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Mother's Day Gift Idea For Moms Who Love to Cook

Updated on March 30, 2008

If mom enjoys cooking, a brand new cookbook (or several of them) can be a perfect Mother's Day gift. Those who enjoy experimenting in the kitchen always enjoy getting new books to add to their collections.

However, if mom doesn't enjoy tackling new recipes, giving her a cookbook is a bad idea. In that case, she might take the gift as a negative comment about her cooking habits. Keep in mind that gifts should always benefit the recipient, not the gift giver!

Picking the Perfect Cookbook for Mom

When choosing a cookbook to give to mom in celebration of her special day, stop and think about what type of food and cooking she really enjoys. There are so many wonderful cookbooks available that it should be easy to find one that is perfectly suited to her interests and dining preferences.

Down Home Fare

Sometimes the best recipe ideas are the most simple ones. If mom enjoys preparing simple and nourishing meals, she'll probably reall appreciate the easy and delicious recipes in the Bizymoms Cookbook.

Does mom enjoy visiting and trying the cuisine at different fairs and festivals? If so, she'll probably love a copy of Best Recipes from America's Food Festivals.

Chef and the Fatman - Red, White, and Blue (Collar) Cookin' is a great choice for those who enjoy tasty and delicious no-nonsense recipes. A lot of the recipes in this book are designed for use with the Big Green Egg grill, so this is a perfect choice for anyone who owns one of these awesome outdoor cookers.


Is mom always looking for delicious recipes for entertaining? If your home is the location for several parties or family gatherings each year, or if your family visits potlucks often, it's probably safe to assume mom will enjoy a few books that feature recipes for entertaining. A few great choices for this type of cookbook include: Park Avenue Potluck and Sunrise Sunset Across America.

International Cuisine

Have you heard mom say that she wishes she knew more about preparing international cuisine? Why not get her a cookbook that features recipes and information about cooking from her favorite country (or countries)? Consider:

Baking and Sweets

Is mom a baking enthusiast? She'll probably love a copy of A Passion for Baking.

If she enjoys decorating cakes, or if she's like to learn more about how to create pastries that are as beautiful as they are delicious, consider adding a copy of Cake Art to her Mother's Day gift package.

Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins, and More is another great cookbook gift idea for individuals who enjoy baking.

Indulge: 100 Perfect Desserts is also packed with great sweet treat recipe ideas.


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    Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Your advice and suggestions are a lot of help. The Bizymoms Cookbook sounds exactly right for my mother. I don't think I would have found it on my own. Thanks. Voted up and useful.