45 Unexpected and Delightful Foodie Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Whether your mom is a home chef, a wine enthusiast, or always has the Food Network channel on, it's somehow never easy picking out a Mother's Day gift for a foodie. While it may be obvious to get them something to eat, figuring out that something can be a little tricky. A fruit basket? Too expected. Gift card to her favorite restaurant? Good, but you could do better. Our list is filled with food that they'll actually eat, functional and useful gadgets, mouthwatering subscriptions, and cookbooks that'll leave them inspired to whip up something tasty in the kitchen. Ahead are the most unique and useful gifts foodie moms will love and appreciate for Mother's Day and beyond—at every style, budget, and most importantly, taste.

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Mother's Day food and drink gifts

williams sonoma caviar party starter, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who wants to feel fancy: Williams Sonoma, Caviar Cocktail Starter — $130.00

Lift your pinky finger to the air—it’s time for caviar. This starter kit from Williams Sonoma will set mom up with everything she needs for a little indulgence. The black cooler bag arrives complete with French cocktail blinis, a jar of white sturgeon caviar, a five-ounce tub of creme fraîche, and two mother of pearl serving spoons. Fancy!

graza extra virgin olive oil, mother's day food gifts
For the mom who lives in the kitchen: Graza, "Sizzle" Extra Virgin Olive Oil — $16.00

If your mom loves to cook, there’s no better gift than this handy bottle of olive oil. Graza’s “Sizzle” oil is infused with Picual olives from Jaen, Spain that’s harvested in November during the peak season—which offers a juicier flavor. Bottled in a monochromatic green genius squeeze bottle, this olive oil is super easy to use while cooking (it makes portioning a whole lot simpler). All you have to do is squeeze and enjoy!

la tourangelle white truffle oil, mother's day food gifts
For the mom with an elevated palate: La Tourangelle, White Truffle Oil — $19.00

Truffle oil adds complexity to any dish, and is just really darn good, so a bottle of La Tourangelle’s White Truffle Oil is bound to put a smile on your her foodie face. The wood-y and earthy notes of this oil complement a bunch of different foods, including pasta, fries (truffle fries, yummm), potatoes, popcorn, veggies, soup, and so much more.

mcconnells ice cream 4-pack, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who always has room for ice cream: McConnell's Fine Ice Cream, 4-Pack — $48.00

This California-based ice cream brand makes creamy, dreamy ice cream so good, you’ll want to keep one for yourself. Choose from McConnell’s favorite flavors, like the zesty Eureka Lemon & Marionberries and Double Peanut Butter Chip, or check out a limited-edition pint like Pistachio & Almond Biscotti and S’mores. There’s a minimum 4-pint order with flat-rate shipping of $14.99.

momofuku chili crunch variety pack, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves a crunch: Momofuku, Chili Crunch Variety Pack — $49.00

Originally $61, now $49

For the mother who enjoys texture and a hint of spice, go for Momofuku’s Chili Crunch. This variety pack of chili crunch, black truffle, extra spicy, and hot honey packs a savory and crunchy punch to fried chicken, eggs, veggies, and more thanks to the infusion of onions, garlic, and shallots. Just dip and munch.

mochidoki signature box set, a great mother's day food gift
For the mochi mama: Mochidoki, Signature Box Set — $100.00

Ditch the traditional box of chocolates for Mochidoki’s Signature Box Set of mochi ice cream. In each box, your mom will receive mochi delights (four pieces in each flavor). Available in eight flavors, from strawberry and mango to sesame and matcha, there’s a flavor that’ll satisfy taste buds. Mochidoki makes the best artisanal mochi, and it’s consistent a W+G gifting favorite (everyone loves mochi!).

haven's kitchen variety pack, a mother's day food gift
For the saucy mom: Haven's Kitchen, Variety Pack — $85.00

Make your home cook’s life easier with Haven’s Kitchen Variety Pack. This set takes the stress out of cooking with its seven sauces, dressings, and marinades, from parsley chimichurri to turmeric tahini (a dietitian-beloved ingredient). All you have to do is throw over vegetables, meat, or carbs, and enjoy.

pantalones tequila, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who likes a spicy marg: Pantalones, Organic Blanco Tequila — $45.00

I know, I know: another celebrity tequila brand? But my mom loves Matthew McConaughey (who doesn’t?) and loves a margarita, so I’ll be gifting her a bottle of Matthew and Camila McConaughey’s Pantalones tequila. It’s made from organically grown Blue Weber agave and has yummy notes of vanilla and honey that will have us saying “alright, alright, alright” in no time. Watch out, world.

