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A guide to Mother’s Day gifts based on personalities
Anna Hecht and Banu Ibrahim
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 7:04 PM UTC
There’s no single Mother’s Day gift that’s perfect for every mom, and it’d be a real shame if they all ended up getting the same cliche present. So we’re taking a long, hard look at different moms’ personalities and interests to nail down the perfect gift.
For instance, if she’s tech-savvy, a new Google Home mini, a portable smartphone photo printer or a fitness tracker would make a great gift. Or if she’s into beauty, why not get her a high-end face mask or a cleansing brush? These products will surely send her straight into spa mode.
To gain inspiration for your mom’s gift, take a look at the categories below, based on her personality. All the items were sourced from reputable brands with innovative products that will suit Mom’s lifestyle. Keep scrolling to check her present off your to-do list.
In need of more Mother’s Day inspiration? We have even more stellar Mother’s Day gifts to shop right here.
For the tech-obsessed
Is Mom an early adapter and in need of a new gadget to master? Or maybe she needs a new device to help her live more efficiently? These innovative gadgets were made for either situation.
The Fitbit Versa ($199.95; fitbit.com)
The Google Home Mini ($49.99; target.com)
HP Sprocket Photo Printer ($129.95; bestbuy.com)
The TP-Link AC1750 WiFi Range Extender ($79.74; amazon.com)
The iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum ($899.99; bestbuy.com)
For the jet-setter
Mom doesn’t have time to fuss with low-grade luggage or a lack of sleep during her next trip. Treat her to these travel essentials so that she enjoys the most comfortable of flights.
Briggs and Riley International Carry-On Expandable Spinner ($579; briggs-riley.com)
Clarisonic Mia FIT, 2 Speed Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush ($219; amazon.com)
For the gardener
Now that April showers are over and May flowers are beginning to bloom, it’s the perfect time for gardeners to tend to their flowers, fruits and veggies. If Mom has a green thumb, she’ll appreciate smart sprinkler systems, top-selling tools and stunning planters to take her garden to the next level.
California Picnic Garden Tools Set ($39.95; amazon.com)
Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 ($99.95; clickandgrow.com)
For the chef
Some of your favorite memories of Mom revolve around kitchen and family meals. A thoughtful cookbook – like Julie Smolyansky’s “The Kefir Cookbook,” which interweaves intimate family stories with recipes and encourages “families to come together and cook nurturing recipes” while creating stronger bonds – will be right at home in Mom’s kitchen. Other items she’ll love include gadgets that make meal prep easier, so she can spend more time around the table.
Tea Forte Organic Match Green Tea (33.17; amazon.com)
"The Kefir Cookbook: An Ancient Healing Superfood for Modern Life, Recipes from My Family Table and Around the World" by Julie Smolyansky ($21.28; amazon.com)
Roma 6" Professional Grade Pasta Machine ($34.99; target.com)
Braun Multiquick Hand Blender ($199.99; bloomingdales.com)
Maison d' Hermine Colmar Apron ($30.99; wayfair.com)
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Cooker ($99.95; amazon.com)
For the spa lover
Being a parent is no easy job. So if anyone deserves some R&R, it’s Mom. These products, ranging from cozy robes and slippers to discounted facials at your local spa, will all help her kick back and relax in style.
Mom is a free spirit who loves vibrant colors in all aspects of her life, from her art to her clothing. She’ll be inspired by these items, including professional-grade supplies that will help her craft the ultimate masterpiece and gifts that match her colorful personality.