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Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2018: Prime Edition

It’s here: the Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2018: Prime Edition! This year’s theme is convenient, simple, and on-demand. Because, when you’re out of time, there’s always PRIME. Here we go!

Home & Garden

Macrome Hammock Chair. There’s something so inviting about a swinging chair, swaying in the breeze, and this one is perfect. Set it up indoors or outdoors, add a blanket and her favorite book, and place her drink of choice next to it (I vote for a nice mojito). Install this for her, then grab the kids and give her some free time to hang around.  Macrome Hammock Chair


Indoor Hydroponic Gardening System. Every year I plant tomatoes, and every year I run out of my back door screaming profanities at the birds and chipmunks who eat them all up before I get the chance. I don’t even think I enjoyed one homegrown tomato last year. This starter kit by Root Farm is a game changer. It makes it easy to harvest your favorite fruits, veggies, herbs or flowers 365 days a year (indoors with supplemental lighting). Enjoy herbs, lettuce, and finally, some tomatoes. Indoor Hydroponic Gardening System

Smart Home Solution with Alexa. She’s smart, efficient, and can multi-task like nobody’s business. I’m talking about the Mom in your world, but I’m also talking about this Smart Home Solution. With a security camera that is Wifi and Bluetooth-enabled, a smart speaker to enjoy audiobooks, music, and more, voice control with Amazon Alexa, and an overall smart hub to control your home. Sleek and simple, this device was made to keep her castle running smoothly. Get it Prime, here: Smart Home Solution with Amazon Alexa


Good Moms Sign. “Good moms have laundery piles, dust bunnies, and happy kids.” Because every mom should have this reminder in view at all times. Good Moms Sign


Chefs and Kitchen

Dash Compact Air Fryer. Listen up: you can give her the gift of healthy fried food. Zero guilt. And in teal! Do it. This bad boy uses AirCrisp technology instead of oil to help reduce fat by almost 80%. If this isn’t the unicorn of kitchen appliances, I’m not sure what is. Get it on Prime, here: Dash Compact Air Fryer

Wonder Woman Apron. This one needs no explanation. I’d wear this around me house regardless as to whether or not I’m cooking, just so I can remind everyone of my status. But if you buy it with the air fryer above, it’s no wonder she’s a superhero. Wonder Woman Apron


Fitz and Floyd Daphne 5-piece Copper Decanter Set. I recently learned that decanting your wine is good for you: it pours the wine off the sediment that develops as some wines age (that sediment can aggravate your digestive tract), and exposes younger wines to air to bring out their aromas and flavors. Functional and beautiful, I’d leave this out on my counter at all times. Fitz and Floyd Daphne 5-piece Copper Decanter Set

Lenox 28-piece Butterfly Meadow Classic Dinnerware Set. This cheery set just makes my heart smile. Lenox 28-piece Butterfly Meadow Classic Dinnerware Set


Instant Pot 6-Quart Multi-Use Cooker. We have this model of the Instant Pot and it’s perfect for our family of four. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, saute/searing, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer, all in one, and it has saved my butt with last minute dinners more times than I can count. Instant Pot 6-Quart Multi-Use Cooker

For the Crafter

Handmade Spa Book: Natural Treatments to Revive and Restore. With 40 natural remedies tailored to Mom’s specific mood, this book will show her how to transform her home into a tranquil retreat. With a focus on the relationship between scent and well-being, the recipes use botanical ingredients, all of which are easily sourced from the home, garden or via the internet. Handmade Spa Book: Natural Treatments to Revive and Restore


DYMO Thermal Label Printer. If Mom is the creative type and her business is cranking, help make her life easier with a legit label printer. With it she can select from up to 50 label templates, customize text and graphics, print directly from popular platforms like Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, and more. Straight from her desk! And because it’s thermal, there’s no costly ink. Smart business decision for a smart woman, that will allow her to keep her energy invested toward creativity.  DYMO Thermal Label Printer

Colored Pencils for Adults: Watercolor Set. Colorarty’s Rosewood, aquarelle water color pencil set for adults & young artists allows you to easily color dry & wet with beautiful results. With Soft leads for smooth coloring & 48 highly blendable & layerable vibrant colors. NON-TOXIC, safe for us and the environment. Perfect for releasing stress with adult coloring books, mandalas, drawing & sketching.  Colored Pencils for Adults: Watercolor Set



Bloom Mother Ceramic Tea for One. One of the things I’ve learned I truly love to savor is a hot cup of tea. Bloom Mother Ceramic Tea for One

Best Mom Ever Beer Glass. Because Moms like beer, too. Where I live there are so many craft breweries, and I’d happily swap a wine for a porter. Grab a six pack of her favorite and serve it up in this (preferably chilled) glass. Best Mom Ever Beer Glass


Wine: “Because Raising Tiny Humans Ain’t Easy” Glass. Ain’t that the truth! Serve this up for her on Mother’s Day, with a bottle of her favorite. Wine: Because Raising Tiny Humans Ain’t Easy Glass


Superpower Mom Mug. This mug would be adorable to give with the WonderWoman apron; both let her know her powers are recognized. Superpower Mom Mug

Jewelry Lovers

I Love Mom White Pearl Necklace. This is classic, simple, and elegant, and the sentiment on the card says it all. I Love Mom White Pear Necklace

Anne Klein Rose Goldtone and Silver Goldtone Bangle Watch Set. I love unique sets like this, that unexpected and oh so pretty, and I love how you can wear all pieces together or mix and match. Anne Klein Rose Goldtone and Silver Goldtone Bangle Watch Set


Fossil Women’s Two-Tone Multi-Fuction Smart Watch. This one does more than just look pretty: it’s a smart watch that enables Mom to stay connected with display notifications and touchscreen functionality for texts, calls, emails, and app updates. It even has built-in activity tracking, so you can track your everyday accomplishments including steps, distance, and calories burned. It also automatically syncs to your phone so you can keep tabs on your activity and notifications without ever pushing a button. Gorgeous and resourceful, just like her. Fossil Women’s Two-Tone Multi-Fuction Smart Watch

Fashion Lovers

#MomLife Vintage Hat. If you’re Mommin’ around with small kids in tow, you always need a trendy hat to throw on. You may not have gotten to wash your hair in two days, but this hat will make you look adorable no matter what. #MomLife Vintage Hat


OnlyPuff Loosetop Sweater. This sweater has tons of rave reviews on Amazon, and I can see why:  it’s cute, super soft, stretchy and light weight. It also has good breathability and sweat-absorption. And it comes in tons of colors! I’m always looking for an all-around go-to piece, and this is it. Only Puff Loosetop Sweater

A Stitch Fix Subscription. Between kids, work, and well, life, she has no time to shop. Enter Stitch Fix: a service that delivers clothing straight to her door. You can give her a gift card and let her personalize her own profile, with her specific size, style, and price point. She can set the frequency to however often she wants to receive a box (I get one every three months), and the best part, there is no commitment. Without fail, every time I wear an item from a Stitch Fix box, I get complimented on it. Grab your gift card, here: StitchFix Gift Card Subscription 


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. Sheโ€™s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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I love this list! We will actually be purchasing the Water Color Set for my future mother-in-law. Thanks for making shopping for mother’s day so easy!

Hey Alessandra, thank you for sharing these wonderful gift ideas with us! It`s always been so hard for me to buy gifts – I am always wondering!

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