11 Cool Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and many people are agonizing over what to get their moms. If you’re one of these people, don’t fret. Mocha Dad is here to help. We have compiled a list of 10 Cool Mother’s Day gift ideas. The items range from gifts with a personal touch to high-tech gadgets that will make your mom’s life easier. Check out our list and share your Mother’s Day Gift ideas in the comments section.

Personalized Phone Case

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Moms are constantly connected to their cell phones.  They have to be ready to receive calls and texts about pick up times, emergencies or even short messages just to say “I love you, Mom.” The Case Studio lets you give mom’s phone a bit of personalized flair. You can design a case using artwork from their design studio or you can completely customize it with photos, logos, artwork and more. In addition to looking great, The Case Studio’s cases are also durable. Their Tough Case combines an ultra-thin polymer shell with a durable silicon insert. It fits snugly around the phone for added protection and shock absorption that won’t slip off, crack, fade, or peel. Cases are available for most popular phones, tablets, and laptops. I love these cases so much that I got one for my wife, mother-in-law, and mom (and me too). You can save $25 off your purchase with coupon code 25tosave.

ASUS Transformer Book T-100 Chi

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If your mom is constantly on the go, she will love the ASUS Transformer Book T-100 Chi. Under 0.3″ thin, this incredibly slim, lightweight device will fit easily into a purse, diaper bag, or backpack. What’s awesome about this device is that mom can use it as a tablet or as a laptop. The wireless dock features a real keyboard for a comfortable typing experience, along with a spacious trackpad for enhanced control and ease. I travel with this device because it’s easy to use on airplanes. It is the perfect size for those tiny tray tablets. In addition to ample on-board SSD storage, the ASUS Transformer Book T-100 Chi includes auxiliary MicroSD slots so Mom can access movies, music, photos and other media without cluttering her internal drive.

Family Portrait

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With the advent of cell phone cameras, we have more photos than ever before. However, nothing can replace a professional family portrait that you can hang above your mantel. A couple of years ago, I surveyed moms about what they really wanted for Mother’s Day, and a family portrait was high on the list. It’s your job to coordinate outfits, gather your brood, and schedule an appointment. While your cousin Joe may be the proud owner of an SLR, I recommend using a professional photographer. He or she will be experienced in posing, lighting, and advanced photo techniques that will make your family look its best and give mom a portrait that she will cherish for a lifetime. Portraits can be taken in-studio or on-location. You can find a professional photographer in your hometown with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Find-a-Photographer database.

Weekend Staycation

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As we all know, Mother’s Day lets us express gratitude for the non-stop our mothers’ love, dedication, and hard work. This year, give your mother some much-needed rest and relaxation during a “Staycation” at the nearest Embassy Suites Hotel. With free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a daily evening reception offering a variety of complimentary snacks, wine, beer and cocktails, mom will be armed with everything she needs to unwind. You can also win a Staycation for your mom by entering our giveaway.

The Chance to Wear Designer Clothes

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Busy moms don’t always have the time or energy to shop for clothes. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that moms want to look great when the go to parties, weddings, or out on dates with their husbands. That’s where Rent the Runway comes in. Moms can lease Rent the Runway’s designer dresses for a 4- or 8-day period for 10% of the retail price. Rent the Runway carries apparel in sizes 0 to 22, depending on the designer. Each dress rental includes a back-up size at no additional cost to ensure fit. Rent the Runway provides customers with a pre-paid, pre-addressed package to return the dress, and offers a $5 insurance fee to protect against accidents. Rental prices include the dry cleaning and care of the garments. Rent the Runway also rents accessories, including jewelry and handbags, and sells “essentials,” including lingerie, tights, shapewear, and cosmetics. With Rent the Runway, Mom can look great on Mother’s Day and any other day.

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If your mom loves mobile photography, then a set of cell phone camera lenses is the perfect gift. The olloclip is a unique quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Samsung Galaxy. It features three lenses — fisheye, wide-angle and macro — in one small, convenient package that fits easily in a pocket and in the palm of the hand. The olloclip connects to mom’s phone in seconds, allowing her to instantly and easily capture photographic images and use various photographic effects.

A Delicious Chocolate Indulgence


This Mother’s Day, send your mom the decadent gift of Salted Caramel Chocolate Covered OREO Cookies. Shari’s Berries has taken Oreo cookies, topped them with caramel and dark or milk chocolate, then sprinkled them with sea salt. A perfect indulgence that’s sure to delight your mom (she may even share with you if you’re good).

You Make Me Bloom Necklace

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Forget the cliché bouquets of flowers for mom. Show her your love and appreciation with a bloom that will never wilt with one of the new Bloom necklaces from Isabelle Grace Jewelry. The Bloom Sunflower Necklace features the phrase “you make me bloom” on the backside of a sterling silver piece accented with 22kt gold, available on a sterling silver or 14kt gold filled chain. Isabelle Grace Jewelry pieces are made in the USA by local artisans using recycled metals whenever possible.

Secret Identity as a Super Mom

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Mom can unleash her inner superpowers with gifts from SuperHeroStuff.com. With a full line of t-shirts and other products from even the most obscure heroes and villains, SuperHeroStuff.com will definitely have something that delight the geek in any mom.

Handwritten Letter

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Because of the prevalence of technology, people don’t send many handwritten letters any more. But there are few things that make people happier than receiving a handwritten letter in the mail. Take the time to write your mom a letter. Use nice stationary and a good pen. Tell her what she means to you and how much you love her. Thank her for everything she’s done for you. For the price of a postage stamp, you can give your mom a gift that she will treasure.

Photo Collage from WeMontage



WeMontage gives new meaning to picture collage montage. Now you can gather your favorite family shots, upload them to WeMontage and when it arrives in the mail, peel and stick your masterpiece on the wall without frames or nails. WeMontage works on any surface and will not remove paint or damage your walls.

Stay Strong,

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Join the conversation: Share your Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.

Disclosure: I received some of the products mentioned above. All opinions are my own.

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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad