With so many people staying safer at home, with various quarantine orders and lockdowns, the popularity of backyard birding has exploded. Help mom enjoy this hobby even more with a fun backyard birder starter kit with the following items:
Get mom started with attracting birds to her yard with a feeder. An elaborate feeder system might be overhwelming; a simple feeder like this one can be hung from a tree. This affordable feeder is weight-activated to keep larger birds and especially squirrels away from the food without having to worry about purchasing a separate squirrel baffle or installing a pole system.
This is a highly-rated window feeder that sticks with the use of strong suction cups. Wary birds might take longer to find using this feeder safe, especially if it is in a high traffic area, but getting close-up looks at birds with a window feeder like this one is hard to beat.
Mom will need something to fill the feeder. Note that different seeds will attract different birds. Some birdseed sellers even offer regional blends suited to attracting birds in different areas of North America. If you're not sure what to get, this general bird seed blend should be good for a start.
The amount of different binoculars on the market can be overwhelming. This sturdy and affordable pair from popular brand Bushnell is very highly rated. They have 10x magnification and have a near focus range of 25 feet, which should be good for most backyard situations.
There are a lot of different bird field guides from which to choose. Roger Tory Peterson practically invented the modern field guide so his books make a fine choice for beginners. Note that you'll need to pick the right guide for your intended range (ie where mom lives). The linked book here is the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America. Make sure to pick up a western guide if that's what you'll need.
Get this set of functional and safe outlet covers for mom -- they're like perpetual nightlights right where they are needed most. The subtle lights point downwards. They can be placed on outlets close to the floor to provide safe lighting in dark conditions. They are also available when they are needed -- the on board sensor turns the lights on or off as needed based on ambient lighting conditions.
This is a pack of 10 outlet covers with attached LED lights. These awesome nightlight covers are very easy to install -- simply replace your regular outlet covers with these LED light plates. The energy efficient lights use very little energy and are typically less than 10 cents to run in a year.
This is a unique gift idea for Mother's Day. Using a portable in-home soothing sauna like this one is a great way to relax and reduce stress. Other benefits of steaming in a personal sauna like this may include the release of toxins through sweat.
This special sauna comes with a chair to use inside and a remote control unit to adjust temperature and time of use.
Simply set up the mobile spa with the chair and steamer with water inside, step in, and zip it up. The sauna is made of waterproof fabric to prevent heat loss when in use. Add herbs or essential oils to enhance your relaxing steam spa session.
When you're done with your steaming sauna, the spa folds up for easy storage or travel.
This is an adorable set for a new mom about to celebrate her first Mother's Day along with her infant child. The set includes a women's cut t-shirt and a baby onesie, each with the same darling design that reads "Our First Mother's Day".
With this gift purchase you'll get two clothing items: one for mom and one for the baby who made her a mom. The design on both garments is black text that reads OUR FIRST MOTHER'S DAY. The sentiment is accompanied by a pair of drawn heart shapes holding hands.
This darling Mother's Day gift set is available in a variety of color combinations. Mom's shirt can be gray, pink, or white. Baby's romper can be gray, pink, blue, or white. A selection of size combinations are also available to accomodate a variety of mom sizes and baby ages.
This pretty and soft throw blanket makes a fantastic gift idea for mom. The sentiment on the blanket can be personalized with a message in a lovely oversized font.
This comfortable throw blanket for mom is made of soft polyester with a smooth printed side with a floral motif and space for your personalized message. The other side of the blanket is a faux sherpa texture which is so cozy and warm.
This is a fun graphic shirt with a common sentiment: World's Coolest Mom. The text for the word COOLEST is done in an icy blue font for a new take on this familiar phrase.
This "World's Coolest Mom" t-shirt is shown here in Navy blue in a comfortable unisex cut. You can also get this shirt in a more fitted women's cut. Other colors are available: Royal Blue; Baby Blue; Dark Heather; and Heather Blue.
This beautiful freestanding soaking tub is made of quality high gloss acrylic, reinforced with resin and fiberglass. The tub hardware is made of brushed nickel. This luxury freestanding soaking tub makes a fantastic pampering gift for mom!
This beautiful soaking tub is designed for comfort, with spacious dimensions that are both deep and wide. The shape is ergonomic to accomodate a variety of body types. The freestanding tub is easy to install and easy to keep clean and maintain. The surface is scratch resistant and stain resistant with a beautiful high gloss finish.
Safety features include a slip resistant bottom. This is a highly rated bathtub that moms will love to use for a relaxing soak!
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This fun novelty lock from Ben & Jerry's is made to fit over a pint of ice cream and keep it safe from others! The lock is funny but also functional -- perfect if "someone" can't keep his or her hands off of your hard-earned ice cream!
This is a funny gift idea for moms who love their ice cream! This is a combination lock with a three-key code (the lock comes pre-programmed and the code cannot be changed). The lock works by clamping around your pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream rim and then clamping down with a separate piece over the lid. When the lock is in place, the lid cannot be removed in the usual way.
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This beautiful scent diffuser was made in Grasse, France, and will fill your home with the appealing scent of Orange Blossom. With this purchase you'll get 6.7oz of diffuser perfume in a decorative bottle and a set of 10 rattan sticks.
This is a highly rated scent diffuser set that makes a wonderful pampering gift for mom. The scent is diffused into the air through the sticks. This is a long-lasting way to add subtle pleasant scent to your home or room.
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This is a simple gadget to add to any standard bathroom faucet to have your own drinking fountain. The small hardware is installed between your faucet and the aerator and can be added without any hardware.
Having a drinking fountain at home is convenient for so many reasons. The highly rated home faucet attachment makes taking pills easy, lets users drink without having to contort under the faucet, encourages drinking water for both people and pets, and makes taking water easy for the elderly and the young, whether brushing teeth or taking medicine. This is a fun gift idea for mom -- the hardware comes ready to attach and can be done with ease.
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