18 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Moms Who Love To Cook – CNN Underscored | Directory Mayhem


When your mom loves to cook, you usually benefit from it, so why wouldn’t you support her hobby on Mother’s Day? The trick with kitchen and cooking gifts is to carefully draw the line between practical and fun. The gift should be something she might not want to spend a lot of money on or one that will dramatically improve her life. With these guidelines in mind, we’ve scoured the web for the best gifts for your gourmet mom this Mother’s Day.

Looking for more ideas? Check out our guides to gifts for all types of moms, Etsy gifts, jewelry gifts, unique gifts for cool moms and our floral delivery guide.

T-Fal E76597 Ultimate Hard Anodized Non-Stick Fry Pan

Any mom who loves to cook will appreciate a non-stick skillet Yes, really lives up to its name. We voted this pan the best nonstick pan of 2021, and it gets bonus points for not being too expensive because we know your mom will definitely ask you how much it cost.

Personalized family recipe board

Make sure the recipe your mom treasures the most gets the appreciation it deserves. This cutting board can be engraved with a recipe of your choice, and the handwriting will already have it written on it. It is safe to bring the water works.

Zehr Design Co family recipe plates

An editor here gave this to her mother last year, so consider it mother-approved. If your mom already has a special cutting board (understandably), this plate can also be personalized with a recipe of your choice and the handwriting of your special someone. It even comes with a stand so it can be displayed prominently in your home like the family heirloom it is.

Our place always Pan

If gifting a non-stick pan for your special mom doesn’t seem special enough, there’s always the Always Pan, which you’ve probably seen all over Instagram. It combines many kitchen essentials into one, including a non-stick pan, sauté pan, frying pan and more. You can read our test of the pan here.

Breville BHM800SIL hand mixer

When reviewing hand mixers, we picked this model from Breville as our favorite high-end pick. For a serious home baker who likes to whip up cakes, tarts and breads quickly, this mixer is worth the upgrade.

Fuego F24C Professional Propane Gas Grill

Well, if mom is ready to get outside and grill this summer, the Fuego is one of our favorite grills that we’ve personally tried. It lights up quickly (it reaches 500 degrees Fahrenheit in under five minutes) with a large grilling surface and small footprint.

FineDine stainless steel mixing bowls, set of 6

Every baker uses these trays, and eventually they get pretty broken. When it’s time to upgrade, mom will love this simple, highly rated stackable set.

Nordic Ware Anniversary Loaf Pan

Sure, Mom might have a loaf pan somewhere, but does she also have one that creates a baked work of art?

The Optimist's Capsule

We’re known as big fans of Brightland olive oils and this new collection featuring Awake brand extra virgin olive oil, Rapture raw vinegar with blackberries and digestif candle makes the perfect gift to wow a gourmet chef. We love lighting this candle to drive away cooking smells at dinner.

Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker

Up your homemade pizza game with this countertop maker, which features powerful dual heating elements and a built-in baking stone, and produces crispy, fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas in about 10 minutes.

Chicago Cutlery Fusion 17 Piece Knife Block Set

If your mom is serious about cooking, don’t buy her a block of no-name knives. Instead, upgrade your chef’s knives – or add them to your collection – with this premium set, which we’ve voted the best knife set of 2021.

Murray's Mother's Day Sampler

We seldom guarantee a gift will be a hit, but it’s hard to go wrong when giving Mom 3 pounds of Murray’s gourmet cheese from NYC. She can feed a crowd with this sampler of luxurious cheese creations or keep it all to herself.

Summer snack box

Mom will love munching on hearty sausage and salami topped with premium white cheddar cheese, along with classic touches like honey-spicy mustard and pepper and onion relish.

Farmbox Direct

When she’s looking for more fruits and veggies in her diet, the Farmbox Direct subscription box works with local farms to curate organic and natural fruits and veggies that you can have delivered right to her door. Every week she receives an email letting her know what’s being harvested and she can choose her favourites.

market thrive

Get her a membership to the online marketplace that offers all of her healthy favorites at discounts, like paleo and keto snacks, sugar-free treats, and organic meats and fish. It’s basically Costco for the wellness kit.

Purple carrot

Did mom mention trying a plant-based diet? With this box she can prepare vegan meals at home! Delivered weekly, each Purple Carrot box includes pre-portioned ingredients that she uses to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a recipe booklet.

The queen of comfort food, Ina Garten, is back with more sophisticated takes on classics you know mom will love.

Is Chrissy Teigen’s mom a cook? No, but anyone who follows Teigen’s delicious social media can see that Pepper knows his stuff in a kitchen. Your mom will love the 80+ easy-to-follow, fun stir-fry recipes in this book.

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