The category of “mom” encompasses a tremendous amount of variety. There are moms like me, who are coming out of that first year haze of diapers and no sleep, and are slowly reclaiming their hobbies and free time. There are moms who are balancing teenagers and threenagers simultaneously (and those mothers are stronger than I will ever be). And there are moms who might have an empty nest, but you’re still calling them to ask how long you really cook chicken for. This guide has something for hopefully all of them, spanning tools that make motherhood a little easier, to things she can enjoy when the kids are finally in bed.
Looking for more true tools of motherhood to gift your favorite mom? We’ve got guides on everything from breast pumps and strollers to the best baby gear for that first year.
Updated November 2023: We’ve added new items to the list, including a new breast pump, the Tivoli Audio Pal BT Radio, Pixel Buds, Kindle Unlimited, and more.
Adrienne So and other members of the Gear team have contributed to this guide in the past.
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