Mother’s Day is happening this weekend and for those who don’t have a present for their moms yet, we have you covered. If your mom loves to cook and entertain, we’ve rounded up some thoughtful presents to delight her as she prepares the most scrumptious meals. Before we check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for moms who love to cook, however, here are some useful tips on how to get the perfect gift for your mother, sister, or anyone you need to find a present for.
- Be mindful of what your mother or gift recipient is interested in. Brainstorm and make a list of all the things you know she likes or enjoys. It is always a source of great gift ideas that she’ll surely love.
- Inquire about what she needs or a find out if she has anything on her “wish list.” It’s a sure way to get her something she will appreciate.
- Bank on nostalgia. Get a family photo and get it framed or digitize a collection and showcase it in a digital photo frame.
For more great ideas on how to please mom this Mother’s Day, check out these curated picks.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For Her Kitchen
1. LE CREUSET Signature 9 1/2 Quart Oval Enamel Cast Iron French/Dutch Oven in Meringue
Moms who love to cook are often very discerning when it comes to the tools they use in the
kitchen. This Mother’s Day, impress her with the Le Creuset Signature Quart Oval Enamel Cast Iron French Oven, which offers unparalleled heat distribution and versatility. It’s great for those who want the benefits of a cast iron and the convenience of a kitchen tool you can easily toss in the dishwasher. From soups to meats and breads, this kitchen workhorse is not only an investment to keep for life, but also a gift to remember. Features 9 1/2 quart capacity and measures 11.5″ x 17.2″ x 7.8″. Its interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling, while its ergonomic composite knobs are heat-resistant to 500°F. Made in France. Shop at Nordstrom.
2. DENY DESIGNS 83 Oranges Guava Cutting Board
Breathe new life to kitchenware with this summer-appropriate cutting board from Deny Designs. Colorful fruit prints adorn the back of the birchwood cutting board that’s ideal for food prep and display alike. It measures 11.5″ in diameter and is great for both cooking and entertaining. It’s sure to start conversations during your Mother’s Day brunches. Customer Orygun gave it a 5-star review, writing, “This is beautiful! One side is meant for cutting and the other is decorative…I loved the design – I thought it would make a great gift. However, when it arrived I was so pleased with it that it immediately went against my kitchen backsplash. It is (of course) functional, but I will likely just use it as a cheery piece of kitchen art.” Shop at Nordstrom.
3. ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME Remi Spatula
Moms who love to whip up the best lunches and desserts can enjoy cooking even better with this colorful spatula from Anthropologie Home. It’s ideal for prepping chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and all the other awesome treats that only mom can make. Measures 13″ in length and is made of wood and silicone. Great as a gift this Mother’s Day and is also Spring/Summer appropriate with its floral design. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. GOLDEN RABBIT Garden Colander
A fresh and festive element is added to the otherwise boring colander that sits in your mom’s kitchen. Golden Rabbit offers this Garden Colander collection, with each piece crafted using traditional techniques dating back to the 18th century, hand-dipped in enamel and fired at high temperatures to create a durable, non-porous surface. Every colander measures 9 1/4″ x 4″ and holds one quart. It is oven and stovetop safe to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and is made of steel and enamel. Also dishwasher safe. Comes in 4 chic designs, Cherry, Herb, Lettuce, and Strawberry (pictured). Shop at Nordstrom.
5. ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME Flora Waycott Fringed Dishtowel
Charming and whimsical, this Flora Waycott fringed dishtowel from Anthropologie Home is a great addition to a kitchen. Liven up the space with this eye-catching towel that features bright botanicals and beautifully colored insects and is made of absorbent cotton twill and comes in a size that can handle even large pots. Measures 21″ x 28 1/2″ with a 1″ fringe. Customer Petitejo gave it a 5-star review, writing, “Vibrant colors, pretty pattern, and good quality. Anthropologie makes great dish towels!” Shop at Nordstrom.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For Her Tablescape
1. THE WHITE COMPANY Milford Carafe
Understated elegance is at the heart of this Milford Carafe from The White Company. Transform any dinner table or guest bedroom with this gorgeous carafe that will earn any mom some major compliments. The ribbed, streamlined carafe is delicately mouth-blown in India from soda-lime glass. Measures 12″ x 4 1/2″, weighs 2.3 lb., and holds 31 oz. Shop at Nordstrom.
2. ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME Monogram Agate Coaster
Shimmering monogram is at the center of this handcrafted, lustrous sliced agate that adds elegance to mom’s tablescape. Each piece measures about 4 1/2″ diameter and is made of agate and electroplated metal. Customer Stephanie gave this a 5-star review, writing, “This is such a stunning coaster…I purchased two, one for me and one for my husband. Because it is so durable and beautiful to look at, we do use them more often and because it’s monogrammed it gives a sense of ownership so everyone has a coaster of their own. Makes a beautiful housewarming gift or part of a wedding gift. Highly impressed with the quality and am surprised it’s so affordable.” Shop at Nordstrom.
3. ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME Karala Pine Wood & Marble Cheese Board
Pine wood, marble, and brass combine in this Karala cheese board from Anthropologie Home that makes for a perfect Mother’s Day present. It measures 8 1/2″ x 19 3/4″ x 3/4″, perfect for preparing and displaying cheeses, charcuterie, fruit and more. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME Olmena Serving Bowl
Mom will adore the Olmena serving bowl from Anthropologie, expertly hand carved from solid acacia wood with woven rope handles. It’s perfect for displaying fruit or serving up amazing delights. Measures 5 3/4″ x 18″ and holds up to 47.3 oz. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. VIETRI Into the Jungle Flamingo Oval Platter
Hand painted in Italy, this gorgeous oval platter from Vietri brings a new dramatic flair to any tablescape. Its unique design features the tropical flora and fauna that’s perfect for summer entertaining, brunches, and family gatherings. This platter is crafted from Terra Bianca ceramic and is microwave and dishwasher safe. Measures 15 1/2″ x 21 3/4″. Shop at Nordstrom.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide: More Great Ideas for the Kitchen and Dining Room
1. Gustus Vitae Gourmet World Flavors Seasoning Collection
With the global pandemic keeping everyone indoors, travel is something we all miss. Let your mom travel the world through food with the Gustus Vitae Gourmet World Flavors Seasoning Collection, which features a variety of authentic flavors from all over the world. The 6-piece collection of artisan seasonings and spice blends features the rich cuisines of the world from Thailand, Jamaica, Morocco, Tuscany, Cajun, and Greece. Each gourmet spice is faithfully crafted to capture the essence to a unique cuisine. These spices are free from artificial colors and flavors and are kept in tin cans that feature magnetized backing. This product has a customer rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “This was a huge hit as a gift. There are many variations, but this assortment was just right for vegetarians. If you are searching for high quality spices to liven up vegetable based dishes with some international flare, this would be a good choice Love the space saving feature of the magnetic display. I’ll plan to order refills in the future as gifts.” Non-fiction Addiction
2. POHS Himalayan Salt Block with Stainless Steel Salt Plate Holder & Glove
Let mom enjoy the natural wonders of Himalayan salt with this amazing salt block that can be heated and used as a cooking surface on the grill or gas range or chilled to keep food cool. It’s also a versatile piece upon which cold appetizers, cheese, sushi and fruit can be served. It also includes a stainless steel plate holder and glove for easy and safe transport. Customers have rated this 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Got this salt block as a gift and was amazed! It was something I had actually wanted for a long time after using one in a cooking class but had not ventured out to purchase myself yet! We made steaks on it and they were on par with many high end steakhouses we’ve visited before with little effort! It’s such a unique present! I Would definitely recommend buying one to gift and one for yourself too!” Nadia Malik
3. Stodola Engraved Mini Rolling Pin with Pattern for Embossed Cookies Folk Doves
Here’s a Mother’s Day gift that she’ll remember forever. This rustic, whimsical mini rolling pin from Stodola features amazing shapes and designs in the form of birds in the Spring time. It’s great for making cookies and other food items that can be embossed. It’s laser-cut and features a comfortable grip handle. Customers rated this product 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
4. Mud Pie Taco Bar Condiment Serving Platter
Taco Tuesdays have never been better with this serving platter from Mud Pie. This ceramic taco bar server features resist taco topping labels and features a vintage-style “top it off” stamped silver-plate spoon. It measures 14.5″ in diameter, while the spoon is 10″ long. It’s the first in an array of fun entertaining essentials from Mud Pie, which includes a Lime and Salt Rimmer Margarita Set, Circa Chip N Dip Set, Circa Salsa Spoon Set, Just in Queso Dip Set, Salsa Dip Cup Set, Guacamole Serving Dish Set, and a Double Dip Set. Customers have rated this product 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Bought this as a wedding gift. The couple loves tacos and loved the platter. I love the Mud Pie line–good quality with fun sayings. A bit cheesy, but makes us laugh nonetheless.” Jennifer
5. Planters’ Choice Herb Garden Growing Kit with 4 Indoor Herbs
Let your mom get started with growing her own herbs indoors with this complete Herb Garden Growing Kit from Planter’s Choice. It features everything anyone will need to bring the joy of planting savory herbs into your home. It includes 4 reusable pots that are perfectly sized for seedlings with ample drainage and innovative drip trays, 4 nutrient-rich soil discs that you’ll need to add water to causing it to expand 6-8 times their original size, a moisture meter, 4 bamboo markers, an instruction guide, and 4 packets of premium seeds featuring 4 different herbs: Basil, Parsley, Chives and Cilantro. All seeds are quality seeds sourced in the U.S. Customers have rated this product 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “This kit contains everything you need to grow several herbs in your kitchen: flower pots, soil-like material, seeds, a moisture meter and detailed instructions. The quality of everything in the package is very good. I have sprouts in my pots, and expect to have usable herbs by late spring. The only thing missing from this kit is sunshine!” NJDevilsFan
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