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Pandemic or not, every day should be a day that honors the mothers who tirelessly love us, comfort us, and keep us sane (well, most of the time). And while Mother’s Day may not look the same this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil the most important woman in your life (and the one who gave you life!) with a bevy of food and drink-focused gifts worthy of a spot on anyone’s kitchen counter or dining table. 

These are the products that any mom would covet, especially since she’s trapped indoors with nothing to do but eat, drink, and occasionally be merry. So use this opportunity to remind her how great she is and how much you can’t wait to celebrate her, her cooking, and all of her antics as soon as this is all over. 

TruffleHunter Preserved Truffle Selection, $44.95 on Amazon


There’s no denying the power of truffles and their ability to take any homemade Italian meal from drab to fab. This fancy trio set offers them minced, sliced, and blended into a sauce so that you can use them in a variety of dishes, from pastas and pizzas to omelettes and salads. Sure, they’re a luxurious ingredient, but your mom endured hours of labor, potty training, and high school dating, thus deserving nothing less than the absolute best. Buy Now

Flowers Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir, $49.99 on Drizly 


Last July, I ventured to Sonoma County for an unforgettable wine tour with my mom. One stop along the way was Flowers Vineyards & Winery’s new tasting room where we got to sample our favorite pinot noir of all-time. This bottle (and its many varietals and vintages) never fails to impress and will serve as a perfect accompaniment to any romantic dinner, happy hour, or closet cry when life’s problems are just “too much.” Buy Now

Gourmet Salt Set, $44.99 on Amazon


Morton, who? Mom will get a kick out of seasoning her dishes with 10 colorful salt tubes that range from Hawaiian black to Spanish rosemary. They’ll especially come in handy when dad is in charge of dinner and insists on cooking his infamous tuna noodle casserole. Trust me on this one.Buy Now

Sakara Life Meal Kit Subscription

Sakara Life

Perhaps the last thing your mom wants to be doing is cooking, so Sakara Life has introduced a plant-rich meal kit line backed by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen. The soups, salads, and grain bowls tout nutrient-dense ingredients free of dairy, refined sugar, gluten, and GMOs, so she’ll be basking in the youthful glow that you stole from her so many years ago.Buy Now

Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, $379.99 from KitchenAid


Speaking of glow, have you checked out KitchenAid’s Color of the Year, the stunningly neon Kyoto Glow? Sure, the company’s famous stand mixer may be a splurge, but think about all of the baked goods she’ll be compelled to send you as a thank you for such a wonderful and thoughtful gift. It’s truly a win-win. Buy Now

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Maker, $39.99 on Amazon


Breakfast in bed can only be upgraded by a breakfast sandwich in bed. This three-in-one appliance is a game-changer, offering cooking compartments for bread, eggs, and anything you want to top them with. I’ve even heard of people grilling glazed donuts to create a carb-laden monstrosity that I absolutely *would* get out of bed for. Buy Now

Signature Spice Blends Collection, $79.20 from Spicewalla

Spicewalla Brand

It’s sugar, spice, and everything nice with this 18-pack sampler from Chowhound favorite Spicewalla. The set spotlights their most coveted blends for the mom who wants to embrace the spicier side of her personality. Buy Now

Milk Chocolate-Covered Butter Toffee, $19.99 on Amazon


I’ve never met a single human who doesn’t enjoy toffee. And if that person is you, this milk chocolate-covered variety from Swiss Colony may convert you and your wrong ways. Still not a fan? Your mom oughta be ashamed of you, so you better gift her this to avoid any chance of disownment. Buy Now

UrbanStems Flower Delivery


Everything’s coming up roses as we flatten the curve and defeat COVID-19, but you can send literal roses to mom and she’ll be just as happy. And not those tacky, budget-looking atrocities found in the sale bins of a convenience store. Urban Stems’ beautiful and intricate arrangements show mom that you care and that the holiday isn’t just an afterthought. This clearly isn’t food or a beverage, but it will bring joy to any dinner table. 

Use code ChowMomsDay for 15 percent off, plus free delivery until May 11. 

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Joey is a NYC-based writer/editor, TV/radio personality, editor-at-large for Chowhound, author of "Basic Bitchen," and host of "Dish This." His work has been featured in outlets like Food & Wine, People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, and BuzzFeed. Prior to a career in editorial, he served as the lead publicist for hit TLC shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "My Strange Addiction," and "My Crazy Obsession." In his spare time, he enjoys volleyball, visiting the beaches of Naples, Fla. (his hometown), worshipping Beyoncé, eating sour candy, writing depressing poetry, interior design, and perfecting his stand-up comedy routine. He's also been struck by lightning—quite the shocking experience.
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