Gift Ideas for a Foodie Mom

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and if your wife or Mom is the family chef (and a foodie), she may appreciate a little extra pampering in the kitchen department this holiday.

Foodie Mom Gifts 

While I do most of the cooking at our house, my love for food, combined with a Mom who enjoys the finer things kitchens have to offer has produced a list of things a foodie Mom could really enjoy:

1. Gourmet Salts. It turns out there are many types of salts (each with specific uses in the kitchen), and each type offers unique varieties from the farthest corners of the world. You can buy a variety set of gourmet salts to start, or select from specific salts if you feel more adventurous. In either case, you should expect to spend no more than $50 for a decent introduction into the world of salt. Google “gourmet,” or “artisan” salt and have a look at your options.

2. Mini-gardens. Apartment gardening in all the rage lately, especially with urban-dwellers who are trying to do their part in the organic movement. Among the more interesting finds is this micro-greens kit from Uncommon Goods, featuring a couple of things that I’ve never heard of. It’s stylish, functional, and interesting.

3. Good wine. It’s hard to go wrong with a nice bottle of wine for any Mom that enjoys some alcohol every now and then. Hopefully, you have an idea of her preference in reds or whites, and any particular varietals that she doesn’t like.

4. Customized kitchen apron. Sure, things that say World’s Best Mom are very cheesy, but many Moms and grandmas alike love to be reminder that their loved ones appreciate them year-round. Match the apron’s style to Mom’s personality and it’s sure to be a hit.

5. The Ultimate Guide to… Most home chefs love the idea of a new volume full of inspiration and instruction, and many have a cooking still they’ve been dying to learn for a long time. For example, if someone who loved me very much wanted to buy me a big book on learning to jar fruits and vegetables, complete with recipes, I would be eternally grateful. 😉

6. Great night out. If there’s a great restaurant in town that serves amazing, original food, this might be the perfect opportunity to show Mom how much you really care about her. Once-in-a-lifetime food is an experience, not just a meal.

7. CSA shares. What better gift that the one that keeps on giving–shares in a community supported farm that delivers (or provides pickup) of fresh, and often organic, fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. Check Local Harvest for locations near you.

8. Cooking lessons. If you look hard enough, there are usually at least a handful of local joints offering cooking lessons by pros, often combined with dinner. Get her tickets for two and you might get to join her on the adventure.

Whatever you do, make sure you pamper Mom this weekend and let her know that she means the world to you. Happy Mother’s Day!

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