Up your Mother’s Day gift game with one of our 5 perfect wine gifts!
While a handmade card definitely has that sentimental touch, we think moms deserve something a little more elevated this year. Yes, they usually smile, give you a big hug, and say something to the effect of “YOU are the greatest gift.” Honestly, that’s part of the reason we love them so much. But it’s time to give them a gift they can REALLY enjoy.
That’s why, regardless of who “mom” is to you, we’ve put together 5 of our favorite ways to show them they’re loved and appreciated. Not only will Mom be extremely touched, but some of these gifts can be enjoyed for years to come.
Read on and discover the perfect wine gift for your mom this Mother’s Day!
Gift Mom A Pair of Handcrafted Wine Glasses
Truth be told, your mom probably has enough “stuff.” A lifetime of looking after other people has probably led to a house full of memories and random items that no one really knows where they came from. That’s why this is our ONLY gift recommendation that involves gift wrapping.
Unlike generic gifts like the “World’s Best Mom” mugs you can find just about anywhere this time of year, we’re recommending something handcrafted and one-of-a-kind.
Whether you visit a local glassmaker or have it special ordered, gifting your mom a pair of beautifully crafted wine glasses has two benefits. First, she’ll have them for years to come and will remember you every time she uses them. Two, a handcrafted item means they’re not likely to find something similar anywhere else. Sure, an artist may create multiple items with the same style. But no two handcrafted items are truly the same.
Have a Mother’s Day Vineyard Date
The remainder of our gifts are all about the experiences. Let’s be honest, moms are pretty amazing. They take care of us, give us advice, and shower us with support even when we’re not at our best. That’s why we think dedicating actual time to your mom is so important!
Our first experience is all about getting Mom out of the house, giving her a chance to get dressed up, and taking her on a date to your nearest vineyard. Not only is this a great way to learn about your local wine community, but touring a vineyard is just plain fun!
Plus, the photo opportunities are amazing! Be sure to snap a few pics together, frame at least one, and then you can gift that to her at the next gift-giving opportunity.
Start a Wine and Cheese Mother’s Day Tradition
We’re also big fans of honoring traditions. If you and your mom already have a Mother’s Day tradition, then definitely do that! If you find yourself scrambling to think of something special to do together, however, it’s time to create a tradition you’ll both look forward to every year.
One of the simplest ways to do that is by just meeting up and sharing a bottle of wine and some of your favorite cheeses. We have plenty of wine and cheese pairing ideas, but you’re welcome to pick your favorite options and indulge.
Craft a Mother’s Day Meal Paired with Her Favorite Wine
For those wanting to put a bit more work into their Mother’s Day efforts, designing a meal around her favorite bottle of wine is ALWAYS a good option. Here are a few tips to keep in mind…
- Generally, your wine should be slightly sweeter and more acidic than your meal.
- Most of the time, red wines pair well with bold meat flavors like red meat.
- The opposite is true for white wines, so pair them with lighter meats like fish or chicken.
- If your wine is bitter, balance it out with fat (cheese, nuts, fatty meats, etc.)
- White, sparkling, and rosé wines often create contrasting pairings, meaning they create balance by contrasting tastes and flavors.
- Conversely, red wines generally create congruent pairings. This means they create balance by emphasizing shared flavors.
For more details, be sure to read through our Wine Pairing 101 guide!
Give the Gift of Wine with a Wine Subscription
If you’ve skimped on the Mother’s Day gifts for the past few years, or if you just REALLY want to get Mom something she’ll love all year long, then you can’t go wrong with a Wine Subscription.
You have the option of gifting her three, six, or twelve bottles every month, so select the option that makes the most sense for her. Trust us, no one has ever said no to having wine shipped straight to their door every month.
Share a Glass of Wine With Mom This Mother’s Day!
If your Mom LOVES wine but doesn’t indulge very often, then gifting her a Wine Gift Card is another way to let her get exactly what she wants and when she wants it.
Comment below and tell us how you showered your mom with love (and wine) this Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to follow us on social media for all the newest updates, and definitely stock up on all your favorite wines.