Mother's Day Gifts That She’ll Cherish
No, Mom is not your maid. That's why she'll appreciate this gift, which outsources the vacuuming to this capable robot. The $600 Neato D7 vacuums up dirt, dust and messes better than any other robot vacuum in its price range. It navigates efficiently around furniture and comprehensively covers your floor plan thanks to built-in lidar laser navigation mapping. The simple, intuitive Neato app works as a remote control and can be linked to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Use code NEATOAFFILIATE5 through Dec. 31 for a 5% discount.
If you have ever experienced the ravings of the lady that you like since her birthday in some way slipped your mind then you know the advantage of being prepared with a present well in advance of that unique date!
Odds are good that the mothers in your life will be spending some quality time this year out in the backyard or on the patio. Help them extend those outdoor hours well into the evening with a portable fire pit. One of our favorites is the Solo Stove Bonfire, which, when operated correctly, burns wood with almost no detectable smoke. The airflow created by the stove’s double-walled design intensifies the heat of the fire, making it more efficient and less smoky. (We wouldn’t recommend trying it on a fire escape, though—if that’s the only outdoor space she’s got, stick to a hibachi.)
Mom needs to sit down in front of the TV and zone out like everyone else during these stressful days. And that's why she'll appreciate the TCL Series 6 as a gift: It delivers the best picture quality for the money, and the built-in Roku smart TV system means that she'll be able to stream almost any channel or service (with the exception of HBO Max, for now), so long as she's got a good broadband connection and the requisite subscriptions. Read our TCL 6-Series (2020 Roku TV) review.
A common problem that usually crops up between a mother and daughter relationship, is the communication gap. You must take care to ensure that this problem never arises between you two. A mother needs to change her outlook with time and understand her daughter, and the same applies for the daughter too.
Dry shampoo is practically magic, and if your mom is a fan, this two-piece ornament from Bumble and bumble is the perfect stocking stuffer. It comes complete with a full-size of the Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo (to instantly clean and volumize) and a sample of the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer (to moisturize and defrizz). Buy one for your mom and then one to keep for yourself, too.
The Bonding Between A Mother and Daughter
I have a small, simple one-zone home, where the thermostat controls only the furnace. Last winter, I bought several different top-rated smart thermostats and installed and tested them one at a time. The Nest was the one I kept. It's a snap to set up and it delivers on the features I wanted: Scheduled temperature adjustment, appealing aesthetics, an intuitive interface and absolute control via iPhone. Add in smart speaker support, and Mom can adjust the temperature from bed during those cold winter nights. Read our Nest Learning Thermostat Third Generation review.
The Carleen Heart Bandana is an ideal choice for the gifter who likes to add a personal touch. Kelsey Parkhouse, owner of Carleen, recommends embroidering your name or a sweet message inside the bandana’s printed heart. If you’re looking for a way to get a craft-obsessed teen involved in the gifting this year—or you are that craft-obsessed teen—this bandana, which comes in five colors, is a charming and affordable option.
There are some great gift options out there for moms who love tea. You can grab an adorable tea diffuser or a top-notch kettle, but if you really want to wow Mom this year, get her a subscription to the tea membership club Sips by. Our editor tested this service and raved about how wonderful her tea selection was. As with any food subscription service, there were clear winners and losers, but overall, she enjoyed the variety of teas she got to sample.
There are few gifts better than personalized ones, especially when it comes to mom, who pretty much already has everything she wants. With services like Minted, you can upload your own photos for a calendar and arrange them on colorful backgrounds, then customize your creation for each month. Most calendars also allow you to enter birthdays and important events, so you can help mom actually remember her mother-in-law’s birthday this year.
Give your mom's favorite family photos new life—with the help of Minted. Simply upload 30 of her favorite images (think: pictures of her grandchildren, vintage portraits of her great-great-great grandparents, or a striking sunset from your most memorable beach vacation) and Minted will arrange them in a heart-shaped collage that your mom will treasure for years to come.
Can you imagine the look on your mother’s face when you tell her you got her a cooking lesson from Gordon Ramsay? You don’t have to imagine it if you get her a subscription to MasterClass, a service that offers online celebrity-taught courses on a variety of topics, from cooking to writing. Find mom’s passion (or favorite celebrity) and give her the gift of a lifetime of learning.
If you've ever taken a trip down memory lane with your mom (i.e. gone through her jewelry box), you may have noticed that it probably needs an upgrade, especially if she's using something like an old shoebox to hold all her baubles from yesteryear. This leather and anti-tarnish microsuede option from Mejuri is perfect for a few of her favorite necklaces, earrings, and rings. To make this gift even more special, you can also pick her up something shiny from Mejuri while you're at it.
This one is a pricey gift, we know, but for the mama who loves espresso drinks, it’s a gift she’ll use and enjoy for years. After more than 80 hours of research and testing, we think the Breville Bambino Plus makes the best home option: It’s easy to use but makes consistently rich shots and perfectly steamed milk. And with a sleek, compact design, it’ll look pretty in nearly every kitchen lucky enough to have it.