Forget the Flowers: Mom Wants Knives This Year

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Forget the flowers and jewelry this Mother’s Day, she already has enough of that stuff. If your mamma really loves to cook, she’ll much more appreciate something new for the kitchen. Whether it’s a gadget to help her make a delicious meal or a beautiful piece in which to present it, we have it covered right here.

spiceologistSpiceologist 4 Pack Rub Set

We love Spiceologist because they come up with some of the most thoughtful spices, rubs and kitchen gadgets out there. As they offer more than 150 premium products, it’s always hard to choose which delicious rub or spice we want to use in our kitchen next. To give mom a little variety, reach for the 4-pack rub set, including some of our favorites from the brand like Smokey Honey Habanero, Chile Margarita, Greek Freak and Black Magic Cajun Rub. Rub them on anything before grilling or baking.

4 Pack Rub Set, $48

Fatworks Leaf LardFatworks Leaf Lard

If mom loves to cook as much as we do, she’ll nerd out just as hard about Fatworks. Fat has gotten a bad rap in the past, so Fatworks’ mission is to educate the mainstream about the benefits of using real cooking oils like tallow, lard and duck fat. They craft these traditional fats naturally by deriving them from grass-fed and pasture-raised animals. The leaf lard has a mild, delicate flavor, perfect for everything from pie crusts to frying and sautéing.

Pasture Raised Leaf Lard (14 oz), $17.50

PizzacraftPizzacraft Stovetop Pizza Oven

For any mom who loves pizza (aka, any mom who is sane), Pizzacraft has the perfect gift for the pie-making enthusiast. Designed to harness the power of your gas range, it creates a closed cooking environment with temps that hit 600 degrees F. It preheats in 15 minutes and cranks out perfectly-cooking pizzas in record time. Cue childhood memories of pizza parties stat.

Stovetop Pizza Oven, $164.98


Crate & Barrel Beck Copper Cheese Board & Knife Set

Everyone needs a good cheese board because it’s the easiest way to offer up a killer presentation without a lot of effort. This beautiful set is sleek and modern, designed with solid mango wood and copper-plated details that will look great in every kitchen. She’ll be grateful for a new centerpiece to show off when drop-in guests arrive.

Beck Copper Cheese Board & Knife Set, $49,95

Simon PearceSimon Pearce Ludlow Nut Bowl

Another great piece mom can bust out for entertaining, this beautiful bowl is designed with a hardwood walnut base, custom-made by Vermont-based Butcher Block and Board Company, and handblown crystal bowl. Perfect for nuts, dips and other accouterments, old world techniques mixed with a modern design make it a perfect display piece even when it’s empty.

Ludlow Nut Bowl, $75

Cake StandMosser Jadeite Cake Stand

If mom loves to bake, she needs this elegant cake stand to display her equally as pretty desserts. Crafted from timeless green flint glass, it’s a classic that will look great on her kitchen counter and dining room table for decades to come.

Jadeite Cake Stand, $60-$75

CoastersRestoration Hardware Petrified Wood Coasters

For the mom who’s anything but a girly girl, these tastefully rugged coasters will give her a proper place to set down that glass of bourbon. Cut from lengths of fossilized trees, their design is the knots and grains of ancient wood, making each one unique.

Petrified Wood Coasters (Set of 4), $64

oyster knifeG&G Exclusive Heartwood Forge Oyster Shucker

We love Heartwood Forge, so we’re obsessing over this walnut oyster shucker made exclusively for Garden & Gun. For any mom who loves her oysters, now she can enjoy them at home, in style.

Exclusive Heartwood Forge Oyster Shucker, $350