When you think about your mom or your wife, an image of a hardcore broad who lives on the adventurous side of life appears. She is an unyielding woman who won’t take no for an answer and always tries to one up the competition, like assassin Angelina Jolie in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Or, perhaps you see a vision of the Matrix’s Trinity: a complex, badass chic who is super into tech gadgets and saving lives.
It’s important to get the special lady in your life a Mother’s Day gift that aligns with her interests. You wouldn’t get Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in “Alien” sexy spring sandals, after all. You’d get her an alien spacecraft decoder.
To help you make the matriarch of your family feel extra special this Mother’s Day, here are just a few ideas:
Her woman crush is hunter Tiffany Lakosky and her ideal date is a jaunt into the woods to go target shooting. She would prefer a weekend camping over a few nights in Vegas any day. The outdoorswoman is easy to buy gifts for because there are a plethora of gadgets and useful tools that come in handy when in the wilderness.
Don’t get this type of woman perfume or a juicer this Mother’s Day. Get her an expedition 4-season tent, a camp kitchen or new camo outerwear for next season’s hunt. Put together a handmade survival backpack complete with a first aid kit, personal items, food supply and survival gear.
Just like you wouldn’t get the Terminator’s Sarah Connor a personalized mug and a bouquet of flowers, you should get the outdoorswoman in your life a night vision riflescope with an advanced optical system for a weekend of hunting and camping instead.
The Sports Enthusiast
She likes baseball, basketball and hockey, but she is a freak for football. Her love for her sports team sometimes seems to overpower everything else. She dresses from head to toe in gear on Sundays, and don’t even think about talking about anything else during the game — wait for the commercials, kid.
The sports fan mom can be a little verbally abrasive to the TV when the referee makes a bad call. And going to a game with her takes the experience to a whole other level. But you love her enthusiasm.
This year, get mom something she will actually use for Mother’s Day. Here are some gift ideas for the sports-obsessed woman in your life:
- ESPN Insider membership
- NFL Sunday Ticket for the upcoming season
- GoPro video camera to record the live games
- Portable grill for tailgating
- Remote controlled cooler
- Tickets to a game
- Madden NFL 15
Mom has always been on top of technology and innovation. She owns a large-screen smartphone, a Kindle, a tablet, a tablet mini, an mp3 player and a laptop. Her idol is Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Retail and online Stores at Apple. She has a ton of Twitter followers and her favorite flick is “The Social Network.”
Definitely skip the paperback section at your local used bookstore this year. She’s not interested. Instead get mom something that fits her hardcore personality.