Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts for the Kitchen

on March 16, 2012
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

A kitchen counter necessity for home cooks and great chefs alike, mom will love this cookbook classic by the late and great Julia Child.Purchase: Mastering the Art of French Cooking


11-Piece Circulon Symmetry Set

Give mom a stove-top makeover with a full set of premier cookware. We love Circulon's Symmetry collection because it features a resilient non-stick coating both inside and out for easy clean-up and less need for oils and fats when cooking. Purchase: 11-Piece Circulon Symmetry Set


Crock-Pot Create-A-Crock Slow Cooker

Make slow cooking personal by customizing a Crock-Pot in mom's favorite color and a personal photo. Creating is easy, just choose from Crock-Pot's collection of patterns then add your own touch with four of your favorite family photos. Purchase: Crock-Pot Create-A-Crock Slow Cooker


Cuisinart SmartPower 7-Speed Electronic Blender

Power and speed come in a pretty pink package in this simple-to-use blender from Cuisinart. We suggest giving this present early - mom will undoubtedly want to be served a strawberry smoothie in bed! Purchase: Cuisinart SmartPower 7-Speed Electronic Blender


KitchenAid 5-Quart Tilt-Head Artisan Series Stand Mixer

If you really want to splurge on mom this year, try a state-of-the-art KitchenAid mixer. Unmatched in performance and style (it comes in 24 colors), the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer is a must-have for all home cooks and bakers. Purchase: KitchenAid 5-Quart Tilt-Head Artisan Series Stand Mixer

Le Creuset

Le Creuset 4 1/2 QT. Rectangular Casserole

Le Creuset's stoneware casserole dish is quite the looker in bright Dijon. The high-quality and durable dish is perfect for all sorts of cooking endeavors - from baking desserts to oven-roasting meats. Purchase: Le Creuset 4 1/2 QT. Rectangular Casserole


Microplane Kitchen Best Seller Set

If your mom is tending fresh garden herbs this spring, help her bring them to the table with the simple to use herb mill in Mircoplane's best seller set. The included grater will be equally handy for seasonal tasks such as adding light lemon zest to recipes. Purchase: Microplane Kitchen Best Seller Set


Staub Round Cocotte

Staub is top-of-the-line when it comes to stylish and durable cast iron. All six sizes of the round cocotte have an unparalleled ability to retain heat making them great for cooking hearty stews. Purchase: Staub Round Cocotte


Vosges Haut Chocolat Les Fleurs du Chocolat

There are few things a woman loves more than flowers - but chocolate may be one of them. Combine the two in a box of exquisite truffles from Vosges Haut Chocolat. Each chocolate is topped with a bright and edible flower petal. Purchase: Les Fleurs du Chocolat

Williams Sonoma

Anniversary Bundt Pan

Just in time for spring baking, this pan from Williams Sonoma is commercial quality and produces beautifully sculpted cakes. Purchase: Anniversary Bundt Pan

Joesph Joesph

Adjustable Rolling Pin

For a pastry, pizza or pie-making mom, this adjustable rolling pin is a must-have. Fitted with removable disks, the pin can be set to roll one of three desired thicknesses. Purchase: Adjustable Rolling Pin