And so the saying goes, “If Momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.” In case you missed the memo, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, 2016. And we’re sure you want to make this year’s Mother’s Day as special as mom is. She deserves it: celebrate your mother this year with our list of Southern gourmet gift ideas that mom will swoon over.13 incredible peaches plus a peach themed cookbook from The Peach Truck. Give mom a sweet, juicy shipment with their Mother’s Day Special. We’ve long been fans of this cute Nashville couple and their love of Georgia peaches. Check out their website, follow them on their “peach tour” around the South – and for heaven’s sake, send Mom – and all the “mother’s” in your life some peaches that are sweet as they are!
Pottery pieces for her tablescape. Southern tables are not complete with fine pottery serving pieces. Layering serving platters and mixing patterns is the name of the game for an approachable – but proper – Southern meal. Begin a collection for Mom this Mother’s Day or add to what she currently has. If you aren’t sure where to start, we’re currently in love with several collections from Good Earth Pottery – the perfect way to celebrate all the good that mom’s brought into your life.Caramel Cake from Sugaree’s Bakery. Or any flavor for that matter. Choose from Strawberry Cake, Coconut Cake, Chocolate Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Italian Cream Cake and more… They’re even offering a special iced Mother’s Day cake this year as well as a sampler “cake” with their favorite flavors. Sugaree’s cakes are simply amazing and they can be shipped anywhere in the U.S.!
A picnic for Mom! Buy a nice basket, use real linens and all her favorite vintage serving pieces. Take her outside to soak up the sun, and most importantly, invest uninterrupted time with the Mom that has given you so much of her time through the years. Our friend, Rebecca Gordon, recently shared how to Host a Mother’s Day Picnic on Good Morning Alabama. Check it out!Southern cookbooks paired with her favorite bottle of wine or Southern ingredients. We love new recipes that incorporate Southern cooking methods and fresh seasonal ingredients. Our friends at The Everyday Gourmet have many to choose from on their web site, including one of our favorites COME ON IN: Recipes from the Junior League of Jackson. While you’re there, pick out a favorite gadget or a bottle of Sugar Taylor Sauce to make weeknight cooking easy. And don’t forget to stop by your local wine shop to pick up her favorite bottle of red, white or bubbly to make the gift set complete.
CSA membership. Buy Mom a membership to receive fresh, in season, produce on a regular basis to inspire her love of cooking through a local Community Supported Agriculture membership. There is nothing better to have in her kitchen and it’ll minimize her weekly shopping saving her time well into the future! If you aren’t familiar with CSAs or would like to find one in your area check out Local Harvest.Decadent chocolates from French Broad Chocolates. Gift boxed collections like Asheville Grown Collection, Buddha Collection, Salted Caramel Collection, Signature Collection, The Cocktail Collection, and World Collection have our full attention! They are among some of our favorite chocolates, not only because they are insanely tasty and artistic creations, but because of the owners true commitment to sourcing from quality cacao farms, including their own in Costa Rica! Flat shipping of $5 and available in many stores around the South!
We sure do love our mamas here in the South. Whether you live in the Southern states or not, we are quite confident you probably feel the same way. Whatever you do this year, celebrate Mother’s Day – and mom – BIG! Make her feel special with your time, attention, and gifts, whatever they may be.
Here’s to all the moms out there. Thanks for all you are and all you do. For all you’ve taught us to do – and not to do. You inspire us and motivate us with your creativity and passion. Happy Mother’s Day!