6 Interesting Food Gifts for Mother's Day

Treat your mom to something tasty and tasteful, because she's a classy lady and deserves it.

Locally made Porter's Tonic mixed with gin and soda makes a perfect Mother's Day cocktail.


Chocolates and flowers are nice, but gifts that are a less predictable show your mom you care enough to be creative and a little different. Since Mother's Day is this Sunday, here are six gift ideas for the food (and drink) loving moms in your life.

Cardamom Orange Porter's Tonic

A good cocktail is all about having top notch components and this locally produced tonic syrup, when added to a regular ol' gin and soda makes a world of difference. If your mom appreciates a good cocktail, then consider getting her this aromatic flavour of the syrup or all four varieties.

 Available at specialty liquor stores including Vine Arts or Willow Park Wine and Spirits.

Knifewear's Cut Like A Chef Class

Your mom has probably been chopping and slicing in the kitchen for years, cooking you meals since you were a kid. No matter if the mom in your life is 30, 50 or in her golden years, getting a better handle on knife skills is an asset for any avid home cook.

Full class schedule here.

Metrovino Wine Class

Learning to better appreciate a good glass of wine is always a great idea and Metrovino offers a variety of classes during each month that any wine-loving mom could learn a thing or two from.

Full class schedule here.

Pucker Cookbook

Local food writer Gwendolyn Richards' cookbook originally came out in the fall, but with warmer weather upon us, there's never been a better time to consider adding some brightness to cooking in the kitchen. Your mom will definitely appreciate this book's citrus-y inspirations and recipes.

Available in bookstores everywhere.

Rosso Coffe Roasters Coffee Subscription

Contrary to what the commercials say, most moms do not think that the best part of waking up is having someone hand them a cup of Folgers. Rosso's locally roasted beans can appear at your mom's doorstep twice a month for however long you want (three, six or 12 month subscriptions). A great idea for both extreme coffee nerds and people who grind their own beans at home.

Various locations, rossocoffeeroasters.com, @rossocoffeeco

Savoury macarons from Ollia

​With flavours like blue cheese and pear or black truffle and parmesan, Ollia is proving to be anything but a typical macaron shop (though they've got a ton of sweet varieties too). If you know a mom that is always willing to try the most interesting things on a restaurant menu, a box of these would be the perfect little gift for her.

810 C 16 Ave. S.W., 403-457-9775, byollia.com, @byollia

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