The 14 Best Mother's Day Gifts in 2021, According to Our Editors

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"If you have a mom who loves to cook, these will take her salads, pastas, and just about everything else to the next level."
"They’re rich, luscious, and individually wrapped so I can take one on the go for a nice snack."
"Ooni offers Naples-quality pizza from your very own backyard or porch."
"Members have access to exclusive webinars and experiences, including a special class with Jacques and his daughter on May 14."
"What more could a beer-loving mother ask for on one of the days that is meant to celebrate her?"
"There are few foods in the world of food that say, 'I think you are kinda special' more than truffles."
"There’s no greater gift that says I love you than loungewear with some culinary attitude."
"I’m going to buy this for my sister, who will never, ever have enough coffee."
"Give the mama in your life the sweet sweet gift of a restful night and a wonderful morning after."
"These six decadent cheeses from one of New York City's premier cheese destinations are perfect for spring."

Moms come in all personalities, ages, lifestyles, and more. It’s likely one mom might enjoy an air fryer from Drew Barrymore’s latest cookware line, while another mom would go nuts for a MasterClass on homebrewing. Some like to cook, while some like to drink. It’s hard to figure out the perfect gift for someone who deserves the most and even harder to deliver a gift they actually want. 

This Mother’s Day, we’re doing the heavy lifting and rounding up our favorite brands, tools, bites, and vibes for every kind of mom. Whether celebrating near or far, there’s something on this list for everyone with all budgets in mind. Leave the pressure behind and spend that time with mom instead.

Here, the best gifts for Mother's Day, according to our editors.

Brightland The Essential Capsule

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"I recently got these as a gift for my birthday, and I have to say, these olive oils and vinegars are truly outstanding. If you have a mom like mine, who loves to cook, these will take her salads, pastas, and just above everything else to the next level." —Eric Handlesman, SVP

Rabitos Royale Gourmet Dark Chocolate Stuffed Fig Bonbons

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"I am a big lover of everything chocolate, but there’s one special chocolate treat that trumps them all: Rabitos Royales. These little bites of perfection from Spain are chocolate ganache-filled dried figs that are then dipped in chocolate. They’re rich, luscious, and individually wrapped so I can take one on the go for a nice snack." —Abby Mercer, Visual Editor

Ooni Karu Wood and Charcoal-Fired Portable Pizza Oven

Ooni Karu Wood and Charcoal-Fired Portable Pizza Oven

"If mom loves to get creative in the kitchen, this gift will give her a chance to really flex that culinary muscle while also getting out of the kitchen. Ooni offers both wood pellet and gas-powered pizza ovens that reach the whopping high temps needed to create that perfect crispy, charred pizza crust. Naples-quality pizza from your very own backyard or porch.  And, the fact that it will give the kids a chance to build their own pies and get them cooking too is just a bonus." —Kristin Stangl, Food Editor

Jacques Pépin Foundation Cook with Jacques & Friends Membership

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"The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports community kitchens around the world, assists in fundraising efforts, and offers grants to community-based culinary training programs. The foundation just recently launched a virtual membership platform with the first volume of their Cook with Jacques & Friends video recipe book. Members have access to exclusive webinars and experiences, including a special class with Jacques and his daughter on May 14, discussing cooking and knife skills. This is a fun way to support a wonderful organization while helping mom hone her knowledge in the kitchen." —Lauryn Bodden, Associate Food Editor

Craft Beer Club Subscription

Craft Beer Club subscription

"Beer delivered straight to your door. What more could a beer-loving mother ask for on one of the days meant to celebrate her? Each month, Craft Beer Club sends a box that features two craft breweries from two very different locations (think Oregon and New Jersey). Depending on which box subscription you decide on, there will be either 12 or 24 beers from four different styles, a newsletter that goes into the background of the brewery and the owners, and some trivia about beer that you can regale your friends and family with. To that, I say, cheers!" —Victoria Heydt, Editorial Project Manager

TRUFF Hot Sauce Variety Pack

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"There are few foods in the world of food that say, 'I think you are kinda special' more than truffles. Truffles are rare, and some varietals even rarer. And who is rarer than your fabulous food-loving mother? No one. So put the two together in the form of truffle-flavored products like pasta sauce and mayonnaise but make sure you bless her with the rare white truffle-infused hot sauce, packaged like a high-end bottle of perfume in a white and gold box. Serving her best Elizabeth Taylor impersonation, your mom will soon be saying, 'This hot sauce has always brought me luck…'” —Kysha Harris, Food Editor

