Whether you’re a mom, you have a mom, or there’s someone in your life who you pretend is your mom, right about now you’re probably either thinking, “I should send something” or “Someone better send me something.” And if there was ever a year to get the Mother’s Day delivery right, it’s this one - when you can give your mom the gift of excellent food and drinks at home, and support local businesses while you’re at it.
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite food & drink gift ideas in every Infatuation city, that you will still arrive in time for Mother’s Day. Be sure to check delivery deadlines, and get your orders in soon.
NEW YORK CITY
Ciao Gloria in Brooklyn just re-opened for takeout and delivery, and they're offering special limoncello layer cakes for local pick-up that will probably make your mom say, "Oh honey, I love limoncello!" (If she doesn't love limoncello, there are a bunch of other cake options available). All you have to do is call 716-666-2426 48 hours in advance of picking it up.
Contra and Wildair's hybrid takeout operation Contrair has a special yuzu and caramel mille-feuille available for pick-up on Mother's Day starting at noon. If you or your mom are in the vicinity of lower Manhattan, just make sure to email email@example.com(opens in new tab) with your order before Saturday at 1pm.
Flowers are nice, but in order to fully appreciate them, you need to have a buzz on. And once you get a buzz on, you’ll probably want a snack and perhaps a cup of tea to keep you awake. We assume that’s why Dante is selling a bunch of Mother’s Day kits that come with tulips, Champagne, bottled cocktails, tea, and finger sandwiches. Order one for pickup or delivery in NYC, and your mother will temporarily forget how you used to cry all the time and get confused by large words.
If you aren’t making dinner for the person who raised you this Sunday, you can, at the very least, get your mother a meal kit from Rezdora. They have a special one for mother’s day that feeds four people and comes with burrata, your choice of pasta, and either braised short ribs or sole with caper and lemon sauce. It also includes some lemon ricotta cake for dessert and a bottle of prosecco with peach puree on the side, because your mother deserves to drink several bellinis before you call to make small talk. The kit is $199, and you can place an order for pickup or delivery in NYC until the end of Sunday.
For the mom that’s not a regular mom (she’s a cool mom): The Four Horsemen, one of our favorite places to drink in NYC, is offering a Mother’s Day package that includes a DIY mimosa kit, along with angel food cake and a hand-tied bouquet. Order online and pick up at this Williamsburg wine bar on Friday or Saturday between 2-6pm.
Waking up on Mother’s Day morning doesn’t have the same cachet as Christmas morning, but that’s just because it’s hard to find an evergreen in May. Tree or no tree, your mom’s morning can still be full of gifts, and you don’t even have to wrap anything. Order her a bunch of French pastries and desserts from Patisserie Chanson in Flatiron. Along with their usual roster of eclairs, macarons, and salted caramel kouign amanns, they’re also delivering personal-sized Mother’s Day cakes to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens - just order at least a day in advance.
For the mom who loves wine (and likes learning about it, too) consider our new Infatuation x Parcelle “Six More Weeks Of This?” Six Pack, which will hold her over during quarantine and set her up to follow along with our upcoming How To Drink Wine School sessions (each of these wines will be featured in the coming weeks). Delivery is $15 in Manhattan, and usually arrives same day, and there’s $25 flat rate shipping out of state.
You could order your mom mac and cheese or babka french toast for Mother’s Day, but why not make things feel a little more personal?. Whether for you that involves an inside joke about nut butter, or dog food for her dachshund, you can get it from Mekelburg’s, the high-end grocery store in either Williamsburg or Clinton Hill. They’re also delivering their fantastic mac and cheese and babka french toast, in case you want to throw those in as well.
Instead of the dozen roses you were thinking of sending, get your mom a bouquet of 12 bottles of rosé from City Vineyard. They ship anywhere within New York state, but you’ll need to order for pick up to make sure mom gets her gift by Sunday.
We could all benefit from some relaxation right now. And you can help your mom chill out with a Mother’s Day Wellness Kit from Bien Cuit. It includes a box of green tea, a jar of honey, and an ounce of CBD oil - plus a few cookies, to keep things balanced. They’ll be delivering the kit on Saturday, so make sure you get your order in before then.
If mom likes wine, she’ll love Vinovore, the Virgil Village wine shop with a massive selection of bottles from women winemakers around the world. Order her a hard-to-find bottle of South African chenin blanc or Portuguese natural baga, or go with one of their staff-curated packs. Regardless, it’ll come with a handwritten description card with tasting notes, and maybe a little story about the winemakers, too. Vinovore also has Mother’s Day gift boxes, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, and more available for local delivery (for $5), or shipping within CA (and beyond) via FedEx. Same-day delivery is also available.
