To be honest, we should celebrate mothers every day of the week. Mother’s Day still remains one of the most appropriate holiday to do so, though, one you should consider pulling out all of the stops for unless you’d rather avoid picking up the phone for the next several weeks. Thankfully, there is a host of attractive gifts on the market that also conveniently double as the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, whether you’re looking for something for the tech-savvy mother, the fitness fanatic, or simply the best mom in the world. Also, keep an eye out for our Mother’s Day Activity guide for a few tips on how to plan the perfect outing to go along with the perfect gift. An Amazon Paperwhite might speak volumes, but so does a trip to the museum. She deserves it.
This sleek device is really the ultimate gift for anybody (including your mother). The lauded tablet is the perfect tool for moms always on-the-go, offering a host of multitasking capabilities and quick access to more than 1 million apps from within a user-friendly interface. The lightweight build of the first-generation iPad Air is still thin and sleek, while the 64-bit process provides ample power alongside the marathon battery and 1GB of RAM. The quick Wi-Fi antennas add to its resourcefulness, too, as does the bevy of color options and available storage sizes (i.e. 16, 64, and 128GB).
While you could buy the powerful tablet at full price, Groupon is currently offering more than $100 off a refurbished iPad Air with 32GB of storage. Just don’t forget to present mom with an accompanying iPad folio so her new iPad stays in prime condition.
Available at: Groupon
We all know mom is a lifesaver, but that doesn’t necessarily exclude her phone from the occasional tumble. Luckily, a simple case adds a layer of protection designed to keep her device secure and scuff-free — while rendering you a potential lifesaver with the right gift. Although cases are becoming increasingly fashionable, nobody does it better than Kate Spade New York. The iconic company offers a notable selection of eye-catching cases, such as the Spring Blooms Resin case and the elegant Kate Spade Leather Wrap, each of which still manages to provide admirable protection without sacrificing style. Kate Spade also offers chic iPad folios and laptop cases in addition to phone cases.
Best of all, Macy’s is offering 25 percent off your favorite brands — including designer brands, like Kate Spade — through May 4 as part of its Friend’s and Family sale. Just be sure to enter promo code “FRIEND” at checkout.
Available at: Macy’s
It would seem moms can do it all, so why not give mother dearest a gift that does it all as well? Amazon Prime is like three memberships rolled into one, rendering it a great value as well as an awesome gift. The all-encompassing package offers members free two-day shipping on millions of items sold on Amazon, in addition to instant access to a library of more than 40,000 TV shows and movies. Mom can also use Prime to rock out to more than a million, ad-free songs or borrow books from the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. Best of all, Prime grants members unlimited photo storage in Amazon’s Cloud Drive, which also happens to be the perfect spot for mom to stash all your embarrassing baby shots. And why not try a free 30-day trial of Prime for yourself while your signing your mom up for the service?
Available at: Amazon
Everybody needs a little down time, including your mom. Thankfully, the Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect escape for the mom who loves to read but rarely has the time to go to the bookstore. The renowned e-reader offers thousand of books in a single package, making it easy to discover a new series or indulge in an old favorite. Moreover, the 6-inch display uses Carta e-paper technology and a built-in light to eliminate glare and eye fatigue, all the while delivering a superior reading experience. The Kindle Paperwhite is lighter than most paperbacks, too, and can be easily tucked into a handbag or used for weeks at a time on a single charge. It even comes integrated with Goodreads, so Mom can easily keep tabs on what her book club friends are reading.
Available at: Amazon
Mom knows how to whip up the perfect batch of cookies in a heartbeat, sure, but a little assistance is always welcome. Fortunately, the KitchenAid Artisan mixer does just the trick with a 325-watt motor designed to effortlessly blends even the most difficult batter. Available in more than 20 distinct colors and offering 10 varied speeds, the capable device allows users to control the consistency of her mix while ensuring thorough ingredient distribution via 59 touchpoints per rotation. Even better, the mixer comes with everything your mom needs to start creating her culinary masterpiece, including a 5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl with enough capacity to mix dough for nine dozen cookies. KitchenAid also offers more than 15 additional attachments that can transform the mixer from a mere food grinder to a pasta maker.
