Mother’s Day Gift Guide and Giveaway

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and I wanted to provide you with a gift guide as well as a special giveaway! Let’s get started.

Emile Henry creates beautiful cookware, bakeware and tabletop accessories that make any kitchen just a little more special. Over the last few months, EH has released exciting new items and I have highlighted a few of those below.

Emile Henry compost bin is a compost bin that is as functional as it is lovely on the countertop! The EH compost bin is compact in size and doesn’t take too much valuable counter space, but generous enough to collect 4+ days worth of food scraps. It’s deep lid contains odors but is not airtight to avoid moisture build-up and mold growth. It’s wide spout helps while emptying and prevents liquids from spilling out the sides. Made of ceramic, it won’t stain, oxidize, or decompose. Remove the rope handle and it’s dishwasher safe for effortless cleaning!

Emile Henry vinegar pot: At last, homemade vinegar is back with a vinegar pot adapted to contemporary lifestyle and interior design. Make vinegar as well as kombucha, kimchi with water and much more. Vinegar is so easy to make and the EH website shares two methods:

Method 1: Creating a vinegar “mother”: Open your Vinegar Pot and pour in a bottle of good quality red or dry white wine (8-10° alcohol). Then, add 350 ml of organic artisanal vinegar. Replace the lid and store the Vinegar Pot at 65-85°F. A thin, white layer (the “mother”) appears above the surface of the liquid after a few days. It takes 2 months of patience before using your own vinegar by extracting the desired amount – 200 ml can be used every 2 weeks.

Method 2: Obtaining a “mother” from a friends or family: Ask a relative to provide you with a piece of “mother.” Pour 2 bottles of good-quality wine in the Vinegar Pot and place the vinegar “mother” on the surface. Put the lid back on the Vinegar Pot and wait for 4 to 6 weeks before collecting some of your own vinegar.

Emile Henry rice pot: Perfect rice, every time! All types of rice – long or short grain, wild or jasmine, white or brown can be cooked to perfection in this little pot. With tall, thick walls, the pot gently diffuses the heat, while its inner lid retains the steam close enough to the rice to ensure it is evenly cooked and respects the texture of the grain. The pot is also dishwasher safe! See our giveaway below for a chance to win one of these beauties along with a copy of Rice Is Life: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the World’s Most Essential Grain by Caryl Levine, Ken Lee and Kristin Donnelly.

Emile Henry pizza stone: EH’s pizza stone is made from high performance ceramic. It helps create pizzas with a golden, crispy crust; ensuring that the pizza will be perfectly cooked, just like in a traditional pizza oven. Re-create brick oven pizzas by using this stone in the oven or on the grill. The sealed surface allows for easy release with no residual odors or stains and it can also be used for grilling vegetables or fish over the grill. Look for a promotion soon for this product along with a copy of Pizza Night: Deliciously Doable Recipes for Pizza and Salad by Alexandra Stafford.

Emile Henry mugs: For coffee or tea, at home or in the office, the EH Mug sets the standard for elegant simplicity and durability. The non-scratch and non-staining glaze means the mugs will maintain their good looks for many years. Made from HR® ceramic (High Resistance) for excellent resistance to shocks, its perfectly smooth glaze is very easy to clean. All Emile Henry products are made in France and offer a ten years guarantee. See our giveaway below to win a set of these mugs with a copy of Coffee Art Masterclass: 50 Incredible Coffee Designs for the Home Barista by Dhan Tamang.


Le Creuset has gorgeous pieces perfect for Spring and ideal for Mother’s Day. This link Le Creuset Specials shares all the pieces that are on sale with some marked down 50%. Remember if you spend $250 you will receive a two piece baking set pictured below when using the code FLOURPOWER at checkout. This bonus expires May 12th, 2024. All Le Creuset links are affiliate links.

Now to highlight a few of these new pieces:

Le Creuset signature petal braiser is a perfect addition to anyone’s tablescape especially during Spring and Summer. There are several colors to choose from. Someone tell my family that I want one of these stunning pieces – I’ll slip you a twenty!

Le Creuset Springtime serving bowl set: Le Creuset is creating many new lovely kitchen related items including this floral serving bowl set. The bowls are crafted from enamel on steel and finished with a floral applique. The durable enamel coating is easy to clean and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. Lightweight and versatile, these bowls are perfect for indoor and outdoor use. The set includes: 1 1/2 qt. serving bowl, 3 1/6 qt. serving bowl and 5 1/4 qt. serving bowl. While they are not suitable for use with heat, they are freezer and dishwasher safe.

Le Creuest flower plates are a delightful way to serve springtime (or summertime) appetizers, side dishes, cookies and more. I think they make a beautiful addition to one’s afternoon tea party or brunch. With a figural flower-shaped design in a bouquet of freshly picked colors, they feature ridged edges that slope upward to contain food and a wide rim for a steady grip from oven to table. Crafted from premium stoneware, the plate is finished with a vibrant glaze which is easy to clean and resistant to chips, scratches and stains. Safe for freezer, oven, microwave, broiler, dishwasher and metal utensils.


Aieve, is a DTC (Direct To Customer) brand since 2016 with a focus on the “Kitchen & Dining” category. Their product line includes creative kitchen tools and innovative small appliances, targeting markets in North America, Europe and Japan. With a strong focus on innovation, practicality and cost-effectiveness, Aieve’s brand mission is to continually bring superior products to their customers.

Four Aieve products described below

Aieve mixer bowl covers are compatible with 4.5 / 5 quart KitchenAid mixer bowls to prevent ingredients from splashing out while the mixer is mixing on high speed. These covers make baking/cooking less messy and prevent waste all while keeping your countertop clean. Each package contains two covers which are dishwasher safe.

Aieve stand mixer attachment holders are designed for mixer attachment organizer compatible with all kinds of KitchenAid mixer accessories with hanging holes, such as the Flex Edge Beater, Flat Beater, Dough Hooks and Wire Whip. They are easy to install under your cabinet or area near your mixer and they come with screws and adhesive tape on the bottom, so you can choose the suitable method to install the attachment holders according to the surface. Use the screws to easily and stably mount the holder for the kitchen mixer attachment parts organizer or just easily peel off the adhesive tape and stick the holder on the cabinet or other flat surfaces.

Mason jar fermenting lids: The fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars have a leak proof gasket made from durable plastic that is bpa-free, allow gasses to escape, and prevents contaminants from entering. The product is dishwasher safe and please note – jars are not included. Use extractor pump of the pickling kit to pump air out from jars; the sauerkraut fermentation kit’s pounder is easy to use with fermentation weights that pounds out the juice from cabbages, cucumbers, carrots and other veggies and tightly packs them into crocks and jars for best fermentation.

Aieve electric gravity salt and pepper grinder set: Compared to toher manual grinders, the automatic operation of this salt and pepper grinder is simpler and more efficient. Suitable for all, even the elderly and children. The electric pepper grinder has a gravity sensor switch, no need to press the button, just flip the grinder and you will have freshly ground spices. Each electric salt and pepper grinder requires four AA batteries which are not included. The size of the grind is adjustable from coarse to fine.


Food Gifts: 150+ Irresistible Recipes for Crafting Personalized Presents by Elle Simone Scott and America’s Test Kitchen would make a great gift for anyone. Make a recipe or two from the book as a special bonus! Find out more about this book in our US giveaway here.

Other recent cookbooks that would make lovely gifts include:

Be sure to check out all the gift guides here at EYB for other cookbook and kitchen related items.

Of course, a gift certificate for Eat Your Books is always a thoughtful present for the cookbook lover/cook. If you need help purchasing a gift certificate, see this help section or email info@eatyourbooks.com.

Don’t forget our friends at ckbk and their wonderful service, see our post about what they offer as well as a discount code for EYB members.


For the giveaway portion of this post:

One US Member will receive a copy of Rice Is Life: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the World’s Most Essential Grain by Caryl Levine, Ken Lee and Kristin Donnelly along with an Emile Henry rice pot (color to be chosen by Emile Henry) as described above. Rice is so much more than just a pantry staple. It’s the foundation of cuisines across the world, a grain that sustains half the world’s people, and the start of a delicious meal at home. Rice Is Life captures the diversity of flavors and helps transform simple, gluten-free pantry staples into flavorful and nourishing dishes. The book also shares essays on rice culture and sustainable rice agriculture, showing how rice plays a part in uplifting people across the globe.

Another US Member will receive a copy of Coffee Art Masterclass: 50 Incredible Coffee Designs for the Home Barista by Dhan Tamang along with a set of Emile Henry mugs (color to be chosen by Emile Henry). Take your designer coffee to the next level with Dhan’s simple to follow and incredible designs. Impress your partner, friends and family by making them a cup with a design for every pastime and hobby. There’s no special equipment needed, and Dhan explains the basics, so that you can craft incredible designs from the outset. There are even templates for quick results and tips for ensuring your art stays in place for as long as possible.

Special thanks to Emile Henry for offering a rice pot and Chronicle Books for providing a copy of Rice Is Life to one US winner. And to Emile Henry again for offering two of their mugs and to Cassell Publishing for providing a copy of Coffee Art Masterclass to one US winner. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which item in this gift guide would you most like to try out in your kitchen?

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76 Comments

  • itssteph  on  April 29, 2024

    I would like to try the rice pot.

  • demomcook  on  April 29, 2024

    I would love to try the home vinegar pot. Have several books on making vinegar and have been meaning to give it a try.

  • sarahawker  on  April 29, 2024

    Rice pot could be very helpful.

  • Laluzdelaluna  on  April 29, 2024

    Rice pot for sure!

  • Jnr2389  on  April 29, 2024

    I would love to use the rice pot!

  • hangryviking  on  April 29, 2024

    rice pot – definitely need something fool proof

  • mcrimmins  on  April 29, 2024

    I would like to try the Rice Pot.

  • dataentrytard  on  April 29, 2024

    I would like to try Le Creuset signature petal braiser.

  • ccav  on  April 29, 2024

    The compost bin!

  • JRumi  on  April 30, 2024

    I would like to try the Emily Henry rice pot.

  • Ljhfike  on  April 30, 2024

    I would LOVE the compost bin

  • betsyradelow  on  April 30, 2024

    Le Creuest flower plates, so pretty!

  • LeMinou  on  April 30, 2024

    I would select the Le Creuset signature petal braiser in cerise because my mom would have loved & appreciated the simple beauty.

  • fadoum  on  May 1, 2024

    The rice cooker looks lovely. would like to try. (Do not drink coffee so would have to re-gift the other)

  • TBipp  on  May 2, 2024

    The rice pot would be lovely

  • Jillyb3  on  May 2, 2024

    I had no idea vinegar pots existed! I would love to test that out.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  May 2, 2024

    The vinegar pot!

  • cellenly  on  May 2, 2024

    brasier

  • amylou61  on  May 3, 2024

    I’d love to try the Emile Henry compost bin.

  • Su2cool  on  May 3, 2024

    DTC products are always useful.

  • alyson_wonder  on  May 3, 2024

    I would love to use the le creuset brasier, it’s beautiful.

  • ravensfan  on  May 3, 2024

    I would like to try the Le Creuset signature petal braiser.

  • virjeania  on  May 4, 2024

    Food Gifts: 150+ Irresistible Recipes for Crafting Personalized Presents by Elle Simone Scott and America’s Test Kitchen

  • jberry  on  May 5, 2024

    The Aieve Mason Jar Fermenting Lids might add a twist to my summer canning.

  • Laura1  on  May 5, 2024

    rice pot

  • inflytur  on  May 5, 2024

    Emile Henry rice pot

  • elysedc  on  May 6, 2024

    Emile Henry rice pot would be the best gift for me, but since I’m not a mom…. I’d get my mother in law the petal braiser – she’d love that!

  • clairew137  on  May 6, 2024

    Rice pot would be good.

  • tarae1204  on  May 7, 2024

    Le Creuset signature petal braiser (wow!) or the mason jar fermentation lids.

  • TazinaTlo  on  May 7, 2024

    Le Creuset signature petal braiser

  • rchesser  on  May 7, 2024

    Le Creuset Signature Petal Braiser

  • BMeyer  on  May 7, 2024

    rice pot

  • schesshire  on  May 8, 2024

    I’d like to try the rice cooker.

  • nomadchowwoman  on  May 8, 2024

    The rice pot!

  • Starry_Joce  on  May 8, 2024

    I would like to try the petal braiser from Le Creuset.

  • kmwyman  on  May 9, 2024

    the Aieve fermenting lids

  • dusksunset  on  May 10, 2024

    rice pot

  • porcupines  on  May 10, 2024

    The rice pot bc my husband loves rice!

  • ktpotat  on  May 11, 2024

    The compost bin it has to be better than the bowl I use

  • davisesq212  on  May 11, 2024

    I would love the Le Creuset signature petal braiser.

  • oduong930  on  May 11, 2024

    compost bin

  • clickclick  on  May 11, 2024

    I love the Le Creuest flower plates. They are so cute!!!

  • LaurenE  on  May 12, 2024

    I would like to try the rice pot

  • tucsonsandy  on  May 13, 2024

    Rice pot

  • sarahteertzah  on  May 13, 2024

    Le Creuset signature petal braiser

  • RSW  on  May 14, 2024

    vinegar pot

  • debbiehb  on  May 14, 2024

    Le Creuset Springtime serving bowl set

  • DLC  on  May 14, 2024

    Definitely the rice pot

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  May 14, 2024

    Emile Henry vinegar pot

  • JenjiD  on  May 15, 2024

    Emile Henry rice pot

  • Babycarrot  on  May 20, 2024

    I’ve been looking for a different compost bin!

  • laurenodell  on  May 20, 2024

    compost bin

  • Maryd8822  on  May 23, 2024

    That braiser is so pretty!

  • gardeninggal  on  May 24, 2024

    The Rice is Life book and rice pot

  • musteat  on  May 24, 2024

    I would like the rice pot or Emile Henry pizza pan

  • ktrum7  on  May 25, 2024

    Le Creuset signature petal braiser!

  • Leonard5854  on  May 25, 2024

    I’d love to use the rice pot and the cookbook.

  • banba1  on  May 27, 2024

    I mean, of course I would choose a cookbook from the gift guide! This one stood out as something I would love to have: Le Sud: Recipes + Stories from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur by Rebekah Peppler

  • klrclark  on  May 27, 2024

    Rice pot

  • NatalyaM  on  May 28, 2024

    The Le Creuset Springtime serving bowl set is so pretty!

  • Lafauvette  on  May 30, 2024

    Le Creuset flower plates

  • sallansd  on  May 30, 2024

    I’ve wanted a piece of Le Creuset so I’d pick the Le Creuset signature petal braiser

  • ChicagoJen  on  May 30, 2024

    The petal braiser is so pretty and useful.

  • LABeachGal  on  May 31, 2024

    The Le Creuset signature petal braiser is so pretty!

  • Lora724  on  June 1, 2024

    I would like to try the Emile Henry vinegar pot.

  • takemori  on  June 2, 2024

    Pizza stone seems very practical!

  • abdouglass  on  June 2, 2024

    le crueset braiser

  • LSanders  on  June 2, 2024

    Mason jar fermenting lids

  • ChefClaireFVS  on  June 3, 2024

    the compost bin for sure!

  • Shelley.b  on  June 4, 2024

    rice pot

  • artthecat  on  June 4, 2024

    Emile Henry rice pot

  • hillsboroks  on  June 6, 2024

    I am very curious about the rice pot.

  • AnnaZed  on  June 8, 2024

    Emile Henry vinegar pot

  • dtremit  on  June 8, 2024

    Ooh, I’d love the petal braiser.

  • Karla123  on  June 12, 2024

    I would love to try the Emile Henry pizza stone.

  • PumpkinTravels  on  June 17, 2024

    Rice pot

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