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10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Meeting and Event Planner Moms

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and for many sons and daughters that also means Mother’s Day shopping.  

But for those with mothers in the meetings and events industry, it can be hard to know what to get the woman who is always on-the-go. And with meeting and event planners holding the third most-stressful job in the world, many are looking for something that will promote relaxation.

Here are 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms who are also meeting and event planners. These gifts are designed to help alleviate stress for the mom in your life while also alleviating the stress on your wallet. Each of these gifts is under $100 and should be able to be delivered just in time for Mother’s Day brunch.  

Self-Heating Coffee Mug

With many meeting planner moms, their morning coffee is essential. But oftentimes meeting planners are too busy to sit down and fully enjoy their cup before it inevitably becomes too cold. With this portable self-heating coffee mug, your mom can sip warm coffee anytime she wants. The mug comes with a docking coaster that heats the mug electronically to keep the coffee warm indefinitely, and the mug is also temperature controlled, meaning the coffee will stay warm longer even if the coaster is not in use. The mug also comes with a lid so it can be taken anywhere.  

Portable Neck Fan

With summer fast approaching, it’s never too early to start thinking about ways to beat the heat. With many events taking place outdoors, make sure your meeting planner mom stays cool and comfortable with a portable neck fan. This lightweight, hands-free fan hangs around the neck and blasts cool air for up to 16 hours with 72 wind outlets. The neck fan also comes in a variety of colors, and its blade-less design means it will not mess up hair or makeup.  

[Related: 5 Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses at Outdoor Events]

Fuzzy Socks

Socks are an often-overlooked luxury item. There’s nothing like getting into a fresh pair of fuzzy socks after a stressful day at an event. This three-pack of socks is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the planner that appreciates the feeling of warm, comfy feet. The socks are also machine washable and come in a variety of colors.  

Foot Massager

Many conventions and large corporate events require meeting planners to be on their feet for hours at a time. After a hard day’s work at an event, sometimes all you need is a good foot massage. This foot massager is one of the cheaper ones on the market; whereas many foot massagers can run nearly $200, this foot massager is only around $60 and is perfect for helping your mom prepare for a relaxing post-work evening.

[Related: 9 Comfortable Work Shoes for Event Planners]

Tote Bag

With meeting and event planners always on the go, and moms always needing to be prepared for anything, a good bag is essential. This ZHMO large canvas tote bag is the perfect size for a meeting planner, just large enough to be able to hold all the essentials while small enough to not cause neck or shoulder pain from carrying it all day. This stylish bag comes in a variety of colors and has multiple pockets to store smaller items like a phone, wallet or keys.  

Hand Massager

With meeting and event planners often working long hours typing at a keyboard, hand pain can be an overlooked issue that arises when it’s most inconvenient. Your mom will love an acupressure therapy hand massaging machine that also comes with soothing heat therapy and is completely cordless. Help ma avoid wrist, finger and overall hand pain by getting her this useful massager.  

Stanley Cup

This cup is all the rage with Gen Z, and now you can make sure your mom is both hip and hydrated by splurging on this insulated tumbler water cup. Complete with a straw and the famous Stanley logo, this 40 oz. cup comes in a variety of colors and will keep drinks temperature controlled for hours. Plus, Stanley cups are dishwasher-safe, extremely durable and come with a lifetime warranty.  

Adult Coloring Book and Colored Pencils

While many people might view coloring as an exclusively childhood activity, adult coloring books are becoming more and more popular due to their calming and artistic nature. Stressful jobs like meeting and event planning often require a lot of thinking and problem solving, so coloring books are the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day of planning events. Help your mom express herself and relax with this adult coloring book featuring soothing designs that even comes with its own set of colored pencils!  

Packing Cubes for Suitcases

While packing a suitcase might be fun if you’re looking forward to a relaxing vacation, for the meeting and event planner, they’re often a boring and sometimes stressful chore that can make the days leading up to an event even more headache-inducing. Make the packing process easier with these packing cubes, able to easily fit into carry-ons and checked bags.

Electric Wine Aerator and Opener

Sometimes after a long day of attending or planning events, a glass of wine is a nice way to relax. Never let your mother struggle with uncorking or aerating her wine again with this electric wine opener and aerator set. The electric corkscrew can uncork any wine bottle with little to no effort, and the electric aerator will help elevate the wine’s flavor and easily dispense it into your favorite glass.  

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