A hearty steak or a box filled with delicious pastries will win anyone’s heart. A mother will appreciate them even more. After all, it’s homemade.
Here’s a list of food and drinks your mother will want to dig into immediately. Don’t worry. There are some budget-friendly and personalized gifts as well.
A handmade card and a beautiful bouquet always make a good gift for Mother’s Day. But they’re also cliche. What will make her grin? What’s bound to make her day? Well, food is the secret key to her heart. Who doesn’t like a well-cooked meal, after all? While sweets are usually the go-to options, don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
Surprise her with a food subscription. Get her gourmet salts. Prepare a hearty meal. Your options are limitless. Let’s take a look at some of the indulgent options.
Smoked Tea Caramels
What is Christmas in Australia without caramels? Imagine biting into these rich pieces of candy. Try making this, but don’t give it a taste, or they’ll never make it to the wrapper.
You might have to experiment a little with these. The first couple of tries is never perfect. Wrap them up with wax paper once you’re done making the smoked tea caramels. Get a ribbon for an added touch.
Here’s what you need:
- Heavy cream
- Unsalted butter
- Pine smoked black tea leaves
- Alder smoked salt
- Cream of tartar
- Light corn syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Liquid smoke
- Coarse fleur de sel (for the finishing touch!)
Cookbooks or Kitchen Accessories
What do you get from a mother who loves to cook? A cookbook, of course! People who enjoy cooking also like entertaining people. A great recipe book is a perfect addition to their kitchen.
Some of the most popular Mother’s Day Gifts in Australia include beautiful serving dish sets, recipe books, and kitchen appliances. If your mother enjoys cooking, books such as, “A Basket By The Door” or “Gyoza: The Ultimate Dumpling Cookbook” will surely make her happy. These mothers are adventurous. Consider new ideas, like a pizza board or a wheelset, or perhaps a new set of chopping knives for your favorite cook.
Decadent Truffles for the Win
A truffle a day keeps the sniffles away. They’re the ultimate bite-sized form of chocolates. These tiny balls are typically made with ganache or a mix of chocolate and cream.
These dreamy bites make the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. The shiny, silky texture also looks amazing. You can decorate each piece differently. Show a little effort to make your mom feel special!
The Sweet Brittle
Who doesn’t like a good, salty peanut brittle? The sweet and salty combination has the perfect crunch to it. You can create the perfect dessert for your mother with a bit of patience.
You can break this brittle into shards and place them in decorative puds. The sheen on the sweet brittle is incredible. This edible gift can last for several weeks! A batch of them is bound to bring a smile to your mother’s face.
Lime Cornmeal Biscotti with the Perfect Bite
These biscuits are not for sweet lovers, as it is different from gourmet cookies. It hits the perfect tangy spot. You won’t be able to stop munching on it. The bright cookie is filled with warm flavors and a delicate crunch. You can only get this from cornmeal.
Add orange zest, rosemary, and anise for superior flavor. Here’s the ingredient list:
- Unsalted butter
- Lime zest
- All-purpose flour
- Coarse yellow cornmeal
- Baking soda
- Sifted confectioners’ sugar
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
Humongous Chocolate Bars
This chocolate bar can be made with almost any toppings. Let your creativity shine. Add cocoa nibs or toasted nuts. Add fruity elements like dried fruit or coconut flakes if that’s what your mom prefers.
This dessert can be made by pouring tempered chocolate into any pan. Opt for silicone pans. This makes the chocolate particularly shine. Or get disposable paper pans. This will pull off the chocolate with ease. The tempering isn’t great, but it holds shape!
Fun Martini Kits
You can’t go wrong with gift hampers, but why don’t you take it up a notch? Create a mixology kit instead.
Australians love good martinis! So, give them the ingredients to make the perfect martini. Include juniper berries, spices, and olives. The plethora of ingredients looks beautiful in a basket!
