Festa della mamma 2023 idee regalo foodie

Mother’s Day 2023 for foodie mums

Sunday 14 May will be Mother’s Day 2023. The day celebrating the maternal figures in our lives falls, at least in Italy, on the second Sunday in May and is the right excuse to give (or get!) a present.

Gift ideas to drink and eat

For the mother who has everything, for the complicated mother or simply the so-called foodie, i.e. the one who has a passion for good food and for the incurable glutton one, but also to share a moment of sweetness, 14 May is the holiday to honour the mother – or whoever plays her role – with a gastronomic gift.

Cakes for gifts

The pastries of Antonino Cannavacciuolo

Three Michelin stars, a television career, two bistros – both starred – and a series of resorts: Campania chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo certainly needs no introduction.

For Mother’s Day, his pastry chef, Kabir Godi, has developed three sweet proposals to give as gifts on 14 May. The Cuore di cremino with coconut and passion fruit is a maxi chocolate packed in a pretty gift box and is a mix of exotic flavours, such as coconut and passion fruit, dark and white chocolate.


  • Raspberry and strawberry dragées, which conceal a whole hazelnut inside, will win you over both because of their packaging – a retro-inspired tin box – and their texture in the mouth.
  • Chocolates are a great classic and you can never go wrong. Antonino Cannavacciuolo’s are heart-shaped. The dark, white or milk chocolate shell encloses a filling of passion fruit and Timut pepper, raspberry and rose or salted caramel.

Nothing forbids, then, to surprise mum with a breakfast in bed. You don’t need much, just good bread and a cocoa spread, again by Antonino Cannavacciuolo. If you want to overdo it, surprise her with a tart, maybe in the shape of a heart, filled with cocoa cream.

For info and purchase

🌐 Antonino Cannavacciuolo shop online

Leone limited edition candies and jellies

Gelees Leone per la festa della mamma

If your mother is an old-fashioned woman or an incurable romantic, surprise her with the new limited edition Leone box signed by Nathalie Lété, the French artist who designed the 2023 Mother’s Day boxes..

The box decorated with flowers, butterflies, plants and gold details encloses a selection of candies, including jellies made from real fruit pulp and Regal Torino candies, prepared according to an old Piedmont recipe, in which almonds are combined with ratafià liqueur, quince, Piedmont peppermint or wild strawberry.

For info and more Leone products:

🌐 pastiglieleone.com

Wines for toasting

vino Syrah Tinata 2019 - Monteverro


The Monteverro winery was founded in the early 2000s in Tuscany, in Capalbio, by Georg Weber, who decided to dedicate a label to his mother Cristina, known as Tina: this is Monteverro Tinata 2019.

The bottle is based on Syrah – a wine particularly loved by Mrs Cristina – and Grenache. The result is a warm, sensual and aromatic red wine with an intense ruby red colour.


For info:


Altemasi Trentodoc rosè

To raise a toast to mother, a sparkling wine is a must, in this case as an aperitif or to accompany white meats and, why not, a nice seafood lunch.

Like the Trentodoc rosè, it is made using the classic method – the same as Champagne – and the result is a structured yet balanced wine.

In its rosé version it is made from Pinot Nero and Chardonnay, the flavour is rich and the aroma fruity.

For info:

🌐 www.altemasi.it

Champagne Maison Burtin

Maison Burtin, a company of the Lanson – BCC group, makes its debut on the Italian market thanks to its collaboration with Le Tenute Del Leone Alato, presenting a range of four champagnes characterised by elegance, freshness and contemporaneity.

Champagne Maison Burtin

The name, “Hommage à Gaston Burtin”, is a dedication to its founder, an elegant and discreet man, an example of austerity and pragmatism.

This is the style that permeates the entire project and can be found in the four references: Brut, Brut Rosé, Blanc des Blancs Vintage 2017 and Brut Vintage 2014

Scented bitters to try

Flowers, herbs, perfumes and passion – a limited with a unique, feminine, warm and enveloping design… just like Mum!!! Whether she is a botany enthusiast or an admirer of bitters and spirits, this Limited Edition of Fernet Branca amaro is perfect for her 😃

Fernet-Branca limited edition

The Fernet-Branca bitter changes guise for Mother’s Day 2023 and takes on the colour of a floral and collectable bouquet.

Created in 1845, Fernet-Branca has kept the secret of its special blend over the years, an exclusive mix of 27 herbs, flowers and spices.

A symbol of conviviality and sharing, it is the bitter with an intense flavour, perfect for toasting mother!

The botanicals that make up the Fernet-Branca recipe, in fact, come from 4 different continents for a true round-the-world trip in a glass:

Rhubarb from China, Chamomile from Italy and Argentina, Saffron from Iran, French Gentian, Galanga from India and Sri Lanka to name a few

The design of the Fernet-Branca bottles is a tribute to the colours and scents of the bitter itself.They are available in the colours: yellow, black, blue, green

For info and purchase

🌐 www.fernetbranca.com

For cooking lovers

The (Italian) mother who loves to cook is perhaps a bit of a cliché, but it is also so reassuring. Give her something she would perhaps not spend money on, or – for a smaller budget thought – a small, useful kitchen utensil or maybe a table set to pamper herself daily at tea time or breakfast.

Le Creuset in pastel colours: the new Coupe collection

If you want to make your mother a special gift, one that will last for life, choose a cast iron pan or Le Creuset accessory. The Coupe Collection line, making pastel colours (Sea Salt, Meringue, Shell Pink and Flint) its trademark, designed with clean lines and rounded shapes, is particularly suitable for Mother’s Day.

For info and purchase:

🌐 Le Creuset Le Coupe Collection

Solferini Milano – an innovative concept in children’s products that combines design, utility and organisation for parents taking care of their children – celebrates all mothers by presenting its new line of solidarity placemats and napkins.

The proceeds from the sale of the two products, which can be purchased on www.solferini.it, will be donated to the ‘Gold for kids’ project of the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, which for years has been committed to supporting outstanding scientific research into paediatric cancers.

On Sunday 14 May, Green Pea in Torino – the first shopping centre in the world completely dedicated to the theme of Respect and Sustainability – will host a special Solferini pop-up where you can purchase the solidarity placemats and napkins.
Placemat & Napkin Set: € 35.00 (customisation available online).

For info and purchase: 


Premium zester MICROPLANE® grater

Grattugia premium zester microplane

What makes Mom’s plumcake so special that even if you make it at home with the same recipe, it doesn’t turn out as well? Or béchamel sauce? Or simple pan-fried vegetables?

Certainly the love she puts into preparing her recipes, but also the use of small touches, almost invisible secret ingredients such as grated lemon peel, nutmeg or Parmesan cheese.

The MICROPLANE® grater will make your life in the kitchen even easier. Thanks to its photo-engraved blade made in the USA, which is particularly sharp and precise, it is able to finely grate any food, so much so that it becomes impalpable, while at the same time giving aroma and flavour to every dish. It is the perfect little gift that remains unforgettable.

For info and purchase:

🌐 Microplane Premium Zester

(Any ideas for a grating recipe?😜)