Mother’s Day Gift Guide & Giveaway
Whatever your budget, this Mother’s Day Gift Guide covers all of the best Instant Pot gifts to treat the mom in your life, from the best pressure cookers to must-have accessories.
And this Mother’s Day, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card. One lucky reader will be able to stock up on the best gifts for mom, and maybe even something for themselves! Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.
All of the Instant Pots, accessories, and cookbooks below are products that I love and use all the time.
If you know a mom interested in trying pressure cooking or who is already an avid Instant Pot user, there’s something here for her.
Instant Pot Mother's Day Gifts 2021
Are you shopping for a new mom making baby food, a busy mom running between baseball and gymnastics practice, a working mom cooking after a long day on the clock, or a veteran mom or grandma who needs meals to feed a couple or a crowd?
No matter who you're looking for, we have you covered with this awesome round-up of the best pressure cookers, cookbooks, accessories, and ingredients that will help you find the perfect gift—no matter your budget!
Best Instant Pots for Mothers Day
Perhaps the best all-around Mother’s Day gift is a good pressure cooker.
There are a lot of Instant Pots and pressure cookers out there, however. The best place to start is with our Instant Pot Buying Guide. We’ve also done in-depth reviews of the Instant Pot Duo Gourmet, the Ninja Foodi, and the Zavor Lux.
Instant Pot Duo Nova, 6-Quart
The Duo Nova is my #1 basic pressure cooker recommendation. It's the best balance between low cost and in-demand features.
The display is easy to read, the push-button steam release automatically seals up when the lid is locked in place, and it pressure cooks like a dream. (Read my full review here.)
Instant Pot Duo Crisp 8-Quart Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer
The Duo Crisp is my favorite two-in-one pressure cooker, and my #1 recommendation for an 8-quart pressure cooker.
It pressure cooks and crisps your food like an air-fryer with the switch of a lid. (Read my Duo Crisp review here.)
Instant Pot Pro, 6-quart
If you want to get Mom the latest and greatest, look no further than the newest high-end Instant Pot model.
The Instant Pot Pro has Favorite settings for those meals you cook all the time, as well as built-in reminders for the steam release. (Look for the full review coming soon, but I'll tell you I *love* it.)
Best Pressure Cooker Cookbooks to Gift for Mother's Day
Whether mom is new to pressure cooking or just needs some fresh recipe inspiration, a cookbook is always a thoughtful gift that will keep on giving.
The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook
This book is full of our favorite 200 recipes, most of which aren’t on the blog. The recipes are designed to accommodate cooks of all levels, plus plenty of getting started tips and tricks.
To see why people love it, check out the reviews and recipes here.
Instantly Sweet Dessert Cookbook
Because your Instant Pot isn’t just for savory foods! We wrote this Instant Pot dessert cookbook with Marci of Tidbits and it has 75 family-favorite sweet treats.
To see why people love it, check out the reviews and recipes here.
The Gluten-Free Instant Pot Cookbook
If mom is avoiding gluten, this cookbook makes cooking in an Instant Pot straightforward and easy. Not to mention delicious!
Instant Pot Baby Food and Toddler Food Cookbook
This is THE perfect gift for new moms and moms of young kids. It includes everything you need to know to make easy, healthy and freezable meals for babies and toddlers.
Instant Pot Miracle Vegetarian Cookbook
Make more than 100 healthy vegetarian meals in your pressure cooker with this colorful cookbook for the veggie-loving mom in your life.
Instant Pot Accessories Mother’s Day Gifts
If Mom already has a pressure cooker, these Instant Pot accessories will make her life a little easier. Plus, many of these gifts are under $20, making them perfect for any budget!
Fat Daddio's 7-inch Cake Pan
These little pans are workhorses! They’re perfect for pressure cooker lasagnas, “baking” cakes, cooking pot-in-pot, reheating leftovers and freezer meals, and stacked cooking (where you cook part of the meal in the pot and another part in a pan on top).
Basically, one of these little pans opens up dozens of new ways to use your Instant Pot.
Steamer Basket with Silicone Handle
Steamer baskets are essential for keeping food above water during pressure cooking.
For me, a steamer is necessary to cook potatoes (see my Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Quick Potato Salad recipes). This one is a perfect fit for a 6-quart pressure cooker, and the handle makes it so easy to remove.
