Unless you’re quarantining with your mom, this Mother’s Day you probably can’t treat her to a traditional breakfast in bed, much less take her out to a fancy brunch spot. But with these Mother’s Day gift baskets for breakfast and brunch, you can still arrange a socially distant celebration in her honor.
Should you want to really gild the lily, send her flowers too; then she can set the table (or the table tray) with a full spread that shows you’re thinking of her.
If you’re on a budget, you can always mail her a homemade treat instead; banana bread travels well, and you’ve probably perfected your technique for that by now. Other quick breads stand up to shipping, as do some cookies, bars, and pound cakes.
Whichever way you go, be sure to FaceTime her on her day—or at least give her a good old-fashioned phone call to connect—and her heart will feel as full as her stomach after enjoying one of these delicious gifts.
Frog Hollow Farm in California is known for some of the very finest fruit around—from citrus to perfect peaches—and it’s all organic. This gift basket includes three pounds of fresh fruit (whatever is currently best and in season); three fluffy cream scones; three nectarine scuffins (a sweet cross between scones and muffins); four ounces of Frog Hollow Blend organic coffee; 12 ounces of granola, for layering with sliced fruit and yogurt or snacking on later; and your choice of a jar of organic plum-blueberry conserve or raw, unfiltered honey.Buy Now
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If your mom is all about the east coast, an iconic NYC brunch in a box is clearly a perfect option. This curated collection from legendary appetizing institution Russ & Daughters comes with some of the city’s best hand-rolled bagels, plus plenty of cream cheese and fabulous Nova lox to pile on top. Rounding it out: a chocolate babka, their Private Blend coffee, and a Russ & Daughters ceramic tumbler to keep it warm.Buy Now
Another carb-tastic option, this is for the mom who’s obsessed with English muffins. These extra-thick and fluffy specimens come in a range of flavors from sweet (like cherry blossom, wild Maine blueberry, and even chocolate) to savory (including cornmeal, cheddar cheese, and classic sourdough). This gift box option lets you choose six flavors for your mom, and she’ll get four of each one in the set—plus tongs for fishing them out of the toaster.Buy Now
If your mom is all about meat, this ready-to-heat meal is a triple threat—or triple treat—with pork breakfast sausage, smoked ham, and uncured bacon mixed with roasted red potatoes, peppers, and onions in a seasoned gravy. Fifteen minutes in a hot skillet is all it needs (and maybe a couple eggs cracked on top). Since brunch is so often about the balance of sweet and savory, consider adding on these individually sized Pineapple Upside Down Cakes or Caramel Apple Tartlets to complete the special meal.Buy Now
If all your mom cares about at brunch are the flaky pastries, give her what she wants—this mixed assortment of plain and chocolate-filled French croissants will transport her straight to Paris with each buttery, crispy bite. (Though if you’d like to treat her to even more of the pastry case, the Le Marais Pastry Board from Williams Sonoma you’ll see at the top of this page is another worthy option.) The croissants arrive frozen, so she can defrost only as many as she wants to eat at one time, which may well be all of them.Buy Now
This brunch box curated by Mouth boasts some of the best small-batch, artisanal edibles (and drinkables) from American producers. There’s whole grain pancake and waffle mix from Catskill Provisions, maple-pecan-coconut granola from Henry Hudson Baking Co., strawberry and rose jam from Sqirl, Sumatra Aceh dark roast coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company, and bloody mary mix from Gordy’s Pickle Jar. Oh, and to garnish the eye-opening cocktail, pickled string beans from Epic Pickles.Buy Now
For your Maine mom, or anyone who likes a good boozy brunch, this basket includes three sparkling jams (mimosa, raspberry peach champagne, and bellini, all made with actual wine); raspberry syrup (equally good on pancakes or in Prosecco); and spicy peppadew Sriracha bloody mary mix—plus baking mixes for farmhouse-style pancakes and waffles, and blueberry scones. If mom would prefer the baked goods sans booze, she might like this Blueberry Pancake Puff Kit with an aebelskiver pan, or this Berry Batter Bowl Gift with edible goodies inside an adorable bowl she can use for future baking endeavors.Buy Now
Southern belles and biscuit lovers will swoon for this collection of best-selling treats from Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in North Carolina, known for serving up blissful breakfasts for over 40 years (and still family owned today). The savory spectrum is covered in the form of four chicken biscuits—the bird is dipped in buttermilk and a spiced flour mix before being fried—and four country ham biscuits, while four glazed cinnamon rolls add the sweet finishing touch.Buy Now
Now is the perfect time for an indoor picnic, and this spread is well suited to a grazeable brunch (or blunch, for later risers). It includes fresh pears, sharp white cheddar, seeded crackers, two types of shortbread (lemon and vanilla), and an assortment of chocolate truffles—plus an orchid and glass vase for true one-stop Mother’s Day shopping.
Update: While this assortment is now sold out, you can still select from a number of other gift baskets mom will love.
For moms who prefer a proper breakfast (and a posh one at that), this wicker basket comes with a plethora of British treats—and a pedigree. Fortnum & Mason has been in business since the 1730s, when the company began packing luxurious hampers for clients traveling to their country estates. This one contains two tea blends, coffee, Piccadilly Flapjack Biscuits, raspberry preserves, lemon curd, Strawberry & Champagne Marmalade, Hungarian Acacia Honey, and a top hat strainer. Perfect for living out those Lady Grantham fantasies.
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Header image courtesy of Williams Sonoma