They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach— but seriously, it's 2016 and gender stereotypes are stupid. So I say the way to anyone's heart is through their stomach, because I've known my fair share of ladies (myself included) who like their snacks as much as any man out there. And with Mother's Day coming up, it might be time to switch out the typical flower and cards for something a little bit more... filling. Edible Mother's Day gifts are as thoughtful as they are delicious and whipping up a little something for your mom, a mama friend, or heck, even for yourself this Mother's Day will make it a day to remember.
While there are only so many different types of bouquets or cheesy Hallmark cards for Mother's Day, the possibilities are limitless when it comes to edible gifts. You can cook up something savory, make a batch of your favorite cookies, throw some sauce in a mason jar, you name it. Mother's Day is all about giving gifts that moms will appreciate and really, what's better than getting free food that you didn't have to make?
So this Mother's Day, steer clear of the over-used cards and flowers and give your mom, your friends or any mama figures in your life what she's really wanting.
1. Breakfast In A Box
The closest thing to actually serving your mom breakfast in bed is giving her everything she needs in an adorably packaged box. This tutorial for breakfast in a box from A Cozy Kitchen will give you plenty of inspiration.
2. Homemade Cookie Butter
If you know a mama with a sweet tooth, this recipe for homemade cookie butter from A Beautiful Mess would make the perfect gift!
3. 'Breakfast In Bed' Cupcakes
Want to put a sugary spin on the traditional breakfast in bed? Why not put breakfast (in candy form) on top of a cup cake and delivery it to the lady of the hour? This recipe from Shrimp Salad Circus will show you how to do just that.
4. Color Blocked Chocolate Bark With Edible Flower Sprinkles
This color blocked chocolate bark from Paper and Stitch is almost too pretty to eat. And edible flowers? Yes please.
5. DIY Bloody Mary Mix Gift Set
For the mom who already has it all (or just likes her bloody mary's...), this DIY bloody Mary mix from Almost Makes Perfect might be just what she needs.
6. Homemade Flavored Butters
For a gift thats more savory than sweet, try these homemade flavored butters from A Beautiful Mess.
7. Wine Gift Basket
Since wine technically counts as a food group, you can get away with calling these DIY gift baskets from Julie Blanner an edible gift.
8. Water Color Meringues
Want a gift that you can make a million of quicker than you can say "Happy Mother's Day"? These water color meringues from Paper and Stitch are as pretty as they are simple to make.
9. Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
Cookies are a go-to gifting idea and these peanut butter sandwich cookies from Handmade Charlotte double the goodness.
10. Homemade Vanilla Syrup
For the mom who likes to bake or needs a little sweetener in her morning coffee, this recipe for homemade vanilla syrup from Hello Glow would make the perfect gift.