Yahoo Life Shopping
Why you can trust us

We independently evaluate the products we review. When you buy via links on our site, we may receive compensation. Read more about how we vet products and deals.

Ina Garten’s favorite olive oil is flavorful and fruity — and it will arrive in time for Mother’s Day with Amazon Prime

Moms love Ina Garten. Sorry, scratch that — everyone loves Ina Garten. For a Mother's Day gift that won't steer you wrong, we highly recommend using the Barefoot Contessa as inspiration. The celebrity chef fell for this light and lovely Olio Santo Extra-Virgin Olive Oil over 20 years ago and has been devoted to it ever since. Now, when her recipes call for "good olive oil," we all know which one she really means. And you're in luck, because Garten's go-to is in stock on Amazon, and with Prime shipping, you can expect it to arrive in time for Mother's Day. A little bow, a nice card and you're good to go. But if you want to add a few other trinkets, we have you covered with our roundup of the 25 best last-minute Mother's Day gifts to shop now.

A light, cold-pressed California oil that fans say is tasty enough for fancy recipes and straight-up dips alike yet affordable enough for everyday meals. And did we mention, it's Ina Garten's choice!

$20 at Amazon
Explore More Buying Options
$25 at Sur La Table

We first learned about Garten's fave after Bon Appetit studied her home studio kitchen (that's where the magic happens) and found it stocked with Olio Santo. The star confessed to the mag: “I like California olive oil better than I like Italian. It’s fruitier. It doesn’t have that little turpentine-y edge, or bitterness from the olives. I use it for everything. I use it for sautéing. I use it for dipping. I use it for finishing a salad.

"My favorite one is Olio Santo," she continued. "I would say I’ve been using it for the 20 years that I’ve been writing cookbooks, but probably long before that too."

Ina Garten on the Today show.
For over two decades, Ina Garten has been cooking up a glorious storm with Olio Santo California Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (Getty Images)

Olio Santo can be used on salads, in cooking, as a finishing oil, or enjoyed simply with a fresh baguette. This oil is so versatile that Garten even called it one of the seven staple ingredients every home chef should have in the cupboard.

In fact, since 1997, the award-winning Olio Santo Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been one of the most respected California brands on the market, and each bottle is now harvest dated, so you can be assured you get the freshest possible oil.

Amazon shoppers love this oil, too. It's constantly selling out and over 1,000 shoppers give it a five-star rating.

"This olive oil is fantastic! Perfect for your favorite Italian recipes," said one customer. "It also makes a great dipping oil. Just add some herbs and perhaps some parmesan cheese. This oil is worth every penny."

"I tried this EVOO because Ina Garten recommended it, said it was her favorite," admitted another fan. "And I have to say, I do love it. Many EVOOs have a bitter taste at the end. Since this one is pricey, I save it for a dip along with a balsamic glaze for bread. I also use it in salad dressings."

If you're shopping for a mom that loves to cook, you can't go wrong getting her the good stuff. Pick up a bottle or two on Amazon and check out this list of other last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas if you want to go all out.

Can't make your own olive oil? Store bought is fine.

$20 at Amazon
Explore More Buying Options
$25 at Sur La Table

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)