Tell the truth: How likely is it that you’ll be trolling the aisles of your local grocery store on Mother’s Day for an inexpensive bouquet or a box of chocolates? Don’t get caught with no gift in hand. There’s plenty of time left — Mother’s Day this year is May 17 — to buy your mother something that will make her feel honored and pampered.
The smart bet is on something you can buy with your PenFed rewards credit card, so your gift rewards your budget as well showing your appreciation for your mom.
Honor and appreciate your mom
The write stuff At heart, Mother’s Day is about family. Help your mother preserve and share her unique insights and perspective into your family’s common experience with a family journal. This life story journal helps your mother write down her life experiences, keep track of family relationships and share hard-won wisdom. $30 from Uncommon Goods
Fresh, sweet water Drink to Mom’s health by giving her a water bottle infuser. This reusable, BPA-free fruit infusion system makes it easy to turn plain water into a refreshing mint or fruit infusion — an inexpensive, natural treat your mother will appreciate every single day. $12.99 from Amazon
Good looks and great function Heavy handbags are a drag, and mothers have to schlep around a lot of mom gear. Give her an accessory that works hard to earn its place in her bag: a lighted compact mirror that also charges her phone. This mirror has normal and 3X magnifying mirrors with vanity lighting plus an on-board battery that can quickly charge her smartphone. $29.50 from Amazon
Effortless home-cooked meals Who has time to cook when there’s Instant Pot? It’s so much more than a pressure cooker: it’s a rice cooker, slow cooker and even a yogurt maker. If your mom enjoys home-cooked meals but could use a little extra time some days (don’t we all?), Instant Pot can give her just that. $99.99 from Amazon
A library at her fingertips Here’s that thing about mothers having so much to carry again. Your mom can carry an entire library with her with a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. She’ll even get free books, if she’s an Amazon Prime member. A step up from the basic e-reader, the Paperwhite has better screen resolution and a backlight that lets Mom read inside, outside, in the light or in the dark. $119.99 from Amazon
Flying fingers No more pecking at tiny keyboards or using remotes on TV-screen text boxes with this colorful, compact multi-device Bluetooth keyboard. This universal keyboard lets your mom type comfortably and conveniently on any Bluetooth-enabled computer or device that support external keyboards (with HID profile). The portable, compact design is easy to carry wherever she is at home, work or on the go. $28.99 at Amazon
To Mom! Toast your mother with this set of two stemless aerating wine glasses. Pouring her favorite wine aerates it as it cascades through the glass. Mom will enjoy sipping seven ounces of aerated wine at the end of a long day. $55.95 from Amazon
Artisanal handmade goods Check Etsy’s gift ideas for Mom, where you’ll find the perfect picks for moms who love pets, foodie moms, jewelry lovers, grandmothers, adoptive moms and stepmothers, mother-daughter fashion and more.
Make it yourself Look up the best DIY ideas for Mother’s Day on Pinterest, then head to the crafts store to stock up on supplies. You have plenty of time to craft something original and personal for your mother this year.
Pay with PenFed and save
Why pay cash for your purchases when you could be earning rewards as well? Buying Mother’s Day gifts using your PenFed rewards card gets you more for your money. You may be surprised how much of a difference such a simple move can make if you’re consistent throughout the year.
Already have a PenFed rewards card? The perfect Mother’s Day gift might already be waiting for your selection at the PenFed Rewards Redemption Center. Points earned with the PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature® Card or the PenFed Premium Travel Rewards American Express® Card can be redeemed for store and restaurant cards, designer handbags, electronics, travel packages and more — the perfect treat for Mom.
Consider the PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Signature® Card if you’re interested in earning cash back on purchases. The rewards are unlimited! Redeem them how you want, and when you want, with flexible redemption options.
PenFed’s award-winning rewards cards let you choose the rewards that make sense for your lifestyle: cash back, travel rewards, or points for your everyday purchases. Use the power of your rewards to make gift-giving enjoyable for everyone involved.
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Pricing mentioned in congruence with products listed above effective 4/17/17. Please note that prices on products can change at any time and PenFed will not be updating article to reflect current pricing.