Gear Diary’s 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up sooner than you think, and if you’ve been racking your brain for some great gifts that think outside of the jewelry, flowers, and candy box, we’ve got you covered. Whether you need to stick to a budget or the sky’s the limit, there is something for everyone.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Mom is busy, and she needs a phone that can keep up with her. The $764.99 Huawei Mate 10 Pro has great battery life, and excellent camera, a glorious display, it’s water-resistant, and it’s smart. Because of its AI-Powered NPU, the Mate 10 Pro can The AI learn from a user’s behavior and adapt to it.  Whether the Mate 10 Pro is paying attention to how mom uses her phone to adjust its own settings for the best possible battery life or recognizing when she’s photographing kids at play or a delicious dinner, the Mate 10 Pro is smart enough to make life easier for mom. Now through May 19th, you can purchase the Mate 10 Pro for $649.99 ($150 off); as part of the promo, consumers can purchase the Mocha Brown version exclusively from Amazon.

RapidX Ferrino Desk Chair

If mom spends a lot of time sitting at her desk and she doesn’t already have a comfortable and ergonomic chair, you can’t go wrong with the $349.99 RapidX Ferrino Desk Chair. Priced at a fraction of what other high-quality desk chairs can sell for, the RapidX is fully adjustable, comfortable, and attractive. Available in six color combinations, there is sure to be one that she will love.

Misen 10″ Stainless Steel Skillet

True story: Every time my mom comes over for dinner and sees that I am still using our set of aluminum cookware, she shudders. She’s told me for years that we should move to stainless steel when not using cast iron. While I think her science is off about why aluminum isn’t great, there’s no denying that the $65 Misen 10″ skillet is nicer and more substantial than the expensive aluminum stuff we’ve got. Made of 30mm 5-ply steel and aluminum for better heat conductivity and retention, at almost 3 pounds the Misen skillet is extremely stout and well made. Granted, it takes a little while to get used to using a “stick” skillet (as opposed to a nasty non-stick Teflon coated skillet, if that’s what you’re moving up from), but this is a pan that will serve mom well and last her a lifetime.


About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.