What We’re Getting Our Moms for the Big Day

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and we’re eyeing these garden tools, a flower CSA share, a plant-based cookbook and more.

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Here’s to the moms who like to get their hands in the dirt. Photo credit: Facebook/Fisher Blacksmithing

Red Pig Tools and Fisher Blacksmithing, $26-$232
This Mother’s Day encourage Mom to grow her own with gorgeously handcrafted garden tools.

While production of these gifts falls outside the 50-mile locavore zone, think of them as aids to producing within a 50-yard zone. Blacksmiths Red Pig Tools and Fisher Blacksmithing offer spades, trowels, dibbers, forks and more to set your mama gardening in style. Looking for something more refined? Consider these professional pruning shears. —Carrington Morris

Protein Ninja: Power Through Your Day With 100 Hearty Plant-Based Recipes That Pack a Protein Punch by Terry Hope Romero, $23
I don’t know about you, but my mom is in much better shape than I am. She works out at the gym every day; I eat and imbibe for a living. Thanks to her exercise regimen, though, she needs a bit more protein than I do. I’m trying to push her toward a plant-based diet, so I’ll be getting her Protein Ninja. With Terry Hope Romero behind the recipes, I have nothing but confidence in their deliciousness: She did co-author Veganomicon, after all. Romero also works as the food and craft outreach lead at Kickstarter, making her a rather impressive ninja herself. —Alicia Kennedy

Brooklyn Winery Dry Rosé, $15
It’s rosé season, and rosé is delicious. Frankly, it’s also a little bit more fun than a bouquet of roses. This one from Brooklyn Winery, simply and beautifully packaged, is the perfect gift for a mother who deserves a calming sip after work. —Alicia Kennedy

Cacao Prieto Bark Bar Sampler, $60
I’m a craft chocolate pusher, always trying to get people who despise bitter flavors to give 72% cacao bars a shot. Not much convincing is required with Cacao Prieto’s bark bars, which take the flavors we’re accustomed to in bars—hazelnut and rum raisin, pistachio and apricot, cashew and cranberry, pecan and sour cherry, and almond sea salt—and marry them with their single-origin Dominican cacao, creating a familiar but deeper flavor experience than one anticipates from a candy bar. The gorgeous packaging helps push these into super gift-worthy territory. —Alicia Kennedy

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Ferrone’s glass vessels come in multiple shapes and sizes. Photo credit: fferronedesign.com

Carafe by Felicia Ferrone, $98
I’ve been looking for an occasion to recommend Felicia Ferrone’s sleek glassware since I first spotted it in Fort Greene’s UrbanGlass store. Wine, cocktails, tea or whatever drink you choose stand out in these simple and elegant designs. They’re not cheap, but they could be family heirlooms in the making. —Ariel Lauren Wilson

Youth Farm Flower CSA, $215
Is your mom a local? Shower her with pollinator-friendly blooms for seventeen weeks this year! From June 20-October 12, she Crown Heights’ Youth Farm delivers bouquets to three different pickup locations. They grow 60 different varieties ranging from sunflowers and zinnias to larkspurs and scabiosas. Although it’ll be a few weeks before the first bouquet is ready, if you buy now, you can get a handmade gift certificate. —Ariel Lauren Wilson

Tea Dealers gift tea set, $105
Williamsburg’s Tea Dealers curate and sell some of the best teas and tisanes from around the world. Lucky for those eager to explore, they assemble gift sets that you can buy and ship straight from their website. I’m not a mom, but wouldn’t mind getting a the tisane box that includes wild persimmon, mulberry leaf and aromatic quince. —Ariel Lauren Wilson

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