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the best mother’s day gifts are at best buy!

Best Buy Mother's Day

After being a mom for almost 25 years, I’ve finally discovered the best way to ensure a happy Mother’s Day. I now email a subtle hint to my family, like, “OMG, wouldn’t this Canon Selpy CP910 Wireless Compact Photo Printer be perfect on our next trip?” or “Wow, isn’t this LifeProof frē iPhone case awesome?”

Then, being the helpful mom I am, I include a link pointing them in the right direction. That way, I get the gift I want and genuinely squeal in delight when I open it, while they proudly feel like it was their idea. Win win!

This year, I’m linking to the Best Buy Gift Center. I’m always sharing the latest finds from Best Buy with them so this will seem perfectly natural. They know I’m all about Best Buy’s low-price guarantee, which we’ve used in the past, and they’ll be glad there’s free shipping on orders over $25.

What I especially love about the Gift Center is that it takes the guessing out of gifting by featuring great suggestions for all kinds of moms. Whether you’re a fitness mom, a foodie mom, an on-the-go mom or an adventurer mom who loves to travel (like me), there’s a list of items hand-picked just for you.

Here are the items on mine, and, FYI,  I would be overjoyed to receive any of them:

* GoPro Hero 3+ Black Action Camcorder

* Nikon D5300

* Nikon AW120 Waterproof Camera

* Samsung Galaxy S® 5

Best Buy Mother's Day gifts* Canon Selphy CP910 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

* Canon R50 HD Camcorder

* Google Nexus LTE (Connected) tablet

* Samsung GS5 Otterbox Defender Case

* juice pack air Charging Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s

* Lenovo Yoga 2

* Lowepro Photo Traveler 150 Bag

* LifeProof – frē Case for Apple® iPhone® 5 and 5s

* iPad Mini Defender

* Dynex™ – External Battery

* LG Tone Pro

* Logitech® Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth® Speaker

* Slingbox 350

I could really use the photo printer and phone case I mentioned originally. They would be fantastic to take on trips, and they’re both in the surprisingly extensive “Under $100” category. My dream gift, though, would be one of those camcorders. Imagine the fun moments I could capture on video as we travel around the world – or just around the corner.

So, I’ll be sending out my family email today and keeping my fingers crossed.

Misfit Shine storm blueMeanwhile, I’m wishing all of you a happy Mother’s Day, filled with everything you want. To get you started, here’s a special offer for 20% off the Misfit Shine, which I’ve been loving!

Which list will you be sending to your family?

I received a Best Buy gift card for writing this post. All opinions are, as always, mine.


  1. Most of those are gifts I’d love to get, too!

  2. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Ahhh! Thank you for saving me time and energy. I will simply email your list to my family, k?

  3. I would love any of those gifts but to be totally honest with you…I would settle for a home cooked meal. 🙂

  4. Best Buy has great gifts for Mother’s day. I am sending my kids this list.

  5. I love the great variety of goodies at Best Buy.

  6. If you email this list to my son I’d be forever grateful! 🙂

  7. Maria Oller says:

    I would actually enjoy every single one as gift

  8. Fun. And informative!

  9. Great list…I’m definitely going to share.

  10. I have always been a firm believer in letting folks who love us know what we want. Isn’t that why we get our kids to write to Santa Claus? This is great Lois. And fun!!!!

  11. We love Best Buy for all of our gadget gifts! It’s so convenient for us and they always have a large variety of items to choose from!

  12. I usually buy my mom flowers and jewelry, but maybe it;s time for something different?

  13. I haven’t even thought about a mothers day gift yet. Thanks for the great ideas!

  14. I can’t believe how quickly Mother’s Day will be here! I hope you get the photo printer and phone case you want. I hope your kids are better at taking hints than mine are 🙂

  15. Love those ideas! I have to get cracking I have about 4 mothers to buy for-LOL!

  16. your list works for me!! i’ll just send it to hubby. my birthday is same time as mother day so he double struggles….

  17. I’d love to get most of those as gifts too! Best Buy has so many things I want.

  18. We love Best Buy! One of my favorite places to shop!

  19. I’d be thrilled if my family shopped at Best Buy for me! Maybe I should forward this to my husband!

  20. I would be so happy with any of those items. I always suggest hubby skips the jeweler and hits Best Buy for all the holidays… HA

  21. I’m about due for a trip to the best buy 😉

  22. I LOVE these gift ideas! I just got the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 for myself! My mom was checking it out with wide eyes, it would make a great surprise for her!

  23. I would agree, especially for my camera lens.

  24. Those are some great gift ideas for mom! I love shopping at Best Buy for myself, why not for mom?

  25. Awesome ideas! I’d like a few of these for myself and I know my mom would love them too!

  26. Based on me, I highly approve of these gift ideas! Great for me, great for anyone!

  27. I’m having major issues thinking of what to get my mom. This is such a great list!

  28. Wow, awesome list! I have a couple things on that list and there are MANY things I want on that list too!

  29. Electronic gadgets are always fun gifts!

  30. Those are great gift ideas. I might just send my husband to your site and say see this list. I want one of these

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