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    44 Mother's Day Tech Gifts They'll Actually Use

    Charge up your wallet, mom deserves all of these things and more. 💕

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    1. A Bluetooth tracker because sometimes they can barely remember what day it is let alone where they left their phone. *whispers* Chances are the kids are using it to watch Godzilla videos on YouTube.

    the bluetooth tracker on a keychain

    Promising review: "I normally don't write reviews for products, but the Tile is too fantastic not to yell it from the rooftops! I am always losing my keys or my phone and the Tile makes it so easy to find them in a flash. All you have to do is attach it to your keys and you're all set. When you misplace your keys, you go into the app on your phone (which is super user-friendly) and tap, "find my keys". It then rings your Tile that is attached to your keys, and if they are not in an area where they can ring, it shows you the location of the Tile, which is also very helpful! If you misplace your phone, you can double tap the middle button on the Tile and it will ring your phone. It is such an amazing product and I am thinking about attaching them to everything in my house, since I'm such a scatterbrain at times." —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A motion-sensor toilet light that'll be a soothing delight during midnight stumbles to the restroom after being woken up because baby had a nightmare.

    A toilet with a blue illuminated bowl and 16 thumbnail images of the toilet illuminated in different colors

    This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night-light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Wandergurrlee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A iRobot Roomba vacuum to roam around the house tidying up other people's messes. This tiny helper learns your cleaning habits and suggests scheduled cleaning times to keep the house clean.


    Promising review: "Love it! Living in a house with four dogs, I've always wanted a Roomba. It's been an absolute blessing. Happy mother's day to me! Roomba, aka Suzy, runs every night as scheduled. Its been a life saver and my tile floors have never been so clean. I'm amazed at the amount of dog hair that is in the dump bin. The first few days the Roomba ran two to three times a day, every time catching massive amounts of dog hair." —P. Willis

    Get it from Amazon for $152.99+ (available in two styles).

    4. A lighted mirror with a built-in Bluetooth speaker that'll elevate their vanity experience, giving them the perfect light to illuminate their natural beauty. Plus, who doesn't want Evanescence blaring in the background while they get ready for the day.


    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised at how loud the speaker was for how cheap the mirror is. It’s obviously not going to be like a giant expensive speaker, but if you just want to listen to music, YouTube videos, or podcasts while doing makeup, it’s perfect. You also don’t have to use the cable on it all the time, just charge it and take it off." —Layla

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    5. A coffee maker just begging to be told what to do. You can use your Echo Dot to control the coffeemaker. Just say, "Alexa, brew me a hot cup of joe, and make it hot. 🔥"

    Reviewer photo of coffee maker on kitchen counter next to an Alexa-enabled device

    Promising review: "I love it, Lay in bed in the morning yelling, 'Alexa, turn on my coffee' and she listens to me and does as I say. Life doesn't get much better than that. No more waiting for my coffee to brew. Done by the time I get to the kitchen." —Lee Yarbrough

    Get it from Amazon for 82.49.

    6. A pair of Sony wireless headphones that'll let them answer their calls even when they're not by their phone. Who are we kidding? They're pretty much gonna use these to tune out the children while belting out Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill.

    Model wearing the white headphones with text on the image that says "industry-leading noise canceling"

    Promising review: "I really enjoy this headset! It is expensive but worth it! It feels very light on your head. You can immediately notice some noise cancellation when you put the headset on even without it being powered up. The sound quality is top-notch. One of my favorite features is being able to cover the right ear with your hand and it will immediately lower the volume so you can have a conversation with someone and it will return back to regular volume immediately once you stop covering it. The 30-hour battery life is amazing! It is very easy to control the volume/skip song with the swipe feature on the right ear." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $348 (available in three colors).

    7. A sleek wireless charging station so all of mom's Apple devices will be ready to take on the day every morning.

    Reviewer photo of their iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods charging on the white wireless charger

    Promising review: "Very fast charging. Bought one for myself months ago and my mom and siblings wanted one too for their electronics. Saves space. Way better than tangling up three cords!" –Makayla B.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. And a Bluetooth wireless karaoke microphone to help with those kitchen concerts. Even better, it can make for a very entertaining family fun night, which moms love 🥰.

    the karaoke microphone in white and yellow

    Promising review: "What a product! I cannot say enough nice things about this karaoke microphone. After using this product I feel confident I picked the right microphone. It is not just a microphone but a Bluetooth speaker, recording device, and party essential. Bluetooth connection is simple, recording is easy, and the overall ease of use is hard to beat. I am not a professional singer (although sometimes I feel my voice in the shower is top notch) but this device equipped with echo settings turns me into a nice blend of John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. At least I think so and that's all that matters. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the overall high-quality design of the product, included extras (black hard case, micro USB cable, audio cable) and the ability for a portable microphone to perform as well as it does. I look forward to utilizing the microphone for many things besides just karaoke. Time to let your vocals reach new heights!" —Braxton Aldrich

    Get it from Amazon for $26.34+ (available in 13 colors).

    9. A Dyson air purifier — they are the air you breathe so make sure the air they breathe is clean by using this little baddie to rid the air of pollutants giving them pristine air quality indoors.

    The Dyson air purifier
    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Elena Garcia swears by hers. Here's what she had to say:

    "My husband suffered through what was honestly the scariest sickness of his life — COVID-19 — back in March and is still dealing with some of the side effects, mainly trouble with his breathing. He's OK now (for the most part). During his bout with COVID, not only could I not be at home with him to help but he was coping with what he described as his lungs giving up on him. His breathing was labored and painful, and it prevented him from being able to sleep at night. He still struggles and has this constant, short but deep, cough.

    When the smoke and ash from the fires surrounding us started to really affect our air supply my husband felt it the worst. The weakness in his lungs was already there but the smoke triggered his labored breathing.

    So when it came time to look for something to help us deal with both of those things, I wasn't here to play. I went with a brand I know, love, and that multiple people had recommended to us — Dyson. Specifically, the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool. I don't want to be dramatic but I really think this thing is a cherry-flavored lifesaver and even my husband, who wouldn't spend a penny on anything if he could, said, 'Wow. I really feel the difference.'"

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $799.99.

    10. An Ember Mug2 perfect for the mom with a serious to-do list. When they finally get to take a breather, the last thing they should have to deal with is a cold cup of joe. This smart mug will keep their coffee or tea at their desired temperature.

    Model holding the gold mug

    Promising review: "She has one cup of coffee all morning — now it gets to be the same one cup. Working from home meant that there was a lot of grinding going on as she kept having to make her 'one morning cup of coffee.' Now, she grinds it once and can drink from it all morning. She says she loves it and that it lasts. I mean it's a gift so she could be just being nice, but I have seen her use it multiple times since I bought it last month. So I think it's a winner. Totally recommended." —Nathan Moss

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in two sizes and in four colors).

    11. A pair of Third Generation AirPods that'll nestle into their ears and connect with all of their Apple devices, including Apple TV. Oh, and here's a cute floral AirPods case so their new gadget can look extra fly.

    Amazon, Santa Fe Boutique / Etsy

    Santa Fe Boutique is a small business based in New Mexico that makes adorable AirPods cases (for all models).

    Get the AirPods from Amazon for $169 and the AirPods case from Santa Fe Boutique on Etsy for $14.39 (available for AirPods First, Second, and Third Generation, as well as AirPods Pro).

    12. A Bartesian cocktail machine because sometimes, mama needs a drink at the end of the day. And, since they can't always drift out to the local dive bar, they can bring the bar to them. It's like the Nespresso of cocktails that reviewers say is totally worth the splurge.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Hannah Loewentheil loves hers. In her own words:

