Are you looking for cooking gifts for mom? If she likes to cook and can often be found in the kitchen, a cooking-inspired gift is a perfect idea.
There are a lot of gifts on the market so below we’ve chosen 12 of the best ideas. No matter how much you have available to spend, there’s something in the list to suit all budgets.
1. Recipe Books
For moms who love to cook, they can never have too many recipe books. She is always trying something new or finding another recipe that she just has to make.
Or maybe she’s just starting out on a culinary adventure and she needs a little inspiration?
With hundreds of cookbooks on the market you’ll easily find something to suit her taste!
If she’s a busy mom, then focus on cookbooks that offer quick and easy recipes. Or even slow cooker cookbooks.
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for GatheringThe Ultimate Instant Pot cookbook: Foolproof, Quick & Easy 800 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users (Pressure Cooker Recipes)Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook
Or she might be a fan of international cuisine, so a Chinese or Japanese cookbook would be ideal. Understanding the type of food she loves and the amount of time she has to dedicate to cooking will help you narrow down your search.
2. Kitchen Utensils
All cooks need a range of high quality kitchen utensils. If she’s been using the same ones for years, why not surprise her with a brand new set?
Knives are a particularly great idea. A good knife makes all of the difference when creating delicious meals.
With dull knives it can take longer to prepare meals.
Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set – 10 piece premium Non-Stick & Heat Resistant Kitchen Gadgets, Turner, Spaghetti Server, Ladle, Serving Spoons, Whisk, Tungs, Potato Masher and Utensil HolderHome Hero Kitchen Utensil Set – 23 Nylon Cooking Utensils – Kitchen Utensils with Spatula – Kitchen Gadgets Cookware Set – Best Kitchen Tool SetSilicone Kitchen Cooking Utensil Set, EAGMAK 16PCS Kitchen Utensils Spatula Set with Stainless Steel Stand for Nonstick Cookware, BPA Free Non Toxic Cooking Utensils, Kitchen Tools Gift (Mint Green)
Here is a helpful tip – when choosing utensils, try to match the color with the decor of her kitchen.
3. Small Appliances
If you really want to impress her, why not give her a brand new small kitchen appliance? There are so many to pick from.
Food processors are a more expensive, yet very useful gift for moms who love to cook. This will help her blend her smoothies in the morning or cut up vegetables to add to sauces quickly.
Or if you want to give her something a little different, why not consider the more unique cooking appliances?
You’ll find rice makers, bread machines, indoor grills and even dehydrators.
KitchenAid KFC3516GU 3.5-Cup Food Chopper, Guava Glazefullstar Mandoline Slicer Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer – Vegetable Chopper Onion Chopper Food Chopper Vegetable Spiralizer Mandoline Slicer Cutter Chopper and Grater Slicer Zucchini Spaghetti MakerGeorge Foreman Electric Quesadilla Maker, Red, GFQ001
Small appliances will last for years and make a great, lavish gift.
New cookware is a useful gift that can actually make a big difference. Take new pans for example. Over time, non-stick pans can start to lose their effectiveness. Brand new non-stick pans will help make cooking easier and produce better results.
When picking cookware see what type she likes to use – they have many on the market today. There is glass, cast iron and copper just to name a few to choose from.
Again, you’ll also find more specialty related cookware if you’re looking for something different. If she’s a fan of Mexican food why not surprise her with a fajita pan?
Fish and egg poachers are another great idea.
Lodge LFSR3 Cast Iron Fajita Set, Pre-SeasonedLodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet and Ready for Stove Top or Oven Use, 10.25New DEMMEX 1.2MM Thick Hammered Copper Soup Pot Stew Pan Casserole, 3.4 Quart (3.4 Quart)
5. Specialty Items
Another ‘out of the box’ idea is to give her a specialty item. These could be anything from heart shaped pans to restaurant standard presentation tips. You’ll find lots of specialty items on the market to suit her personality.
A mixology kit or bar supplies could also be a great gift idea for moms who like to serve up the perfect drink with their meals.
Mixology Bartender Kit: 10-Piece Bar Tool Set with Stylish Bamboo Stand – Perfect Home Bartending Kit and Martini Cocktail Shaker Set For an Awesome Drink Mixing Experience – Exclusive Recipes BonusDash DMW001HR Mini Maker Machine Shaped Individual Waffles, Paninis, Hash browns, Other On The Go Breakfast, Lunch, or Snacks, Heart RedBartender’S Guide To Cocktails (Quick Study Home)
6. Bake Ware
Does she love nothing more than to bake? Moms can never have too much bakeware. Does she like to cook a specialty desert? See if it offers a specific bakeware dish.