the sip rose all day box, mother's day food gifts
For the mom who prefers bubbly: The Sip, Rosé All Day Box — $66.00

The Sip Rosé All Day Box gives everyone in the room something to cheers to: mothers and for everything they do. Each box is packaged with three rosés—Bottega rose gold, Luc Belaire rosé, and Moët and Chandon nectar imperial—to help your family sip and celebrate the occasion.

vahdam assorted tea gifts
For the tea-lover mother: Vahdam, Assorted Teas in Mother's Day Box — $15.00

For the tea lover who loves a good seep, Vahdam’s Assorted Teas are a must-have gift. Each set has three tea samplers filled with green tea and chai, turning mornings into a tasty sip. What’s great is that it’s packaged in a pretty Mother’s Day box, so no gift wrap is necessary.

partners bestsellers bundle, mother's day food gifts
For the mom who needs a pick-me-up: Partners Coffee Roasters, Bestsellers Bundle — $39.00

You can never have too much caffeine stocked in your cabinets, and this bestselling bundle from Partners Coffee will make your mom’s heart melt. Featuring three bestselling flavors, Brooklyn, Flatiron, and El Ramo, pick what grind she prefers (whole bean, espresso, pour over, cold brew, etc.) and voila! Each sip is delicious.

bonne maman hazelnut spread, one of the best mother's day food gifts
For the “good mom”: Bonne Maman, Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (2-Pack) — $17.00

Here’s a gift with her name written all over it (literally—bonne maman is French for good mom). If she loves Bonne Maman’s pretty glass jar jams and also has a thing for chocolate hazelnut, Bonne Maman’s chocolate hazelnut spread is not to be missed. The W+G team had the pleasure of testing it out, and we were delighted in how nutty and perfectly chocolate-y the consistency is. Spread it on bananas, toast, ice cream—you name it.

maman heart cookie box, a mother's day food gift
For the cookie monster mama: Maman, Mother's Day Heart Cookie Gift Box — $60.00

This cookie box from Maman, a New York-based French bakery, makes for another great gift for the “maman” in your life. The adorable heart-shaped box contains eight homemade cookies—choose between chocolate chip, nutty chocolate, coconut oatmeal, or a mixture of two flavors—and arrives via two-day shipping to ensure freshness. There’s a Maman near my apartment and I can attest: they really knock it out of the park with their chocolate chip flavor.

mila soup dumplings, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who knows how to slurp: MìLà, Pork Soup Dumplings (50 Dumplings) — $40.00

For the mom who wants restaurant-quality soup dumplings without the restaurant, MìLà is here to deliver. Once steamed (and paired with some delicious sauce), these frozen dumplings are juicy, flavorful, and so easy to make. Choose from pork, shrimp, and/or chicken—and slurp away! The W+G team has tested *a lot* of frozen dumplings and these are by far the tastiest.

Cooking appliance gifts

blume milk frother, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who's an aspiring barista: Blume, Milk Frother — $25.00

Aspiring baristas or coffee novices will appreciate Blume’s Milk Frother. This little pink frother turns milk into foam-y goodness in just mere seconds (no need to buy a plug-in steamer or frother machine) and comes with two detachable whisks that make cleaning easy as pie. Available in pink or white, this gift will send a whole “latte” love to your mom.

beautiful by drew air fryer
For the mom who loves a shortcut: Beautiful by Drew, Touch Screen 6-Quart Air Fryer — $69.00

Aptly named, Drew Barrymore’s “Beautiful” collection of cooking and diningware is stocked with affordable appliances and goodies that’ll make any foodie swoon, including this six-quart air fryer. It’s as stylish as it is functional with its gold handle, and it’ll whip up potatoes, air fry meat, roast veggies, and reheat leftovers in just minutes. It’ll be a staple for Mother’s Day and years to come. Best of all, it’s available in nine gorgeous colors.

smeg retro style coffee maker, a great mother's day food gift
For the nostalgic mom: Smeg, Retro Style Coffee Maker — $230.00

Retro. Simple. Stylish. That’s everything that Smeg is, and that’s why we have our eyes set on this coffee maker. For moms, grandmothers, or mother figures who love to brew up a cup of joe in the morning, this one will make their caffeinated hearts happy. It can brew up to 10 cups in one sitting while delivering coffee aromas throughout the room. Just pop in the grounds, sit back, and enjoy.

