Gift articles are not the norm here in Kitchenboy land, but from time to time, they can be helpful. Before we begin our look at fun Mother’s Day gifts, allow me to make a suggestion.
While most mothers end up functioning as the primary cook of the family, not all find it an enjoyable experience. These gifts should be considered for those moms who enjoy or have interest in cooking and baking. If the topic is of no real interest, consider a spa day or doing mom’s chores for a week.
Le Creuset has a few interesting and unique cookware pieces available at the moment. The quality of their enameled cast iron is such that they can become family heirlooms.
Introduced to North America in the Spring of 2017, the Sakura Cherry Blossom enameled cast iron ovens are wildly popular. These pans are strikingly beautiful and would be the envy of friends and family.
Made in the same meticulous manner as all Le Creuset cast iron cookware, the Sakura ovens are decorated with a cherry blossom pattern across the front and lid, giving the pot a distinctive flair.
The Sakura cast iron ovens are available in White or Hibiscus, and come with a gold metal handle on top of the lid to add to the stylish appearance.
There is one additional collectible from Le Creuset – the limited edition Beauty and the Beast Soup Pot. The 2-3/4 QT round cast iron soup pot is available now, but in very short supply from Le Creuset Signature Stores and online. In some locations, by the time you read this, the supplies may be exhausted.
There are some types of kitchen equipment that no serious cook should be without. One such item is a stand mixer, and KitchenAid, who invented the home stand mixer, remains a top choice.
While there are more powerful mixers, none can match the price to functionality ratio of KitchenAid. They are available in a myriad of colors, sizes and styles, sure to please any mom who loves to bake.
Kitchenboy doesn’t bake sweet tea breads or cakes often, but when it does happen, unique bakeware figures heavily.
No one makes a wider variety of well made, high quality bakeware than U.S. based Nordic Ware. My latest find, and need to have, is the Honeycomb Pull-Apart Dessert Pan.
The unique honeycomb pattern creates a fun design, complete with bees, and divides into neatly portioned cakelets. This pan is perfect for a variety of breads, cakes and molded desserts. Made of heavy duty cast aluminum for fine details and even baking performance, the nonstick interior allows for quick release and easy cleanup.
Space Saving Functionality
One of the world’s top, most innovative houseware brands is Joseph Joseph. Their focus on design, functionality and style is rarely matched, and they are a Kitchenboy favorite.
The Nest 9 Plus is a great collection of practical, space-saving kitchenware comprising a unique range of food preparation sets. The innovative design allows the individual elements within the set to be stacked neatly together, thereby occupying the absolute minimum amount of space.
In this brand new updated design, the mixing bowls now have large non-slip bases and wider carry handles. The small mixing bowl includes measurements inside for added convenience (milliliters / fluid ounces), and a spout for accurate pouring. The measuring cups have been redesigned to ‘snap’ together more securely and now feature an additional spoon in the center, allowing measurements from 1 teaspoon up to 1 cup to be made.
What’s not to like? Color, functionality and space saving, easy-to-find-what-you-need nesting.
What the Heck Gift
And finally, a whimsical, loosely culinary gift for the wine loving mom. I saw this item tweeted by a winery and thought it would make a great gift for any mom who loves to relax at the end of a hard day.
The socks have the fun message, “If you can read this, bring me some wine,” written on the bottom. Should you buy these as a joke gift for mom, don’t be surprised if she wears the socks. If mom is wearing them, it is probably best to obey the socks and get the wine.
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