Mother’s Day is fast approaching, this year it is Sunday, May fourteenth. If you are a procrastinator like me, you might be still struggling with what to buy.Buying gifts for any mom can be difficult, but for moms to kids with autism, choosing a gift can become more challenging. So, for those who are still debating what to get here are our top nine Mother’s Day gifts for 2017.
‘Le Pliage’ Tote
This tote bag by Longchamps blends style and functionality seamlessly. Not only is the bag large enough to hold many items essential for easy travel, but it’s also water resistant in case of internal leaks or external spills. It comes in some colors so anyone buying this for a traveling mom can customize it to her style.Best of all, it can be washed and dried in your house washer and dryer!
‘This is Probably Wine’ Travel Mug
Travel mugs are handy for most moms, so why not get one with a little bit of humor? These cups are large at 20 ozs and are spill proof. Not only that, but they are made out of biodegradable plastic. The company also offers other travel mugs with a variety of quips so that buyers can find exactly the right kind of cup for their celebrating mom.
World Market’s Travel Spice Set
When we travel, we often find amazing flavors that we just have to bring home. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to find all the right spices used in these dishes from other countries. This travel spice set is a sampler of spices from all over the world, from Indian Garam Masala to Chinese Five Spice. They’re an excellent way to both help remake dishes tried overseas as well as try out new flavors. Any mom loves introducing their kids to new flavors, and traveling moms with children with autism especially want to make sure to expand their child’s palate. Moreover, mom can take all the spices she loves on her travels too since it is small.
Customized Otterbox iPhone Case
Otterbox iPhone cases are fantastic for everyday use as well as travel. Otterboxes lock iPhones in a water resistant, shatter proof case that still allows for easy phone access. An Otterbox is a great Mother’s Day gift on its own, but what can be even better is a case customized with the name, favorite pictures, and favorite color of the celebrating mom. A phone case for any mom with pictures of her children can be an amazing gift with a personal touch.
Super Mom T-Shirt
Gift givers can show their love and appreciation for mom’s hard work with a cool super mom t-shirt. The shirt comes in many sizes, styles, and colors, though the classic superhero red happens to be our personal favorite. Furthermore, it comes in maternity and men’s sizes so anyone of any body shape and size can feel like a super mom!
Beauty care routines can sometimes be challenging for busy moms. Having to worry about buying beauty items that work with one’s particular needs can feel like an additional chore. Birchbox is a month beauty subscription that picks five personal beauty items based on one’s individual needs and likes. All these elements are all packed in a nice looking convenient box that easily stores in a backpack, purse, or luggage. Monthly choices include makeup, skincare, hair, nails, and fragrance items.
Portable Battery Charger and Jump Starter
In our modern world, carrying a charger for electronic devices is essential. This PowerAll portal battery charger offers the ability to juice up any portable device mom carries with her including tablets and laptops. The battery also comes with a car jump starter for any of those moments when one gets stranded while driving. Finally, the battery also comes with an SOS signal, strobe, and flashlight for severe emergencies. Surprisingly, the device is lightweight and small enough to fit in one’s pocket.
By now most of us have heard of the neck pillow, a wrap-around -pillow that many travelers love. However, it can be difficult to sleep in an uncomfortable plane seat since there’s only so far one can recline back. In fact, sleeping in any chair often leads to one’s head falling to the side, causing the sleeper to wake up with an aching neck. Traditionally, neck pillows would help by supporting the sleeper’s head stay in a fixed position. By the addition of a hoodie, this item also helps with blocking out bright lights or other distractions. People, particular those with sensory issues often have difficulty falling asleep if there’s even a little light, so the hoodie pillow serves as a ‘personal curtain’ of sorts.
Hidden Security Infinity Scarf
Infinity Scarfs are a fun fashion trend. This infinity scarf version serves a double purpose for users, as it also comes with a concealed pocket where one can put highly valuable items, like credit cards and phone. It is also handy when traveling since in some places; pickpocketing is prevalent. The Hidden Security Infinity Scarf helps moms keep their necessary items right in front of them making it easy to pull them out at a moment’s notice.