10 nifty gifties for moms over 50 — starting at just $6

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Get creative this year. (Photo: Amazon)
Get creative this year. (Photo: Amazon)

It's almost that day of the year where you really need to (wo)man up — Mother's Day is on May 8! You better show the love or the quintessential guilt trips will abound. Moms over 50 are the real deal — they've been around the block and they want something practical. Translation: Your days of Hallmark cards and grocery store flowers are over. You better bring it.

Not to worry — below are 10 unique and pragmatic gifts your wise mother really wants. And they're easily obtainable with Amazon Prime. Amazon will give you free shipping on all these items. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies to two-day shipping on many items. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here.

Pro tip: Amazon actually has an entire section devoted to women over 50 here. We recommend you don't wait until the eleventh hour, however, or somehow that mom spidey-sense will kick in and — she will know. Best get clicking...

Rechargeable Hand Massager with Heat

White hand massager on a woman's hand
Have her say bye-bye to arthritis pain. (Photo: Amazon)

This Rechargeable Hand Massager with Heat targets pressure points with a kneading massage designed to relieve arthritis, numbness, and fatigue. Infrared heat adds another level of therapy, warming the muscles and joints and increasing circulation. Rechargeable, it works for 4.5 hours at a time (and it's usable while charging). If your mom spends a lot of time on the computer, sewing or doing anything that may fatigue her hands, this is a smart gift.

This lightweight and portable device has nearly 2,000 perfect ratings. Users love this little gadget. Says one pain relieved rater: "I noticed my hands have been going numb by working remotely. All this typing....I thought I'd give this a try. It really helps a lot. There are varying levels of compression plus two heat levels. I love how this is battery operated and rechargeable."

Give the gift of wellness!

$60 $70 at Amazon

Garden Kneeler and Stool

Green garden stool/kneeler with green garden gloves.
Save her knees! (Photo: Amazon)

This Abco Garden Stool is the support she needs while weeding and planting. Sitting or kneeling, the stool will save her back, knees and overall health with its soft EVA foam padding. The handles create a brace, so she can lower to the ground or stand up with the right support. It holds 300 lbs, but weighs only 6.7 lbs, so it can easily be toted around the yard. Plus it folds for easy storage or travel and comes with this handy little tool pouch and gloves, so she'll be ready to get out there and prep that spring garden. Save over 30% on this handiest of gardening tools.

This user is a true believer, "I have had both knees replaced (TKR = Total Knee Replacement) about 1 year ago. The Garden Kneeler is the FINEST help in getting up and down in the middle of a room/workshop/garden/yard following TKR!!!! After using one for 8 months, I ordered two more; one to keep in my Chevy Tahoe ALL THE TIME and one to give to a special friend who had partial knee replacement."

$47 $70 at Amazon

Quirky Candle Mug

White candle mug
A laugh for mom and a nod to how cute you are. (Photo: Amazon)

Here's another cute, goofy gift that will bring a smile to her face — and it's two gifts in one! This charming, non-toxic candle mug, made of all-natural soy, will relax mom after a hard day. Lavender oils emit just the right fragrance to calm and soothe. After 60 hours of burning, just wash the mug in hot water and it'll becomes her favorite way to enjoy her hot beverage of choice.

$17 with on-page coupon $23 at Amazon

Furry Memory Foam Slippers

Pink slippers
A hug for mom's tired tootsies. (Photo: Amazon)

If your mommy, auntie or grandma is plagued by boo boo feet — sensitivity, diabetes, arthritis edema, neuropathy and plantar fasciitis to name a few — these LongBay Women's Furry Memory Foam Slippers are the answer. A super-warm faux fur lining accompanies a memory foam inner sole to cushion and support swollen tired feet. The durable outer sole provides non skid traction for safety, and best of all, they're adjustable — with modifiable closures on top, they will hug her feet just right.

This five star reviewer says, "They are the most practical and safe slippers for after knee surgery. Or for anyone who need expandable slippers. The hook and loop closure allows adjustment and provides warm comfort to swollen feet. I purchased this for mom who had knee surgery. Recommend this product 100%. You made our lives easier. Thank you Amazon!"

$22.50 $36 at Amazon

Adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe

Gray Adidas sneaker
Walking on clouds. (Photo: Amazon)

The name says it all: Cloudfoam. Yes please! If your mom is tooling around the neighborhood running errands or just plain running, she will appreciate the comfiness of these Adidas Women's Cloudfoam sneakers that have collected fans by the thousands. Lightweight and easy to wear, they'll be her go-to on the daily. Plus they're $10 off right now.

This fan is happy as a cloud: "If they can survive a trip to Disneyland and an everyday shift at an ER then I’m sure they can survive an apocalypse..."

Another this shopper brings up a nice selling point: "Once the laces are tied, you can easily slip them on and off! Don't be afraid to try these!"

$60 $70 at Amazon

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat

Black back massager
Like a set of strong hands on Mom's shoulders. (Photo: Amazon)

Why give her a gift certificate for one massage when you can give her endless massages for a fraction of the price? The Viktor Jurgen Neck & Shoulder Massager With Heat, on sale for just $48 right now, delivers a deep kneading shiatsu massage right where she needs it — especially after a long day hunched over the computer, the sink or doing the myriad of other tasks she does to make our lives easier.

