Mother's Day gift guide montage.

Mother’s Day is two weeks away. Here are a few ideas, most of which, I think, will ship in time. As always, I hope the ideas below serve as inspiration, and, as always, I love hearing your ideas, too, so please share in the comments.

PS: My perennial favorites can be found in the shop.

PPS: More Ideas:


Pizza Night. Of course, I would be so honored if you gifted Pizza Night to the pizza-loving mother in your life. Now Serving in Los Angeles has signed copies of both Pizza Night and Bread Toast Crumbs, and they ship everywhere including internationally. You could pair Pizza Night with …

Pizza Night.

… a set of 4 dough storage containers.

Dough storage containers.

Carbivore by Phoebe Lapine. This is the book that has the buckwheat crepe recipe I have been eager to share with you and will do so soon. This would be perfect for the carb-loving gluten-free mother in your life, though any carb lover would love it — it’s loaded with great information about how to make a carb-inclusive diet part of a healthy lifestyle.


Around Our Table by Sara Forte. In Sara’s latest, she shares the everyday recipes she relies on to feed her family. I’m very excited about the Cauliflower Al Pastor Bowls, Shrimp & Pineapple Sheet Pan Tacos, and the … French Bread Pizzas 🎉🎉🍕🍕, the description of which brought me back to weekends at my dad’s house as a kid, where we often ate Stouffer’s French Bread Pizzas for dinner.

Around Our Table, a cookbook.

Koreaworld by Deuki Hong & Matt Rodbard, the bestselling authors of Koreatown, is so beautifully photographed and so inviting. In Koreatown, Deuki and Matt explored the foods of Korean American communities across the United States; in Koreaworld, they explore the cuisine on an international level, from the ancient plant-based cooking of Buddhist monk-chefs to egg-and-cheese street toasts.

Koreaworld: A Cookbook.

At My Italian Table by Laura Vitale. I so enjoyed reading the introduction to Laura’s latest book, in which she shares the touching story of leaving Italy as a young girl and finding herself missing her grandmother’s recipes, many of which are in the book. For the Italian-food loving mama in your life, this one will be a serious hit. I have my eye on the “An Italian Sunday” chapter which includes recipes for Zucchini Parmigiana, Potato Gnocchi, and Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Herby Lemon Salsa – everything looks fantastic!

At My Italian Table.

Italian Snacking by Anna Frances Gass. For the Italian-food loving mama in your life who loves entertaining and appetizers, this one would be perfect. There’s a section that includes pizza-ish creations made with puff pastry that look fun, portable, easy, and delicious… hoping to make and report back soon!

Italian Snacking.

Indian Flavor Every Day by Maya Kaimal. This one came highly recommended by Haley Whalen, the owner of Arthur’s Market in Schenectady, and I’m so looking forward to learning from it. I LOVE Indian food but when I think about recreating my favorite restaurant dishes at home, I feel intimidated. These recipes seem approachable, and I’m looking so forward to making the potato burgers, which Haley raved about.

Indian Flavor Every Day.

Food + Drink

Nine Cakes Jams. A friend of mine sent me the above set of jams, and they’re so lovely. You could pair the set with this Opinel spreader and a loaf of peasant bread. (Nine Cakes sells cute birthday candles, too.)

toast and jam.

Fishwife Tinned Fish. Not only beautiful branding — this stuff is so delicious. I particularly love the Smoked Salmon with Chili Crisp and the Smoked Rainbow Trout.

CVT Soft Serve: Soft serve… in the freezer aisle! Local Friends, I learned about this via The Broken Inn IG’s account, and you can find it at the Niskayuna Coop 🎉 Far Away Friends, use this Store Locator.

CVT soft serve.

Crispino Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Ever since seeing this Elizabeth Mincilli Reel on pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and whipped ricotta, I’ve been dreaming about making it. I have yet to — stay tuned! — but I did find a jar of really tasty sun-dried tomatoes at Arthur’s Market in Schenectady.


Ghia. I love these non-alcoholic apertifs, which I also find at Arthur’s.


The lime and salt flavor is a favorite, and it makes a nice mock margarita.

Ghia drink.

I love Nebbiolo, and I particularly love this bottle, which I find at Nisky Wines.


For the cheese lover in your life, a nice wheel of cheese, which you could pair with homemade crackers (like these or these).



Made In Serving Bowl. Love this serving bowl for all sorts of things from salads to pasta.

Made In bowl.

Turkish Dish Towel. A pair of these towels on their own would make a nice gift but you can also use one to line a small gift basket with a loaf of homemade bread and a block of good butter or jar of jam.


Thyme and Sage cloth napkins. These are bright, cheerful, and springy.


A 7-inch Molcajete or anything else from Masienda.


Made In Univeral Lid — I learned about this from Lukas Volger, and it’s so handy.

Made in lids.
Made in Lid.

Here it is over a small 8-inch skillet…

Made in lid.

… and here it is over a larger 10-inch skillet.

Made In lid.

Schoolhouse x Pendleton Blanket — a beautiful splurge.

Schoolhouse Pendleton blanket.


These pants are so comfortable.

Wouldn’t be an AK gift guide without an overpriced (but perfect?) sweatshirt.


I have this sweater in two colors and love it.

In addition to the items above, a gift certificate to a local shop or restaurant, such as The Vischer Ferry General Store or Arthur’s Market or The Broken Inn would make a great gift. Here are some local and online shops I love:

Local Shops

And here are some online shops I return to again and again:

Online Shops