Monday, May 2, 2011

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts made right here in Indiana!

By Jeannie Keating of Indiana State Department of Agriculture

With all the commitments we adult-kids  have these days, Mother’s Day can sneak up on you before you can say, “Is Mother’s Day this Sunday?” Before you Google, find your local florist and send the well…oh so boring…er… “traditional”…dozen roses, why not send something unique and made right here in Indiana?

If you’re looking for something that your mom will use more than that macaroni necklace from fourth grade, we’ve got a one-stop-shop with one-of-a-kind art and food creations sure to offer your extraordinary mom that special gift you’re looking for with plenty of time to deliver.

Go to the Indiana Artisan website, and you’ll find an Indiana artisan sure to offer a gift perfect for Mom. Maybe she loves fine oils or wines, handmade soaps or hand-turned bowls, chocolates of perfection, or delicious dishes from chefs and bakers using the best local Indiana ingredients.

Indiana Artisans offer all that and much, much more. Now, nothing can really top that macaroni necklace made with love but Indiana Artisan will come in a close second for the adult child who’s trying to find something different for Mom.

Below are a few examples of our Hoosier artisans from across the state that make unique gifts as special as your mom, but again, because there are too many to mention, we invite you to check out the web site. Most can be ordered on-line, some might take a phone call to get just the right gift order.

So if you’re scrambling at the last minute, put down the grocery store bouquet; you have options!

Chocolate for the Spirit 

What mom doesn’t like chocolate? Chocolate for the Spirit is a true artisan chocolatier. Their chocolates are handmade daily in limited quantities…They use some of the best chocolate available in the world for these confections. First come, first serve – and do share! We encourage you to check out their selection online, call 317.518.8842 or email for more information or to place an order.

Mallow Run Winery

A fine wine is never out of style and always appreciated by Mom. She will be sure to enjoy some time at Mallow Run Winery. Named Indiana’s Winery of the Year in 2008, Mallow Run now has 18 wines on the shelves. Invite your Mom to Mallow Run, taste their wines, and enjoy a glass or bottle of wine in their tasting room, on their deck or patio.  Bring a picnic and enjoy their spacious lawn. For more information visit or call 317-422-1556.

Coe’s Homemade Noodles

Or is your mom not a cook? Or maybe she’s a great cook, but deserves some time off? Here’s the perfect gift! Check out these exquisite gift ideas that have the taste of homemade without the hassle.  Each gift basket is carefully crafted with high quality items that will offer a truly unique gift experience and certainly a gift that will not be forgotten.  Step back to the taste of true homemade that will keep you coming back for seconds! (Yeah, you’ll get points and out do your big brother)

Evochi, LLC

Diane Dills founded Evochi in 2003 out of a personal need for bath and body products to soothe what she lovingly refers to as her "maturing skin". If you want to pamper your mom with some skin products sure to please, check out her entire line

Regardless of what you choose for your Mother this Mother’s Day, we hope you have a wonderful and memorable day.

In honor of this day, Indiana Family of Farmers is giving away a Mother’s Day Prize Package! Win a free orchid of your choice and a complimentary tour of Hilltop Orchids for yourself and a group of your friends by the owner, Dick Wells. The tour will include complimentary wine for the group from Oliver Winery.

To enter to win, leave a comment of your favorite memory of your mom. You can leave your comment below, on our facebook page or with us on Twitter (@FamilyofFarmers).


Sarah said...

Great ideas.

Lana said...

Love these home grown ideas! Sign me up!

Ott, A. said...

When I was little and my mom would bake cookies she would let me eat some of the cookie dough. As a little kid that was a big deal!!!