Top MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS for Food and Wine Lovers

By: May. 01, 2016

Countdown to Mother's Day. It's time to celebrate not only your mother, but those who have generously given you their "motherly love." We have some exciting gifts and outings for food and wine lovers that will make that special someone very happy.

"Mother's Day Wine Trail" in New Jersey The Garden State Wine Growers Association's annual "Mother's Day Wine Trail" will return on Saturday and Sunday May 7-8 from noon to 5 pm at participating wineries throughout the state. Each winery participating will pay tribute to the special women in our lives through special wine tastings and food pairings, live music, fresh flowers and other special treats. From only a dozen wineries open in 2000 to the 50 open today, the New Jersey wine industry is growing across the state with many more wineries due to open in the next couple of years. For a full list of participating wineries and details of the special offerings at each location, visit

Cruising with the Spirit of New York Treat mom to a sightseeing cruise down the Hudson with sophisticated dining on the glass-enclosed, European-styled Bateaux New York or the lively, high-energy Spirit of New York. Boasting unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and complimentary Bloody Marys, mimosas and champagne for all moms on board, both vessels offer a memorable experience. Whether it's elegant, prix-fixe dining with a live band and pianist or dancing on the open seas alongside an interactive DJ it's a great Mother's Day excursion. Visit:

Viniq Glow Mix Mom a special cocktail that shimmers. Viniq has recently introduced Viniq Glow to their fine line of spirits that includes Original and Ruby. Their flavors are a shimmery fusion of premium vodka, Moscato and natural fruit flavors. For purchase information and Viniq recipes, visit

KRUPS Savoy ET351 Thermal Carafe In Fall 2015, KRUPS launched the SAVOY Collection, which was a line of filtered coffee makers crafted based on years of consumer research and perfectly blended form and function. The SAVOY Thermal ET351 is the newest addition to the line and embodies the signature style, durability and practicality that is synonymous with the KRUPS name - all with a sleek, thermal carafe that keeps coffee hot for up to four hours. Visit:

MANHATTAN BY SAIL Why not give your mother an unforgettable experience this year in form of a life long memory? NYC's premiere sailing company, Manhattan By Sail offers different sails and packages throughout their season from April to September. Spoil your mother this Mother's Day with a Daytime Statue Sail or a Twilight Sail on Sunday, or book a sail that you can enjoy together during the summer.
Sails on Sunday May 8th: America's Cup departs at 11.30 am and retails for the value of $300 per adult. Daytime Statue Sail departs at 4.30 pm and retails for the value of $39 per adult. Twilight Sail departs at 7.00 pm and retails for the value of $45 per adult. Get your tickets at or by calling: 212.619.6900 Manhattan By Sail also offers many other sails during the season, head over to their website for more information at

Local bites and wine in Central Park New York Midtown, located only a few blocks from Central Park, recently launched picnic baskets from their gourmet market, Herb N' Kitchen. For $68, the baskets include items from famed local vendors including Murray's Cheese, two sandwiches, two signature salads, New York cheesecake and a bottle of sustainable wine along with a blanket, plates, and glasses. Visit:

MAGNUM Custom Ice Cream Experience in NYC Now, Mom can design her own MAGNUM ice cream bar at the new brand's new shop at 134 Prince Street in Soho. This ice cream experience is the only one in the United States where guests can choose their ice cream bar, dip, and delicious, unique coatings. Gather your family and celebrate mom with a scrumptious treat in the shop's elegant surroundings. For more information about MAGNUM Ice Cream or MAGNUM New York, visit:

Foragers Table Brunch Treat mom to a guilt-free brunch of sweet orange blossom ricotta pancakes and savory housemade crepinettes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients at Foragers Table in Chelsea. After dining, mothers can stroll through the adjacent market and pick up private label products curated by the Foragers team to recreate their favorite dishes at home. Visit:

Del Frisco's Grille Presents "A Meal Fit for A Queen" Treat mom to an evening of indulgence at Del Frisco's Grille New York with an eclectic menu of upscale comfort foods including signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Ahi Tuna Tacos, hand-shaken martinis (mom is sure to love the refreshing Youth Serum mixed with mint and cucumber!) and award-winning wines. Along with a 16 oz. Dry Aged Prime Rib special available for $46, moms will also receive a complimentary Lemon Cake in a Jar for dessert and a $15 gift card for future use. Visit:

T-Fal Excite Cookware T-fal Excite Non-Stick 14-Piece Cookware Set is the perfect collection to bring a fresh pop of color to the kitchen. T-fal's patented Thermo-spot TM technology that indicates when the pan is perfectly preheated to seal in flavor and prevent burning. The set is dishwasher safe and guarantees durable non-stick performance during heavy use while still allowing for fast, easy clean-up. Visit:

Escape from New York City to The Finger Lakes Region The Finger Lakes Region of central New York provides a relaxing respite for moms this Mother's day. In celebration of the day, Sycamore Hill Gardens in Marcellus, N.Y. will be opening its private gardens to host a garden tour from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch, enjoy a leisurely stroll and linger through the 40 acres of themed gardens and acre large giant maze. Tour guests will receive complementary beverages from Byrne Dairy and the Chicken Bandit food truck will be on-site. Moms can relish the evening with a glass of wine at one of the Finger Lake's renowned wineries such as nearby Anyela's Vineyards Visit: and,

Mom's Day at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Great Wolf Lodge, North America's largest family indoor water park with 13-locations nationwide, including one in the Poconos, features a fabulous mommy and me experience at Scooops Kids Spa, where mothers and daughters can be pampered at the dessert-themed spa, offering ice cream-inspired manicures, pedicures, and completely organic chocolate facials. Upon each visit, moms and daughters are offered complimentary pink robes and glitzed-out tiaras. For more information, visit:

T-fal OptiGrill Plus T-fal OptiGrill is perfect for anyone who loves to grill, allowing them to cook up sizzling foods inside no matter what the weather is outside! The OptiGrill is ideal for chefs of all levels because this grill is fool-proof. This one-on-a-kind indoor grill removes all the guesswork out of grilling with a built-in sensor that automatically adapts to the thickness of the meat and delivers perfect doneness, from rare to well-done - and the fat drips right off into the drip tray. This is also a great gift for anyone who lacks space (both indoors and out!) as it is conveniently sized for any countertop use. Visit:

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