Of course, not everyone in Australia has a sweet tooth. Sometimes, it is better to opt for a savory gift hamper instead. Add champagne, nuts, and a blend of crackers.
Also, you don’t need an occasion to pop a bottle of champagne. The fresh and crisp bubbles are welcome at any time. So, pick a nice bottle of champagne and pair it with some nibbles for a celebration hamper for mom.
The Mighty Jams
Instead of immaculately decorated cakes, consider making something different for Mother’s Day. Why not make jam? This delicious spread is versatile at its peak.
A traditional homemade jar of jam is appreciated by any foodie. They’re chunky, fruity, and filled with flavor. Also, the jam is amazing with toast or cheese. The perfect pairing elevates your flavor buds. Consider making an apricot jam for those who like sweets.
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, put on your creativity hat, and make a capsicum and chili jam instead. This spread is perfect with meats and bread. This edible gift is bound to impress your food-loving mother!
The delight of the Turks
Who doesn’t like a refreshing breakfast? Especially if the breakfast is both tasty and healthy, it is bound to make someone’s day, which makes a traditional Turkish breakfast one of the best surprises on a Mother’s Day morning.
If you’re worried about getting the ethnic touches right, we are here to help you with a few easy tips that will help you to achieve the best possible outcome. Just get the following ingredients from the market-
- Fresh Berries (Blue Berries/ Mulberries/ Cherry)
- Fresh Cheese
- Freshly baked Bread
- Sweet Turkish delights
To get the traditional touches right
- Cut the meat into small cubes
- Keep the meat juicy like a steak
- Cut the bread in long slices
- Get as many berries as possible and serve them separately
- Do not forget the sweet items (Honey, Turkish Delights Jelly)
A Premium Treat
Mothers always make the best lunch. However, giving her a new perspective is never a bad idea. Give her the taste of a premium lunch at home that she doesn’t experience regularly. If you are wondering what you might cook to create the perfect premium lunch experience, we have a few suggestions for you.
A traditional Japanese Wagyu beef steak can never go wrong. With both the taste of a fulfilling steak and top-of-the-line meat that melts in the mouth, it surely melts her heart. Of course, you need to practice a little priorly just to be safe.
If a Wagyu steak seems too much, try making her feel special with customized homemade calligraphy cookies. It may not be much, but it surely will leave a message!
Wine Her Day
Mother’s Day is all about celebration, and good celebration calls for good wine. A bottle of hand-picked wine will surely get anyone’s spirit up. If you’re worried that you might not get the right kind of wine, one of the easiest tricks is to get a bottle that’s sommelier-approved, and you should be good to go.
However, if you want to place your bets safe, you could get her a premium wine subscription as well. In that way, you get the best of both worlds.
Subscribe to Make Her Day
Preparing a meal or making something special might always not be convenient. Fortunately, that is not a problem at all as we have you covered. You can always get her a premium subscription for a Bento Box or a Gift Box that will deliver a set of different meals every month.
Subscription services like TokyoTreats or Bokksu will deliver a gift box full of unique meals and snacks that will most definitely cheer someone up. The boxes will contain different items every month, so the subscriber will not get bored of having the same items every month.
If snacks do not cut it, a wine subscription from Winc is there to save the day. This is the same as the snacks but better as they will provide you with different bottles of premium wine every month, which will keep her cheerful for not just a day but for months.
Last but Not the Least
After going through all the pros and cons, if you are still debating, then our final recommendation is a simple touch of love. Nothing says “I love you, Mom,” more than breakfast to her bed.
Wake her up with a surprise by preparing her favorite food and start her day with a smile. No matter the plans for the rest of the day, she will surely have the best morning!
For moms who can’t live without food, this list of delicious treats is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. These edible gifts are sophisticated, intricate, and delicious! On top of these, add a homemade card.
Gifts are not everyone’s love language. But that’s okay. Mothers prefer thoughtful gifts over anything else. A homemade meal or item will go a long way. This year, turn to rich caramels, decadent desserts, and fun treats!