Mother’s Day is on the horizon and while flowers are always nice, we're thinking outside the box this year with things Mom can really use and love — things that’ll stick around for a little while.
From our favorite stovetop espresso maker to clean burning candles or the very best baking cookbook , treat mom right this year with a little help from all of us at Simply Recipes!
Ursa Major Natural Soap Bar
This beloved soap is sure to set Mom up for a day well spent! With 20 natural ingredients including coconut, peppermint, and shea, this cleansing and exfoliating bar is sure to be a new favorite in the kitchen and bathroom.
Buy it: Ursa Major Morning Mojo Soap Bar, $14
Mrs. Meyers Candles
A fresh-smelling lavender candle in a beautiful recycled glass jar is just the thing to brighten mom's day this year. We love the renewable ingredients (hello, soy wax and vegetable wax) and she'll love the fact it's guaranteed to burn 35 hours and freshen up any space around the house.
Buy it: Mrs. Meyers Lavender Soy Candle, $10
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Could you find a less expensive water bottle? Sure. But we love these double-walled, insulated Hydro Flask bottles for their amazing ability to keep cold drinks super cold and hot drinks piping hot. Plus they come in a ton of colors that your mom is sure to love!
Buy it: Hydro Flask Water Bottle, $23
Le Creuset Cake Stand
Many of us may be lucky enough to have a favorite piece of Le Creuset cookware or bakeware, but having a beautifully-made stoneware cake stand to show off your latest pies, cupcakes, or cake is another story altogether. The perfect gift for the baker who seems to have it all.
Buy it: Le Creuset Cake Stand, $55Continue to 5 of 10 below.
Kitchenaid Pasta Roller
Is Mom a pasta lover? Or perhaps she really loves cooking for family and friends that are? This easy-to-use Kitchenaid attachment ensures that making spaghetti or fettuccine at home is truly a breeze.
Buy it: KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment Set, $160
One of the best baking and dessert cookbooks we've had the pleasure of using, Stella Parks hits it out of the park with her classic American treats (think One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake and perfectly flaky Cherry Pie). What makes this book special are Stella's innumerable tips and tricks, ensuring each recipe truly standouts -- we learn something new every time we open the book.
Buy it: BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts, by Stella Parks, $22
All-Clad Saute Pan
For a Mother's Day splurge, this sauté pan is our go-to for sautéing vegetables, cooking creamy polenta, or making flavorful sauces. It's dishwasher and oven safe, conducts heat beautifully, and is so well made, it's sure to last a lifetime.
Buy it: All-Clad Saute Pan, $259
Stovetop Espresso Maker
There's no lack of fancy espresso machines on the market these days, but we always seem to return to the tried-and-true stovetop model. This 3-cup beauty is the perfect size for a small family. Easy to clean and operate, sometimes the fewer bells and whistles the better!
Bu it: Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker, $30Continue to 9 of 10 below.
Help Mom get ready for picnic season with this colorful picnic blanket! With waterproof and sandproof backing, it's not only handsome but durable and useful, too. May we suggest keeping it in the back of the car all season for impromptu cookouts and gatherings?
Buy it: Picnic Blanket, $27
Yeti Travel Mug
While technically a camp mug, this travel mug is super durable and equally happy in the carpool drop off lane as it is atop a mountain. The perfect size for Mom's morning cup of joe or an afternoon soup, and a nice generous-sized handle everyone will love.
Buy it: Yeti Travel Mug, $35