Mother’s Day is less than a week now. If you haven’t purchased a gift for the mother in your life, we’re here to remind you that it’s time to move out before May 14. To help speed this process up, we’ve found deals great on a wide variety of devices that we think make great gifts, including weighted blankets, coffee makers, e-readers, etc. You know, that way, you have You can use the money you save to offset the cost of expedited shipping.
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Weighted blanket discount
WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano says this is the best weighted blanket she has tried. It’s stiffer and feels heavy (we tested the 20-pound blanket), but the weight is evenly distributed and the lack of filling prevents it from clumping in one area. The open knit design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also allows air to circulate so you don’t feel too hot.
Use code XOXO15 to see the discount at checkout. For moms who prefer a smaller blanket but still want to add some extra weight, we recommend Baloo’s mini blanket. Its compact size makes it ideal for use at the office or to take with you while traveling.
A comfortable gown is a necessity for all mothers. It can help make busy mornings a little more bearable and evenings quieter, more relaxing. This one from Therarobe is heavy. It’s not for running around the house, but it’s great for lounging on the couch or in your bed. As with some weighted blankets, the cape has small glass beads sewn in to help distribute the weight evenly. It is also machine washable.
This blanket received an honorable mention in our buying guide. It’s a great cooling blanket for sleeping alone. It’s also thin, so you don’t feel the heat underneath. It also comes in a variety of weight options, including 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 pounds.
Use code HAPPYMOM to see the discount at checkout. For moms who are new to the world of weighted blankets, YNM’s blankets are a great place to start. It’s lightweight, super soft and also has several velvet options.
If you know Mom prefers a lighter option, Gravity’s cape has a 3-pound collar so it doesn’t weigh quite as much. It’s also super soft, easy to clean (you can remove the weighted beanbag to wash), and the weight is evenly distributed.
Another great blanket for travel, this one folds up beautifully and fits in an included bag. It is worth noting that the material is a bit noisy, similar to a sleeping bag. But we still think it’s a great choice.
Home and kitchen deals
The Breville Bambino is a great machine for moms who love the process of making a delicious cappuccino. It’s compact—making it ideal for even the smallest countertops—and comes with high-quality accessories like a measuring tool, pressure tape, and a stainless steel foam flask. However, this is not a machine for beginners; There is a learning curve and it requires proper care (such as rinsing the drip tray and wiping the steam wand).
We’ve named this machine the best all-in-one espresso machine in our market. shopping guide. In addition to making espresso, you can also grind beans And steamed milk. It is also durable. WIRED review editor Julian Chokkattu owns this model and says it’s still working flawlessly after more than four years. Its price dropped lower last month, but we still think it’s a solid deal.
Moms with an extensive vinyl collection will love this suitcase-style Victrola recorder. It has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that you can pair your phone with, along with the ability to stream the audio of the recording to other speakers and headphones. The carrying case is also easy to carry (the lid can even double as a record holder). For even more savings, the red option is on sale at Walmart for $77 ($23 off).
ONE smart screen becomes a great home companion—you can use it to control smart home gadgets, check calendar events, video chat with loved ones, etc. Echo Show 10 is Our favorite Alexa-powered option. The 10-inch screen rotates 360 degrees to keep an eye on you with the camera while you’re on a call or viewing a recipe. You can also use it to play Amazon Prime videos, watch music playing (with playback controls), and make voice and video calls (with Zoom support).
Digital photo frames are a great way for Mom to display all her favorite memories without taking up too much space compared to a traditional picture frame. The Carva regularly drops to $149, but it still holds the title of best overall in our buying guide. It has a high-quality display, unlimited storage, and is extremely simple to use. Aura is running a Mother’s Day sale on additional frames, including Mason Luxe for $229 ($20) and Smith for $349 ($50 off).
Echo Dot with Clock is our favorite mini speaker. It offers improved sound thanks to new custom full-range drivers and Alexa-enabled temperature sensors that control smart home devices based on room temperature (like turning on a smart fan if the room gets too warm). The small display is also useful for setting timers and alarms, in addition to checking the time.
