Complete Lobster Dinner

McLoons is a family-owned lobster shack located on a working lobster wharf in South Thomaston on Maine’s off-the-beaten-path Spruce Head Island. This ultimate Maine meal in a box includes their signature lobster rolls, homemade lobster stew, and their top-selling blueberry bread pudding with white chocolate.

Blue Ribbon’s Complete Fried Chicken Dinner

Blue Ribbon’s Complete Fried Chicken Dinner

Bruce and Eric Bromberg opened NYC’s Blue Ribbon in 1992, and since then they’ve opened more than 20 bars and restaurants nationwide and have earned multiple James Beard Award nominations. Its most legendary dish is its fried chicken: high-quality chicken, dredged in a proprietary spice blend before being dunked in egg whites, coated in matzo meal crumbs, and fried to super-crispy-crunchy perfection. This Fried Chicken Dinner partners it up with mashed potatoes, collard greens, and gravy.

Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s Homemade Pasta Dinner

Nonna Dora’s of I Trulli’s Homemade Pasta Dinner

Puglia native Addolorata Marzovilla, also known as “Nonna Dora,” has been making pasta by hand for more than 70 years. Her son Nicola opened an Italian restaurant in New York City, called I Trulli, in 1994, and Nonna Dora could always be found at the restaurant making Puglia-style pasta the old-fashioned way. This Homemade Pasta Dinner includes your choice of a wide assortment of her handmade pastas & sauces, including potato gnocchi in a traditional bolognese sauce and traditional meat sauce lasagna.

Commander’s Palace’s Shrimp & Grits Dinner

Commander’s Palace’s Mother’s Day Three-Course Shrimp & Grits Dinner

Nestled in the heart of New Orleans’ tree-lined Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been serving legendary Haute Creole cuisine since 1893 and it’s won seven James Beard Awards. It’s quite possibly New Orleans’ most famous restaurant, and this Mother’s Day Three-Course Shrimp & Grits Dinner is a taste of its most iconic dishes: Garlic Bread, Turtle Soup or Seafood Gumbo, Wild Shrimp and Cognac with Creole Cream Cheese Grits, and Ponchatoula Strawberry Shortcake for dessert.

Desserts: Indulgent Mother’s Day Treats

Let Mom finish her special day the right way, courtesy of her favorite dessert – be it brownies, doughnuts, cupcakes, or an elegant layer cake that she can share with the family.

We Take the Cake’s Bouquet Cupcakes

We Take the Cake’s Bouquet Cupcakes

The folks at We Take the Cake take pride in mixing all their batters and frosting from scratch, using whole milk, fresh eggs and real butter. These flower cupcakes combine their prize-winning moist chocolate cake and golden butter cake, topped with colorful buttercream flowers – These made Oprah’s “O” List!

Brownie Points’ Mother’s Day Brownie Gift Basket

Brownie Points’ Mother’s Day Brownie Gift Basket

Since 1991, Brownie Points in Columbus, Ohio, has been baking up the fudgiest, most chocolatey brownies you’ll find anywhere. This Mother’s Day Brownie Gift Basket is overflowing with founder Lisa King’s signature creations, including chocolate covered brownies, all in a beautiful gift box.

Angel Food Bakery’s Message Donuts

Angel Food Bakery’s Mother’s Day Message Donuts

Founded by Katy Gerdes in 2012, Angel Food Bakery is one of Minneapolis’ most popular and whimsical bakeries. Their Mother’s Day “BEST MOM EVER” Message Donuts are freshly fried every morning and will definitely make Mom smile.

Martha Stewart’s Legendary Banana Pudding

Martha Stewart’s Legendary Banana Pudding

From none other than Martha Stewart herself, this Legendary Banana Pudding is made fresh to order and layered with fresh bananas, real cream, and Nilla Wafers.

Ina Garten’s Favorites: Hand-Picked For Mother’s Day

Ina Garten is a big fan of Goldbelly, and she even ships some of her most legendary sweets nationwide. For the first time, Ina has curated a hand-picked collection of her Mother’s Day favorites, all guaranteed to surprise and delight Mom. Here are a few of her picks, in her own words.

Ina Garten Coconut Cake

Ina’s Coconut Cake

“The most popular cake ever at Barefoot Contessa!”

The Model Bakery’s English Muffins

The Model Bakery’s Famous English Muffins

“My favorite freshly baked English muffins. Even better with their own butter & jam.”

Breads Bakery’s Chocolate & Cinnamon Babka

Breads Bakery’s Chocolate & Cinnamon Babka

“These babkas made with Nutella are supposed to be for breakfast, but I think they are delicious any time of the day.”

Shake Shack’s Shackburgers

Shake Shack’s Shackburgers

“This was like having Shake Shack at home. It took mere moments to have 8 delicious cheeseburgers cooked to perfection – complete with Shack Sauce.”

Food Subscriptions: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

There’s no need to limit Mother’s Day to just one day! Show Mom how much you love her by choosing from one of Goldbelly’s Food Subscriptions, which will deliver her favorite foods – be it bacon, cookies, pizza, ice cream, sandwiches, or more – to her door every month.

Goldbelly Ice Cream Subscription

Ice Cream Subscription

The Ice Cream Subscription is a monthly delivery of ice cream from America’s top creameries and ice cream shops – orders usually include 5 to 6 pints of ice cream, or up to 24 ice cream sandwiches.

Goldbelly Cookie Subscription

Cookie Subscription

Treat Mom to a monthly delivery of cookies – from whoopie pies to black & whites to chocolate chunk – from renowned bakeries and cookie shops. Each shipment includes enough tookies to serve 6 to 8 people. 

Goldbelly Pizza Subscription

Pizza Subscription

If Mom loves pizza, she’s going to love this Pizza Subscription, which will provide her with a different pizza every month, be it foldable New York-style, cheesy Chicago deep-dish, or square & fluffy Detroit-style. Each box will contain enough pizza to serve at least 4 people. 

Goldbelly Cake Subscription

Cake Subscription

What’s more decadent than getting a cake in the mail every month? With this Cake Subscription, whole cakes from America’s most legendary bakeries – which may include red velvet, coconut, rainbow, and chocolate layer cake – will be delivered to her door monthly.

There’s something delicious for every mom on Goldbelly, and they’re all shipping straight to her door in time for the holiday. But the holiday is fast approaching – shop mothers day gifts now!

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