18 Edible Mother's Day Gifts for the Mom Who Is (Or Thinks She Is) a Major Foodie

While every day may be Mother's Day in our hearts, the real event is about to arrive. Unfortunately, the days of crayon drawings and macaroni necklaces are behind us...meaning you have to step up your gifting game.

But fret not! If your mom is the type who whips up a mean coq au vin and knows exactly what sorrel is and how to use it, we've got the gift guide for you. From luxury olive oil to the ultimate steak knives, these tokens of love will float your foodie mom's culinary boat.

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Exotic Spices

Giving your mom some exotic or high-end spices is a great way to play to her inner foodie. Go with something totally different than what she is used to cooking with to give her incentive to learn about a different type of cuisine, or a buy a luxury version of one of her go-to favorites.

Spices, from $4.95, Sur la Table

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Bodum Assam Teapress

If your mom loves her Earl Grey, this tea press is a perfect present for her. It can make a 1.5 liters of tea, and looks wonderfully modern while doing so.

Bodum Assam Teapress, $40, Bodum

Wine Paraphernalia

Help your mom enjoy her vino like a true foodie by gifting her some stylish wine paraphernalia — think aerators, mechanical corkscrews, decanters, stemwear. The Coravin is a wonderful little device that takes wine out of the bottle without pulling the cork, perfect for her collector bottles.

Coravin System, $299.00, Coravin

Cooking Classes

While everyone’s mom makes the best (insert favorite childhood dish here), giving your mom a cooking class for Mother’s day is a fun way for her to add a new cuisine or dish to her repertoire.

Spring cooking classes, prices vary, Sur La Table

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Mexican Molinillo

A true foodie may enjoy something extremely specific and exotic, like this Mexican molinillo — she can use it to hand turn her own hot chocolate, like a true foodie boss.

Mexican Molinillo, $18, Dean &

Food of the Month Club

Keep your Mother’s Day gift going all year round by signing her up for a food subscription. Farmer’s market boxes, gourmet cheese clubs, handcrafted artisan goodies — the options are endless.

Complete FarmBox, $79, Farm Box LA


Help her expand her kitchen repertoire with a new cookbook. Looking for a more specific angle? Try one of these five cookbooks for feminists.

The Kinfolk Table, $23, Amazon

Bialetti Aeternum eco-friendly cookware

Help mom keep her kitchen routine green by getting her some eco-friendly cookware, like these PFOA, PTFE, and cadmium-free pans.

Bialetti Aeterum cookware set of 8, $149, Bialetti Aeterum

Dubost Laguiole Steak Knives

With customizable handles, a perfect serrated edge, and their own wooden storage box, these classic French steak knives are the ideal present for a meat-loving mom.

Laguiole Steak Knives, $99 for set of 4, Williams Sonoma

Blood, Bones, and Butter

A good food memoir is a always a great gift, and Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones, and Butter is hard to beat.

Blood, Bones, and Butter; $19, Indiebound

The Sit Back and Relax Dinner

In honor of all the times your Mom has cooked you dinner, it’s time to return the flavor, er, favor. May we suggest wowing her with these springy recipes?

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Anthony Bordain's "No Reservations"

If your Mom is like mine, Facebook is a technological stretch…as are DVR and Netflix. Go old-school and pick up a DVD set of her favorite food show, like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations, $50, Amazon

Luxury Olive Oil

The difference between an alright olive oil and a great olive oil is huge. Go big or go home with this award-winning Lambda olive oil from Greece.

Lambda Olive Oil, $89, Olive to Oil

Gift Certificate to a Gourmet Butcher Shop

In case you didn’t know, many of your city’s best butcher shops can provide gift certificates. Get your mom a gift certificate to her local favorite so she can treat herself to an exceptional or rare cut of meat.

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Frontessa Ice Bucket

This stainless steel ice bucket from Frontessa is the perfect way for mom to keep her bubbly chilled.

Frontessa Ice Bucket, $90, Sur La Table

Peugot Salt & Pepper Mills

In the world of salt and pepper mills, Peugot is king. Go for a classic set and mom will be adding some fresh pepper to her dishes in style.

Peugot Salt & Pepper Mills, $79.95, Cutlery and More

Bee House Coffee Dripper

For the mom who loves her java, the Bee House Coffee Dripper is the perfect single-cup pour-over device.

Bee House Coffee Dripper, $18, Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Thomas Keller Caviar & Blini Giftset

Going all out? The legendary French Laundry chef’s gift set includes two ounces of Royal Kaluga caviar, a mother of pearl spoon, dry blini ingredients and recipe, 375ml bottle of Schramsberg Cuvee French Laundry, Blanc de Blancs chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine, a blini pan, and an Ateco Blini Spatula.

Thomas Keller Caviar & Blini Giftset, $540.00, Finesse