Time flies when everything is always happening, so it’s totally understandable if you forgot Mother’s Day is this Sunday! We can’t buy you more time, but we can help you find quality deals with quick shipping so you can still get a great gift. Moms are multifaceted marvels, and we’ve rounded up a variety of products, ranging from headphones and ebook readers to beauty goods and kitchen gadgets.
Don’t forget to check out our Mother’s Day Gift Ideas guide for more recommendations.
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Smart Display and Speaker Deals
My mom’s camera roll is filled with three types of photos — the Rocky Mountains, my siblings, and our family’s dogs. The Aura Carver Luxe lets her display all those pics like the proud parent she is, and it easily blends in with her home decor. You can also check out Aura’s website to find other frame designs (many of which are also on sale.)
Nixplay frames are similar to Aura frames, but they look a little more like a digital screen, though with better resolution (photos will look sharper). If your mom is on the eco-conscious side, she can sleep better knowing that Nixplay plants a tree each time someone purchases a frame. Read our Best Digital Frames guide for more options.
Facebook’s Portal Go (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is great for calling family members and friends, with a camera that senses and follows your motion as you move through a room. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and digital picture frame, so you get more utility out of it. Our Best Smart Display guide has other options, if Facebook is not your jam.
Mommy’s little helper is tiny, round, and named Alexa. The fourth-generation Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is great for anyone looking to connect and control other smart home devices via voice or rock out with Spotify. Ask Alexa what the weather is, set a timer, or order toilet paper straight from Amazon. Make sure to read our tips on how to secure your Amazon Echo (as best you can). The cheaper Amazon Echo Dot, which has weaker speakers, is also on sale for $ 40 ($ 20 off).
Everyone talks about dad jams, but mom’s music is just as iconic. Give mom the gift of high-quality earbuds to soak it all in. The Beats Fit Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are Apple’s best earbuds ever, with great noise-canceling tech, spatial audio, Dolby Atmos support, and a comfortable fit. Honestly, they’re just sleek as hell.
If your mom’s been looking for a new tablet to take on the go, or even just to have on her bedside table, look no further. The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is portable and powerful, so she can run as many tabs as she wants in the background while binging Moon Knight. This is the lowest price we’ve ever tracked.
This little gadget pulls double duty as a frame for art or a 4 x 6 photo and a way for Mom to recharge her smartphone (if it supports wireless charging). No need to fuss with plugging cables into a phone, and it’ll blend in with the home decor. Read our Best Wireless Chargers guide for more.
Use code MAMA at checkout to see the discount. Take advantage of this promotion to get cases for a few people you know or give Mom a couple of options so she can style her case with her outfit. Sonix has some of the prettiest iPhone cases, and these all include MagSafe. If she has an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, these will work with all her MagSafe accessories.
I’ve never seen my mom devour anything the way she did a Dean Koontz novel. If your mom’s anything like mine, the new Kindle Paperwhite (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a great option to bring her bevy of books with her anywhere. This model offers even faster page turns, USB-C charging so you can finally ditch that MicroUSB cable, and a warm frontlight so she can comfortably read in the dark.
Calling all the #PelotonMoms out there: The Apple Watch Series 7 has improved cycling detection. This means you can track that ’80s ride with Robin even better and log more accurate stats on the calories you’ve burned. This is consistent with the lowest price we’ve seen for the Series 7 last month, but it’s still a great deal.
Does Mom have an Android smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is an elegant, classic-looking watch that matches the Apple Watch’s capabilities in many ways. That includes heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen detection, and sleep tracking. Read our Best Smartwatches guide for more.
Home and Kitchen Deals
For either a quick nap or a much-needed break during the day, your mom can calm down and check out with the Baloo Weighted Blanket. It’s a throw, so she won’t have to drag a massive, queen-sized blanket from the bedroom to the couch. And it’s made of cotton and only 12 pounds making it perfect for any season.
Whether your mom is a regular Julia Child or frequently heats up frozen meals, she can probably find a good use for the Instant Pot Pro Plus (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It makes mealtime much easier, with settings for pressure cooking, slow cooking, sautéing, steaming, and sous vide. With the Pro Plus, she can slow cook her overnight oats for breakfast or whip up her finest filet for dinner.
This is one of the best-looking umbrellas we’ve tested in our Best Umbrellas guide. It’s large enough to fit two, yet lightweight enough that it’s not cumbersome to carry. The cork handle feels exquisite, and its bright canopy will shine through even the gloomiest of days.
Though this isn’t on sale per say, the Primula Burke Deluxe is our favorite cold brew coffee maker. The Primula makes a luxurious, smooth pot of cold brew for a less expensive price. It’s also simple enough to use that your mom won’t have to work too hard for her daily caffeine.
Mornings don’t have to leave mom mourning after snoozing a loud, lousy alarm for 20 minutes straight. With a sunrise alarm clock like this one from HomeLabs, she can wake up slowly and naturally as her room gradually lights up with a warm glow. A well-rested mom is a happy mom.
A mother’s to-do list tends to never end, likely leaving thoughts constantly circling day and night. The Lectrofan Premium can help drown out a bit of that drumming, with a variety of sounds, decibel levels, and a useful sleep timer. She’ll be snoring in no time.
This machine has been at this price for around a month, though it frequently spiked much higher in early April. This is our favorite super automatic espresso machine. It can offer a moment of calm amidst the maelstrom that is mornings. Thanks to its automated settings and built-in milk frother, Mom can get all her favorite foamy, caffeinated goodness without having to trek to the local Starbucks. She just needs to fill up the water tank, add her favorite coffee beans to the hopper, and let the machine work its magic.
If your mom is a true coffee connoisseur, you can upgrade her to the Breville Barista Pro. This machine has a built-in, conical grinder that allows for a more precise, fine grind to get that perfectly pulled espresso shot. It also leaves room to adjust the pressure, the temperature, and the number of shots you want.