Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021
Food, Snacks, & Coffee
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To support other moms, one mom started a viral impact movement (Lasagna Love)
It has been said that kindness matters and during the past year, riddled by COVID-19, many have not only experienced the positive impact of kindness, they have been called to action by a viral community impact movement called Lasagna Love.
Initiated at the start of the pandemic by a mom looking for a way to support community members as safety lockdowns took hold, Lasagna Love has kept neighbors connected with one another through an unexpected tether of kindness and support: homemade meal delivery.
Mom blogger Rhiannon Menn offered, through a social media post on a Facebook moms group, to deliver a hot pan of lasagna to the doorstep of anyone interested in one. Her single social media post not only received many requests for meals but sparked a viral movement of other volunteers wishing to make and deliver meals in their own communities. Lasagna Love connects neighbors with neighbors to spread kindness, feed families and strengthen communities.
Menn shared, “Our mission is not only to help address the rise in food insecurity, but to also provide a simple act of love and kindness during a time of uncertainty and stress and reduce stigmas associated with parents—especially moms—asking for help when it is needed most. “We accomplish this by creating an easy and accessible way for every person to help a neighbor in need in a way that is comfortable and meaningful for them.”
Lasagna Love volunteers, lovingly referred to as “Lasagna Chefs” (LCs), are matched with recipient families residing within their immediate community. Chefs prepare and deliver meals to not only dent food insecurity, but to provide support and comfort to those contending with challenge, whether that be defined by job loss, pandemic fatigue, or general overwhelm.
Most notably, Lasagna Love has managed to successfully cut across socio-economic, political, race and gender boundaries — literally weaving together a population of purpose-driven individuals who showcase the pure humanity in all of us. An added benefit is that Lasagna Love volunteers have the opportunity to participate as much or as little as desired — whether one-time, weekly, or monthly.
Now active in all 50 states in America, Lasagna Love is today powered by more than 25,000 volunteers who deliver, on average, 4,000-5,000 meals a week across the country. Since its inception, Lasagna Love has delivered more than 50,000 meals.
“Our ultimate vision is a nation in which kindness has been woven back into the fabric of our everyday lives and right now, we’re accomplishing that one lasagna delivery at a time,” said Menn.
To sign up as a Lasagna Chef, to request a meal, or to see how positively Lasagna Love has impacted your community, visit www.lasagnalove.org or follow Lasagna Love on Facebook and Instagram @WeAreLasagnaLove.
The Tea Can Company
If you have a mom who loves tea, loves to relax, or both, The Tea Can Company is the place to shop this Mothers Day. They specialize in all-natural, premium teas available in attractive custom cans. You’ll find over 40 flavors from Rose Petals Black Tea to Raspberry Oolong Tea, and those are just two of the wonderful flavors available.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the mom in your life who loves her cookies, then we have it. THINSTERS Cookies! THINSTERS have everything mom loves about cookies with a healthy twist. These thin, crispy cookies are made using only simple, wholesome ingredients. Thin, crispy, and deliciously crunchy, THINSTERS are packed with flavor but not with artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. All of their cookies are free of artificial everything and have no corn syrup, peanuts, hydrogenated oil, or GMO ingredients.
For the health-conscious Chai tea-loving mom, Sherpa Chai will definitely make her day. Based on an age-old family recipe passed down through generations, Sherpa Chai features a robust blend of organic Nepalese black tea, fresh ginger, and a handful of delicate spices packed with all-natural healing powers. The 100% organic, Sherpa Chai beverages include a variety of specialty flavors, including Traditional, Spicy, Unsweetened Traditional, Honey Vanilla, Decaf Traditional, Turmeric Ginger, and others. Gift her a variety so she can enjoy them all!
We’ve learned a lot about ourselves over the past year and one thing is for sure, we no longer take our health for granted. Most leading doctors and nutritionists agree that nothing is more fundamental to overall health and wellbeing than proper hydration, RECOVƎR 180° is a scientifically formulated holistic hydration drink made with all-natural herbal extracts to heal the body and fight inflammation, provides essential vitamins, and minerals to boost immunity, and electrolytes to rehydrate and energize the active mom quickly. Simply put, it’s one of this year’s most popular Mother’s Day Gifts.
