Best Gifts for Mom in 2019 - Gifts for All Holidays & Occasions
No matter the occasion, it’s nice to give Mom a gift she’ll actually enjoy. This can be difficult when you’re having trouble coming up with something. We’ve got your back. Take a look at our top gift picks for Mom and see what fits her best.
You might want to also check out the Best Gifts for Dad.
Regardless of the occasion, a photo book is always a great gift for the mom in your life. Personalize your book with quotes from other family members, letting Mom know how much you appreciate her. We’ve tested photo book services and have determined that Mixbook and Shutterfly are the best to use since they provide the best book quality, design elements and customization options.
Fire TV Cube
One of the most popular gifts this season is the Fire TV Cube. Mom can watch her favorite shows on Hallmark Channel, Food Network, Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video and other popular channels simply using voice commands. The Fire Cube works with other smart home devices, so Mom can dim the lights, turn on the TV or even pause her episode, all while keeping hands free. This is an especially nice feature if Mom is cooking or working while watching a show. Before you buy the Fire TV Cube, you’ll want to make sure the device works with Mom’s current TV. Use the device wizard at the top of the Fire TV Cube product page to see if your current devices are compatible. If Mom could use a new television, check out our reviews of the Best Smart TVs.
Fire TV Stick
If you're looking for a cheaper streaming device that will help Mom view her favorite shows, get her the Fire TV Stick. It works with Alexa, so Mom can voice search through her different viewing options. It connects to Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO, ShowTime and many more channels. Remember that you still need to have the appropriate streaming subscriptions in order for this device to work. To help her enjoy her movies further, consider getting the Cuisinart CPM-100MR Hot Air Popcorn Maker, which was one of the best devices in our popcorn maker testing.
You can’t go wrong giving Mom flowers for a special occasion or just to let her know you’re thinking about her. We recommend using 1-800-FLOWERS.com as this company provided the best blooms as well as additional gift options out of all the other flower services we tested. You can read more about our testing and results with our Best Online Flower Delivery Services reviews.
With so much variety and how delicious they are, there’s a reason chocolates are one of the most common gifts given to mothers. If Mom happens to be in another city or state, help her know you’re thinking about her by sending her an order from Shari’s Berries. This service ships cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecakes and other treats through refrigerated mail so Mom can have specially chosen sweets no matter where she is. For more ideas check out our review on the Best Food Gift Baskets.
If Mom does a lot of cooking, she’ll definitely appreciate getting an Instant Pot. It’s one of the best electric pressure cookers we tested and was definitely the easiest to clean. If you’re unaware what the hype is all about, let me fill you in. These helpful devices allow you to cook a variety of foods in little time, whether that be hard boiled eggs, BBQ ribs or even cheesecake. This easy cooking method gives Mom the ability to focus on other things instead of constantly hovering over dinner. The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook is the perfect gift accessory to help Mom explore her cooking options and learn how to make the most of her new Instant Pot.
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When we tested 12 of the best Robot Vacuums, the Neato Botvac 945-0205 easily out-performed the others. This device will help keep Mom’s house clean and give her more time to focus on other activities. It is Wi-Fi enabled so you can control it through Alexa or through your mobile phone. It provides some of the best suction and had the best navigation out of all of the devices we tested so it will be less likely to miss spots when moving around table legs and chairs.
Wizgear Magnetic Mount for Cell Phones
This Wizgear Magnetic Phone Car Mount makes it easy for Mom to follow the GPS instructions on her phone and keeps her safe at the same time. Instead of holding her phone or precariously glancing down at it, she can mount her cell to the dashboard or air vents so she can keep her attention on the road in front of her. The magnets won’t harm her phone, but they will make it easy for her to mount and remove it whenever she needs to. The company sells various mount types to fit a variety of cars so you’ll be sure to find one that works for Mom’s vehicle.
Photoshop Elements 2019
If your mother loves taking photos, we highly recommend you purchase Photoshop Elements 2019. This was one of the best photo editing programs we tested since it is simple, easy to use and allows you to get the exact look you want from your photography. Mom can toggle between a beginner and experienced mode that will help her learn and grow and can even get her ready to use more advanced Adobe programs. This software is available for both Mac and PC.