9 Pampering Products for Mom's Breakfast in Bed
Make sure Mom starts the day right
Mom deserves a day off, and we have just the items you need to make it happen. Here are 13 affordable products to serve your mom a luxurious breakfast in bed this Mother's Day. From a heated tray to keep her breakfast warm to a laptop as small as a clutch, these items are sure to have Mom oohing and ahhing all morning.
Need to transport Mom's bacon and eggs, but afraid they won't be piping hot by the time you reach the bedroom? Or want to serve her a chilled fresh fruit platter? This stainless-steel tray from OGGI solves both problems. It can keep food either hot or cold by way of a heat-sensitive gel core, which allows dishes to stay at the desired temperature for up to two hours. To heat food, place the tray in an oven for up to six minutes. To cool, place in the refrigerator for up to two hours. The tray is 14 inches in diameter.
About $33; Amazon
Help Mom wake up to one of her favorite things—you! Store more than 1,000 photos of you, your siblings, and pets in this 3½-inch digital-frame desk lamp. It can be filled via a computer or any digital media card and also features a calendar and clock. Its LED bulb virtually never needs replacing.
About $48; Sears
Mom will be able to sit up and enjoy her breakfast in comfort with this lounger that fits right into her bed. With the ability to adjust to almost any incline and a removable lumbar pillow, it can be tailored to Mom's specific needs. The cotton cover is removable and machine washable. Built-in pockets store reading materials or remote controls. The Superior Comfort Bed Lounger is perfect for the mom who needs a bit of rest and relaxation this Mother's Day weekend. It measures 22 inches high by 25 inches wide by 21 inches deep. Additional covers in black, green, natural, or navy come at $45.95 each.
About $150; Hammacher Schlemmer
Is Mom usually a bit too warm? This ingenious little fan will help solve the question of how low to set the thermostat, eliminating battles with freezing family members. The slim, black unit, which is installed at the foot of the bed, houses two 12-volt fans at the bottom and has an adjustable deflector bar that pushes out warm air and redirects cool air between a fitted and flat sheet. A remote control allows Mom to control the device while lying in bed. It is 18 ¾ inches tall, 11 inches wide, and 3½ inches deep.
About $100; Brookstone
Make Mom a custom cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa this Mother's Day with the Keurig Mini Brewer. At 11 1/8 inches tall, 10 inches deep, and 7 inches wide, this individual brewer fits virtually anywhere there is an outlet. It heats about 8 ounces of water in 3 minutes and then brews just like regular coffeemakers. This machine comes with 10 k-cups (the company's containers of individually packaged beverage mixes) of a combination of coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. An optional filter allows you to use Mom's favorite brew. The coffee brewer comes in red, white, and black.
About $100; Keurig
Wedging this pillow at the foot of the bed, Mom can sleep without feeling all wrapped up. The 17-inch-wide, 8-inch-deep, and 9-inch-tall cushion keeps the weight of the sheets off her feet. It also allows the sheets to stay "tucked in" and preserves the look of a freshly made bed even after a full night's sleep. It weighs about 16 ounces and has a removable outer cover.
About $35; Foot Free Pillow
For the mom who needs a little tension release, this temple and eye massager is just the ticket. The remote-controlled massager has three timer settings for a 5-, 10-, or 15- minute massage. The air-bag pressure setting gently expands and contracts around the eye sockets; the heat compression setting stimulates blood flow, relieves eye fatigue, and soothes sore muscles around the eye sockets; and the vibration setting can be set to percussion, kneading, or rolling massage. While the massager works its magic, its built-in speakers play nature sounds to encourage relaxation. It runs on four AA batteries or can be plugged in.
About $150; Breeze
You've already put a stamp on your mom's heart, so why not her toast? The I Love You toast stamp lets you tell her how you really feel in a creative way. Simply press the easy-to-clean plastic stamp onto a piece of fresh bread, remove it, and slide the toast into a toaster, and set it on dark. Once the toast is done, the message (one stamp says Good Morning while the other says I Love You) will appear ready to be brought to Mom's bedside.
About $6; Amazon UK
Mom gets a gentle wake up with the Peaceful Progression Wake Up Clock. The clock's 30-minute wake-up cycle begins with soft glowing lights that slowly get brighter, followed by the release of one of four aromatherapy scents—Energy, Morning Café, Stress Relief, and Lavender. At 15 minutes, one of six nature sounds are generated, including songbirds or ocean surf. A beeper sounds when it is finally time to actually get up. The clock is 7½ inches high, 5¼ inches wide, and 6¼ inches deep.
About $100; Hammacher Sclemmer