Mother’s Day is right around the corner, do you have the perfect gift for Mom picked out yet? Instead of deferring to the same old jewelry, candle, or spa gift certificate you get her every year, consider going a different route and getting Mom something she won’t expect but would be thrilled to receive.
Falling the first weekend of May, Mother’s Day kicks off outdoor entertaining season which, in our opinion, is the best time of year. Chances are, your mom could use some new outdoor essentials to help her entertain with ease. Check out these 10 gift ideas that will make your mom want to host an outdoor party every weekend. And hey, if she invites you over for dinner more because of it, that’s just a bonus!
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There’s nothing better than circling up around a fire for s’mores and stories once the sun goes down. If your mom doesn’t already have a built-in fire pit, this classic copper option is affordable and portable, allowing her to move it whenever she changes her patio design. Add-on a waterproof cover, a package of firestarter, and you’ll be giving Mom the best Mother’s Day yet!
Durable and spacious, this bar cart is perfect for serving cocktails, storing extra food, or all of the above. In a beautiful, weathered teak finish, this is a product that blends functionality with gorgeous design — something all moms can appreciate.
Solar Powered Umbrella
If you live in a more rural area, lighting your back patio can be a challenge as night approaches. This umbrella with solar-powered LED lights solves that problem. The sun charges up the lights during the day, and at night, they illuminate your patio table so your mom and her guests can sip wine and chat into the wee hours of the night.
If your mom lives in a place with inconsistent spring and summer weather (or she just loves being outside no matter the weather) this electric patio heater can help her entertain friends and family even when the weather is being a party pooper.
Portable Wine Table
Perfect for large parties and picnics for two, this portable wine table is a lifesaver for any wine enthusiast. It easily screws into the ground, so your mom can take it with her to the backyard, an outdoor concert, or over to the neighbor’s house when it’s their turn to host.
Traffic in and out of a backdoor during a backyard gathering is the worst. Slamming doors, pinched fingers, people dropping plates because they’re trying to squeeze past each other — it’s not a pretty sight. The solution your mom needs? Our retractable screen doors by Brisa! Check out our many styles and varieties here and say goodbye to slamming doors for good.
When you’re having a lot of guests over to congregate in your backyard or patio, seating is always an issues. These swivel lounge chairs from Crate & Barrel are a stylish, versatile solution. Plus, their cushions come in a variety of shades so you can match them to your mom’s existing design.
Between citronella candles, torches, and every type of bug spray on the shelf, your mom has tried it all when it comes to mosquito prevention. Now, you can give her the gift of a mosquito-free lawn with the Mosquito Magnet. This machine attracts mosquitoes near and far and then vacuums them away so that your mom and her guests can enjoy their evening without any pesky bug bites!
An outdoor canopy makes serving food at any gathering easier and less stressful. It helps keep your food covered from bugs and the sun and provides people a cool place to flock to when they need to refill their plates. Your mom will love the gazebo-like structure of this outdoor canopy we found on Amazon.
It seems like no matter how you prepare, there is never enough ice at an outdoor party. This outdoor icemaker will solve that problem and can be installed right into your mom’s outdoor island or countertop. Talk about the ultimate outdoor entertaining luxury, having ice on demand will make your mom the best (and most grateful!) host in the neighborhood.
Take 15% off decorative door glass and Brisa screens with the code JUSTFORMOM16 on Zabitat through Mother’s Day — the home updates Mom really wants!