Celebrating the mothers and mother-figures in our life is important every year, but this past year has been a particularly challenging one for moms. Whether it’s helping the kids with distance learning or long-distance caregiving for a mother or grandmother (and so much more!), moms around the world deserve some extra-special attention this Mother’s Day! Heading into a season of celebrating the women who make us who we are, I wanted to share my picks for gifts that she’s sure to love.
1. Lively Mobile+ This is one of my mom’s most prized possessions, so I had to add it to the top of this list! With my mom living in a different city at age 85, the Lively Mobile+ gives me peace of mind that she’s safe, while giving her the independence she needs. My mom loves wearing it when running errands or walking to her car alone, and she finds comfort in knowing she has assistance at the press of a button.
2. Slippers After a long day, her feet deserve the cozy comfort of slippers. And with so much more time being spent indoors these days, it’s important to make sure she’s always comfy. A safety bonus – these faux-shearling slippers have a sturdy rubber sole to prevent unwanted slips.
3. Springtime Paint-by-Number Set Puzzles are so 2020! Even if she hasn’t held a paintbrush since her school days, this simple kit will allow her to create a frame-worthy work of art in 3-5 hours.
4. Jitterbug Smart2 The perfect gift for the tech-savvy mom or grandmother in your life! The Smart2 has the same basic capabilities as the Lively Flip, but brings an additional level of tech connection with video calling, a touch screen, and an app store. If you can’t be together physically this year, try downloading a video streaming app and watch your favorite movie together (virtually) this Mother’s Day!
5. Best Mom Ever Candle This one hardly even needs an explanation. Who doesn’t love yummy smelling candles, and this one doubles as a décor piece she’ll be proud to put on display for everyone to see.
6. Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art For the sentimental woman in your life, create a unique keepsake she is sure to treasure for years to come. Just upload your favorite photos (up to 30!) and Minted will print this beautiful heart-shaped collage of photos.
7. Lively Flip The Lively Flip is GreatCall’s newest product, and a must have for any mother or grandmother who wants to stay connected all year. The Lively Flip has a clear and powerful speaker, Alexa voice capabilities, and a built-in camera – perfect for showing off pictures of the grandkids!
Celebrate the special women in your life this year with a gift they’re sure to appreciate. As Moms, our job is tough, but filled with so much love.