It looks like a gorgeous gift box, but it’s a gorgeous cheesecake—wrapped in white Belgian chocolate and totally edible, with your custom chocolate message, from Elegant Cheesecakes
Gifts For Moms & Other Noteworthy Ladies
Looking for a gift for Mothers Day or a gift for mothers in general? The products that follow are some of our favorites. Gift categories include:
You can click through to the manufacturer’s website to order them directly. They are presented in alphabetical order. Shipping and any applicable taxes are additional.
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CAKES & COOKIES
- Elegant Cheesecake has exquisite cheesecakes with sculpted chocolate exteriors and heavenly interiors: lift the lid of the “Best Mom” chocolate box and find a chocolate truffle heart sitting atop vanilla and milk chocolate caramel toffee swirl cheesecake on a praline crust ($100); “Derby Hat” has a Belgian chocolate covering over a citrus cheesecake on a lemon hazelnut crust ($140); or if mom’s a handbag junkie, this one has triple mocha cheese cake on a shortbread crust (serves 12+, $150, click here to read our review)
Except for the service plates, everything you see here is 100% edible. Mom will never forget the gift of an Elegant Cheesecake.
Give Mom the best:
- Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate (above), a stunning achievement in chocolate art and purity of fondant flavors (21-piece box, $35, click here to read our review)
- Pierre Marcolini bonbons and truffles from Belgium, exquisite quality and flavors (call for prices and to order, 212.755.5150, click here to read our review)
- Knipschildt Chocolatier signature chocolate collection in a beautiful pink handmade paper box (20 pieces $32, 40 pieces $60)
- Recchiuti Confections salt caramels—chewy, smoky caramel covered in dark chocolate with a pinch of Fleur de Sel—a religious experience for lovers of great caramel (16 pieces, 4 ounces, $20)
- Chuao Chocolatier makes three exceptional chocolate bars with maltitol for moms who’ve given up the sugar but still want the excitement: Dark Chocolate infused with Coffee and Anise, Dark Chocolate infused with Chile and Cayenne Pepper, and Milk Chocolate Infused with Earl Grey (set of 3, .75 lbs., $13, click here to read our review)
- Vino de Milo sauces are delicious, even if Mom loves her own recipe; and they’re not just for pasta—the recipe book lets Mom create easy hors d’oeuvres, tagines, and much more ($35-$45, click here to read our review)
- Mas Amiel, a sweet red wine made in southwestern France of 90% Grenache Noir, matches perfectly with chocolate and desserts but is not as heavy or alcoholic as port (2003 vintage $27/bottle at BackRoomWines.com, 1980 vintage $45.99/bottle at FineWine.com, 2003—get both and compare)
FOOD-SCENTED BATH & BODY PRODUCTS
Hella Good Products Bath Scrubbies (right), a truly special item for Moms who like sybaritic, scented baths—after we tried them, we became addicted, especially to pumpkin pie and cocoa (gift pack of 6 scrubbies and one body wash, $69)
- Jelly Bath for moms who can get in and out of a slippery bathtub, this is one of the most amazing bath experiences you can bestow: a back-to-the womb, comforting and relaxing spa experience you don’t have to go to the spa for ($26, click here to read our review)
- Jo Malone cologne, body crème, bath oil, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, bath soap, candles, potpourri, and room fragrance—elegant food scents from unisex Lime Basil & Mandarin, Nutmeg & Ginger, French Lime Blossom, Wild Fig & Cassis; to feminine Orange Blossom and Grapefruit (colognes $48/30 ml, $100/80 ml, shower gel and soap gift set shown, $100)
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