By Nisha Vedi Pawar
On Mother’s Day, we get the opportunity to tell our moms how special they are with unique Mother’s Day gifts that make them laugh or cry with joy while warming their hearts. Nothing beats getting your mom a Mother’s Day gift that’s well appreciated but what do you get the special lady that has it all?
We’ve found some of the best edible gift ideas around the web for some gift inspiration this Mother’s Day.
1.Homemade Pancake & Waffle Mix
Moms always appreciate time-saving ideas. Easy, make-ahead pancake and waffle mixes come in handy on busy mornings. Label containers with the name and date to ensure freshness.
Do you know a mom that loves to cook with spices and flavors? Making these blends are simple and cost-effective. For many of these blends, you may even have most of the ingredients in your spice cupboard already.
3. DIY Masala Chai Bags
Which desi mom doesn’t love a good cup of chai? Make her some DIY masala chai bags so she always has her favorite drink just a boil away. Bonus tip: have a chai party with her!
Seasoning with herbs, spices and sprinkles of salt and pepper is one of the easiest ways to add flavor to meals, particularly when cooking healthy meals and reducing calories. While traditional salt can do the trick for elevating flavors, adding a pinch that’s been infused with herbs, citrus or spices can really elevate recipes.
5. Homemade Chili Sauce
Homemade Chilli Sauce makes a great edible gift, perfect for your chilli loving Mom friends. Being made from fresh chillies, the sauce has a bright fresh color and flavor, something you just don’t get with shop bought.
6. DIY Herb Garden
Make fresh herbs easily available for Mom. Recycle food or masons and grow a garden that’s perfect for keeping fresh herbs growing right in the kitchen.
7. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bouquet
Chocolate, strawberries and flowers go hand in hand, why not combine them to make a beautiful edible bouquet for your Mom. The strawberries can be as simple or intricate as you please. You can use a variety of chocolates and toppings for a more gourmet selection.
8. Homemade Extracts
Extracts are really easy to make, the only thing you really need to give it is time, these extracts take about two weeks to make. The baker Mom in your life will reply appreciate the time and effort spent in making these.
9. Homemade Pasta
Spoil the Mom in your life with a little extra food love. Homemade Pasta is surely a labor of love but it is truly worth the effort.
10. DIY Brownie Mix
It’s hard to beat store-bought mixes for ease and convenience when you want to whip something up quickly, but sometimes they contain overly processed, unhealthy ingredients or maybe just include an ingredient you don’t love. You can make brownie mix in a matter of minutes with this recipe. The best part is it will keep for six months, so you’ll have it on hand whenever you need it.
Whether you are making these gifts for your mom, your mom friends or a new mom, homemade with love is always appreciated. New moms especially appreciate food gifts that help ease the settling in of their new role. Take the time to find out what the special lady in your life needs and gift her accordingly.
Happy Mother’s Day Mommas!
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