I don’t know about you, but my mom is kind of hard to shop for. As Mother’s Day nears, I always find myself searching high and low for fun gift ideas. Luckily, my mom is a foodie at heart, so a lot of the items that I have on hand as FC’s Great Finds editor fit the bill perfectly. Here are a few ideas that might work for your mom, too.
|For the decorator: These fun candle holders were inspired by the holes that naturally appear in cheese, and the holes allow 6 different sized candles to fit into each holder.||For the foodie: Pastry chef David Lebovitz takes readers on a deliciously funny journey through Paris, his adopted city, in Living the Sweet Life in Paris (Broadway Books, $24.95).|
|For the chocoholic: Amano Artisan Chocolate cannot be beat. Their single-origin chocolate bars are wonderful, and I especially love their new bar made from cocoa beans from Jembrana on the southwest coast of Bali. It’s rich and smooth, even at 70% cocoa.||For the eco-friendly mom: Totally Bamboo’s sustainable, naturally anti-microbial cutting boards just got even better, because now they’re dishwasher safe! Check out their Greenlite line to see all the different shapes and sizes available.|
|For the carnivore cook: Vermont Smoke and Cure makes a mighty fine bacon. They’re marketing geniuses too because they sell packages of bacon ends and pieces. Chopped as you like and cooked until crispy, they are great as a garnish for salads or pastas, or use them to flavor soups, stews, and more. Their bacon is brined with pure maple syrup and smoked over ground corn cobs and maple wood shavings. Enough said!|