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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Foodie Mom

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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

This English-inspired egg stand made of stainless steel will make any breakfast feel fancy.

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


This smoked sea salt comes from Iceland, and not only is it just the right amount of salty and flavorful, it’s produced with 100 percent geothermal energy on a small peninsula outside of Reykjavik.

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

Impress her with a bar of the next status chocolate from Brooklyn-based Raaka, which uses unroasted cacao in its confections.

For the mom who loves baked potatoes

These trompe l’oeil bowls are directly inspired by Lauren Santo Domingo’s collection of vintage potato bowls. She’s used them to serve baked potatoes with a dollop of caviar and scallions.

For the mom who wants fresh herbs year-round

A reliable indoor herb garden where mom can grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint.

For the mom learning to make her own pasta

The Atlas Marcato is basically the Ferrari of hand-cranked pasta machines, since, according to Linda Miller Nicholson, author of Pasta, Pretty Please, it’s super accurate and won’t accidentally tear mom’s homemade pasta as she pulls it through.

For the mom learning to make sushi

There’s no better gift for a wannabe sushi chef than a brand new, sharp Japanese knife.

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

Any Instant Pot–obsessed mom will appreciate a pair of silicone mitts to help her better get the inner pot out.

For the mom who’s an Alice Waters acolyte

Alice Waters’s original egg spoon is still sold out, but you can give mom a cast-iron pie iron in which to cook her egg over an open flame. According to writer Tamar Adler, it works just as well.

For the mom who visits her farmers’ market every weekend

A classic net bag to hold all her spoils.

For the mom who buys too much at the farmers’ market every weekend

This reusable, washable, and compostable food wrap is made with beeswax and can be used to keep cheese, fruit, vegetables, and bread fresh.

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

Mike’s Hot Honey, which is harvested in upstate New York, is “a good finishing condiment to drizzle on anything from buttered biscuits to salty pizza,” notes Jerrelle Guy, author of Black Girl Baking.

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

This Swedish-designed sparkling water maker is just as practical as it is stylish — and it was our favorite at-home soda maker.

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

This temperature-control mug is one of Ryan Seacrest’s favorite things: “You can program the temperature so it stays hot throughout the course of the morning, and I find that to be a luxury.”

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

This love letter to yogurt from cookbook author Molly Yeh is filled with yogurt-forward recipes, including blueberry-labneh scones and a yogurt pita bread.

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

This gadget will let Mom pour a single glass of wine without opening the whole bottle and taking out the cork.

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

A $99 digital thermometer might seem excessive, but this instant-read thermometer will delight a home cook who already has every other kitchen gadget.

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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Love to Cook