Dish Towel and Apron in One
These (slightly pricey) kitchen towels are the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Kitchen towels are always welcome in any cook’s kitchen, but these can also double up as a half-apron in a pinch. Plus, they are of a nice enough quality to show Mom that she didn’t just raise a practical child; she also raised one with an eye for flair.
Fancy Glass Pitcher
I actually received this classic Waterford pitcher as a wedding gift, and my mom's been eyeing it enviously ever since. I can't say I blame her—it's become a workhorse in my home. When I'm not using it to decant wine, it's hard at work serving cocktails, ice water, and juices. And in between any special occasion, you can drop in some fresh flowers and use it as a vase.
I've been lusting after one of these hand-painted ceramic tajines since seeing one in a cookware store a couple years ago. They require some special care, and possibly a heat diffuser to prevent cracking from intense direct heat, but I think they're worth it just to look at, even if you never cook in them. If you do, a future of flavorful North African stews, presented beautifully at the table, awaits. They also come in a variety of designs and colors, meaning there's the perfect pick for any home.
BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
Where pastry wizard Stella Parks goes deep on science for Serious Eats, her book BraveTart explores the secret history of iconic American desserts, along with updated recipes for all the classics you know and love. The perfect cookbook for any mom with a sweet tooth.