    "When I first caught wind of the Bartesian premium cocktail machine, my first thought was does anyone actually need this gadget? But after trying it for myself, I can say the answer is a firm YES, and here's why. I love making cocktails at home, and while I'm no bartender, I feel very comfortable shaking a spicy margarita, stirring a negroni, or whipping up a Pisco sour. But making craft cocktails at home requires many (often expensive) ingredients, bar tools, time and effort. With the Bartesian though, you can make fancy drinks with the click of a button — literally. Once you turn the Bartesian on, it prompts you to insert a cocktail capsule. The smart gadget recognizes the cocktail you're trying to make and will ensure you've placed the proper spirit in the bottle (I know, it's mind-blowing). Next, it prompts you to choose your cocktail strength (there's even a mocktail option), and to place a glass with ice underneath the spout. Next, the Bartesian will start pouring your craft cocktail. The whole process takes about 20 seconds and it's all very exciting. With many bars closed and people quarantining or feeling hesitant about going out to eat, this gadget allows you to make professional-quality cocktails at home."

    Get it from Amazon for $369.85.

    And check out the rest of Hannah's Bartesian review to learn more!

    13. A self-cleaning water bottle to upgrade their hydration experience. There's a UV-C LED in the bottle cap that sanitizes water, neutralizes any odor-causing bacteria, and cleans the inner walls of the water bottle — all in just 60 seconds.

    A person holding the self-cleaning water bottle in pink
    @livelarq / Via

    Promising review: "I bought a second one! Took it camping with my dad and he mentioned how nice it was so I got him one as well. They even have a bigger size now for all you thirsty folks. I’m very happy with my new Larq bottle! I love the sleek, simple design. I washed upon receiving it and tested it out by leaving water in it through the weekend and letting it clean itself this morning; it had no smell or metallic taste like every other water bottle I’ve used. The insulation works really well, too. I will definitely be taking it with me when I go on backpacking trips. I will easily be able to get cold water from a lake and use the UV cleaning to drink it immediately. I love that I have a cleaning system and water bottle all in one, no more boiling or bringing multiple parts just to have clean water!" —Tyler D.

    Get it from Amazon or Best Buy for $95+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    14. A sauna blanket ideal for moms who haven't been able to maintain their spa routine. This little cocoon will leave your mom feeling relaxed, renewed, and refreshed.

    the sauna blanket

    Promising review: "I was paying to go to a sauna on an unlimited monthly basis, paying almost $200 per month. The hours didn’t always work with my schedule and by the time I drove there and back home, I was spending about 90 mins out of my day. I wanted something convenient, that works, and I could use anytime at home. Although you don’t get the scenic wooden box, for this price, you get a great relaxing sweat and it’s easy to fold and hide away. This takes up very little space." —Staton Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99.

    15. An infusion machine useful for infusing oils for anything from salad dressings to scented candles with a variety of different herbs. If the mom in your life likes to DIY things theirselves, this will definitely be a hit.

    The infusion machine in red
    @levo_oil / Via

    Promising review: "LEVO has absolutely transformed my life. First, it’s a huge time saver. What used to take me 12–14 hours now only takes me 2–3 hours tops. My husband and I LOVE that I am able to load the machine, walk away, and let it do the work. The Activate Cycle is genius; I LOVE knowing that I am no longer burning my flowers in the kitchen oven and that the process is being done at the right time and temperature. Being that I am new to the LEVO family, I am always unsure about the time/temperature settings but LEVO provides an online calculator to help and for that I am thankful. The Infuse Cycle of course is my favorite. I like that it makes between five and 16 ounces of oil or butter in one go. With a mess-free, spill-proof spout you get every infused drop. I have already infused coconut oil, canola oil and olive oil. I have made cookies, cupcakes and pot brownies. WE love LEVO so much that we now have what we call Infused MONDAYS where I infuse our dinner, drinks and desserts." —Tawnya Y.

    Get it from Levo or Amazon, both for $299.99 (available in five colors).

    16. A tech and gadgets subscription box in case their favorite pastime is receiving packages filled with gadgets and gizmos that are both super cool, yet practical.

    the subscription box
    @breobox / Via

    What you'll get: Every three months, you'll receive a box containing five to eight name-brand gadgets with a combined value of $300+.

