Kitchen Gifts for Mom: The Ultimate Guide

April 11, 2023

Kitchen Gifts for Mom: The Ultimate Guide

Mother’s Day is an important occasion to express your love and appreciation for your mom. For mothers who love to cook and spend time in the kitchen, the perfect gift may be something that shows your love and also helps her in her cooking endeavors. Kitchen gifts are always a safe and practical choice, and there is no shortage of options. If you are looking for the ultimate guide to kitchen gifts for mom, you’re in the right place. From food storage containers to stainless steel utensils, we’ve got you covered.

Food Storage Containers

Food storage containers are a must-have in every kitchen. They are essential for storing leftovers, prepping meals in advance and keeping pantry staples fresh. When choosing food storage containers for your mom, consider the materials they are made of. BPA-free plastic, glass and stainless steel are all great options. Look for quality products that are food-safe and which will withstand the test of time. 

Glass Containers 

Glass containers are an excellent choice for those who are concerned about the health and environmental impacts of plastic. They are durable and easy to clean and can be used in the microwave and oven. 

BPA-Free Plastic Containers 

What does BPA-free mean? BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is a chemical used to produce some plastics. “BPA-free” refers to plastics made without this potentially harmful chemical. While the FDA has deemed BPA safe in small amounts, many people prefer to avoid it altogether. At W&P, our food storage containers offer a perfect blend of glass and BPA-free plastic. Our borosilicate glass containers with BPA-plastic lids are ideal for various applications, and they’re as beautiful as they are functional.

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Stainless Steel Utensils

Stainless steel utensils are durable and easy to clean, and they can last a lifetime. They are also a great alternative to plastic utensils, which can break down over time and release harmful chemicals into food. Here are some great stainless steel utensil options:

Porter Utensil Set

The Porter Utensil Set features a stainless steel fork, knife and spoon in a handy silicone case. Ditch the plastic silverware you’ve been using for lunches on the go and try this convenient, eco-friendly alternative. 

Stainless Steel Spatula 

A good spatula is essential in every kitchen. Your mom can use it for flipping pancakes, eggs and burgers. 

Stainless Steel Tongs 

Tongs are a versatile tool your mom can use for flipping meat, tossing salads and serving pasta. Larger tongs are great for the grill too.

Stainless Steel Ladle 

A ladle is perfect for serving soups, stews and sauces. If the mom in your life is using a plastic ladle, upgrade her to stainless steel this Mother’s Day.

Cutting Boards

A good cutting board is a kitchen essential. It provides a stable surface for cutting and chopping, and it can help prevent knives from becoming dull. And, of course, a cutting board protects countertops and can help prevent the spread of bacteria. Consider the material and how your mother will use it when choosing a cutting board.

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Bamboo or Wood Cutting Board 

Bamboo and wood cutting boards are eco-friendly options that are durable and easy to clean. They are also gentle on knives, which can help prolong their lifespan. 

Plastic Cutting Board 

Plastic cutting boards are a great option for those concerned about bacteria. They’re easy to clean and can be used for cutting meat, poultry and fish without the risk of cross-contamination. A color-coded set of plastic cutting boards is a great option for ensuring food safety.

Mixing Bowls

Even if your mom doesn’t do much baking, mixing bowls are kitchen must-haves. She can use them for mixing and holding ingredients while cooking and serving food. With several sizes and materials available, you should have no trouble finding a set your mom will love. 

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls 

Stainless steel mixing bowls are versatile and durable and provide years of use with proper care. They are also a great alternative to plastic mixing bowls, which can break down over time and release harmful chemicals into food. And they’re way less likely than glass to suffer damage if dropped.

Glass Mixing Bowls 

Glass mixing bowls are another excellent choice for those worried about plastic’s health and environmental impacts. They are easy to clean, microwave and oven safe, and they can be used for serving food, as well. 

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Every home chef needs a good set of cookware. It makes cooking easier and more enjoyable, and the right set just might make your mom feel a bit more like a pro. When choosing cookware, consider the material and the type of cooking your mom most enjoys. Here are a few staples products no home chef should be without:

Cast Iron Skillet 

Your mom can use cast iron skillets on her stovetop, in her oven and even on her grill. They also provide excellent heat retention and distribution, making them great for cooking a variety of dishes. If your mom isn’t used to cooking with cast iron, it may take some getting used to. But once she gets the hang of it, she’ll wonder why it took her so long to try one.

Stainless Steel Saucepan 

Stainless steel saucepans are great for cooking soups, sauces and pasta. They are durable and easy to clean. Plus, they come in several sizes to suit any need. 

Non-Stick Skillet 

Cooking eggs, pancakes and other delicate foods prone to sticking is much easier with a non-stick skillet. Non-stick skillets are also easier to wash than cooking products without a non-stick coating.  

Dutch Oven 

A dutch oven is a must-have for slow cooking soups, stews and roasts. Your mother can also use it for baking bread. 

