Mother’s day shopping is hard and paying for it doesn’t make anything easier — especially when you’ve got more than one mom on your plate. So we put together some recommendations to get you through this Mother’s Day without breaking your budget, whatever it is.
Less than $50
12-Inch Cast Iron Skillet, $27 on Amazon: More than 3,500 reviewers gave this Scouted favorite skillet a 4.5-star average rating. Take her cast iron to the next level or give her a gift that shows you appreciate how much she’s cooked for you all these years.
I Love You Mom Socks Gift Box, $38 at Happy Socks: On one hand, socks, amirite? On the other hand, high-quality, interesting, and unique socks don’t come by often and besides, how many socks did you mom gift you? If anything, this could be your sweet (feet) revenge.
Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Card, $30 on Amazon: The credit card-shaped multitool provides 10 functions, including a small blade, a ruler, scissors, and even a ballpoint pen. After Victorinox sent me one to test, I’m confident in saying the ballpoint pen is by far my favorite of the tools.
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, $19 on Amazon: Every mom loves eggs (or should) and this top-rated electric cooker lets you hard boil, soft bil, poach, and scramble up to six eggs in record time and with record ease. More than 10,000 reviewers gave the egg cooker a 4.5-star average rating.
Less Than $150
Portable Air Purifier, $99 at the Pure Company: This CES favorite air purifier gave me my best sleep so far in 2019 — and a perfect way to show your mom her travels matter to you and so does her health. It cleans air through filter-less ionization to subdue odors, allergies, and pollution. It’s really quiet, really easy to operate, and it, well, really works.
Anova’s Nano Sous Vide With Bluetooth, $89 on Amazon: This top-rated sous vide is sleek, smart assistant-capable for ease-of-use, and as precise as all of Anova’s sous vide products. Let your mom get fancy in her kitchen with a culinary upgrade everyone needs.
Amazon Gift Card, $75 on Amazon: You can get a gift card in any amount, of course, but $75 will let your mom get real picky with what she wants to get, like most of the above options. But you could also make recommendations like any of these 10 best-selling books by female authors we think everyone should read.
Instant Pot Quart 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, $70 on Amazon: You want one of these so why not share the goods with your mom? It can handle a wide variety of dishes, from the more obvious rice to the less obvious chicken soup that's just as hearty, bone-brothy, and delicious as the old-school version but ready in a fraction of the time. The multipurpose cooker also boasts flexible cooking options with sauté, steam, and fry capabilities.
More Than $150
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Toothbrush, $280 on Amazon: We already think electric toothbrushes are without a doubt the most effective and pleasurable way to brush teeth — and especially so when it comes to the Diamondclean. They allow you to focus with more care on the parts of your mouth that matter. And they ultimately do more with the brush bristles than your non-mechanized hand can. Here’s you chance to share the good news with your mom.
Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cord-Free Vacuum, $699 on Amazon: Take the pain of vacuuming to a much lower level with this high-function and top-rated cordless vac. A display will keep your mom updated on how the vac is handling its surroundings and the sleek and compact design will surely look much better at her place than the old mammoth vacuum she might be storing right now.
The Abroad Tote Bag, $198 at Madewell: Your mom will appreciate adding this beautiful tote to her options — really, leather totes are great in many ways. An upgraded version of Madewell’s best-selling Transport tote, this features a smaller silhouette, zip-top closure, and an interior pocket. It will fit her laptop and other day-to-day essentials.
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