    Promising review: "I’ve always wanted to be a part of some sort of gift box subscription service. I came across Breo Box and out of curiosity. What caught my attention were the brand names they partnered with. I also loved how their boxes seemed to fit a theme or was relevant to the season. Some may think the price per box is a bit high, but you also have to consider what comes in the box. In the end, I feel the price is perfect for what you get! I’ve been a subscriber for about three years now and I’ve found a use for almost all the things I’ve gotten! Some of my favorites have been the Fujifilm portable printer, the PhoneSoap, my Ember mug, and plenty more! I highly recommend this subscription box service for anyone looking for an assortment of products ranging from lifestyle, fitness, hobbies, etc. There will be something for everyone in each box. " —Jessa Ramos

    Get your first box from Amazon for $149 (renews at $169/box).

    And for more inspo like this, check out our picks for the best subscription boxes.

    17. A Kindle Paperwhite that’ll inspire you to carve out a few moments of peace to read. Imagine pulling this out during a relaxing bubble bath 🤤.

    the kindle

    The Kindle Paperwhite is also waterproof, which is especially great for mom if she has tiny tots running around. For an added treat, you can buy the option that gives them three months free of Audible, that'll allow them to listen to their favorite books, and discover some new ones.

    Promising review: "I am an avid reader and adore the new Paperwhite! To me, it’s the perfect reader. No light bleeding through, easy to control the amount of backlight, easy to download books, and simply just easy to read my books. I use overdrive on my phone or tablet, it’s easy to borrow books and return books from my library. The newest update allows you to return right from your Paperwhite and that is a huge improvement. As a prime member, I get a free book every month, plus I follow several emails that alert to free or greatly discounted books. The 8 GB of storage is more than enough for me. I find the weight to be significantly less than a paperback even with a case. I am so happy with this purchase!" —Sherrie Thurman

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in 8gb and 32gb storage, and in four colors).

    18. An Amazon smart plug so they can tell Alexa to turn off the lights on those nights where they drift off on the couch to the sound of their favorite show.


    Promising review: "I hooked this up to my Mom's bedside table lamp and she can't stop talking about it. She used to leave the lamp on in the evenings just for better visibility going back to her bathroom, but now she can just tell it to come on when she is heading there. That isn't the real reason for its amazingness for her though. She always reads at night and it is hard for her to reach out of bed to turn the lamp off...NO MORE! Now she just says Alexa turn off the light...sleepy time! I bought this with the Echo Dot with a clock and they are an excellent combo. For me it's nice to know she's not reaching out of bed all tired and in pain trying to pull a light chain...thank you." –TDKinDallas

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A Coravin wine system that'll both uncork their vino and prolong the life of their wine by allowing them to have a glass and reseal the unfinished bottle.

    The wine opener on a bottle of wine with people gathered around it drinking glasses of wine

    Promising review: "This is perfect for tasting our older bottles that we didn't really want to open yet. Aging older wines and knowing when to open them at their best has always been a challenge, but worry no more. Now we can get in and try our wines without opening the bottle. It was always such a disappointment to open a bottle and find that it was not quite ready, or we had just waited a little too long! So far, the preservation seems to work well and we can continue to store wines that are not quite at their peak. This has to be one of the best investments we've made for our wine cellar. Highly recommended!" —Mother Teresa

    Get it from Amazon for $299.

    20. A weeding robot for an extra set of hands to assist in mom's vegetable garden since you're always sooo busy 🙄.

    the weeding robot in a reviewers garden

    Promising review: "This product was very easy to get started as it’s ready to go right out of the box. The design is very smart in terms of the solar power, sensors and its small compact design. I was also impressed by how the wheels also serve as another way to cut the weeds deeper in the ground. Overall very satisfied with how well it works and how easy it is to use!" —Barbara M.

    Get it from Amazon $349.

    21. A collapsible Bluetooth speaker that's also magnetic and about the size of a wallet, which means they can not only take it anywhere, but they can also pretty much place it anywhere.

    the speaker

    This small but mighty speaker has eight hours of play time and a range of 100 feet.

