It’s almost Mother’s Day again – May 9 – and while Mom will always politely accept a handwritten gift certificate for doing household chores or a breakfast at her favorite cafe, don’t you want to strive for something a little extra? We’ve compiled our favorite gift ideas from Amazon.com – enough options to fit any budget. Just don’t forget to allow time for shipping!
For the Outdoorswoman
The Intex Explorer K2 Kayak is lightweight and compact with a spacious cockpit and designed for ease of paddling. There are two inflatable seats with backrests to keep you comfortable and supported. The bright yellow color makes you highly visible wherever you go, and the grab line and two grab handles on each side allow for easy gripping. The removable skeg (like a rudder) enhances your directional capability. A Boston valve on each side and high output air pump (included) ensure quick inflating. It even comes with your own US Coast Guard I.D.
For the Gardener
There are dozens of smart-looking garden beds to choose from, but we like the three-tier, raised option. It’s small enough to fit on a patio but also works in the yard or greenhouse. Three different growing areas mean you grow different plants on each level. It’s easy to assemble, and all the hardware needed is included.
Gifts Under $100
For the Cook
Anova has been building sous vide equipment for more than a decade, being one of the first to do so. This means the company has worked out most of the kinks and quirks that come along with sous vide preparation and cooking. One of its newest releases, the Nano, is also its smallest. The 750-watt sous vide immersion circulator is 12.8 inches long and is meant to stow away in drawers, perfect for apartments and those with limited counter space. The application hooks up to WiFi and Bluetooth, giving you access to Anova’s library of recipes and cooking guides, all of which you can program your Nano with.
For the Interior Stylist
The seat of this hammock-style swing chair from Y-Stop is comfortable and durable. It also can support up to 330 pounds of weight. The swing comes equipped with the hardware to support two different suspension methods, one of which offers 360-degree rotation. It’s safe for use by adults and children. Enjoy it each evening, watching the sunset with a chilled glass of wine.
Gifts Under $50
For the Meditator
This caddy from Royal Craft Wood is large enough to work for two people for a romantic bath for two. Because this bathtub caddy tray is extendable, it fits most bathtubs. It includes a candle slot, book or tablet holder, wine and phone holder, and trays for any other favorite accessories. It’s designed for two, so it’s great for an anniversary, honeymoon, or date night celebration. Made from organic bamboo with a layer of lacquer for additional protection, you’ll appreciate the durability of this tray. It also has non-slip grips that keep it in place so you don’t worry about it moving around.
For the Overworked
This collar-like neck and back massager from Naipo comes with three different speeds and intensities. You’ll have your choice from eight deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes, each with its own ability to pinpoint and relax tense and tight muscles. The built-in heat function transfers warmth into your muscles, and the device automatically shuts itself off after 20 minutes to avoid overheating. You can use this massager for your neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet, and even your waist. It’s lightweight and portable so you can keep it at home, in your car for long road trips, or at your office when you need some stress relief.
For the Globetrotter
This cute passport holder from Lilly Pulitzer features a soft metallic gold interior lining and metal logo plaque. The interior has three card slots – handy spots to store a driver’s license, money, or health insurance card. The multicolored pattern is called “Swizzle In” with matching luggage tags available.
For the Wine Aficionado
Tirrinia has designed this eye-catching, insulated wine cooler bag. It has both a sturdy and durable handle and a shoulder strap for ease of use carrying your three chilled bottles of wine. The interior has a padded divider to keep your bottles safe and secure. There’s also a front pocket, a great spot to store napkins or wine openers.
Gifts Under $20
For the Always Chilly
This large but lightweight 100 percent acrylic knit blanket is perfect for days when you don’t need a lot of extra warmth, but still want to look and feel fabulous while you cuddle on the couch. The simple but sophisticated pattern adds a touch of monochromatic class and is finished with a stylish fringe. Measures 60 by 80 inches and is available in a variety of colors.
For the Lotion Lover
In this time of COVID and quarantines, “self-help” has become the buzzword when it comes to personal care. Thankfully, Burt’s Bees and their catalog of balms, creams, and oil are here. We love this particular set – whimsically titled “Tips and Toes” – for hand and feet care. It’s full of travel-size products including honey and grape seed oil hand cream, coconut foot cream, lemon butter cuticle cream, almond and milk hand cream, hand salve, and pomegranate lip balm. Plus, the packaging is already gift-ready so skip the wrapping.