Don’t feel ashamed if the No. 1 woman in your life this Valentine’s Day is your mother. With all they do for us, moms deserve only the best in return. So rather than giving her either chocolates or flowers, show how much you care by putting some thought into her gift for the Feb. 14 holiday. We’ve come up with great ideas for Valentine’s Day presents that your mother will love, whether she’s a fashionista, neat freak, foodie, health nut or coffee addict.
For the Fashionista
Any fashionable mom would love to get a pair of gorgeous gold-and-turquoise earrings from Christina Greene or a trendy elephant bangle from Julie Vos. Both pieces made the Accessories Council’s list of top picks for Valentine’s Day.
You can also get her a stylish bag or wallet from Vera Bradley, which recently revamped its collection with fresh fabrications including subtle leather and fine microfiber. The new pieces, such as the Preppy Poly Wallet and the Quilted Ella Tote, offer a streamlined look and carry the iconic patterns into their lining.
For the Neat Freak
A crossover purse from Baggallini is both chic and practical, and it’ll keep mom organized while on the go. It has interior pockets to hold cosmetics, credit cards and spare change.
Make folding laundry quick, fun and easy with a FlipFold Jr. Laundry Folder from the Container Store. It folds clothes to a uniform size for easy storage and will save mom time on laundry day.
Give your mom a break from housework and put a tiny vacuum cleaning robot to work. The iRobot Roomba 650 has advanced software and sensors that allows it to clean floors thoroughly while maneuvering under and around furniture. It easily handles fibers such as carpet fuzz, hair, lint and pet fur.
For the Foodie
Add some extra love to mom’s home-cooked breakfasts and brunches with the CucinaPro Heart Shaped Waffle Maker at Crate and Barrel. This waffle maker features six browning settings for ideal crispness and nonstick griddle plates that cook up one big shamrock-shaped waffle or five separate heart-shaped waffles. The appliance can also stand upright for optimal storage.
Kick mom’s baking up a notch with potent, pure artisanal extracts from Food52. The set includes real almond, lemon and vanilla.
You could also sign her up for a one-year subscription to Cherry Bombe, a biannual food magazine that celebrates women, food and style.
For the Health Nut
With the Fitbit Charge, mom can track her steps, workouts, heart rate, calories burned, floors climbed and quality of sleep. The display shows daily stats and the time of day, and it can get call notifications with compatible devices.
Juice cleanses can be expensive, but mom can make her own green juices and save money with the Breville Juice Fountain from Williams-Sonoma. With five speeds, the juicer is easy to clean and compact enough to leave on a kitchen countertop.
If mom is watching her portions, consider giving her the Perfect Portions digital scale. It’s a food scale and a nutritional calculator in one device that allows users to see how many calories they’re about to eat or drink. It’s the ultimate kitchen tool for health nuts.
For the Coffee Addict
Every mom needs her fuel. She’ll appreciate getting the Keurig 2.0 K200 Brewing System, which features a touch display screen and a sleek, compact look. Her fresh brews will look and taste even better in a festive Valentine’s Day mug or espresso cup from Williams-Sonoma.