For the Matcha Latte ♥ (& Starbucks) Lover
Great for making fast and foamy Matcha Lattes. I have this same amazing frother and make my lattes by first adding cold milk (soy or regular dairy), then add 1-2 scoops of matcha powder on top. With the press of a button, the Aeroccino froths together the milk and matcha to make a nice cup of HOT or COLD Matcha Latte. Then I pour into a cup and add my choice of sweetener + a tiny bit of hot water to lighten up the drink.
I recommend gifting this with a small can or bag of Premium Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha powder so MOM can get started making lattes right away.
For MOM's Inner Gourmet Chef
2. French Olive-Wood Handmade Salt Keeper by Berard ($44.87 on Amazon, or $49.95 at Williams-Sonoma)
For the MOM who loves to cook. A beautiful handmade olive-wood salt keeper to hold your salt. Great for putting on the counter near the stove when you need a quick pinch of salt. If you watch my videos, you'll see that I use this one all the time. For an up-close review check out my December Kitchen Favorites video.
I Recommend gifting this with a box of Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, which makes a nice finishing salt for veggie stir frys, salads, tofu, green onion pancakes and more.
If you've never used Maldon Sea Salt flakes before, they're amazing! Not only do they have a nice taste, but l love breaking up and hearing the crunch of the crystals when crushing them between my fingers. If you prefer not to use sea salt, you can also fill this up with kosher salt.
Because MOM deserves to feel Beautiful ♥
3. Chantecaille Pure Rosewater Mist ($64.00 from Nordstrom)
Okay, so this isn't a kitchen item...but it's become my recent favorite and Grandma is getting one of these for Mother's Day from me too. A beautiful rose water spritz for MOMs. Great to use as a refreshing, soothing spray on the face before or after cooking (because cooking is hard work!) I like to use mine in the evenings too or whenever I feel like a refreshing mist of lightly scented roses. Besides, nothing says 'I love you mom' like roses. ♥
4. Vitamix S30 Personal Blender ($398.95 on Amazon)
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Nutribullet High-Speed Blender ($89.99 on Amazon)
If MOM doesn't have a nice blender already, now's the perfect time to gift her one. Blenders are great for making healthy green and fruit smoothies, plus I have a few drink recipes that require a blender to make.
While there are lots of blenders out on the market (I've owned a Blendtec, Vitamix, and Nutribullet), in my opinion, the Vitamix and Nutribullets work the best for drinks and crushing ice. The Nutribullet is the less expensive option (less than $100) and a very good blender. I like the Vitamix because it crushes ice just a tad bit better than the Nutribullet, and I find it more powerful when cutting through frozen pineapple and fruits.
5. Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes (Tarts) (FREE, baked by you)
I always enjoy handmade gifts and that includes the edible ones too! MOM would love to have a freshly baked batch of homemade Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes. Put them in a stylish reusable storage container for an added bonus and maybe a nice 'Thank you for being my Mom' card.
Click here for the recipe & watch the video Tutorial for directions.