Whether you're shopping for an espresso lover or an avid baker, we have a gift for everyone.

By Bridget Hallinan
April 24, 2017
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Gifting for Mother's Day can be tricky. Do you go for the classic brunch? Something sentimental? Flowers? While we can't help you with the latter, we have some timeless gift suggestions for the avid home chef. There are a few small kitchen appliances that always make solid gifts, whether your recipient loves espresso or homemade soups (more on that in a minute). Check out some of the best-reviewed options below—and make sure you order quickly, since Mother's Day is almost here. 

Stand Mixer

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If your mother’s into baking, she’ll definitely appreciate a KitchenAid stand mixer. The versatile appliance can knead dough for bread and pizza; make whipped cream; and whip up meringues and custards, thanks to a wire whisk attachment.

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, 5 qt., $480 (suggested price $630) at surlatable.com

Kettle

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This kettle has a sleek retro-design, and will be a welcome addition to her morning caffeine routine. 

Smeg '50s Retro Style Electric Kettle, $150 at nordstrom.com

Instant Pot

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Instant Pots have quickly become a mainstay in the past few years—a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and more all rolled into one. It’ll make for easy weeknight meals (and we have a few recipe ideas, if you're stuck).

Instant Pot Ultra 8-Quart 10-in-1 Multiuse Programmable Cooker, $180 at nordstrom.com

Nespresso Citiz Espresso Machine by Breville

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This Breville machine heats up in 25 seconds, and is easy to use—all you have to do is add the Nespresso pod, pick your cup size, and voilà, your espresso is ready.

Nespresso Citiz Espresso Machine by Breville, $162 (suggested price $250) at williams-sonoma.com

Food processor

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Whether you’re looking to julienne vegetables or purée pesto sauce, a food processor will come in handy. Pick from silver, red, or black.

Breville Sous Chef Food Processor, 16 Cup, $400 (suggested price $600) at surlatable.com

Juicer

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As its name suggests, this juicer uses “cold spin technology” to make sure your juice comes out cold and ready to drink.

Breville Juice Fountain Cold, $180 (suggested price $250) at surlatable.com

Immersion blender

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We’ve waxed poetic about how versatile immersion blenders are—applicable for soup, whipped cream, frothy hot chocolate, and more—so why not get Mom one of her own?

KitchenAid Stainless Steel 5-Speed Immersion Blender with 2 Blending Arms, $150 at wayfair.com

Air fryer

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Air fryers use heat to fry food instead of oil—perfect for making fries without all the grease.

Philips XXL Analog Airfryer, $200 (suggested price $400) at williams-sonoma.com

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