If Mom’s decor tastes are more elegant, opt for a minimalist gift that’s as touching as it is cute. She’ll think of you every time she looks at this painting of two penguins from Home Depot. It’s small enough to hang near her desk, but sweet enough to earn its own spot on the living room wall. Either way, she’ll love staring at it and thinking about her sweet child (you).
Once Mom becomes an empty nester, she'll want to feel connected to the whole family more than ever. If she could, she would probably fill up the whole house with pictures of the kids and grandkids, but let's do her one better with a digital photo frame. Keeping all her favorites in one place, this pick from Aluratek has a 7-inch LCD screen, surrounded by a wooden frame to show off photos in a slideshow format for everyone to see.
If you have not thought of a specific present to purchase for mom's day, do among the following, and I guarantee you will discover a present for your mom:
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.
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Does mom get teary-eyed when looking at old clay pots you made her when you were younger? Go the sentimental route and find a custom-made piece of jewelry from Etsy that will have her reaching for the Kleenex when she opens it. We’re partial to this engraved necklace, which can be easily customized with your mother in mind. You can include kids’ names, birthdates, or meaningful quotes.
Not the super sentimental type? There are also tons of useful gifts for mom, like a bespoke candle, a gravity blanket, and the most comfortable slippers (all of which work equally great if you need to buy something for a picky mom, by the way) that'll become part of her everyday routine. No matter if you're surprising your mom with a present to help her through the pandemic, giving her something in person for Christmas, or shipping her a last-minute birthday gift, all of these glorious gifts—with some picks from Oprah herself—will delight even the woman who claims she wants nothing or "has everything." After all, who could resist a present that'll make her feel cozy, inside and out?
Perfect Gifts For Mom's Day
Discover unique gifts for Mom, including home decor, kitchen gadgets, and other special presents‚ because when it comes to Mom, not just any gift will do. Find a collection of ideas for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas and any other time you want to surprise her with something amazing. These unique and personalized gifts are sure to make you her favorite.
If the mom in your life has a garden that supplies more bountiful produce than she can eat, if she’s an avid fisher or hunter, or if she just likes to DIY her snacks, she may enjoy an at-home food dehydrator. Drying food from scratch is a time-consuming endeavor, but it’ll let her control the ingredients that go into her dried foods. Of all the dehydrators we tested, the Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Dehydrator was the best at drying apples, beef jerky, onions, and fruit puree evenly. If Mom could use a little drying inspiration, a great accompaniment is The Dehydrator Bible, which Lesley Stockton (staff writer and author of our food-dehydrator guide) called “a good reference for newbies and seasoned food-moisture-suckers alike.”