She won’t tell you, but your mom is totally bored of the massage gift card you’ve given her every Mother’s Day this decade. This woman squeezed you out of her vagina and has the stretch marks to prove it. Give her a gift to show you were maybe, possibly, born with some sort of creativity.
This Mother’s Day, give your mom the gift of history. Weathered photos and family stories give you a glimpse into your heritage, but DNA testing can give you a comprehensive look at your family tree. Family Tree DNA offers at-home family DNA testing so you can trace your roots back for five generations. The mtDNA: Mother’s Line test kit uncovers your heritage on your mother’s side. Since you inherit half of your DNA from your mom, it covers her entire side of your family including your mother’s mom, her mom, your great-great aunt and even your great-grandma’s sister. You can also trace the migration routes of maternal ancestors. All it takes is a simple cheek swab done in less than two minutes in the comfort of your own home.
You may be iffy about getting your mom a gift related to cooking or cleaning, but if you can make it more fun and exciting for her, she’ll be ALL over it.
T-fal Excite Cookware adds a “pop” to the kitchen with fun colors (like berry!), but the price is a real winner – the 14-piece set will run you under $60.
What do you do when your wine-loving mom has everything? Give her a bar of wine soap by Handbrewed Soaps. Now she can not only drink wine but she can bathe in it as well. Select from a range of
Wine Soaps including Merlot, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Noir. And for your mom’s mom…. something a little tamer…how about tea and coffee soaps?
NOTE: The wine soap is to be used only on your skin…in other words, you can’t get drunk off of it. And you will not smell like wine either. You will notice however, the soap’s awesome lather!
iHome, a leader in the consumer electronics field, is offering something really special this year: They’ve created a line of high quality
Bluetooth Vanity Mirrors that allows users to stream music, or take hands-free calls as they get ready for their night out. The vanity also keeps mobile devices fully charged thanks to the USB port located on the back of the model. The double-sided light up mirror is fully adjustable and features a lightweight design for easy portability. The 9″ iCVBT7 and 6″ iCVBT5 retails for $149.99 and $99.99 respectively.
new collection from Lacoste is great for a younger mom, as each sparkling scent, $76, is blended with specific and unique ingredients for whatever her day may hold. She can rock this collection from a day at work to a fun night out — it’s as varied as her life!
What your mom really wants is a bit of pampering, and
Tatcha’s limited-edition Mother’s Day Beauty Set will do the job on every level, and comes complete with a Japanese themed stationary set so that she can write you an excellent thank you note in style. Tell her to keep the hand cream by her bed and use religiously — young hands can help her never age!
beach bike can be a great gift for a mom trying to stay active and enjoy the summer sun along the beach – these bikes are cruisers, and are customizable, available in many colors, shapes and sizes. But the best thing is the price, ranging from $150 to $550, including the personal customization.
Audible Rush Jam-Pac users claim the music magically makes their pedaling faster and going up hills easier. Who are we to argue? The Jam-Pac is built with a rugged quick-release mount to fit recreational or performance type handlebars.
While you are at it, make your investment count and pimp out her bike.
Night Runner 270 (59.95) is a 270-degree shoe light that clips right onto your laces to help increase your visibility during pre-dawn and post-dusk workouts. The units put out 150 lumens and are equipped with a red-facing taillight to alert motorists of your whereabouts.
Surprise mom with a custom manicure featuring her favorite colors, patterns, or even her favorite faces!
NailSnaps lets you turn ANY image into a custom mani that can be applied at home in minutes – no mess, no toxicity, no dry time. So they’re great for busy moms who don’t have time to sit around waiting for paint to dry. NailSnaps.com – $19 for 2 full sets of 10 – FREE Shipping in the US. Because the custom designs are made from any image, NailSnaps are a great way to help your mom show off what she loves on her nails.
Garrett Popcorn Shops is a gourmet popcorn company that handcrafts small batches of popcorn in-shop daily, using only the highest-quality ingredients and signature blend of non-GMO kernels. This Mother’s Day, Garrett Popcorn Shops will be offering a beautiful, limited-edition Mother’s Day Tin!
America’s Test Kitchen’s
coveted online cooking school for the mom on-the-go. Women are busier than ever, juggling demanding jobs, taking care of their family, maintaining a social life and still finding time to explore DIY, with websites like Pinterest and Etsy more popular than ever. This year, moms of all ages can be gifted with online cooking classes to become masters of yet another domain: the kitchen. A gift membership provides over 200+ courses for cooks of all levels of abilities. One month of unlimited classes from the America’s Test Kitchen experts can be purchased for $19.95 and a year subscription costs $179.95.
Along these lines, another great option is
Chef’d–a meal kit company similar to Blue Apron. The great thing about Chef’d is that there are no subscriptions involved AND they have all kinds of cool brand and chef partnerships to develop certain recipes, from Weight Watchers to Good Housekeeping to Chef Fabio Viviani.
If your mom has a houseful of old furniture and older dogs, you’ll probably want a fresh fragrance to add new life to a stale scent.
These diffusers by Brooklyn-based artisan brand, Joya, are fun to play with and add a touch of sophisticated decor. The notes of black currant, wild cardomon, artemisia, and marigold petals are so intoxicating, you may want a set for yourself as well.
Moms love getting things that they would never buy for themselves. For instance, my mom loves getting massages, yet she rarely treats herself to it, which is what makes it a perfect gift. Similarly, many mothers say they want to be healthier or have something that will help them eat better foods. A Weight Watchers membership may be a little overbearing, but a cool, unique juicer satisfies both requirements! It’s not something they would indulge in themselves, but it services a goal they’ve been talking about. In a luxurious wine color, the
Hurom HK is sure to impress Mom and make her feel like she’s drinking a Merlot. With a Hurom HK, she can make delicious cold-pressed juices to jump start her health goals, whip up some fresh OJ for mimosas with her gal pals, or make her own nut milk to put in her morning coffee.