Your mom emailed us, and she definitely doesn’t want chocolate this year. Baked goods, though? A much better route. This Venice spot has tremendous sourdough, brioche, and pain au levain, along with all the spreads you need to turn a loaf into a meal, like whipped burrata, charred eggplant, smoked trout, and almond pecan butter. Add in some maple scones or snickerdoodles, and she’ll be set with a full spread. Same-day LA delivery available.
No matter where Mom lives, Santa Monica Seafood can get fresh seafood delivered to her. And you know what’s better than flowers? Boxes stuffed with lobster tails, Chilean sea bass, black tiger shrimp, and Alaskan halibut. Prices range from $75-$125, and they even offer free overnight shipping, if you order before noon PST. They don’t deliver on Sundays, so get your order in by Friday 5/9.
Ice cream (or an ice cream cake, or a build-your-own-sundae) is never the wrong choice. Especially from Sweet Rose Creamery. If you’re quarantining together and want to pick up a Salted Caramel or Thai Tea cone at their shop, both the Brentwood Country Mart and Santa Monica locations are open for takeout and curbside pick-up. If you’re not together, Sweet Rose is also available via same-day app delivery.
Have brunch delivered from Baker Miller, a fantastic bakery that mills its own grain. The Mother’s Day package comes with a biscuit strata, sourdough cinnamon rolls, thick-cut bacon, mini chocolate bundt cake, cookies, and a lavender mimosa kit (you need to add champagne). Honestly, the idea of someone sending this to you is the kind of thing that makes you want to have kids. Order by Saturday 5/9 for local Chicago delivery on Sunday.
If there’s a mom in your life who thinks she should be on Cupcake Wars, send her a delivery from Aya Pastry, who’s offering cookie and cupcake decorating kits for Mother’s Day. The cupcake kit comes with both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes (two of each), buttercream frosting, and jam for filling. The sugar cookie kit comes with three different colors of royal icing and funfetti sprinkles. Order either by Thursday 5/7 for local Sunday delivery.
This market and wine shop has a special Mother’s Day brunch for delivery. It includes a frittata, potatoes, toast and jam, and bacon. But if you really love her, you can add on treats like brioche doughnuts, take-and-bake blueberry scones, and a spritz cocktail kit. Oh, and you can also throw in a little plant in a handmade planter from local artist Little Fire Ceramic. Order by Friday 5/9 for local Sunday delivery.
If your mom isn’t good at keeping sourdough starter alive, give her a potted plant (or bagels) instead. Wise Sons is offering a Mother’s Day gift box that comes with french toast, pastrami bacon, mimosas, and a pothos plant from Plants and Friends. The box (along with their other bagel kits and provisions) is available for local pick-up.
If your mom is good at literally everything, like correctly answering every single Jeopardy Daily Double question right, send over a bread starter kit from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. There will be no moldy starters on her watch. They also have other cookie, brioche, and focaccia kits available for national delivery.
Maybe all your mom needs right now is a tea infuser. Or pizza flour. Or hot and smoky barbecue sauce. This specialty artisanal shop is selling a ton of themed boxes, including a Best Of SF Kit with great local products, like nuts, olive oil, and chocolate, plus dedicated Mother’s Day packages - all available for local delivery by Sunday.
We may not be able to treat our moms to a nice day out right now, but at the very least we can send them nice things. Palm House’s “Spa, Brunch, and Blooms” package comes with sticky buns, quiche, and bagels. You can also add on gifts from women-owned businesses, like Dermaplus and The Little Flower Shop. Pre-order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They deliver in San Francisco for $15, or you can pick-up.
If your mom’s idea of a good day is sipping on a negroni while barbecuing some quality brisket, Belcampo is shipping meat nationwide. Any gift that involves a couple pounds of oxtail delivered right to your doorstep is a great one in our book. Same-day delivery is available at select locations.
Addo is selling a DIY kit to serve mom breakfast in bed - each $50 kit comes with pancake mix, salted butter, fruit, smoked salmon, bread, avocado, eggs, granola, and yogurt, along with the option to add extras like a bouquet of flowers or mimosa packs. Place your order online and email Addo at email@example.com to set up a delivery time for Friday or Saturday.
If your mom prefers slurping two dozen oysters while sipping sparkling wine over breakfast in bed, Taylor Shellfish is where you should be shopping this year. Their Melrose Market location in Seattle is offering same-day, local delivery of their Washington oysters as well as cocktail kits and wine packages. For areas outside Seattle, overnight shipping is available to anywhere in the US. For more information and to place your order, head to their website.
Beecher’s mac and cheese is one of Oprah’s favorite things, and as your mom likes to say - if it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for her. For Mother’s Day, you can get it delivered (in a meal kit form), along with other gift packages like a cheese board with Jacobson honey. Head to their website to order - two-day delivery is available.
If your mom’s a New Englander, send her a seafood spread from Summer Shack Cambridge. They’re delivering fried whole clams, whole lobsters, and chowder throughout the city of Boston. There’s also a special Mother’s Day clambake that can be pre-ordered, though it’s only available for takeout. But since Mom would probably also like some flowers, a curbside dropoff with tulips and shrimp seems like a good idea anyway.
