16 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Foodies, Whether You Are Or She Is

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Mother's Day gifts can be hard. You want to pick out something your mom is going to love, but you also want it to be something she's going to get a lot of use out of — most moms aren't looking for more trinkets that are going to take up space in their home. At the same time, though, you don't want it to be something that's boring. It can be tough to find a balance! So, when searching for the perfect gift, it's helpful focus on what your mom genuinely loves. If she really loves fashion, organize a shopping day you two can spend together. If she really loves to travel, look at inexpensive getaways you and your siblings can chip in for. And if she loves to cook, bake, or just be in the kitchen in general, you can get her something towards that end. Luckily, these Mother's Day gift ideas for foodie moms will help you take the guesswork out of figuring out what to get.

Buying gifts for a foodie actually isn't too difficult. There are tons of options out there, from stores that offer luxury kitchen items if you want to get her something big, to smaller shops where you can buy your mom some really good pantry staples. The list below offers gift ideas for everyone, no matter how much you want to spend. There are some luxe gifts if you want to splurge on your mama this year (or go in for a group gift with your siblings!), as well as smaller items you'll be able to afford without going crazy. Check out these perfect foodie gifts for Mother's Day, and don't forget the card, too.

1Recycled Bamboo Colander and Pour Bowl Set

Food52

Recycled Bamboo Colander and Pour Bowl Set, $38, Food52

A colander on its own sounds boring, but this is definitely no boring kitchen tool. You can strain with the colander, and then keep that leftover liquid to use for recipes if needed (like how you sometimes need to reserve pasta water). You can also use these two items separately, meaning it's really like a 3-in-1 gift.

2Mini Gardens

Garden Drop-In Kits, $30-$50, Food52

Any true foodie prefers to grow their own veggies, fruits, and herbs whenever possible. These little gardening kits let your mom start to grow them indoors, and then she can transplant them outside when they're ready. It's just a fun and interesting process, and these make great, lasting presents.

3Gourmand Box

Box Fox

Gourmand Box, $120, Box Fox

If your mom is Italian or just loves pasta, get her the Gourmand box from Box Fox. It includes a terrific pasta cookbook, pasta sauce, a beautiful gold ladle, a pasta cutter, and olive oil. It's perfect for the mom who wants to try making her own pasta.

4A Portable Table

Food52

Table In A Bag, $49, Food52

If your mom loves going on picnics or heading to the beach, this makes a really cute gift. It's basically a beautiful little wooden table in an easy-to-carry pouch. That way, she can always display her delicious food in a super luxe way.

5Nesting Bowl Set

Food52

Bamboo 7-Piece Nesting Bowl Set, $70, Food52

Anyone who cooks a lot knows that they can never have enough nesting bowls. These are really beautiful and colorful, and they're great as prep bowls or as serving bowls.

6SMEG '50s Style Electric Kettle

Nordstrom

SMEG '50s Style Electric Kettle, $130, Nordstrom

How adorable is this retro tea kettle? It's such a perfect gift for anyone, especially the mom who loves tea or entertaining.

7Tiffin Tiered Storage Bowl Set

Anthropologie

Tiffin Tiered Storage Containers, $58-$68, Anthropologie

Any mom who cooks a lot has a lot of leftovers as well. Storage containers are great, but they take up a ton of room, and it's easy to lose the lids. Enter this little set, which makes storage super simple. They're also very aesthetically pleasing, which never hurt anyone.

8Mango Wood Cutting Board Set

Nordstrom

Nordstrom Mango Wood Cutting Board Set, $85, Nordstrom

Cutting boards are usually a pretty good gift idea for the person who loves to cook. They do need to be replaced every once in a while, so even she already has a bunch, these are helpful to get. The storage element here sets this gift apart from other options.

9Mother Nature Box

Mouth

Mother Nature Box, $56, Mouth

Want to get your mom something to snack on? If she's big on healthy eating, this box is a great idea. It includes a whole bunch of delicious, healthy snacks: dried cherries, a granola bar, New World Granola, popcorn, organic trail mix, raw wildflower honey sticks, bluebird herbal tea, and pumpkin seeds. It's a really beautiful box she'll definitely appreciate.

10Anova Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker

Target

Anova Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $109, Target

If your foodie mom doesn't already have a sous vide cooker, she probably really wants one. This kitchen tool cooks food to the precise temperature and tenderness every time, and is amazing for cooking meat especially.

11Maggie Louise Mother's Day Chocolate Box

Williams-Sonoma

Maggie Louise Mother's Day Chocolate Box, $50, Williams-Sonoma

Want to keep it classic? You can't go wrong with a box of fancy chocolates. This one is especially pretty to look at.

12Olivewood Salt Keeper

Williams-Sonoma

Olivewood Salt Keeper, $35, Williams-Sonoma

Nothing says "I know what I'm doing in the kitchen" like having a salt keeper like this one. Sure, it's a little pricey for what's essentially a bowl, but it's a piece she'll keep out on the counter forever.

13Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker

Target

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker, $20, Target

If your mom is big on coffee, get her this pour over coffee maker for a unique caffeine experience. It's also something really cool that she can keep out for entertaining.

14Sfoglini Seasonal Pasta Subscription

Food52

Sfoglini Seasonal Pasta Subscription, $65-$225, Food52

Give your mom the gift that keeps on giving with a food subscription box. This one is great if she loves pasta — it sends new pasta each month. You can choose between subscribing for three months, six months, or one year.

15Easy Like Sunday Morning Box

Mouth

Easy Like Sunday Morning Box, $114, Mouth

Gift your mom all the ingredients for a relaxing Sunday morning with this gorgeously curated box. It includes granola, raspberry jam, whole grain pancake mix, Vermont maple syrup, Bloody Mary mix, pickled string beans, and whole bean coffee.

16Murray's Cheese Greatest Hits

Murray's Cheese

Murray's Cheese Greatest Hits, $90, Murray's

You really can never go wrong when giving someone cheese as a gift. This set comes in an insulated cooler and includes sharp English Cheddar, creamy mini Brie, nutty Cave Aged Gruyere, mild Aged Manchego, sweet Cherry and Clove Jam, crunchy Hayden Flour Mills White Sonora Crackers, and dried apricots, all from Murray's. Yum!