RECOVƎR 180° is a premium beverage for functional hydration for those who work hard and play harder – with essential vitamins and plant-based extracts. The isotonic formula packs 930mg of electrolytes and only 60 calories and 11 grams of sugar in each 16-ounce bottle. Available in three thirst-quenching flavors – Blood Orange, Açai Berry, and Citrus, RECOVƎR 180° is a young, growing brand that is revolutionizing the functional hydration category. Made with natural colors, natural flavors, and organic sugar, RECOVƎR 180° is the perfect gift for active mom this Mother’s Day.
Cacao Tea Co.
Surprise mom this Mother’s Day with organic cacao tea, one of the world’s best-kept secrets. This delicious tea can be served hot or ice-cold, making it perfect for any season. First discovered by the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations thousands of years ago, cacao tea (also known as chocolate tea or cocoa tea) has incredible mood and immune-boosting properties and is high in antioxidants. Cacao Tea Co. produces and sells cacao tea which is 100% pure and organic and is completely sugar-free, caffeine-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GMO-free with no artificial flavoring, additives, or preservatives. With a natural sweetness, a heavenly chocolate taste and aroma, and a delicate stimulating effect, cacao tea is the perfect natural alternative to chocolate and coffee.
Hope for the Warriors Coffee from Victor Allen Coffee
If food is the way to a mans heart, coffee must be the way to a mama’s! As a mom to three, some days the only way I survive is with my trusty coffee in hand. I prefer a medium roast but Victor Allen Coffee has a selection of coffee that is sure to please any coffee lover!
Victor Allen’s Coffee has joined hands with the national military nonprofit, Hope For The Warriors to support military families. For each box of Hope For The Warriors coffee purchased, Victor Allen’s Coffee contributes a portion of the sales to support military families. Available K-Cup blends include donut shop, morning and dark roast. Hope For The Warriors programs support service members, veterans and military families through a comprehensive approach to well-being focusing on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.
This Mothers Day can be a triple win for you and your mom! You get mom the best gift ever, Mom gets her morning dose of energy, and you both help a noble cause! Help the ones who have or are currently protecting the freedoms we take for granted every day!
The Spice Lab
Your mom will love to receive this wonderful spice collection, Taste of America. Now she can continue to cook like a champ with these great seasoning combinations. These seasonings are perfect for stews, grilling, seasoning meats, and many other uses. The Spice Lab only uses the best organic spices, natural ingredients, and they never use GMOs. This women owned and family run business will make your food taste so much better with their extensive product line of salts, premium spices, award winning seasonings and rubs, peppercorns, and natural sugars. You can also get gourmet gifts that are unique for your family and friends.
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Give the special mom in your life the sweet gift of ice cream this year with Graeter’s Ice Cream. After a long day, there’s nothing better than a bowl of ice cream. Well, one thing is better. Handmade, small-batch ice cream. The kind of ice cream that tastes like it was made by people and not machines. That’s what you get with Graeter’s.
trücup Low-Acid Coffee
If your mom or wife loves coffee, but maybe it doesn’t love her so much, this is perfect! Give her the gift of having coffee again with trücup low-acid coffee. It’s smooth and flavorful while being low in acid so it’s easier on the GI tract. Their coffees are blended from premium beans sourced from all over the world that are processed naturally to remove acids. What’s even better is that trücup has 5 delicious and fun roasts, featuring cool rock song-based names like Born to Be Mild, Stuck In the Middle, Heart of Bold, Dark as Night, and You’ve Got a Blend. Head over to trücup to discover all the great coffee options available for that special mom in your life.
