Mother’s Day is almost here again, and every time it rolls around I’m reminded of why it’s one of my favourite days of the year. It’s a brand new season, warm days are finally arriving, and as a mom of four, I’m the guest of honour on this special day. Every year my kids give me two gifts; something bought and something made, and I love seeing how creative they are with their Mother’s Day gifts. If you’re looking for something for the mom in your life too, here are a few mom-suggested gifts you can choose from.
Best tech gifts for Mother’s Day
If the mom in your life is a tech fan, there are so many great gifts you can choose for her.
Gift her with a smartwatch
A smartwatch will track her fitness activity and with some models, her heart rate. Take the latest Fitbit for example; it has a few all-new features that make it a must-have for any mom who loves to track her runs, walks, or just wants to know what her overall health level is. With a Fitbit on her wrist she can track her SpO2, calories burned, sleep, skin temperature, and use the ECG to track irregular heart rate.
Some models have built-in GPS and voice assistance via Google Assitant and Alexa. I’ve tried many different models of Fitbit and found the brand to be one of the easiest to wear and most useful smartwatches available right now.
Smart displays help her with her day
A smart display is one of the best gifts I can think of for any mom. You can set it up anywhere in your home and it works as a crystal clear display, speaker, and voice assistant, all in one.
There are quite a few different smart displays to choose as Mother’s Day gifts. For ease of use, you may want to choose one that is compatible with her smartphone. I have an iPhone and I brought home the first generation of the Google Nest Hub. I cannot tell you how much I have loved having it in my kitchen. The second generation of Google Nest Hub has been upgraded to 1024 x 600 resolution on the 7″ screen, and you can watch everything from YouTube to Netflix and Disney+ on it. The speaker has been enhanced for deeper bass and crisp, clear audio, and it’s a central control hub for all of your smart home devices.
I use my smart display to monitor my Nest cams from the kitchen, and I love having it read out the steps to recipes as I cook. It offers a great way to keep your family schedule on track as everyone can log in and add to the Google calendar. If the mom in your life has trouble sleeping, the new Sleep Sensing will give her insight into her evenings. It will track when she goes to bed, how long she’s slept, and when she wakes up. There’s also a Sunrise alarm to slowly brighten the display and help her wake up in the morning.
Kitchen gifts for Mother’s Day
I love receiving small appliances and other cool kitchen gadgets for gifts. They always help me improve my cooking game in the kitchen, and I have a lot of fun using them to cook with the kids.
Air Fryers are the most popular small appliance
In my opinion, the air fryer was the most popular small appliance of 2020. Having an air fryer means you can cook pub-style ‘fried’ food at home, but you don’t have to add oil. Everything is served up crispy and delicious. You just have to try making a batch of french fries in an air fryer and you’ll be hooked on cooking with one. I tested out the Insignia Air Fryer Oven in the fall and I loved how it made family-sized dishes and could roast an entire chicken. I tried out quite a few recipes and everything turned out perfectly.
You can’t go wrong with a stand mixer
I received a stand mixer on Mother’s Day a few years ago and I have to say, it was one of my favourite gifts ever. I use it for making bread dough, mixing cookie dough, and whipping whip cream. It is the easiest way to make any type of batter or dough, and brands like KitchenAid always have such great colours to complement your kitchen. I love the pinks and greens, but I’m also a huge fan of the navy KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
If she already has a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, one of the coolest kitchen gifts you can buy are stand mixer attachments. You can choose the KitchenAid Grinder, Pasta Roller and Cutter, Prep Slicer and Shredder, and many more.
Gifts to complete her style
Jewelry isn’t something we ever seem to choose for ourselves, so it’s extra special when you receive it as a gift. A great choice in necklaces right now is a pendant necklace. You can find them with St.Christopher pendants, gemstones, dog tags, charms, and so much more. I have one pendant necklace I like to wear and I add to it when I see something that catches my eye. You could give her a necklace as a Mother’s Day gift and she can add charms and pendants to hers too.
Self-care is more important than ever. If anyone needs to have a bit of relaxing downtime, it’s the mom in your life. With these gifts, she can get a little R&R.
Stretching eases stress
Yoga does tone your body, but I find it’s one of the best ways to relax. Stretching eases sore muscles and reduces stress and tension, and it’s a great way to wind down after a busy day.
Set the tone with the scent from diffusers
As a mom, self-care can mean shutting the door to the outside world, closing your eyes, and just relaxing for 10 minutes. An aroma diffuser can help with relaxation by misting the room with relaxing scents. Some aromatherapy diffusers play white noise and have coloured lights she can turn on to complete the experience.
What Mother’s Day gift will you choose?
These are just a few Mother’s Day gifts you can give to the mom in your life. What will you choose for your mom this year? You can shop all types of Mother’s Day gifts on Best Buy.