The Cooking Mom Gift Guide

March 27, 2019 10 Comments

The Cooking Mom Gift Guide

March 27, 2019 10 Comments

Do you have a mom in your life whose favorite place in the home is the kitchen? They unwind by transforming food into amazing culinary creations. The “cooking mom” is a master at flavor profiles, exploring new ingredients, and loves flipping through cookbooks for inspiration.

The “cooking mom” is relaxed by baking a huge tray of brownies  and always has a pie on her counter. She loves having everyone over for taco night and flexing her culinary talents. If you ask what her secret ingredient is, it’s always love. Everyone is always asking her to bring that world famous casserole or appetizers to the family get together. Do you know a mom like this? 

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The Cooking Mom

If all of this resonates with you, then it’s likely that you have a “cooking mom” in your life. It can be hard to find a meaningful and thoughtful gift that she can use in the kitchen.

A small kitchen gadget doesn’t necessarily scream, “Hey, I love you so much, and appreciate all you do, here is a thoughtful whisk!” The thing about us “cooking moms” is we love exploring food and creating food, so the fact that you want to find something we do love, IS meaningful.

Gifts For Moms Who Love The Kitchen

Chances are high that the this “cooking mom” already has the best and most powerful kitchen gadgets/appliances. If they don’t, peak into the cupboards, find out what’s missing and surprise them with some!

These may be tools that they have been dreaming about, but the price tag was a little too high. Being that they always put everyone in front of themselves (because #momlife), they probably don’t feel the need to splurge on themselves. But you can!

These high powered appliances are not only an investment for the cooking mom, but also for you, because odds are high that they will whip up that delicious food for you too.

Big Kitchen Appliances For The Cooking Mom:

Thoughtful Gifts For Cooks

If they already have all the high tech gadgets and gizmos and you are trying to think outside the box (or inside the kitchen); I’ve got you covered with some special gifts for moms who love to cook.

Below I’ve compiled a list of amazing gifts for the cooking mom in your life, that are sure to wow her. These thoughtful gifts will help transform her food, kitchen AND let her know how much you love, that she loves to cook.

*Bonus: Maybe you don’t have a “cooking mom” on your list, so I’ve teamed up with some other amazing women bloggers, compiling all sorts of gift guides for whatever mom is in your life! Scroll all the way to the bottom to see their suggestions. Everything from “The Etsy Mom” to the “Keto Mom.”

10 Gift Ideas For Foodie Moms In Your Life

  1. Personalized Casserole Dish
Personalized casserole dish from Etsy. Great gift for a foodie mom in your life. Unique gift giving ideas for the cooking mom in your life.
Rockery Cottage

If you have a “cooking mom” on your gift list, she is probably constantly asked to bring her world famous mac-n-cheese, banana bread or seven layer dip to the family get togethers. Having a personalized casserole dish is the perfect thoughtful gift for the foodie mom on your list. 

2. Natural Salt Cooking Block

Salt blocks are a new trend that is here to stay, and this would be a HUGE treat to the cooking mom in your life. This is one of the best ways to prepare and serve food while adding an abundance of minerals without having to do anything. The salt block provides a much more complex taste to food than standard table salt would. You can serve fresh fish, meat, charcuterie and more, right on this pure salt cooking block.

3. CSA Food Box

Invest in a CSA box and provide the cooking mom in your life, fresh and local vegetables so they can cook up delicious masterpieces.

Want to REALLY wow the cooking mom in your life? Purchase a community supported agriculture box (CSA box).  Local farms allow their members to share in their harvest with fresh and exciting fruits and vegetables each week. Imagine their excitement knowing they get to cook with vegetables that have often time been harvested that day. The mom on your list will be floored that you put in the effort to deliver her the freshest of the fresh fruits and veggies. 

4. Indoor Herb Garden

An indoor herb garden is a great gift for a mom who loves to cook. Unique gift giving idea for the mom who loves to cook.
If your foodie loves adding flavor to their dishes (which duh, who doesn’t) consider buying them an indoor herb garden that they can easily pluck from all year round. Fresh herbs can brighten up any dish, and this is a gift that a cooking mom is sure to love. I love this Hydropod single use herb planter. It has a sleek design and will aesthetically blend into any beautiful kitchen. I also love this larger indoor herb garden. 

