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Kimberly Holland
April 28, 2016

You're only a few short days away from one of the most important holidays of the year—the one where you celebrate the woman who brought you into this world. If you're short on ideas or need some delicious gifting inspiration, we've collected 20 Mother's Day gift ideas for moms who love to eat and cook (and entertain and organize and sweat). Each gift is as unique and special as the special lady who loves you endlessly, so be sure to spoil her again and again on her day.

For Moms Who Love to Entertain

1) If your mom sets color palettes and menus before guest lists and dates, her summer soirées deserve the Marimekko home collection at Target. The bright bursts of bold pattern and captivating colors will fill any festive occasion with plenty of exciting decor. From $10-50,

2) Their cutting boards are famous (and adored by our editors) because they're made from a durable high-quality material that doesn't warp easily or absorb stains or smells. Their Pastry Stands, which are made from the same material as their cutting boards, make an ideal gift for moms who love spending several laborious hours crafting cakes—and thus deserve a stand worthy of their creation. $40-60,

3) Famous for her fresh-squeezed lemonade, mom deserves a pitcher worthy of her best brews. Juliska's Colette Green Pitcher and Dean Pitcher are equally unique and varied for your mom's specific style. Starting at $95,

For Moms Who Love Cooking (As Much As They Love Eating, Maybe More)

4) Written by our favorite mom, Everyday Whole Grains is a great gift for mothers who are passionate about feeding themselves and their family delicious, healthy, wholesome meals. Ann Taylor Pittman, Cooking Light's Executive Editor, spent months crafting dishes of all sorts from whole grains. What she created is a true masterpiece and will be admired for your mother (and those who eat her delicious cooking) for years to come. $25,

5) French Bull’s ceramic cooker is the right size for smaller braising and slow-cooking recipes. It’s safe for stovetops, oven, microwaves, and grills, which makes it ideal for cooks who have limited space and need the most from their cookware. Plus, who can resist the lid’s adorable design? $100,

6) Take it from us: You can never have too many Lodge cast-iron skillets. And thanks to their versatility, they're more trendy for the home cook than ever. From skillet cookies to pizzas, you can make just about anything in these multi-purpose pans, so stock mom's cabinets with a variety of sizes. Starting at $13,

7) Mom is a master at whipping up fried eggs, grilled cheeses, and sautéed asparagus spears. It's time to treat her to a set of pans worthy of her skills. All-Clad's new d3 Armor series, which is made in the USA, features special rivets or "bubbles" that make these sleek stainless steel pans stick-free. The Fry Pan is a great first piece for her collection. You can also treat her to a Fish Pan or the Sauté Pan with lid. Starting at $110,

For Moms Who Love Everything in a Neat Row

8) She already has the Dutch Oven, Pie Dish, and Cookbook Stand in coordinating colors. Why not add to her beloved Le Creuset collection with a set of these envy-inducing Storage Canisters? The 5 sizes and 9 colors provide you endless opportunities for mixing and matching a collection she's sure to love. Starting at $25,

9) She knows exactly where everyone will be every moment of every day, but sometimes mom needs to jot down her thoughts so she doesn't forget (like that would ever happen). This hand-illustrated 60-page calendar will keep mom organized, grocery lists made, and the schedules running smoothly. $12,

10) Help mom grow beyond basil, thyme, and oregon with this Spicy Micro Green Grow Kit from MoMA Design Store. The kit sprouts spicy microgreens like mustard, daikon radish, chrysanthemum, which make quick salads or tasty toppers for avocado toast. $48,

For Moms Who Love Sweets

11) Fill mom's secret stash of sweets with these organic coconut milk caramels that are so divinely indulgent, they'll make her swoon. Available in four flavors (original, espresso, sea salt, and vanilla), gift her her favorite flavor or offer an assortment so she can indulge depending on her mood. Available in stores and at

12) Spoil her with a special (and beautiful) bar of chocolate that is as sweet and unique as she is. Theo's dark chocolate Almond Coconut and milk chocolate Lemon, part of a Limited Edition Spring Collection, make a perfect final touch to any gift basket you put together. $4, in stores and at

For Moms Who Need to Be Pampered

13) Now she can enjoy the scent and happiness a cone welcomes without having to scoop into a pint herself thanks to this Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Candle. (Of course, give mom a pint of her favorite flavor, and you're bound to make her day.) Once it melts, the soy candle is a body cream. $30,

14) Champagne is her preferred beverage, so she's bound to love some bubbly in her bath bubbles. Antica Farmacista Prosecco Bubble Bath combines honey, aloe vera, green tea, and jojoba oil for a luxurious experience. Give her the afternoon off, and let her slip away into oblivion. $38,

15) Pour her a glass (or two) of vino, hand her this gift, and let mom disappear into a wine-inspired moment of bliss. These all-natural vegan and gluten-free wine soaps are inspired by the "notes" of classic wines, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. $28/set of 4,

For Moms Who Loves to Move

16) Thermos's 24-ounce Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid helps mom reach her daily hydration goals. Bluetooth technology in the lid syncs with her iPhone and/or a Fitbit to monitor her water temperature and intake. $60,

17) Moms warn their kids about skin cancer and sun burns almost any time they head out the door, but they don't always think about protecting themselves. The June by Netatmo will help busy moms remember to get protection—and help them pick the best protection, too. The wearable June (available in three metallic colors) measures sun exposures and sends notifications to a smartphone when it's time to apply protection. It'll tell mom what she should grab—a hat or SPF 50, for example—so she can get protected and get back to enjoying her outdoor time. $130,

18) If mom is as serious about counting her steps as she is eating fresh, healthy foods year around, she deserves a Cooking Light subscription. And while you're at it, why not get one for yourself or a sibling, too? $18/2 subscriptions,

For Moms Who Are Far Away This Mother's Day

19) Are you away from home this Mother's Day? Send mom a bouquet of sweet smelling flowers to fill her home with a constant reminder of your love. Follow her lead and go local with your floral search. We like BloomNation because it combines local artists with floral buyers. Find your city, pick a design, and purchase. Shown: Garden of Dreams ($50),

20) If mom would rather dig in the dirt and reap the rewards of her own green thumb, send her a beautiful bloom to plant. Seeds of Life ships blooms and seedlings that can go straight into the ground (if it can live in your mother's climate zone, of course). Pick from all types of flora, including Potted Bougainvillea, Red Roses, Lemon Tree, and Magnolia Tree, among others. Starting $34,

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