Gift Edit 2023

30 Splurge-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts That’ll Make Her Smile

updated Mar 27, 2023
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When I was growing up, my mom and I did everything together. She dropped me off at school every day, took me to every horseback riding lesson, and never missed a horse show — even when I started jumping, which was terrifying to watch, she said. She’s so incredibly supportive and is always there when I need her, even now that I’m older: If I move, she’s there hauling boxes. If I need help painting my house, she shows up with paint and paintbrushes. And if I’m having a bad day, she’ll bring me a pot of chili or mashed potatoes (two of my favorite things).

I can’t begin to thank her for everything she’s done for me, so I always go a little extra for Mother’s Day, because she absolutely deserves it. If you’re in that same mindset and trying to find the perfect gift for your mom, boy, do I have the gift guide for you! I rounded up 30 splurge-worthy, kitchen-related gifts my mom would absolutely love — and I think yours would, too.

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House of Noa

We truly love these mats at Kitchn (see here!) — so much so, we included them in our list of Kitchn Essentials two years in a row. Our favorite collection is called Nordique and it's the plushy, Boho mat of a cool mom's dreams. Modeled after a hand-knotted Nordic rug, it comes in four cool, neutral colors including Slate (pictured) and Dune. The company says standing on their mats feels like you're on a "zillion gummy bears" and it's 100 percent true!

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You'd be hard-pressed to find a cooler-looking kettle than this electric model by Smeg. It has a large capacity and a push-to-open lid and is super simple to operate (just press down the lever to turn it on). It also comes in tons of fun colors, including pink and pastel green.

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If your mom loves pizza, then this is THE gift for her. This outdoor, gas-powered pizza oven gets super hot (as in, 950 degrees Fahrenheit), far hotter than a standard oven could go. That means it's able to cook a whole pizza in just 60 (60!) seconds. It has a large opening so she can easily turn and retrieve pies, and it comes with a three-year warranty.

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My mom will not drink cold coffee — which is why she needs an Ember Mug. This smart mug is controlled by an app and allows coffee to cool to a preset, perfectly drinkable temperature and then holds it there for upwards of an hour-and-a half on a single charge or all day on its charging pad. Of course, it's not just for coffee people — it's great for tea and hot chocolate, too. They just launched a new Rose Gold color, too, which is absurdly pretty.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

One of our editors said buying this espresso machine was "the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time." It has a built-in grinder and a 360-degree swivel steam wand and options to make a single or a double shot. It also comes with a tamper, multiple filter baskets, a steaming pitcher, a coffee scoop, a trimming tool, and cleaning supplies for descaling the machine. It might just be the best thing you can do for your mom in a very long time, too.

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was $449.99

One of Dyson's newest cordless vacuums, the Omni-Glide is ideal for cleaning kitchens and is engineered to sweep anywhere. It has four 360-degree casters, which allow it to move and effectively clean in any direction — forward, backward, and even sideways. It also can fold completely flat to reach dusty corners under furniture. Mom will be swept away.

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Williams Sonoma

A few of us on staff have an undying love for this coffee maker. If your mom loves coffee but that espresso machine is just a bit too over the top, then go for this. It brews consistently great Joe time after time, is super simple to operate (just flick a switch!), and has a thermal carafe that keeps coffee warm for hours.

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Williams Sonoma
was $229.95

This is the kind of seltzer maker your mom will actually want to keep out on the countertop. It's easy to use (just push the lever to get those bubbles going) and super sleek-looking, with finishes like copper, brass, and matte black. Pro tip: Get a second carbonator bottle so mom will always have a spare ready to go.

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Le Creuset

A braiser is like a cross between a Dutch oven and a skillet. It's great for, yes, braises, but also searing, simmering, pan-roasting, and shallow-frying. Made from enameled cast iron, this model by Le Creuset retains heat beautifully, meaning it browns like a dream. It has roomy handles and comes with a lid, too. If your mom cooks for three to four people, the 3 1/2-quart braiser is a great size for her. If she often makes bigger portions than that (for, say, five to six people), get her the 5-quart size.

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This skillet is a game-changer. It's like a cross between a nonstick skillet and a stainless steel skillet, with the usability benefits of the former and the durability of the latter. I've had mine for years and it doesn't have a scratch on it! It's also oven-safe for things like frittatas, is dishwasher-safe, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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was $249.99

A trash can for Mother's Day? YES ... if it's this trash can, which is like the Cadillac of trash cans. For starters, it's sleek and available in finishes like rose gold and dark bronze. It has a step opener, a soft-close lid, and bins for recycling and trash. It also has a compartment in the back to store trash bags. So, yeah, it's pretty awesome. And because it's $200, your mom might not buy it for herself, but she would use it every day.

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was $149.99

If your mom loves gardening but lives in an apartment or lacks a green thumb (or just wants to grow herbs year-round), give her an AeroGarden. This model is fairly compact and allows her to grow up to six plants at a time. While it comes with a starter pack of herbs, it's not a bad idea to gift her some extra seeds.

