The Selfie Toaster
Does mom think you don't visit enough? If so, she can now get your smiling visage on her toast every morning with Hammacher Schlemmer's funky toaster, which uses custom heating inserts crafted from a submitted head-shot photograph. If it's going to be late, might as well be as good as this! $69.95, Hammacher.com
This great Knucklecase for iPhone is the the fashion accessory for rad moms. Sexy, part punk and part techno glamour. $80, Knucklecase.com
A Smart Coffee Brewer
With this newest version of the Keurig coffee brewers, which comes in Pantone's 2015 color of the year, marsala, the Keurig K450 can now detect what type of coffee you're making (literally reading the K-Cup info), can brew a whole carafe, and allows you to customize the controls (yes, an auto on/off function). There's a color touch display and finally, strength control. $169, Keurig.com
Is her computer mouse stuck in the '90s? The Mycestro Wearable Mouse is a super cool mouse that sits on your index finger and lets you control your cursor with regular hand gestures. You simply hold the side with your thumb and any finger movements will be translated into mouse action (Mycestro only reads finger movements when your thumb is on the thumb pad). With three buttons and a scroll capability, you'll be able to move your cursor without taking your hands away from your keyboard. (Sorry, not for southpaws right now; so far it's only available for right-hand use.) $149.99, ThinkGeek.com
Perfect for Beach Bunnies
Is the hot mom in your life actually your baby mama? Here's a perfect way to make sure she shows off that beach body this summer with this cute Simple Sarong. These towel-meets-sarong combines clever placement of buttons and buttonholes with fun patterns (like Brighton Beach, pictured here) in soft terry and velour. For moms on the go, they're the perfect addition to her summer. $48, SimpleSarongs.com
Chocolates for Mom
Research is showing that pure chocolate packed with cacao is an antioxidant heavyweight, buf if you're allergic to soy and dairy as my niece is, finding a good chocolate is challenging. No more: I'm in love with Pascha Allergen-free Organic Dark Chocolate, which comes in in bars (the coffee is TDF), chips, and spreads, and has no peanuts, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, wheat, gluten, rice, or sesame. It's dark, luxurious, and just a tad bittersweet -- I'm still surprised at how great it tastes.
Self-Protection With Bling?
Lots of women ditched pepper spray long ago because the black/camo cases made us feel like we were carrying hand grenades to work. But with this cute new Bling Sting, you get a rhinestone-covered carrier and matching keychain, packed with the usual potent self-defense spray. Comes with cute names like Reality Star, Hot Mama, and Golden Girl (at left). $22, BlingSting.com