Is your mom the type to always greet you with a home-cooked meal upon a return home? Is she known in your friend circles for her latest concoctions? Does she always have a new restaurant she wants to try? If your answer to any of these questions was yes, then this is likely the gift guide for you.
Luckily for us, Sarasota has no shortage of stores and restaurants to stock up on food-related goods. Our picks range from items that will help you prepare a delectable meal to gifts that serve as the meal themselves.
Cheeseboard With Gold Serving Utensils, Stylish Living by Chasen Reed Local
What entertaining mother doesn’t want to serve her cheese on a stylish board just as the wine begins to flow? This black marbled charcuterie plate ($98) with corresponding utensils ($49) will fit your brie, camembert and prosciutto to boot. And when your guests aren’t quite sure what to do, the board will tell them: “Share.”
Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Oval Covered Casserole Plate, Williams Sonoma Local
140 University Town Center Drive, Suite 253, Sarasota, (941) 866-6347
Nothing says home more than a piping hot dish of casserole. This four-quart Le Creuset casserole plate ($125) will help your mother cook it in style. The design is actually a vintage resurrected from the brand’s archives. Choose from red, blue, white or our personal favorite, French gray.
Nine-Tin Box of Spices, The Spice & Tea Exchange Local
Spices can be the gateway to an entirely different dish, and this gift set from The Spice & Tea Exchange ($103.89) promises to really transport you. Dust your fish and meat with Hungarian sweet paprika or a Tandoori roasting spice blend. Your mom will love the variety and excitement it will bring to every meal.
Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper, Scandinavian South Local
2166 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, (941) 923-4313
As your mom is enjoying her selection of cured meats and cheeses on her new “Share” cheeseboard, what better to go with it than a wine carafe? No good dinner party is complete without a red or a white, and these stylish yet functional Scandinavian carafes ($31.50 for 34-oz.) make for a simple and modern design addition to any room. Your mom will love how thoughtful and useful they are.
Geier's Gift Box, Geier's Sausage Kitchen Local
7447 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (888) 743-4377
We know, your first thought for a Mother’s Day gift is probably not a package full of meat. But this gift box from Geier’s Sausage Kitchen ($52.99) doesn’t just have summer sausage and bratwurst, but also European cheese, crackers and mustard, along with a chocolate like Toblerone for good measure.