Instead of buying your mom a generic gift for Mother’s Day like flowers or a day at the spa, here are some cool gadgets that won’t only surprise her, but perhaps perfectly match one of her hobbies or current needs.
The fitness mom
For the mom who likes to exercise and stay fit, there’s the Griffin Adidas MiCoach armband that’s selling on Amazon for under $20.
The cooking mom
For just $32.99 on Amazon, mom can turn just about any vegetable into spaghetti with the GEFU Spirelli Spiral Cutter, especially if she wants to replace starchy pastas with a less-fattening and lighter substitute.
The "newish" mom
This next item isn’t really a gadget, but it’s pretty cool just the same.
If grandma is still opening cans by hand, this item will make it a lot easier. The West Bend Electric Can Opener is considered to be one of the best of its kind, according to many reviews.
According to reviews for this product, it’s supposed to open cans of any size easily -- even the tall and heavy kinds, and it’s supposed to remove tops smoothly and evenly.
The design of the West Bend Electric Can Opener is made to take up a small amount of counter space, as it’s tall not wide, and includes a bottle opener plus a knife sharpener. In addition, the opener has an automatic shutoff and is billed as dishwasher safe.
Before you go out and buy the same item that you usually buy for mom, try something that will match who she is and where she is in her life -- whether she’s a fitness mom, a cooking mom, a new mom or a grandmother.
Not only will this approach bring her a well-deserved smile on Mother’s Day, it’ll make her happy that you actually saw her as an individual and not just as your mom.
Story provided by ConsumerAffairs.
Take off your clothes to make it in TV
Leading the way is Discovery's "Naked and Afraid," where a man and woman who don't know each other fend for themselves in the wilderness for three weeks without a stitch between them.
'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs
The original "Sharknado" depicted a weather aberration on the Southern California coast that caused bloodthirsty sharks to rain on hapless Angelenos.
Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel
"We'll talk about the issues that the mainstream media won't talk about," Palin said.
George Zimmerman says he'll appeal NBC lawsuit dismissal
In his lawsuit, Zimmerman says NBC's editing of a story on the shooting made it sound as if Zimmerman voluntarily told an operator that Trayvon Martin was black.
Shape note singers keep American tradition alive
To a passer-by who's never heard this music, the songs have an energy; some resemble chanting, with an almost haunting quality.
CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC
"Tonight" show host Jimmy Fallon already tapes his show in New York, and fellow competitor Jimmy Kimmel at ABC is based in Los Angeles.
Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
Bonzo Me is paying its users up to 80 percent of its ad revenue for the most popular posts.
Adventures in raising a toddler …
I roll over and see the clock strike 7 a.m. What could have possibly happened this early in the morning to cause this kind of reaction?
George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
The tree was removed last month, but will be replanted in the fall.
Another author boosted by 'Colbert Bump'
Edan Lepucki, whose novel "California" became a best-seller thanks to a plug from Stephen Colbert, has in turn helped another book catch on.
- More Lifestyle Headlines
- Take off your clothes to make it in TV