cuisinart ice cream maker, a great mother's day food gift
For the DIY mom: Cuisinart, Ice Cream Maker — $100.00

With spring in full swing, every mom can appreciate having an ice cream machine in-house. This two-quart ice cream maker whips up frozen delights in under 20 minutes thanks to its heavy-duty motor. Add the ingredients, and let the machine do its thing. Chocolate chip, strawberry, or Oreo ice cream can all be made (and eaten up) with just a click of a button.

fellow stagg ekg electric kettle, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom with an eye for design: Fellow, EKG Electric Kettle — $195.00

No coffee station is complete without a Fellow EKG Kettle. No matter if you’re brewing tea or coffee, this electric pour kettle heats up water to the desired temperature for the perfect pick-me-up. Bonus: It’s built with a precise gooseneck for efficient pouring. It’s nice and compact, too, so it’s especially great for smaller kitchens. We’ve even traveled with this kettle before—it’s that convenient. It still boils around three mugs of water, so while it’s on the smaller side, it’s still super functional.

Fellow has a variety of colors available, but if you’re looking for something a little bolder we also love their recent collab with Great Jones ($195), which features the brand’s signature blueberry, raspberry, and mustard colors. Fun!

dash mini waffle maker
For the mom who overproduces breakfast: Dash, Mini Waffle Maker — $10.00

I think we can all agree that there’s really not a lot cuter than a mini heart-shaped waffle. We love this little dude so much, we wrote about it a couple months back. Just pour in the batter, wait for the beep, and voila! You get a perfectly warm, crispy waffle. An even better idea than giving Mom a heart-shaped waffle maker? Getting Mom a heart-shaped waffle maker and surprising her with heart-shaped waffles for breakfast.

caraway bakeware set, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves to bake: Caraway, Iconic Bakeware Set — $395.00

If you’ve got extra coins to drop, Caraway’s Iconic Bakeware Set is a match made in heaven for a baking mama. While pricey, the set comes with storage, baking sheets, a muffin pan, a rectangle pan, cooling rack, square pan, a loaf pan, and two circle pans (wow). Everything is coated in non-stick, non-toxic ceramic coating and is oven-safe up to 550 degrees, so the moms in your life can get to baking whatever they desire.

anova sous vide, a great mother's day food gift
For the carnivore mom: Anova, Culinary AN400-US00 Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker — $149.00

If the mom in your life appreciates a perfectly juicy steak, pork chop, chicken—basically any cut of meat—then she absolutely needs a sous vide. And not just any sous vide, but a really good sous vide that makes cooking foolproof. We had the chance to test the Anova Nano Sous Vide with several types of meat (a cheaper cut of steak that would have been tough had I used a grill or stovetop, pork, and chicken), and were incredibly impressed by the outcome.

You can use it to cook anything—veggies, eggs, etc.—but we’d gift this to someone who really wants to perfect their meat artistry. Easy to use (it even connects with your phone and notifies you if more water is needed), the sous vide locks in moisture while it slowly cooks your meal. No oven. No stove. Just the Anova sous vide and a pot of water.

ninja foodi, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who's up for experimenting: Ninja, DT251 Foodi 10-in-1 Smart XL Air Fry Oven — $330.00

The Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 XL Air Fry Oven will basically replace her oven and stove and is great for trying out new cooking methods. It has 10 features: air fry, air roast, bake, whole roast, broil, toast, bagel, dehydrate (she can make her own jerky!), reheat, and pizza. It’s even large enough to cook a whole chicken! We’ve tested every single feature out ourselves and are consistently impressed by how well this thing does—especially considering it has a 90-second preheat time and cooks 30 percent faster than a standard oven. If your mom is always running out of room in the kitchen (queen of side dishes), get her the Ninja Foodi.

Gifts for hosting

sprezz whimsical tumblers, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who likes a bit of whimsy: Sprezz, Whimsical Tumblers (Set of 4) — $100.00

Add a bit of whimsy to mom’s tablescape with these Matisse-inspired tumblers from Sprezz. These colorful glasses are made from a hardy, dishwasher-safe borosilicate glass that makes caring for them (and clean-up) a breeze. Perfect for summer picnics and dining al fresco, they’ll delight her and her guests come entertaining time. Available in amber, lilac, blue, pink, and mixed sets of four.

big night olive picks, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who makes a mean martini: Big Night x Love Victory, Olive Cocktail Picks — $28.00

Whether she prefers it shaken or stirred, these adorable olive picks from Big Night will make her cocktail that much better. They come as a set of four (each with a different colored pimento) in a pretty red box that’s perfect for gifting. Round out this present with a bottle of her drink-of-choice and you’re set.

great jones spout, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who makes her own dressing: Great Jones, The Spout — $60.00

Olive oil bottles can get all sticky and gross, but not with Great Jones’ The Spout. This little oil spout will be your mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Featuring an oversized handle and precise spout, your mom will be able to drizzle oil on all of her food creations, from coffee to pasta dishes. Or, she can use it to create her own salad dressing—it’ll look gorgeous on the dinner table!

moms make everything better mug, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves stuff that says "mom" on it: Target, Mother's Day Stoneware Mug — $5.00

There’s no better way to express love and gratitude to the superhuman in your life than with the literal words. This cute pink 16-ounce stone mug is guaranteed to bring a smile to her face. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

material table knives
For the mom who's serious about meat: Material, The Table Knives — $90.00

If your mom is a hostess-with-the-mostess then you can’t go wrong with gifting her a table knife set. This set from Material comes with four hand-finished, German stainless steel steak knifes that’ll make hosting breakfast, lunch, or dinners a breeze. What’s more, each set comes in a maple holder; it’s chic, timeless, and keeps knives secured in place. The handles are available in four different colors.

viking culinary 3-ply stainless steel set, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who needs a kitchen upgrade: Viking, Contemporary 3-Ply Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set — $450.00

Any mom who loves to cook will appreciate a new pot and pan set, and this Viking Culinary set is the Mercedes-Benz of cookware. The set comes with a 8- and 10-inch fry pan, dutch oven, sauté pan with lid, and two sauce pans with lids. Each piece is constructed out of three-ply stainless steel, so it’s sturdy and will be a staple in your mom’s kitchen for years to come.

our place pleat trivet, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves a tablescape: Our Place, Pleat Trivet — $35.00

It can be difficult to serve piping hot dishes on the table, but this Pleat Trivet from Our Place will prevent your pots and pans from melting through your mom’s linens and kitchen table. Better yet, this trivet actually looks pretty (unlike the old dingy cloth ones she’s had for years) and comes in three different colors. Made of matte stoneware, this pleated trivet allows airflow through, so all of your food can cool.

great jones the dutchess, a great mother's day food gift
For the Dutchess herself: Great Jones, The Dutchess — $180.00

Dutch ovens are coveted cookware items, and for good reason—they are so versatile. You can cook casseroles, stews, and soups, transporting them from stove to oven to table. This one is made from enameled cast iron to cook dishes evenly, so say goodbye to burnt crusts and soggy carrots. It’s also a sure-fire centerpiece that’ll impress everyone, especially if you add on the optional engraving with mom’s name or a cheeky saying.

the standard tortellini pool float, a great mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves a pool party: The Standard x Jumbo, Tortellini Pool Float — $175.00

For the moms who don’t just throw dinners and brunches, but epic celebrations and pool parties. Hotel brand The Standard recently released this adorable line of pasta-shaped pool floats in collaboration with Jumbo that her and her friends can relax on this summer. Choose her favorite dish—there’s a tortellini tube, ravioli float, and even a lasagna raft. Brings whole new meaning to the word “pool noodle,” doesn’t it?

Food-related subscription gifts

bokksu box, a mother's day food gift
For the snack-curious mom: Bokksu, 3-Month Snack Box Subscription — $138.00

This subscription from Bokksu gives your snack lover a three-month supply to authentic Japanese snacks. While every box is different, your first Bokksu box includes sweet treats like mochi, matcha and other teas, and cookies and crackers. Plus, every purchase supports family-owned businesses in Japan.

stumptown coffee subscription, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who knows her joe: Stumptown Coffee, Coffee Subscription — $23.00

For the coffee-loving moms, Stumptown’s Coffee offers subscriptions that show up right at your door. Each shipment is hand-selected and sourced by coffee aficionados. Each bag is different in flavor, but, for example, this week’s aromatics contain hints of nectarine, melon, and jasmine.

jeni's ice cream subscription, a mother's day food gift
For the mom with a giant freezer: Jeni's Pint Club, 3-Month Ice Cream Subscription — $199.00

