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When is Mother’s Day?
We’re so glad you asked. Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday is May, which means in 2018 it falls on May 13.
We can all agree that moms deserve the world. It goes without saying that mothers should always get the best — especially when it comes to gifts.
But what happens when you can’t afford to get your mom the all-expenses paid trip to the island destination of her dreams as a Mother’s Day gift?
Consider this your ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide.
If your mom likes the latest technology, we’ll offer some perfect options you can get her without compromising quality. For the moms who obsess over home decor, we have a few suggestions that you may have never even thought about. For the mamas who love fashion, we have options for them too, as well as for every other mom in between.
These are the best Mother’s Day gifts that mom is sure to love:
From perfumes and lotions to flowers and candles, you can never go wrong with getting your mom something that smells nice.
What makes diffusers great is your mom can select whatever scent she likes (send her a set to choose from) to enhance the ambiance of any room in the house. This essential oil diffuser by Housmile is well reviewed by customers on Amazon. It has a wood grain design that’d match almost any decor and produces an ultra-fine scented mist to refresh any room in the house continuously for up to 10 hours.
Image: Home Depot
Image: Home Depot
We’re pretty sure your mom has enough Yankee Candles to last a lifetime. But if you just have to get her a candle, consider this really epic one that we guarantee she’s never seen before. The 120-hour Beehive Coil Candle was created with time in mind. Set the burn time by feeding the pliable beeswax coil through the clip. For ever three inches of candle fed through, the candle will burn for approximately one hour.
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Even if you don’t get your mom candles every year, someone probably does. Introduce her to a safer way to smell the scents she loves with this candle warmer. More than 80% of Amazon reviewers say this one deserves 5 stars. Rather than lighting the wick, this nifty device uses a lightbulb to warm the wax and release the scent.
Help mom flex her green thumb with these great nature-themed gift ideas.
Thanks to Amazon’s new plant stop, you can now ship your mom gorgeous flowers right to her door. These blossoms easily add a pop of color to any home and are fairly easy to maintain. All she has to do is add three ice cubes once a week, and the flowers will bloom for about two months. The orchids typically ship in 3 to 5 days so order at least week or so before the big day.
If your mom has a backyard garden filled with flowers, herbs, and vegetables, introduce her to Oya. This clay vessel gets planted in the ground to naturally water her garden, right where the roots need it. All she has to do is fill the Oya with water every few days and let nature do the rest.
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Image: dIGGERZ LLC
These garden gloves have eight claws attached to make digging, planting, and raking, fast and easy. They have 4.3 stars on Amazon and multiple buyers have commented that their moms love ’em. If that doesn’t sell you on the gloves, one buyer adds that they also make great back scratchers.
You know what they always say: home is where your mom is. These tech products will help make her time around the house a little more special.
For just under 40 bucks you can get your mom something that gives her access to over 500,000 movies and tv shows. If you’ve been living under a rock, (or just never thought about buying your mom one) the Amazon FireStick is seriously like the best bang for your buck gift — for anyone.
The trick to a perfect Mother’s Day gift? Make it personal. How about you order a heart-shaped collage of all of her favorite moments? For under $50 you can get an 11×11 unframed work of art from Minted that you just know she’ll love to show off to anyone who stops by.
If mom has way too many photos or is starting to run out of wall space, consider getting her this digital photo frame to display her favorite memories. It lets you play music and display photos instantly using an SD card.
Style & Beauty
Is your mom a fashionista who’s up to date with all the latest style and make-up trends? If so, she’ll love these gift ideas.
This wearable nail polish holder will certainly make her life a little bit easier. It’s innovative and practical, eliminating the need to have a surface to sit her nail polish on while she paints.
Now make-up can practically (sorta, kinda) apply itself. All your mom has to do is apply her favorite liquid, powder, or cream product to the Airtouch Rotating Makeup Brush and the device will do all the smoothing and blending for her.
If she already uses a Clarisonic cleaning device, you should get her this foundation makeup brush add-on. It can help cover blemishes, acne scars, and other imperfections with airbrush quality results.
Facial steamers can help moisturize skin and deeply cleanse pores, and this one heats up in seconds so your mom can easily incorporate it into her beauty routine. This facial steamer comes with a blackhead remover kit and a control knob, and 91% of Amazon reviewers gave it five stars.