She deserves to get some therapy whenever she wants, and this neck and shoulder massager will release all of those tight muscles in her shoulders and beyond. The heat feature allows her to relax even more, permitting the kneading nodules to penetrate tired muscles.

This five star reviewer preaches truth: "I love when you can find a product that has a good value-to-worth ratio. This is definitely one of them. I can't think of any negatives unless you love stress or neck pain, because this little device will eliminate both."

$48 $60 at Amazon

Cheese Board and Knife Set

Wooden cheese board set.
For the hostess with the mostess. (Photo: Amazon)

For the moms who are constantly entertaining, hosting holidays or just putting out the best snacks whenever you're home, the Royal Craft Wood Cheese Board and Knife Set is a great gift. Her creativity in the kitchen will know no bounds with this awesome natural wood cheese board made of sustainable bamboo. It has a unique drawer inside that reveals a bevy of cheese knives, serving forks and 10 card holders for labeling cheese for a professional display. Two additional trays allow you to add a charcuterie, crudite or fruit platter, or just spread the cheese out amongst multiple surfaces for a party. This practical set is down to $40 — an amazing deal for such a beautiful spread.

A happy host says: "Absolutely beautiful, royal looking and sturdy. Can easily make charcuterie board for 10 to 15 people."

Another raves: "This board has EVERYTHING and then some! I love the drawer for utensils! I love the two extra smaller boards for the sides. I love the little porcelain cups. It has everything you’ve dreamt of for a charcuterie board. Heavy little fellow, it is. Entertaining at home with this board is a breeze. Carrying it to a party outside the home — a bit heavy. BUT it is a well made board and I receive tons of compliments on it every time I take it to parties. I bought some little chalk cards to label the different foods, as well. Definitely a keeper!"

$40 $50 at Amazon

Shower Steamers

Colorful shower steamers in a gift box
Turn Mom's shower into a spa. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether she loves baths or showers, these steamers will provide the spa-like experience she deserves. This amazing set includes all of the scents to fit her mood — energizing, relaxing and restorative. There's even eucalyptus for when she's under the weather. She'll get 10 different aromatherapy scents for every day of the month with this set of 30.

Users are raving about these steamers and their favorite scents: "These shower streamers are a wonderful and affordable form of aromatherapy for yourself or as a gift. My husband and I haven’t tried all the scents yet but so far our favorite is the rose scent. I like being able to simply unwrap a steamer and pop it in the shower indirectly under the shower stream. You want it to get a little wet so you can start smelling it but you don’t want it to dissolve too quickly so you can shower and enjoy the scent. I highly recommend this at the end of the day to wash all your worries away. My husband likes the citrus scent in the mornings to wake him up."

Another notes: "I saw these in a TikTok as part of someone’s night routine and had to try them. I got this set so I could try a variety of the steamers and I haven’t tried one that I didn’t like so far. I love the citrus, cocoa orange, rose and jasmine steamers. Whenever I use one it helps alleviate the stress of the day and helps me relax. I think I’m hooked. This is my new everyday luxury…."

$60 at Amazon

Herb Window Garden

Mini herbs in pots.
Fresh herbs liven every dish. (Photo: Amazon)

If your matriarch is a good cook, then she deserves to have fresh herbs at her fingertips. This kit makes it easy, and you'll look as thoughtful as you are savvy, since it's down to its lowest price all month.

Her windowsill will be filled with nine fragrant herbs including Dill, Basil, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Oregano, Cilantro, Sage and Mustard seeds. Nutrient-rich disks and reusable pots designed to drain perfectly make this a no brainer, even if she's not blessed with a green thumb.

Says one of the over 4,000 five star reviewers: "This is great for starters or an expert grower. It was fun to put together and I wish I could do it all over again. If you have kids you want to get into gardening get this because it makes it super fun, plus you get herbs in the end."

Even a novice can do it: "I have no experience with plants but was able to get all nine herbs to grow seedlings! I got these a couple weeks ago, most sprouted immediately, but rosemary just sprouted today. I am so impressed!"

$30 $40 at Amazon

Shit I Can't Remember: Organizer, Log Book & Notebook for Passwords and Shit

Black notebook with flowers and the phrase
In this case, you really can tell a book by its cover. (Photo: Amazon)

With over 5,000 five-star ratings, this notebook is the perfect gift for those parents with senior moments. And for $6, it's a great gag edition that's sure to get a laugh out of mom. It's filled with blank pages so she can fill it with whatever she needs from passwords to grocery lists.

This reviewer has the skinny: "If your list of websites and passwords is longer than your memory, Shit I Can't Remember is the perfect place to keep them all in one place. Birthdays, phone numbers you don't call often? With the Shit I Can't Remember blank paged journal you'll always know where to look because the title invites you to open it up and find what you're looking for. Great as a gift for someone heading 'over-the-hill' or for yourself, it's well made with plenty of space to write down all those things you can't remember."

$6 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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