    Promising review: "This speaker is really amazing. Small footprint, pretty light but hefty and strong. I've set up a bunch of Bluetooth devices and this was about the easiest. Once you have the movement down, it's super easy to open up and collapse down. I'm going to buy a second so I can have stereo! I use the speaker outside at my hot tub or on the deck. I was going to add an outdoor speaker, but no need with this!" —Robert J. Perry

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in two colors).

    22. A Polaroid camera for capturing instant moments for a lifetime of memories. Instead of simply uploading to social media, these snapshots become keepsakes and sentimental gifts.,

    Promising review: "I’ve been shooting instant film (expired Polaroid, Fuji and now Polaroid Originals’ Spectra/Image/1200 film) on the 600, SX-70, Image, Spectra, and type 1200 cameras respectively) for about a decade now. Each of the original instant film cameras have had their noticeable advantages and drawbacks from simple functionality to disadvantageous light sensitivity issues. Clearly, the designers of the Polaroid Originals OneStep+ were some sort of hybrid engineering/photographer collaborative effort. The OneStep+ feels right, makes sense, shoots wonderfully in a wide range of environments and is super reliable! Loving the attention to detail here as Polaroid Originals continues to develop next gen film at the rate of Moore’s law. Their camera is the no-brainer choice for me as I continue to strive to be the best photographer possible in both my professional and artistic endeavors." —Jan Watson

    Get it from Amazon for $134.25 (also available in white).

    23. A smartphone sanitizer because every mom knows what it's like to get their phone back from their kid after playing games and wondering what that substance is on the screen. After wiping it down, you can pop it in this germ-free tanning bed that doubles as a charger.

    A phone inside of the smartphone sanitizer in periwinkle

    PhoneSoap is a small business that creates products to help you keep your phone germ-free.

    Promising review: "I love that I can put my phone in there after I get home and it is sanitized in no time at all. I work in health care and I makes me feel better about having my phone at work." —Tammy

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in six colors).

    24. A digital picture frame that lets you upload pictures via the cloud so mom can stay updated with milestone moments from kids and grandkids, and of course show them off to anyone who visits.

    the digital picture frame

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful gift for a new parent or grandparent. Pictures are easily loadable through your wireless network and smartphone app. It holds an infinite number of pictures and features like automatic turn on/off at designated times and picture duration are simple to set. I received mine as a gift and immediately bought another one for my girlfriend. We both claimed it was the best present we've ever received!" —stevem

    Get it from Amazon for $120.04+ (available in two colors).

    25. A laptop table that'll help them be super productive from the comfort of their own bed.

    Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    "The ULTIMATE laptop desk tray — I own it and I can promise that any student who works from bed (listen, sometimes it's like that) will enjoy every single feature. I don't know where my back and neck would be without it. This baby has three adjustable heights as shown in the photos. On top, it has a spot for your laptop and a mouse pad. Both sections lift up and reveal a storage spot inside the tray for pens, pencils, notepads, etc... The tray also has five USB ports, an LED light, and a laptop fan. Of course, all that runs on three AAA batteries. Simply put, this laptop desk tray has all the bells and whistles for a student to work comfortably and have what they need in less than arm's reach." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    26. A Google Nest because every mom deserves a personal assistant. You know, someone they can yell at who actually listens to them.

    the google nest speaker in blue

    My husband was hesitant about getting a device like this in our home, but after an hour he was sold. We have it in our kitchen and *kindly* ask it to play music while we cook and eat, use it to set timers while baking, and ask it funny questions. We love this lil' gadget. We also have a Google Nest Hub by our front door so we always know what's on each other's calendar for the and know what time it is before heading out. We recently bought our first home and have a Google Nest Hub Max that we plan to install to control *all* the things (lights, sounds, etc) a la Disney's Smart House.

    Get it from Google for $99.99 (available in five colors).

    27. A splurge-worthy indoor garden to help mom grow plants from any room in their house. The Farm 24Plus comes with a seed kit that includes different kinds of greens, herbs, and tomatoes so they can grow their own salad right in their living room.

    the indoor garden

    This hydroponic garden is stackable (meaning you can get multiple and fill up an entire wall of your house), and you can even control it remotely using a smart device.

