Mom Cookies
Mom’s favorite accoutrements— clothes, shoes, jewelry, cars, cocktails and champagne— interpreted in tasty cookies from Eleni’s NYC. Certified kosher (dairy) by the Orthodox Union.




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April 2006

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Delicious Mother’s Day Gifts 2006

Including Some Non-Edibles For Food-Lovers


Every year we get to pick selections of our favorites for Moms.  Also check last year’s list: we still love all those products, too.

Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping may be additional. THE NIBBLE does not sell products; these items are offered by a third party with which we have no relationship with them. They have been recommended because we think they are outstanding products.



Jin Patisserie:

Made by a chocolatier who is also a pastry chef with a pastry boutique and tea garden in Venice, California, these beautiful chocolates have an extra-creamy, silky ganache reflective of the pastry chef’s sensibilities. Their temperament is wonderfully feminine, yet distinctive flavors of each piece boldly asserts itself. A must-try for the chocolate lover. Click here for our review.

  • Chocolate Assortments
    $10.00 to $55.00

Jin Patisserie



Wen Chocolates:

The second (only alphabetically) of our favorite chocolate finds this year hails from Denver. Wen Chocolates knocked our socks off with thrilling flavors and beautifully-shaped pieces. For the chocolate connoisseur, or the Mom who wants to become one, buy her a piece of every flavor.  Click here for our review.

  • Chocolates
    $1.50 Per Piece


Wen Chocolate


Cookies & Cake  

Eleni NYC:
Hand-Decorated Cookies

Eleni, the queen of beautiful cookies shaped for every occasion, is also the queen of high fashion cookies. Whether Mom is a shoe gal, a handbag fanatic, or both. Certified kosher (dairy) by Orthodox Union. Click here for our review.

  • Shoe Cookies
    18 Cookies, 4" x 2"
  • Handbag Cookies
    18 Cookies, 2.5'' x 2.5"

Shoe Cookies




Gourmet Chocolate:
Damn Good Cookies


Mary Winslow bakes fancy butter cookies the way all the good bakeries used to—and might still, if you could find a good bakery. No need...Mary will ship these ab fab cookies anywhere. Moms everywhere will be thrilled because these cookies with attitude definitely take the cake. She calls them “Damn Good Cookies”—and they are!

  • 20-Piece Box
  • 32-Piece Box
    $30.00 month Gift
  • Other Assortments Available

*There are many spellings of rugelach: Suzanne of Suzanne’s Sweets has chosen one, Mary another. The differences are a result of the dozen different European countries—and their languages and spellings—where rugelach, rugala, rugalach, et al were baked.


Shown, clockwise from top: Chubby Wubby Chocolate, Controlling Coconut, Rockabye Raspberry, Overprotective Pecan, Maternal Macadamia Nut



The Little Pie Company:
Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie


New Yorkers know the best apple pies in town is this one: layers  Hand-sliced Granny Smith Apples, layered in sour cream and a to-die-for brown sugar, cinnamon and walnut streusel topping. We can’t bake a pie this good.

  • 10" Deep Dish Pie
    $56.00 (includes shipping)

Apple Pie


Suzanne’s Sweets:


Treat Mom to delicious rugelach—or better yet, to an entire year of it with Suzanne’s Rugelach of the Month Club, in delicious seasonal flavors like raspberry, peach, blueberry, blackberry, cranberry/orange, and chocolate/pear. Gifts are available from 1 pounds to 5 pounds.

  • 1-Pound Bag, $16.95 to $22.95
  • 1-Pound Tin, $24.95 to $29.95
  • 3 month Gift, $74.99 to $224.99
  • 6 Month Gift $149.99 to $449.99
  • 12 Month Gift, $299.99 to $898.99







Fitness Monitor


You can’t eat it—but it will help you eat better: a Fitbug activity monitor and a year of diet and activity feedback from registered nutritionists and counselors. Mom can monitor her progress online, and the Fitbug, which you can clip on to your belt or keep in your pocket, tracks your steps and your calories burned.  If you haven’t met your quota for the day—get out and walk a half mile before dinner, and/or no dessert! We love it!

  • Fitbug
    Plus 1 Year of Personal Attention
  • Fitbug Basic Package


  • Personalized weekly activity & nutrition targets
  • Motivation to achieve your goals with regular feedback, advice and encouragement
  • “Ask the Expert” interaction with professionals for your health-related questions
  • Upload and track your progress online


Tzu Thé:
High-Antioxidant Green Tea & Tea Buddy


We love Tze Thé’s green tea (the is the French word for tea). Tzu Thé isn’t about fancy packaging: it’s a breakthrough product. It stands out in three areas: great flavor (a given at THE NIBBLE™), the highest and most stable levels of EGCG content (the antioxidant in green tea) and the grab-and-go ability to brew whole leaves in attractive sports bottles. Unlike other teas, this special high-EGCG tea doesn’t get bitter from sustained infusion (i.e., you don’t have to dump the leaves after the tea is brewed). Of course, you can brew the tea leaves in any vessel you like. The plain dried leaves are so delicious, you can eat them from the canister—imagine!  The Tze Thé folks recommended them sprinkled on yogurt or cereal as another way to get the antioxidants—and we love that too. You can truly drink to Mom’s health with this gift.

  • 150g Green Tea
  • 20-Ounce Tea Buddy
  • 25-Ounce Tea Buddy

Tea Buddy
You can brew green tea and
carry it around in your Tea
Buddy (like a water bottle);
or brew it the regular way.


Home & Bath


The Thymes:
Au Chocolat Candles


We love these soy candles: we burn them at THE NIBBLE™ offices all the time because they smell exactly like there’s a delicious chocolate cake baking. In a lovely glass with a chocolate drizzle pattern, the candles give fifty hours of burn time and much wonderful aroma.

  • Chocolate Truffle Candle
  • Chocolate Latte Candle

Thymes Candles


“Cocktail Party” Multi-Taskers

Why should bath products smell so ambiguous when they can smell delicious This trio of cocktail-inspired hair and body cleansers by innovator Philosophy smells just like the real thing: Melon Daiquiri, Mimosa, and Margarita. Just one bottle is a shower gel, bubble bath and shampoo. Toast to Mom with a set—they’re fun and do a great job. In handy plastic bottles with flip-tops.



Sweet Shop USA:
Sugar-Free Candy

A tasty assortment of milk and dark chocolate cups made with maltitol and no added sugar. The assortment includes: milk almond cup, milk and dark pecan squares, milk raisin cup, milk peanut butter cup, dark peanut butter raisin cup, and two each of milk caramel and coconut cups.

  • 10 Pieces In A Daisy Box

Other sugar-free assortments are available at the retail store but are not shown online. Telephone 1.800.222.2269.




The Little Pie Company:
Sugar-Free Peach & Cherry Pie


Made with no added sugar or artificial sweetener, this all-natural pie relies on the natural sugars in the peaches and cherries plus chopped pecans and a bit of almond extract to titillate the taste buds.

  • 10" Deep Dish Pie
    $52.00 (includes shipping)

Peach Pie


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