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Gifts for Mom That Aren’t Flowers

Gifts for Mother's Day That Aren't Flowers

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but a lot of us still have some major shopping to do.  Your mind may immediately go to roses, as flowers are a traditional gift you can’t go wrong with. But if you’re looking for some outside-the-box inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Here are three gifts ideas for the modern mom.  That aren’t flowers.

The Fashionable Mom

April is a great time to buy clothes, as Spring styles are being replaced by summer ones.  You still have a few days left to get in on the discounts at places like Sheinside.  There are cute hoodies to cover up those spit-up on blouses on her way out the door, stylish jeans to replace those irrevocably covered with grass stains after playing with the kids outside, and gorgeous dresses for nights out when she wants to remember that while she’s a mom, she’s still a woman, too.

The Tech Mom

Another great thing to buy before the month wraps up is electronics.  Businesses like Dealsmachine are running some of the best sales of the year on older model products as 2015’s latest and greatest were rolled out just a few months ago.  We like this option for working or stay-at-home moms, as all of us increasingly use technology.

Maybe she needs a new webcam for work conferences, or she’s been hinting that her tablet/PC is going to need to be replaced soon.  Maybe she has an engineering spirit, and would get a kick (not to mention some serious functionality) out of a 3D printer.  You can use them to make nearly anything you can think up, and while a scientifically-oriented mind is an asset while using one, there’s no degree required.  The most important characteristic you need when creating is an imagination.

Or maybe, just maybe, she would appreciate a family tablet with some educational apps pre-downloaded to keep the kids occupied long enough for her to check her email in peace.

The Mom Who’s Sick of Picking Cheerios Up Off the Floor

When you have small kids, the messes seem to spawn out of nowhere.  Just ask the parent of any young child.  You turn around to find all the toys you have just meticulously put away in sorted bins strewn, yet again, all over the room.  Despite all of your best precautions, new outfits will get stained the first time they’re worn.  And the cheerios.  Oh, the cheerios!  It’s a never ending battle just to keep them off the floor!

Which is why one of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas this year is a Roomba.  Or any robot that’s going to automate cleaning for her.  Cleaning isn’t 100% her responsibility.  Which is why we’re going to recommend everyone getting a head start for Father’s Day to keep this on the list for Dad, too.  Anything that reduces a parent’s never-ending chore list is a sure win when it comes to gifting, as it frees up their time to play, work, and love the way they do best.