Mother's Day gifts for the food and wine lover
By Carla Snuggs
Is your mom a food enthusiast or does she love kitchen gadgets? Posh Beauty Blog has discovered a few Posh items that foodie moms will love! This Mother’s Day gift guide is has something for every taste and budget. It’s Posh Beauty Blog's Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Foodie Edition!
My Cave Box
My Cave Box is a wine club created and distributed through a wine market and gourmet restaurant and wine bar in Ventura, CA. Since they aren't a vineyard, they have access to wines from all over the world, which they hand-choose for each month's shipments based on the recipient's tastes. The Cave Box prides itself on sending high quality, tasty wines right to Mom’s door that she will personally enjoy drinking. Boxes can also include handmade candles or glittery wineglasses for an added bit of of coordinating fun. The boxes range in price from $45-$90 and can be gifted as a one-time shipment, or a monthly subscription. Shop: Mycavebox.com .
Espressotoria Espresso Machine
This sleek new kitchen appliance: Espressotoria Espresso Machine is perfect for any mom. It’s a modern counter top espresso machine that allows Mom to make specialty, café quality coffee at-home with the push of a button. You can surprise any mom, aunt, mother-in-law, sister or grandmother with a small token of appreciation. Another bonus: coffee from Espressotoria has an incredible, fresh ground and packed taste. It’s only $99, so this coffee system is high-quality at an accessible price. See how it works here.
Windsor Vineyards Wine Labels and Wine
The DIY folks at Windsor Vineyards have mastered the art of making tremendous wine with an intensely personal twist. On their website, you can choose from their pre-templated Mother's Day labels or design your own custom label—for no cost—to affix to any of their wines. The brand is perfect for the mom who appreciates a good glass—or bottle—of wine with a unique touch.
As for wine, we recommend The Winery's 2015 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Platinum Series. It’s distinct in style and taste—smooth and jammy on the palate. It’s also the perfect wine to sip on its own or a hearty complement to dishes like slow-roasted leg of lamb, braised beef short ribs and Cioppino.
Colavita Perfect Pasta Gift Basket
A Colavita "Perfect Pasta" gift basket for Mother's Day! It's a basket full of ingredients for delicious, all-natural Italian soul food. This gift basket combines classic Italian staples in simple yet flavorful sauces and noodles for a selection of ingredients that makes it easy to dish up a perfect pasta. Mix handcrafted linguine with a tomato basil sauce that will make your palate melt, or toss some decadent pesto in with the Penne Rigate. Any combination brings home a savory, soulful mix of authentic Italian flavors and aromas, sure to comfort and satisfy.
Peggy Jeans Pies
One of Peggy Jean Pies’ (Columbia, MO) most popular products is their Jelly Jar pies. They bake them in 4 oz. Mason jars, bundle them by six and ship them nationwide via two-day UPS delivery. They also include six tiny forks tied with a ribbon and all the instructions for enjoying the pies. They are ready-to-eat and can be enjoyed for a few days past receipt. Shop: Pjpies.com.
WineBlock is an on-the-go, pocket sized, preventative, anti-stain treatment for your lips and teeth. They are saving people from “wine mouth” one glass of red wine at a time. You know, the purple hue people get on their lips and teeth after a glass of red wine. Even better, their product is made from 100% safe, all natural, non-toxic ingredients. There are no petroleum based ingredients or parabens in WineBlock. This is great for wine-loving moms.
Whiskware™ Snacking Containers
Clever interlocking Whiskware™ Snacking Containers are ideal for moms on the go. The containers—available in assorted mix-and-match sizes with Twist n’ Lock lids and removable handles—make portable nutrition easy. Whiskware™ Snacking Containers are stylish, streamlined, durable, odor-resistant, and fantastic for stashing snacks in your carry-on, day pack, tote bag, or diaper bag.
It’s hard to have a gift guide without wine suggestions from one of my faves, Trinchero Family Estates. They have best affordable wines and that are always great for gift giving and to present as hostess gifts.
Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc : Aromas of fragrant white blossoms lead to white peach, melon and ripe citrus on the palate complemented by a lovely lemon curd finish.
Napa Cellars Chardonnay: Flavors of pear, crème fraiche, and pie crust are complimented by a creamy texture with balanced acidity and a nice, lingering finish of crème brulee and white peach. This is the perfect wine to pair with a Camembert French cheese plate drizzled with local honey and almond halves, or with panna cotta topped with fresh berries for dessert.
Terra d'Oro Zinfandel: displays the classic characteristics unique to this region. Enticing aromas of clove, cracked pepper, black cherry, smoke, violets, licorice, black olive and sage lead to an elegant entry of cherry and licorice on the palate.
My personal favorite: Taken Red Blend: This powerful wine boasts copious amounts of ripe red fruit, blueberry and plum. Dark chocolate and tastefully integrated oak add complexity to the full-bodied mouthfeel, while the texture and flavors linger on the palate for a good 30 seconds after enjoying.
Sugar Smart Box
Sugar Smart Box is a monthly subscription box with low sugar, low carb, diabetic diet friendly snacks. Mom simply customizes her subscription and then will receive 7 or more premium curated snacks for her box each month.
Chameleon Cold-Brew has you covered with a Mother’s Day gift. If mom's a DIY-er, the Cold-Brew Pod Bundle gives the gift of a delicious cold-brew with little-to-no effort. The 10 coffee pods are paired with two trendy Chameleon Cold-Brew glasses, so mom can enjoy homemade cold-brew with your loved ones! DIY cold-brew has never been this easy and is the perfect base for a custom coffee concoction (think Irish coffee).