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This Mother's Day gift mom a new family heirloom with a ChappyWrap. The blanket that can be enjoyed everywhere, it's built to withstand decades worth of picnics, bonfires, and family movie nights.

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I got my mom an Echo Show last year for Mother's Day and it's been one of her favorite gifts from me — ever. She loves to play podcasts or watch movies or shows while she cooks. She also often uses it as a voice-controlled kitchen timer.

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Driftaway Coffee
was $209.00

For about $200 you can get your mom a bag of incredibly awesome coffee delivered to her doorstep every two weeks for six months. The coffee is roasted weekly, so you know it's super fresh, and there's even a cold brew bag subscription, if your mom's more of an iced coffee person.

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Williams Sonoma
was $349.95

This is no regular toaster. It's a smart toaster, with an intuitive touch screen that allows mom to select from bread, bagel, waffle, English muffin, or pastry. It has a wide range of crisp/brown settings, too, and a crumb tray that's actually easy to clean. I've tested it, making slice after slice of toast and the results are always consistent.

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If your mom is a wine drinker, then these glasses are the perfect gift. They're absolutely stunning and available in shades like mint green, colbalt blue, and rose.

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Hedley & Bennett

Our favorite apron company released a new collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. just in time for Mother's Day! The fun, flowery prints are super on-trend. And if the mom you're shopping for has a little one, the collection includes matching aprons for them as well.

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Williams Sonoma

Staub's Sage is a perfect pastel green and I particularly love it in this deep Dutch oven. Perfect for making soups and stews, braising, searing, and simmering, this Dutch oven is the kind of kitchen staple that'll last your mom for years and years. It has taller sides and a smaller cooking surface than Staub's other Dutch ovens, but it's also about $150 less, which is a great deal!

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was $118.00

Your mom probably buys olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the regular, but she might not think to splurge on the nice, top-notch stuff. Brightland makes some of the best, and this set includes two of their extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic and Champagne vinegars. We also suggest adding on this spout, which ensures easy pouring and looks beautiful with Brightland's bottles.

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New West KnifeWorks

There's nothing like a killer set of knives and this seven-piece set from New West Knifeworks is a knockout. Complete with a handcrafted and sustainably sourced magnetic wood block, these knives feature the highest performing knife steel on the market — S35VN “Powder Metal” steel — and fiberglass epoxy composite handles that are customizable in an array of gorgeous color combinations for a knife set that is both top-of-the-line and a sight to behold.

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Our Place
was $150.00

Yup, this is the pan that you've seen everywhere! And for good reason: It's pretty, it's compact, and it combines a nonstick skillet, sauté pan, steamer, colander, saucier, spatula, and spoon rest. If your mom cooks for two or three people regularly, then she'll love the Always Pan.

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Made In
was $217.00

Made In's bakeware pieces are classic and sophisticated. (Just like mom!) Available in multiple colors and designs, the set comes with rectangular, square, and oval dishes that are perfect for baking coffee cake, roasting veggies, or making a gratin. Read my review of it here!

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Williams Sonoma

I'm a huge fan of the affordably priced Lodge cast iron skillet, but for a splurge-worthy gift, there's this pan from FINEX. It's gorgeous, comes with a lid, and is available in 10- or 12-inch sizes, which are the most versatile. It also has a unique stainless-steel coil handle that looks like a spring.

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was $225.00

This is Meghan Splawn's favorite ice cream maker. (She's one of our former Food Editors and an amazing mom!) “The bowl freezes faster and better than other ice cream machines I’ve used, which is key when you’re making ice cream with little kids,” she says.

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Great Jones
was $615.00

If your mom's in need of a total cookware upgrade, get her this set from Great Jones. It includes their super-popular Dutch oven, a nonstick skillet, a stockpot, a saucier, and a Deep Cut, which is like a hybrid between a sauté pan and a skillet (it's so great, it earned a spot in Kitchn Essentials!). You can even get the set engraved with your mom's initials or your family's last name, which makes it even more special.

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Great flatware is one of those things your mom might not think she needs, but it makes a huge difference, adding a little something-something to everyday meals. Mepra makes some of the prettiest flatware around, available in colorful handles like sky blue, orange, and grey.

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Williams Sonoma
was $219.95

If your mom has a KitchenAid Stand Mixer and loves pasta, then it's impastable to think of a better gift. This set takes a ton of work out of pasta making, with no hand-cranking whatsoever. It includes a pasta roller (which can be used for ravioli and sheets of lasagne noodles!) and two cutters for fettuccine and spaghetti.

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Williams Sonoma

A great grill pan is super helpful when outdoor grilling isn't possible (read: it's raining) or even for making pressed sandwiches without a panini machine. The extra-high, deep ridges of this pan develop those sought-after grill marks and the fact it's made from enameled cast iron means that cleanup is so much easier (no seasoning required!). Plus, it comes in fun colors like Ocean and Flame.

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Williams Sonoma
was $1045.00

All-Clad's d5 Stainless Steel line is seriously stunning and a must-have if your mom loves stainless steel. While I've linked to the set, all of the cookware is available to buy individually. I particularly love the skillet, soup pot, and universal pan.