Mother and child shaping bread in kitchen: Mother's Day food gifts

Best Mother's Day Food Gifts

, by Hannah Lee Leidy

While you SHOULD shower your mom in love and treats every day of the year, Mother’s Day gifts are the chance to go the extra mile to surprise and delight her. Whether you’re shopping for moms, grandmothers, mothers-to-be, or mother figures, we’re of the opinion that Mother’s Day food gifts are the best ones to give. From small-batch jams and local honey to artisan kitchenware and immune-boosting syrups, these tasty and beautifully crafted items will fill mom’s kitchen with love and practicality. When asked what Mother’s Day food gifts they’re giving Moms on their special day, the Local Palate team’s answers are both thoughtful and delicious. 

Staff Picks for Mother's Day Food Gifts

Pecan Wood Cutting Board | Murhelvic Woodworks

Amanda FitzGerald, director of marketing and sales

Murhelvic Woodworks Pecan Wood Cutting Board


"A cutting board always has a home on my mom’s counter, and the pecan wood cutting board is the perfect upgrade. It’s special because it’s handmade by a Charleston local."

Sweets Elderberry Syrup | Sweets Elderberry

Emily Havener, managing editor

16 ounce bottle of Sweets Elderberry Syrup as a Mother's Day Food Gift


"I’d like to get my mom Sweets Elderberry Syrup to help her stay healthy around her sick grandkids so she’ll keep babysitting them!" [Editor’s note: Mrs. Havener’s household is entering its fifth week of sick family members.]

Seasoning Trio | Hostess Provisions

 Maggie Ward, events and special projects manager

Trio of products made with Hostess Provisions seasoning, a Mother's Day Food Gift

For the woman who taught us everything we know about being a gracious host, complement her unparalleled hosting powers with the Hostess Provisions Seasoning Trio. Between Pickled Shrimp Seasoning, Tomato Sandwich Seasoning, and Pimento Cheese Seasoning, a good host always ensures there's an option for everyone.

Orange Blossom Honey | Apis Mercantile

Erin Murray, editor in chief

Apis Mercantile Raw Honey, Orange Blossom as a Mother's Day food gift


Sweet just like her, this regional honey sourced from apiaries around the Carolinas and Georgia is thick and delicately floral. It's perfect Moms who take their tea very seriously or love a natural way to add sweetness to their baking projects.  

The Local Palate Print Subscription

Angelique DeClercq, art director

The Local Palate Magazine's New Restaurants Issue


"As art director, I’d like to think that when my mom sees each issue of The Local Palate, it’s the same feeling as when she put my drawings on the fridge when I was a kid. So, for one of my Mother’s Day gifts this year, I sent her a year’s subscription."

Spicy Blend Bloody Mary Mix | Seaside Grown

Courtney Ormon, sales and marketing specialist

Seaside Grown Spicy Bloody Mary Mix as a Mother's Day food gift


The crowning moment of Mother's Day is a big, elegant brunch. Give Mom the day off—early—and set her up with a spicy bloody mary in hand. Seaside Grown makes their mix with a blend of produce sourced from around the Lowcountry for farm-fresh flavor.

Mini Gift Sampler | Regina’s Farm Kitchen

Brian LePorte, advertising sales executive


Regina's Farm Kitchen Mini Sampler Artisan Jams as a Mother's Day Food Gift


Can't decide between Strawberry Blueberry Jalapeño, Blueberry Peach, Peach Vanilla Bean, or Peach Habanero jam because Mom deserves to have it all? Well, she can with the gift sampler of four artisan jams from Georgia-based Regina's Farm Kitchen. Try them served with biscuits, cheese boards, or over ice cream.

Peach Sun Tea | Oliver Pluff & Co.

Hannah Lee Leidy, digital editor

Oliver Pluff & Co. Peach Sun Tea as a Mother's Day Food Gift


"Whenever I go home, my mom always has a pitcher of fresh tea sitting on the kitchen counter. Even if she’s the only person who drinks it, it’s the unofficial household elixir. I know she’s going to love the fruity Peach Sun Tea, which is meant to be served over ice." 


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