This year, give Mom something truly memorable: world-class knives, Spanish honey, an indoor herb garden, artisanal wooden tools, gardening gear, stunning textiles and more. Our selection of out-of-the-box, practical Mother’s Day gifts has something for everyone. We’ve pulled together everything from beautifully made textiles (for moms who like to put their most stylish foot forward, even in the kitchen) all the way to the workhorse knives and tools that’ll make prepping dinner a breeze.
Shop our complete Mother’s Day gift collections, which are curated by price point and recipient, to find the perfect thing in time for the holiday, plus some of our favorites below.
Gifts by Price Point
For treats and tools that Mom will love (and won’t break the bank), shop our gifts under $25. For instance, Marqués de Valdueza Orange Blossom Honey—a raw honey with a light golden hue from Extremadura, Spain—has a more well-rounded flavor profile than clover honey, with floral notes and a bright citrus accent from Seville orange blossoms. Meanwhile, these colorful and durable Upcycled Kantha Sari & Denim Aprons from Serrv International feature material from upcycled cotton saris and sturdy upcycled cotton denim, all hand-stitched with traditional kantha embroidery. These colorful, one-of-a-kind pieces come directly from artisans in India who curate and produce them in small batches.
For equipment that offers a little something extra and make less work in the kitchen, check out our gifts under $50. Mom will love our Kitchen Grips 5-Finger Kitchen Gloves: Handling hot kitchen equipment or serving dishes has never been safer than with these heat-resistant, stain-resistant, water-repellent fingered kitchen gloves. No detail is overlooked with these high-quality, dishwasher-safe mitts. Every kitchen should have a Chinese-style cleaver, whose tall, heavy-duty blade and forward-heavy balance do most of the work for you when chopping big batches of vegetables and mincing meats or herbs. We found an excellent model from Japan—the Fuji Cutlery FA-70 Chinese-Style Cleaver—that American home cooks will find easy to use.
Looking to splurge a little? Shop our go-to picks under $100. The Earlywood Trifecta Set stars three scrapers made of durable hardwood—Brazilian cherry, Mexican ebony and hard maple—that have a wide, flat edge that’s perfect for scraping the bottom of a pot or skillet. The Trifecta set will stand up to repeated washing (and look incredible in Mom’s utensil holder between uses). We also love the Kitchin-to™ Knife: This Milk Street exclusive is a unique cross between a Japanese vegetable knife and a Chinese cleaver. The Kitchin-to™ can mince, chop, slice and push-cut. It replaced our chef’s knife—it’ll probably replace Mom’s too.
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If Mom’s got a green thumb, this gardening gift collection is for her. Grow herbs, baby vegetables and flowers in any season with the Veritable Classic Indoor Garden—even in small kitchens with no windows or natural light—with this fully automated indoor growing system. Lights turn on and off each day, mimicking daylight cycles, and automatic irrigation does the work for you, so Mom’s plants will get all the light, water and nutrients they need–even when she goes on vacation. Mom can grow fresh and organic Italian oregano, garden sage, Mexican tarragon, English thyme and bronze fennel with this easy planting starter set. The RT1home Seed Starter Grow Set is complete with biodegradable starter pots, seed packs (try all four combinations of herbs!) and plant arch tags, plus a wax pencil to label each pot.
We’ve rounded up some of our best tabletop for mothers who like to entertain in style. Hand-shaped on a potter’s wheel, the De La Cal Ceramics Talavera Sangria Pitcher is the perfect vessel for a fruity, refreshing sangria (or a refreshing batch of lemonade). We love the pinched shape of its mouth, which prevents ice and fruit from escaping as you pour. We also love the Paguro Upcycled End Grain Cutting Board: Assembled with end cuts of solid hardwoods reclaimed from Indonesian furniture factories, every board is unique. And they’re designed to withstand daily wear and tear, as each one is sealed with bio wax, a sustainable swap for petroleum-based or synthetic seals. They stand up beautifully to regular use as chopping, cheese or charcuterie boards and beautifully display desserts or drinks.
Check out the baking gift collection for moms who are always whipping up a pie or a batch of meringues. The SKT Ceramics Bee Honey Pot With Dipper may just be the cutest honey pot we’ve ever seen. Made to order and made to last, each SKT piece is hand-crafted from high-fire porcelain and lead-free glaze before being screen printed using colored clay to depict an original detailed bee illustration done by artist and SKT Ceramics owner Susannah Tisue. No baker’s pantry is complete without vanilla—get Mom the good stuff for baking projects where its flavor will really shine through. We love Vain Vanilla Original Baker's Blend Pure Vanilla Extract: This small-batch vanilla extract from Kansas is prepared completely by hand, using top-shelf rum, which emphasizes vanilla's sweetness and adds its own cane-sugar dimension, and whole vanilla pods, which are left in the bottle for added complexity.
If you’ve waited until the last minute, or still can’t find the perfect present, give Mom (and yourself) the gift of the Milk Street gift card. It’s the perfect thing for the mothers who seem to have everything or prefer picking out their own present. (We find it goes nicely with brunch.)