If your mom is the resident foodie in your life, you already know a bouquet of flowers isn’t going to cut it this Mother’s Day. But neither will an unpractical gift that clutters up her coveted counterspace in the kitchen. To show Mom just how much you adore her and the countless meals she’s made you over the years (seriously, there wasn’t a bad recipe in the entire bunch), here are 21 Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who loves to cook, bake, drink, eat and/or channel her inner Ina Garten.

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1. Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour Over Kettle

For the tea drinker

We don’t often find ourself describing kettles as “elegant,” but this one is practically a work of art. It’s also incredibly functional, with variable temperature control, an LCD temperature display and a built-in stopwatch. It can also hold the desired temp for up to an hour, if one cup isn’t enough.

Buy it ($169)


2. Five Two by Food52 Ultimate Apron

For the bake sale mom

This isn’t just an apron; it’s like a coat of armor for assembling a feast. There’s a chest pocket, a built-in conversion chart, a hanging loop and even two potholders for convenience.

Buy it ($45)


3. Pampshade Croissant Lamp

For the baker extraordinaire

She already has a well-stocked collection of bundt pans, pastry tips and sprinkles, but we’re willing to bet she doesn’t have a shellacked croissant to literally light up her life. Time to change that.

Buy it ($88)


4. Baggu Nylon Ripstop Tote

For the farmers market mom

We love that her tote bag supports public radio, but it’s seen better days. Gift your mom an upgrade that’s durable enough to haul three bunches of kale and five pounds of locally grown peaches but looks cute while doing the hard work. (Bonus, it comes with a storage pouch to tuck away when not in use.)

Buy it ($12)


5. Click & Grow Smart Garden 9 Self-Watering Indoor Garden

For the mom who grows her own farmers market

The built-in reservoir means she doesn’t have to water for an entire month, and the LED lamp allows her to grow herbs and veggies anywhere she pleases. Plus, it comes with tomato, lettuce and basil pods to start a salad garden right away.

Buy it ($200)

East Fork Pottery

6. East Fork Pottery The Mug

For the “I think I’ll have a second cup” coffee drinker

In our humble opinion, this is the be-all, end-all coffee mug. It’s the ideal size (about ten ounces), feels good in your hand (not too heavy or light) and comes in neutral glazes that go with every kitchen. Her morning coffee will taste *that much* better.

Buy it ($38)

Wine Enthusiast

7. Zalto Denk’Art Universal Wine Glasses

For the wine swirler and sniffer

Zalto is the gold standard of luxury stemware, and these delicate universal glasses will elevate every sip of wine, red, white or orange (fancy!). Oh, and they’re dishwasher-safe, NBD.

Buy it ($118 for 2)


8. HyperChiller

For the mom who likes a chilled red (or white, or rosé)

Kept in the freezer, this sleek little chiller will cool a drink in one minute, sans dilution—just swirl and pour. It’s like putting a handful of ice in a wine glass, without the ice.

Buy it ($36)


9. Brümate Hopsulator Trio 3-in-1 Can Cooler

For the mom who’s been known to crack open a cold one

It’s like a beer koozie for the 21st century, and by that we mean it will fit both 12- and 16-ounce craft cans and keep them cold for 20 times longer than a regular can-cooler. It works as a pint glass too, and that daisy yellow hue is damn cute.

Buy it ($25)


10. Be Home Mosaic 3-Piece Bar Tool Set

For the cocktail connoisseur

As functional as they are pretty, the spoon, strainer and jigger in this bar-tool set all feature a mother-of-pearl handle to add a little sparkle to her cocktail setup.

Buy it ($70)


11. Peg and Awl Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Cubby

For the mom with a spice collection but no storage

She’s got the goods; she just needs a place to organize them. This reclaimed wood cubby can fit all her favorite spices and keep them within reach, whether that’s on the wall, the counter or tucked away inside a cabinet.

Buy it ($244)

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12. Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

For the mom who loves the Barefoot Contessa

Ina “How Easy Is That?” Garten released her 12th cookbook last fall, and it became an instant classic, because who can say no to homemade black and white cookies or smashed hamburgers with caramelized onions? Your mom will love it like Jeffrey loves roast chicken.

Buy it ($33)

Williams Sonoma

13. Williams Sonoma Walnut Cookbook Stand

For the cookbook collector

This cookbook stand is made from sustainably harvested American walnut and will prop open her first-edition copy of The Joy of Cooking so she can keep both hands free for prep. The minimalist design gets the job done without taking up too much counterspace, too.

Buy it ($50)


14. Five Two by Food52 Pack of 10 Silicone Straws and Travel Cases

For the eco-conscious mom

She swore off plastic straws years ago but never found an eco-friendly alternative. Ta-da: This set of ten reusable silicone straws will do the trick quite nicely, thanks to travel-friendly carrying cases and accompanying squeegees that make cleaning a breeze.

Buy it ($25)


15. Mepra Outdoor Italian Party Plates with Stemware Holder

For the entertaining aficionado

The only downside to cocktail hour? Juggling a plate, a napkin and a wine glass with just two hands. These ingenious plates have a designated spot for stemware to free up another hand for snacking. They’re kitschy but not cheesy (read: Mom will love ’em).

Buy it ($92 for 2)

Janie's Mill

16. Janie’s Mill Bread Baker’s Sampler

For the sourdough dabbler

If your mom has been whipping up crusty artisan loaves throughout quarantine, gift her a bundle of freshly milled flours—a four-pack of high-protein, whole kernel, artisan blend and sifted artisan bread flours, to be precise—to change her baking game.

Buy it ($17)

Murray's Cheese

17. Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits

For the fromage fiend

Like a well-crafted charcuterie board, this collection of best sellers from Murray’s Cheese has something for every cheese lover: English cheddar, Brie, cave aged Gruyère, young Manchego, spiced cherry preserves, sea salt and olive crackers and Marcona almonds.

Buy it ($95)


18. Ooni Fyra Pizza Oven

For the pizza queen

Homemade wood-fired pizza? It’s a thing. If you’re looking to splurge this Mother’s Day (hey, she deserves it), this outdoor pizza oven rivals those of the pros and can cook a pie in about 60 seconds. It’s also packable and portable for backyard ’za night anywhere, anytime.

Buy it ($299)

Bed Bath & Beyond

19. KitchenAid Pasta Press Attachment for Stand Mixers

For the pasta mom

The only thing tastier than Mom’s baked ziti is Mom’s baked ziti featuring from-scratch pasta. If she already owns a KitchenAid stand mixer (we bet she does), this pasta extruder attaches to the machine with ease and can produce tubular noodles like bucatini, rigatoni and macaroni, to name a few.

Buy it ($180)

Nikki Darling Confections

20. Nikki Darling Confections Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Caramels

For the sweet tooth

They’re like the stick-to-your-teeth caramels Mom has been known to secretly stash in the back of the snack drawer, except these are the artisan version that are actually worth keeping to yourself.

Buy it ($10 for 20)

Our Place

21. Our Place Always Pan

For the multi-tasking mom

What haven’t we already said about this ultra-functional skillet? Besides looking cute while displayed on the stovetop, the Always Pan can do the work of a eight-piece cooking set and comes with a nesting steamer and spatula to gild the lily. Your mom will love how hard it works (and how trendy it looks).

Buy it ($145)

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