Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms Who Love to Cook

Cookbooks, apparel, and other ideas that will make your mom smile.

Published Apr. 26, 2018.

Mother’s Day is on May 13th! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, we’ve collected some of our favorite options from the America’s Test Kitchen Shop, which includes lots of items that will make the moms in your life smile, including equipment kits, special issue publications, and of course, our diverse collection of cookbooks. What’s better than a present that speaks to her love of cooking and eating?

Meals Ready in 1 Hour or Less

Dinner Illustrated

Get fresh, creative, weeknight dinners on the table in less than an hour—guaranteed. Dinner Illustrated offers a modern approach to weeknight cooking. Each recipe appears as a visual roadmap to preparing a simple, globally-inspired meal, ready in one hour or less from start to finish (salad and sides included). 
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Give a Lifetime of Better Cooking

America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Membership

Learn from the test kitchen experts in our online cooking classes. Find in-depth cooking basics and technique courses, plus one-of-a-kind videos and community discussion boards that will build your skills and confidence whether you're a novice in the kitchen or can wield a knife like a pro. If you think she might like to start with a single class instead of a full membership, you can now buy some of our most popular classes—Bakery-Style Pastries, Feeding a Crowd, and more—for a one-time price of only $9.99.  
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One Size Fits All Cooks

An America’s Test Kitchen Apron

Why not look as sharp as our TV show co-hosts when preparing ATK recipes at home? If red isn’t her color, you can find navy and khaki versions, as well as other apparel, in our online Shop. 
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A Dessert for All Occasions

The Perfect Cake

If you know a mom who agrees that cakes are the all-occasion dessert, our first all-cake book, The Perfect Cake, is a must-have addition to her cookbook collection. It’s the definitive guide to any cake she may crave, from Classic Pound Cake to enjoy anytime to a stunning and impressive Blueberry Jam Cake with brilliant jam stripes and ombré frosting. (And if you want an accompaniment to the book, consider our Home Decorating Kit. Cue the ooohs and aaahs.) 
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All-Access Multi-Site Membership

Our multi-site membership includes access to all of the recipes, reviews, videos, and cooking tips on all three of our recipe sites:,, and Other perks include the ability to save and organize your favorites, an invitation to a members-only Facebook group, and access to biweekly Live Q&As with our TV cast and test cooks.  
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This Kit is On Fire

Grilling Essentials Kit

If she’s got a grill, we’ve got the tools and recipes she needs. This exclusive grilling essentials kit includes our top-rated grill spatula, grill tongs, and grilling gloves, as well as our bestselling cookbook, Master of the Grill, so she can put her new tools to use.  
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America's Favorite Cooking Duo

Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia, Signed Copy

This collection of our television show hosts’ all-time favorite recipes is the perfect book for test kitchen fans and for anyone who appreciates great recipes. (Isn’t that all of us?) The only thing that can make this book better is if it’s signed by the hosts themselves.  
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If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, check out these curated lists from some of our America’s Test Kitchen TV cast members:

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