Best Gifts for Mother's Day
With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's not too late to surprise Mom with a gift that she will find herself using over and over again. The traditional gift of flowers and a card are sweet, but sometimes it takes something a little more special to show her just how much she means to you.
Whether she is a foodie, fitness fiend, or a fashionista, something on this list will definitely make Mom's life a little more fabulous. Find Mom a gift that suits her personality, but is also affordable, because before you know it, Father's Day is here and the gift search continues!
Though she may not be so easy to please, one of these gifts are sure to make her smile.
Best Chocolate for Wine Lovers
In a gorgeous light pink hue, Roses and Rosé Chocolate Bar infuses Compartés’ high-quality white chocolate with a French rosé and combines the delicious mixture with edible crystallized rose petals. Imagine breaking this baby out for dessert at your next brunch. Just think about impressed your guests are going to be.
Gaiam Athletic Yoga Mat
At 26 inches wide and 78 inches long, this no-nonsense yoga mat from Gaiam is 2 inches wider and 10 inches longer than standard mats to accompany extended poses. It’s also thicker, with a 5 millimeter, extra-sticky surface to keep you stable during the most challenging yoga poses or the longest set of push-ups. The reversible mat is gray/black, is phthalate-free and has a great price. What more could a gym rat ask for in a mat?
Our pick: Powerbeats3 Wireless
There’s a reason why technophiles love the Apple W1 chip: It makes pairing wireless sports headphones such as the Powerbeats 3 Wireless to your iPhone a breeze. The sweat- and water-resistant tech lasts 12 hours on a charge; ‘Fast Fuel’ tech gives you an hour of playtime with just 5 minutes of charging -- it’s great when you’re in a rush for your next gym class. Flexible earhooks keep them secure to your head during exercise, while its water-resistant exterior can handle your sweat. And yes, these Apple-supported headphones definitely interface with Siri. That’s why they’re our pick for the best in-ear wireless headphones for Apple fans.
Best Ceremonial Matcha Tea Set
While some people may be hesitant to jump right in, others are all about taking the plunge. If you’re new to matcha but want the full experience, check out Panatea’s Ceremonial Matcha Starter Set. It includes everything you need for a matcha ceremony, including ceremonial-grade matcha for 30 servings, a bamboo whisk, a glass bowl, and a measuring scoop.
The Best Food Processor If You Cook For a Crowd
The Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY is big enough to handle any hungry family or at-home dinner party. The 14 in the name comes from its 14-cup volume capacity, which makes larger cooking projects doable in a single batch. If you’ve ever attempted to make enough sauce for a lasagna in a 3-cup mini-processor, you know how tedious that can be. In addition to the normal blade, this model comes with two disc attachments—one for slicing and one for shredding. This makes prepping otherwise labor-intensive salsas and slaw a more or less instant process.
With a universal speed meant for normal, healthy skin, the Clarisonic Mia 1 removes dirt, oil, and makeup six times better than hands alone. The brush uses patented sonic cleaning technology to remove impurities, pollutants, and makeup, as well as reduce the appearance of pores and optimize the absorption of skincare products. Perfect for someone who wants to scrub the day’s troubles off their face!
This is the ultimate all-purpose kettle. Forgoing traditional temperature settings, the Breville BKE830XL has five presets for green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, and French Press coffee. Just press a button and you’re on your way to the perfect cuppa! Made from shock-resistant German Schott Glass, it looks pretty great on your counter too.
Best Fitness Tracker That Totally Doesn’t Look Like It
This display-free fitness and sleep monitor tracks similar data to that of the FitBit. It doesn’t look like a fitness tracker, especially not if you buy any of the fashion accessories (like the futuristic Y chain necklace). Connect this tracker to your phone and receive vibration alerts for incoming calls and text messages.
Best DIY Wine Making Kit
Even though wine making seems like it would be really complicated, this Pinot Grigio Wine Making Kit makes it really simple.
It comes with everything you need, including Pinot Grigio juice—yes, that’s a thing!
The kit has enough ingredients to make about a gallon of this floral and fruity wine.
Best Indoor Herb Garden for Aspiring Green Thumbs
If you want to dive into the wonderful world of gardening, Nature’s Blossom Sow & Grow is a great place to start. The seed germination kit is a good introduction to gardening, and the step-by-step sowing and growing instruction manual will show you the ropes. Use the seed starting soil to grow basil, thyme, cilantro, and other fresh herbs.
Black Pearl Scented Candle
Disney fans aren’t just enthralled by princesses and mouse ears. There are also swashbuckling pirates to adore. This Black Pearl candle’s scent is an amalgam of musty “pirates” water, mildew wood, ocean mist, and cannonball smoke. Perfect for that friend who always wanted to sail the high seas. Yo ho, indeed.
Best Umbrella Splurge
You’ve got the money, and you need an umbrella, so why not get an Alexander McQueen umbrella with a golden skull for a handle? Honestly, it’d almost be irresponsible not to. Available only in black because of course it is, this beautiful umbrella will let you dodge rain puddles in style.
The Best Robot Vacuum/Wet Mop Hybrid On A Budget
The ILIVE V5 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Water Tank Mopping is a great, budget-minded choice for those who want a wet mop feature without sacrificing vacuum performance. It has a few minor drawbacks—it's not great at returning to its charging station, for example—but its size and battery life are on target. There's also a dry mop feature that's stellar at collecting pet debris.
Best Customizable Meal Delivery Subscription
HelloFresh followed Blue Apron's sustainable path and established partnerships with local farmers throughout the contiguous U.S. They're carving out their own spot in the salted limelight by giving their subscribers more options when it comes to choosing their meals.
On the Classic plan, you can choose from 10 different recipes each week based on their ingredients, difficulty level, cook time, and nutritional information. You can change your delivery date, skip a delivery, or cancel your subscription online.