20 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Our 2024 Mother's Day gift guide includes thoughtful gift ideas for every budget! Find gorgeous cookbooks, tasty treats, handy gadgets, and more.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you need gift ideas—especially for a mom who likes to cook—you’re in the right place.

Below, I’ve rounded up my picks for the best Mother’s Day gifts. They include thoughtful presents for every budget—creative cookbooks, all-star appliances, fun gadgets, treats, and more. One could be the perfect present for a maternal figure in your life.

Have fun checking them out, and to any moms reading, happy (early) Mother’s Day!

Our Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day gift ideas - Love & Lemons Simple Feel Good Food

1. Love & Lemons Simple Feel Good Food

Shameless plug: My latest cookbook, Love & Lemons Simple Feel Good Food, would be a great gift for Mother’s Day!

This book is designed to help readers get a delicious, plant-forward meal on the table without a lot of fuss.

Half the recipes are “at-the-ready recipes,” which are easy to make with basic ingredients. The other half are in advance recipes,” which are designed to prep ahead.

This book is PACKED with fun features like

  • 3-in-1 meal plans – Each plan consists of 3 dinner recipes that share a grocery list. Components from one day flow into the next to reduce waste and simplify prep!
  • Love & Lemons signature graphics and charts – Like a Guide to Lasagna Layers, Mix & Match Tahini Cookies, Rainbow Blender Soups, and more

Moms looking for fresh, flavorful meal inspiration will love this book!

Best Mother's Day gifts - Love & Lemons Every Day Cookbook

2. Love & Lemons Every Day

My second cookbook, Love & Lemons Every Day, is a lovely Mother’s Day gift as well.

It features 100+ delicious, veggie-packed recipes for every occasion, from quick weekday breakfasts to holiday dinners.

You’ll find fun graphic charts and cooking resources in this book too, like

  • A Giant Grid of Salad Dressings, featuring 16 5-ingredient dressings
  • Roasting Vegetables from A to Z, which will teach you how to roast 30+ veggies!
  • 6 Kinds of Date Balls, aka the best healthy snacks

Deciding between my second book and my latest? Simple Feel Good Food is focused on regular breakfasts, lunches, and especially dinners. Love & Lemons Every Day includes a mix of weekday dishes and special occasion recipes, plus extras like sides, cocktails, and snacks!

Mother's Day gift ideas - The Love & Lemons Cookbook

3. The Love & Lemons Cookbook

Does your mom love shopping at the farmers market? Get her my first cookbook—The Love & Lemons Cookbookas a Mother’s Day gift.

Organized by vegetable from A to Z, it’s full of simple, vibrant recipes to help readers showcase their farmers market finds.

Great Mother's Day gift ideas - Plant Magic Cookbook

4. Plant Magic

I got a sneak peek at Plant Magic a few months ago, and I fell head over heels for it.

Yes, this cookbook is bursting with delicious, creative plant-based recipes. But that’s not all! My favorite thing about it is author Desiree Nielsen’s writing. A registered dietician, she shares essays and thoughts on living and eating well, empowering you to choose foods (any foods!) and activities that make you feel good.

It’d be a wonderful present for a mom who loves reading and reflection as much as a good meal.

Around Our Table Cookbook

5. Around Our Table

You might know Sara Forte from her blog and meal planning club Sprouted Kitchen. If not, you should! She writes whole foods, produce-forward recipes that are inventive, elegant, and simple enough to fit into everyday life.

Her new cookbook Around Our Table comes out on April 30, but you can preorder it now—just in time for Mother’s Day! I got an early copy a few weeks ago, and I think it would be a perfect gift. It’s filled with mouthwatering recipes (heads up: not all are vegetarian) as well as musings on motherhood that will resonate with many moms and caretakers.

 

Best Mother's Day gifts - Ippodo Matcha Powder

6. Ippodo Matcha

When I tested and reviewed the best matcha powders last year, the Ippodo Tea Ummon was my favorite by far. With its vibrant green color and rich, earthy flavor, it’s excellent in traditional matcha tea and lattes. If a mom you know is a matcha drinker, she’ll love this high-quality powder.

Matcha whisk set

7. Matcha Whisk Set

This matcha whisk set is another of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for matcha-drinking moms!

This affordable set includes a bamboo whisk, wooden scoop, matcha spoon, and ceramic whisk holder. The traditional design of the whisk, or chasen, makes it easy to mix up frothy, lump-free matcha tea. Cleanup is also a breeze—just wash the whisk and place it on the ceramic stand to dry!

Mother's Day gift ideas - Electric Gooseneck Kettle

8. Electric Tea Kettle

Know a mom who can’t start her day without a cup of coffee or tea? Consider this Bodum electric kettle as a Mother’s Day gift.

It quickly and efficiently boils water (and automatically shuts itself off). The gooseneck spout gives you control over the speed and consistency of the water flow as you pour, making it ideal for pour over fans. The stainless steel body and cork handle are lightweight and easy to maneuver too.

Best Mother's Day gifts - Yellow Staub Dutch oven

9. Staub Citron 5.5QT Dutch Oven

Staub Dutch ovens aren’t cheap Mother’s Day gifts, but these high-quality, versatile pots will last a lifetime.

I use mine daily for making soups, sauces, pastas, braises, bread, and more! The enameled cast-iron material conducts heat evenly and efficiently and is easy to clean with just soap and water. I love that it can transition seamlessly from the stovetop to the oven too.

