Here are our top picks of digital Mother’s Day gifts that will save you a hurried trip to the store.
Giftly: A more personal gift card
If your mom is hard to shop for, you can give her a personal gift card through Giftly. The gift card service lets you send money along with a suggestion of how you’d see Mom using it — from buying coffee in the morning to splurging on a spa day — to show you’re really thinking of her.
Once your mom has spent it, she can share what she did. Customize the way your Giftly gift card looks with colors and a message, then choose to send it by email or text message, or print it out and give it yourself.
Price: As much as you’d like to spend plus a small service fee, from giftly.com
Bluum: A monthly gift box for expectant and new moms
Bluum is best for expectant moms, or new moms of babies 0-12 months old. Each month, Mom will receive a gift box filled with five or more full-size products based on the child’s age, with one or two items for Mom.
Expectant moms will receive products for them along with a few items for her newborn child. Boxes have a value of $40 or more.
Price: $24.95 for 1 month, $69 for 3 months, $126 for 6 months, $249.50 for 12 months at Bluum.com
Scribd: An ebook subscription service
If your mom has taken the plunge into ebooks, consider a gift subscription to an online book service like Scribd. This Netflix-type service gives her access to more than 300,000 books, including New York Times bestsellers, non-fiction, fiction in every genre and even young adult books.
She can save any books she wants to read to her library for easy access. And while she’s reading, the books are synced across iOS devices, Android devices (including Kindle Fire) and any computer with a web browser.
Price: $8.99 per month for unlimited books with a free starter month at Scribd.com
Umba: A monthly gift box of handmade goods
A perfect gift for the mom who spends hours surfing Etsy each week, Umbabox offers gorgeous handmade gifts delivered each month. Umba is a Swahili word meaning “to create,” and they curate either one large handmade item or several small handmade items. Inside, there’s also a “meet the artists” card with information about the people who created the items.
Price: Starts at $25 per month at Umba.com
TwoSmiles: For non-monetary gifts
Mother’s Day is about appreciating Mom, and sometimes the best gifts are those you can’t buy, like breakfast in bed, letting her sleep in or a hug. TwoSmiles makes it easy to give those gifts with its free print-at-home greeting cards. You personalize your card, pick your gift—a coupon for a non-monetary gift or a gift card to places like Sephora, Spafinder or Harry London Chocolates—and print. If you won’t be seeing Mom in person, you can also email or send the card on Facebook.
Price: free at TwoSmiles.com
Rescue Gift: For giving to others
If you want to avoid the consumerism, give a donation in Mom’s name to the International Rescue Committee to benefit mothers in need. Choose from options like Emergency Care for a Child, A Safe Delivery and Maternal Health Care, among others. Mom will receive a personalized print or digital card to let her know how her Rescue Gift is making a difference.
Price: Gifts start at $18 on Gifts.Rescue.org
This article was written by Suzanne Kantra and originally appeared on Techlicious.
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