Mother’s Day may be a bit away (Save the date for May 10th!), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be shopping for the perfect gift now—instead of waiting for a day-before scramble that leaves you with flowers and a generic card. To really show appreciation for your mom and other mothers in your life, you want something thoughtful but practical. Any of these 20 products will not only brighten up her Mother’s Day, but also improve and simplify her life all year round.
SimpliSafe 5-Piece Wireless Home Security System
Every mom wants peace of mind that her family is safe and sound, and there are few better ways to assure her than a real security system with optional professional monitoring. This DIY kit starts with the basics, including a base station with siren, keypad, entry sensor, motion sensor, keyfob, and free month of monitoring—and you can add on even more sensors and compatible video doorbells, smart locks, and indoor/outdoor cameras. Plus, you can easily set up everything for her, without having to struggle with complicated installation and wiring.
Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control
Stop the family quarrels over the thermostat settings and invest in a smart thermostat. We like this Ecobee due to its ease of use and setup and excellent customer service. Everyone in the household will appreciate how it’ll save money on your next electric bill while still keeping temperatures comfortable in the rooms you actually use.
Cuisinart Glass Carafe Programmable Coffeemaker
She can stay in bed while the coffee brews with this sleek, programmable coffee maker by Cuisinart, which also allows for brew strength control and self cleaning.
Nest Hub with Google Assistant
Even if your mom isn’t the most tech savvy, a Nest Hub is a simple, user-friendly option with a 7-inch touchscreen that will let her view her calendar, to-do lists, watch the news, video-chat, display family photos, and more—all with an integrated smart speaker for listening to music, asking Google questions, and voice controlling any other smart home devices.
Black+Decker Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum
This powerful, lightweight dust buster is exactly what she needs for efficient, quick cleanups in hard-to-reach places around the house, garage, and car.
Ring Video Doorbell
Whether the mom in your life already uses an Alexa smart home speaker or not, Amazon’s Ring video doorbell is a great option if she just wants to monitor visitors and packages on the front doorstep. It not only allows you to see and hear people, but also speak to them directly through a mobile device or Echo speaker.
Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier
Every home could use a humidifier to combat stale, dry air from winter’s heating or summer’s AC. The Honeywell HCM-350 Germ Free claims to remove 99.9% of bacteria from the water before emitting water vapor, instead of a visible cool mist. If she’s worried about the required maintenance, its one-gallon tank can run for up to 24 hours on low, and it’s easy to clean the reservoir and base by sticking them in the dishwasher.
Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Pillow
She may never complain about a night of insufficient sleep again with this shredded memory foam/microfiber pillow. Adjust it to the right height whether back, side, or stomach-sleeping for the perfect balance of plushness and support.
Netgear Orbi Voice AC3000
This Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi systems provides a two-in-one solution if you need to upgrade your Wi-Fi connection for a growing smart home collection. Not only is Netgear Orbi one of the most powerful mesh Wi-Fi kits to cover homes up to 4,500 square feet, but its satellite also functions as a smart home speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa. If you already have a smart home speaker you like, opt for the standard Orbi AC3000 system for less.
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron 1QT. Round Dutch
Help her perfect her pot pies and casseroles in a Le Creuset dutch oven that’s durable, stain-resistant, and can be shown off on the stovetop when not in use.
Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket
This durable, quality weighted blanket will help her get much-needed shut-eye. Its minky cover is soft, it glass beads evenly distributed, and it comes in a variety of weights and sizes at reasonable prices.
InSinkerator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal may not be the most glamorous gift on this list, but it may be one of the most practical items for everyday convenience. In our testing, the InSinkerator came out on top as the most efficient, powerful, and quietest option.
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
$193.48 (31% off)
One of the most versatile and easy smart lock systems, the August installs directly onto your deadbolt—allowing you to keep your existing keys and still get all the benefits of a smart lock like checking and changing lock status, providing guest access, and more.
Dash Mini Maker: The Mini Waffle Maker
While this mini waffle maker may not seem big enough to feed the whole family, she’ll be surprised by how quickly it can churn out 4-by-4-inch waffles without taking up too much storage space.
Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS
One question that many air-purifier users may have is if it’s really working like it claims. Other than it closely monitoring your respiratory symptoms, you’ll know this Coway Airmega’s effects on your air quality immediately. With its air quality sensor, the Coway will sense pollutants in your air, and its auto mode will automatically adjust to a higher or lower fan speed accordingly. It’s also Wi-Fi enabled to connect with the IoCare app that allows you to control its fan speeds remotely and access air quality reports over time.
Black+Decker Crisp ‘N Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven
Air fryers may be all the rage, but she probably doesn’t need another single-use appliance to crowd the kitchen cabinets. That’s why this multipurpose air fryer and toaster oven is a great option to get all the crispy, health benefits of air frying, while still being able to use it for everyday toasting, baking, and reheating without having to preheat the oven. Plus, this model is big enough to fit eight slices of bread, 9 x 13-inch pans, and a full 12-inch pizza.
iRobot Roomba i7 Robot Vacuum
iRobot has remained at the top of the autonomous vacuum category for years, and its latest Roomba i7 does not disappoint as the fastest and most efficient vacuum we tested. In addition to its suction power, its smart mapping feature will learn the floor plan and allow you to schedule, prioritize, or skip certain rooms.
Apex Countertop Drinking Water Filter
$80.95 (15% off)
Tired of filling up a pitcher or dispenser to filter your water? Install this countertop filter, which will not only filter out impurities, but also add healthy minerals back into your water like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones 700
Give her the gift of some peace and quiet with Bose’s latest wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. AirPods and other earbuds simply can’t compete with the physical noise isolation that over-ear models like this provide.
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron 5 Piece Bundle
No mom’s kitchen is complete without a quality cast-iron cookware set. Whether she’s new to home cooking or needs to replace an old set, she’ll appreciate Lodge’s durability—and you’ll appreciate the affordability of this 5-piece set that includes a griddle, two skillets, and dutch oven with a cover.
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