Picking out the perfect Mother’s Day gift is hard. If your momma is anything like mine, she always says, “I don’t need anything,” or “Just get me a card.” Those good intentions leave you scrambling, wandering the aisles of a store, debating between two coffee mugs plastered with equally cheesy phrases, and wondering where you went wrong.
Whether you’ll be celebrating safely in person or over Zoom, this list is full of good picks on gifts that WIRED reviewers recommend. Better yet, they’re all on sale right now. Hopefully scoring a nice present—and saving some cash—prevents you from having an existential crisis in a Walgreens on Sunday morning. (Love you, Mom!)
Updated May 8, 2021: We added seven new deals, like the Myx Fitness system and Powerbeats Pro. Adrienne So also contributed to this guide.
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Here are a bunch more of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas.
★ The Best Last-Minute Deals for Mom
- Fitbit Charge 4 for $100 ($50 off) at Amazon, Target: This is the best fitness tracker. It may be affordable, but that doesn’t stop the Charge 4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) from packing in features you’d typically find in much pricier gadgets. This deal is a match of the best we’ve seen.
- Apple Watch Series 6 for $330 ($70 off) at Amazon, Target: This is the best fitness tracker for iPhone owners. Released in 2020, the Series 6 has lots of helpful functions, like automatic fall detection, blood oxygen monitoring, and workout tracking. Here’s our full review.
- 1More ColorBuds Wireless Earbuds for $80 ($20 off): This deal has been running for a couple of weeks, but it’s still a good one. Clip the on-page coupon to save another $10. The 1More Stylish (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are the best wireless headphones and strike a good balance between being affordable, attractive, and sounding great! There are a few color options to choose from, too.
- Google Nest Mini for $30 ($20 off): Unless Mom needs all the bells and whistles, this is the best Google Assistant speaker (and one of our favorite smart speakers). It’s available in several colors and takes up very little space. Our full review has more details.
- Aura Digital Picture Frame for $169 ($30 off) at Amazon, Target: This is our favorite digital photo frame. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano is a big fan of digital frames, and the Aura Carver recently topped her list. These are especially great for long-distance families. Aura frames are on sale at Moment, too, if you’d rather opt for a different style.
- Colgate Hum Electric Toothbrush for $75 ($10 off) at Amazon, Target: On Amazon, clip the on-page coupon to save. This is one of the cheapest prices we’ve tracked for the Colgate Hum. It’s the best smart toothbrush. The intelligent tracking is our favorite feature, but the cute design doesn’t hurt. Check our full review here.
- Roborock S4 Max Robot Vacuum for $310 ($120 off): Clip the on-page coupon to save. This is the best robot vacuum. While less expensive than many other robovacs, the S4 Max has great navigation functionality and super-long battery life between charges. The newer, pricier Roborock S5 Max is also on sale.
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