Breakfast In a Box: A Mother’s Day Idea

in Breakfast, DIY, How-To

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My mama is one of the healthiest people I know. In fact, she’s the one who inspired me to start working out regularly and eating a wee bit healthier. She eats the cleanest diet known to man and works out almost everyday. She loves Zumba, which means she knows more Pitbull and Drake songs than I do!

I figured I’d skip the perfume this year (though this scent subscription box thingy sounds awesome!) and give her something that is half homemade, half purchased and super cute. Enter: Breakfast In a Box!

Mailing food can be tough so I opted to go with this grain-free granola. Right after I made my first batch, I freaked out because I loved it so much and called my mom. She loooves granola, so I made some to include in this basket.

The granola was enough to fill this Weck Jar. As for the label, I took a piece of an index card, painted on a messy circle with some watercolors, waited for it to dry and wrote “Grain-less Granola.” Couldn’t be easier. I swear watercolors are my jam.

To secure it I sprayed it with a spray adhesive (my favorite thing ever) but some double-stick scotch tape would do the trick too!

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I found this very local honey called Buzzed Honeys and included a jar so my mom can pour a little on top of her granola that she’ll probably eat with cold almond milk. (I know her well!)

I also figured she’d need a cute linen to wipe her mouth with. I picked this one up from Anthropologie.

Josh recently bought this bag of coffee from Bows and Arrows and I was stoked to see that it was from Peru. This was actually the first time I’ve tried Peruvian coffee. Since my mom is Peruvian, I thought it would be fitting to buy her a bag.

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Another hobby my mom and I share is ceramics. She took it for years and when I’d call her with my gripes about not being able to center, trim properly, etc., she’d always give me a few tips and pointers that really helped. I buy her fancy ceramics sometimes because I know she loves it so.

I’ve been eyeing Ben Medansky’s ceramics for a very loooong time. I think this pink ceramic mug is pretty cute and perfect for Mother’s Day.

It’s actually so cute that I wish I could keep it for myself.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Breakfast In a Box | www.acozykitchen.com

And since my mom is the cutest (yours is too), I included a little card from Ashkan.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Breakfast In a Box | www.acozykitchen.com

What I love about this basket is that you can make it your own. I splurged a bit but you can definitely find a super cute mug that costs less, coffee from your local coffee shop and good-quality honey from the grocery store. I say make it your own, think about what your mama loves to eat for breakfast. I hope she likes it. I think she will.

(And here’s last year’s Mother’s Day post. My mama really is the best.)

Shopping Resources:

Wooden crate (The one pictured was purchased from Michael’s)
Teak Spoon
Weck 26-ounce Jar
“You’re Cute” Cards
Ben Medansky Mug
Painted Napkin
Jar of Buzzed Honey
Pretty succulent in a pot I painted
Bows and Arrows Coffee
Basket stuffed with raffia (and then I lined with a piece of linen I had)

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) May 7, 2014 at 4:55 am

omgahhhh, i love your gift baskets/crafts so much.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Thank you, friend!

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Kim L May 7, 2014 at 5:21 am

Very cool. I love that perfume gift idea too. Seriously thinking about gifting myself with that :)

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Oh I’m definitely getting it for myself. Haha. It’s a pretty good deal too. And the fragrances look so interesting and not your run-of-the-mill.

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Alex May 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

Love this idea! I might have to steal it for my mama! She’s the woman who has everything, so this is a fun thing to give her!

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Steph May 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

What a thoughtful gift! I love this. If I was living in the same country as my mom, I’d steal it, but I think it would not be an easy (or light) one to ship :)

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 6:19 pm

My jaw dropped at the shipping so I opted to transfer the granola to a plastic cylinder container. It helped a lot. But yes, international would be a fortune!

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Lisa May 7, 2014 at 6:55 am

I live in London, so it Mothers day has been and gone, but this is such a lovely idea. I love giving presents which have a little more thought and effort behind them.

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Kimberrleigh May 7, 2014 at 9:13 am

This is such a cute idea! :)

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Corazón May 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

Chic, cheep, and adorable!
Love this idea!
Corazón
http://llipstickwithcoffee.blogspot.com/

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bev @ bevcooks May 7, 2014 at 9:48 am

This. Is. Amazing. Make me one! ;)

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Evelyn May 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

I LOVE this idea … I don’t know why my mom is hard to shop for, but I know she loves breakfast and organic made items …. can’t wait to make the granola!!

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Francesca May 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

This is so thoughtful – you guys are probably super cute together :)

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Haha. I like to think so! :)

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen May 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

This is adorable! I think it would make a great hostess gift as well!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Oh good idea! If I was throwing a dinner party and someone brought over breakfast in a box I’d loooove them.

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Kimberley May 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

Love love love this! SO cute and the best idea ever.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Thanks, lady! xox

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stephanie @ iamafoodblog May 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

this is the cutest idea ever. and how awesome is it that you can actually mail it!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I know! The mailing part is the best part. :)

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Angela May 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Pure sweetness… My mama is the queen of sweet baskets of goodness and I did one for her this year, too. I should’ve photo’d it before I sealed and shipped. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Tony @ SpicePanda.com May 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

What a genius idea… not only does your mom get some awesome gear, but the package is homemade so it has extra sentimental value! Such a fun gift and gives me lots of ideas for my next wedding anniversary… stay tuned :)

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Emma May 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I LOVE this. So much. I’ll definitely be using this idea in the future!

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Reginia Cordell May 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm

What a delightful gift! This is something that I could do for my staff.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Yes totally! I love that idea.

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Erin May 8, 2014 at 1:32 am

I love this idea! So cute and personalised.
Please could you include a link to your granola recipe.

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Adrianna Adarme May 8, 2014 at 9:52 am

Ahh! Yes, of course. I included it above and here it is, too:

http://acozykitchen.com/grain-free-granola/

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Courtney Bentley May 8, 2014 at 4:57 am

What an incredibly cute idea! I live across the world so its hard for me to be with my Mom and I wish I came across this post sooner as this is a great idea :) Thank you for sharing xo C

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Tené Harris May 9, 2014 at 5:37 am

Cutest idea ever!!! My mom loves my granola
and is always reminding me when she’s out,
So that I can send her another bag. She also
LOVES coffee, though she can’t be bothered
W/ brewing unless company is visiting. She’s
been drinking instant for years. I just got some
David’s Buzzed Citrus Honey and used it to make
A batch of my Walnut-Nutmeg Granola. We’re
Fellow Good Eggs Food Producers. http://www.goodeggsla.com
I couldn’t be happier w/ the outcome. The citrus
honey has a wonderful flavor and has a beautiful
shine and crunch on the granola. Anyway…..your little Mother’s Day
Crate is simply perfect! I’m putting one together right now
to ship out tomorrow! But please tell me where
you found the adorable mini crate box? It’s the
only thing I’m missing! :-). I don’t frequent many blogs,
but I can tell that I’ll definitely be checking out
yours from time to time. Happy Friday!!

Peace & Blessings,

Tené Harris
Culinary Artist
Sweet Beginnings
http://www.sweet-beginnings
“Happiness is Homemade”

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Tené Harris May 9, 2014 at 5:41 am

Pls notify me via email w/ reply. Thanks

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2014 at 8:05 am

I got the crates at Michael’s Craft Store! They have a bunch of different sizes–good luck!! :)

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Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion May 9, 2014 at 8:17 am

totally doing this

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