2019 GeekDad Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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We’re not sure how it happened, but Mother’s Day snuck up on us this year and we’re a little late compiling the gift guide. Here is a small selection of gifts that we think would be great for the mothers in our lives. Even if it’s a little late.


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Image credit: Click & Grow

Click & Grow’s ‘Smart Garden 9’
Suggested By: Patricia Vollmer
Mfg: Click & Grow
Price: $149.99
Purchase: Click & Grow’s ‘Smart Garden 9’

Mom’s going to LOVE this one! I was so excited to test out the Smart Garden 9 last fall, and ended up with a modest crop of tomatoes and herbs. I have since “retired” that batch of plants and tried out the custom seed pods with some of my garden items for this coming season: pumpkins, heirloom tomatoes, and peppers. They’re growing like gangbusters, far surpassing the other seedlings that are heading out to the garden in the next couple weeks. The lighting is a red/white LED system that works in wavelengths optimized for young plant growth, and the watering system is easy to use and monitor.
Although a bit costlier than popular American competitors, the Click & Grow offers proprietary soil formulas that have proven very successful in my challenging USDA planing zone.


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A Baby Dragon For Your “Mother Of Dragons”

Blue Medieval Baby Dragon with Crystal Egg Nest
Suggested By: MAJK
Mfg: StealStreet
Price: $16.83
Purchase: Blue Medieval Baby Dragon with Crystal Egg Nest

This lovely poly-resin figurine of a blue baby dragon sitting near its unhatched siblings is the perfect gift for the “Mother of Dragons” in your life. Roughly 5 inches high and 4 inches wide, this cute little dragon will fit on her office desk, dresser at home, or a variety of other places through out the house.


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Princess Leia Endor Handbag

Princess Leia Endor Handbag
Suggested By: MAJK
Mfg: Official Saddle
Price: $57.88
Purchase: Princess Leia Endor Handbag

This officially-licensed Star Wars Princess Leia handbag is the perfect mother’s day gift. Inspired by Leia’s brown dress from the Ewok village Scene on Endor this faux leather saddlebag style handbag features crisscross style faux leather lacing detail around the top flap edge, and a small metal Rebel Alliance ‘starbird’ symbol on the front. The shoulder strap features a repeating Rebel Alliance symbol design. A special surprise, the interior is lined with printed Ewok artwork fabric that she will love. Whether she is a Princess or a General she will know that she is royalty to you.


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BedJet
Suggested By: Ken Denmead
Mfg: BedJet
Price: $399
Purchase: BedJet

The most basic description for what the BedJet does is that it blows air under your covers. It can also blow air into your covers, but more on that later. The important detail is that BedJet can blow the ambient air at floor level in your room, which is usually at least moderately cooler than what’s under your sheets after you’ve had your body warming things up for a bit, making for a delightfully-comforting method of keeping cooler at night. However, BedJet can also deliver warm air under the sheets, making for an amazingly cozy experience on cold nights. Even more usefully, you can program the BedJet to deliver different temperatures and intensities of air over the course of the night, so you can fine tune the perfect sleep experience. Give mom the gift of the most comfortable night’s sleep she’s ever had!


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Aera Smart Diffuser

Aera Smart Diffuser
Suggested By: Ken Denmead
Mfg: Aera
Price: $200
Purchase: Aera Smart Diffuser

The Aera isn’t just a glorified heater, warming up scented oils so they flood into the air. The hardware is a bit more sophisticated than that, breaking infusions into a much finer mist that is dispensed at cooler temperatures so that it diffuses over the space in a room more evenly. The result is far better coverage and a far more subtle aroma in any given space. Plus it’s programmable and you can run it via your mobile device.


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By Audio Tecnica

ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Suggested By: Ken Denmead
Mfg: Autio-Technica
Price: $149
Purchase: ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Give mom the gift of great sound this Mother’s Day with these headphones, considered to be one of the best pairs you can get at the price, and perfect for elevating someone to the next level of sound quality after years of earbuds. As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. Now, the ATH-M50x professional studio monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, with the added feature of detachable cables. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals. Link takes you to the wired version, but a wireless Bluetooth version is available, too.


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Doctor Who TARDIS Coffee Press

Doctor Who TARDIS Coffee Press
Suggested By: MAJK
Mfg: A ThinkGeek / GameStop exclusive
Price: $39.99
Purchase: Doctor Who TARDIS Coffee Press

This Officially-licensed Doctor Who Tardis French Press will thrill your coffee-loving Mom. Like the tardis the coffee flavor of French Press coffee is bigger than it looks. She’ll thank you for this Whovian treat especially on those days when she doesn’t want to fire up the coffee maker for one or two cups of coffee.


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Geode Gems Bath Bomb Set

Geode Gems Bath Bomb Set
Suggested By: MAJK
Mfg: A ThinkGeek / GameStop exclusive
Price: $19.99
Purchase: Geode Gems Bath Bomb Set

There is nothing like cracking open a geode and uncovering the cave of jewels within. It’s like finding buried treasure inside a rock! These geodes are different, though. They’ve already been cracked open, which means you don’t have to find a hammer or wear goggles. And they’re for your bathtub!
Well, technically these might be nodules since they don’t currently have a hole at their center, but once you drop one in your bath, it will! Watch as the bath bomb “rock” that formed around the crystals melts away in a colorful, swirly haze.


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Quell Pain Relief

Quell Wearable Pain Relief
Suggested By: Anton
Mfg: Quell
Price: $245
Purchase: Quell Wearable Pain Relief

I was skeptical when Quell pitched this product to me, but after discussing it with my wife we decided she should give it a try. She suffers from severe back pain related to a spinal cord injury, and can’t usually sit or walk for long. She showed the device to her neurologist and they were intrigued and explained the science around how it (and a TENS) work and how they condition the brain to ignore some signals. She’s been wearing the device for about a month now and has seen significant changes in her pain levels. She can now sit in the car for 2-3 hour trips with minimal pain, and is walking a lot more. The Quell app includes a fitness tracker that counts steps and activity. In the last month she’s gone from a couple thousand steps to 5,000 steps and more.

I don’t think this will work for everyone, but they do offer great support and a 30 day guarantee if it doesn’t work for you.

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