You can get her jelly roll pans, springform pans or bundt pans. These will help her bake the best desert. There’s an outstanding selection of bakeware available so think about what she might need or want.
Does she like creating baked masterpieces? Then choose decorating supplies such as piping kits, edible glitter and stylish baking cups.
If she does a wide range of baking, then opt for a baking pan set.
2 Pcs Luck Love Swiss Roll Cake Mat Flexible Baking Tray Jelly Roll Pan Silicone Cookies Mold BakewareGEEKHOM Springform Pan Cake Baking Pans Set 9 Inch 7 Inch 4 Inch, Nonstick Cheesecake Pan Leakproof Round Bakeware with Removable BottomNordic Ware Blossom Bundt Pan
Cutlery is both practical and stylish. Being able to use a good set of knives makes a huge difference in how long it takes to make your meals. The better they are the less time it takes.
This might seem like an unusual gift, but your mom will be excited to get something that she’ll be able to use every single day.
You can find different styles of knives. For example they have Asian knives that work extremely well if she likes to cook a lot of stir fry. You can even get vintage style cutlery sets.
Or if she’s a fan of pulled meat, give her a set of meat claws to help her re-create her favorite restaurant style pulled meat dish. She will be thankful for this gift.
Pulling meat can burn your hands – especially if it’s not tender and falling apart.
GHEART Meat Claws Shredder BBQ Bear Claws Stainless Steel Set Metal Pulled Pork Chicken Barbecue Kitchen Claws with Wood Handle for Shredding, Pulling, Lifting Set of 2LIANYU 20-Piece Silverware Flatware Cutlery Set, Stainless Steel Utensils Service for 4, Include Knife/Fork/Spoon, Mirror Polished , Dishwasher SafeTUO Cutlery Vegetable Meat Cleaver Knife – Chinese Chef’s Knife – HC German Stainless Steel with Pakkawood Handle with Case – 7
8. Kitchen Gadgets
Kitchen gadgets are great for the fun-loving mom, tech-friendly mom. There are a lot of cool gadgets on the market that aren’t just fun to use; they’re also really useful.
Does your mom eat a lot of fresh vegetables? You could get her a vegetable spiralizer. This gadgets makes her zucchini into “noodles” and other veggies can be spiralized as well.
You’ll also find many other items like can crushers, herb scissors and pasta molds. These represent a small amount of fun, unique gadgets that you can choose from.
fullstar Vegetable Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer – 3 in 1 Zucchini Spaghetti Maker Zoodle Maker – Veggie Spiralizer Adjustable Handheld Spiralizer – Zucchini Noodle Maker Spiralizer with ContainerPasta Machine, iSiLER 150 Roller Pasta Maker, 9 Adjustable Thickness Settings Noodles Maker with Washable Aluminum Alloy Rollers and Cutter,Perfect for Spaghetti, Fettuccini, Lasagna or Dumpling SkinsKitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Strainer, Clip On Silicone Colander, Fits all Pots and Bowls – Lime Green
9. Serve Ware
Does she enjoy hosting dinner parties? If you’re buying for mothers who love to hold regular dinners and events, Serveware is going to be really appreciated.
Serving platters, bowls and dishes are larger than your average cookware and fantastic for dinner parties or holiday get togethers.
If she especially likes to host ‘posh’ dinners, why not give her Serveware accessories such as lobster mallets?
Gibson COMINHKPR151306 92702.04 Server Set, 3 Tier, BlackNordic Ware 69514 Prep & Serve Mixing Bowl Set, 4-pc, Set of 4, Coastal ColorsSet of 2 Acacia Wooden Octagon Square Trays Serving Bread Plates for Fruit Salad Platter Vegetable Food Dish
10. Serving Dishes
If she’s not really a party person, serving dishes are a great alternative to larger Serveware. You can even buy specialty items such as olive serving dishes and oil dipping dishes.
Think about the type of cooking she does and the things she most serves up. That will help you choose the perfect dish.
Don’t forget they also come in a wide range of styles from retro, colorful dishes to more vintage, traditional style dishes. So also factor in her design preferences when choosing the right set.
White Porcelain Olive Plate – Swerve Design, Beautiful Presentation – 9 Inches – 6 oz – 1ct Box – RestaurantwareArtisano Designs EV Olive Oil Dipping Dishes Gift Set of 2Hershey’s Chocolate Bowls, Set of 3
With so much choice out there, it’s hard to decide which are the best cooking gifts for mom. That’s why you should always take into account the type of cuisine she likes, her cooking style and her personality.
The items above should give you a lot of inspiration on what to buy.