Leftovers are no longer as daunting when mom refers to all that food in the fridge as “meal prep.” And meal prepping moms are truly one-of-a-kind. Whether mom is the type of person to chop her work salad ingredients in one go or get the whole family’s weekly meals packed and ready days in advance, we know you’re grateful. And to indulge her favorite kitchen hobby, gift her something luxurious (and yes, practical) to help make meal prep a little more fun. If mom loves to meal prep, these are the gifts for her.
Dagne Dover Lunch Box
This super stylish lunch (or breakfast or snack or dinner) box makes all that prep worth it! This purse-like insulated bag with a detachable strap is perfect for commutes and comes in five colors. $80, dagendover.com
10 Pack Signature Spicewalla Blends
Add some pep to that meal prep with a fresh set of spice mixes. Artisanal, small batch spices like harissa, peri peri, jerk seasoning and more are included in this colorful pack, to help amp up the week’s standard grilled protein or dressing.
W&P’s Porter Bowl
This reusable plastic bowl with a top is the perfect, stylish item to enhance any meal prep practice — use it to store chopped ingredients, cooked meals, leftovers or meals to eat on the go. It’s dishwasher safe and comes in six pastel colors. $20, wandpdesign.com
Five Piece Kitchen Tool Set
Revamp mom’s meal prep tools with this charming nonstick set of confetti printed tools. They’re slim and lightweight, and definitely good for little hands if mom likes getting younger members of the family involved in the kitchen. $40, gir.co
Whether mom’s trying to create content while meal prep, Facetime a family member or just look up some new recipes, it’s undeniable that a smartphone is now an essential kitchen tool. Make using the device a little easier with this kickstand and reusable adhesive to prop up a screen wherever necessary.
“Gold Violin” Countertop Plant
This small but luscious and colorful plant adorns any meal prep area with style, without taking up too much counter space! The Philodendron Bipennifolium nearly glows bright yellows and greens and is a mood booster when the meal prep can feel a bit tedious. $75, urbanflora.co
Stella Falone Reversible Cutting Board
Make mom feel like a meal prep rockstar with this luxurious wooden cutting board made from West African ebony. The 18’ by 11.4’ surface is large enough for plenty of chopping to take place during the course of meal prep and a non slip mat comes with the reversible board to keep it all in place. $200, stellafalone.com
Smoked Salmon with FlyByJing Sichuan Chili Crisp
Fishwife’s tinned fish is the ultimate in shelf-stable proteins, a must for any meal prepper. The high quality product and attractive packaging make the seafood a wonderful gift, especially this new spicy collaboration that takes a few steps out of meal prep. Pre-order online and mom will be chuffed. $39 for three cans, eatfishwife.com
Mint Lozenges with Probiotics
Mintly’s little jar of lozenges is the perfect addition to any packed lunch. Let mom feel fresh after her pesto pasta or egg salad sandwich, in a very classy (and healthy!) way. $18, getmintly.com