Katie Kimmel Deviled Egg T-shirt

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"Whether it’s a pink tee that says 'Appetizer Sampler' or a hoodie labeled 'Steak Diane' there’s no greater gift that says I love you than loungewear with some culinary attitude. This is the ultimate Snack n’ Chill loungewear that is cozy and personalized to your mom’s taste." —Lauryn Bodden, Associate Food Editor

Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

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"I’m going to buy this for my sister, a badass who will never, ever have enough coffee. Her chosen evening beverage is the sombrero, and she does not splurge on things for herself. A bottle of this seriously good Australian coffee liqueur is perfect for her because it’s a fancier version of a daily essential that she already loves." —Heather Ramsdell, Senior Editorial Director

"When was the last time that you or a mama in your life had one too many glasses of vino and woke up with a wicked headache and stuffy nose? (This may or may not have been me this morning after too much red last night. Oops.) The sulfites, while a preservation method, can wreck you the next day. Enter these delightful sulfite purifiers. You place them on top of your glass, pour the wine through, and the technology removes only the artificial preservatives, leaving all of the qualities that make the wine unique untouched. Honestly, I can’t say that I’ve tried this product personally, however, I have a friend who has and swears by it. Give the mama in your life the sweet, sweet gift of a restful night and a wonderful morning after." —Victoria Heydt, Editorial Project Manager

Murray's Cheese Mother's Day Sampler

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"Remember the mom photo moments as she documented your every milestone? 'Get together. Say 'cheese’!' Well now you can give it right back to her, but elevated. One of New York City’s premier cheese destinations has a lineup of virtual classes on Mother’s Day weekend that include French Pairing Perfection, Mediterranean Mother’s Day, and (my fave) Pink Drink! Rose and Cheese. For each class, mom receives a curated box of goods to participate in the delicious fun. Should your mother prefer her victuals privately, try the Mother’s Day Collection of six decadent cheeses perfect for spring. Hey mom! Now YOU say, 'CHEESE'." —Kysha Harris, Food Editor

Island Creek Oysters

"The perfect gift for me this year is a dozen oysters and an hour of pure solitude in which to shuck and eat them alone at my counter. I have tried a handful of the oysters that these farms deliver but this year I’m into trying things I haven’t eaten before, so I would close my eyes and point to an oyster delivery service from this list." —Heather Ramsdell, Senior Editorial Director

Lord Jones Raspberry Elderflower Limited Edition Gumdrops

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"Now this one might be a little progressive for some, but quietly the lifesaver your deserved mother needs. Lord Jones, the premier CBD (cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive element of the cannabis plant) brand, has a variety of topical and ingestible products to alleviate pain, stress, inflammation, and so much more. Their limited-edition raspberry elderflower gumdrops are made just for Mom’s Day, in a gold-gilded royal purple box. And if she is a chocolate lover, the green and gold box of dark chocolate espresso chews will be right on time. Chillaxing will never be the same." —Kysha Harris, Food Editor

Five Full Spectrum CBD Chocolates

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"Remember those commercials of a woman opening a luxurious bite of foil-wrapped chocolate and oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over it? I’m channeling those vibes, but now with an added boost of body-calming CBD with this line of milk and dark chocolate sea salt chocolates. Not only do these chocolates taste great (really truly), but they come in individually packaged squares, which can be further broken down into whatever portion mom deems fit (one piece for very low-grade impact to get you through the day and up to a whole square if it’s time for a proper night’s sleep). This, and a bubble bath, would absolutely set most moms at ease." —Kristin Stangl, Food Editor

The Tahini Goddess Chocolate Tahini

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"Tahini is one of everyone’s favorite condiments to smear on bread, mix into dressing, or bake into blondies. I recently became obsessed with this brand for all its wonderful flavors. Between pesto, za’atar, tzatziki, and even chocolate, there’s something for every mood and palate. The tahini is traditionally millstone ground in Israel for an ultra-smooth product. There’s even sugar-free halva for a not-so-indulgent treat." —Lauryn Bodden, Associate Food Editor

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