For the Mom-to-Be
Even if she isn’t technically a mother yet, if her due date is coming up soon you absolutely have to get her something this mother’s day. Once that newborn arrives, she’ll be going through a lot of sleepless nights. Help her through them with the AeroPress Coffee Maker.
If she’s nursing and limiting it to just 1 cup a day, then make sure the cup is worth it! The next time she’s up at 3 a.m., she can whip up a cup of fresh joe in less than a minute. The unique design produces a cup that cuts the bitterness, which is helpful when you’re in the “soaking up caffeine” phase of motherhood. Best yet, clean up is a snap, which is helpful when you’re cleaning baby bottles non-stop.
For the Mom Who Needs a Break
Wine-related gifts are never a bad gift for mom, want to give her a way to sip on some syrrah while she soaks in some suds?
Check out the Sip & Soak available from Uncommon Goods for $35. This brilliant gadget holds a wine glass between two hand-picked beach stones which suction to the side of the tub wall. It even comes with a plastic wine glass. What better way to give mom a well-deserved break from all the misery you put her through?
For the Foodie Mom
Everyone knows their mom is the best cook. What they don’t know is that their mom is the best cook because she knows two, maybe three, dishes and has practiced them to perfection. So give her the tools to take those time-tested recipes to the next level, like the heirloom-quality cast iron skillets from Smithey Ironware. These American-made essentials offer a hand-honed slick cooking surface for perfect food every time.
For the Mom With a Cause
Is your mom one of those selfless souls who’s always trying to save the world? Check out Rescue Gifts, where in lieu of a present you can donate in her name to a slew of global causes. The site even lets you pick by type of cause (health, education, emergency relief, etc.) and set your donation amount.
They’re running a few specials in honor of Mother’s Day right now, include a Year of School for a child in Nigeria and Syria for $58 or life-saving “baby kits” for birthing mothers in places like Zimbabwe for $63. It’s not only a great way to help the world, it shows mom you care about the things she cares about.
For the Athletic Mom
If your mom is a dedicated gym rat or has recently decided to get fit, help her get the most out of her gym time with the GymBoss Interval Timer. Whether she’s breaking a sweat doing sprints, Tabata or HIIT, this relatively inexpensive gadget (the Classic goes for $15.95) keeps her from wasting valuable cardio time fiddling around with an iPhone timer.