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If you usually find yourself a last-minute shopper when it comes to a gift honoring the woman who brought you into this world, this is probably a good year to give Mother’s Day a little added consideration.
Between social distancing, home quarantines and a rampaging COVID-19, chances are your mom could use a real pick-me-up about now. And guess what, folks? Amazon Prime next-day delivery probably won’t save you this year. Instead, do some planning. To help, we pulled together 30 — yes, thirty! — different food, drink and kitchen items for the mom who enjoys the fine art of food prep, food and beverage consumption or both. Which is…well, pretty much all moms.
And because you’re such a good son or daughter and thinking ahead, you can get any of these days with an additional 15 percent off when you use the code MOMSDAY15 at checkout.
Just pop the lid off the Pressa Bottle ($24.49 after discount; originally $39.99), drop fruits or vegetables into some water, then use the patented Twist N’ Press features. Instantly, you’ve got a freshly infused beverage. Voted one of the best water bottles in 2020 by CNET, you get up to 24 ounces of water just the way you like it.
If function matters more to Mom than taste, then LIZ: The Smart Self-Cleaning Bottle with UV Sterilization ($55.24 after discount; originally $79.99) might win her approval. With a tap, LIZ blasts her innards with UV-C light, sterilizing all surfaces and destroying 99.9 percent of all harmful viruses or odor-causing bacteria in the empty bottle or clear beverage.
Meanwhile, the Easehold Dual Speed 600W Juicer ($40.79 after discount; originally $62.99) offers up some serious juicing power, using BPA-free, food grade stainless-steel blades and a special 3-inch inlet to extract more juice, vitamins, and minerals faster than other juicers.
For moms with an affinity for tea, the Chefman 1.7L Color-Changing Electric Kettle ($32.29 after discount; originally $49.99) makes the whole process incredibly simple. With a button push, the Chefman boils up water in about 60 seconds…and you’ll instantly know it’s ready when the entire stainless steel kettle transforms from black to red.
Sometimes, Mom needs a little more of a kickstart — and the Alessi Pulcina 3-Cup Espresso Maker ($42.49 after discount; originally $120) is just the high-performance coffee maker to do it. This precision-designed appliance dispenses the drink at the right time before the coffee gets a bitter aftertaste, enhancing the full richness of your brew.
Maybe a hot beverage isn’t in the cards…in which case, the FrankOne Cold Brew and Coffee Maker ($67.15 after discount; originally $99) has Mom covered, using patent-pending VacTec coffee brewing technology to accelerate the extraction process, producing an expertly-crafted cold brew in just four minutes.
Only vino will do
Mom’s put up with a lot over the years…so forgive her if she doesn’t stop at coffee. With Winc Wine Delivery ($22.10 after discount; originally $52), she gets four bottles customized to her taste curated from around the world for less than $6 each delivered right to her door. Or if four bottles aren’t enough, the 50% Off World Wine Tour Collection ($137.70 after discount; originally $324) serves up 18 bottles with 12 different grape varietals from Spain, Italy, Chile, Argentina, France, California, Australia, and more.
For serving exotic vintages like these, this self-cleaning Vita Saggia electric wine aerator and dispenser ($50.99 after discount; originally $79.99) infuses the wine with air as it’s poured, letting the oxygen bring out all the subtle flavors inside every bottle.
For moms who like to share on the go, the Vapur After Hours 750ml Vintage Wine Carrier ($10.19 after discount; originally $18.99) is like bagging your own vino — no more heavy bottles being toted around, ever. Fill it up and it holds a bottle of any variety and it’s designed to withstand everyday use and regular cleaning.
Mom, meet the hard stuff
When even wine won’t cover it, this set of two double-walled insulated martini glasses ($22.09 after discount; originally $29.99) holds 8 ounces at cold drink temperatures to keep your cocktails, whiskey, scotch, wine, and other liquors more enjoyable, crisp, and delicious.
If Mom has a touch of mixologist in her, she might appreciate an 11-piece stainless steel cocktail bar toolset ($29.74 after discount; originally $55.99), complete with an ounce cup, crushed ice hammer, ice clips, an ice filter, a cocktail shaker and more to help any amateur bartender feel like a pro.
The tiki-inspired W&P Copper Pineapple Tumbler and Shot Glass Bundle ($50.99 after discount; originally $135) elevates your game with this pair of fun, yet gorgeous copper 12 ounce tumblers and 2 ounce shot glasses.
But if Mom is a fan of south of the border fare, the INFUSE Tequila and Mezcal Infusion Kit ($67.14 after discount; originally $98) offers a decanter to infuse all kinds of fruity or spicy flavors into your tequila or mezcal, as well as four wide-mouthed jicara cups for a perfect sampling experience.
