10 Mother's Day Gifts for Practical Moms

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Not to be alarmist, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner (next Sunday the 13th, in case you’ve completely blanked)! Whether she’s the mother of your child or the wonderful woman who raised you, she deserves a thoughtful gift. A surprise phone call, her favorite flowers, or treating her to a relaxing day at the spa are good ways to start. But for moms who like especially practical gifts, here are our picks for essentials she can enjoy every day.


Orbitkey 2.0 Rose Gold

Keeping our keychains organized is a task we all struggle with, so I'm sure Mom could use a bit of help with hers too. The Orbitkey is an EDC favorite thanks to its simple but effective system, and with just a twist of its stainless steel lock you're on you way to keeping her keys quiet and organized. The Orbitkey is quiet, nice to the touch, and ages well thanks to its tanned leather (in elegant rose gold!) construction, and easy to store and carry in her bag or pockets.

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mophie Power Reserve 1x Rose Gold

A backup battery pack is something we all could use given all our tech, but for Mom especially, she shouldn't have to be bothered with something bulky or complicated. The mophie Power Reserve is compact and easy to throw in her purse, giving her extra power when she needs it but never getting in her way.

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Native Union CLIC Marquetry

If Mom has a fancy new phone, then she's got to have the right case to protect and accent it, too. Native Union gives the iPhone X a touch of luxury with it Italian Nappa leather CLIC Marquetry phone case, not only making it look good, but also protecting it from every angle. From its shock-absorbing polymer frame to its raised rubber bumper to protect her phone's screen, it's a great addition to her phone without getting in the way of her using it.

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Lamy Aion

For the creative Mom who likes to put her thoughts down on paper, working on her next best story, or just crushing it at the office, a reliable—yet stylish—pen is an excellent addition to her writing arsenal. The Lamy Aion is a sleek, brushed aluminum jotter with clean lines and a simple twist activation so she's ready to write when inspiration strikes. It's compatible with her favorite M16 refill and comes with a clip for ease of carry.

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Hobonichi Techo Weeks Planner

Being a mom is a full-time job unto itself, so the mom in your life certainly won't run out of things to do day on day and week on week. This might help keep her organized. The Hobonichi Techo is a daily/weekly planner with plenty of pages and styles to keep your to-dos in check, in the stylish, minimalist design Hobonichi are known for. It's robust and featured enough for all her various tasks, while still compact so she can easily slip it into her bag or coat.

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Leatherman Style CS Pink

Sometimes to get the job done, you just need a mother's touch. For the handy moms out there, the EDC favorite compact multi-tool, the Leatherman Style CS, gives her access to 6 useful tools including a pair of spring-action scissors and a compact blade for emergency cutting tasks. This version comes in a special Breast Cancer Awareness pink, giving it a feminine and commemorative touch as well. 

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SureFire Sidekick

Whether it's digging through her purse or something for when it's dark after work, a flashlight is just as useful for Mom as the rest of us. But the trick is to keep it simple and convinent and not burden her with something heavy or confusing to use or carry. The SureFire Sidekick is something she can keep right on her house or car keychain, and she doesn't even have to worry about batteries thanks to its micro USB charging that eh likely already uses for her phone. It even comes with 300 lumens of output, more than enough power for all her daily tasks and more.

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Bellroy Pocket Clutch

While they're not the most minimalist or something anyone would be able to slip into their front pocket, there's no denying the utility and convenience of a clutch wallet. Bellroy's Pocket Clutch not only takes on Mom's tidy pile of cards, cash, and receipts, but it's got room for other essentials like her phone and touch-up kit, too. The environmentally-rated premium tanned hide exterior gives the clutch a nice touch, while the soft lining keeps her stuff safe.

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Victorinox I.N.O.X. V Rose Gold

Victorinox's I.N.O.X. V watches are built from the ground up to be rugged timepieces, and now with the 37mm rose gold version seen above she can wear a watch as beautiful and strong as she is. The I.N.O.X V is Swiss-certified to withstand 130 extreme endurance tests, so withstanding her busy day should be no problem. It's rated for 200 meters of water resistance, features a clean, legible dial, and comes with a rubber strap so the watch is ready for any adventure from office to weekend getaway.

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Amazon Kindle e-Reader

It doesn't need to be said that reading is not only a good way to learn something new but also a great way to relax, and sometimes curling up with a good story is the best way to end a long day. With its immense library and portable devices, it's never too late to give Mom a Kindle. Whether it's something she can slip into her bag for a trip or just something to leave on her bedside with her favorite books in store, it's one of the best gifts to give to anyone who loves to read.

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I can’t think of a single gift that can express adequate appreciation for her taking on the toughest job in the world, but I hope these suggestions give you some ideas to show her how much you care. If you’ve already wrapped up your Mother’s Day gift shopping, what are you getting her? To any EDC moms out there, feel free to drop some hints for our readers in the comments as well.

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Why does it have to be pink?
Awesome. I was struggling this year, but I think she will like the leatherman.
Okay, so I forgot Mother's Day was next weekend. Thanks for saving my life!