Best Gifts for Mom TechnoBuffalo 2020

Whether you're buying a gift for your own mom, the mother of your children, or another important mother in your life, you want her to feel appreciated. You know the gift recipient best, of course. But as a mom myself, I can say that any of the gifts on this list would be sure to delight.

Monthly memories: Photo Wall Calendar

Staff Favorite

Personalized photo gifts, such as this calendar, are always a hit. Each month, Mom gets to enjoy a new photo. Amazon offers lots of design options so you can create a calender to suit any taste and decor.

From $15 at Amazon

Premium sound: Apple AirPods Pro

The latest and greatest earbuds from Apple simply fly off the shelves. If you can afford the price tag—and the wait—Mom will love listening to her favorite music or podcast with these premium noise-cancelling earbuds.

$249 at Amazon

Soothing: TICLO'S Dry Eye Mask

Microwave this thermal bead-filled mask for 30 seconds for a spa-like experience. The gentle heat and weight of the mask are incredibly soothing and calming. I use one before bed and it helps me fall asleep and stay asleep.

$16 at Amazon

Convenient, tasty coffee: Nespresso by De'Longhi VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine

Nespresso has cornered the market on easy, fast, and delicious coffee. Brew five different sizes from a 1.35-ounce espresso to a 14-ounce big mug of a coffee with a touch of a button. Buy the machine alone, bundle the machine with a milk frother if Mom loves lattes, or bundle it with coffee capsules.

From $100 at Amazon

Gourmet tea: Tea Forte Loose Tea Starter Set

If Mom's into tea, she'll love Tea Forte's Loose Tea Starter Set. This comes with a Kati Cup tea infuser cup and ten single-serve pouches, sized just right for the Kati Cup. The included tea blends are: Belgian Mint (herbal tea), Caramel Nougat (black tea), Lemon Lavender (herbal tea), Oasis (green tea), and Cherry Amour (herbal tea).

From $15 at Amazon

Hot or cold on the go: S'well Travel Mug

Keep hot drinks hot for six hours and cold drinks cold for 24 hours in this triple-walled 18/8 stainless steel travel mug. The wide mouth makes it easy to add ice and to clean while the soft touch texture makes it easy to hold. Choose from nine different colors.

From $30 at Amazon

Beauty subscription: Allure Beauty Box

For the mom who loves makeup and beauty, Allure's subscription box would be a fun gift. Each box contains six or more luxury beauty items, at least two of which are full-sized. Buy her a single month, or a whole year of beauty and pampering.

From $10 at Amazon

Fashionable: Zando Plaid Blanket Scarf

This soft, warm, generously-sized plaid blanket scarf is right on trend. The 59-inch scarf can be tied around the neck, or draped over the shoulders and worn as a cape. Choose from a dozen different colorful plaids.

$14 at Amazon

Warm glow: YINUO LIGHT Scented Candles

Who doesn't love the warm glow of candle light? This set of four scented soy wax candles comes in a gift box. Choose from six different sets, each with different scents and designs.

From $17 at Amazon

Beautiful nails: Bliss Kiss Nail Travel Kit

Pamper the hands that take care of the family. I love Bliss Kiss' proprietary blend of oils, which moisturize the cuticles and soaks in quickly so fingers don't feel greasy. This convenient travel kit includes a cuticle oil pen, glass nail file, lotion stick, and lip balm.

$30 at Amazon

Close to her heart: My Loves Personalized Name Necklace

Mom can wear the names of her beloved children close to her heart with this pretty sterling silver and Swarovski crystal necklace. Personalize it with the children's (or grandchildren's) names, birthstones, and a disk that says, "my loves" or "my blessings".

$29 at Amazon

For the bookworm mama: Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

I love my Kindle Paperwhite E-reader; I can read it in bed without any lights on or I can read it outside in bright sunlight. I load up my Kindle with e-books before (or during) vacation and never have to worry about lugging books around. I get most of my e-books free from my local library.

From $100 at Amazon

Which one should you choose?

I already own (or would like to own) every single item on this list, so you really can't go wrong. The Photo Wall Calendar is a classic gift I've both owned and given. What mom wouldn't love turning the page each month and seeing her beautiful children's (or grandchildren's) smiles?

Anyone who loves to read would appreciate the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader. It can be popped into a bag or purse for easy reading anywhere. The 300 ppi glare-free display reads like paper, even in bright sunlight. This latest version is waterproof, so it's perfect for reading in the tub or by the pool.

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