We’re loath to suggest any gift that keeps mum in the kitchen, which is why Tefal’s TT5500 Toast n Egg 2-slice Toaster makes our Mothers Day list.

The sheer novelty of being able to boil, poach or scramble eggs while making toast or muffins in the same device has just enough novelty, we reckon, to coax other householders into taking on the breakfast duties and allowing mum to languish beneath the bedclothes.

It costs $80 and, for adventurous newbies, comes with a warming tray for heating mushrooms, spinach or pre-cooked meats and sausages.

Features

  • Warming tray for pre-cooked meats
  • High lift lever
  • Extra wide and deep slots
  • Mid-cycle cancel button
  • Variable browning control (1 to 5)
  • Removable crumb tray
  • Power: 1200 watts