If she fully trusts Amazon, she’ll love the Fire Stick TV 4K Max—with menus geared towards the company’s Prime Video app and buying content from the company’s own store. Compared to its predecessor, it is equipped with more upgrades, including more memory (2 GB vs 1.5), a picture-in-picture feature to view your security camera feed, and support Wi-Fi 6. You’ll also get some of the highest video quality.
For those who don’t care about Amazon, Apple or Google streaming devices, TiVo’s Stream 4K is a good alternative. It uses Android TV, organizes recommendations based on streaming services, with the ability to search for content on each service. If you have a Sling or YouTube TV account, you can integrate those as well. It’s dropped to this price point before, but it’s still a solid deal.
Instead of keeping mom’s precious photos on her phone, Chatbooks arranges a good book for her to flip through. The service connects to your camera roll or your Facebook or Instagram account. After reaching 60 photos, you will receive a notification that the book is ready. You will also have the option to edit the book before it is printed and sent out.
Deals for tablets and e-readers
For moms who want a basic no-frills style pillthe Fire HD 8 is a good choice. Compared to its predecessor, the latest version has a slightly faster processor and slimmer design. Performance is also pretty good and it has plenty of battery life. It was previously reduced to $60, but we still think it’s a good deal. If you prefer more RAM along with wireless charging, Fire HD 8 Plus also on sale for $90 ($30 off).
If you’re looking for a tablet with a larger screen, there’s also the Fire HD 10 Plus. It has a resolution of 1080 pixels and 4 GB of RAM (for smooth performance, especially when using multiple apps). And with support for wireless charging, you can use landing like this to keep it working. It went on sale for an even lower price last month, at $120, but it’s still a solid deal.
iPad Mini (8/10, Recommend wired) is still my top recommendation if you’re looking for the best tablet to go with. It’s compact, makes it easy to slip into a backpack or bag, and the 8.3-inch screen is comfortable for streaming Netflix shows or reading e-books. Powered by the A15 Bionic processor (same processor on the iPhone 13), it’s also fast enough to handle demanding apps and games. And with second generation Apple Pencil support, you can use it as a notebook or sketch pad. It’s dropped to this price before, but it’s still a good deal.
We do not recommend paying full price for this iPad (7/10, WIRED Review). But it’s a great deal at $400, the lowest we’ve tracked so far. The 10th generation version comes with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a USB-C port instead of Lightning, support for 5G connectivity, and a Touch ID sensor integrated into the power button. It is also powered by the A14 Bionic Chip (the same one in the iPhone 12), which delivers smooth performance.
If Mom already owns an iPad but is looking for a new case, we love this one from Speck. It comes with built-in grooves that let you position the tablet at various angles, a removable camera cover, a latch in place of a magnetic cover, and an Apple Pencil slot on the outside. This version is for the ninth generation iPad but it is also available for Air, 11 inch Pro, Pro 12.9 inchAnd iPad 10th generation.
For some moms, writing down a to-do list and scribbling notes on paper is essential to staying organized. But having a digital backup can also be extremely convenient. Kindle Writer (8/10, Recommend wired) has a large display that makes it great for writing, taking notes, doodling, and marking up PDFs. With the ability to read e-books, mom can free up space in her bag. If you use the code SCRIBE4MOM at checkout, you’ll also receive a $25 credit toward the eBook. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked so far.
This one is a bit more expensive than the Kindle Scribe, but it our favorite option for books. Using the stylus, you can mark up compatible ebooks and PDFs. It’s a great tablet for any mom applying to college (such as an English major who has to read a bunch of books every semester). They can also use it to view e-books from their local library with a library card.
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is our top recommendation for most of people. It has a bright 6.8-inch screen with adjustable warm light and is waterproof, making it a great choice for moms who love to read in the bath, poolside, or on the beach. This version dropped slightly to $100 last month, but we still think it’s a great deal.
It’s the smallest Kindle available (6.2 inches tall and 4.3 inches wide), making it a great choice for moms who love to read on the go. It’s important to note that it’s not waterproof and doesn’t come with warm light or auto-adjusting lighting like the Paperwhite models. But Amazon revamped it last year, adding twice the storage (16GB), a higher-quality display (300 pixels per inch), and a USB-C port. The compact size also makes it comfortable to hold in one hand.