April showers throughout the Garden State brought plenty of flowers for the start of May, which is great because Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Before you spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect gift that says, “Thank you for everything, you deserve all of the wine,” take a peek at our Mother’s Day gift guide below. We’ve selected several wonderful wine gifts, with choices for every style of mom and every budget. Just don’t forget the flowers!
Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend
This annual event, sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, takes place on May 7 & 8 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at wineries from Sussex County to Salem County and just about everywhere in between. Mom can meet the winemakers and sample the most exciting releases from New Jersey’s finest vineyards. A perfect gift selection for the Mom who’s especially tough to shop for.
More Info: www.newjerseywines.com
Wine Bottle Candle Wicks
This gift idea offers Mom an elegant solution for what to do with empty wine bottles. The set includes two 12-inch candle wicks housed in ceramic holders. Just add lamp oil and voila, Mom can create an intimate, even romantic atmosphere in the dining room, patio or just about any room in the house. A great idea for earthy moms who like to reduce, reuse and recycle.
More Info: www.homewetbar.com
Sangria Picnic Weekend
Take your Mother’s Day celebration on the road–kids, dogs, frisbees and all–to the farm at Montague’s Westfall Winery for their Sangria Picnic Weekend, held on May 7 and 8, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Mom can enjoy a glass of Westfall’s unique Spanish Passion sangria or wine in the sunshine at one of New Jersey’s most scenic picnic areas.
More Info: www.westfallwinery.com
VIP Wine & Champagne Gift Basket
Your mom is the ultimate VIP, so surprise her with a gift basket worthy of her awesomeness from this New Jersey-based company. You can choose a sparkling wine to fit your budget–The Basket Works offers four excellent choices from Cook’s, Bouvet, Veuve Cliquot and Dom Perignon. Each basket also includes a dizzying array of gourmet treats, from Brie and smoked salmon to sourdough pretzels and decadent chocolate truffles, so there will be plenty of snacks for Mom to nosh on while everyone else works on Mother’s Day dinner.
Price: Baskets range from $160 to $345
More Info: www.basketworksnj.com
Lilly Pulitzer-Inspired Custom NJ Wine Glasses
Invite Mom to show off her Jersey pride using these charming stemless wine glasses from Missouri-based designer Sami Maurer. Inspired by Lilly Pulitzer’s “Lu Lu” pattern, the design can also include a custom monogram and as much color as Mom’s personality.
Price: $29 for set of 3 glasses, additional charge for monogram
More Info: www.etsy.com/samimaurerdesigns
William Yeoward Wisteria Pitcher
This unique hand-engraved glass pitcher from Princeton’s Hamilton Jewelers holds plenty of sangria, Bloody Marys or other drink of your mom’s choosing. A beautiful and practical gift for that special mom who’s also a social butterfly.
More Info: www.hamiltonjewelers.com
3-Quart Regency Ice Bucket
From chilling your mother’s favorite bottle of Hawk Haven wine to holding chips, popcorn or even flowers, this ice bucket can do it all. And it’s manufactured in the U.S. by a New Brunswick-based company so Mom can feel good about supporting Garden State businesses with every use. As a bonus, the ice buckets are available in a variety of colors and patterns to go with any décor.
More Info: www.mricebucket.com
Birth Year Wines
The arrival of a child is one of the most memorable experiences a woman will ever have. While it takes a bit of planning, presenting Mom with a gift of collectible fine wine from your birth year or that of a grandchild is an absolutely unique way to celebrate your one-of-a-kind relationship. You can enjoy the wine together or save it for a special time in the future. Several wine shops across the Garden State specialize in vintage selections. Start your search at local shops such as Wine Library, Bottle Shop and Amanti Vino or hunt online at Sotheby’s or Wine.com.
Price: Varies by vintage
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© Hamilton Jewelers
© Mr. Ice Bucket
© Sotheby’s Wine