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Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen gadgets come in many forms and can make cooking more efficient and enjoyable. They are also a great way to try out new recipes and techniques. If your mom likes gadgets, several make great kitchen Mother’s Day gifts

Mandoline Slicer 

A mandoline slicer makes it easy to slice vegetables and fruits evenly and quickly. There are several styles to choose from, including models with a variety of blades to achieve various cuts.

Mortar and Pestle 

A mortar and pestle is a helpful tool for grinding spices and herbs. It can also be used for making pesto and guacamole. 


Help Mom stay healthy with a spiralizer for creating healthy vegetable noodles. She can use this handy device to make zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles and more.

Food Dehydrator

With a food dehydrator, your mom can make homemade jerky, dried fruit, vegetables and more. Dehydrators are perfect for drying fresh herbs for later use too.

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Baking is a popular hobby for many moms, and the right bakeware can make it easier and more enjoyable. Here are some great bakeware options:

Muffin Pan 

A muffin pan is great for making muffins, cupcakes and even mini frittatas. 

Loaf Pan 

Loaf pans are essential for making bread, meatloaf and pound cake. 

Cookie Sheet 

If your mom loves making cookies, she needs a good cookie sheet. Cookie sheets suit other cooking and baking needs, as well.

Silicone Baking Mat

Silicone baking mats are great for lining cookie sheets and preventing sticking. They can also be used for rolling out dough. Your mom can even place one on the lower rack of her oven to catch drips.

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Small Appliances

If your mom has space for them, there are many small appliances to make cooking easier:

Instant Pot 

The Instant Pot is a versatile appliance your mom can use as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker and more. It comes in several sizes and styles to meet your mom’s needs, and it can help her save time and energy in the kitchen. 

Air Fryer 

Using an air fryer is a healthier alternative to deep-frying, and it crisps many foods up better than cooking them in the oven. Air fryers can be used to cook many foods, including chicken wings, french fries, tofu nuggets, vegetables and nearly anything else you can imagine. They’re even great for reheating leftovers. 

Immersion Blender 

Does your mom make soups, sauces and smoothies? If so, she’ll love opening up an immersion blender on Mother’s Day. These blenders are easy to use and clean and can save time compared to traditional blenders. 

Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are ideal for making soups, stews and other slow-cooked meals. They are also great for busy moms who want to have dinner ready when they get home. Your mom can add the ingredients and set the temperature before heading to work and return home to a delicious homemade meal.

Electric Kettle 

Help keep your mom’s favorite hot beverages close to hand by giving her an eclectic kettle. With one of these devices, she can make coffee, tea and other hot beverages in minutes. 

Electric Griddle 

Make preparing pancakes, eggs, bacon and other breakfast essentials a breeze with an electric griddle. Featuring a large cooking surface, your mom can use an electric griddle for cooking multiple items at once. 

Toaster Oven

Toaster ovens are perfect for toasting bread, baking small items and reheating leftovers. 

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If your mom is into learning new recipes, get her a cookbook. Cookbooks are perfect for exploring new recipes and techniques. They also provide inspiration and ideas for meal planning.

Miscellaneous Kitchen Goodies

Even if your mom seemingly has everything, there are still likely some goodies she doesn’t have. Here are a few top picks for unique kitchen gifts for moms: 

Herb Garden Kit 

Does your mom enjoy using fresh herbs in her cooking? Help her grow them in her own kitchen with an herb garden kit. 

Charcuterie Board Set 

If your mom loves hosting guests, a charcuterie board set makes an excellent gift. Look for one that includes everything she needs to serve cheese and other snacks. They come in various sizes and designs, so you should have no problem finding one to suit the mother in your life. 

Kitchen Towels 

Kitchen towels are always a practical choice. Moms can use them for drying dishes, cleaning up spills and more.

Oil and Vinegar Set 

An oil and vinegar set is perfect for moms who love to cook and experiment with different flavors. 

Salad Spinner 

A salad spinner makes washing and drying salad greens a breeze. Your mom can also use it for washing and drying herbs. 

French Press 

If your mom is a coffee lover, she’ll love a French press, which produces a richer, more flavorful coffee than a traditional coffee maker.

Herb Scissors

Herb scissors feature multiple blades to quicking and easily cut fresh herbs.

Reusable Beeswax Wraps 

Beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap and can be used to wrap food and cover bowls.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with the Special Mom in Your Life

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Kitchen gifts are a great way to show your love and appreciation for your mom this Mother’s Day and any time you feel like doing something special. From food storage containers to stainless steel utensils, cutting boards, mixing bowls, kitchen gadgets and cookbooks, plenty of options are available. 

When choosing kitchen gifts, remember to consider the materials they are made of and their practicality. BPA-free plastic, glass and stainless steel are all great options for food storage containers and utensils. Bamboo and plastic cutting boards are also great choices. Start shopping today, and you’ll surely find something that is perfect for the special mom in your life. 


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