NordicWare 7-Inch Springform Pan
Springform pans are a fun accessory for making Instant Pot Cheesecakes. In fact, I think that the Instant Pot is the best way to make cheesecake.
(If you want to give your Mom a cheesecake set,
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Trivet, 1.2-inches tall
A trivet or rack is the key to pot-in-pot and stacked pressure cooking. I recommend having both a low and high rack. Many pressure cookers come with a low rack, so you can complete your set with this high rack.
Silicone Gripper Clips
These little grabbers make it so easy to remove your dish when pot-in-pot and stacked cooking. I love these secure pot holders.
Extra Instant Pot Silicone Ring & Gasket
I love having multiple silicone rings: one for main dishes and one for delicate-flavored desserts and breakfasts. It’s also nice to have in case the ring or gasket gets damaged. They don’t fail often, but when they do it’s always at the worst possible time like in the middle of a dinner party. This is one item I never buy generic—I always prefer to have the brand name rings that match the brand of your pressure cooker. For the Instant Pot, you can get a single clear sealing ring or a two pack of red and blue sealing rings.
I really love the Thermapen! A good thermometer is a MUST for cooking meat in the pressure cooker. You can immediately know if your meat is ready to serve, no cutting and guessing at the color. Plus, you can use this tool everywhere in the kitchen.
For a more budget-friendly option, this Meat Thermometer Fork also works great.
Herbs & Spices To Upgrade Mom’s Recipes
Nothing takes a meal from good to great like using quality herbs and spices. I love the color and flavor of saffron, and since you just use a pinch, one small bottle lasts a surprisingly long time. My Saffron Almond Rice Pilaf makes an excellent side.
These five-bladed kitchen shears make it a breeze to get fresh herbs recipe-ready.
Vanilla Bean Paste
For sweet recipes, you can’t beat the extra kick of flavor from real vanilla bean paste. And since you use it a teaspoon or two at a time, it lasts a long time. Try it in my Best-Ever Rice Pudding recipe.
Herb Grow Kit
This handy kit makes growing fresh herbs like rosemary, basil and oregano easy and fun right in the kitchen.
For more Instant Pot and Pressure Cooking must-have tools, check out my Amazon Shop.
Instant Pot Mother’s Day Recipes
Once you’ve outfitted mom with the best Instant Pot gifts for Mother’s Day, here are our favorite celebratory recipes to try for the special day:
- Berries and Cream Breakfast Cake is a fun baking recipe for the pressure cooker that’s perfect for Mother’s Day brunch.
- Pressure Cooker Chicken Bacon Penne Pasta has a decadent garlic cream sauce that every mom will love.
- Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs from Barbara Bakes isn’t technically a pressure cooker recipe, but it’s easy to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for a Mother’s Day celebration. (Or try our Instant Pot Short Ribs.)
- Instant Pot Lemon Meyer Cheesecake is the perfect creamy and vibrant dessert recipe for a spring afternoon.
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You guys recipes are always the best, I can always depend on them to turn out and be delicious..
it would be so fun to win this and add a few extras to my instant pot for ease of cooking.
Awesome giveaway! I love your recipes & learning more every day
Omgosh, I would absolutely love this. What a great give away. Your recipes are simply the best x
Fantastic addition to any kitchen. I love my instant pot I have given each of my 4 children one and my brother and his wife. My brother Has become quite the cook I. I have a couple weddings coming up and I think that’s what they’ll be receiving thank you so much
I’m so thankful for your recipes. They have really helped during shut-down! The flavors are amazing yet the recipes come together with ease.
This would buy the accesories we need for our instant pot that we received as a wedding gift and been cooking like we never have before.what a great giveaway and good luck to everyone and happy cooking to all.
AWESOME giveaway, any mom would love any of product
Absolutely a stupendous giveaway Yahoo’s ty
What a wonderful giveaway! I have had my Instapot for a couple of years now and have printed off a lot of your recipes. I love that you have such easy instructions and ingredients. So many are foods my mother made and being able to make them in the Instapot is so easy with your instructions. I haven’t purchased your cookbook yet but it is on my “bucket list”.
