Mother’s Day Gift Idea {Giveaway!}

May 5, 2014

My mom (isn’t she pretty?) is one of my absolute favorite people on the planet. Actually, now that I think about it, three of my favorite people on earth are in that photo above: Joe, my mom and my dad. Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about gifts for both my mom and my mother-in-law. It’s not an easy task when you have two women who both claim they don’t need a single thing. Can you relate?

A week ago I was contacted by a company called Ship & Dip. It’s a new company founded by sisters living in Kansas that ships surprise boxes of full-sized condiments on a monthly subscription basis. I agreed to review a box of Ship & Dip, particularly their Mother’s Day gift box, to see what I thought for myself. First, the box arrived within a matter of days. The packaging was adorable and felt personal, unlike some other subscription models I’ve tried over the years.

Ship and Dip Box | Espresso and Cream

There were cards in the box that told me what was included in the package and a bit of information about the flavor profile of each condiment. And the best part? Each condiment was full-sized, which I really loved since I am more than likely going to use these condiments for desserts and barbecue recipes and the like. My box included a barbecue sauce, garlic-mustard vinaigrette and the most amazing sea salt caramel sauce. Seriously, I could eat that stuff by the spoonful.

So what does it cost? One box is $35 and a monthly subscription (available in 3- 6- and 12-month periods) runs between $33 and $30 a month.

I had such a great experience with Ship & Dip that I had to share with you about the service. Plus, I’m a huge fan of women following their dreams and going out on a limb to start a business. The Ship & Dip team graciously agreed to host a giveaway on Espresso and Cream. One lucky reader will get a 3 month Ship & Dip subscription sent to whoever they would like it to go to. So you can keep it for yourself, or send the subscription to a friend or family member as a gift.*

There are three ways to enter, so check out the giveaway below for a chance to win. And even if you don’t win, the Ship & Dip team is giving all Espresso and Cream readers $5 off their first purchase from now until the end of this month. Just use the code 5FORME during check-out.

Ship and Dip 4 | Espresso and Cream

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Ship and Dip 1 | Espresso and Cream
*If you’re looking for your Ship & Dip order to arrive by Mother’s Day, make sure to order by Wednesday to guarantee delivery on time.
**Update: The Ship & Dip team has notified me that the May box has been so popular that they are nearly sold out of boxes that will arrive in time for Mother’s Day. You can still, of course, purchase the May box, but it will not arrive in time for Mother’s Day delivery.

Note: Think of this week as a bit of a “giveaway week” on Espresso and Cream. I have a few great companies I will be highlighting this week who have all graciously agreed to give product away to a lucky reader or two. As always, I only agree to review and promote products and services I truly love and think you would love, too.

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  • Reply Caroline May 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I love that my mom is ALWAYS there for me no matter what I need! She is my biggest support šŸ™‚

  • Reply Amanda May 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    My favorite thing about my mom is her ability to see the good in every situation. Whether I’ve had a bad day at work, or things aren’t going my way in my personal life, she always has the perfect advice and outlook on things to remind me that nothing is as bad as it seems and that “this too shall pass”.

  • Reply Alex May 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I can tell my mom anything, and she will never judge

  • Reply Cindy May 5, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    My mom has always demonstrated unconditional love

  • Reply Kelli May 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    My mom is my best friend and we have so much fun together. She is the greatest grandma to my kids too!

  • Reply Jessi Matson May 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    This has my mother-in-law written all over it! She is such a gracious gift giver too.

  • Reply Alaine May 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    She is supportive and fun!

  • Reply Ivy May 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Looks so good! What a clever little idea, especially for the moms that cook.

    • Reply Ivy May 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      OH and what do I love about her? She’s awesome at thinking of me when it comes to all the little things. She’ll see something and it just reminds her of me, so she picks it up! Thoughtful lady, she is.

  • Reply Sara Favale May 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    My mother is my very best friend. She gives me strength!

  • Reply Kelly Linn Feller May 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    My mom is ALWAYS there for me šŸ™‚

  • Reply Sandy w May 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    My mom taught me at early age how to cook and I still love cooking to this day. This looks like a great gift.

  • Reply Jacquie May 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    My mom has the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever met. She goes out of the way to help comfort and support people who could use a helping hand or a hug.

  • Reply Bridget Black May 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    My mom is the best mom and wife. She is a great example of love, thoughtfulness and showing appreciation toward my daddio.

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  • Reply Oregonjudy May 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I only wish I still had my mom here so I could share the day with her.

  • Reply manda May 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    She is always there and strong.

  • Reply Emily May 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    My mom is thoughtful, generous, and fun. She always knows exactly what someone needs before they do!

  • Reply Angela Ten Clay May 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I love all the fun things you can subscribe to through the mail. My mom would love this idea, too! My mom is supportive and loving and is the best prayer warrior I know.

  • Reply Nikki May 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    My mom is so giving! She watches me daughter every week and makes us a meal too! http://www.thedietitiandiaries.com

  • Reply Danielle Butler May 5, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    My mom is an amazing woman. She took care of my sister and I much of our lives when my dad was traveling for work (army). She always knows the right thing to say, is so crafty, taught me how to cook, taught me basically everything I know and is a phenomenal woman. I am so lucky to call her my mom.

  • Reply AEOT May 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    My mom is amazing because of her amazingly kind heart. Seriously, she exudes love and kindness like no other. I don’t have half of her sweet, loving heart- even when I try my hardest. My brother is the same way!!

  • Reply Krisla May 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    My mom is completely selfless. She has worked so hard to give everything she can to me and my siblings!

  • Reply JB May 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    My mom treats me like her best friend šŸ™‚

  • Reply Abby May 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    My mom is such a great help to me and my sisters. She made me a bunch of freezer meals and cleaned my house when I got home from the hospital with my daughter.

  • Reply Katie May 5, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    My mom is thoughtful, caring, and a ton of fun. She’s always helping others out!

  • Reply Laura May 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    My favorite thing about my mom is that she’s always supportive and willing to listen to me.

  • Reply Emily May 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    My mom taught me how to throw a party.

  • Reply Julie Johnson May 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    My mom and my grandma’s have taught me so much about loving and serving others. I can’t thank them enough for their amazing example.

  • Reply Anne May 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    As a new mom, I’m even more amazed by the selflessness of my mom! Also, my mom ALWAYS has something good to say about someone or something- I love that!

  • Reply Shaina May 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    My mom taught me how to cook – most importantly she taught me the importance of garlic.

  • Reply Brindi B May 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    How can I just pick one thing?!! Mama is strength and comic relief. But most importantly she taught me how to be considerate of others. She will help anyone out and give and give and give. And when there’s nothing left to give, she still gives. She is an amazing mother and has taught me how to love and care about others.

  • Reply Maddy May 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I love that she’s strong and assertive and speaks her mind šŸ™‚

  • Reply Neena May 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    My mom is the most capable human I’ve known. She inspires me to go out and get the things I want in my life and I’m proud of all that she’s accomplished, sometimes with very limited means at her disposal.

  • Reply Mindy May 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    What a fun box of goodies! My favorite thing that I love about my mom, and that she passed on to me, is her love of gardening.

  • Reply Beth May 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    My favorite thing about my mom is her uncanny ability to be a jack of all trades. She cooks, cans, sews, cleans, works, gardens, knits, crochets…I often wonder, is there anything this lady can’t do??

  • Reply Alisa Link May 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Sea salt with white chocolate?? YUM! I see other people are talking about it, so my favorite thing about my mama is that she is passionately supportive of women’s rights and strong women, but she’s also an amazing supportive wife who does anything and everything to lift my dad up. I hope to be a mirror image of her.

  • Reply Katie May 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I love that my mom is super crafty- she loves to give to people using her artistry and talents!

  • Reply Susan May 5, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I love that my mom has an incredible talent of growing plants, flowers, fruits & vegetables.

  • Reply Jennifer Ann Hayden May 5, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    My mom always helps everyone. She is so kind and giving.

  • Reply Urban Wife May 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I love that my mom always has a homemade baked good in her house. She’s also really good at just about anything, which is amazing.

  • Reply Jenny Lee May 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    My mom is always positive and always wants me to come home!

  • Reply Laura May 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

    She let me survive my teenage years! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Amber Henry May 6, 2014 at 12:52 am

    My mom has always been my best friend!

  • Reply Katie May 6, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Her warmth and sense of humor.

  • Reply Kristin May 6, 2014 at 1:27 am

    My mom is always ready to listen!

  • Reply Naomi May 6, 2014 at 1:46 am

    My mom is ALWAYS there for me, no matter what. I don’t know what I’d do without her!

  • Reply Laura May 6, 2014 at 1:56 am

    My mom is so gracious and the epitome of hospitality… one to emanate for sure!

  • Reply Sherrine Francis May 6, 2014 at 4:44 am

    The fact that she is my rock yet so transparent. All heart and truth.

  • Reply Katherine May 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    My mom does everything for me without expecting anything in return but love.

  • Reply Caitlin May 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    My mom has encouraged me to follow my dreams.

  • Reply Laura Britton May 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    My mom always makes me feel loved and accepted. She is the best!

  • Reply Sonya J May 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    She’s supportive of my dreams šŸ™‚

  • Reply McKenna May 6, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    This looks super yummy! And the caramel sauce looks divine…headed over to check out their site right after this šŸ™‚ My favorite thing about my mom is that even on my roughest days she is always there to see me through.

  • Reply Sarah Vetter May 7, 2014 at 12:45 am

    That sea salt caramel looks amazing!
    My mom has always been more patient with me than anyone should have to be with another person. šŸ™‚ I appreciate her for her unconditional love.

  • Reply Amy @ So There by Amy May 7, 2014 at 3:28 am

    So funny, so kind.

  • Reply Natalie yeoman May 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    my mom is a very caring and loving person she is my best friend

  • Reply Kara Knaack May 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    This is a really cool sounding service! I love that they are full-sized items too. I recently discovered why I liked one of my friends so much – because she reminds me of my mom! Full of quiet kindness, generous and sweetly giving of grace.

  • Reply Naina Sood May 8, 2014 at 1:36 am

    My favorite thing about my mom is that she can get anything done. Seriously.

  • Reply Karlie May 8, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I love my mom because she has overcome coming from a broken family (divorced parents when she was in 4th grade), and she has proven that with God’s grace a woman can become who God created her to be regardless of life’s circumstances. And she is the best professional role model as well and is my biggest fan.

  • Reply mysweetiepiepie May 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I really enjoy the fun-loving nature of the mom-like figure in my life.

  • Reply Ashley Huisman May 8, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    So thankful to be able to claim your mom as a friend! Moms are wonderful–very excited to be celebrating all they do for us this weekend!

  • Reply carogonza May 9, 2014 at 1:27 am

    She is so supportive

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