Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this year would be a great year to get Mom something that will be used again and again. Whether it’s for a traveling Mom on the go, or a stay at home Mom, we’ve got a short list here of proven popular gifts that Mom would love and will use all year long.
Prices range from $1599 down to $4.99. The following are all available now on Amazon and can be delivered in plenty of time for Mom’s big day. Note…prices are current as of April 28, 2016.
Lenovo Yoga 900
We’ve got a pair of Yoga’s in our house and they are our “go-to machines” for getting things done, both here in the office and while on the road. From watching movies, to looking up recipes, to crunching out hi-def video productions, this latest Yoga 900 has 16GB of memory and a fast 512GB SSD. It’s truly a breeze using this with the Adobe Creative Suite – having the 16GB of RAM really makes a difference. This 13.3” touch screen wonder is available in both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro models. Current price on Amazon $1,599.
Thule Urban Glide
This sports stroller is amazingly sturdy, but lightweight and easy to fold and store with just one hand. That helps when you don’t want to let go of your toddler with the other hand.
The front wheel can be set to swivel for casual walking or quickly locked in place for jogging/running. The large rear wheels provide an extremely smooth ride whether on pavement or crushed gravel paths.
Underneath, there’s a large storage compartment with zippered cover. Above, the canopy offers multiple positions for sun protection. The handlebars also are completely adjustable for various height users.
The Thule Urban Glide is available in a choice of three colors and there’s a boatload of accessories that can be added from a snack tray to a bassinet. Available from Amazon for $359.95 for one child or $609.95 for two children.
Philips Airfryer XL
“Fry with a tablespoon or less of oil.” Those were the words that really caught my attention. I wasn’t in the market for a fryer, but something about those words sucked me in. I love fried foods (who doesn’t), but they don’t exactly fit with a healthy life-style. But, what if you really could fry with only a tablespoon of oil? Oooooh…
We’ve been using the Philips Airfryer about a year now and it wasn’t demonstration trickery. This thing is the real deal…and it couldn’t be any simpler to use. Fries come out amazingly crispy and quick. You’ll have to experience it to appreciate how great it is to use. Presently $349 and available in white or black.
Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill
The Smoke-less Indoor Grill from the Philips Avance Collection is the answer to your dreams. Ultimate simplicity meets smokeless cooking which equals a grill that can be used on any countertop or table without special ventilation.
The operation is so simple – anyone can take up grilling and be assured of success. Simply plug in the grill, allow the barbeque grate to pre-heat for 10 minutes and place your food on the grill. Your food is cooked by infrared heat elements on the sides of the unit. Flip once during the cooking process, then serve and enjoy.
We’ve experimented with both pork chops and chicken and both were amazingly juicy, tender and more importantly, flavorful. “Some of the best chicken breasts I’ve ever grilled,” was one of my favorite comments. Available currently for $293.95.
A Pannier Backpack?
Two Wheel Gear is all about designing great gear for bikers and developed just the answer – the pannier bag that securely fastens to our bike rack while we are riding, but instantly and easily unhooks and converts to a backpack when we are off the bike.
The secret sauce with this backpack pannier is the fold down portion on the back of the bag that reveals two hooks meant to securely fasten it to our bike rack. The other half of the equation is the bottom buckle for each backpack strap that hook together to keep it from bouncing loose while on rough terrain.
The pack slips onto the rack in just seconds with its two curved hooks. A spin out attachment device in the middle then spins around, locking it in place. Just for security sake though, the aforementioned two quick release buckles connect around the rack post, keeping the bottom from swinging around. The whole process takes less than 60 seconds. Available in backpack and garment bag models on Amazon, starting at $129.00
Midnight Scoop Ice Scream Scoop
What Mom doesn’t love to grab a late night scoop after the kids have been put to bed. But who wants to fight that hard hunk of Moose Tracks right from the freezer? Fight no more with the Midnight Scoop, an ergonomically designed scoop to give you more “power” with each scoop.
Push straight into your favorite brand and watch the ice cream roll right up in this heavy duty ice cream tool. Made of forged 6061 aluminum, and designed by an aerospace engineer, this Midnight Scoop will last a lifetime. Available in four finishes starting at $29.95.
The Wander Society
Here’s a different kind of book about new way to relax and enjoy the world – in a word – wandering. Aimless, slow, relaxed wandering can be an extremely freeing and uplifting experience as explained in this compact little book by Keri Smith.
Full of interesting tidbits about this “secret” society of wanderers, you’ll discover how to “join” this group without ever having to attend a meeting or even a meet-up. A guaranteed great read. Get it in hardcover or Kindle versions on Amazon for under $11. Also available in Audible format.
Wahl’s Pet Grooming Products
When it’s muddy outside, you can tell your kids to wipe their feet. You’ve got a 50% chance that will happen. Tell your dog, and that drops to about 1%.
We all know when it comes to taking care of pets, the kids say they’ll do it, but it usually comes down to Mom making sure it gets done. So let’s make it as easy as we can for Mom.
Wahl’s Pet Grooming products are here to make your pet loving life easier. The foot wipes quickly and cleanly wipe your dog’s paws, to keep them from tracking outside inside.
The shampoo is a pet owner’s dream. Rub it in and no water rinse is necessary. Nothing left but a soothing, fresh smelling coat. Check out their entire line of pet products at http://pets.wahl.com/. Shampoo starts at $4.99 on Amazon.