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April 29, 2021 0 Comments
Maybe your mom’s a pro at whipping up gourmet-style dishes (ala Gail Simmons). Or perhaps she keeps it simple with her signature home-style meal that everyone craves (because every mom has one).
No matter what type of cook she is, she deserves to feel loved especially since Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We know, we know... Moms should be celebrated every day but why not make them feel extra loved on their special day, right?
Take a look at some of our favorite kitchen gifts for moms below! We carefully curated this list so you’ll have options for the different women in your life (mom, wife, grandma, aunt, so on). Of course no present can fully express our gratitude for these lovely ladies - but any item from this list is a great start!
Looking to spoil your mama this coming Mother’s Day? Don’t worry! We rounded up the most thoughtful gift ideas for the special ladies in your life. Check them out below:
1. The Essential Apron by Hedley & Bennett
If she has been using the same floral-print apron since forever, it’s the perfect time to upgrade with a new kitchen apron. This cute apron from Hedley & Bennett is a fresh take on the classic kitchen staple - it’s stylish, fits like a glove, is made from high quality materials and will inspire anyone to cook more! This brand was founded by a former line cook, Ellen Bennett, who set out to create the most functional yet stylish aprons ever.
We have been a big fan of these guys for years, and it’s not just us… Even pro chefs such as Nancy Silverton and Nyesha Arrington (Top Chef) are part of their #apronsquad. They even have matching aprons for moms and their little sous chefs!
2. Cookware Set by Caraway
Looking for a set of quality cookware? We just got a set of these Caraway pans from my mom as a gift after remodeling our kitchen. They are amazing, so easy to clean, heavy, pretty and even come with storage options. She came down for Easter and used them, and now my dad is buying her a set for Mother's Day.
This bundle includes 4 items: 1 fry pan, 1 sauce pan, 1 sauté pan and 1 Dutch oven. Each piece is coated with ceramic which makes cooking easy and clean up such a breeze as well. We love that we can enjoy cooking without worrying about toxic materials (such as lead or cadmium) seeping into our food!
3. The Newlywood Set by Earlywood
We don’t want to be biased… but our Newlywood Set is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the cooking mama. This 10-piece bundle has all the cooking tools she needs to whip up delicious meals for the family. It even includes a concrete holder for showing off these beautiful wooden utensils on her countertop! Trust us, your mom (or wife) will fall in love with this cooking set once she sees it!
Some of our favorite pieces from this set are the 2 Large Flat Sautès (for sauteing and flipping), the Tera Scraper (for cast-iron cooking), the Classic Ladle (for serving chilis), to name a few. Honestly, this set has the perfect combination of wooden utensils whether your mom’s an amateur or a professional cook. It was also featured on Oprah’s Made in America O List!
4. Core Basic Set by KAN Knives
Why not get her a fancy cooking knife? We’re huge fans of KAN Knives because they are high quality knives at a fair price point. We use ours all the time! We even did a charity event with Chef Kenji Lopez-Alt that included Kan knives along with our products and some others.
This Core Basic Set from KAN already includes 1 chef knife, 1 paring knife and 1 Santoku knife. Perfect for moms who are just starting out in the kitchen! These knives are very lightweight and sharp which makes them perfect for effortless and efficient cutting of veggies, meats, basically any ingredient. Being a small US-based business (like Earlywood), you can expect outstanding and personal service no matter what!
5. End Grain Butcher Block by Montana Block Co.
We don’t make cutting boards, but get asked almost daily if we do. We always refer customers to Mitchell at Montana Block Co. He does amazing work and his business has been growing steadily with the help of his wife Brittany and his two adorable daughters.
His wooden cutting boards are handcrafted from hardwoods such as black walnut, hickory, cherry and maple. Aside from cutting boards, they also have serving and charcuterie trays (perfect for the hostess moms). All their products are built to last and come with a lifetime warranty!
6. The Essentials by Earlywood
The Essentials is one of our most popular bundles and a go-to gift for many customers. It has the perfect combo of wooden utensils for avid cooks especially moms! We guarantee you, this gift will put you on top of mom’s favorite list and she’ll think of you every time she uses it.
This set includes 2 Large Flat Sautés (our multi-taskers), 1 Tera Scraper (cast-iron friendly) and 1 Spreader (for jams and more). You can choose from a variety of our hardwood combos such as jatoba, ebony and maple. If you’re looking for a unique yet functional kitchen gift for your mom, this is it!
7. The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook by Chef Barrie Boulds & Jean Petersen
The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook is written by two locals here in Red Lodge, Montana. It is an amazing cookbook, filled with great recipes and also a lot of Montana history and photos. Each recipe has a personal connection to the writers. We have been lucky enough to have our friend Jean Petersen, one of the authors, share these meals with our family and they are delicious.
This is more than just your average cookbook. Aside from the easy-to-follow recipes, the book also includes stunning photographs and stories about none other than Montana aka big sky country! A great gift that won’t disappoint.
