25+ Special Gifts for Every Food-Loving Mom You Know

We found perfect presents for mom for $50 or less.

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December 08, 2020
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From spoon feeding you baby food, to packing your lunch for school, to answering all your cooking questions, it’s clear your mom was the driving force behind your love of food. Chances are, she’s just as food-obsessed as you are. Moms should be celebrated daily but if you want to give her some extra love, what better way to do so with a food-inspired gift?

To help, we scoured the Internet for the best presents for food-loving moms. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for your mom, stepmom, grandma, mother-like figure or a friend who recently became a parent: There’s something here for everyone. Best of all? Every gift idea here is available for less than $50.


Consider Blondery’s sample box the perfect gift for any mom with a sweet tooth. Founder Auzerais Bellamy spent a decade as a pastry chef, so you know these treats are worth the hype. This set has a sampling of Blondery’s most popular flavors, offering her a quick (and delicious!) sugar rush. Since this box only comes with four small squares, she won't have to share them with the rest of her family.

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The beauty of this cutting board is that it's essentially a formula for cooking in the Instant Pot. Don't be surprised if you can't peel Mom away once she opens it.

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Some of our favorite, drool-worthy dishes come from our relatives. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mouth-watering meatloaf or creamy casserole, very few things can beat a meal that’s made with love. If you want to help a new or expecting mom carry on the tradition, this customizable platter will tug at her heartstrings and taste buds. Simply write her favorite recipe on a notecard — bonus points if you can get her mom or grandma to do it — and Our Platter will take care of the rest. Since this platter is plastic and more durable than a fragile porcelain, she can bring it anywhere without fear of breakage.

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On the other hand, a family cookbook is perfect for any mom who wants to keep her ancestor’s favorite recipes close by. This fancy, fabric-bound book comes with 80 lined pages, so you’ll have plenty of room for appetizers, desserts, and the main courses. Want to get the best bang for your buck? Gift this to your grandma, who can write down her favorite dishes and pass it onto the next generation.

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Moms with kids who live far away will find a lot to love about these personalized family mugs. Simply send in a picture of yourself, and artist Shelly Klein will draw your cartoon persona onto the ceramic cup. Not only will this gift bring a smile to your mom’s face every time she reaches for her coffee mug, but she’ll have a way to keep you close.

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From working on their passion project, to doing laundry, to helping the young ones with work, moms are always on the go. But, just because they don’t have time to whip up a delicious dish from scratch doesn’t mean their homes can’t smell like it. From Bourbon Creme Brulee to French Quarter Beignet, Wicks NOLA has a bunch of scents that smell just like dessert. Plus, each candle is made with a coconut soy wax, which burns evenly and doesn’t create any unwanted soot.

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If Ree Drummond serves as inspiration for your mom's weeknight menu, this floral casserole dish with a decorative lid is exactly what her stovetop has been missing.

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If your mom is always on the hunt for new recipes, she’ll love this new cookbook from La Cocina, a San Francisco-based collective that amplifies culinary entrepreneurs. La Cocina’s inaugural cookbook highlights over 100 recipes from across the globe. From pho, to cream biscuits, to esquites, your mom will be constantly learning something new.

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Looking for a fun way to bond with your stepmom? Pick up a cocktail kit from InBooze. These cute, easy-to-ship pouches have everything you need to make a delicious cocktail — all she’ll need to do is add her favorite liquor. Whether you make your cocktails together or dial in for a virtual happy hour after, it’s one gift idea you can enjoy together. Cheers!

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What to get the mom who has everything? Well, ModSprout’s indoor herb kit is a great place to start. This pick uses a passive hydroponic system to drive water and nutrients up the plant’s roots. Since ModSprout describes this kit as "self-watering," she’ll always wind up with fresh herbs that are ready to be tossed into her next recipe. Plus, this kit comes in a cute, vintage-inspired mason jar, so she can proudly show it off on her countertop.

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Shopping for a mom who loves to travel? Satisfy her wanderlust with this gift box from Harry & David. Transport her to the Italian coastline with this cornucopia of puttanesca sauce, roasted peppers, bruschetta crushed olives, bruschetta, and, of course, spaghetti. Since you can’t buy her a first-class ticket to Tuscany, this comprehensive kit is the next best thing. Best of all, this can be shipped straight to her doorstep.

