Shopping for mom can be a challenge, and with Mother’s Day coming up Sunday, you may find yourself puzzled over what would make the best Mother’s Day gift. If you’re out of ideas, don’t panic! The TracSoft team has curated some excellent gifts you’ll be happy to give—and she’ll actually be glad to get.
We’ve divided our best Mother’s Day gift suggestions into three categories: gifts that will help mom stay organized, gifts that will help her relax, and thoughtful gifts she can enjoy. The items in each category are arranged from least to most expensive to make it easier for you to find something that doesn’t murder your wallet.
When you find the perfect gift for your mom, leave us a comment to let us know what you’ll be surprising her with! Or if you think of other must-have gifts for mom, let us know what we should’ve included.
Gifts To Help Mom Stay Organized
Moms tend to be the nerve centers of their families, keeping track of everyone’s schedule at home, work, and school. From short-term planning like meals for the week to long-term planning like family vacations and doctor’s appointments, moms have a lot to remember! If your mom has a busy schedule then the best Mother’s Day gift for her might be something to help her stay organized.
- Hexagon Rotating Timer — Amazon.com; $17.99
Znewtech’s Hexagon Rotating Timer is exactly what the name suggests—a timer with six sides. The top side says “clock,” and when this side faces up, the timer functions like a clock. Each of the other sides of the timer increase in increments of 5 minutes all the way up to 60 minutes. To set the timer, simply turn it so that the time you want is facing up. For example, if you want a reminder to check dinner in 15 minutes, simply turn the timer so the number 15 is facing up. Yes, you could use your phone for the same thing, but this is super quick and simple, and it makes counting down fun for kids. Plus, it makes an attractive clock as well.
- Tile Mate — thetileapp.com; $24.99
If your mom is always losing misplacing things, then the Tile Mate might be the solution. Using Bluetooth technology, Tile allows you to use your phone or computer to locate your “tile,” a small plastic square you can attach to your keys, slip in your wallet, or even a kid’s favorite toy. There are multiple models of tile depending on what you want to attach it to. For instance, “stickers” are small, waterproof, and adhere to anything (such as a TV remote), while “slim” tiles fit easily in a wallet or purse, so you might need to browse a bit before you find just the right one. Be sure to look at the limited edition Tile Mates with floral and other mom-friendly designs.
- Google Home — Google Store; $29
A smart hub may be the ultimate organization tool. Using only your voice, you can have Google Home turn on music, set reminders, or answer questions. You can even connect it to your smart house gadgets like thermostats, alarm systems, lights, and fans to make those voice controlled as well. Moms will appreciate the freedom of using voice commands while they multi-task and relax. (And they’ll love having someone do what they asked the first time, Christopher!)
- Amazon Echo — Amazon.com; $99.99, or $69.99 with Prime
An alternative to Google Home, the Amazon Echo offers many similar features. Control your smart thermostat, lights, and schedule with voice controls, or enjoy listening to music, making calls, or even keeping up with the news! Plus, she’ll worry less knowing her Echo can detect the sound of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, or breaking glass, helping to keep her family safe.
- Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker —Target.com; $79.99
If mom’s going to get everything done, she’s going to need to fuel up. Why not do that using this sleek, energy-efficient, single-serve coffee maker. With it’s built-in cord storage, it’s perfect for a cluttered kitchen or a corner of her office at work. It works with travel mugs in case she’s on the run, and since it uses K-cups, each cup she brews will be completely fresh every time.
Relaxation: The Best Mother’s Day Gift
Life is hectic and sometimes the constant go! go! go! lifestyle we lead can make it hard to relax even when we get a rare chance to unwind. Why not give mom something to help her undo the stress of the week? Sure, you could give her a day at the spa, but you could also bring the spa to her…
- TheraFlow Foot Massager Roller — Amazon.com; $7.95
If you just looked at this, you might feel skeptical, but this simple device is actually one of Amazon’s top choices for foot massage products. Simply place the roller on a flat surface (like the floor) and gently roll your foot over it. The ridged wood eases soreness, stimulates blood flow, and soothes foot pain. Made of Theaceae wood, it’s lightweight but sturdy, and easy to travel with.
