Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Mom’s Day is fast approaching, do you have her present yet?

creative jams and preserves

Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right gift for Mom. Flowers are too impersonal unless mom loves flowers. Candy often isn’t appreciated by dieting moms! My first gift as a mother  – a life jacket – is just…

The trick is consider Mom’s interests and hobbies. If your mom is a canning and food preserving enthusiast we have just what you need!

Tea Towels: Every mom uses tea towels. Let your mom show her love of canning with unique appliqued towels available in my Etsy shop.

Canning Iron-Ons: Is your mom a Canning Queen? Maybe she has a great sense of humor and is Well Preserved. Purchase a vinyl sticker and iron it on a new tshirt, sweatshirt, apron, or tote bag. Don’t want to iron it on yourself? Send me a message and arrange a custom order. Available in the SeedtoPantry Etsy shop.

Canning Labels: Canning moms fill lots of jars. Jars need labels. Surprise mom with custom made labels from StickerYou. She would love some with her picture on it! See my StickerYou review here, and order your own from the StickerYou site.

Creative Jams and Preserves: Does Mom have a Kindle? Get her a copy of my new ebook. Filled with mouth-watering unique recipes for homemade jams, jellies, syrups, marmalades, fruit butters and more. Available at Amazon.

Ultra-violet Jars: Maybe mom grows and dries herbs. If so, she needs these fantastic jars that will keep those herbs tasting fresh for ages. Infinity Jars are also great for homemade balms, salves, and body butters, as well as flavored oils and vinegars. See my Infinity Jars review here, or order your own from the Infinity Jars site.

Canning Journal: Let mom know that you would love a food preservation journal to pass down through the family. Download a copy and place it in a 3-ring binder. Quick and easy, but it’s like having a family heirloom cookbook. Find your copy at my Etsy shop.

Whew! Now everyone is happy. Your shopping is all done. You have purchased something mom will both love and use. And you just promoted yourself to favorite child!

by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at Find her professional food writing info at

April 25, 2017

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