Give the Gift of Local this Mother’s Day

family at Seaport Farmers Market

Celebrate the mother in your life by giving her the gift of local! We recognize many families won’t get to spend Mother’s Day with their mom this year so we’re sharing gift ideas to send to mom now, share with her for later, or for those lucky enough to see mom on Mother’s Day, ideas to celebrate with her at home.

Local Wine

Nova Scotia has an abundance of beautiful wineries that produce delicious wine. If your mom is a wine lover, treat her to a bottle of local wine. Head to the Get Your Hands On Local page on our website to learn more about Nova Scotia wine.

Avondale Sky Winery, Benjamin Bridge, Blomidon Estate Winery, Casa Nova Fine Beverages, Gaspereau Vineyards, Grand Pre Wines, Jost Vineyards, L’Acadie Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville, Luckett Vineyards, Mercator Vineyards, Petite Riviere Vineyards, Planters Ridge Winery, Sainte-Famille Wines.

But wait! Is your mother actually a Nova Scotia beer, spirits, or cider fan? Beverage alcohol producers around the province are offering online orders, curbside pick up, delivery and shipping options. Visit the Taste of Nova Scotia Get Your Hands on Local, at Home page to see a list of the options Taste members are providing. In some cases, it may be possible to ship directly to mom’s door!

Local take out

Surprise your mom this year with local take out! Our Taste of Nova Scotia members like Kitchen Door (pictured above), Founder’s House Dining & Drinks, and The Brooklyn Warehouse, all have wonderful take out options that are a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. A Mother’s Day meal has never been so simple. Check out the Get Your Hands On Local page to see what local restaurant is perfect for her!

Alternatively, while you may not be able to spend time with your mother now, a gift certificate is a great way to make a plan to celebrate Mother’s Day when this is over.

Local Getaways

Give your mom a gift card to a local getaway spot so she can enjoy the anticipation of when she will choose to go on her staycation later this summer! She could enjoy the beautiful views at the Oak Island Resort, or relax and be pampered at the Old Orchard Inn and Spa.

Find the perfect place for her by checking out these amazing options: Amherst Shore Country InnArgyler Lodge and Restaurant, Blomidon Inn, Digby Pines Golf Resort & SpaFox Harb’r ResortGlenora Inn and DistilleryInn on the LakeInverary ResortLane’s Privateer InnLiscombe Lodge, Oak Island ResortPictou Lodge Beach ResortQuarterdeck Beachside Villas & GrillChanterelle Country InnCastle Rock Country InnOld Orchard Inn and SpaThe Flying Apron Inn and Cookery, or White Point Beach Resort.

Alternatively, gift certificates for a culinary adventure from Grape EscapesGo North Tours or the Magic Winery Bus are also fantastic local gift options.

Local Treats

A sweet treat always makes for a great gift for mom! There are plenty of Taste of Nova Scotia members who offer a variety of delicious sweets. Check out what special Mother’s Day products the following Taste members are featuring: Delectable Desserts, Sable Shortbread, Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbread, The Cake Lady, Gourmandises Avenue Chocolatier, Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet, Petite Patrie Chocolate, Rum Runners Cake Factory, Lunenburg Rum Cakes, and Chapel Cove Chocolate.

Taste of Nova Scotia Gift Boxes

Unable to celebrate with your mom this Mother’s Day? Our Taste of Nova Scotia gift boxes are the perfect solution. With several different boxes to choose from, featuring a plethora of Taste of Nova Scotia members, we have a box for every mom. Order online and we’ll ship the box straight to her door.

Check out our gift shop to browse all our gift box options.

Coffee and Tea

Bags of Sunday Silence Coffee Company line up diagonally on a wooden shelf

If mom loves a good cup of coffee or hot mug of tea, consider sending her a bag of locally roasted coffee from Laughing Whale Coffee RoastersJust Us! CoffeeNova CoffeeAuthentic Seacoast Company Full Steam Coffee, Sunday Silence Coffee Co., Java Blend Coffee, or a few containers of tea from The Tea Brewery or Cochrane Family Farm’s online shop.

Culinary Gifts

For something a little different, send mom a unique Nova Scotia culinary product. Tangled Garden, Helen B’s and Galloping Cows create jams and jellies using high quality Nova Scotia ingredients and are currently offering online ordering. Shivani’s Kitchen or Big Cove Foods gourmet spice blends, or Tidal Salt salts are perfect for the mom that enjoys spending time in the kitchen.

Local Recipes

If you’re planning for a relaxing Mother’s Day at home, and wondering about what to cook for the mom in your life, check out these delicious, locally-inspired spring recipes!

Tangy Herb Potato Salad with Asparagus

This is a bright and lively potato salad recipe! The dressing is light and vinegar-based, so it’s great for bringing to an outdoor picnic. Enjoy it as a side for sandwiches, or some chilled, cooked seafood.

Surf & Turf Burger

Picture of Surf and Turf Burger

This burger will not only please your taste buds, but it will leave your stomach overly satisfied. The extracts of shrimp, sausage, pork, and creamy aioli are bound to spice up your day!

Rhubarb Whipped Cheesecake Jar

Layers of rhubarb flavour, creamy cheesecake whip, and a toasty crumble make this a great dessert for a picnic or a party. Make it ahead of time, chill, and seal in mason jars for easy transport!

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