Show Mom your appreciation with a special wine occasion
Buying a one-of-a-kind gift for your one-of-a-kind mom (or wife) can put a lot of pressure on you! Does she already have everything she needs, and says she doesn’t want anything? Does buying her flowers not seem like enough? This year you don’t have to worry because we have a selection of gifts and fun wine occasions to choose from that are sure to leave her in awe!
At-Home Date Night
Is your mom the homebody type, who enjoys the simple things? Maybe she prefers a relaxing evening at home with loved ones over an extravagant outing. If so, consider creating an at-home date night with a delicious home-cooked meal or take-out, paired with the perfect wines. Grab Paired’s Date Night Occasion Box consisting of the Desert Hills Cactus Red and Volcanic Hills Pinot Gris. You can start with the white for appetizers and save the red for the main course, or switch around depending on your choice of food. Either way, you’ll have two amazing wines to choose from to enjoy with mom for this cozy, relaxing evening.
Game Night with Wine and Snacks
This one’s for the competitive, game-loving mom. Let her choose her favourite games whether it’s a board game, cards, or even a puzzle. Now grab the wine and snacks! Small munchies like crackers and cheese are the perfect finger food for game nights like this. Take her tastebuds around Spain with the Sarmentero Wine with Jamon de Serrano Charcuterie or try the Old World Wine and Charcuterie Platter. For a vegan option, Paired has the Organic Wine and Plant-based Charcuterie Gift Set. Check out these wine and charcuterie sets on Paired’s gifts page. Now you’re all set! Just don’t forget to let your mom win a few rounds 😉
Luxury Wine and Spa Night
Your mom works hard and would probably do anything for a night off to sit in the tub, open a bottle of wine, put on a face mask, and read a book. If that sounds like your mom, gift her with a well-deserved, luxury spa night! Going the extra mile to spoil her will make her feel appreciated and loved. Maybe you even want to give her a mani and pedi (we’ll leave that up to you). Paired’s Champagne and Chocolate Truffles Gift Set is a great choice if she loves her bubbly. Is she a fan of red? If yes, she’ll love the Best of BC Wine with Artisan Chocolates Gift Set.
Dinner Outing – BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine)
Does your mom love a nice night on the town, accompanied by some great wine? If she’s been dying to check out a new restaurant or has a list of favourites, choose one and personalize the experience by bringing a bottle of her favourite wine or even trying something new! Try the Best of BC Reds or Whites Occasion Packs depending on wine preference – or grab both to mix and match. Most restaurants charge a corkage fee of $10-$20 to open the bottle (check with the restaurant beforehand to ensure sure they allow this). Such an easy, and fun way to enhance a dinner outing with your mom.
Gift a Wine Subscription
The above are great wine occasions but may not work for everyone. Perhaps you don’t live in the same city as your mom, or you’re out of town for Mother’s Day – we get it! If you can’t spend the day with her, you can show your love with the gift that keeps on giving – a wine subscription! She’ll receive Sommelier-curated wines from BC and around the world every month for your desired length. If she enjoys everyday drinking wines, she’ll love the Weekday Warrior Subscription Gift, but if she’s more adventurous, tantalize her wine palate with the Adventurer Subscription Gift.
Hopefully, these wine occasions and gift ideas sparked inspiration in you to truly spoil your mom this Mother’s Day. If you need any food pairing ideas for these wines, check out Paired’s learn section to get basic and advanced pairing suggestions.
Tiegan Ford is the Marketing Coordinator at Paired, with an interest in design as well. As a novice wine drinker, she enjoys learning about wine, what foods to pair with different wines, and tasting notes to further expand her knowledge and enhance her wine tasting experience.