Gift Guide for Parents Day
Parents’ Day this year falls on Sunday the 26th, and while it’s not quite as well known as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it’s a day that deserves its flowers. If you’re an adult putting your parents’ safety first while still wanting to celebrate, Provisions is chock full of gifting ideas, but we’ve got a core five we think are just right. If they’re in our delivery area, we’ll even deliver to them on your behalf! (And if they’re just shy of being within the delivery zone, shoot us an email. There’s a good chance we can make it happen anyway!)
1. There’s no parent who can say no to coffee, but the gift of good coffee will always curry parental favor. Oslo Coffee Roasters’ house blend, Thor, is a guaranteed hit with any coffee drinker. With smooth, nutty flavor that binds especially well with oat milk, it’s a well-rounded, tasty coffee no matter how you dress it up or down.
2. You can’t go wrong with chocolate, either, but with parents it has to be just the right kind of chocolate. We think this dark chocolate bar from Dick Taylor will perfectly satisfy a refined sweet tooth, with just enough sweetness to balance against the fruity natural flavors of the cacao bean, and an almost mirror-like finish to the chocolate itself.
3. Pasta has earned its place this year, more than ever, as a staple food, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be exciting. This Ternetta pasta might look like linguine, but it’s a whopping 16” long and a great vessel for sauce, like this one from Michael’s of Brooklyn. And once the novelty wears off, it’s still a good, toothsome pasta with excellent flavor.
4. Lots of empty nesters love to build a home bar. Wine & Spirits has plenty of excellent liquors to form the heart of one, but filling the ranks with bitters and cordials can really take things from being just a liquor cabinet to making your parents feel like real bartenders. Keep it interesting with this ginger cordial from Som, which makes for an incredible Moscow Mule.
5. Sometimes it really is about the best version of the basics. This olive oil from Seka Hills brings something a little different to the table, with a spicy peppercorn flavor that’s just as good drizzled over a salad as it is in a hot pan. It’s also produced on indigenous-owned land, made by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in California.