If she is not all that into emailing, allow her to keep in touch the old-fashioned way with philoSophies stationery. Creator Joanna Alberti customizes characters on the stationary by hair color, skin tone and she can even add a customized pup on these
cute Quicknotes! Perfect if her shih tsu HAS to make an appearance on all correspondence.
A great summer purse is the gift that keeps on giving for years. Knomo Bags’
Audley Slim Leather Tote ($350), is compact and luxurious. It can be carried by the handles or attach the full-leather shoulder strap to wear over-the-shoulder or as a crossbody. It’s also spacious enough to fit a 14″ laptop, meaning it’ll keep her organized from work until the weekend.
Gift your mom the look of the coolest mom we know – Gwen Stefani.
This $58 palette from Urban Decay is packed with 15 must-have, super-flattering shades of eyeshadow, for creating Gwen’s iconic look.
If your mom is craving the lightweight feel of a flip flop but needs a touch more support, these
Vionic Lizbeth T-Strap Sandals are the solution. Perfect to pack for both beach and city vacations and also for everyday life.
Have you tried Laura Geller’s
limited edition Truffles Collection ($45)? Treat mom this year with a gift better than chocolate. For four deliciously easy eye looks inspired by decadent chocolate confections, these 12 shades are packaged in easy-to-use trios.
BELLA Electric Ceramic Kettle ($50) is a kitchen countertop darling will make Mom’s morning tea ritual just a little more special. Dry boil protection (cuts the power if it senses there’s no more water left), and also a convenient cord storage + concealed heating element (provides a space-saving design that reduces clutter).
Jewelry is always a great potential gift for your daughter-in-law, birthstone jewelry makes a meaningful gift for your daughter-in-law, especially in low maintenance styles that she can wear and treasure every day. Good options include this
aquamarine twist pendant or citrine stud earrings.
In the spirit of the season, T3 is offering a
limited edition version of its popular compact dryer. Available in 4 different colors (white/rose gold, lavender, soft pink and hot pink) perfect for spring. This compact dryer packs a full-power punch for on-the-go styling as well as convenient storage for small spaces. Infused with T3 Tourmaline SoftAire technology, this tiny dryer emits an expansive volume of ion-enriched air to rapidly dry large sections of hair.
Personal Wine, the #1 spot for custom labeled or engraved wine bottles, sources amazing wines from award-winning wineries that they then customize. How cool is that?
Has a mom in your life had the same red lipstick in her purse since Bush was in office? (Maybe even the senior Bush?) First of all, ew. Second of all, obviously she needs some variety in her life.
Lorac’s Alter Ego Lip Collection is an amazing collectors’ set — 10 lipsticks and 10 glosses — meaning endless new combinations. Play your cards right, and you may even get to steal a few.
Moms come in many forms, from new mothers, to pet owners, to caregivers for aging parents. With
Piper, $280, mom can keep an eye on her loved ones (be them dogs or grandbabies) while at work or thanks to this 180 degree day/night vision, 3.4 megapixel camera, which delivers live video feed straight to her mobile device.
When applied to the external surface of a wine glass, the
Elevie Wine Maturing Badge ($29.99) will convert light into infrared, which then stimulate wine molecules and rapidly matures the wine right in the glass — in 5 minutes or less! The improvement in taste is extremely significant — not just a subtle change in mouthfeel. It will reduce the dry taste of tannins and the puckering taste of acids for an incredibly smooth drinking experience. Reusable for up to at least 100 times, you can now upgrade your wine without paying more for a bottle.
ZINK vegan handbag collection gives back to charities and retails from $98 to $128 that makes for a great mother’s day gift. Additionally, their hand-woven fair-trade jute collection is 100% natural (vegan), sustainable and handmade. They partner with teaches women in South Asia how to weave jute and also helps them to run their own micro business (a Mother’s Day gift that gives back to other mothers).
Crafty moms will love the
Epson Expression Premium XP-830 Small-in-One ($199.99): Built for creative printing, busy moms can use the XP-830 to print lab-quality family photos, home-made stationary and other fun DIY projects –from the comfort of the home or on the go with robust mobile printing capabilities. Moms can easily print from smartphones and tablets with Epson Connect™ – and even edit, scan and share photos directly to Facebook or the cloud.
While you are at it, dress the mattress with a
Lux Living Lavender Bliss Pillow, available exclusively at Mattress Firm — it features premium memory foam blended with natural lavender oil. For centuries, lavender has been used as a sleep aid and has been shown to promote relaxation and sleep quality, which makes this pillow perfect for all of the supermoms out there who need every minute of restful sleep they can get.
Gift your mom the goop glow with this travel size collection of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new venture, goop skincare. The
goop by Juice Beauty Discovery Set ($125) is perfectly curated to keep skin fresh and rejuvenated with powerful organic ingredients that are designed to brighten skin tone and target fine lines and wrinkles. Set includes: Revitalizing Day Moisturizer, Enriching Face Oil, Replenishing Night Cream, and Exfoliating Instant Facial.
The gift of sleep is EVERYTHING, so make it more comfortable for your mom this Mother’s Day.
Sonno Bed ($650 to $1,025 depending on size)
is the first of its kind flippable foam mattress. It can be flipped and rotated 180 degrees, and be customized to feature two comfort levels – one on each side. Select from soft, medium or firm. In tech speak, it has a five layer foam system from top to bottom that combines multiple layers of latex, gel-infused memory foam, and a high density support core. But all she needs to know is that it will feel really good.