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this garden. After spending a few years on a remote Alaskan island, it became critical to our family to be able to grow produce indoors. Now that we're in Virginia and approaching winter, it is still just as important during COVID-19 times. I have two young children with a third on the way and getting out to stores often just isn't feasible and grocery delivery does not always provide the best produce. We are growing lettuce, tomato, and herbs in this system and will be able to save so much money in addition to limiting our family's exposure to the season's flu and colds. The garden is designed very well with two separate water basins and light systems, allowing us to grow a variety of plants with different needs. The pods were extremely easy to plant and the touchscreen panel allows me to see at a quick glance how high the water level is and how soon I will need to add plant food, which came with the system. All in all, I am in love with this garden and truly look forward to what it will bring to our family!" —whitney2e

    Get it from Amazon for $749.95.

    28. Or a smaller indoor garden so they can nourish some tiny plant babies, or keep fresh herbs on hand at all *thymes* (and off the kitchen windowsill).

    black indoor garden with tons of plants sprouting from it

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mom on Mother's Day. The instructions were easy to understand, and she had it set up quickly. Within days she had her first sprouts, and within weeks she could start to harvest. It's very difficult to mess this up. There's a light that turns red when you need to add water, and goes back to green when you've added enough. There's also a light that turns red when you need to add plant food. Then guess what it does? My mom loves it." –Chase

    Get it from Amazon for $109.95+ (available in three colors). 

    29. A 2-in-1 Acer Chromebook that'll give them the best of both worlds, a laptop for emails and a tablet for bingeing the new season of Good Girls.

    the 2 in 1 laptop

    Promising review: "I purchased this chrome book a couple months ago. It is perfect! I first started using a chrome book at work, earlier this year and realized that they are superior to regular my HP laptop for my rental property business and other home use needs. I used to love PCs but the format that they switched to several years ago was frustrating, slow and confusing. This is so simple and doesn't take forever to open or download documents. I can do everything with it, including filling out and signing documents. I don't even use my printer anymore. I wish that I bought this years ago, I could have saved money and frustration." —Dandy Blagg

    Get it from Amazon for $227+ (available in two styles).

    30. A rechargeable lighter so whenever they want to light their favorite candle, they won't have to rummage through drawers and shake empty lighters.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    This gift would go great with some cute candles. Check out the ones we found here.

    Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" —Jee W

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    31. A Cricut Joy for crafty mamas who like to create their own cards, banners, and more! If they like to put their own unique stamp on things, this will be a true delight.

    a small blue cricut joy machine

    Promising review: "I've wanted a Cricut for years but never had the money till recently. I ordered the Joy mainly cause it's cheaper and I just don't have the space for the larger models, and I'm so glad I did cause it is absolutely PERFECT for my needs. I mainly wanted it to make custom decals for my car and whatnot and the Joy is just right for that. I've made four or five already and they all turned out great. Super easy to use too, I was up and cutting within 10 minutes of opening the box." —K. Lattanzio

    Get it from Amazon for $129.

    32.  A compact and top-rated folding treadmill so they can get their steps in without taking up the whole room, which is especially nice if there are kiddos around.

    reviewer photo of the treadmill
    same reviewer's photo of the treadmill folding up

    Promising review: "WOW, GREAT DEAL— delighted we did not buy the $600 to $1,200 treadmills we were looking at. We are fast walkers and will do a light run every now and then. The low price made us a little unsure about what we would get. Thought at the low price compared to the others there must be something wrong. We were totally wrong and are delighted. We thought it might not be solid but it really is. They held the price down by putting the money into the basics and then limiting the electronic stuff to just 12 programs, pulse rate, time, and distance. Since we have a TV in the room and a tower fan we did not need the expensive displays as this was more than enough and less stuff to break in the future. We would buy it again in a minute. Could not be happier!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $347.18.

    Take a look at some of out other favorite affordable treadmills.

