Mom. You deserve so much more than just one day a year! But since there is a special day set aside, we might as well make sure our moms are feeling the love, right? I thought you’d agree. That’s why we’ve curated a list of Mother’s Day Must-Haves that any mom is sure to love, especially if your mom is in the kitchen as much as mine!
I think we all owe it to Mom to start with dessert first, and if she’s never had a macaron she’s in for a treat. These light-as-air cookies come in a variety of drool-worthy flavors, and I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t astound my taste buds. If you can’t decide what flavors to choose, there are premade boxes, including a special Mother’s Day edition box called “Just for Mom.” It includes some of my favorites like Caramel Fleur De Sel and Love Rocks, which contains actual Pop Rocks inside. Visit ByWoops.com to order your box today!
Now that we have dessert squared away, we need to make sure Mom gets the most important meal of the day. There is no place more special that we’ve found so far, than the beautiful brunch spread put on by Marche Artisan Foods of Nashville, TN. With an ever-changing menu that focuses on the freshness of the season, you’ve got a meal to remember each time you visit. Be sure to check out the Omelet, Tartine, Bread Basket, and our favorite: Croissant French Toast.
photo courtesy of Andover Pottery
Kicking off our picks of non-edible goodies are these insanely gorgeous prep bowls from AndoverPottery. These versatile beauties are perfect for dips, prepped vegetables, and – dare I say – actual serving vessels. They are handmade here in the USA, and feature a shiny, glazed interior that is just beautiful. Also, dishwasher safe! Pick up a set here.
photo courtesy of Gingiber
These adorable, eco-friendly kitchen towels are sure to put a smile on Mom’s face every time she sees them in her kitchen. This particular bundle includes 1 Bear, Fox, and Owl Towel, but Gingiber has other design bundles to choose from as well. I just can’t resist some cute woodland creatures 🙂 Check them out here.
photo courtesy of Boothill Blades
Boothill Blades is a husband & wife team based in Clarksville, TN, that design some seriously incredible kitchen gear. One of their latest offerings are these custom walnut butter dishes. Each comes with a unique repurposed lid and handmade spreader. We’re pretty certain that Mom’s butter has found a new home. Order yours here.
If your mom’s a cookbook
hoarder, I mean collector, like I am, a Barefoot Contessa Cookbook signed by the queen herself, is an excellent resource to have on her shelf. While I could never pick a favorite of Ina Garten’s books, How Easy Is That? Is chockful of helpful tips and simply elegant recipes. Order your Mom (AND yourself) a copy here.
photo credit: lecreuset.com
This is the priciest item on this list, but I promise that it is worth every penny. By far, this French Oven is our most used piece of kitchen equipment that you can cook in, and is so versatile we’ve yet to find something it can’t do. From gorgeous soups to fresh baked bread, this is a serious workhorse in the kitchen, and will make your mom’s life a whole lot easier. It’s durable, oven safe, easy to clean, and comes in a myriad of colors. Point is, we love it. You’ll love it. And most importantly, Mom will love it. Choose one here.
It can be hard to find a gift that shows how much your incredible mom means to you. I hope at least one item from this list inspired you to make your Mother’s Day this year a delicious one, and to all the Moms out there Happy Mother’s Day from us here at How I Met My Dinner. <3 P.S. We are hosting an awesome giveaway thanks to JORD Watches! The prize is a $100 gift code to use towards one of their beautifully crafted wood watches. Click here to enter for free. Giveaway ends may 28th, 2017.