Finding the right gift for a mom who likes to cook can be tricky. You want to give something that’s unique and looks beautiful on her kitchen counter, of course. But it should also be practical, something she’ll use often — though not something she already owns. To help you find the best Mother’s Day gift for a mom who likes to cook (or eat, or drink, as the case may be), we’ve tried to come up with kitchen gift ideas for every type of foodie mom, from the health-obsessed to the dessert-loving.
For the mom with a sizable cookbook collection
This simple but stylish cookbook stand will let her keep the pages of her cookbooks as smudge-free as possible in the kitchen.
For the mom whose bake sale treats are stuff of legends
These green-and-white porcelain measuring cups are beautiful enough to leave lying around on the counter, even when she’s not baking.
For the mom who loves breakfast
For the mom who loves dessert
A powder pink glass cake stand is the perfect platform for showing off baked goods.
For the mom who loves cheese
This half-wood, half-marble cheese board will let the Brie, blue cheese, and Camembert shine. (It’s also on sale, right now, for just $50.)
For the mom who loves chocolate
Is a chocolate waterfall over the top? Yes. But she can use this gadget to cover any treat she wants in chocolate, which makes it versatile in its own way.
For the mom learning to make her own pasta
A mold to help her shape and fill ravioli from scratch.
For the mom learning to make her own poké bowls
For the mom who’s famous for her homemade pizza
This bright red ceramic pizza stone will help her homemade pizza crusts get crispy.
For the mom who’s famous for her actually-delicious casseroles
A Le Creuset enamelware baking dish is both hardy enough to put in the oven at high temperatures and attractive enough for serving.
For the mom who loves her Instant Pot
For the mom who’s an Alice Waters acolyte
For the mom who visits her local farmers market every Sunday
A classic net bag to hold all her spoils.
For the mom who buys too much at the farmers market every Sunday
For the mom who believes in the health benefits of honey
A ceramic bear-shaped honey pot for a more stylish (and plastic-free!) take on the honey bear from the grocery story.
For the mom who’s trying to eat more vegetables
If your mom is trying to eat a more plant-based diet, give her a vegetable-focused cookbook that’ll make it less intimidating — like Chez Panisse Vegetables. Vegan baker and author Clara Polito calls it “the most resourceful vegetable-cooking dictionary.”
For the mom who’s trying to drink more water
This carafe set with pastel pink stripes and gold trim would look handsome on either a bedside table or an office desk, and would be a stylish reminder to drink more water.
For the mom who’s already well-hydrated
This travel water bottle is made of glass and has a built-in infuser basket, which can be filled with coffee grounds for cold brew, tea leaves, or even some pieces of fruit to add a bit of flavor to her water.
For the mom who drinks coffee
This coffee grinder from Breville is a little splurge-y, but according to Mike Jones, director of retail at Variety Coffee Roasters, it’s “easy to use, easy to clean, and is a worthwhile investment if you want to dramatically improve the quality of your coffee at home.”
For the mom who drinks tea
This glass tea kettle is heat-resistant up to 845 degrees Fahrenheit, so your mom can use it to boil water, as well as brew and serve her favorite tea.
For the mom who drinks kombucha
This “fermentation crock” is designed to brew effervescent kombucha, a good gift for a mom who’s willing to do a little science experiment in her kitchen.
For the mom who’s trying to get her probiotics
For the mom who keeps a well-organized pantry
This airtight glass storage container with a gold lid is the ideal size for a pound of coffee beans or cookies.
For the mom who only drinks fine wine
For the mom who drinks any wine, as long as it’s chilled
This handsome marble and brass wine cooler will become the centerpiece at your mom’s next book club.
For the mom who likes to savor her bottles of wine
According to sommelier Eric Tschudi, this wine stopper “has been around forever for a reason. While I wouldn’t recommend it for sparkling wines, the pump that’s included with it to get the wine-killing oxygen out of the bottle helps keep still wines fresh for days.”
For the mom who cracks open a cold one
This dog-shaped bottle opener will replace the mishmash of wine keys and miscellaneous openers currently taking up space in her drawers.
For the mom who’s getting really into cocktails
This set of wooden bar tools will look handsome on a counter, even if her cocktail-making becomes less frequent.
For the mom who seems to have everything
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