Last Minute Gifts for Mom
For once, don't be a disappointment
By Virginia B. Wood,
10:30AM, Fri. May 8, 2015
If you've found yourself in that awkward situation where last minute shopping for Mother's Day is necessary and time is of the essence, here are some worthwhile indulgences to consider for that all-important maternal tribute.
Gelato from Téo
Téo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita (1206 W. 38th) proprietor Matt Lee is celebrating the anniversary of being named the Best American Gelato Maestro at the World Gelato Tour in Rimini, Italy in 2014 by offering free small gelato to guests on Sunday, May 10 from noon-2pm.
Mother's Day Assortments from Austin Cake Ball
Shop online or drop by Austin Cake Ball (5310 Burnet Rd.) or Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge (3401 Esperanza Crossing, #104) to pick up large or small assortments in Mom's favorite flavors, elegantly decorated in a "Tangerine Tango" style topped with red roses or Lavender topped with daisies.
Wayward Chocolat Ganache Pieces & Sauces
These European-style ganache pieces are enhanced by the healthy antioxidant power of rose hips and wild blueberries, while maintaining the voluptuous flavor of rich, dark chocolate. The same marvelous flavor is featured in jars of luxurious chocolate ganache spread and chocolate ganache sauce. Wayward Chocolat offers collections with varying numbers of pieces, but the 30-count ($60) and 15-count ($28) boxes are on sale for the entire month of May. Shop online.
Vintage jam boxes from Confituras
While you're strolling the Downtown or Sunset Valley farmers' markets on Saturday morning, be sure to stop by the Confituras booth to check out their one-of-a-kind vintage jam boxes filled with vintage cups and saucers, napkins, and silver jam spoons. Complete the box with Mom's favorite flavors of jam and you're good to go.
Flowers, food, and chocolates delivered from Whole Foods Market via Instacart
After their great Valentine's Day success with this format, Whole Foods and Instacart are teaming up again to deliver fresh, high quality bouquets of a dozen roses ($29.99) or 20-stem tulips ($24.95) in various colors. Delivery fees start at $3.99, but delivery is free for first-time users. It's also possible to add groceries, gifts, and a card to the delivery and to choose a delivery window of within one hour, two hours, or a scheduled time within six days. Log on to Instacart or use the handy mobile app to accomplish this painless shopping maneuver.