Mother’s Day in the time of coronavirus is probably not going to be what you’re used to, but you can still treat the most important woman in your life to a gift she’ll love. Don’t forget to Skype her too, of course; a virtual hug is better than none at all. As for the other present, if your mom is the queen of cocktail parties and the grande dame of dinners, these entertaining gifts are sure to please her.
Doesn’t it feel like mothers really can do it all? Does your mom love to host the holidays, or put together an impressive wine and cheese platter in an instant? Or how about a casual get-together with the neighbors? If your mom harnesses the power of Barefoot Contessa and is the belle of the hosting party ball, we got you covered from festive tabletop decorations and decor to functional and useful entertaining must-haves for a special Mother’s Day treat.
It may be a while yet before she can host again, but she’s sure to go all-out when it is her time to shine once more—and in the meanwhile, she can enjoy all these herself.
These handmade, timeless linens are beautiful from the get-go, but they become softer and softer every time they’re washed. Classic and tasteful for Sunday brunch with the neighbors, they’re unfussy enough to use every night too.Buy Now
Garden parties are great except for a few pitfalls, namely bugs and breaks. You can prevent the latter with a gift of shatter-proof melamine dinnerware that looks like vintage pottery you picked up at a French flea market. Whether you buy a couple pieces or a full set, mom will be charmed, we’re sure.Buy Now
These pretty paper pinwheels with floral and metallic touches will put a smile on your mother’s face, adding a festive touch no matter what the occasion is.Buy Now
Who doesn’t love rose gold serveware? These elegant copper-hued utensils bring warmth and sophistication to that delicious meal mom just prepared.Buy Now
“The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering” by Elizabeth Heiskell, $25.40 on Amazon
Break out the Southern charm with the quintessential “The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering.” Spark some Southern inspiration with classics like Smoked Salmon Canapes and Brandy Alexanders.Buy Now
Heath is a California classic, creating timeless ceramics for decades. The circular Coupe line platter is a must-have for entertaining whether its for showcasing hot hors d’oeuvres, a colorful fruit plate, or a homemade quiche.Buy Now
Simon and Andrew Pearce are synonymous with Vermont handmade glass and wooden decor. This walnut cheese board showcases a natural raw edge. A wonderful, organic board for mom’s next entertaining fete.Buy Now
Add some retro pop to mom’s next cheese night with the classic stainless steel French Laguiole cheese knives in cheerfully vibrant colors. They are timeless and will last for years.Buy Now
Everyone loves an aperitivo before a dinner party. Berto vermouth from Italy’s Piemonte region is an herbaceous treat, filled with subtle notes of orange, absinthe, vanilla, coriander, and more. Serve on the rocks or with a spritz of seltzer and orange peel. A great complement to savory appetizers before the big feast.Buy Now
Get more great Mother’s Day gift ideas.
And check out our sister sites’ picks too: