Here’s what mothers (OK, this mother, anyway) want for Mother’s Day.
1. To see, speak to, or otherwise hear from their adult kids.
2. To know that the kids (of any age) did not spend more than they could comfortably afford.
3. To not feel guilty for wanting to be just a bit pampered, without having to clean anything up later.
So, the old standard of breakfast in bed works fine, as long as Dad and the kids do the clean up, too. And, the idea that all mom wants is to know you are thinking of her works, too, maybe peppered with at least a little bit of food.
Because, of course, food gifts are always a good idea. Here are a few of my favorites this year:
Biscotti is one of those things most moms love. It smacks of just a little indulgence â€“ as though that little bar gives her permission to sit down with a cup of coffee or cappuccino and relax. For something special, try the latest flavors from Bis.Co.Latte. This New York City bakeshop has more than 50 varieties, including Chocolate Covered Strawberries, White Chocolate Lavender, and Chocolate Roses. Who needs flowers when you can have biscotti?
For pure fun, look at the new Tea Hats petits fours from Divine Delights. They are shaped like little bonnets and come in varieties such as Chocolate Mint, Banana CrÃƒÂ¨me and Lime. There’s nothing like buttercream to make mom feel pampered.
For that early breakfast in bed, why not run out for doughnuts rather than dirty the kitchen? Dunkin’ Donuts has just introduced the Cinnamon Twist, which is four, bite-sized cinnamon rolls stacked together. Just add coffee, a single rose, and a breakfast tray and you win major points.
Or, do the treats later in the day with some homemade cupcakes, perhaps using this recipe for Fudge Ã¢â‚¬Ëœn Banana Cupcakes.
It’s not difficult to make Mother’s Day special with just a little treat, a little attention, and a lot of love. We wish mothers everywhere a happy, relaxing day with a bit of special treatment thrown in!