If you have a coffee-loving mom in your life, then you’ve found a great gift with Steeped Coffee, specifically The Lineup. The Lineup takes all the rich flavors that Steeped Coffee is known for and puts them all into one fantastic sample collection that will delight any coffee lover. Mom will enjoy a collection of dark, medium, organic French, and even decaf blends. Choose from a 10 or 30-pack box as a one-time gift or a recurring subscription for the caffeinated gift that keeps on giving.
When you introduce the coffee lovers in your life to Steeped, it’s a win-win for them and the planet. And, in an effort to fight hunger in America, the coffee company has launched its Packs for Good program, committing 20% of all sales to Feeding America for hunger relief (steepedcoffee.com/packsforgoo
You can’t go wrong with chocolate when you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift. Chocolate is one of those things that give moms a quick little break and sweet indulgence in between their hectic schedules. For a chocolate gift that any mom will love, Sugar Plum is the answer. They have gourmet chocolate creations in a variety of styles including their hand-dipped crispy potato chips coated in delicious chocolate to create a sweet and salty treat that’s out of this world. You’ll also find other amazing chocolate gift ideas on their website like their Chocolate and Chips Gourmet Chocolate Tray including chocolate-dipped peanut butter cookies, sandwich cookies, biscotti, graham crackers, and pretzel logs. Head to the Sugar Plum website to view them and other delicious treats for Mothers Day.
Cotton Blues Cheesecake
Toss the box of chocolates and flowers. This Mother’s Day, Mom, grandma and aunts deserves a deep-dish style of creamy indulgence from Cotton Blues Cheesecake! Life’s too short to not eat more cake.
Handcrafted and swirled with love by Pastry Chef Shaun Davis, the Mississippi-made Cotton Blues Cheesecakes will melt your taste buds away with its fluffy, rich-filled cream cheese and crumbly honey graham crust, puréed with vanilla extract, sour cream, butter and more. That’s why Cotton Blues Cheesecakes make the perfect gift all year long!
Cotton Blues Cheesecakes classic flavors include the Original, Strawberry, Blueberry and Sea-Salted Caramel. All flavors can be purchased for $65 via Goldbelly so you can send it to your loved ones no matter where they live!
Water Filter Pitcher from Waterdrop
Two staples in my life everyday are coffee before I face the day and water throughout the day! Keeping hydrated with water is a must for all of our systems. The days that I struggle to get my water quota in leave me dragging and just plain yucky feeling! Having cold water readily acceptable is a MUST to make sure I get my water in me! Waterdrop has a perfect gift for any mama on your list this year!
Waterdrop provides you with a 7-stage filter, which enables faster water flow and has a 5X longer life. The innovative 7-stage filtration technology allows the pitcher to effectively filter out harmful substances, such as chlorine, taste and odor, limescale, heavy metals, and to retain beneficial substances. The gravity induction indicator reminds you to replace the filter for better water quality. It ensures an easy refill of the pitcher without the need to remove the cover. It suits most fridge doors and keeps water cold for a very long time.
The Waterdrop Filter Pitcher comes in a variety of beautiful colors. GO HERE and order mom one for Mothers Day (and get one for you too!).
Cool as Ice Tumbler from Bridesmaids Gifts Boutique
If you are like me getting in that daily quota of water can prove problematic on some days. You know what makes me enjoy that water a little more on the days that a sweet tea is calling my name? Drinking said water from a pretty personalized tumbler!
This tumbler from Bridesmaids Gifts Boutique is not only gorgeous but it will keep my water cold for 24 hours and my coffee hot for 12 hours! It is BPA-FREE and Non Toxic Kitchen Grade Stainless Steel. The clear pop on lid comes with a straw to sip from. I love the rubber piece on the bottom of this tumbler – no rings on your tables! You simply can not go wrong gifting this for mom this Mothers Day. Have it personalized with a sweet message that will show her how much she is loved all year long!
While you are shopping, check out the other awesome gift ideas Bridesmaids Gifts Boutique has to offer! Bags, jewelry, robes, and so much more. I have this Weekender Bag and absolutely adore it! Happy Shopping!