For the most important woman in our life, picking a gift might seem difficult. Does the woman of the house consider herself as the Master of the Kitchen, divinely inspired to produce culinary creations? Why not try surprising the chef this coming Mother’s day with awesome Italian ceramic pottery kitchen gadgets and cooking accessories tailored for her needs. In a house, the kitchen is expected to be the busiest room. At any given time, you may be baking, prepping, cooking, cleaning or simply jotting down a shopping list for the week. Whatever your tasks are, everything is achieved faster with the help of some accessories that make kitchen organizing a breeze. I have rounded up some important pieces to suit all the mothers in your life, which you can give as presents any day you wish. After all, presents are not meant for the occasion itself, but as an expression of your appreciation for your loved one. Here we go:
# 1 Italian ceramic pottery : Ceramic Canister Sets
These sets have been aiding our organizing problems since the olden times. Kitchen canister sets add class and sophistication to any home or kitchen decor. Not only are they useful but they are also a delight to look at. With such intricate designs, these timeless pieces are just hard to resist! I’m pretty sure you even have one at home. They look better when placed on the kitchen countertop as an eye-pleasing array. It’s nice looking at how it fills the blank area between the upper and lower kitchen cupboards. I suggest you buy Italian-made ones. Why, you ask? Like I mentioned, the most special woman in your life deserves a precious gift, and these items do not come cheap. But if there’s one thing for sure, that is the fact that the money you spend will be all worth it when you see the smile from your loved one. Let me give you a list of Italian hand painted canisters where you can choose the style fitting of your loved one.
The Botanica Collection is one of my favorites because of its huge home décor pieces designed with old world fruit botanicals especially painted by hand in the Italian ceramic pottery capital Umbria. To give you a clearer imagery, each piece is inspired by apothecary vessels. The said vessels are used in the XV and XVI century by pharmacists. Each item in this collection features a pattern known as ‘Scavo distressed’ finish in order to look like it has aged. Following the standard in making Deruta canisters, it is 100% safe for food.
What makes the Veneziano collection one of a kind is that it features a simple but timelessly elegant pattern. The central motif of this design is patterned to the color and shape of a rose. With its origins tracing back to the XII century, the design depicts the classic motif of Decoro Veneziano, also known as Venetian Décor. These Deruta canisters are sure to delight your loved one because of its intricate detailing.
GIGLIO TOSCANO Collection
These Italian ceramic pottery Tuscan ceramic canisters are reminiscent of the ancient Raffaellesco pattern. Dating back to the graceful arabesques of the XVI century, the ‘Raffaellesco’ design is inspired by the famous painter Raphael’s famous frescoes, which illustrates a stylized dragon. As history put it, Master architect and painter of the Italian High Renaissance Raphael was known to be the first to have painter the Raffaellesco (also described as a dragon figure) pattern. The story behind the pattern mentions of a benevolent deity named Raffaellesco. The creature is believed to bestow good fortune as well as fair winds to the seagoing travelers during that period.
The Aranci design is a popular Italian ceramic canister collection. To illustrate its beauty, the said design features lemons and oranges accented by arabesque leaves together with a trim of cobalt blue color. With original Majolica pieces from the 15th century as inspiration, this traditional Tuscan design is painstakingly hand-painted by skillful artisans hailing from all sides of Italy. This 100% guaranteed food safe collection includes canisters, table accessories, home décor, bottles, bowls and trays.
#2 Dean and Deluca Spice Rack
If there is anything in a kitchen that would inspire me to cook more, this item will be it. This spice rack stands out because it looks like a mad scientist’s props, minus the chemicals of course. The small test tubes are like magic because they store spices in such a fashionable way, don’t you think? Just putting it on the tabletop makes you wnt to look at it all day long. Plus, it also serves as a good conversation piece. 40 large tubes cost $165.00 and each collection includes a bunch of spices like: Cayenne Pepper, Whole Cumin, Fines Herb, Ground Coriander, Whole Allspice, Stick Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, Curry Powder Blend, Whole Cloves and Basil. It is definitely a complete package worth your savings.
#3 The OCD Obsessive Chef Cutting Board
This chopping board made its way to my list of faves to give as a present (and to receive as well!) because of how it helps in releasing some of your anxiety. If you look at the Obsessive Chef Cutting Board, you will notice the display featuring the most exact and down to the detail measurements to give you an idea on the size of everything you are cutting. Sounds like a handful, right? But it is really helpful as you can measure your food according to the size you want. It is not only good for those with OCD, the item also suits those who are required to make food at a particular size. This is a good gift for a chef, an aspiring chef, or a person with a small case of OCD. It is made up of natural anti-bacterial bamboo, 9″ x 12″ x .5″ in dimensions and can be hand washed.
#4 Never-Soggy Bowl
A product under the brand Obol, the Never-Soggy Bowl is an ingenious kitchen helper. Its purpose is pretty straightforward: you keep the dry stuff dry, and the wet stuff just nearby. The item’s one of a kind design has a special space dedicated for placing your cereal while it also has a lower reservoir for milk or chocolate, whichever you want to pair to your breakfast. The unique bowl with two compartments seems easy to hold, given its textured non-slip grip and rim. It is made in the USA, BPA-free, dish washer safe and made up of unbreakable polypropylene.
#5 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
From the trusted brand of Paderno Cuisine, this slicer is a keeper, that I am sure of. Your loved one will like this! It enables you to create spiral cuts as well as fruit or vegetable noodles a small span of time. Its blade plates and body frame are built of high-quality, ABS plastic that is 100% guaranteed to be BPA-free. If you closely look at it, the blades are made of stainless steel, which really is a plus for kitchen accessories because it makes it easier to clean. Tabs are fitted for easy release, it has four powerful suction feet. Would you believe that this item does not really require any outlet connection or even batteries? With a unit as useful as this minus the added electricity cost, I don’t see any reason why you would not buy your loved one this special gift.
In this slicer, even the most novice in the kitchen can make spaghetti out of zucchini, ribbon strands made up of cucumber, curly fries from a fresh potato or even long, spiral strands from your favorite green apple. How does it happen? Well, the product comes with the three blades: one shredder blade, a chipper blade (built with large holes) of course, lastly, a very straight blade. There is also one storage compartment under the frame which keeps the other two blades, along with third blade already in its place once you purchase it.
#6 Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set
With this last gift idea I will share with you, let me tell you one thing: you can never go wrong with a three-piece Glass Measuring Cup Set from trusted brand Pyrex. I consider it to be a necessity in every kitchen and it would be a shame if your loved one has not snagged one of these yet. Perfect for everyday use in cooking, the Pyrex brand ensures high-quality items for its customers. It would not be that famous after all had they been making below average products, right? Anything from the Pyrex brand is an investment, so I hope we are clear with that. This is a must-have for moms, so you better go and buy your loved one now.
There you have it. I hope that I have given you help in my own little way as to how you will surprise your loved one this mother’s day. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such women in our lives, and its only proper to give them the gift they deserve, especially on their special day. What ideas do you have for Mother’s day? Share them for others to see and try as well.