Bacco’s is a cheese and wine store in Back Bay that sells some pretty nice custom gift boxes. You can call the store at (617) 574-1751 to specify the types of cheese, wine, liquor, and olive oil you’d like to send. Shipping is available nationwide, but the store only ships boxes Mon-Wed, so plan accordingly. Orders must be placed by 2pm for shipments to go out on the same day.
Maybe Mom’s not the best at making drinks, or maybe she’s as confident as Meryl Streep with a shaker. Either way, the cocktail kits - with mixers, garnishes, and glassware - are a great gift. Deliveries are limited to within two miles of the bar, but there’s also nationwide shipping available.
No bad day ever started with a donut, so give mom a box of Wynwood’s Salty Donut. Everything from this bakery is great (and also the size of a small planet) but definitely pick the maple and bacon and guava and cheese versions to ensure you remain her favorite child for the next 364 days. Same day delivery, while supplies last.
Mom no doubt put up with plenty of your screaming demands for ice cream, so repay the favor and get her something from Azucar in Little Havana. The Cuban ice cream shop is delivering via most of the major delivery apps. If you’re having flavor anxiety, go with Abuela Maria, a mix of cream cheese, guava chunks, and Maria Cookies. Same-day delivery, while supplies last.
Fireman Derek’s is a fantastic South Florida bakery that makes special occasion cakes and pies that will create heated fork fights over the last slice. Your mom is probably going to love anything they’ve got - though we’d suggest you prioritize the key lime pie and guava berry pie. National delivery is also available.
Nothing says “I love you, mom” like a big bag of churros. And that’s even more true when they’re churros from Nixta Taqueria. This Mother’s Day special comes with a bottle of wine, a bouquet of flowers, and four sticks of chewy, crunchy, cinnamon goodness. And you might as well throw some tacos in while you’re at it. Just because you prefer to live off a diet of churros doesn’t mean your mom has to. Available for same-day delivery or pickup.
The only thing better than breakfast in bed is undoubtedly brisket in bed. Call (512) 791-5961 to place an order for local pick-up or delivery - and if you want to send your mom some post oak-smoked brisket or jalapeno cheese grits and chili beans, national delivery is available too.
Your mom probably needs chocolate now more than ever (we all do). And Austin-based artisanal chocolate maker Chocolateria Tessa has a whole variety of assortments and gift boxes. To really drive the Texas theme home, you could also order chocolate in the [shape of Texas(https://chocolaterietessa.com/shop/large-texas/), a 7” tall cowboy boot, or Willie Nelson’s face. OK, maybe not the last one. Order by Wednesday, May 6th for national delivery (you can also get same-day curbside pickup).
The Mother’s Day brunch menu at Jeffrey’s is a one-stop-shop for everything mom might want. From truffled deviled eggs and a caviar service, to smoked salmon and prime rib, you can really make this as extravagant as you’d like. You can even get mom a martini kit (or mimosas, if that’s more her speed). And don’t worry about picking up flowers on the way over - there’s a menu for that, too. Orders must be placed by 5pm on May 7.
The Austin Food and Wine Alliance is hosting a “Citywide Sugar High,” an online bake sale featuring boxes put together by some of Austin’s best pastry chefs and bakers. You can order packages that include things like Abby Jane’s take-and-bake croissants, Uncle Nicky’s mini crullers, and sweets from Olamaie - we may or may not have ordered some of these for ourselves. Prices include delivery and orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 6th.
Forsythia, a French restaurant in Old City, is doing a $100 gift basket for Mother’s Day that includes a bouquet of tulips, a $20 gift certificate to the restaurant, a bottle of chardonnay, and a bunch of cheeses, meats, and homemade spices. You can order the basket for pickup by calling Forsythia at 215-644-9395 before the weekend.
Even if you can’t be together, you can still call her on Zoom and watch her attempt to roll tuna, salmon, crab, and vegetables into sushi she’d actually eat in a restaurant. The $50-per-person kit also comes with a rolling mat, chopsticks, and sauces for a complete sushi experience. To place an order for Saturday or Sunday pickup, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Tuna Bar Mother’s Day sushi kit” by Friday.
Fairmount board game cafe Thirsty Dice has Mother’s Day kits starting at $24, with all the ingredients to make brioche French toast, a strawberry-cherry compote, and turkey sausage. You can also add a mimosa kit and the board game Dixit into the mix, for an extra charge. Orders can be placed here for both pickup and delivery on Saturday, May 9th - and will be available until Friday or sellout.
Talula’s Table in Kennett Square has a $95 Mother’s Day gift bag that has things like local cheese, nut brittle, jam, macarons, chocolates, and flowers - all wrapped up in a leather and canvas tote bag. Call 610-444-8255 by Friday to place an order for Saturday pickup.