8. French Rolling Pin by Earlywood
If your mom loves to bake, there’s a good chance that she already has every kind of baking tool in her kitchen. Or does she? A baker’s kitchen isn’t really complete without this heirloom-quality French Rolling Pin from Earlywood. Created in collaboration with Christopher Kimball, this tapered rolling pin is an absolute delight to behold and use whether she loves making pies, pastries or bread!
When it comes to rolling pins, we believe the simpler, the better. That’s why we designed this French-style rolling pin. The tapered ends allow for much better control and makes gliding through doughs way easier. Once she tries this tapered rolling pin, baking will never be the same!
9. Flavors Under The Big Sky by Stella Fong
Another great cookbook is Flavors Under The Big Sky by Stella Fong. It is a beautiful book with terrific recipes and stunning photography. Stella has been to the Earlywood shop and interviewed Brad for Yellowstone Public Radio's "Flavors under the Big Sky Celebrating the Bounty of the Region.”
In this cookbook, you’ll find spins on some staple Montana dishes such as Elk Kielbasa with Pomegranate and Bison Sirloin Steak with Coffee Cocoa Rub. We love how the recipes feature locally available ingredients (such as elk, trout and morels) with unique twists using a variety of spices and world flavors. Along with the tasty recipes, there are interesting stories about her collaborations with local Montana-based chefs.
10. Moscow Mule Mugs by Butte Copper Co.
This old-style Moscow Mule mug will add a touch of elegance to any home. Moms will love mixing up cocktails using this beautiful copper mug from Butte Copper Company. Copper mugs are great for keeping her Moscow Mule nice and cold especially during hot spring and summer days.
Butte Copper Company is a Montana-based business with the best copper mugs in the market. Their Moscow Mule mugs are made of 100% copper with brass handles. You can choose from a variety of designs, including the traditional hammered finish. Here’s one of our favorite designs!
11. Wooden Tasting Spoon Set by Earlywood
This set of wooden tasting spoons is a great gift to give on its own or paired with that Moscow Mule mug we just talked about! Handcrafted from durable hardwoods, these tasting spoons are perfect for stirring and mixing cocktails, coffee, juices or any other beverage. Any mom will love having these beautiful wooden spoons displayed right on her kitchen counter!
This bundle includes four tasting spoons from your choice of hardwoods: jatoba, maple, ebony or bloodwood (or a combination of all). The long, slender handle is perfect for getting into the bottom of deep jars or pots. Aside from stirring and mixing, these wooden spoons are great for other tasks too such as tasting or scraping.
12. 28" Griddle with Hood by Blackstone
Why not give her something she’s been wanting for a long time? Like this 28” Griddle with Hood from Blackstone! This griddle can cook it all, from burgers, hotdogs, toast, pancakes, to sauteéd veggies! We have the 22” version and we love using it for grilling at home and camping. This larger version is perfect for bigger families!
Why do we love this awesome griddle? First, it’s very easy to assemble and maintain (seasoning is the key). Second, it has a huge cooking surface so we can cook multiple things at the same time. Third, we love how the griddle’s legs can be folded up, making it perfect for travel. Seriously, it’s a great “spoil your mom” gift!
P.S. If she already has a griddle, give her our versatile Wooden Tongs instead.
13. Lori’s Savory Seven by C3 Bros Spices
Lori (@cookingwithlori) is someone we work with on Instagram and we recently did a giveaway with her. She is a busy mom of three growing boys! She and her boys teamed up to create spice mixes they had been using for years and decided to share her recipes with others. She has created awesome spice packets with all the recipe directions included. Check out her website here.
We swear these packets make meal planning and preparing a breeze. There’s plenty of packets, seasoning bundles and spices to choose from. For instance, their Savory Seven bundle includes a few of their best sellers like Tasty Taco (for yummy tacos, fajitas, veggies and so much more)!
14. Large Spreader Set by Earlywood
Looking for the perfect gift for the mom who loves entertaining? Get her this Large Spreader Set from Earlywood and she’ll adore you forever. No matter how casual the gathering, this set of elegant wooden spreaders will take it to the next level! Great for spreading cheese, jam, butter, frosting and more.
This set includes four large spreaders from your own choice of hardwoods (or mix them up). Each piece is sturdy, carefully handcrafted and very functional. You can also split the set and it makes the perfect add-on when you’re giving homemade jam or spread as gifts.
So there you have it, our favorite gift ideas for the moms who love to cook! We hope you find a gift or two from the list for the special women in your life.
And if you’re a mom scrolling through this list - Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you feel extra loved on your special day.
What’s your favorite gift from the list? Share them with us in the comments section below!
June 07, 2022 0 Comments
Hey guys it's Brad from Earlywood here, trying to answer a question that we get pretty often.
I've got one of our new big tera scrapers right here. From time to time we get emails from people when the ends on their tera scrapers are kind of mushroomed out like this and kind of fuzzy and not quite as sharp as they used to be. I've never really had this problem too much with my tera scrapers but I know it happens.
June 29, 2021 0 Comments