Mothers are often the most influential people in our lives. From our first steps to the first sensations we feel with our taste buds, mothers are always there to guide us through things. Our bond with our mothers go beyond physical, as we also tend to look for her cooking when we’re off in college or moved out of the state to start our careers. This Mother’s Day, we’re honoring the mothers who do well in the kitchen to provide what’s best for their children. This Mother’s Day Gift Guide features gifts for moms who love to cook for their kids and feed them only the best. Say thanks with these best-selling, heartfelt presents this season.
1. An incredibly useful digital kitchen food scale for the most discerning cooks.
This best selling digital kitchen and food scale from Ozeri lets your mom be as precise as she wants with her recipes. It can weigh up to 11.24 lbs (5100 grams) with precise graduations of 0.05 oz (1 gram) and features a precision tare button that calculates the net weight of the ingredients by automatically subtracting the weight of any bowl or container. Its unit button easily converts between 5 units of measurements (g, lbs, lbs:oz, oz, ml), displaying the results on an easy to read LCD screen. Your mom will love crafting recipes with this super useful kitchen assistant. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 15,000 reviews
Recommended by Pookie: “After binge-watching every season of the Great British Baking Show, I decided to spring for a kitchen scale not just for baking ingredients but for general cooking use as well. It’s been even handier than I expected. This particular scale is light but tough, small but hardworking, easy to operate and to switch from imperial to metric measurements (when I’m using a British or Australian recipe), and to tare. It’s saved me washing countless measuring cups because I tare a bowl or cup I’m using anyway, then measure the ingredient in it. I use it to control portion sizes as well. For such an inexpensive tool, it’s really become indispensable in our kitchen.”
2. An essential knife sharpener for keeping knives in tip top shape.
Food preparation can be very tedious. To ensure precision cutting and chopping every time, make sure your mom’s knives are kept sharp. This useful two-stage knife sharpener from KitchenIQ features a coarse sharpener for dull and damaged knives, as well as a fine sharpener for polishing the knife and for quick touch-ups for sharpened knives. It features a patented Edge Grip that lets mom sharpen on the edge of the table or counter-top so that the tip of larger knives don’t drag over the surface of the counter. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Gracie: “Have an old electric knife sharpener. It a bugger to haul out, connect it and wear down my knives to sharpen them. Then I had to store it again. I took this out of the box, held it on the edge of the counter and gave my knives a few quick strokes and had very sharp knives. No muss no fuss. Keep it out on my shelf and use it in seconds to get that edge I like.”
3. A smart and handy vacuum sealer to keep food fresh.
Make cooking and food preparation easier for your mom with this fully automatic, NutriChef vacuum sealing system. It features two selectable modes to provide food with the best possible preservation, dry indication for solid food items and moist indication for poached, simmered, or steamed food. This vacuum sealer preserves food up to five times longer than regular zip-lock bags. It also includes an air suction hose, a wine stopper cork, 5 medium vacuum bags (78” x 118”) and one extra long vacuum bag roll (78” x 790”). Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Recommended by A. Kwong: “This thing is awesome! I just got into cooking sous vide and figured I would purchase a vacuum sealer since so many vegetable recipes ask to vacuum seal. I used the NutriChef vacuum sealer for the first time today for cauliflower and broccoli and it worked fantastically. At this price point ($60), nothing beats the NutriChef in terms of reviews and features. It’s great that it comes with a starter kit of cut bags and a plastic roll! Everything you need to start vacuum sealing is right in the box.”
4. A saucepan that ensures even heating and is hard-anodized for maximum durability.
Those who love to cook know the importance of cookware that is long-lasting and durable. This Calphalon aluminum sauce pan is hard-anodized to provide long-lasting durability. The 1.5-quart sauce pan features heavy-gauge aluminum construction and three layers of non-stick coating. It has a long, brushed stainless steel handle that’s designed to stay cool on the stovetop and is safe to use in the oven as well. It has high sides and a narrow opening to minimize evaporation and a heavy-gauge sloped bottom that heats evenly and makes stirring easier. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Donna K.: “Amazing pan! It’s very large, leaving lots of room for mixing up pots of soup, stew, and pasta dishes. I cook a lot and have been searching for a pot like this for ages. Nothing sticks to it, it heats evenly, and it’s a good weight (so as not to be too heavy when it’s full and I need to strain pasta). This pot is also not made in China – mine says ‘Toledo, Ohio’ on the bottom.”
5. An efficient onion cutter that cuts food prep down to half.
Your mom can now say goodbye to tedious cutting and chopping with this Onion Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper from Mueller Austria. It is made from BPA-free professional grade, heavy duty reinforced food grade ABS for superior break resistance and features two ultra-sharp German 420-grade hardened stainless steel discs for chopping and dicing even the hardest vegetables and cheeses. It also reduces onion vapors so your mom won’t hurt her eyes. This package contains the Mueller stainless steel discs, 4-cup container, cleaning brush. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Robert Wright: “With an Austrian name like Mueller, you know that quality products are the name of the game. For decades, Austria and Germany have been renowned for their pride in engineering and manufacturing, and this little onion chopper is no exception. The thought, planning and design put into this excellent product are evident at first glance. Very high quality! Every part is perfectly planned out to fit together and work effortlessly; to come apart for ease of cleaning; then to quickly and precisely reassemble for use and storage. “
6. A chic apron mom will love to wear in the kitchen.
This Mother’s Day, say thanks with a this gorgeously designed 100% cotton apron with an adjustable neck that’s easy and comfortable to wear. This cotton apron from Maison d’ Hermine is designed in Europe and is tailored with care. It features a Spring-appropriate design that is inspired by the the beautiful town of Colmar in France. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Andyee Dufreyne: “This apron has a beautiful, delicate print. It is of a serviceable weight, has a nice deep pocket, and contrary to some posts, the ties are more than long enough to tied in front.”
7. A worldly collection of premium gourmet salts and spices.
Bring the world into your mom’s kitchen with The Spice Lab’s second Sea Salt Premium Gourmet Sampler Collection, which features as much as 11 of the best tasting, hard to find salts in the world. Each is housed in stylish Pyrex tubes and sealed with all natural cork stoppers. It’s a gorgeous gift that your mom will truly love. Collection #2 features Alderwood Smoked Salt, Hickory Smoked Salt, Trapani Salt, Lake Grassmere Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Hawaiian Black Lava Salt, Cyprus Citron Lemon Salt, Cyprus Chili Pepper Salt, Toasted Sesame Seaweed, Japanese Curry Salt, and Slow Burn Seasoning. These samples are great for anyone who loves cooking and backyard barbecuing. it also comes with a reference card, with detailed descriptions and suggestions on which salts go best with which dishes. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Rob Singer: “The flavor of each of the salts is intense and distinct and substantially enhance the taste of every dish I have tried them on. I typically refrain from using salt in my diet, but these are terrific, add essential minerals and, because of the intensity of the flavor, can be used sparingly.”
8. A groundbreaking book that takes a closer look at the elements of cooking well.
Who knew that cooking came down to just four basic elements? This book by Samin Nosrat focuses on salt, which enhances flavor, fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture, acid that balances flavor, and heat that determines the texture of food, to determine how they work together to bring dishes to life. This page turner is a New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Pamela: “Best text about cooking I’ve ever read. It’s both logical and fun so the lessons will stick. I’d call it perfectly balanced, like a great meal. After reading the first several pages, I went poking around, only to discover that I was invited back to the beginning (XO). You see, the book is about the “journey, not the destination.” It’s clever, witty, helpful, intuitive, and altogether a pleasure to read.”
9. An adorable set of cooking themed push pins.
This collection of kitchen and chef themed push pins from Jim Clift features 8 cooking-themed pins made of clean alloy pewter. It is designed and crafted in the USA and features lots of intricate detailing. Perfect for gifting to moms who love to cook this Mother’s Day, or anyone who just enjoys being in the kitchen. Shop at Amazon.
Star rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Recommended by Hans G.: “They are very cute and have a good amount of detail up close. Just wish there were more, but for what you get, I can’t complain at all. Wife loves them!”
10. A charming foodie necklace for those who love to cook pasta.
This Mother’s Day, give your mom some foodie jewelry that will put a smile on her face! Delicacies Jewelry offers a farfalle necklace from their Al Dente Collection, which features a cute farfalle bowtie pasta pendant attached to an 18-inch, 14K gold chain. The farfalle measures about 5/8 inches wide, and 3/4 inches tall and is solid 14K gold. Makes for a perfect gift this Mother’s Day. Shop at Amazon.
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