I don't want to sound sexist and somehow imply that women and mother's should cook or be the ones in the kitchen... even Julia said "Every woman should own a blowtorch." And, yes, I have one, and yes, I have used it in the kitchen. Let's not draw lines about cooking and kitchen as being the domain of a man or woman.
I love to cook and I'm pretty darn good cook. My baking is coming along nicely... but, eh, I'm not in to sweet things and I can only ever get bread dough right if I do in the stupid machine. My husband does cook and he's not too bad. My Grandfather is an amazing chef. Wow. Richard, you rock the kitchen.
If your Mom loves to cook and play around in the kitchen, these are for her (or for anyone who loves to cook). If Julia Child inspires her... If she's often glued to the Food Network... if she loves browsing through those fancy kitchen catalogs... these are for her.
And, yes, I am going to do a shameless plug for my Wall Box Shelves - great for kitchen organization, storage, or even an indoor herb garden.
A work in progress