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7 Clever And Affordable Gifts That Will Help Mom Relax This Mother’s Day

by Sarah Bregel
Sarah Bregel is an editor at LittleThings.com covering entertainment, trending stories, adorable stuff, parenting, and more. She is also a freelance writer, mom of two, dog mom, feminist, and deep-breather.

Moms work incredibly hard year-round. Right now, moms are doing more than their fair share, too. With Mother’s Day on the way, it’s time to show our thanks and then some.

We should vow to make the holiday extra special this year given all that’s on every mother’s plate now and always. It’s tough to think of gift ideas right now, given that people aren’t doing much of anything except hanging around the house. So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up some clever gift ideas for moms to enjoy.

Unlike other home gift ideas for moms that we’ve seen floating around the internet, these ideas don’t make more work for moms. In fact, they actually help moms to do less so that they can do more of what they love: relaxing!

There are so many clever and extremely useful items on the market these days. Moms will appreciate the techy gifts more than anyone because they can help to lighten our loads immensely.

Here are seven tech-savvy gifts that work hard so moms don’t have to:

A Plant That Waters Itself

A Plant That Waters Itself

Lavender is such a lovely thing to have around the house. It’s relaxing, and it smells great. It’s truly a great gift for moms, but the thing about giving plants is that it’s one more thing for a mom to have to look after. With this plant that waters itself, mom won’t have to do a thing to keep it alive.

Shop Now: Lavender Grow Kit (Uncommon Goods, $35)

A Vacuum She'll Never Touch

A Vacuum She'll Never Touch

Moms love to have a clean house. Having to always be the one to keep it clean, though? Not so much. This incredible vacuum is the gift that keeps on giving because it cleans on its own. Moms will love how little they actually have to do in order to keep crumbs, dust, and dog hair off the floor. With the touch of a button, the Roomba will get the job done.

Shop Now: Roomba (Best Buy, $249.99)

A Fruit Bowl That Separates Ripe Fruit

A Fruit Bowl That Separates Ripe Fruit

Moms spend so much time shopping, whether it’s in the grocery store or online. But the fact is that the food moms buy doesn’t always get eaten. That creates waste in more ways than one. Moms waste their time shopping and then food gets wasted, as well! This amazing fruit bowl that separates the ripe fruit from the not-yet-ripe fruit will save mom time, effort, and money.

Shop Now: Fruit Bowl (Uncommon Goods, $65)

A Coffee Mug She Doesn't Have To Reheat

A Coffee Mug She Doesn't Have To Reheat

Moms get busy, and that means they forget to drink their beloved coffee. Reheating coffee will be a thing of the past, though, with this handy gadget! This mug will keep mom’s coffee hot and toasty so she can actually drink it while it’s hot — whenever that may be. We shopped around and found the best price for you, too!

Shop Now: Temperature Control Smart Mug (Best Buy, $99.99)

A Coffee Maker That Does All the Work

A Coffee Maker That Does All the Work

The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker is basically fit for royalty. I mean, if you can’t afford a personal barista, that is. At a budget rate, this incredible coffee maker will take the hard work out of making some seriously delicious coffee drinks. It can also make single cups or a whole pot. And right now, it’s on sale!

Shop Now: Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker (Kohl’s, $179.99)

A Trash Can With a Lid She Won't Have To Lift

trash can

Moms clean up throughout the day. Whether it’s cleaning the kitchen or getting organized around the rest of the house, we all head to the trash can about 100 times a day. Now we can make those trips a little speedier and cleaner because this voice-activated trash can means moms don’t even have to touch it to lift the lid. It’s on sale right now at Wayfair!

Shop Now: Voice-Activated Trash Can (Wayfair, $66.99)

A Personal Bartender ... Kind Of

A Personal Bartender ... Kind Of

Unless you’re super fancy, this amazing gadget is probably as close as moms will get to having a personal bartender to serve them drinks of their choice. But we’ve gotta hand it to Keurig, because this is actually pretty close. The personal bartender can make tons of delicious beverages or even mocktails!

Shop Now: Drinkworks Home Bar (Walmart, $249.99)

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item from this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.