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The 30 Best Mother’s Day Gifts That Are Both Thoughtful and Practical

Whether she's an amazing home chef for just needs some R&R, these gifts are sure to make her day.

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While it may feel as though spring just started, Mother’s Day is already fast approaching (May 8, if you haven’t marked your calendar yet), meaning there’s no time like the present to pick up a gift for your mom, grandma, partner, friend, or other mother figure in your life. And while buying a card or flowers may be a nice gesture, if you really want to show someone how much they mean to you, there are a plethora of Mother's Day gifts out there that are not only thoughtful, but practical—and she’s sure to use them year after year.

Whether she’s a genius home chef, into the latest tech, needs a good book to enjoy, or could use some serious rest and relaxation, there’s a generous and meaningful Mother's Day gift out there she’s guaranteed to love. From gadgets to housewares to major improvements to her bedding set, we’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day gifts on the market this year to suit every interest and price range.

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For the Thermostat Watcher
Now 12% off

A smart thermostat is a great Mother's Day gift that can help calm some of those family quarrels over how warm or cold it is in the house. We like this Ecobee due to its ease of setup and use. Any budget-conscious mom is sure to appreciate how it’ll save money on the electric bill while still keeping temperatures comfortable.

For Preserving Memories
Tango X Smart Home Wireless Printer
Now 25% off

Put those printer frustrations to rest by gifting the Tango X, HP’s sleek and compact unit that prints seamlessly and packs away without taking over too much home office space when not in use.

For Peace of Mind
Wireless Home Security System

Peace of mind that her family is safe and sound is a great gift, and there are few better ways to assure her than with a real security system and optional professional monitoring. This DIY kit covers all the basics, including a base station with siren, keypad, four entry sensors, motion sensor, key fob, panic button, and a free month of monitoring—and you can add on more sensors and compatible video doorbells, smart locks, and indoor/outdoor cameras. Plus, everything sets up easily, without the struggle of complicated installation and wiring.

For Safety and Security
Pro 3 Security Camera System

Another gift that grants some peace of mind: these simple, high-quality outdoor security cameras. She can configure activity zones and set alerts when the system detects people, or even contact emergency responders right from her phone.

For Smart Storage
ibi Smart Photo Manager
Now 20% off

Instead of storing family photos on a variety of flash drives or computer files, she can compile them all with this smart photo manager. It can connect directly to hard drives via USB but also back up photos and videos from the cloud and social media. Its compatible app also allows you to share your photo albums with family and friends.

For Catching the Mail Delivery
Video Doorbell

Whether mom already uses an Alexa smart home speaker or not, Amazon’s Ring video doorbell is a great option if she just wants to monitor visitors and packages on the front doorstep. It not only allows you to see and hear people, but also speak to them directly through a mobile device or Echo speaker.

For an Easy-to-Operate Smart Home
Nest Hub 2nd Gen

Even if your mom isn’t the most tech-savvy, a Nest Hub is a simple, user-friendly assistant. Its seven-inch touchscreen provides plenty of room to view her calendar and to-do lists, watch the news, video-chat, and display family photos—all with an integrated smart speaker for listening to music, asking Google questions, and controlling any other smart home devices via voice.

For Easy Home Access
Smart Lock Pro + Connect

One of the most versatile and easy smart lock systems, the August installs directly onto your deadbolt—allowing you to keep your existing keys and still get all the benefits of a smart lock, like checking and changing lock status and providing guest access.

For Better Wi-Fi
Orbi Voice Mesh Wifi Satellite Extender

If her wifi could use a signal boost, try using the Netgear Orbi. This model not only covers an additional 2,000 square feet but also doubles as a smart speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa.

For Cleaner Air
AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier

One question that many air purifier users may have is if the model they've purchased is really working like it claims. That’s not a concern with this Coway. With its quality sensor, it detects pollutants in your air and will automatically adjust to a higher or lower fan speed accordingly.

For a Major Caffeine Habit
DCC-3200 Coffeemaker

She can stay in bed while the java brews with this sleek, programmable coffee maker from Cuisinart. Bonus: It also cleans itself and allows for control over the brew strength.

For a Morning Pick-Me-Up
K900 K-Slim Brewer
Now 17% off

This svelte Keurig keeps the countertop tidy but still has a large water reservoir in the back. It's good for four cups of coffee before refilling—perfect if she needs a morning pick-me-up (and then another, and then another).

For a Better Cuppa
Electric Gooseneck Smart Bluetooth Kettle

One of the best electric kettles on the market, this Cosori Gooseneck is equipped with smart technology. With this model, she can schedule water to boil for her morning cup of coffee or tea before she even gets out of bed.

For Solo Breakfasts
Mini Waffle Maker
Now 23% off

While this waffle maker may not seem big enough to feed the whole family, it can quickly churn out 4-by-4-inch waffles without taking up too much storage space. It also comes in multiple colors and you can even buy versions that allow you to make heart-shaped waffles or ones with a bunny imprint!

For Healthier Drinks
NBR-0601 Blender

If she’s still using an old, bulky, too-loud blender, it may be a great time to upgrade to this compact single-serve NutriBullet. It whips up everything from smoothies to frozen cocktails to soups in mere seconds and its parts are dishwasher-safe.

For Faster Meals
TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer
Now 13% off

Air fryers may be all the rage, but she probably doesn’t need another single-use appliance to crowd the kitchen counter. That’s why this multipurpose air fryer and toaster oven is a great option to get all the crispy, health benefits of air frying, while still being able to use it for everyday toasting, baking, and reheating. Plus, this Cuisinart can fit a full 12-inch pizza, six slices of toast, or a four-pound chicken.

For More Delicious Water
MR-1050 Countertop Drinking Water Filter

Tired of filling up a pitcher or dispenser to filter your water? Install this countertop model instead. It will not only sift out impurities but it can also add healthy minerals—like calcium, magnesium, and potassium—back into your water.

For a Fully Stocked Kitchen
Seasoned Cast-Iron 5-Piece Bundle
Now 19% off

No mom’s kitchen is complete without quality cast-iron cookware. She’ll appreciate Lodge’s durability—and you’ll appreciate the affordability of this set that includes a griddle, two skillets, and a dutch oven with a cover.

For Stylish Entertaining
Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
Le Creuset

We like our cast iron—could you tell? The material is durable and stain-resistant and—in the case of this one-quart dutch oven—pretty enough to show off on the stovetop when she’s not using it to perfect her pot pies and casseroles.

For Small Kitchens
The Proclamation Duo Set
Proclamation Goods

Help her downsize all of that miscellaneous kitchen cookware by replacing it with this premium three-piece set that can do almost anything you’d need in the kitchen. The Proclamation Duo—which includes a 12-inch skillet, a seven-quart hybrid stock pot, and a lid—is also large enough for her to cook meals for the whole family.

For Convenience in the Kitchen
L-111 Garbage Disposal
Waste King

While it's far from the most glamorous gift on the list, the L-111 is one of the most practical for everyday convenience. In our testing, this Waste King proved itself to be one of the most powerful options that’s still affordable and easy to install.

For Combatting Dry Air
Classic 300S Smart Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Every home could use a humidifier to combat stale, dry air from winter’s heating or summer’s air conditioning. This Levoit can easily kick up the humidity in a room thanks to its large six-liter tank and variety of mist settings. If she’s worried about the required maintenance, it’s easy to operate with a compatible app that notifies you when it’s time to clean and refill. And it can even run for up to three days straight on low.

For Some Well-Deserved R&R
Heated Neck Wrap
Ostrich Pillow

Help mom relax after a long day with this neck wrap from the makers of the Ostrich pillow. The clay beads inside retain heat or cold well when microwaved or frozen, while the soft, reversible fabric cover protects skin.

For a Better Night's Rest
Premium Adjustable Pillow
Coop Home Goods

She may never complain about a night of restless sleep again with this shredded memory foam-microfiber pillow. Adjust it to the right height by adding or removing fill whether back, side, or stomach-sleeping for the perfect balance of plushness and support.

For Serious Relaxation
Premium Adult Weighted Blanket

This durable, quality weighted blanket will help her get much-needed shut-eye. Its cover is silky soft, it glass beads evenly distributed, and it comes in a variety of weights and sizes at reasonable prices.

For a Comfier Bed
Eucalyptus Lyocell Sheet Set
Sheets & Giggles

One of the best ways to help mom get a better night’s sleep is by upgrading her sheets. This set by Sheets & Giggles is made from a cooling Eucalyptus Lyocell that’s not only comfortable, but eco-friendly, too.

For a Cleaner Car
Dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Cordless Vacuum
Black & Decker

This powerful, lightweight vac is the kind of appliance she won’t miss having until she’s trying to clean up hard-to-reach places around the house, garage, and car. This model does so quickly and efficiently and won't take up a ton of room, either.

For Spotless Floors
Roomba i7 Robot Vacuum
Now 20% off

iRobot has remained at the top of the autonomous vacuum category for years, and its latest Roomba i7 doesn’t disappoint as the fastest and most efficient we tested. In addition to its exceptional suction power, it has a smart mapping feature to learn the floor plan and allow you to schedule, prioritize, or skip certain rooms.

For a Little Peace and Quiet
700 Headphones
Now 13% off

Give her the gift of some peace and quiet with Bose’s latest wireless, noise-canceling headphones. AirPods and other earbuds simply can’t compete with the physical noise isolation that over-ear models like this provide.

For Starting a New Hobby
The Backyard Homestead Book
Storey Publishing

Learn how to grow your own food from just a quarter acre of land or less. This guide will give mom access to hundreds of gardening secrets to better her planting, harvesting, and storing.

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