Gift Guide: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Volume 1)
If your mom is anything like mine, she starts plotting out her Mother’s Day wish list on the day the previous Mother’s Day ends. Inevitably, my brothers and I will team up to get her something we think she’ll love — that she’ll either return or keep and never use.
Clearly, we’re fighting a losing battle. This year, though I’ve done some serious research and am praying that one of these gift ideas will work out for my mom, your mom, ALL of our moms.
While you might think “chocolates, been there done that,” Moonstruck Chocolate has developed some unique and delicious treats that are sure to show Mom how much you care (and how well you know her)! A few that I’m totally into include the Honey Bee Truffles, (for your queen bee, get it?) and the new Oregon Pinot Noir Collection, complete with cosmos and mojitos for those sassy moms who like a little spirit!
Belkin Tracy Reese iPhone Cases
Created by designer Tracy Reese and available at Target.com, these new fanciful and modern patterns dress up your mom’s iPhone without sacrificing fit or protection.
Teavana Oprah Chai Tea
The custom tea blend developed by Oprah and Teavana’s tealogists launched on April 29 in Starbucks and Teavana stores in the U.S. and Canada and has a blend of Teavana tea featuring a bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, blended with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos. The Teavana Oprah Chai Pre-Packaged Loose Leaf Tea & Tin purchase benefits youth education through The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.
Samsung GALAXY S 5
Samsung’s latest GALAXY S 5 smartphone has a large, beautiful screen and a fast processor. It has a better battery, selective focus, and is even water resistant — something that blows us away. Mom will never miss a moment with the 16-megapixel camera and multiple shooting modes. She can use S Health to help with her fitness routines (the ones she really means to get going on but keeps on not getting around to). It also lets her track meals in addition to monitoring heart rate and mapping runs.
Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband
Perfect for the fitness fanatic or even those of us who need to get a bit more active, the Fitbit wirelessly syncs with phones, tablets and computers while tracking steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep cycles, helping even the busiest moms achieve fitness goals.
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Fiorucci Genio Machine
Designed by iconic Italian label Fiorucci, the stylish, single-serve Fiorucci Dolce Gusto Genio machine includes espresso technology and was crafted with love – literally- featuring the words “LOVE IS THE MESSAGE” on one side, and a pop art image of a man and woman intertwined in a passionate kiss on the other. Like all machines in the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto collection, the new limited edition Genio machine has 15 bars of pressure – comparable to those used professionally at coffee shops – and 16 different hot and cold gourmet beverage options.
According to a recent survey, two-thirds of moms (67%) say the best Mother’s Day present they could get would be having someone clean the house for them. And even though it may seem like a luxurious gift, 34% of moms polled say hiring someone to help clean the house is actually more of a necessity than a luxury…especially since children are never eager to take on household chores. In fact, half of parents (49%) say their children will only help clean when they pay them to do so. So, consider the gift of clean this year!
Scooba Floor Washing Robot
For the gift that keeps on giving, rather than getting her a few hours of cleaning (which obviously she’ll be all over) get her something that makes cleaning easier for many sessions to come. Scooba will automatically sweep, wash, scrub and squeegee away dirt, grime and bacteria, neutralizing up to 99.3% of common household bacteria and leaving only clean floors behind. Plus, it’s fun to watch!