I'm going to estimate that 85% of partnered moms need to drop a hint to get what they want for Mother's Day. I'm also going to estimate that 99% of partners who offer unsolicited gifts of things like vacuum cleaners end up sleeping on the couch.

But the truth is—the appliance category should not be overlooked. After all, not everyone is a jewelry person, nor do we need another box of chocolates. From counter-top ovens that do the work for you to coffee mugs that keep your morning brew at the perfect temp no matter how many times you abandon it, there are a ton of make-life-easier appliances any mama would be thrilled to receive.

Along with my colleague (and mom of three under three) Conz, we've rounded up the totally gift-worthy appliances we personally love—ones that we've come to depend on in daily life and suspect you will too.

So whether you're sending a note to your partner or planning to treat yourself (an approach we whole-heartedly commend), check out the innovative and hard-working gadgets that will make this the best Mother's Day yet.



Breville Bambino Plus espresso machine

Breville Bambino Plus espresso machine

Nothing says "I appreciate you" quite like a perfect cappuccino, hand-delivered to your bedside. While we can't make any promises on the delivery part, we can promise barista-level drinks direct from your kitchen. The Breville Bambino Plus consistently tops "best of" lists for its cost-performance ratio, offering a thermo-jet heating system and built-in steamer that creates beautiful, velvety microfoam. In fact, it's so profesh you can even perfect your latte art game if you want. Consider the days of having your name spelled wrong at Starbucks officially OVER.

-Sara

$499

Vitruvi essential oil diffuser

Vitruvi essential oil diffuser

I love a scented candle, but since having children I'm always stressed about candles around them. I finally got one of these stone diffusers from Vitruvi last year and I'm obsessed. It looks so classy and stylish and keeps our house smelling fresh all day long.

$119

LEVO II

Levo II

This is the appliance you never knew you needed. The Levo II is a butter and oil infuser that simplifies the process from start to finish, making all your at-home beautician, chemist, and chef dreams come true. Want to start a scented candle empire? No problem. Craft your own artisan CBD gummies? Got it. Create the most delicious dressings that will get your kiddos to finally eat some salad? Check! The Levo II even has an app so you can monitor your infusions while you take care of other things. Honestly, there's no end to what you can create and have fun while doing it.

$299.99

Dyson V11 Outsize

Dyson V11 Outsize

Having three children and one dog that sheds like there is no tomorrow, means that our floor is always covered in something (Cheerios, dog fur, bits of crayons, you name it). The Dyson V11 Outsize has come to the rescue because it's 1) powerful so it sucks up everything in a hot second 2) cordless, so I can reach even the corners under the couch 3) cool looking so the children (and dog) don't freak out around it!

-Conz

$699.99

Ember mug

Ember mug

So, on average how many times do you reheat that same cup of coffee every morning? Once because someone pooped their pants the second you poured it. Twice because you were then interrupted by a scavenger hunt for someone's left rain boot. Three times because you completely forgot about it in the microwave after the boot was found, right? WELL. TIMES HAVE CHANGED, MAMA. Enter the Ember mug. Packed with an app-enabled heating element, the Ember mug keeps hot beverages at exactly the temperature you tell it to long enough for you to drink it. Honestly, I never expected to love it so much—but after being gifted one for my birthday, I swear, my morning coffee has never been so enjoyable.

-Sara

$129.95

Thermomix® TM6™

Thermomix TM6

I'm all about healthy eating, I am however a terrible cook. The Thermomix is all you need if you fit those two criteria. It's basically the robot from the future we all needed, especially during a pandemic when we want to optimize time. My husband who is an avid cook also loves it because it allows him to do something else while food is getting prepped. It's beyond spendy but when you consider all that it can do—including cook, chop, crush, emulsify, whip, mix, steam, blend, knead, grind, simmer, grate, and mill and the tools it can replace—it's well worth investment.

