Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts…from the Grocery Store

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means: You have to get the perfect Mother’s Day gift. You just have to. This woman literally walked (with you inside her for nine months) so you could run, and then had to deal with you for 18ish years after that—the least you can do is get her something nice. That being said, it doesn’t have to be something fancy as long as it is thoughtful and/or creative. There are plenty of easy Mother’s Day gifts, and that includes a lot of fun and delicious foods that you can easily find at your local grocery store, especially if you’ve procrastinated to the point that you don’t have time to shop anywhere else. Or, you know, there’s always the old standby (aka an old pic of you and your siblings in a hot glue/macaroni/cardboard frame—also a classic). Here are five last minute Mother’s Day gifts you can easily grab at the grocery store and still be considered a good child.

Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix

If you want to make it seem like you didn’t get your last minute Mother’s Day gifts at the grocery store, Stonewall Kitchen is here to bail you out. Their products look so much nicer than other grocery store products; they really seem like gifts! We’ve tried a number of Stonewall Kitchen products, but hey, it’s Mother’s Day, so why not buy something you can turn into a nice breakfast that day. This mix makes pancakes and waffles that are perfect for piling with toppings—so don’t be a slouch and forget the whipped cream, maple syrup, and fresh berries.

Read our full ranking of the best waffle mix

St. Dalfour Strawberry Fruit Spread

If you don’t have the time to make your mom homemade jam (literally, who does?) but you want to give her something sweet, add this St. Dalfour Strawberry Fruit Spread to your list of easy Mother’s Day gifts. According to Sporked contributor Danny Palumbo, “This stuff looks and tastes like it was homemade from fresh, ripe strawberries. It has a nice, grainy strawberry-seed texture to it.” It’s only five bucks a jar but it really tastes fancier than that, so if you’re looking to ball on a budget and still impress the woman who raised you up, look no further.

Read the full ranking of the best strawberry jam

Kirkland Signature 12″ Cheesecake

There is nothing mothers love more than Costco. I speak from experience because that last time I was visiting home, the only activity my mom specifically requested we do together was go to Costco. Thanks for spending time with me at least, Mom! As long as your mom’s stomach can handle dairy, this Costco cheesecake is one of our favorite last minute Mother’s Day gifts. It’s luscious, sharply tangy, and the definition of “a classic is a classic for a reason.” Costco is out here to prove that, yes, cheesecake counts as a gift when it’s this freaking good.

Read the full ranking of the best grocery store cheesecake

Josh Reserve North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

When it comes to last minute Mother’s Day gifts, wine is a go-to. And we’re not joshin’—this Josh Cab is genuinely very good (and very easy to find at your local grocery store since you procrastinated). When Sporked editor-in-chief and resident wine expert Justine Sterling taste tested 15 bottles of Josh wine, this one landed in the top spot thanks to its bold, berry-rich flavor, with hints of sea salt, sage, and touch of smoke. Put a bottle of this in a gift bag and watch as mom forgets all about that time you took the car without permission in 11th grade.

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Choceur Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel

Being a mother (unfortunately) means you have to sacrifice quiet time for at least 15 years. Help your put-upon mom reclaim some of those tranquil moments with these silky-smooth caramels from Aldi. I know, I know. It’s a budget grocery store, but these chocolates do not skimp on luxury. The chocolate is dark and rich, the caramel is gooey and milky, and the dusting of sea salt crystals on top adds complexity—in fact, they’re a lot like mom. Classy and sweet—bust just a little bit salty when she needs to be.

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Sporked Staff

The Sporked Staff tastes everything and anything. They are obsessive about groceries and finding the best of any type of food or drink, from frozen fried shrimp to Dijon mustard to gummy candy. And they're always on a hunt for the best new products. When they aren't eating professionally, they're eating recreationally. And often they're browsing grocery store aisles, just for fun.

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