Skip the obvious chocolates and flowers this
Mother's Day, and send something your mom will actually use — and might just give you a reprieve from constant text threads. Tired of getting asked to send photos of what you're doing? A smart frame you can automatically upload images on will do the trick. Sick of fielding questions about how to deal with a poor phone battery? A portable charger can help.
Of course, just because something is functional doesn't mean it has to be boring. That's why we've pulled presents that are as fun (think a lobster phone-carrying case) and stylish (a pretty blush organizing clutch) as they are purpose-driven. Ahead, 12 gifts that will have mom boasting about you to all her friends — even more than she already is.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. For the mom whose cords keep getting tangled...
An organized clutch that keeps her phone, cards, and earbuds in their proper place.
Nikki Cade Map Maker Commuter Clutch, $38, available at
Anthropologie More For the mom who's ready to experiment in the kitchen...
A smart planter that lets her grow her greens.
Click & Grow
The Smart Indoor Garden 3, $99.95, available at
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For the mom who wants to stay connected:
Your mom may not be tech-savvy per se, but fortunately, that won't stand in the way of her ability to make use of her
Portal from Facebook. The video-chatting device is Alexa-enabled, and the smart camera goes where you go, so mom can always stay close to friends and family (and you) while wandering around home. Facebook
Portal From Facebook, $99, available at
Facebook More For the mom who still wants a print-out copy...
A high resolution digital printer that mimics the look of real instant photos.
Instax Share SP-2 Mobile Printer + Paper, $119, available at
Amazon More For the mom whose phone is always dying...
A charger she can clip on her keyring to stay charged on the go.
Charming Powers Battery Bank, $70, available at
Rebecca Minkoff More For the mom who can't put a good book down...
This top-of-the-line Kindle model in a dreamy champagne-gold will keep her massive reading collection under control and at her fingertips.
Kindle Oasis E-reader – Champagne Gold, $279.99, available at
Amazon More For the hostess-mom who loves to shake it up...
The mix master is here to serve — her way — straight up.
Nolita Cocktail Set, $100, available at
kate spade new york More For the mom who's planning summer road trips...
A waterproof, Bluetooth speaker that can weather any storm.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Cashmere Pink, $99.99, available at
Amazon More For the mom who carries pictures of you in her wallet...
A way to keep the photos even closer, with a customizable phone case.
Custom iPhone Case, $50, available at
Casetify More For the mom who is a self-proclaimed sommelier...
This premium and top-rated wine gadget will aerate her favorite vintages at the push of a button for a perfectly oxidated pour in every glass.
One-Touch Luxury Wine Aerator, $89, available at
Amazon More For the mom who wants to know what all the kids are listening to these days...
A subscription that lets her stay on top of the hits (see: the "Charting Now" radio station) and listen to old school favorites.
Apple Music Subscription (Per Year), $99, available at
Apple More For the mom who just wants a way to keep track of the basics...
A step-and-sleep tracking wearable that won't look too out of place with her regular wrist-wear.
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, $159.94, available at
Amazon More For the mom who's actually Inspector Gadget...
UV-blocking sunglasses that let you discreetly listen to music through built-in Bose technology.
Frames Rondo 50mm Audio Sunglasses, $199, available at
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