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Chances are your mom is running out of space in her kitchen cabinets. If it's time to upgrade her old pots and pans, this space-saving set from Food Network's Kohl's line is the ideal way to show your appreciation for all those meals she's made you.

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Why buy your mom flowers when you can wow her with an artful arrangement of salami? Perfect for moms with a savory palate, Olympia Provisions fashioned three sticks of salami into a bouquet. Since this gift is a highlight reel of the Portland-based company’s inventory, you can trust it will taste just as good as it looks.

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Complete her savory setup with this old-school fondue pot. Your mom might have a lot of fancy kitchen gadgets in her cabinets, but this option is all about having fun. This retro style features a temperature control knob so you can melt chocolate or cheese to your heart’s desire. Plus, it comes with six, color-coded forks so the whole family can get in on the action.

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This gold pendant will make a statement, but is subtle enough that she can wear it everyday. Plus, since the fortune cookie is a symbol for good luck, she’ll bring good vibes wherever she goes.

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Let’s be honest: Between the inevitable kitchen mishap to an infant throwing a fistful of spaghetti sauce, a new parent’s time in the kitchen is messy. Save the new mom in your life a load of laundry with this cute apron. Decked out in a trendy tie-dye design, this apron looks good and will camouflage the occasional olive oil spill or milk stain.

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A picture might be worth a thousand words, but this personalized coaster set will leave your mom speechless. Made with a durable, shatter-proof acrylic, these coasters have a designated spot to slip in her favorite moments. Since COASTIX’s coasters have magnetic closures, she can change the pictures whenever she pleases. That way, she’ll always see a friendly face or fond memory when she puts down her beverage.

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Of course, just because your mom is a full-blown foodie doesn’t mean she knows everything about cooking. Help her take her foodie status to the next level with Food Network Kitchen. Our streaming service is packed with cooking classes, recipes, as well as step-by-step tutorials, so she can sharpen her skills and become a home chef.

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There’s a reason why TRUFF’s Hot Sauce is one of Oprah’s favorite things. This small bottle mixes the heat of your favorite hot sauce with truffle nuanced flavor profiles. While TRUFF makes three flavors, its White Truffle option is versatile enough to use with everything. Not only does it have a stylish bottle you’ll actually want to show off, but it also comes in a luxurious box so gift-wrapping is optional.

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Thanks to Areaware well-appointed puzzle, you can give two gifts with one very awesome present. Not only will this puzzle give her something to do when she’s not cooking, but she can also frame it once it’s fully assembled. And, we wouldn’t be totally shocked if your mom has a hankering for ramen upon completion.

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we think most moms would agree a morning isn’t complete without a jolt of caffeine. Transform her kitchen into a fancy café with this affordable latte art kit. Decked out with a frother, stencils, and a latte art needle, this set will make her mornings extra special.

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Gift your tea-loving mom this beautiful set designed by the experts at Tea Forte. The tea bags are designed in a unique pyramid shape for ideal brewing and flavor.

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Give your mom a spin on a treat that captivated the internet this year. Simply Mithai’s masala chai chocolate bombs bring extra coziness (and a hit of caffeine) to a mesmerizing cup of hot cocoa. The painted, ornament-shaped chocolate spheres are filled with loose tea leaves and spices. Just drop into a heated pot of milk, and watch as the edible bath bomb breaks open to reveal the tea-licious goods. Once steeped and strained, your mom will love taking long sips of this luxurious holiday drink.

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$39.99 for three bottles

If the special mom in your life enjoys a nice glass of wine, a Winc subscription will be the gift that keeps on giving. Once the recipient sets up her account, she’ll be asked to answer a set of questions about her food preferences. From there, Winc’s team of wine curators will hand-select bottles based on her answers — and will set a package straight to her doorstep.

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Send your mom an orchid that will last for months. This one comes with a poinsetta on the side. It's the perfect way to brighten up her living room. All she needs to do is add a couple of ice cubes.

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