We all know that mom who seems practically glued to the steering wheel of her car.
Whether she’s taking the kids to school, running errands, or commanding the road trip, she’s in control of the car and simply won’t accept anyone else messing with her flow. And with Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, now is the perfect time to scoop up those last few gifts to make your favorite queen of the road feel even more at ease.
If you have Amazon Prime, all of these items can be at your home in two days or less, which makes them perfect for anyone trying to scoop up a last-minute gift for mom.
Shiatsu Back Massage Cushion
Not everyone has the luxury of heated or massaging seats—so why not give mom the gift of comfort? This multi-use cushion has a back massage pad that’s designed to mimic the feel of human hands, plus a vibrated cushion to sit on. And yes, it gets nice and warm. It also comes with a cigarette lighter adapter for easy use in the car, but it can just as quickly be used in the office or on the couch.
LED Mirror Light
Everyone is guilty of checking their appearance in the visor mirror, but not every car has a light, or a light that’s actually worth using… or even a mirror large enough to see themselves in. This strap-on mirror is not only portable, but it’s lined with fill lights that are designed to highlight all parts of your face like a proper makeup mirror would. It’s great for any mom who needs that last-minute lipstick check, and you can easily remove it and use it in your home or in a hotel where mirror space is hard to come by.
Nothing tells you no one asked women about a car’s design quite like there being no safe or comfortable place to store your purse. Thankfully, some smart folks have come up with easy aftermarket solutions. These bag hooks snap easily onto the headrest to instantly provide a space to hold your purse. Flip it backwards so that it hangs over the back seat, or push it forward when there’s no one else in the front for easy access.
Or: Try a Different Storage Solution
This leather bag serves tons of purposes. Not only does it give moms a place to store their handbags, but it also has extra pockets for tablets, laptops, books, or other goodies to keep your kids occupied when you’re on the road.It comes with two hooks like those mentioned above if you want to store it directly behind the seat. You can also strap it between the two front seats if you need a barrier between you and the backseat.
Car Care Kit
There’s nothing worse than realizing you have a mess to clean up and no way to easily do it. Why not grab mom one of these adorable 17-piece car car kits? It has everything you could need to spiff up her car, from the brushes to the gels and right down to the ideal place to store everything. She’ll be able to dust the dash as easily as she can wipe down the rims. This is an especially great option if your mom loves snapping photos; she can get things cleaned up easily.
Another great alternative is to buy her some gift cards to a local detailing place if she’s not the type to do it herself!
Another great car-cleaning route? The handheld vacuum. This great option by Black + Decker is battery-powered, which means mom can keep it in her car and have it handy for use without needing a cord. Its small size is also perfectly designed for getting into all those pesky under-seat cracks and between-seat crevices.
Personal Safety Alarm
Birdie’s personal safety alarm makes a sleek and unobtrusive addition to any keychain, and it’s perfect for all women but especially for those who worry for their children’s safety as well as their own. Just press the button, and Birdie emits a loud siren sound and flashing strobe light. Both of those draw attention to you and serve to deter any attacks.
360-Degree Phone Mount
A 360-degree phone mount is a great option for anyone whose car doesn’t have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. It’s a great hands-free way to take care of navigation needs or to make phone calls on the go.
Sleek Tissue Holder
This handsome tissue holder can slide over a visor or a backseat pocket to provide instant access to tissues. My mom used to keep her tissues in her purse or in the center console, which meant she did a lot of digging around if one of us backseat passengers needed to blow our nose. We bought her one of these, and I don’t think she’s ever been happier for an item that does all the heavy lifting for her!
Give mom the gift of relaxation with these easy-to-use and super-cute aromatherapy diffusers. They pop open like a locket, and you can put a little pad inside that you then soak with essential oils. Then, they clip right onto the air vents, which pushes the scent around the car. This is a great alternative to other air freshener options.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
When my mom gets going, she can go a whole day before she realizes she needs some water. Make sure you keep mom feeling her best with a gorgeous stainless steel water bottle. Not only will her hydration feel good, but it’ll look good waiting for her in the cup holder. Thinner water bottles are also great, since they’re more likely to fit in any cup holder.
A Cute Keychain
Sometimes simple is best. My family loves exchanging keychain trinkets—it’s a really easy way to give someone a token that they can carry with them and look at every day without having to commit to jewelry or a larger item. A small keychain with a few loving words can make someone’s day all the better, especially when they’re always on the road on behalf of the family.