In my traditional semi-late fashion, I’ve put together a really great gift guide for the moms in your lives who like to cook. You guys, this is my very first kitchen tools gift guide!
I had a blast putting this gift guide together since each and every one of the products listed below are ones that I use in my own kitchen on a fairly regular basis. Well, except for maybe the pasta maker. I blow the dust off that one a couple times a year, but I do really love it! Ha!!
Anyway, each of these gift suggestions cost less than $100 (at the time I assembled the list – sometimes prices change!) and most are under $50. So they definitely won’t break the bank and I can assure you that you’ll get your money’s worth out of any of them.
I’m sharing this list with you around Mother’s Day to give you some gift suggestions but be sure to bookmark this page and come back to it if you need gift ideas in the future for bridal showers, birthdays, or holidays! The ideas below are not Mother’s Day-specific.
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And lastly to all you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day to you! I’m over the moon excited to be celebrating my first official Mother’s Day with Riley since her adoption was finalized in March!
Lodge 12 Inch Cast Iron Skillet. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder.
This cast iron pan is an absolute workhorse in my kitchen and I use it so frequently that I keep it on the stove top all the time. Cast iron is the best pan for searing and frying but I use it as my #1 go-to everyday pan as well.
The Perfect Scoop (Revised and Updated) by David Lebovitz
For the ice cream maker in your life, this is THE cookbook for outrageously delicious ice cream recipes. You'll find everything from ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and sorbet to ice cream mix-ins and homemade waffle cones here. David Lebovitz is the OG of homemade ice cream!
Imperia Pasta Maker Machine
While certainly not a kitchen necessity, a pasta maker is a fun tool to have for weekend kitchen projects. This pasta maker attaches to the countertop and uses an old-fashioned hand crank to allow for full control of the pasta you make. This machine makes pasta sheets for lasagna or ravioli and cut pasta like fettuccine as well.
Cold Brew Coffee Maker (1.3 liter) with Glass Pitcher and Removable Filter
All hail the mighty COLD BREW! If you make it at home, you know what a pain it can be to keep the coffee grounds out of the cold brew. This pitcher has a removable filter that catches all of the grounds and leaves you with perfectly clean cold brew every time.
Lodge Manufacturing Company Enameled Dutch Oven, 6 qt, Indigo
A Dutch oven is an absolute necessity in every home cook's kitchen. Dutch oven prices range from $50 to over $200 but this 6 quart pot, from always trusty Lodge, comes in (on sale) at under $60.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook continues to be one of the most well-used and well-loved cookbooks in my kitchen. Written by the ultimate home cook food blogger, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, you'll find tons of reliably delicious breakfast, soup and salad, vegetarian, main course, and dessert ideas.
Marquis by Waterford 165118 Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4
Waterford continues to make utterly beautiful glassware and this set is my go-to for weekend happy hours at home.
Cuisinart Pulp Control Citrus Juicer
Ever try hand-squeezing 10 oranges for a batch of orange juice or a bunch of limes for margaritas? Yes? It's a horrible job, isn't it? That's where this beauty of a citrus juicer comes in. You'll simply slice the fruit in half and press it onto a spinning cone. The machine catches all the pulp and seeds, leaving you with clear, fresh juice. This tool is a winner in my kitchen for sure!
Bodum Double Walled Thermo Insulated Glasses for Cold or Hot Drinks (15 oz, Set of 2)
Bodum makes lots of different sizes in these double walled thermo insulated glasses to keep your drinks hot or cold. This size is perfect for iced lattes, smoothies, or milkshakes at home.
The Vanilla Bean Baking Book: Recipes for Irresistible Everyday Favorites and Reinvented Classics
Another of my favorite food blogger cookbooks, this baking book has become my go-to for scone, everyday cake, and yeasted breakfast treat recipes since I purchased it in 2016.
Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug (16 oz, Set of 2)
For hot coffee, my absolute favorite travel mugs are these Contigo mugs. I've tried so.many.travel mugs over the years and these keep my coffee HOT for around 2 hours and warm for an additional 5. These mugs are perfect for the mom in your life who ends up reheating their first cup of coffee 6 times throughout the day. You know who they are.
The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make
I gifted this book to my parents years ago and while I don't cook from it, I've eaten a few of the recipes they have made from it, always to rave reviews. My dad even picked it up and made dinner on a whim for my mom a few times so I know the recipes are easy to follow and turn out really well.
Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 13-Inch by 20-Inch Double Burner Griddle
If pancakes are a weekend thing for your family like they are for mine, then this griddle is for you. It fits over 2 stove burners and gives you plenty of space to make breakfast, whether it's pancakes, french toast, or eggs, bacon, and sausage.
Slate cheese board (14x20-inch) with Soap Stone Chalk
Every home cook and entertainer needs a beautiful way to display and serve appetizers and a large slate board is the way to go. Cheese is the obvious addition for a slate board but it also makes for a great serving board for bruschettas, dips, pizza, or cookie and/or brownie assortments.
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Did you know that Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show, Fixer Upper, also wrote a cookbook? Magnolia Table is a fabulous cookbook shelf addition, with lots of delicious recipes and sweet stories about her family.
What can I say about these Farmhouse Pottery pitchers other than I absolutely adore them. I've been a BIG fan of this company for years and continue to purchase a couple new items each year (I also LOVE the pantry mugs!). Each piece of pottery is handmade in Vermont and I can truly say that their products are of the highest quality out there. I use the middle-sized pitcher pictured here as a water, iced tea, and lemonade pitcher when we have guests and also as a vase for fresh blooms.
Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker
In addition to being a pancake house, we're also team waffle! We've been making our waffles with this double Belgian waffle maker for many years and I love it so much that it's my go-to gift to the women in my family for holidays, birthdays, and bridal showers.
The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating Well With 700 Foolproof Recipes
While this is a vegetarian cookbook, the recipes are geared towards healthy meatless eating for the everyday home cook. Yes, there is a chapter on tofu, but the selection of recipes is really well-rounded and the meals we've made from this book are always fantastic. In timeless America's Test Kitchen style, the recipes are endlessly tested so you know they're always 100% reliable.
OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Half Sheet Pan (13x18-inch)
I never go more than a couple of days without using my baking sheets! And while I almost exclusively use the GoldTouch line of pans from Williams-Sonoma, I'll admit that they are a little pricey. OXO now makes a competitive product at a lower price point and of the OXO Good Grips non-stick pans that I have used, I've always turned out great food with them. If a home cook in your life is still using baking sheets from the 1980s (I'm not pointing any fingers), buy them these pans. You can't go wrong.