5. Thrive Market Membership

Does your foodie love organic food but hates the cost? Maybe they adhere to a special diet or lifestyle such as Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Gluten-free, or even veganism. If so, Thrive Market is a wholesale membership that provides GIANT discounts up to 50% off of over 6,000 organic/sustainable foods.   You can easily search for foods based on your dietery needs, and get the food at a huge discount. The food is shipped right to their door, and your “cooking mom” will be able to try and explore tons of great options they may have otherwise never heard of or had access to. Click here to get 25% off your first order!

6. Add a Pop Of Color With New Kitchenware

Kitchen plates, bowls and accessories with the perfect pop of color are a wonderful and unique gift idea fo moms who love to cook.

Upgrade the cooking mom’s kitchen accessories with fun patterns, bold colors, and textures. A little color in the kitchen can really brighten up their day and their time in the kitchen.

I love these colorful kitchen utensils and it’s always nice to have extras on hand. These Kate Spade measuring spoons are a real treat for the foodie mom!

These beautiful Hearth and Hand appetizer plates are easy on the wallet. Grab these beautiful Kate Spade mixing bowls these blush dinner plates or dessert plates, which will add the perfect pop of color into the kitchen. Your cooking mom will think of you each time she pulls out the plates.

7. Cookbook Holder

This wooden recipe holder also serves as a beautiful sign in the kitchen displaying the families name. A unique gift giving idea for the cooking mom in your life.
Sweet Carolina Collective

If you have a foodie mom chances are she bounces back and forth between the stove and the new recipe she has just discovered from her favorite cookbook

When you are multi-tasking, it can be hard for your cookbook to stay open (and clean!) so invest in this thoughtful customized cookbook holder.

I love this cookbook holder because it can easily stay out in the kitchen when not in use, and display your family’s name! Pair it with some of my favorite cookbooks:

 

8. Olive Oil Gift Sets

Let your foodie explore exciting new flavor with this wonderful William and Sonoma infused oil gift set. Decadent flavors like white truffle and blood orange, will get your foodie excited to get into the kitchen. Or have them try infusing their own herbs into their favorite olive oil with this olive oil infuser.

8. Cooking Apron

Beautiful apron for the kitchen. A unique and thoughtful gift for a mom who loves to cook.

A kitchen apron is a fantastic idea for the foodie mom in your life! I can’t tell you how many times I am in the kitchen and wipe my hands on my shirt or pants cause I am too busy or moving on to the next thing.

An apron is one of those foodie items that can really transform your time in the kitchen, but usually something a foodie won’t splurge on. This beautiful apron from Anthropologie, is a perfect way to feel beautiful in the kitchen, while doing what you love most–cooking. Or get a little more personal, and customize an apron for your foodie mom.  I love this apron from Etsy and bonus points because it has pockets. 

9. Spice Gift Sets

Spices are a great gift for the foodie in your life who loves spending time in the kitchen. Unique flavors can transform dishes allowing the foodie in your life to explore different flavor profiles.

Let the mom in your life explore interesting and exotic flavors by investing in delicious spices. Spice sets allow your foodie mom to enhance their favorite dish with exotic flavors from around the world. I love these gift sets because they have tons of interesting spices: 

10. Auto Measuring Spice Dispenser

This has to be one of the coolest gadgets on the planet. Add your spices directly to this Auto measuring dispenser and select the appropriate measurement. It will automatically dispense the desired amount. No more unscrewing tops, having millions of dirty dishes and measuring spoons all over the place. Great gift to save time!

Need More Inspiration?

Check out these awesome Blogger’s gift guides for other moms on your list:

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  • Heather March 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    This an amazing list, especially for Mother’s Day coming up! I’m definitely a cooking mom and would love any of these!

  • Meagan March 28, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    These are so great! I love the customized casserole dish!

  • Barbara March 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    What a fantastic article, so many ideas, love it

  • Shauna March 28, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Love this list. I want so many things and now I can pass this along to my husband.

  • Savannah March 29, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    These are such cool ideas, I would never have thought of giving most of these! I especially love the CSA box. What a great way to treat chefs, use locally grown produce, and support your community!

  • Stephanie March 30, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I love the personalized casserole dish idea!

  • Mary Leigh April 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    This is such a great list! I don’t even cook gourmet things, but I LOVE nice tools in the kitchen for the things we do cook around here! Lots of good ideas for moms!

  • Nikki April 2, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Indoor herb garden is my next project!! Something I love to have on hand!!

  • Erin April 4, 2019 at 12:22 am

    You have me seriously starting my Christmas list. These are GREAT! I had never heard of the local fruit service and I am in love with the personalized casserole dish!

  • Danielle April 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    This is an amazing post!! I wouldn’t claim to be a cooking mom, but I want all of these!!

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