Mother’s Day isn’t just a day to celebrate the woman who gave birth to you. It’s a moment to recognize the individuals—from grandmas and aunts to godmothers and mentors—who picked you up when you scraped your knee, listened as you gushed about new love, or taught you to navigate the kitchen. And just as there are so many different definitions of mom, there are countless ways to show them appreciation.
Our co-founders (and moms, themselves!), Amanda and Merrill, know exactly how thoughtful gift-giving should be. Every week, they review and hand-select items for the Food52 Shop, looking both for functional home goods as well as pieces that simply spark joy. And while it’s a challenge to generalize what a “mom” might want, they’ve dedicated the same consideration to this year’s Mother’s Day collection. Check out their favorites below for inspiration.
What are gifts you've given or received for Mother's Day? Share in the comments below!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).