Whether Mom is an outdoor adventurer or simply likes a hot cup of Java along on her ride, she will enjoy sipping her hot or cold beverages from an Eco Vessel. These gorgeous and solidly made drinking containers are constructed of sustainable glass, plastic and stainless steel and insulated to maintain cold or hot temperatures for extended periods of time. To top it off, the company donates 1 percent of the purchase price of every product sold to Water for People to provide for clean drinking water around the world. Available at www.ecovessel.com. 25 oz. Water Bottle, $17.95.
Get the Phone
Mom will really cherish your calls when she picks up the super slim Motorola IT.6. At just 6mm, the stylish IT.6 is the world’s thinnest home cordless phone, crafted by world-renowned designers Curventa as the flagship handset for Motorola home line, the sleek aluminum handset appears to float in a block of glass. Features include a compact answering machine in the base and Bluetooth connectivity that enables all mobile calls to transfer to the IT.6 when she at home, as well as automatic smartphone contact synchronization. Available at Target. $69.99.
My Only Sunshine
Even if you can’t send mom on a vacation to an exotic island, she can look like she spent two weeks soaking up the tropical sun with Fake Bake, a tinted self-tanning lotion that goes on smoothly without streaking. The lightly-scented formula absorbs deeply into the skin for a longer-lasting natural looking tan. $29.99.
Windows to Her Heart
For tech-loving moms, the new Nokia Lumia 2520 will give her the mobility she wants in a tablet with functionality she is used to in her Windows computer. The hi-res full HD display is crisp and clear even in bright sunlight so she can work outside if she wants, connecting via Wi-Fi or 4G connectivity. Two USB ports make it possible to transfer large files easily, and she can sync Outlook files and take along all her work wherever she goes with pre-loaded Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Starts at $499.
Mom will love it if you take out the trash, especially if she gets to toss it into the Purple Motion Senor waste can by Brylane Home ($47.99). This bright and colorful metal cylinder can features an electronic plastic lid that opens with a wave of her hand. (Uses 4 D batteries - not included) Available at www.BrylaneHome.com.