Looking for unique gift ideas for Mom? Even if you aren't able to visit her this year, you can send her something thoughtful! If she spends time in the kitchen or considers herself a foodie, this list will surely have something she will love. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
The gift of not cooking for a week – have her take the week off and send her meal delivery! While regular meal prep kits can still be fun, the best part about the options below is that there is no cooking involved.
- Instead of a day at the spa, think healthy spa meals. Sakara Life has the best fresh food delivery that is nourishing and creative meals at their finest. They also have snacks and supplements. (See full review here or use code TRIALANDEATER to save 15%).
- If your mom likes lighter fare, Splendid Spoon has delicious prepared soups, smoothies and grain bowls that just need to be warmed up.
The gift of superfoods: Any mom on a health kick will love the mixes from Your Superfoods. They are our favorite because they have no added sweeteners and use only a handful of organic ingredients. Try one of their superfood blends, protein mixes (like their new chocolate protein!) or get one of their bundles:
- Beauty Bundle – perfect for Mom's Day, and includes recipes specifically for healthy skin and hair!
- Immunity Bundle – my current favorite bundle and includes “Forever Beautiful”, “Magic Mushroom”, “Super Green” and “Mellow Yellow.”
- How to save: get 15% off on any non-subscription purchase with code TRIALANDEATER or get 30% off on your first subscription order with code SUB30.
The gift of microgreens – if your mom isn't quite sure if she is ready to handle a full garden, these DIY kits from Hamama let you grow a mini microgreen garden in her very own kitchen.
The gift of genetic knowledge: If your mom has ever been curious about genealogy, try 23andMe. This might seem unrelated to food, but if you get the “Health” package they give results for whether you have certain genetic variants tied to food related illnesses, like celiac disease or lactose intolerance (though this isn't a diagnosis kit – you can find food sensitivity kits at EverlyWell). They also give you some fun tidbits like whether you're “more or less likely” to hate cilantro, prefer sweet over salty, or choose chocolate ice cream over vanilla. Their current Mother's Day special is $50 off one kit or $150 off two kits (one for you and one for mom!), running through May 10, 2020.
The gift of salt: if your mom is like mine and LOVES salt, finding unique sets of sea salts is a wonderful present. Makes for a fun salt tasting too! Here is one example of 4 flake salts from amazon.
The gift of caffeine: If she's a coffee drinker, Trade Coffee sends the best freshly roasted coffees from local roasters specific to taste profile.
The gift of clean water: I got a Berkey for my mom as a holiday present, and it is one of her favorite things. It's basically the best filter out there and they claim it can even clean swamp water. They are pricey, but code “trialandeater” can save you money at checkout on BerkeyFilters website (the bigger the Berkey, the bigger the discount).
The gift of wine: The two wine subscriptions I've tried and loved lately were ones I found because my own mom can't have sulfites. These sell options for natural wines shipped straight to your door.
- Revel Wine – has some organic and no-sulfite options, as well as other wine options. My moms favorite is a no-sulfite wine ironically called “Mother's Choice!”
- Dry Farm Wines – the wines from Dry Farm are additive-free and natural, and are lab-tested to ensure there is low sugar and sulfites. While they are not specifically always labeled organic, you can look up the test results of any wine to see the amount of sulfites and grams of sugar in what you're drinking. (You can get a bonus bottle for $0.01 with your first shipment with this link!)
The gift of memories: A couple of my favorite kitchen-related memory gifts are:
- Photo mugs – choose a photo of the two of you and put it on a mug so she can look at it every day!
- Handwritten recipe engraved on a cutting board – you've seen an example of this from my Nana'a Easter bread recipe, and this is a great sentimental gift if you have a handwritten recipe from her mom or grandma.
The gift of snacks:
- A membership to Thrive Market – the gift that keeps on giving! A yearly subscription is $59.95 and will save money on favorite pantry items all year long. You can buy a gift card for the membership fee and/or a specific spending amount.
- If your mom is dairy-free or vegan and likes to snack, Vegan Cuts is a subscription box with unique munchies every month. They also have beauty boxes and other special editions, and donate to animal sanctuaries! (See full review here.)
- Is she a chocolate-peanut butter dessert fan? Get a pack of the peanut butter flavor from Skinny Dipped Almonds is the best (a mother-daughter company!). Code TRIALANDEATER15 saves 15%.
The gift of fun gadgets – some of my own mother's favorite kitchen gadgets are random things I had no idea would be such a hit – like a tofu press, a basic trusted OXO knife, and “produce saver” containers.
Now it's your turn! Which gifts are you going to get mom this year, and what are your favorite unique ideas?