It’s coming, and next month will be here before you know it. Plan now to get her something she’ll actually use, instead of those chocolates that will be gone in 3 or 4 days.
Here’s a selection of 17 tried and tested items we’d recommend for any travel-loving, gourmet or gadget-loving mom.
ChefsChoice Electric Indoor Grill
The cast aluminum grill Model #878 acts just like my backyard bar-b-que grill, with those good looking grill marks; but there’s none of the traipsing back and forth, or putting on your coat in the winter months. Rainy season? No problem, I’m grilling in the kitchen or the RV.
BLACK+DECKER 5-Minute Pizza Oven
In a hurry for pizza? Get ready for the Lamborghini of pizza ovens. The BLACK+DECKER 5-Minute Pizza Oven and Snack Maker (Model P300S) is the ultimate speed demon. It’s called the 5-Minute Pizza Maker, but we’ve had pizzas completely done in as quick as 3-minutes. Now that’s what you need for a hungry crew!
BLACK+DECKER Café Select Dual Brew
At the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show, this Café Select Dual Brew caught my eye immediately. There, in one compact unit, sat a standard 12-cup carafe AND a whopping 20 oz. travel mug. I really did a double take. Button selections allow you to brew single cups of 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 or 20 ounces with single button simplicity. Any standard K-cup will fit, including most refillable cups.
Kikkerland BBQ Suitcase
Ever try to grab a BBQ grill at a park on a beautiful spring or summer day? Almost impossible. Now, for just the two of you, you can take your BBQ grill wherever you travel. This 12”x8”x3” stainless steel grill folds flat for storage, but hinges open for quick cooking. Read more.
Kikkerland Stacking Wine Glass Set
Made of sturdy plastic, each of these wine glasses has stems that untwist and store right in the glass itself. Screw them both together and you even get a lanyard top for hanging them up when not in use. Read more.
NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop
With the PIC Flex, you can cook faster, safer and more efficiently than you ever could on your old gas or electric stovetop. The PIC Flex has no open flames or hot coils. Instead, the induction coil inside the cooktop reacts with the cookware, heating the cookware directly and leaving the rest of the cooktop cool to the touch so it’s safe for the whole family. Read more.
Thermo Ring Ice Cream Scoop by That!
This non-stick, dishwasher safe ice cream scoop dissipates cold on impact, allowing you to scoop nice round scoops of frozen ice cream quicker than ever before. At a recent big family party, I was actually able to keep up with the requests for our four favorite flavors. Learn More.
SpreadTHAT! II butter knife
Don’t slice your butter – shave it. SpreadTHAT! softens butter for quicker, easier spreading by carrying warmth from the palm of your hand to the edge of the blade. Use the serrated edge to shave off fine curls of butter straight onto your toast, and then gently draw the blade over them for a smoother, more even layer of butter right out of the fridge. No waiting, no clumping – just a better slice of toast, made easy. Read more.
The Air Pocket
The Airpocket is a simple, stylish, and protective carry-on to organise all of your travel essentials into one convenient and accessible bag that fits in your seat-back pocket. The Airpocket is made from neoprene, a soft but sturdy material that cushions and protects your valuables, and is flexible to accommodate whatever you place inside. Learn more.
Agilux LED Task Lighting
Possibly the easiest task lighting to install, the Agilux lighting kits offer unlimited flexibility with joinable track sections and LED modules that magnetically snap into place, right over the task area you want illuminated. The light modules come in various wattages, beam spreads and color temperatures for just the right application. Check out all the options.
Bellini Kitchen Master by Cedarlane
The Bellini is equipped with everything you need to mix, blend, weigh, steam, stir, whip, emulsify, grind, heat, cook, chop and knead your freshest ingredients. It is powerful enough to make quick work of even the hardest root vegetables and crushes ice with ease, but simultaneously precise enough to evenly heat and stir a delicious risotto. No more need to stand over the stove for 30 minutes stirring your meal, the Bellini Kitchen Master will do it for you with guaranteed gourmet results every time. Watch the video.
Garliczoom Garlic Chopper XL
If you love garlic, and what cook doesn’t? You’ll want to try this amazingly efficient garlic chopper. Open the large top, drop in your garlic and roll a few times. Voila! Perfectly chopped garlic ready for any recipe. From Chef’n.
Cob Corn Stripper from Chef’n
Strip full kernels of corn from the cob in no time with the Cob Corn Stripper. Serrated stainless steel blade is safely concealed inside heavy plastic outer ring – no cut fingers, just large juicy kernels of corn ready for salads, salsa or casseroles. Another great product from Chef’n.
Four-Event Kitchen Timer from Taylor Instruments
Now you can time and track four separate events with one timer, including a wipe-off whiteboard to label each event. Powerful magnets attach it to any metal appliance or use the fold-out stand to place it on your countertop. Four different alarms let you know which event has completed its time. Comes with a dry-erase marker and clip to attach it to the timer. See the timer and its big brother on Amazon.com.
It’s estimated that over 80% of the adult population suffers from recurring pains of one type or another. Could that be why Wahl has been manufacturing and selling massage products for nearly 100 years now? Probably; and customers are grateful they have. If you’ve got pain, there’s probably a unit just right for you. For more information.
Prolux Ion Stick Vacuum
For those daily cleaning jobs, there’s nothing more convenient than a cordless vacuum; but it needs the power to pick up all those mysterious things that end up littering your floor and furniture. The Prolux Ion solves the problem with enough power to do the job, yet it comes in a compact, lightweight form factor. Ready for furniture? The hand vac pops out and comes with crevice and pet hair attachments. See more here.
Tovolo Silicone Pizza Mat
If you love making your own pizza, you’ll love this new silicone mat from Tovolo. The handy sizing rings let you know when you’ve reached the perfect diameter to fit your pizza stone or oven. Measuring 25 x 18 inches, the mat is dishwasher safe, heat resistant and BPA free. Read more here.