Moms have a lot on their plate. These high-tech products can help make her life a bit easier.
Ditto – $43.82
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Image: simple matters
Help mom make sure she never misses another vital call or text with Ditto. It’s a customizable notification device she can clip anywhere on her body. When someone tries to reach her by phone, it’ll vibrate. Ditto can also help to ensure that your mom doesn’t leave her cell phone anywhere, since it’ll tap her if she walks too far away from her smartphone. It connects through via Bluetooth and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
The iPrep tablet stand is designed to hold all popular tablets such as iPad, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Chromo, and more while your mother gets other things done. It can be used while she’s cooking to keep recipes at eye-level, or she can use it to refer to the internet when helping the kids with homework. It comes with a stylus and folds for easy storage.
Fitness-obsessed moms will enjoy something that helps support their health goals.
Have you seen those viral video mockups of women in the 80s working out to some of today’s hottest songs? They’re pretty funny. You can say whatever you want the 80s: people knew how to rock out while working out. Now, this pocket-sized book offers a distinctly 80s intro to staying fit and fab, and we think your mom will enjoy the flashback. The book covers diet and exercise trends as well as fashion tips.
Who knew you could get a Bluetooth smartwatch with built-in fitness tracking for less than 50 bucks? We did. And this one has pretty good reviews on Amazon. Use it to track calories, get a reminder to move, monitor sleep, play music, set an alarm, and more.
Must Have Wine
You can’t go wrong getting you vino-loving mama one (or all) of the following wine-themed products.
The words on this wine glass explain it all. Cheers to that!
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For those days when she just can’t wait to unwind, Guzzle Buddy cuts out a step. The silicone sleeve provides a tight seal, with no spills or mess. All she has to do is screw this bad boy on and she’s ready to go.
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This marble wine cooler acts as an insulator, keeping your mom’s favorite beverage chilled. It’s kinda like a little black dress: Always in style.
These gummies are actually infused with real rosé wine. They have a generous sprinkling of sugar crystals to add to the quintessential fizzy tingle.
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Or you can get your mom the Prosecco flavor if that’s more her speed.
“Me Time” Moms
Moms deserve a break. And what better place to unwind than in a relaxing bath. Help mom practice self care with these bath time essentials.
Taking a hot bath after a long day of work, errands, and whatever is a must. This bathtub tray has a section for all the things mom needs for the ultimate relaxation experience and could very well be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. There’s a stand for her tablet, a slot for her phone, and space for that extra special wine glass that you bought for her. It can extend to fit practically any tub or jacuzzi size.
How about you get her a bath pillow for her whole body? Bathtub floors can be notoriously slippery; this Bath Mattress can provide a textured surface for mom to relax on and not worry about slipping when it’s time to get up. This one is made of an anti-mildew material, so it stays clean and is also quick-drying.
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Image: Uncommon goods
These truffles aren’t edible, but they are certainly a treat. Disguised as a box of chocolates, these bath bombs are made of cocoa butter and clay and are finished-off with aromatic essential oils to turn mom ordinary bath into an extraordinary spa experience. Scents include rose, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary, citrus, and mocha “truffles.”
These subscription boxes are all under $50 per month — great for showing mom how much you appreciate her all year long. Think of it as the gift basket, but all grown up.
Birchbox – $10 per month
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For beauty obsessed moms, Birchbox will ship her five samples tailored to her skin, hair, and style for only $10 per month. You can cancel at any time, and you can order her a 6-month subscription for only $50 when you use the code FREEMONTH.
Vinebox – $25 per month
If you get her Vinebox, she can have a glass of wine from around the world delivered right to her door for as little as $25 per month.
Rocksbox – $21 per month
Rockbox is a jewelry membership service that will help mom expand her jewelry drawer. For only $21 per month, she gets to try up to three pieces of jewelry at a time that she can keep as long as she wants. After you mom creates a wishlist of pieces she likes on the Rockbox site, a stylist will hand-pick a set for her to wear. If your mother falls in love with a piece and doesn’t want to part ways with it, the site gives her a $21 per month membership credit she can use toward her purchase.