Speaking as a mom myself, I know that the best gift you can give your mother is you. Vaccines, effective N95 masks, and at-home Covid-19 tests are now widely available, so traveling to see your parents and loved ones in person is feasible (though flying is more of a pain than ever). But if you’d rather not arrive empty-handed, you’d better hop on it, because Mother’s Day is approaching soon, on May 14. Scrambling for ideas? We’ve got a bunch of gift recommendations below.
Your mom may be the person who loves you the most in the world, but she’s probably got a lot of other things going on, like working out, serving on nonprofit boards, or hanging out with friends. I consulted other WIRED parents for their favorite picks. These are our top gift ideas to help moms work from home, annotate their books, or dip into the world of gaming in their downtime. And while you’re at it, check out our many other product guides, like the Best Gift Ideas for New Parents, Best Kid Podcasts, or the Best Kid Tablets.
Updated April 2023: We removed older picks and added new ones, like the Victrola Re-Spin and Dryrobe Advance.
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