The colorful pots also look gorgeous, making them perfect for serving food at the table. The new citron option is SO bright and festive for spring!

 

 

Mother's Day gift ideas - Staub baking dish set

10. Staub Ceramic 3-Piece Baking Set

This 3-piece Staub ceramic baking set is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for moms who love to bake.

It includes a 7.5 x 6-inch, a 10.5 x 7.5-inch, and 9 x 13-inch baking dish. These scratch-resistant pans are perfect for baking desserts like fruit cobblers and crisps as well as savory recipes like lasagna and enchiladas.

They transition beautifully from the oven to the table, and they come in four fun colors. I love the new citron!

Mother's Day gift ideas - Caraway cookware set

11. Caraway Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set (12 Piece)

I recently upgraded my nonstick pans to this Caraway ceramic cookware set, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

The ceramic coating is super-slick, perfect for cooking delicate foods like omelettes and pancakes, and it’s free of toxic materials like PTFE, PFOA, and PFAS. The pans are a breeze to clean, and they come with modular magnetic racks and a canvas lid holder for efficient storage.

I own this set in cream, but it also comes in six more vibrant colors that moms will love.

 

Best Mother's Day gifts - Vitamix blender

12. Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Gold Label Blender

For moms who love smoothies, creamy sauces, or silky smooth butternut squash soup, a Vitamix blender is one of my top Mother’s Day gift ideas.

I own this Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender. It has five program settings for smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, frozen desserts, and self-cleaning, as well as ten speed settings and a pulse function that give you complete control over the texture of any dish.

The canister is easy to clean in the dishwasher(!), and the matte sage base is a pretty addition to a kitchen countertop.

 

Our Place Wonder Oven

13. Our Place Wonder Oven 6-in-1 Air Fryer

If a mom you know has been considering getting an air fryer, surprise her with the Our Place Wonder Oven!

This countertop air fryer is as cute as it is functional, boasting 6 settings (air fry, toast, roast, bake, reheat, and broil) and preheating in seconds.

I use mine daily for toasting bread, air frying tofu, reheating leftovers, and roasting small batches of veggies. I own the spice color, but the char and blue salt shades are adorable too.

Mother's Day gift ideas - KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment

14. KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment

Warm weather calls for ice cream, and homemade ice cream is the ultimate treat! If a mom you know already owns a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, get her the Ice Cream Maker Attachment as a gift for Mother’s Day. It’s easy to use (it screws right into the base of the stand mixer!), and it’s more convenient to store than a standalone ice cream maker.

I’ve made many, many batches of regular and vegan ice cream in mine, and the results are always delicious.

 

Le Parfait Jam Jar Set

15. Le Parfait Jam Jars

I get SO many questions about the jars I use for storing overnight oats, pickles, fruit compotes, and more.

These Le Parfait jam jars are some of my favorites. They’re affordable and versatile, and the (super cute! dishwasher-safe!) metal twist lids provide a leak-free seal.

Gift this set empty, or fill a jar with lemon curd for a thoughtful homemade Mother’s Day gift.

Weck jars

16. Weck Jars, Set of 6

Weck jars are another of my favorite versatile, attractive, and long-lasting storage solutions.

Their tapered shape makes them easy to fill, and they come with glass lids, rubber rings, and stainless steel clamps to create an airtight seal.

Moms will find SO many ways to use these jars, from pickling to pantry organization. (They make great vases too!) They’re available in a wide range of sizes. These are the three I use most:

Mother's Day gifts - OXO Salad Spinner

17. OXO Glass Salad Spinner

Do you know a mom who loves cooking with fresh greens or herbs? This OXO glass salad spinner will be a game-changing Mother’s Day gift. It dries leafy greens of all kinds in seconds!

It consists of an inner spinner, which can double as a colander, and an outer glass bowl, which can act as a serving dish. The lid has an easy-to-use, one-hand pump with a button for braking. All parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Mother's Day gift ideas - Stasher bag set

18. Stasher Bag Set

This Stasher Bag set is one of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for eco-conscious moms.

Since I got it, I’ve stopped reaching for disposable plastic bags. These leak-proof silicone pouches are perfect for packing snacks and lunches for our kiddo, freezing baked goods, and stashing partially squeezed lemons in the fridge.

The best part? They’re dishwasher-safe!

Mother's Day gifts - gold measuring cups and spoons

19. Williams Sonoma Gold Measuring Cups & Spoons

Any mama who’s an avid cook or baker needs a good set of measuring utensils. These gold measuring cups and spoons from Williams Sonoma are a practical and beautiful Mother’s Day gift idea.

They nest for compact storage, and the capacities are etched into the handles, meaning that they won’t wear off with time. And yes, the gold-plated stainless steel material is dishwasher-safe!

Mother's Day gift ideas - Brightland Olive Oils

20. Brightland Extra Virgin Olive Oils

If you ask me, quality olive oil is one of the best gifts for any occasion, and Mother’s Day is no exception.

This Brightland Olive Oil Duo includes a robust Awake oil designed for roasting and sautéing and a grassy Alive oil that’s ideal for drizzling, dipping, and dressing. Both have an exceptional flavor, made from olives sourced from small family farms in California.

Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for more Mother’s Day gift ideas? Considering making a DIY present! For example, these recipes make great gifts:

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