Wait. What? Mother’s Day is coming up? If you’re like me, with everything going on right now, I don’t even know what day it is, and have overlooked Mother’s Day. What the heck am I gonna get my mom? Wait -- I AM a mom. How could I forget with two small children tugging at my leggings (let’s be honest, no one is wearing real pants right now). I KNOW my husband and small children haven’t even thought about this - totally tagging him in the comments as a major HINT HINT. Let’s get down to brass tacks here - this is a list of things moms actually want AND ideas of how to get it to them safely this Mother’s Day. No coffee mugs or quilt racks included.
First things first, momma’s gotta stay hydrated. Whether that’s water, or something a little harder, this is a judgement-free-zone. If you’re like me, working from home with kiddos has me ready for a glass of wine on every day that ends in Y - I said this was a judgement-free-zone, ya’ll! I recommend the new YETI wine tumblers. Perfect for keeping drinks at the temperature you want for a long time. You can use these while sipping wine on the deck or while camping - and the best part is they are opaque, which means no one will know when it’s filled all the way to the brim!
If your mom or wife likes to cook over an open flame the Lodge Camp Dutch Oven is a must-have in her cooking accessories. This thing is a game changer. My stepmom cooks a mean cheesy potato soup and a berry cobbler in her dutch oven when we all go camping. Your belly can reap the benefits of this gift. Your welcome.
You wanna go big this Mother’s Day? You haven’t been Facetiming mom as much as you know you should. Or maybe you’ve had a little too much face-time with your wife during quarantine (i mean, haven’t we all?). There’s no better gift to make up for all this than the Garmin vívoactive® 4S. Not only is this piece gorgeous on the wrist, but it’s designed with touch-screen capabilities, can track all her health stats, has on-screen animated workouts, and receives phone alerts. Plus much more, but we don’t have all day, folks. You can’t go wrong with this one.
There’s only one thing in this life I love more than my kids and husband: relaxation and sleep. That’s why my next recommendation is to buy mom a Grand Trunk Single Parachute Hammock.
Let mom put up her feet for 5 seconds and you’ve basically got this in the bag. And what’s that story about If You Give a Mom a Hammock? Oh yes, she’ll want a wine tumbler to go with it. See my first recommendation above ;)
We all know most moms come complete with a purse big enough to pack around at least two jackets, a phone, a small car and enough snacks to feed a family for five days. Go ahead and upgrade her to a Patagonia Nine Trails 28L Backpack. This is perfect for the mom that likes to take all-day excursions in the wild. With all kinds of pockets, hidey-holes, moisture wicking layers and a top-loading design, she’ll be ready for any daytime adventure - or at least a trip with all the kids to the science museum.
Lastly - you’re not a mom until you've mastered the art of tuning people out. Assist mom with these superhero skills with Aftershokz Trekz Air Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones. These headphones have open ear listening. Which means there are no wires and they use bone conduction technology to leave the ears open to hear ambient sounds. Mom can still take her early morning run and hear her surroundings. I’m sold.
Now that you’ve found the right gift, how do you get it to mom safely during social distancing. All of our Gearbox affiliates provide the option to ship to a different address than that of your billing address. Ship mom her item and jump on a Zoom call or Facetime her when the package arrives! If you live close to your mom, have the package delivered to her and have a social distanced hangout on her front lawn where you can safely be together this Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our GoWild mommas out there!
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2020 has been a year of uncertainty, but one thing remains true: Dad’s are awesome.And if your old man ever deserved a patriarchal offering, it’s amid a pandemic. Who else can break the tension of quarantine with a one-liner better than the old man himself? No one, that’s who. Here are my suggestions for the old man, as it relates to hunting, fishing and that grand ol’ dad hobby, barbecuing.