Since nothing beats a home-cooked meal, many mothers have a trusty collection of handwritten recipes hiding in the kitchen. Help mom corral the paper clutter with this Metal Recipe Box from Hand & Hearth with Magnolia. The handcrafted container holds hundreds of index cards inside its spacious interior. Plus, thanks to its silver-gray lacquered finish, the zinc box will also double as a sleek countertop decor piece. Available at Target; $14.99.
Leave a Message
Remind Mom how much you love her with a note on a brand-new grooved letter board. With 162 1-inch plastic letters and punctuation designed to pop against the black background, she'll appreciate the ample opportunities to spell out some motivation—or sarcasm—to get through each week of a full house once school let's out for summer. Available at Target; $15.99.
Help your ever-busy mom keep track of her health and her to-do list with the Fitbit Versa Smartwatch. This lightweight smartwatch counts steps, monitors heart rate, and provides personalized insights for the fitness-minded mom. But this watch is more than just a workout buddy. It syncs with mom's favorite apps, so she can use it to receive and send messages, listen to music, and more. Available at Target; $199.95.
Rather than surprising your mom with a gift card to the nearby coffee shop, give her the gift that keeps on brewing—a cold brew coffee maker. Like the name suggests, cold brew coffee is steeped in cool water over a long period of time (at least 18 hours) to create a smooth, naturally sweet, and slightly less acidic taste than regular iced coffee—and the Primula Pace Cold Brew Coffee Maker makes it so simple to enjoy it at home. Simply place coffee grounds in the filter, add the filter to the carafe, then slowly fill with water. Keeping cool and caffeinated couldn't be easier! Available at Target; $15.39.
If she likes to play host on the patio or unwind in sight of her irises at the end of a long day, a fire accent will go a long way to improving her outdoor experience. This nearly two-foot-tall, propane-powered fire column adds drama and warmth to the deck, porch, or patio without compromising on safety. The flame is enclosed with heat-resistant glass and is controlled by a knob that can be securely switched into the off mode when it's time to go inside for the night. Available at Target; $99.99.
Tiny Tech Upgrade
"Hey Google." Simply saying those two words activates the Google Home Mini—a portable, voice-controlled digital assistant that delivers the full power of Google, whenever and wherever, and always without the hassle and interference of keyboards, screens, operating systems. Indeed, it's the rare sort of "just works" technology that holds as much appeal for the more geeky moms as it does for those who can't seem to go a day without encountering another computer crisis. Available at Target; $49.
Sleek Water Bottle
Moms are the ultimate hustlers. From dawn till dusk, they don’t stop going, which is why it’s so important that they keep hydrated. This vacuum-sealed stainless steel water bottle will keep her beverage cool for up to 12 hours. It’s twist-off spout allows room to toss in a few ice cubes, and makes hand-cleaning it a breeze. It fits most cup holders and has a leak-proof lid, so mom doesn’t have to worry about spills when she’s on-the-go. And thanks to its sleek design, it’ll look good from home to the office to the gym. Available at Target; $19.99.
Moms deserve some R&R, especially on Mother’s Day. If your mom is one who relaxes by taking a bath then gift her this bamboo tray that fits across the tub. It has space for toiletries, a good book, and even a glass of wine if she cares to indulge. Available at Target; $34.99.
Who can resist wrapping themselves in a soft blanket? This lightweight chenille blanket is just what mom needs for a chilly evening, not too heavy but soft to touch. The woven floral print (available in blue, prink, or gray) adds a pretty touch to the room’s decor when it’s draped over the couch. When needed, the blanket can get cleaned in the washer and dryer. Available at Target; $29.99.
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The NutriBullet has made it easier than ever to whip up delicious, healthy smoothies, dressings, and more. Its compact design makes it manageable to leave out on the counter, yet it still has the power to blend, chop, and mix ingredients like nuts and tough-skinned vegetables. It’s the perfect gift for the person who always reminded you to eat your fruits and veggies. Available at Target; $59.99.
Keep mom fitted with the latest in tech by getting her a pair of Apple Airpods 2nd Generation. The newest version of the earbuds utilize a wireless charging case and has hand-free access to Siri. Without the hassle of tangled wires, she’s free to move about as she listens to her favorite tunes, podcasts, or takes phone calls—and with up to three hours of talk time on one charge get ready to chat with mom the next time you give her a ring. Available at Target; $199.99.
It’s no secret that being a mom is stressful. Calm her nerves and tension (which you’re partially guilty for causing) with an aromatherapy oil diffuser. This one from Target runs for up to six hours and has three light settings for an additional soothing effect. Available at Target; $65.99.
Is mom always nagging you for a hard-copy photo from what she sees posted on Facebook? A printed picture may seem simple, but it’s a well appreciated gift. Put it in this pretty ceramic frame for your mom to keep on display. The gentle white floral design fits in with various decor styles. Available at Target; $14.99
Biscuits in Bed
Serve mom breakfast in bed on this gorgeous serving set from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection (thats your mom’s faves Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Target line). The warm wood tray comes with two jars to fill with tasty jams, honeys, or butters. With grooved ridges for the jars or a coffee cup, nothing will slip or slide when carrying the treat out. Available at Target; $39.99.
Mom always winds up being the one responsible for remembering where everyone leaves their things, which can make it difficult for herself to recall where she set her wallet. With Tile Mate, she won’t have to spend time searching the house. The slim devices can get attached to keychains or slipped into pockets to keep track of them. When the item goes missing, open the app on your phone to find it on the map and make it ring. Available at Target; $59.99 for four pack.
Grown with Love
Provide your mom with all the goods needed to grow sunflowers at home. The Smith & Hawken Sunflower Grow Bag comes with a pack of non-GMO seeds, organic soil, and a rustic-style container to grow the flowers in. Sunflowers are tough plants that will tolerate different types of soil and drought-like conditions. The only must is plenty of sunlight to ensure large golden blooms. Available at Target; $13.
Roll It Out
Foam rolling is a simple way to massage your muscles without help from a physical trainer. While it would be nice to be able to provide mom with a personal masseuse, the TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller will provide a lot of the same relief. The patterned surface replicates a massage therapist’s hands to relieve tight muscles, knots, and kinks. Whether she’s just getting into a fitness routine or she’s had one for awhile, this foam roller will help her feel and move better. Available at Target; $29.99.
There’s a steady stream of new movies and shows to consume nowadays, but with so many streaming services and channels it can be hard to keep up! Help mom stay in-the-know with a Roku Stick. It plugs into the TV for easy access to all the entertainment services you subscribe to as well as individual channel apps. With convenient buttons on the remote to take her straight to Netflix or Hulu, you won’t have to talk her through the phone anymore about how to access the latest episode of her favorite show. Available at Target; $59.99.
Have a Ball
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!