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An Italian Mother's Day Gift Guide

Eataly Magazine (May 10, 2019)
The ultimate Italian-themed Mother's Day gift guide.

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Now that macaroni cards and t-shirts with your own hand-prints are off the table, the pressure to show mom how much you care — on time and in the most thoughtful way possible — is on. But don't worry, we have the answer.

Enter: the ultimate Italian-themed Mother's Day gift guide.

Read on to discover our favorite presents for la mamma.

 

1. DINE ALL'ITALIANA

Skip the present this year – take her out! As Italians, we believe that the ultimate gift is spending quality time with our moms over a good meal. Treat her to an Italian brunch, lunch, or dinner during Mother's Day weekend. She won't have to worry about cooking and you won't have to worry about shopping for (or wrapping up) a gift.

2. GIFT BOX WITH ITALIAN TREATS

Not quite sure what to get? Let us do the work for you. We've got a curated selection of gift boxes filled with high-quality Italian food perfect for mom. Explore the online collection, click a few buttons, then sit back and relax. We'll wrap up everything up, tie it with a bow, and ship it to her doorstep!

3. VINO, VINO, VINO

Consider stocking her kitchen with her favorite bottles of wine – or splurging on a truly special one that she can savor on a special occasion. Stop by the wine shop at your local Eataly to learn more about our unique, Italian selection! Whether she's into fruity reds or refreshing rosés, our wine experts can help you find the perfect vino to suit her taste.

4. COOKING CLASS

From the moment we were born, our mamme have been teaching us how to roll gnocchi, layer lasagne, and bake delicious cakes and cookies. Embrace your inner Italian and learn a new culinary skill together by signing up for a cooking class. Need some ideas? Check out our class schedule to discover all of our upcoming classes and events.

5. ANYTHING BY LIDIA BASTIANICH

Beloved TV host, cookbook author, and chef Lidia Bastianich represents just about everything we love about our mamme! Shop her collection of pasta, sauces, and cookbooks in-store and online – and don't miss her book signing at Eataly NYC Flatiron on April 19, 2019!

6. MAKE HER AN ITALIAN DINNER

Give mom a night off and surprise her with homemade Italian dinner. Need a few ideas? We suggest a light spring pasta like this ravioli ai piselli or gnocchi al pesto. You could also try a baked pasta dish that can be made ahead of time, such as Lidia's ziti alla Norma or this vegetable lasagne. With our selection of fresh housemade pasta and ready-to-go sauces, she'll never know you didn't slave away for hours.

8. STYLISH, REUSABLE TOTE BAG

Find a canvas tote with stylish prints to suit her style and hold all of her daily shopping goods. While she's raving on about how cute it is, you can secretly feel good about saving the planet.

9. ITALIAN SOAPS, SCENTS & CANDLES 

Skip the flowers – give her a scent that will not only last but instantly transport her to Italy. From candles that smell of Tuscan wildflowers to soaps made with exotic island fruit of Sicilia, our selection of Italian bath and home goods make truly unique gifts for mom.

 
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