French Mother's Day Gifts

Is Mom a francophile? Well, even if she’s not, who doesn’t love beautiful things? Here are a few I’ve spotted recently that are available in the U.S.:

1. Soaps and Sachets from Saveur du Jour
So pretty, and very reasonably priced. In fact, Saveur du Jour has all kinds of lovely gifts that are under $20—from beautiful tins containing Sablés (French butter cookies) to cute mini-milk tins filled with Brittany caramels. The soaps, below, are $21.90 and the sachets are $11.90 each.

2. French Kitchen Linens from European Market
Wouldn’t Mom love a set of these colorful linens? They’re $16 each, and made by a boutique French weaver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. The Bonne Femme Cookbook

Forgive me for blowing my own horn, but if Maman doesn’t yet have the Bonne Femme Cookbook, wouldn’t she just love one? And here’s a fun idea. Treat her to brunch from my book and when she raves about the food, hand her a copy as a gift.

Take a look at my fabulous Mothers Day Brunch menu (plus wine pairings and make-ahead tips).

And be sure to start brunch with my fresh take on a Mimosa. Even if you do serve a traditional Mimosa, remember that a true French Mimosa would add a splash of Cointreau or Grand Marnier to the mix, an indispensable ingredient that adds so much depth to the flavor.

Another post you might enjoy:
Five ways to avoid driving your guests crazy (even if it’s “just family,” you should take care to make sure everyone feels comfortable).

 

 

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