Snack it up
She may not be making your breakfast every morning anymore, but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy pancakes on her own. The Gotham Steel Pancake Bonanza ($13.59 after discount; originally $24.99) serves up big fluffy pancakes with just a pour of batter, a close of the handle and a quick pan flip. Of course, the Pancake Bonanza also serves up more than pancakes, including omelets, grilled cheese, chocolate chip cookies, and more.
For the health-conscious mom, lytepop Electrolyte Infused Popcorn ($15.25 after discount; originally $24.99) is an organic, high-fiber, low-calorie snack that’s also packed with electrolytes to prevent fatigue and keep muscles from cramping. With this package, you get four regular sized and six snack sized bags that’ll keep Mom both satisfied and more energetic.
The Thai for Two Cooking Kits Curry Sampler ($27.19 after discount; originally $35) are six-step, seven-minute Thai cuisine meals with fresh seasonings and herbs straight from a USDA-certified organic, sustainable farm in Thailand. Just add your own protein and veggies to these green, red and panang curry varieties and Mom will be eating well.
For dessert, she can even fire up the Betty Crocker Brownie Maker and Snack Factory ($29.74 after discount; originally $49.99) for delicious homemade baked goodies without a ton of prep or mess. In fact, she can whip up a batch of mini-brownies in just minutes.
Small kitchen aids
The Wolfgang Puck 3-in-1 Electric Power Spiralizer ($16.99 after discount; originally $54.99) can open up the meal prep options, with three different blades to slice fruits, vegetables and other foods into attractive, yet mouth-watering dishes. Mom can create zucchini noodles if she’s avoiding the carbs or add ribbons of colorful veggies to her fresh salads.
For a little more food processing power, the Wolfgang Puck 7-in-1 Immersion Blender (Factory Remanufactured) ($55.24 after discount; originally $99.95) blends, whisks, chops, slices and more with a 400-watt motor, adjustable speed dial and 2-speed pulse that handles even the toughest tasks to produce up to 12 cups.
And if Mom hates sitting on top of a pot just to keep the stir going, the StirMATE Smart Pot Stirrer ($42.49 after discount; originally $59.99) takes that task right out of her hands. This high torque automatic pot stirrer rotates, swings and even self-adjusts to the size of your pot, even hitting the bottom to make sure nothing sticks or burns down there.
Meanwhile, if you want to introduce Mom to pressure cooking, the Gourmia GPC419 4-Qt SmartPot Digital Multi-Function Pressure Cooker ($59.49 after discount; originally $139.99) is a perfect starter pot. With a 10-level safety system and 15 different cooking modes, she’ll be slow cooking, steaming, warming and more, all while reducing cooking time by up to 70 percent.
Bigger kitchen aids
With air frying all the rage right now, you’ve got a pair of options for Mom, including the Yedi Total Package Air Fryer ($76.49 after discount; originally $139.95). She can set the time and temp or just hit a built-in smart setting to cook fries, barbecue, chops, shrimp, chicken, steak or fish, all with up to 80 percent less fat. Or get her an air fryer and oven in the Gourmia 16-in-1 Digital Stainless Steel Air Fryer Oven ($110.49 after discount; originally $179.99), which uses FryForce 360° technology to deliver powerful heat circulation, cooking with little to no oil, perfect crips, and 30 percent faster cooking.
Or maybe she should take a shot at sous vide cooking with the SOUS°V Pot Precision Sous Vide Multi-Cooker ($94.35 after discount; originally $129.99). It’s as versatile as any appliance on the counter, able to saute, cook rice, steam, boil, or even make yogurt for endless meal options with precision cooking controls that make it incredibly easy. Or there’s the Mellow Sous Vide Precision Cooker ($169.99 after discount; originally $349), which combines jaw-dropping food with a 30-second setup, an in-app assistant chef, and built-in refrigeration.
Since sous vide requires food in vacuum-sealed bags, the FoodSaver GameSaver Big Game Plus Vacuum Sealer ($89.24 after discount; originally $245) can preserve up to 240 pounds of vacuum-sealed product at once in 80 consecutive bags. You can customize bag size to prevent freezer burn, but it’s perfect for having just the right sized meal every night.
More for the kitchen
Since a great chef is only as good as their tools, the Bamboo Butcher Block with Juice Groove ($16.97 after discount) can give Mom the room she needs to truly create. Big enough for cutting and chopping meat, vegetables, salads, and even herbs, this cut-resistant block also has juice grooves to help avoid all that mess.
This Sukasu Osami 3-Pc Chef’s Knife Set ($33.99 after discount; originally $99.99) are crafted with pakka wood handles and ultra-durable stainless steel, capable of making all the difference for your food prep. Not to mention that each blade is made with a stunning wavy pattern etched into the blade itself, making them as much art as a kitchen tool.
Finally, the Dockside Bakeware 5-Piece Ceramic Stoneware Baking Set ($84.99 after discount; originally $149.99) is not only oven, microwave, and freezer safe, it’s also built for seafood recipes or transferring hot food during family gatherings or potluck dinners.