Mother's Day Gifts to Make Car Time Fun

Mother and children driving in new car

Practically everyone knows that being a mother is a full-time job. In fact, a recent study conducted by Welch’s found that a mother’s work is equivalent to a 98-hour work week — so technically, being a mother is two and a half full-time jobs.

On top of everything else they do, moms spend a good amount of time carting the kids to and from school, extracurricular activities and everything in between. And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, purchasing a reliable vehicle as a gift for Mom might be a good idea.

But if she already has a quality ride, these ideas could work:


  1. Sunglasses: Because who doesn’t enjoy a nice pair of shades? Not only will it protect mom’s eyes from sun glare, she’ll also look super cool.

  2. Hands-free calling, wireless radio adapter: Since moms are multi-taskers by nature, getting her a hands-free Bluetooth device (if her car isn’t already hands-free) can make her drive easier and safer.

  3. Car detailing: We previously recommended car detailing for a Valentine’s Day gift — the same applies for Mother’s Day. Since chauffeuring kids around every day can inevitably result in spills and stains, most moms will probably appreciate a good car detail.

  4. Spill-proof/Self-heating travel mug: Drinking coffee while driving can be a bit of a doozy — and also dangerous. Not only can coffee spills create hard-to-remove stains, they can also burn the heck out of your lap if you’re not careful. Which is why a spill-proof/self-heating travel mug is the perfect choice for any mom who likes hot coffee on-the-go but not on her car’s upholstery — or lap.

  5. Wireless backup camera: If your mom happens to be driving a car without a backup camera, you may want to consider getting her a wireless one that can be installed in her car. Most can be paired with her smartphone so she can watch streaming video of what’s behind the vehicle while driving in reverse.

  6. Remote car starter: There’s nothing like getting in a car when it’s already warmed up—especially in the winter months. What mom wouldn’t love that? A remote starter will allow her to start up her vehicle from up to 1000 feet away with the click of a button.

  7. Key finder: Every driving mom has lost her car keys at some point or another. And since searching for your keys at the last minute is no fun, you can save Mom the stress by giving her this handy little lifesaver. She’ll thank you for it!

  8. Car purse hooks: Usually if the passenger’s seat is occupied, she puts her purse in the backseat. But when the backseat is occupied, where does it go? Most likely on the floor, which is not the best place for it. But not to worry, a simple car purse holder should do the trick.

What are some other Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms who may spend a lot of time in the car?

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