Shopping for moms who love to cook is pretty easy: There are always new gadgets, upgraded cookware or small appliances, and plenty of cookbooks available. Whether you’re shopping for Mother’s Day, her birthday, or any other special day, we have a list of great gifts for you.
If she doesn’t have one already, it might be time to buy Mom a stand mixer. KitchenAid stand mixers are incredibly useful and function as decor as much as an indispensable cooking and baking tool. There are seemingly endless color options available, so you can find the perfect match for her kitchen.
Stand mixers can be a bit spendy, but they are well worth the cost.
If Mom already has a KitchenAid mixer, you can also pick up an attachment like this pasta roller or food grinder.
See where the KitchenAid comes in on The Kitchen Witches’ Best Stand Mixer guide.
Have you heard of the air fryer? These nifty gadgets have gained a huge following in the past few years, and they make a great gift for home cooks. Air fryers let you get the taste and texture of fried foods without all the oil and fat. The GoWISE fryer is one of the top sellers and highest rated of all the air fryers available today.
From fish to French fries, the air fryer has the ability to handle any kind of food you normally fry.
There are a number of different air fryers at various price points, but watch for the size. Some less expensive models are fairly small.
Another trendy kitchen gadget is the sous vide cooker. Sous vide is a method of cooking that uses temperature control to produce restaurant-quality results. Read more about sous vide cooking here.
The Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker is easy to use and can be controlled via smartphone, making it a useful tool that mom can start using right away.
Fancy coffee isn’t something you have to head to the coffee shop for these days. If your mom loves a good cup of coffee, consider upgrading her regular coffee machine to something that offers a delightful cup each day.
This Nespresso machine makes coffee and espresso, and is both versatile (can make different-sized cups and easy to use). it utilizes pods, so it’s best for making single cup servings.
If you want one that can froth milk, check out this model instead.
Instant Pots are all the rage these days, and for busy moms they are a life saver. They boast the ability to take the place of multiple small appliances, notably, slow cookers and rice cookers, and the electric pressure cooking function makes cooking dinner a snap.
There are more electric pressure cookers on the market — we like the Cosori Multi-Cooker as well, and it can save you money. But this Ultra model is the latest and greatest of the Instant Pot line and has additional features that make it appealing.
If your mom could use some upgraded cookware, a gift of a nice set would be a great way to show you care. Check our our guide to the best stainless cookware here.
You don’t have to buy a full set — and she might not need a full set, anyway — but a good frying pan, Dutch oven, or cast iron skillet are great gifts. Here are a few ideas: