2016 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

There’s nothing a mother appreciates more than when you put some thought into their gift. You can never go wrong with classics like flowers or chocolates, but something more personal is usually better. Whether you’re buying for your mom, your wife or another important woman in your life, think about their interests and what would best bring a smile to their face. Some moms also love gadgets that make their lives easier, so keep that in mind as well. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.

Bialetti Cookware


The legacy of the Bialetti brand may be firmly rooted in the success of the Moka Express, the world-renowned stovetop coffeemaker, but the Italian company’s range of products extend throughout the kitchen with cookware, bakeware and other accessories. There are more than a dozen different lines of cookware alone (including sets made from terracotta, ceramic and granite), but of the samples provided to us, the Simply Italian and Sapphire collections were our favorites. The former is an affordable but efficient selection of pots and pans featuring an easy-to-clean PFOA-free nonstick interior that requires less oil for those obsessed about healthy cooking, while the latter boasts an ultra-durable Nanotec nonstick coating and a hard-anodized construction that can be used with all cooktops (including induction) and ovens up to 400º F. The Simply Italian line is great if you’re on a budget, but we really liked the Sapphire Executive Collection due to the fact that, although it’s about twice as expensive per item, it’s still pretty affordable for such high-quality cookware.

Fitbit Alta


If your mom is into fitness, she’ll probably love this stylish fitness tracker from Fitbit. It’s available in a wide variety of colors, and it’s a great gadget to track daily progress for all types of health and fitness measurements, like steps, distance, calories burned and how long/how well you sleep. The new Fitbit Alta is an upgrade on the popular Flex model that adds an OLED tap display, so you can track all of the aforementioned stats as well as receive call, text and calendar notifications when synced with your smartphone. Additionally, you can personalize the tracker with interchangeable metal, leather and classic bands that will look great whether you’re at home, work or the gym.

Vitamix Blender

Whether your mom loves delicious smoothies or likes creating healthy concoctions in the kitchen, she’ll love getting a top-quality blender from Vitamix. You can also spice up this gift by creating your own gift bag loaded up with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt and other smoothie ingredients so she can try it out right away!


Gift Box from Temecula Olive Oil Company

If your mom appreciates good food and preparing meals with quality olive oil, then check out the Mother’s Day Gift Box or one of the other gift boxes at Temecula Olive Oil Company. Along with some great olive oil, the gift set includes Lemon Crème Lip Balm, Lavender Olive Butter and Gardener’s Hand Soap.

Jewelry from Tiffany


Every woman loves that pretty blue box from Tiffany, and you don’t have to break the bank to find a gift that your mother or wife will enjoy while earning some serious style points with this premium brand. Tiffany offers a wide variety of bracelets, necklaces, rings, charms and more in sterling silver at very reasonable prices. Check out their website and sort by price, and you’ll see all the beautiful options that are available. You can get the best brand and top quality, which beats picking up something from the jewelry store at your local mall.

Word Pendant Necklace

You really can’t go wrong with jewelry on Mother’s Day, and finding something she can show off that comes from her kids will usually bring out a smile. This elegant word pendant with hearts is made of solid sterling silver and can be worn with almost anything. If that’s not her style, then just browse and look for something else that she might like better!


Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Every mom loves sunglasses, and the Wayfarer look is coming back. She may have had a pair of these when she was younger, and may love a new pair in the most recent styles and colors from Ray-Ban!

Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum

Dyson never stops innovating, constantly improving upon their award-winning line of products to make them even better, and that’s certainly true of Dyson’s V6 Absolute cordless vacuum. Combining the best of the Motorhead and Fluffy cordless models, the newest addition to the Dyson family includes the former’s direct-drive cleaner head, which drives bristles deeper into carpet to remove ground-in dirt, as well as the latter’s soft roller cleaner head, which removes large debris and fine dust simultaneously. It’s basically like getting two vacuums for the price of one, powered by the excellent V6 digital motor and featuring HEPA Filtration that captures allergens and expels cleaner air. The V6 Absolute also contains all of the features that have become standard in Dyson’s cordless line, including the ability to convert to a handheld vacuum for quick clean-ups, a convenient docking station for storing and charging, and extra tools to help remove dirt and dust from hard-to-reach places. Though it won’t replace the company’s upright models, the Dyson V6 Absolute is great for small jobs around the house or when you need something a bit more mobile.

Spafinder Gift Cards

Women love to be pampered, and a day at the spa is one of the best ways to show the women in your life that you care by hiring professionals to pamper them in a luxurious setting. This is something we recommend every year, and these cards from Spafinder.com never expire. She’ll be able to use them at over 20,000 spa and wellness locations worldwide. If she and her friends have a favorite spot, you can always get her a gift card there as well.