-Conz

$1499

Hamilton Beach premium juicer

Hamilton Beach premium juicer

If the pandemic has broken you of an expensive juice habit, don't get sucked back in when the world opens up again. Get ahead of the game by requesting a juicer that will keep your spending to a minimum. This Hamilton Beach model is a favorite because of its extra-wide mouth and super easy-to-clean design. Think of all those fresh cocktails healthy concoctions you can create!

-Sara

$99

Click and Grow Smart Garden

Click and Grow smart garden

We moved from a tiny apartment to a house with an actual yard and the first thing we did was plant tomatoes. Our toddler was mystified by how veggies grew. So when the winter came we got this indoor garden to see what it was all about. Well, it's awesome. We started with basil and got SO much of it. The plant just kept giving and giving and we enjoyed homemade pesto through the entire frigid season. Our toddler loved seeing the plant grow and helping us trim it. Now we've moved onto wild strawberries and can't wait to eat them when ready!

-Conz

$199.95

Tovala Smart Oven 

Tovala Smart Oven

One more for the novice chefs out there. This smart oven has made cooking for my children a thing I can do. And every recipe so far has been delicious. Choose from the menu on their website or a ton of grocery store brands like Trader Joe's, Annie's, and Earth's Best. Just scan the code and pop the ingredients in. Yes, it's that simple.

-Conz

$299

SMEG full size refrigerator

Smeg full size refrigerator

If you are looking for a grand gift, this vintage-looking SMEG refrigerator is everything your kitchen needs. Add a pop of color and style to the room that, really, we all spend the most time in and make your kitchen look Pinterest-ready.

-Conz

$1999

SMEG 2-slice toaster

Smeg 2-slice toaster

Want the look without asking anyone to plunk down two g's? I've got you. SMEG's 2-slice toaster sits pretty on your countertop to deliver perfect toast and a drop-dead gorg 50's retro aesthetic. Prices start at $169.

-Sara

$169

Instant Pot Duo

Instant Pot Duo

If you've made it this long without welcoming an Instant Pot into your life, we're impressed. But now that they've lasted beyond what could be considered a passing fad, what are you waiting for? The 7-in-1 pressure cooker, sterilizer, slow cooker, yogurt maker, saute pan, rice cooker, and warmer delivers more kitchen help than Door Dash (well, almost.) This particular model is one of the best-selling on Amazon with 4.5 stars and almost 150K reviews, so you don't have to take my word for it.

-Sara

$79.95

Fellow Stag EKG electric pour over kettle

Fellow Stag EKG electric pour over kettle

Can an electric kettle be sexy? Because I mean, just look at this beauty from Fellow. The modern + minimal design has total Swedish vibes but was actually designed in California and is used in barista competitions across the US. Want to work it like the pros? The precision heating ensures the optimal temps for brewing the most perfect cup of tea or coffee.

-Sara

$149

Maude Vibe

Maude Vibe

Vibrators can be considered an appliance, right? I mean, you plug them in to charge, so yes? Granted, this isn't one that will come with a card from the kids, but an apropos Mother's Day gift just the same. (It relieves stress, promotes self-care and can even stoke those pandemic-squashed flames—a win for everyone!) Whether you use it solo or invite your gifter to join in, you're going to want to use this one as often as an espresso machine (and maybe not even as often as the Instant Pot 😉). The Maude Vibe is my absolute favorite (and trust me, I've tested more than a few) for its silky soft and somewhat pliable texture/tip, compact size, three speeds that build to hit just right, and quiet hum that's totally parent-with-sleeping-children friendly. Trust me. Send this request to your partner and they won't be able to click the buy button fast enough.

-Sara

$45

Tracy's Dog OG g-spot vibrator

Tracy's Dog OG g-spot vibrator

I read all the reviews to this one and would've bet money that they were all made up reviews because come on, can a vibrator really be that incredible? Then I tried it. And yes, it can be really that incredible. In fact, it is. Trust me on this one.

-Conz

$43.99


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