Treat your mom or mother figure in your life to Jeni’s Ice Cream. Each month, they’ll get a curated selection of four flavors, from Gooey Butter Cake to fruity flavors like Sweet Cream Biscuits and Peach Jam. If you’ve never tried Jeni’s, you’re in for a treat: Each carton tastes like a brand new batch of ice cream someone just made, and that’s because the ingredients are so fresh and creative.

harry and david chocolate subscription
For the mom with a sweet tooth: Harry and David, 3-Month Chocolate-of-the-Month Subscription — $115.00

A perfect subscription for chocolate lovers, Harry and David’s three-month chocolate subscription has got you covered. Each moth she’ll enjoy a box filled with treats like chocolate covered cherries, truffles, caramels, and the brand’s coveted Moose Munch popcorn.

cratejoy monthly baking kit, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves to learn: Cratejoy, Bake Eat Love One-Month Subscription — $49.00

Bring the joy of baking right to your mom’s doorstep. This Learn To Bake Like a Pro kit from Cratejoy is equipped with pre-measured ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and the tools she’ll need to craft unique and delicious treats. And, if you really want to nail Mother’s Day, offer to use the kit together!

Creative cookbook gifts

home is where the eggs are, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who wants her own chickens: Home Is Where The Eggs Are by Molly Yeh — $14.00

A homage to at-home cooking, this intimate book by Molly Yeh delves into low-maintenances recipes that are tasty as they are aesthetic. Learn how to make babka cereal, baharat chili with corn bread, and pine nut blondies.

mi cocina by rick martinez, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves Mexican: Mi Cocina by Rick Martínez — $21.00

Rick Martínez brings us through his culinary journey through México in Mi Cocina. The book is filled with recipes, from cheese meatballs to grilled carne asada stuffed in a quesadilla. In addition, learn from Martínez’s essays, which marry culture and history. Doubling as a coffee table book and an actual cookbook, Mi Cocina makes a memorable gift.

first generation by frankie gaw, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who loves new flavors: First Generation by Frankie Gaw — $18.00

Originally $33, now $25

Learn about Taiwanese cuisine and recipes from Frankie Gaw’s First Generation Cookbook. Each page is filled with how-to-make mouthwatering dishes like fried chicken gua bao, which is like a fried chicken sandwich, to red pepper scallion pancakes. Also, get the instructions on how to fold dumplings. At the end, your mom will be a dumpling folding master.

black food by bryant terry, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who thinks of food as art: Black Food by Bryant Terry — $22.00

Black Food pays tribute to contributions made by Black chefs, culture, and the African diaspora. Bryant Terry marries recipes with experiences, artwork, poetry, and essays. Yummy dishes like jerk chicken ramen to okra and shrimp purloo are all on the menu.

the woks of life by the leung family, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who likes things family-style: The Woks of Life by Bill, Kaitlin, Judy, and Sarah Leung — $25.00

Regardless if you’re new to Chinese cooking or not, The Woks of Life walks readers through traditional Chinese dishes, from char siu bao, BBQ pork bun, beef noodles to fried rice with Cantonese pork belly. This book is not only filled with recipes, but holds generational knowledge from millions of cooks. It’s a book worth adding to the shelf.

thali cookbook by Maunika Gowardhan, a mother's day food gift
For the mom who likes spice: Thali: a Joyful Celebration of Indian Home by Maunika Gowardhan — $24.00

“Thali” stands for a selection of dishes that are served together in India. In the pages, learn how to cook vibrant, spiced, and tasty Indian dishes like pomegranate spiced chicken, jackfruit stir-fry, and flavors and textures across the Indian subcontinent.

mayumu by abi balingit, a mother's day food gift
For the mom with adventurous taste: Mayumu by Abi Balingit — $20.00

Originally $40, now $32

Is there a better gift than dessert? You can gift the knowledge of desserts influenced by classic Filipino flavors: Adobo but in chocolate chip cookie form, ube molten lava cakes, and matcha pastillas. Your mom will also get to read through the author’s heritage and self-discovery through flavors in the Philippines and California, where the author grew up.

For the pasta mama: Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food, with Recipes by Missy Robbins — $24.00

Transport yourself to the kitchens in Italy with Pasta. This book is filled with one hundred recipes for Italian American, regional cooking, and Robbins’ best dishes. You’ll also get knowledge on how to cut different pasta shapes, from ravioli to pappardelle. Bon appétite!

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