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Give mom the gift of quality cookware!

To help solve the riddle of how to please mom on Mother’s Day, below is a curated list of well-designed culinary possibilities from Ayesha Curry, Rachael Ray, BonJour, Anolon, and Circulon, as well as premium and ultra-premium cookware from Hestan Culinary. Lastly, consider comfy plant-based pillows that come in a gift box from JUVEA.

Ayesha Curry 2.5 Qt. Covered Casserole ($29.99) – A young mom of three, Ayesha knows what’s needed in a family kitchen. Perfect for baking potatoes gratin and one-pot meals, this high-quality, oven-to-table ceramic casserole features Ayesha’s signature heart motif on the outside, and a charming heart-shaped knob on the lid. Oven safe to 500 degrees F., this medium-size casserole and other Ayesha Curry kitchenware products help support No Kid Hungry to provide up to 500,000 meals to children in need.

Anolon Advanced Home Two-Step Meal Set 5-Qt. Dutch Oven & 10-Inch Pan With Everything Lid ($79.99) – Moms looking to de-clutter and streamline their kitchen equipment will love this double-duty cookware, which cleverly repurposes the lid as a separate pan that can be used on the stove or oven. Recently introduced Anolon Advanced Home offers Anolon’s signature Infinity Slide™ enhanced nonstick cooking surface, which lasts 16 times longer than traditional nonstick cookware and 80 times longer than typical ceramic cookware.

Bonjour 8-Cup Ceramic French Press ($49.99) – Coffee loving moms will enjoy waking up to this contemporary midcentury-style French Press crafted in heat-retaining ceramic. A high quality stainless steel filter and rod ensures years of enjoyment, while the large handle makes it easy to lift and pour. The teakwood knob at the top adds a touch of warmth and timeless elegance.

Circulon Symmetry 5.5-Qt. Covered Straining Casserole ($99.99) – Make meal-prep easier for Mom with this multi-use casserole, which in addition to making hearty one-pot meals, can also be used to boil pasta and veggies without needing a colander. Made of heavy duty, hard-anodized aluminum that's twice as strong as stainless steel, this casserole has comfortable, rubberized stainless steel handles to easily lift and carry from the stove or oven, directly to the table. Plus, dishes can be easily monitored without lifting the shatter-resistant glass lid.

Hestan CopperBond 10-Piece (sale price $1,499.95) – For the ultimate WOW factor, gift a Chef-y mom with this luxurious set of ultra-premium cookware. Not your grandmother’s copper cookware, newly launched Hestan CopperBond distinguishes itself with a supremely elegant design that smartly combines gleaming copper with an innovative, wrap-around magnetic stainless steel base for enhanced durability, induction use, and easier cleaning. Completing CopperBond’s made in Italy, contemporary styling is a chic collar rim of highly polished stainless steel and matching stainless steel lids, handles and fittings. This display-worthy set includes: 8.5-inch skillet; 11-inch skillet; 1.5-Qt. saucepan with lid; 3-Qt. saucepan with lid; 3.5-Qt. sauté pan with lid, and 6-Qt. stockpot with lid.

Hestan CopperBond 1.5 Qt. Saucepan (sale price $199.95) – Copper cookware is especially prized for sauce making, and this combination copper and induction-suitable stainless steel small saucepan will be especially treasured. The petite capacity and pricing of this stunningly modern take on classic copper pots also makes it a good entry point for starting a collection of luxury cookware. Designed with a wider base for faster heating and easy stirring (plus reinforced/flared rims for precision pouring with no messy drips) this saucepan offers the unsurpassed conductivity, responsiveness and beauty of copper, combined with the durability and easy-cleaning benefits of stainless steel.

Hestan ProBond 5-Qt. Essential Pan (sale price $229.95) – If your mom is a pasta lover (and who isn't?), consider this generously sized and rounded pan, which facilitates thoroughly tossing cooked pasta with sauce. Meticulously crafted in Italy with an exclusive aluminum core that delivers 35 percent greater heat conductivity than other aluminum-clad cookware, ProBond heats up evenly with Ferrari-like speed. Flared rims ensure drip-free pouring, and smartly designed flush rivets make for easy cleaning and nesting.

Hestan ProBond 11-inch Skillet ($180.00) – From scrambled eggs and bacon in the morning to dinnertime veal scaloppini, this medium-size premium skillet is ideally weighted for superior results and durability, and has 20 percent more surface area for better browning. The newly launched Hestan ProBond collection features an attractive two-toned design that combines an exterior of industrial-chic brushed stainless steel with an upper band and rim of polished stainless steel.

Hestan NanoBond 14-inch Wok (sale price $399.95) – The ultimate choice in Asian-style cookware, this generously sized wok with high domed lid is a must-have for stir-frying vegetables, cooking up Moo Shoo Shrimp, or even going southern with deep-fried chicken. This versatile pot can also be used for braising, steaming or roasting a whole chicken. Meticulously crafted in Italy with 14 global patents, Hestan NanoBond’s unique molecular titanium technology delivers an exceptionally resilient clad stainless steel collection that is heat tolerant up to 1,050 Degrees F., and 4 times more durable than other stainless steel cookware. The wok comes with a bottle of Hestan NanoBond cleaner to effortlessly remove any superficial cooking marks.

Hestan NanoBond 3.5-Qt. Saute Pan (sale price $299.95) – The perfect size and shape for weeknight meal preps, this hard working sauté pan brilliantly sears, browns, caramelizes, simmers, braises, and broils a plethora of savory dishes. As with all other Hestan collections, NanoBond’s premium aluminum core ensures superior conductivity for super-fast and perfectly even heat distribution with no hot spots to mar cooking results.

Rachael Ray Create Delicious 11-Piece Cookware Set ($119.99) – Any fan of Rachael Ray will surely delight in Rachael’s new Create Delicious collection, made of durable and even-heating aluminum with premium nonstick technology for long-lasting performance. A magnetic stainless steel base makes it possible to use on all cooktops, including induction, and the shimmering porcelain exterior comes in a rainbow of colors. The comprehensive set includes: 8.5-Inch Open Deep Frying Pan; 10.25-Inch Open Deep Frying Pan; 1.5-Quart Saucepan with Lid; 2-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 5-Quart Dutch Oven with Swing Lid; 3-Quart Saute Pan; Bench Scrape and 12-Inch Lazy Slotted Spoon.

JUVEA All Natural, Plant-Based Pillows ($99.99) – What every mom craves is a good night's sleep, and that starts with the right pillow. Crafted in Shelton, CT, JUVEA pillows are sustainably made from the natural sap of the hevea (rubber) tree. Exceptionally buoyant, breathable, and supportive, JUVEA standard/queen and king size pillows are also anti-allergy and mold- and mite-resistant. Ingeniously compressed into gift-ready boxes, choose the High-Loft Density (for back and side sleepers), the Low-Loft Density (for side and stomach sleepers), or the shapeable ComforFill version (for all sleepers). You can also choose from the following covers: organic cotton, cotton, Tencel, and cooling.
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