    33. Or, a Fitbit Versa 2 for on-the-go moms who want to monitor their lifestyle but don't have the time to track it. The Fitbit will do all the work by monitoring their health throughout the day, keeping track of their steps, and monitoring their sleep, too. (Even though we know already know they could stand to get a few more 💤.

    The Fitbit Versa 2

    Promising review: "I have had this product for three weeks and I must say, I love it. I am not that tech savvy. So for me personally I like the Fitbit for all that it offers. The sleep tracking, the fitness features, sleek design, and the battery life is why I wanted it. Also I had a Fitbit Alta a few years ago and this is by far better. It has just enough fitness items to make a really great addition to a beginner on their health and fitness journey." —tabitha jones

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95+ (available in six colors)

    34. A Canon smartphone printer because those special moments shouldn't be trapped in a phone vault forever. With the smartphone printer, mom can chose the best photos from their phone and print them on the spot.


    Promising review: "I've been wanting to elevate my journaling with pictures, so I started researching these ZINK photo printers since the sticker paper doesn't add bulk. I decided to pick this one since it seemed to be the one with the most realistic color out of the bunch. It's very teeny and cute, and the setup was shockingly simple and easy to follow. It prints so quickly, and the machine is quiet. In a room with ambient noise, you can barely hear it printing! It's almost soothing. All in all, I'm really impressed with this printer, and I'm glad I ended up going with this one." —Vi Ferris

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in three colors).

    35. A Philips smart light complete with five natural sounds and an FM radio. This smart light simulates sunlight to ease mom's wakeup, and simulates sunset for smooth transition to sleep.

    the smart lamp

    The smart light has 20 personalized brightness settings letting mom create their own unique wake/sleep routine.

    Promising review: "My husband loves this thing. It might take a couple mornings to get it just right. As your set alarm time approaches, the light starts out with a dim amber light and gradually brightens to a soft white light. At your alarm time, a tune is played to gently tell you it’s time to rise out of bed. If you wake up to the dimmer light before the alarm, then adjust the end brightness. The lamp also needs to be on a very nearby nightstand, about top of bed height and facing the sleeper. If you share a bed with someone with a different wake time, this could be inconvenient for one or the other." —Julie Peterson

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    36. A Samsung TV — It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a.... painting? Nope, it's an HDR smart TV that hides in plain sight adding a little extra decor the room when it's not being used.,

    Some apps on the smart TV may require a subscription.

    Promising review: "This TV is badass! It’s more expensive, but that’s because it’s so much different than other TVs. If you hate the way normal TVs look, get one of these. It mounts flat against the wall and will look like a picture frame. The one connect box is great too. Just one cord comes down to a box you can stash somewhere that you connect all your inputs into. Definitely spend the extra money to get one of the other bezel covers. It really will look like a picture on the wall." —Chris Fulmer

    Get it from Amazon for $497.99+ (available in six sizes).

    37. A smart water bottle that'll keep track of their daily water intake along with an app that'll calculate how much water you need. And, the bottle will glow when they're getting behind on their water goal. It's never good to be too thirsty.


    Promising review: "Our family has a number of reusable water bottles from different brands, but this is by far our newest favorite! After my wife saw me use my water bottle just for a few days, she had to have one and we ordered her one as well. The simplicity with which this water bottle tracks your water intake is perfect. You don't have to even think about it — just fill up, drink, refill, repeat." —More Better

    Get it from Amazon for $59.90+ (available in three colors).

    38. A cute mini fridge to store everything from skincare to medication to food. Perfect for the mom who needs their collection of toners, serums, and sheet masks stored at exactly the right temperature.

    the mini fridge in pink

    Promising review: "It's been four months since I purchased this little skincare fridge and it has really been put to use! I use it every single day. The 4L was the perfect size for me because most of my products come in 2-oz dropper sized bottles. If you have a lot of full sized products get the bigger size. I think this is one of my best purchases of 2020. I use it to store my skincare treatments and serums as well as my liquid vitamins. It cools my skin products the same as a regular sized fridge would. Applying the skincare products while cold has been very soothing to my skin. Definitely worth every penny!" —N. Seraphin

    Get it from Amazon for $48.88 (available in six colors).

