21 Mother’s Day Gifts for All Kinds of Foodies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).