The Best Mother’s Day Gifts in Miami


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Sunday, May 8th is Mother’s Day – the perfect time to remember all the times when Mom loaned you money, put a band-aid on your scraped knee, and baked cookies with you (maybe all three on the same day ).

New Times has put together a list of gifts every mom will love – from a gift basket for your mom’s culinary genius to your mom with a sweet tooth. All of these items are made on site so you are helping the community while showing mom that you care.

Make sure to check out our list of the best Mother’s Day brunch so you can celebrate your mother in person!

Gluten-free delicacies from Almotti.EXPAND

Gluten-free delicacies from Almotti.

Photo courtesy Almotti

You probably can’t travel mom to Sicily this year, but you can give her a taste of Italy with Almotti pastries. This Miami-based bakery offers gluten-free goodies from pastry chef Carlo Raciti, a third generation Sicilian baker. Order a special Mother’s Day brunch basket that includes marble bread, guava cookies, dipped brittle, guava-lemon meringue, and chocolate-hazelnut spread ($ 50). Mini Flower Cupcakes ($ 36); or guava and lemon meringue ($ 15). Items are available for shipping, on-site delivery, or pick-up (location will be specified with the order confirmation; the bakery is not open to the public for shopping).

A gift box of brownies, bath bombs and flowers from Eat Me Guilt Free.

A gift box of brownies, bath bombs and flowers from Eat Me Guilt Free.

Photo courtesy Eat Me Guilt Free

Cristie Besu, a Miamian and former nurse and certified sports nutritionist, has created a line of brownies, breads, and tortillas that are more protein and fewer carbohydrates than most baked goods. Mom will love the Mother’s Day Gift Box ($ 60) that contains six brownies, two bath bombs, two tea bombs, a planner, and a bundle of dried flowers from House of Lilac. Eat Me Guilt Free offers 20 percent off the entire website when you order using the code MOM by Monday May 3rd (the last day you order for on-time delivery).

Flower Cupcake Kit from Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami.

Flower Cupcake Kit from Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami.

Photo courtesy Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami

Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami

7312 Red Rd., South Miami

Gift your mom with a box of pink chocolates ($ 34) or plan a day to bake beautiful cupcakes. The latter, a special Mother’s Day cupcake set ($ 35), contains a chocolate cupcake mix that provides half a dozen cupcakes, frosting, and six gorgeous dark chocolate flowers for decoration. The kit also includes cupcake liners, a brush, cocoa butter paints, and instructions. Order by Tuesday, May 4th, arrival by Mother’s Day.

La Fête du Rosé wines.EXPAND

La Fête du Rosé wines.

Photo by Gary James

Don’t know much about wine but want to impress mom? Made by Donae Burston’s Miami-based company with grapes from St. Tropez, La Fête du Rosé (French for “the rosé party”) is a pesticide-free, salmon-colored blend of Grenache (mostly), Mourvèdre and Syrah with notes of dried fruit, candy and hazelnuts. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle ($ 25) will be donated to programs that deliver unique travel experiences to underserved and underrepresented young people. Order online for direct shipping or buy from various wine stores across Miami.

A piece from Luly's Flans.

A piece from Luly’s Flans.

Photo courtesy Luly’s Flans

This flan company in Miami offers a strawberry and cheese flan for Mother’s Day with fresh strawberries. An 8-inch flan is $ 30. If mom loves chocolate, order her a Chocolate Flan with Strawberries ($ 35) – a classic cheese flan on a chocolate cake topped with fresh strawberries. Luly’s also offers a coconut flan for $ 30. Call or DM Luly’s Flans on Instagram to place an order.

Hand sanitizer from Sunny Side Up.

Hand sanitizer from Sunny Side Up.

Photo courtesy Janine Booth

Chef Janine Booth offers a variety of skin care products made with ingredients that are cruelty free and carefully sourced. Choose from a selection of body scrubs, hand sanitizers, self-tanners and much more. Mom will love the must-have love gift wrap ($ 39), which includes a natural insect repellent spray, lemongrass and tangerine hand sanitizer, and a hand and body scrub in sunny, Miami-themed scents like Meyer lemon and olive oil, or coconut and Lime – and a gift bag.

The Wild Fork Captain's Catch Box is a seafood treasure chest.EXPAND

The Wild Fork Captain’s Catch Box is a seafood treasure chest.

Photo courtesy Wild Fork

If mom has worked on her culinary skills during COVID, send her a Wild Fork cook box. There are several to choose from, including a Wagyu box, burger box, and the Captain’s Catch ($ 205) which contains 15 items including smoked salmon, Chilean sea bass fillets, scallops, North Atlantic lobster tails, condiments, and desserts. Order online with free shipping on your first order or pick it up at one of Wild Fork’s locations in South Florida.

Fresh flowers from Zoom Bloomz.

Fresh flowers from Zoom Bloomz.

Photo courtesy of Zoom Bloomz

Head to the Lincoln Eatery’s new, Europe-inspired flower cart, Zoom Bloomz, and get fresh flowers for mom. The cart also features mason jar arrangements, gift plants, and orchids. Better still, take your mom to the restaurant on Mother’s Day and shower her with flowers, cocktails, and brunch – all under one roof!

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Laine Doss is the food and liquor editor for the Miami New Times. It was featured on Eat Street by Cooking Channel and in the Great Food Truck Race by Food Network. She won an Alternative Weekly Award for her contribution on what it’s like to wait for tables.

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