Time flies when it’s always happening, so it’s completely understandable if you forgot that Mother’s Day is this Sunday! We can’t save you more time, but we can helping you find quality deals with fast shipping so you can always get a great gift. Moms are multi-faceted wonders, and we’ve rounded up a variety of products, from headphones and e-book readers to beauty products and kitchen gadgets.
Don’t forget to check out our Guide to gift ideas for Mother’s Day for more recommendations.
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Deals on smart displays and speakers
My mother’s camera roll is filled with three types of photos: the Rocky Mountains, my siblings, and our family’s dogs. The Aura Carver Luxe lets her flaunt all those photos like the proud parent that she is, and it easily blends into her home decor. You can visit Aura’s website to find other frame designs (many of which are also for sale.)
Although Nixplay frames are similar to Aura, they look a bit more like a digital screen, but with higher resolution (photos will be sharper). If your mom is environmentally conscious, she can sleep better knowing that Nixplay plants a tree every time someone buys a frame. Read our guide to the best digital frames for more options.
Facebook’s Go portal (8/10, WIRED recommends) is great for calling family and friends, with a camera that detects and tracks your movement as you move around a room. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and a digital photo frame, so you can get more use out of it. Our Best Smart Display guide offers other options, if Facebook isn’t your jam.
Mom’s little helper is tiny, round and called Alexa. The fourth-generation Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is ideal for anyone looking to connect and control other smart home devices via voice or rock with Spotify. Ask Alexa what the weather is like, set a timer, or order toilet paper directly from Amazon. Be sure to read our tips on how to secure your Amazon Echo (as best you can). The cheaper Amazon Echo Dot, which has weaker speakers, is also on sale for $40 ($20 off).
Everyone’s talking about dad’s jams, but mom’s music is just as iconic. Give mom the gift of high-quality headphones to soak it all up. The Beats Fit Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends) are Apple’s best headphones, with excellent noise-canceling technology, spatial sound, Dolby Atmos support and fit comfort. Honestly, they’re just sleek as hell.
If your mom was looking for a new tablet to take on the go, or even just to have on her bedside table, look no further. The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is portable and powerful, so it can run as many tabs as it wants in the background while binging Moon Knight. This is the lowest price we have ever tracked.
Your mother deserves a massage, but small hands or distracted hands often aren’t enough when it comes to working out those knots. Instead, take the strain with the Theragun Mini. It provides 20 pounds of pressure, so she can pass it on to her partner and let the rest melt away.
This little gadget doubles as both a frame for art or a 4×6 photo and a way for mom to charge her smartphone (if it supports wireless charging). No need to bother with plugging cables into a phone, and it will blend in with the decor of the house. Read our guide to the best wireless chargers to learn more.
redeem code MOM at checkout to see the discount. Take advantage of this promotion to get cases for a few people you know or Give mom a few options so she can style her case with her outfit. Sonix has some of the best iPhone cases out there, and they all include MagSafe. If she has an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, those will work with all of her MagSafe accessories.
I have never seen my mother devour anything like she did for a Dean Koontz novel. If your mom is anything like mine, the new Kindle Paperwhite (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a great option for taking tons of books with you everywhere. This model offers even faster page turns, USB-C charging so you can finally ditch that MicroUSB cable, and a warm front light so she can read comfortably in the dark.
Calling all #PelotonMoms: Apple Watch Series 7 has improved cycle detection. That means you can follow that 80s ride with robin even better and record more accurate stats of the calories you’ve burned. This matches the lowest price we’ve seen for the Series 7 in the last month, but it’s still a bargain.
Does mom have an android smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is a sleek, classic watch that matches the capabilities of the Apple Watch in many ways. This includes heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen detection, and sleep tracking. Read our guide to the best smartwatches to learn more.
The Garmin Vivomove is a great choice for the more athletic mom. The software is comprehensive and easily integrates with other fitness apps (like Strava), while tracking other health elements like sleep and “body battery”. Much like the Samsung Galaxy, it also has a more “classic” look, so mom can go from shopping to making dinner reservations.
It’s no secret that moms often have to sacrifice form for function so they can take care of everything more efficiently. The Garmin Lily is one of the smallest fitness trackers made by Garmin. She can choose shape first with this gorgeous smartwatch.
Home & Kitchen Deals
For a quick nap or a much-needed break during the day, your mom can calm down and check in with the Baloo Weighted Blanket. It’s a throw, so she won’t have to lug a huge queen-size blanket from the bedroom to the couch. And it’s made of cotton and weighs just 12 pounds, making it perfect for all seasons.
Whether your mom is a regular Julia Child or frequently reheats frozen meals, she can probably find a good use for the Instant Pot Pro Plus (8/10, WIRED recommends). It makes mealtime so much easier, with settings for pressure cooking, slow cooking, sautéing, steaming and sous vide. With the Pro Plus, she can slow cook her oats overnight for breakfast or whip up her best tenderloin for dinner.
This is one of the prettiest umbrellas we tested for our guide to the best umbrellas. It’s big enough to hold two, but light enough not to be bulky to carry. The cork handle is pleasant to the touch and its luminous canopy will shine even on the darkest days.
Although it is not on sale, Strictly speaking, the Primula Burke Deluxe is our favorite cold brew coffee maker. The Primula makes a luxurious, smooth pot of cold brew at an affordable price. It’s also simple to use, so your mom can enjoy her daily caffeine with minimal fuss.
With a sunrise alarm clock like this one from HomeLabs, mom can wake up slowly and naturally as her bedroom gradually lights up with a warm glow. A well-rested mom is a happy mom.
A mother’s to-do list tends to never end, likely leaving thoughts spinning day and night. The Lectrofan Premium can help muffle that drums a bit, with a variety of sounds and decibel levels and a useful sleep timer.
This machine has been at this price for about a month, although it has often risen much higher in early April. It’s our favorite super-automatic espresso machine and can provide a moment of calm amidst the maelstrom of mornings. With its automated settings and built-in milk frother, mom can get all her favorite frothy, caffeinated goodness without having to go to the local Starbucks. All he has to do is fill the water tank, add his favorite coffee beans to the hopper, and let the machine work its magic.
If your mom is a true coffee connoisseur, you can upgrade her to the Breville Barista Pro. This machine has an integrated conical grinder that allows for a more precise and finer grind for a perfectly drawn espresso. It also leaves room to adjust the pressure, temperature, and number of strokes you want.
Among the myriad of morning chores moms often have, chances are their cup of coffee ends up cold. The Ember Smart Cup is temperature-regulated, stylish, and keeps track of caffeine consumption – a trifecta for coffee lovers who probably have too many cups…in more ways than one.
My mother-in-law got the rash under control and she tries to teach me how to use a round brush almost every visit. Although I just can’t fathom, the Paul Mitchell Neuro Grip is perfect for those who have it. The handleless hair dryer lets you hold it at different angles so you can work with the round brush to give your hair that much-coveted bounce and volume.