3 Practical and Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts

Happy Mother's Day With Mother?s Day around the corner, your kids may be looking to you for ideas ? or maybe you?re grown and out of the house but you still want your mom to know you care. The best...

Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day

With Mother?s Day around the corner, your kids may be looking to you for ideas ? or maybe you?re grown and out of the house but you still want your mom to know you care. The best gifts celebrate something special about the mother in your life, but it?s best if they?re something more practical than flowers that wilt or a one-time breakfast in bed. If you?re going the homemade route, pair your efforts with something your mom can use long after the day has passed.

New Cookie Sheets and Cutters

Cheap cookie sheets wear down because they see so much use. Not only does your mother make cookies on them, but she may also toast bread, bake rolls and crisp chicken, fish and potatoes on these versatile sheets. Replace her cookie sheets with a few brand new ones in multiple sizes. You can also buy a few new cookie cutters in cute shapes she didn?t have before, like animals and sailboats. Before you show her the new additions to her kitchen, bake her some cookies and give them to her Mother?s Day morning.

Springform Pans

A chef who?s never made a cake with a springform pan is missing out on how convenient the cookware makes baking cakes. Simply pour cake batter into the pans? which are available in shapes such as hearts in addition to the typical round cake shape ? bake the cake, and unbuckle the cooled-down pan. Springform pans let you remove the cake from the pan, or more accurately, the pan from the cake, with minimal disturbance to the dessert. Bake your mother a cake and decorate it for the holiday; then tell her just how you managed to produce its perfect shape.

A Pizza Stone

Emile Henry Pizza Stone
Emile Henry Pizza Stone

Pizza may not be the first food that springs to mind when you think of breakfast in bed, but your mother might appreciate a handmade lunch or dinner better anyway. Pizza stones are something most chefs want for their kitchen but can?t justify buying since they make pizzas at most about once a week. When it comes to buying your mom a gift, splurge on her and get her a pizza stone she might have never bought herself. Pizzas come out crisper and fuller of flavor on a pizza stone, so your mom can finally declare soggy frozen and handmade pizzas a thing of the past.She?ll probably start making pizzas more often, too, which is a win-win for everyone.

There are few things a mother enjoys more on Mother?s Day than breakfast in bed and knowing her loved ones care, but it?s a bit predictable and doesn?t exactly last. Buy your mom new cookware ? you can break it in when you make her breakfast ? and she?ll think of you every time she makes a meal. Encourage her to throw out the old and inefficient bakeware cluttering up her cupboards and give her something practical that still winds up being sweet, like breakfast in bed made with brand new bakeware.