    39. A deep tissue massage gun for the mom who's always clamoring for you to give them a massage.

    the massage gun with its attachments and features

    Promising review: "Got this as a gift and I am OBSESSED. I love the pressure range, it can be super aggressive for my quads or gentle enough for my neck. The battery life lasted much longer than I expected, especially since it’s a chargeable and not batteries. All the attachments are nice too to help target specific areas. I’ve used this every day after a hard workout to help loosen muscles and I’ve noticed I’m not as sore the next day because of it. Highly recommend if you want a quality massage gun and don’t want to pay the name brand price!" –Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $75.99+ (available in three colors).

    40. A large and in-charge (and TikTok-famous) digital alarm clock with two USB charging ports to upgrade your mom's nightstand. And for major bonus points, the clock's face becomes a mirror when you turn the time display off. 

    Promising review: "I love this TikTok clock. Here’s another 'TikTok/BuzzFeed brought me here' post. The clock is adorable and a modern thin clock that doesn’t look cheap, even though it is." —Tanitha Gaither

    Get it from Amazon for $20.59+ (available in seven colors).

    41. A wireless charging dock with a floral print that's the ideal balance of seasonal and techy. It's compatible with most current smartphones, as well as AirPods, so Mom's essential gadgets can stay fully charged ~in style~. 

    the blue floral wireless charging dock
    a phone and AirPods being charged on two of the floral wireless docks
    Rifle Paper Co.

    Promising review: "I have this charging dock and it has been a game changer. I always had an extra-long charging cable along the side of my bed and now my room is wire-free! Even with a chunky phone case I've had no issues getting my phone to connect and charge seamlessly. And it simply looks pretty — I have no complaints." –Heather Braga, BuzzFeed writer

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $60 (available in three styles).

    42. mini portable projector to revolutionize family movie nights from here on out. Mom can set it up inside or outside, snuggle up under a pile of blankets and snacks, and throw on her favorite movie or binge-worthy TV show.

    reviewer holding the projector in hand to show it's compact size
    reviewer's backyard with a screen set up and the projector playing a movie

    Promising review: "This is my first projector, but I have been wanting one for a while. I decided to purchase this one as a setup in an area that I could not put a television, and it is amazing. The picture is clear and crisp and the audio is pretty decent for such a small machine. I was worried about the issues that some were having with Netflix and Hulu not having sound, but it worked perfectly with my Roku stick, no issues at all. I will definitely purchase again as a gift or for work." –Rhonda Predium

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    43. A set of long distance touch lamps if there are a lot of miles between you and your mom. When you touch your lamp, their's will light up at the same time and let them know you're thinking of them (and vice versa, of course).

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "My two daughters and I each have our own color range so we can easily tell who lit the lamp. We use it daily to keep in touch and feel close." –Kathy

    Get the set of two from Uncommon Goods for $198 (also available as a single).

    You can also find these lamps in our roundup of sentimental Mother's Day gifts.

    44. Or a heart messenger box so Mom can receive your heartfelt messages no matter where you are in the world. It's easy: send a message through the app and the heart on the box will start spinning, letting your mom know that there's a new message to read.

    A gif of a wooden box with a three-dimensional heart on the front that is spinning
    the open heart message box with the word
    Uncommon Goods, Uncommon Goods

    Send a message through the easy-to-use app and it will appear on the screen inside the box. Whoever is on the receiving end signals that the message has been read by spinning the bamboo heart to send a shower of digital hearts back to the sender's screen.

    The Black & White Lovebox can display emojis along with its messages, while the Color & Photo version can display photos.

    Promising review: "I use the Lovebox through the app. I send daily love notes, pictures, drawings, stickers, GIFS, and my mom receives them on her Lovebox. On the app you can also subscribe to Lovebox Everyday, which gives you access to new pre-made content every day. I wasn't sure at first, but the Daily Good Mornings, funny challenges, and Inspirational content convinced me. Now I am even more inspired to send cute messages every day!" –Deb B.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $100+ (available in two styles).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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