It's almost Mother's Day, and as the fluffy holiday festooned with pink roses and overpriced perfume quickly approaches, so does the anxiety of finding the perfect gift.
This year, skip the cliché card and drug-store candy for something unique. From rose-shaped confections to locally vinted rosé, wow the woman (or women) who raised you with one of these special made-in-Miami gifts.
Cao Chocolates. Chocolates are a no-brainer for Mother's Day, especially when Cao Chocolates has crafted limited-edition flavors like prosecco, chai tea, mimosa, and piña colada. Pick up a box of these delectable morsels for $24 to $45 online or in-store. 9800 SW 77th Ave., Miami; 305-879-0281; caochocolates.com.
The Salty Donut. Sate mom’s sweet tooth with a rosé-strawberry doughnut from Wynwood’s Salty Donut. Each treat, glazed in light pink and topped with edible flowers, runs about $4, and pairs perfectly with a Salty Donut mug for $26 or a bag of Salty Donut coffee for $14. 50 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-639-8501; saltydonut.com.
Garcia Nevett. South Miami's artisanal chocolatier is behind an all-new Breakfast in Bed Box, which includes a mini chocolate cake, a petite box of truffles, locally sourced jam from Gables Delight, and a tin from Small Tea for $70. Other a la carte treats include a selection of rose-shaped confections filled with Nutella ($48), and champagne bonbons ($18). 7312 Red Rd., Miami; 305-749-0506; garcianevett.com.
Pink Pie. The Wynwood pie shop is baking up mama-inspired treats, including the "Mom"osa pie, made with a graham cracker crust, Grand Marnier custard, and champagne gelée; and the chocolate strawberry, a chocolate shortbread cookie crust, with strawberry jam, milk chocolate, creme patissiere, and a chocolate-dipped strawberry. Create a box of six pies for $17. 170 NW 26th St., Miami; 954-744-0214; pinkpie.com.
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Schnebly's Winery. Forget chocolate. The purveyors of Miami's own locally sourced fruit wines suggest the Beach Rose for Mother's Day, a semi-dry blend with guava notes ($14), or the Kiss of Passion, a tropical medley of passionfruit and citrus ($14). 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead; 305-252-1224; schneblywinery.com
Villa Azur. Shower mom with a luxurious basket from Villa Azur, each brimming with champagne and tasty delights. The Le Chic ($95) combines one bottle of Perrier Jouet Champagne and an assortment of six homemade macarons; the Precious ($135) includes two bottles and an assortment of six homemade macarons; and the Luxury ($395) features three bottles, including Dom Perignon Brut Luminous, with an assortment of a dozen homemade macarons. 309 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-763-8688; villaazurmiami.com.