Checkout Amazon for the lowest price on the KitchenAid KSM150PSWM Artisan mixer, along with a mail-in rebate valued at $30.
Available at: Amazon
It’s safe to say you should never give your mom a vacuum, that is, unless it means she never needs to vacuum again. Thankfully, iRobot offers an impressive lineup of cleaning bots that are designed to clean at a moments notice and on schedule. The Roomba 880, one of the more impressive bots, uses a powerful AeroForce Performance Cleaning System to remove up to 50 percent more dirt and debris than other leading brands, while its tangle-free extractors keep maintenance to a minimum. Another great option is the floor-scrubbing Scooba, which automatically sweeps, pre-soaks, scrubs, and squeegees floors for a brilliant finish. iRobot even offers robots that help with outdoor chores, such as the gutter-cleaning Looj or pool-cleaning Mirra.While they might be a somewhat more extravagant gift, they’re also the perfect way to thank your mother for all those times she helped clean up your mess.
Now through May 10, iRobot is offering up to 15 percent off select robots, as well as free shipping on all robots from now until Mother’s Day. Trust us, your mom will like this far better than a simple coupon book she can redeem for help with chores.
Available at: iRobot
Every coffee lover can appreciate the perfect cup of coffee, but many of us lack the time to measure grind, and brew premium beans every morning. Fortunately, the Keurig K45 offers an alternative without sacrificing quality. The simple machine brews your cup of coffee in under a minute, thus eliminating your need for an entire pot and simplifying your morning ritual. The machine also features a 48-once reservoir, so you can brew multiple time without adding water, along with a removable drip tray designed to fit most mugs. The best part? Mom can select from a variety of K-cups, from premium coffees to tasty teas.
Now through May 9, Best Buy is offering $20 off the Keurig K45, plus a $10 Best Buy gift card.
Available at: Best Buy
Every mom wants to freeze life’s precious moments. Luckily, Canon offers a range of cameras that allow every mom to capture the perfect shot. The Canon SX700 HS offers all the features Mom could want to capture stunning images, all within a compact package she can easily tote around town. The sleek device features a 30x optical zoom lens that allows her to capture the perfect image at a distance, along with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor that help to deliver excellent detail and color even in low-light scenarios. The SX700 HS also shoot video in 1080p HD, with the option to upload your favorite images to your computer or favorite social media platform via the integrated Wi-Fi.
Amazon is currently offering $70 off the Canon SX700 HS.
Available at: Amazon
Groupon may not be the first store that comes to mind when you think of Mother’s Day, but the online deal site actually provides a few great deals if you know where to look. Groupon Goods, for instance, offers discounts on hundreds of everyday items that mom is sure to appreciate, such this sweet-smelling perfume and sweat… err… glow-proof headphones. Furthermore, the aptly-titled Groupon Local partners with local businesses to bring their services to customers at a discounted rate. Treat mom to a relaxing spa experience by searching beauty & spas in Groupon Local, or find an awesome restaurant to try out for Mother’s Day brunch from the within the food & drink category. If you’re looking for a similar service, try Amazon Local for even more great deals offered by local businesses. Either way, just remember to search for deals in your recipient’s area.
Who doesn’t wish they were just a little more active? Luckily, the Garmin Vivosmart makes it easier for Mom to live an active lifestyle given it does everything a fitness tracker can do and then some. The sleek, button-less device monitors daily activity levels and even reminds users to be active after prolonged periods of inactivity, while touting the ability to pair with compatible smartphones and alert users of incoming calls, texts, and emails. Moreover, the waterproof device recommends personalized goals based on your current activity levels and allows Mom to earn badges, join online competitions, and view her progress using the band’s accompanying app.
Best of all, Best Buy is offering over $20 off Garmin Vivosmart.
Available at: Best Buy