- Screen Cleaner & Microfiber Sponge — TheGrommet.com; $12.95
This may seem like a strange item for a relaxing gift, but this isn’t your typical screen cleaner. Instead of alcohol, it uses a 5% anionic surfactant that creates a negative charge in the solution that causes dirt and bacteria to detach from your device screen. Because the solution and cleaning cloth are in one nifty device, there’s less to keep up with, and the compact design is easy to carry in even a small purse. Mom will rest easier knowing her phone isn’t crawling with germs.
- Burt’s Bees Classics Gift Set — Amazon.com; $24.75
Made from gentle, natural ingredients, Burt’s Bees has become a favorite of many people, not just moms. Their products work and are great for people with sensitive skin. Plus, the company does a lot to protect the environment (preserving forests, implementing a zero waste to landfills policy for their manufacturing plants and offices, and going carbon neutral). So not only do these products make you feel great, but you feel great using them. Treat mom to this classic gift set that includes silky hand cream, a heavier hand salve, cuticle cream, lip balm, and the popular Res-Q ointment for dry skin and mild cuts.
- MaxKare Back Massager Neck Massager —Amazon.com; $33.99
This heated Shiatsu massager is extremely popular on Amazon, and for good reason! With four modes, you can really adjust the depth and intensity of your massage. Slightly curved, it fits perfectly over the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, and lumbar area to warm and soothe tight muscles. It even comes with both AC and DC charging adapters so you can use it in the car during your lunch break. And at such a reasonable price, this massage pays for itself very quickly. Now moms everywhere can enjoy a quick massage, even when they can’t get to their favorite spa.
Unique Mother’s Day Gifts
- Audible membership — Audible.com; varies
If your mom loves to read, but is always on the go, an Audible subscription might be the best Mother’s Day gift. Feed her love of cozy mysteries or help her keep up with her book club even when she’s working out or running errands. And if you and your siblings are looking to give her themed gifts, this pairs well with a set of noise-cancelling headphones or wireless earbuds. Prices range from $15 for one month to $150 for a 12-month subscription.
- Photo Gifts — Michael’s; varies
Back in December, we posted about how best to organize and share your favorite holiday photos. In that post, we talked about the fun and beautiful ways you can turn precious memories into wall art, photobooks, and even stickers! Mom probably doesn’t need another personalized mug with your face on it, but a playful and inventive photo gift, like a shadowbox with mementos from a favorite trip or important event, can be a welcome reminder of the good times you’ve shared.
- Skills course for hobby — varies
Back in February, we posted about the benefits of taking online courses to advance at work. If you’re shopping for the mom who has everything, why not buy her an individual class or subscription to an online learning site. Our previous post focused on classes that teach professional skills, but sites like Skillshare and Blueprint also offer hobby classes. Has mom wanted to learn to knit? paint? woodwork? Whatever her secret aspiration, odds are there’s a class for it! Check out our post on boredom busters to find discounts and trials for photography classes, guitar classes, and more.
- Foldable Laptop Stand — TheGrommet.com; $23.95
Made from high density cardboard covered with polyester and PU fabric, this stand is lightweight, but sturdy, and great for changing up your workspace because it can be adjusted to different heights. Since it’s water- and stain-resistant, it’s also great for using your laptop while cooking or crafting
- AirPods with Charging Case — Apple.com; $159.00
These comfortable, wireless headphones are always automatically connected to your device, and with the matching charging case, they’re always ready when you are. Control them using Siri voice commands, and enjoy 5 hours of listening and 3 hours of talk time on a single charge. For extra fun, pair these with that Audible subscription we mentioned and mom just may decide you are her favorite after all.
You know mom will love you regardless of what she unwraps this Sunday. But since she’s always done so much for you, it doesn’t hurt to let her unwrap something she’ll like.
From the TracSoft team, have a happy and safe Mother’s Day.
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