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
A set of stacking stoneware measuring cups that’s easy to store in a kitchen drawer and looks sweet.
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 always asks for the salt
For the mom who loves cheese
This marble cheeseboard has a handsome, equestrian-inspired leather handle that matches the trim on the knife.
For the mom who loves chocolate
For the mom who loves baked potatoes
For the mom who wants fresh herbs year-round
For the mom learning to make her own pasta
For the mom learning to make sushi
For the mom who’s working on her knife skills
“Cutting boards are one of those things that people kind of overlook,” explains Eden Grinshpan Nivron, co-founder and executive chef of Dez, “and to be able to have a solid, really thick, good quality cutting board in your kitchen, to really manage your food prep, that’s something everyone needs to have,” including your mom.
For the mom who sticks to the classics
A brand-new, leather-bound copy of Joy of Cooking to replace (or complement) her dog-eared, stained, and tattered version of this classic cookbook.
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 farmers’ market every weekend
For the mom who buys too much at the farmers’ market every weekend
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 collects condiments
For the mom who needs a little recipe inspiration
Bon Appetit’s food director Carla Lalli Music has published her first cookbook, and it’s a colorful collection of recipes that are ready to be adapted to fit your tastes. Plus, it’s photographed beautifully, by Gentl and Hyers.
For the mom who’s trying to drink more water
This Hay jug would decorate either a bedside table or an office desk, and would be a stylish reminder to drink more water.
For the mom who only drinks sparkling, not still
For the mom who’s avoiding plastic straws
These two-tone glass straws from Italian-based Tessaro have the same pattern as McDonald’s straws, except without the plastic.
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’s always asking for a fresh cup of coffee
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 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
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 brass bar tools on a marble stand from Jonathan Adler will definitely start some conversations, even if her cocktail-making becomes less frequent.
For the mom who seems to have everything
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