13 Gifts for Mom She’ll Actually Want to Use
From a foldable gardening seat to an electric coffee grinder, we've rounded up the best gifts for mom—even if she's hard to please.
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There’s no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to shopping for gifts for mom. Every mother is unique and has individual interests, which is why we have rounded up the best present ideas to cover a range of hobbies. Whether she enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking or painting, she’ll be wowed when she unwraps one of these well-thought-out gifts.
For the Creative Mom
Paint by Numbers Kit
Gift mom a relaxing Paint by Numbers Kit to help her zen out and connect to her creative side. This kit is easy to follow as the provided numbers correlate with specific paint colors. As long as she follows along, she’ll be left with a beautiful landscape piece worthy of a frame.
For the Coffee-Obsessed Mom
Electric Coffee Grinder
We love this electric coffee grinder from Krups because it’s a one-stop shop for grinding coffee. In seconds, this gadget transforms whole coffee beans into a fine powder with its strong, stainless-steel blades. Don’t worry about it being an eyesore on your counter—It has a sleek look and will provide coffee-loving moms with everything they need to make a fresh cup.
For the Pet Mom
Furbo Dog Camera
Who doesn’t hate being away from their pup? With the Furbo dog camera, mom can feel like she’s in the room with her beloved pet (even when working). It has two-way audio to allow you to communicate with them, alerts you when your dog barks and even lets you toss treats!
For the Makeup Guru
Cosmetic Storage Case
Give her a place to store her favorite lipsticks, eyeshadows and foundations with this cosmetic storage case. Not only will it free up some precious bathroom drawer space, but it’ll display her most-used items in a chic way. There are one-, two- and three-layer options in white, black and clear, so mom can get one that reflects her style.
For the Bookworm Mom
Alice in Wonderland Glasses
Down the rabbit hole she goes! As an ode to the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this set of two whiskey glasses features imagery and text from the actual book. Holding 10 ounces each, these cups are sure to serve as conversation starters at her next get-together.
For the Photo-Taker Mom
HP Portable Instant Photo Printer
Mom is always taking pictures of her kids, pets and every impressive dish she whips up in the kitchen, but then they live in her phone and stay there. With the HP portable instant photo printer, mom can easily print and display her favorite snapshots. In fact, these photos don’t even need a picture frame because they print out on sticky-backed paper. What could be easier than that?
For the Passionate Gardener
Foldable Gardening Seat Set
This foldable gardening seat comes with tools and a detachable tote, which means mom certainly won’t be hurting for gardening essentials. In addition to storage space for five hand tools, this kit includes a low-to-the-ground seat to provide balance and prevent aches and pains while working. When it’s done being used, this seat can be folded and carried by its handle back to the garage or the next plot.
For the Luxe Mom
Celestial Silk Pillowcase
Moms do a lot of work, and in an ideal world, they’ll get a lot of rest. Give mom sweeter dreams with the Celestial Silk pillowcase, made with high-quality mulberry silk. These silky pillowcases reduce frizzy hair and morning bedhead. They also regulate temperature, ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. Plus, the pillowcase has a hidden zippered closure so mom’s pillow doesn’t slip during the night.
For the Wine Connoisseur
Eight-Bottle Bamboo Wine Rack
This bamboo wine rack holds mom’s eight favorite bottles while doubling as a cool decor piece. After all, not every bottle needs to be placed in the cool confines of a wine fridge. The freestanding rack is suitable for at-home bars, bar carts or just the kitchen counter. It’s also compact enough that it won’t take up much space wherever it lands.
For the Adventure Junkie
Merrell Moab 2 Mid Hiking Boot
Mom’ll be ready to hit the great outdoors with the help of Merrell’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot. It features heel cushioning and slip-resistant rubber soles, and the shoe seals out water while allowing moisture to escape on a trek. With 10 colors to choose from, you’re bound to find one that matches mom’s style.
For the Sun-Bathing Beauty
Maui Jim Polarized Sunglasses
Whether she’s tackling some yard work or working on her tan, the Maui Jim Starfish Polarized Fashion Sunglasses will come in handy for mom. Available in five different frames and lens combinations, these sunglasses feature PolarizedPlus2 technology that protects the eyes from harmful UV rays while keeping colors vivid.
For the “I’m Running Out of Battery!” Mom
Einova Wireless Charging Stone
If she’s always on her phone and could benefit from a sleek charger, look no further than the Einova Wireless Charging Stone. This stone is compatible with most Apple iPhone and Android phones and is known for its fast-charging speed so users can return to their phones as soon as possible. And at just 1.26 pounds, this charger is lightweight and easy for any mom to store in her purse.
For the Mickey-Loving Mom
The Official Disney Parks Cookbook
Bring magic home to mom (without leaving the house) thanks to The Official Disney Parks Cookbook. This cookbook features easy, family-focused recipes to enjoy for any meal. If mom is obsessed with everything Disney (and makes her annual pilgrimage to Epcot), she’ll love this thoughtful cookbook filled with over 100 park- and resort-specific recipes.
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