German gifts to give for Mother’s Day

by Mary Del Rosario
Stripes Europe

Mother’s Day is a special day of the year when you celebrate the woman who has given you so much in life. However, living far away from family sometimes means having to miss special celebrations. With this day coming up, take the chance to show your mother how much she means to you. Consider these original, German gifts that will make her feel loved and special from across the pond.

1. Cuckoo Clock

If your mother hasn’t asked you for a cuckoo clock yet, now would be the perfect time to buy her one. Known as one of the most famous German souvenirs, these ornate clocks hail from the Black Forest region. It’s easy to discover shops that sell these wooden masterpieces throughout Germany, but you can also order online through their website.

2. Handmade Gift Basket

The only thing better than a basket full of chocolate and goodies is a basket full of German chocolate and goodies. Fill a wicker basket full of German chocolates such as Kinder and Möser Roth along with Kekse – German cookies that can be found in supermarkets. After your mom has delighted herself with rich chocolate, she’ll appreciate a cup of tea from TeeGschwender, a tea store that can be found in most major German cities.

3. Villeroy and Boch Porcelain

What mom wouldn’t be proud to adorn her dining room table with the finest china or cutlery? Spruce up her collection by providing mom with Villeroy and Boch products. Deeply rooted in the German culture, this upscale ceramic brand is common in almost every German household. The tasteful designs range from floral to abstract to minimalistic. You can buy through their website, or most cutlery stores.

4. German Cookbook

Your mother might not be sitting at your dinner table, but there is a way to share dinner with her. “The German Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Mastering Authentic German Cooking” may be the perfect gift to buy if your mother enjoys German food. Written by renowned food writer, Mimi Sheraton, this cookbook includes recipes from traditional bratwursts to decadent desserts.

5. Birkenstock

It’s common to see this brand as you peruse your way around malls throughout the world. This footwear company that originated in Germany is known for their stylish cork shoes. Have mom walk in comfort and style because we all know moms deserve it with all they do.

Even though you may not be able to celebrate this day with your mother, you can still spoil her in the way she deserves. Whether it is your mom, aunt, grandmother or a mother figure near and dear to you, treat them to some of the best gifts Germany has to offer.

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