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Alright, folks, Mother’s Day is right around the corner (it’s this Sunday if you haven’t checked yet)! But you don’t have to spend too much on something that Mom will love thanks to the deals and sales many retailers are having for the holiday.
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To help you shop smarter (like Mom wants you to do), we take time vetting the top deals and offers from Amazon as well as other popular retailers. Not only do we test top products, but we look at price histories and customer reviews to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. This Wednesday, you can find incredible deals on travel mugs, AncestryDNA, soundbars, and more that make great gifts for Mother’s Day or yourself (don’t worry, we don’t judge).
1. A popular travel mug at its lowest price
Whether you prefer coffee or tea as your morning caffeinated drink, you’re going to want to sip it from a good travel mug—and this one from Contigo is one of our favorite travel mugs. It kept our drinks hot up for to eight hours thanks to the double-walled vacuum insulation. Plus, it’s basically spill-proof with its patented Autoseal technology, and it’s sleek, stylish, and comes in a variety of luxurious colors. Right now, you can get the 20-ounce size in sleek matte black for the lowest price we’ve ever seen and less than the 16-ounce model. It can hold a ton of coffee, and you can assure it will actually stay hot in this travel mug.
Get the Contigo Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 20 oz, Matte Black at Amazon for $15.65 (Save $4.35)
2. A string trimmer to take spring cleaning outside
As part of the Deal of the Day, Greenworks is discounting pressure washers and lawn tools like lawn mowers, string trimmers, and leaf blowers, making it a great time to invest in tools to keep your curb appeal in tip-top shape this spring. Greenworks also makes the best string trimmer we’ve ever tested, and right now you can get an upgraded model for its lowest price. This one is 14-inches, has 40V of power, and is cordless, which makes it easy to chop down those hard to reach spaces of your lawn.
Get the Greenworks 14-Inch 40V Brushless String Trimmer at Amazon for $149.99 (Save $70)
3. The most popular DNA test kit at its lowest price of the year
Everyone’s a little curious about their actual heritage. Even though your mom says her entire family hails from Italy, you must be wondering if she’s actually correct. To solve your (or her) ancestry woes, you can get AncestryDNA for $40 off and its lowest price of the year—just in time for Mother’s Day.
We love this DNA test kit because it has more than 10 million users, so AncestryDNA can pinpoint your heritage to more than 350 regions and you have a higher chance of being connected to a long-lost relative, which Mom would honestly love. You can also get the DNA kit with its new Traits feature for just $20 more at any time. The DNA test kit is also on sale at Amazon for $10 more.
Get the AncestryDNA testing kit at Ancestry.com for $59 (Save $40)
4. Lowest price ever: Our favorite essential oil diffuser
Essential oil diffusers not only help make your home smell incredible, but scents like lavender might just help even the most stressed out mom calm down. Innogear makes the best essential oil diffuser we’ve ever tested, and right now you can get it for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. We really love that it has a larger than average water reservoir so it can run longer—up to 9 hours continuously or 11 hours on the intermittent setting, meaning you can have good scents in your home all day long.
The small size, slim design, and multi-color light options make it even more eye-catching. Plus, a lot of our readers have also been snapping up this set of six essential oils to enjoy with their diffusers, which is also at its lowest price (just $10!). It includes lemongrass, peppermint, orange, eucalyptus, lavender, and tea tree scents.
Get the InnoGear Upgraded Aromatherapy Diffuser for $12.47 (Save $3.50)
5. Black Friday price: Our favorite affordable soundbar is 25% off
If you find yourself constantly cranking up the volume on your TV to actually hear what’s going on, it might be time for an upgrade. Thankfully, you don’t have to buy an expensive new TV to do so, and a great soundbar can transform the sound of your TV at a more reasonable price. The Polk Audio Signa S2 is the best soundbar under $200 that we’ve ever tested because it packs improved sound and a sleek look into a reasonable price point.
It also has Bluetooth (naturally), different modes for movies, music, or night audio, and three different “Clear Voice” settings to make TV show and movie watching more enjoyable. Right now, you can get it for just $149 at Amazon, which is $50 off and matches its Black Friday price, making it a great time to seriously consider upgrading your TV’s sound.
Get the Polk Audio Signa S2 at Amazon for $149 (Save $50.95)
6. Save up to 70% at Wayfair’s outdoor sale
Now that the weather’s heating up, you might be thinking about the current state of your patio. If it needs a major update, don’t worry, Wayfair’s got you covered with their huge outdoor sale. Right now, you can save up to 70% on outdoor dining sets, outdoor rugs, lawn accessories, backyard games, and more. While Wayfair may have various sales going on throughout the year, this one is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your outdoor entertaining space, or help give Mom the dream patio she’s always wanted.
Shop the Outdoor Sale at Wayfair
7. Lowest price ever: The Kindle Paperwhite
If your mom is a major bookworm, then you should definitely gift her with the latest Kindle Paperwhite, which now has twice the amount of storage and is waterproof. It’s the best e-reader we’ve ever tested because of its incredible interface and easy-to-read screen. Right now, you can get it for $40 off, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen by $10. I recently purchased one and I love how easy it is to use. Plus, every-so-often you can find a sale on popular Kindle titles, meaning you can fit Mom with a few books with the extra money you’ve saved.
Get the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite at Amazon for $89.99 (Save $40)
8. A French press for better coffee at a low price
Let’s face it: We all probably spend too much money at our local Starbucks. But as most coffee snobs will tell you, the best tasting cup of coffee actually comes from a French press, and you can save money by making it at home. Right now, you can save even more of your morning coffee with this by OXO, which is the best plastic French press we’ve ever tested and is at its lowest price. We liked this French press because it’s spout has a filter to keep grounds out and its place, so even the most accident-prone won’t be able to shatter it.
Get the OXO Venture French Press Coffee Maker at Amazon for $15.99 (Save $4)
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