Mother’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Get Her What She Really Wants!

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Mother’s Day is coming, and we have a great selection of items for mom that go well beyond the typical flowers, plants, and chocolates. So if you are looking for something different, check out these techy yet thoughtful gifts!

Mophie Powerstation PD XL

The $79.95 mophie powerstation PD XL is one of the smallest and most powerful 10,050mAh powerstation portable batteries you can buy. Because of the PD charging, you can fast-charge your smartphone up to 2.5 times more quickly than with a standard charger; all you have to do is add a Type-C to Type-C or Type-C to Lightning cable, and mom will be set. There’s even an 18W USB-A port for a second device, just in case she ever needs to share.

Brondell Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Toilet Seat

The $649 Swash 1400 is Brondell’s flagship bidet toilet seat and it shows when you see the laundry list of features. Mom (and the rest of the family) will appreciate the heated toilet seat, while the unlimited warm water bidet will prevent a chilly surprise. The seven nozzle positions and nozzle oscillation feature make the bidet work for any body shape.

Solo All-Star Hybrid Backpack

Whether she needs a bag that’s perfect for a weekend getaway, or something she can keep her gym gear in, mom will love the $86.99 Solo All-Star Hybrid Backpack. It weighs ~2 pounds empty and provides 26+ liters of capacity with separate compartments for her shoes, clothes, and laptop. the Solo All-Star Hybrid can be carried as a duffel or mom can pull out the hidden shoulder straps to carry it as a backpack. While you could get it in the more classic black, this burgundy looks really good.

Breville Bakery Chef Standing Mixer

If mom is a fan of baking or just someone who enjoys to cook and meal prep without making an absolute mess, the $399.95 Breville Bakery Chef has everything she could want, and more. With its 5-quart capacity and powerful motor, mom can make everything from thick-batter cookies to bread! You can get it from Amazon.

Lenovo Smart Tab P10

It’s a 10.1″ Android tablet, it’s a docking station with Amazon Alexa built-in, it’s a music player, it’s a home hub … the $299.99 Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is all of that and more. Whether mom needs a base station for her home that can do everything from serving up recipes while cooking to controlling her Alexa smarthome requests, the Smart Tab P 10 is ready to serve. With 4 front facing Dolby Atmos speakers ready to play her favorite Spotify playlist, the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is the perfect can-do device to make mom’s life easier and perhaps even more productive.

Edifier W860NB Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

The $169.99 Edifier W860NB over-the-ear headphones will be mom’s new favorite for commuting. They feature Bluetooth 4.1, Active Noise Cancellation, aptX, NFC, and smart touch controls on the side of the right ear cup. These fashionable black headphones are comfortable, easy to use, and last a seriously long time before needing to be recharged. You can get them directly from Edifier.

Dr. Dabber Switch

If your mom vapes herbs for peacefulness or for medicinal purposes, the $399.99 Dr. Dabber Switch is the perfect rig. It comes with everything she’ll need, right in the box, to vaporize herbs or concentrates. It takes just 4- 6 seconds to heat up, and it can get up to 150 uses from a single charge. It self-cleans, automatically cools down in between uses, and it is easy to set up and operate — no crazy (and sometimes dangerous) heating coils to deal with. Mom will think it’s brilliant.

Adero Intelligent Organization System

If mom has a habit of leaving the house without everything she needs, the Adero Intelligent Organization System can help! With a series of smart tags working with the app, mom can specify her daily carry items and Adero will let her know if she forgets to pack any of them. The app can help you find missing items, and best of all — there is a way to make an Adero Tag work with anything she usually carries. Adero has specials running for Mother’s Day — you can save 25% right now with no codes needed!

SeedSheet Mini Herbs Gardening Kit

Mom likes fresh herbs to use in her home cooked meals, but if she doesn’t have room for a full-size garden, she will appreciate the compact and convenient SeedSheet Mini Herbs Gardening Kit that sells for $14.99. Simple setup and instructions (everything she’ll need is in the box!) combine with an app to ensure that she will have fresh and pesticide-free herbs when she needs them. It gets a big thumbs-up from me!

Gourmia E-Z Espresso Multi-Capsule Espresso Machine

Whether mom likes to use Nespresso pods, Starbucks Verismo pods, or even her own freshly ground espresso beans, the $129.99 Gourmia E-Z Espresso Machine can handle it! The E-Z Espresso has four adapters so that one machine can do it all with two cup sizes. Brighten mom’s mornings and afternoons with a properly made cup of joe! You can find it at Kohl’s.

Mujjo Smartphone Cases

If mom is sporting a tired plastic iPhone case, you should check out the selection of beautiful leather at Mujjo. If she prefers a case with a slot for her ID or credit card, they have those as well as smooth-back cases. You’ll even get 15% off your order with the code lovemum until May 14th!

Everence Bracelet

This is probably one of the most personalized gifts you can get! Everence, makers of the DNA tattoo kit I covered for our holiday gift guide, has expanded into making DNA-infused jewelry. Each handcrafted Everence bracelet uses semi-precious stones with sterling silver accents, and you can add up to three DNA-preserving bead options in blue, green, clear, or gray. DNA can be collected by a cheek swab, from human hair, or from cremains, and the resulting bracelet will have a bead (or beads) that keep her loved one (or pet) near her always. Prices start at $175 and they go up to $375 depending on the number of DNA beads.

Breville Smart Oven Air

There are tons of countertop ovens on the market these days, but none as versatile as the Breville Smart Oven Air. With thirteen distinct cooking functions (Toast, Bagel, Broil, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Proof, Air Fry, Reheat, Cookies, Slow Cook and Dehydrate), mom will be hard pressed to find a more useful oven on the market. The Smart Oven Air features a 2-speed convection fan and Breville’s Element IQ technology, and it can handle everything from cooking pizza to dehydrating beef jerky to air-frying chicken; it retails for $319.95.


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.