I can’t express enough, just how much I have learned from you and including your cookbooks. I can truly say, it is all you need and to gain confidence from you to keep on IP’n. I enjoy the weekly e-mail that I receive on Sunday. It adds to a perfect day. Thanks for everything! 🙂
thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Stop by Katherines Corner and enter my giveaway too ( smile)
Love my IP(s). So glad my first purchase (8qt) was an IP. I bought another brand later on for our then vacation home (different size) and quickly learned to hate that off brand. Now that we are empty nesters, I’ve added the 3 qt IP and dearly love it. Seldom use the 8 qt. but would love to have the air fry lid that fits the 8 qt. someday. We are all blessed with your kindness in sharing all that you do for us. Thank you.
I love all your recipes and Tips & Tricks… Would absolutely love to win this.. What a great prize!!!
The steamer pot and therma pen are my favorites!
I love your site and am learning more each week! Thank you do much. 💘 Phyllis
That’s so nice – thanks Phyllis!
Love Instant Pot. This would be great for my daughter Gina!
Super interested in this contest…….have even given a instant pot away as a wedding gift.
Wouldn’t so love to win this for myself. And all those accessories….WOW. Would love just the cookbook alone !!!!!!!!
What a wonderful giveaway Barbara! I am so intrigued by the Instant Pot and and all the functions it can do.
I had been doing some research on all the different types and models and the Instant Pot Duo Plus does it all and has great reviews too. Besides all the extra goodies I love that you have included your cookbook to help a newbie to pressure cooking make foolproof recipes! Thanks for the opportunity to win this and Happy Mothers Day.
What a great package! If I win this, I am going to give this to my 82-year-old mom. She lives on a farm and still works very hard doing the chores, keeping the yard work up, and taking care of my dad who can no longer do the farm work. I don’t live near my parents so don’t get the chance to help out too often. She would be thrilled with as would any lucky recipient. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!
She sounds like an amazing woman! Good luck!
Always fun to try one of your recipes. I have a girlfriend who ordered your book recently, and she loves it!
I really enjoy your website. Thanks Michele
Would love to win!
Fingers Crossed!!! Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Mother’s Day to all 🙂
I gifted an IP Duo to my mom last summer. She loves it! There are many things I love about my IP…preparing dinner without heating up the house in warm weather ranks high on my list!
I have a couple of weddings in the near future. I’m already planning to purchase Instant pots and you know who’s cookbooks… gee, if I win a package I could buy two dresses instead of one! Fingers crossed…
Great give-away!! This would also make a fantastic wedding gift for a new bride! I love my pressure cooker so much, sometimes I wish that I had 2 of them. I even showed someone from church your book, she’ll be ordering a copy, and dragging her pressure cooker out that she received as a gift but never used. i used my pressure cooker for a fellowship meal at church today…it is a life saver!
this is a great chance, i thank you so much for it.
Fantastic article and giveaway! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Barbara, for offering this wonderful prize!
Barbara, thank you so much for a chance to win this awesome Mother’s Day package, how generous! Useful accessories & OMGosh, your cookbook. I learned to pressure cook from your website & don’t know what I would do without it. Great gift guide as well & I have many of these accessories based on your recommendations.
I can personally vouch for the 3 qt. mini steamer basket from your link. I love mine & keep it on my counter. Great for rinsing & cooking rice pot-in-pot, washing & steaming veggies, many uses & screamin’ cute little basket with silicone handle & feet. Fits perfectly in Instant Pot 3-qt. mini & a real workhorse that would make a great gift!
I’m in on this one, I have a family wedding coming up. This would be the perfect gift!
Super nice package you’ve put together there!
What an amazing giveaway!! All entered! Thank you for the opportunity to win! ?
Thanks Challene – good luck!
Love, love, love!!!
Great give away! I’d love to win this for my daughter. I was gifted a Duo 6 by my youngest daughter, so I could pass it on. But just wanted to say how much I enjoy your IP cookbook. I have several but yours is the most practical. THANKS
That’s so nice – thanks Clara! Good luck 🙂
What a fabulous giveaway, Barbara. I can’t imagine anyone that wouldn’t be thrilled with all those goodies, if not for themselves then for someone special in their lives that loves to cook. They’ll have everything they need to get started on their pressure cooking journey. And I agree, your cookbook has something for EVERYONE in it. I use mine ALL the time…I think I’m gonna wear it out! 🙂
Thanks so much Carol!! Good luck 🙂