If you’re still scrambling to figure out what to get the mom in your life, this selection of the best Mother’s Day gifts will please any and all mommies, aunties, grandmas, and any other configuration of maternal figures. I don’t mean to get all Fred Rogers on you, but imagine for a second all the times that mom was there for you, in good times and bad, going the extra mile to make you smile. Now as you choke back tears, consider splurging on the following fantastic gift ideas in lieu of your usual last-minute panic in the Hallmark aisle.
— Best Tech: Govee Glide Hexa Light Panels
— Best Book: “Good Eats: The Final Years”
— Best PJs: LifeLabs Sleep Set
— Best for Plant Lovers: Purism Style Plant Mister
— Best for Photographers: Kodak Dock Plus Portable Photo Printer
— Best for DIY: Cricut Easy Press 3
Best Mother’s Day Gifts: Reviews and Recommendations
Best Tech: Govee Glide Hexa Light Panels
Key Selling Point: Eye-catching smart lights that make any wall pop.
The mom in your life’s disco or clubbing days may be behind her, but you can take her back in a tasteful way with Govee’s Glide Hexa Light Panels. You can turn them on and off via a handy app (available on App Store and Google Play) but that’s only the beginning of the possibilities. These hexagonal lights can be laid out in any design or pattern, mount easily to any wall, and set up in minutes. From there, lights can glow a single color or display a myriad of different lighting effects. The lights even work in sync with mom’s iTunes library, to pump out colors in sync to her favorite songs. Nothing makes the song stylings of Elton John hit a little harder than waves of color. For the mom looking to add a splash of color and vibrance to any room, the Govee Glide Hexa Light panels come highly recommended. For more in original and customizable smart lighting, Govee Neon Rope Lights are also a fantastic choice.
Best Book: “Good Eats: The Final Years”
Key Selling Point: An intensely engrossing cookbook for Alton Brown fans.
I’m willing to bet my weight in White Castle hamburgers that your mom likes Alton Brown. One of the OG Food Network dudes is finally hanging up his blowtorch, after more than two decades of producing programming bearing the name “Good Eats.” Like the three previous entries in his cookbook tetrology, this tome compiles revamped recipes from the final seasons of “Good Eats” and “Good Eats: Reloaded,” complete with plenty of pictures and behind the scenes goofery that Alton fans crave. But wait, there’s more. “Good Eats 4: The Final Years” also compiles recipes for the third season of “Good Eats: Reloaded” that never got produced. A perfect margarita, the entirety of Thanksgiving dinner and pie form, and even a fantastic White Castle copycat recipe are just a few of the great recipes featured here. From beginning to end, it’s a perfect bookend to one of the best cooking shows (and personalities) of all time. Lets see Ina Garten do fan service this good.
Best PJs: LifeLabs Sleep Set
Key Selling Point: Get a two-for-one deal on PJs that are cute, comfy, and climate-friendly.
Why not get the mom in your life a gift that’s sustainable and will help her get some shuteye? LifeLabs has a great two-for-one deal on cooling sleep sets that will help her get some much-needed slumber — without cranking the AC. In order to fall asleep, your body temperature needs to decrease by 2 to 3 degrees Fahrenheit. While other sleep tech is designed to cool the body with the gradual evaporation of moisture, LifeLabs’ innovative CoolLife technology allows its fabrics to release body heat more readily than other materials, helping mom get to sleep faster. To get your two sets for one (they’re available for men and women in mix-and-match long sleeves, short sleeves, tanks, pants, and shorts), enter the code COOLMOM. — Jen McCaffery
Best for Plant Lovers: Purism Style Plant Mister
Key Selling Point: This elegant mister is worthy of your mom’s orchids.
Does the mom in your life know how to keep philodendrons flourishing like no one else? If so, she’ll appreciate the Purism Style Plant Mister. As delicate with hard-to-care-for plants like orchids and ferns as mom might be when inquiring about your love life, this spritzer gently and evenly mists plants. Its plunger is easy to compress. And the brass-and-glass construction lends a level of elegance to a daily chore and lets it double as a display piece. — Jen McCaffery
Best for Photographers: Kodak Dock Plus Portable Photo Printer
Key Selling Point: Print out photos from the playground.
If the mom in your life is always taking pictures with her phone, help her preserve those memories for posterity. With the Kodak Dock Plus Portable Photo Printer, mom can turn her snaps into wall-worthy art. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, tablets, and other devices, this easy-to-use printer is super portable and allows her to produce easy-to-frame 4×6 prints almost instantly — all she needs is a Bluetooth connection. — Jen McCaffery
Best for DIY: Cricut Easy Press 3
Key Selling Points: Precise heat for all DIY projects.
It’s unfair to pigeonhole our parents, but aside from “Monk” reruns and Rae Dunn ceramics, nothing makes a mom squeal with delight like the DIY devices made by Cricut. While Cricut is known primarily for its craft cutters, the Easy Press 3 blends speed and precision heat to make a device that’s perfect for all manner of fabric-based fabrication. Using the handy app Cricut Heat (available on App Store and Google Play) crafting projects big and small are guided from start to finish with on-screen prompts
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