Shopping for mom has never been easy. After all, what do you get the woman who once put, “Some grandkids would be nice,” on her B&H Wish List? (Real subtle, Ma, thanks.) Luckily, B&H carries plenty of awesome alternatives, including great gift ideas from companies like Apple, Bose®, and DJI. Here are some of our top recommendations.
Google Nest Mini
According to the Internet, there’s an old couplet that goes: “Man may work from sun to sun / But woman’s work is never done.” According to my mom, that couplet was written about her. If your equally hard-working mother could also benefit from a little help around the house, consider the Google Nest Mini. Part smart speaker, part know-it-all assistant and digital au pair, the Home Mini is the perfect do-everything device for moms with too much to manage. With the Nest Mini, mothers can query the Internet, stream music, manage their calendars, control smart home functions, and more—all with just the sound of their voice.
DJI OM 5
For mothers who love to take pictures or capture video with their phones, the DJI OM 5 makes a great gift. Compact, easy to use, and packed with a plethora of shooter-friendly features, the OM 5 allows moms to capture silky smooth video and frame-worthy stills. No word yet if DJI is planning on making a device that forces subjects to “smile, act like you’re happy to see me,” but if you want to gift mom the best smartphone stabilizer on the market, this is it.
Bose® QuietComfort 45™ Headphones
For moms who love music (but could also use a little peace and quiet), the Bose® QuietComfort 45™ headphones make a great gift. Along with top-tier noise cancellation and superior sound quality, these headphones deliver an ultra-comfortable fit that all moms deserve. Other popular features include the new aurally alert "Aware Mode", on-device controls, and a long-lasting, 24-hour battery life.
Bose® QuietComfort 45™ Headphones
Roku Streaming Stick 4K
With direct access to countless channels, movies, and TV episodes, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K is a near-endless supply of entertainment. It features a discreet, hard-to-notice design that doesn’t gussy up the décor and an easy-to-use interface that champions one of mom’s favorite tenets: Don’t worry about me. I don’t want to be a burden.
Samsung Neo QLED
Of course, instead of a streaming stick, you could just go all out for mom and gift her a premium panel from Samsung’s Neo QLED TV series. Available in multiple size configurations and image resolutions, the Neo QLED series offers best-in-class visuals on bigger-than-life screens ranging all the way up to 85”. Don’t worry about mom saying, “No, it’s too much!” either. Thanks to Samsung’s patented Quantum Mini LED technology, the Neo QLED series delivers high-contrast visuals so striking mom will likely be stunned into silence—in which case you should take the opportunity to explain to her that the best mom in the world deserves the best TV. Go on, we'll wait.
Of all the items on our list, the Apple Watch might be the most appropriate. Like mom, the Watch is incredibly attentive and helpful. Its brilliant OLED display never wavers; it is always on and always watching over you. Its 24-hour health- and fitness-tracking features mean you are always on its mind; it never stops worrying about you. It is tireless. It knows everything. And, despite the fact that you sometimes take it for granted and don’t say it nearly enough, you would be lost without her. I mean it.
Finding the right gift for mom isn’t always easy, but hopefully we gave you some good ideas. If you have any additional suggestions, we would love to hear them. Write to us in the Comments section, below.