If your mother just loves Williams-Sonoma, why not add to her collection this Mother’s Day? If you do not have a lot of money to spend, you may be wondering how you can do this without breaking the bank. That is why I have put together a list of 10 Williams-Sonoma Mother’s Day gifts for less than $100. Many are under $50. You can buy your mother a wonderful, quality gift that she will love and still be able to afford to put gas in the tank to go visit her. (You do want to see the look of joy on her face when she opens the gift, don’t you? Of course, she will be overjoyed to see you as well.)
Williams-Sonoma has something for everyone. I will be making one suggestion from each category in their catalog (www.williams-sonoma.com). They have items on sale in their catalog that you may want to check out as well.
In the “Cookware” category, the Mauviel Flambé Pan ($90) is sure to please any mother who loves preparing haute cuisine. Imagine the pleasure she will feel when she impresses her friends as she pours flaming liquids from this pan into their coffee drinks or over their desserts. Her dinner parties are sure to become the talk of her social circle.
Williams-Sonoma Tools and Techniques ($34.95) is a lovely book found in the “Cook’s Tools” category. It is a must-have for the mother who has longed to cook gourmet meals while being forced by the demands of little children to get something filling and quick on the table. Now that her children are grown, she has the time to learn elaborate new techniques. With over 300 techniques explained, she will have plenty of opportunities to learn. The book also includes 50 recipes and more than 1,500 color photographs.
You can show your mother you care and support breast cancer research at the same time. When you purchase The Susan B. Komen Pink Santoku Knife ($69.95) in the “Cutlery” category, Kyocera will donate a portion of the proceeds in connection with the Cook for the Cure initiative. It is a lightweight, sharp knife and comes in pink.
The Chef’s Choice Egg Cooker ($39.95) found in the “Electrics” category would make a great Mother’s Day gift for working mothers who still want to make a hot breakfast for the family. The egg cooker will cook up to seven eggs at one time. From soft-boiled to hard-boiled to poached eggs, everyone’s preference can be accommodated. A timer will let her know when each egg is ready to be removed.
Your mother will love baking cookies, pancakes, and puff pastries with the grandchildren when she has Williams-Sonoma’s Scotty Dog Copper Cookie Cutters ($10) found in the “Bakeware” category. She can also use them to turn sandwiches into cute Scotty dogs. They are perfect for adding to a gift basket with all the ingredients needed to make the cookies and decorate them.
If your mother loves dessert, Williams-Sonoma has a gift for her in the “Food” category. She will love the Recchiuti Dessert Sauces Gift Set ($25). The sauces can be used on ice cream and cheesecake as well as fruit for the more health-conscious mother.
If your mother loves outdoor dining, why not give her a set of clear DuraClear® Textured Plates ($49) from the “Glassware and Bar” category. They come in a set of six and have the look of crystal without the worries. Next time she has a small group of friends over for dinner, she can serve them outside on her new “crystal”.
A set of Pewter Napkin Rings ($49 for plain, $55 for monogrammed) will add to the elegance of your mother’s table. They come in a set of four and can be found in the “Tabletop” category. It was difficult to choose just one item in this category. Everything was so beautiful. You may want to spend some time exploring this category further.
If your mother loves Victorian furnishings, the Petite Rose Wreath ($69) will be a wonderful addition to her home. Found in the “Furnishings and Décor” category, this handmade wreath is sure to please her. (Order early since the Williams-Sonoma website stipulates that it must be ordered by noon PST on May 5th for Mother’s Day delivery.)
Is your mother concerned about the environment? Give her a Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Parsley Pure and Green Collection Deluxe Gift Set with Porcelain Holder ($49.95) from the “Homekeeping” category. The set includes hand soap and lotion. Other fragrances are available. They are made from natural ingredients and are packaged in bottles made from recycled plastic.
Williams-Sonoma has more gifts for under $100 so use this list as inspiration to choose something special for your mother. Happy Mother’s Day.