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Mother’s Day Gifts for Car Loving Moms in 2021

wall-art with "MOM'S" written across a heart with a yellow background.

In lieu of getting her a new car, how about helping her spruce up her current drive?

Mom is endlessly busy, when she isn't working she's commuting from errand to errand in her trusty car. Why not get her something to make life easier in her mobile office?

By The Editors

Wed, May 5, 2021 11:00 AM PST

Moms are superheroes. They can do just about anything with the exception of flying (which would make their jobs much easier). So, rather than soaring above congested roads on their way to work or picking up kids from piano practice, moms get stuck in traffic jams like the rest of us. Therefore, cars can be a haven of stress and frustration, especially for moms. This Mother’s Day, consider gifting her something to alleviate some stress in the car. I’m certain it would help.

Happy Mother’s Day! PC: @karolinabobekbobek
If your calligraphy and heart-drawing skills aren't up to par with this creator, do like most - whip out your wallet and show your appreciation with stuff instead.

A Remote Start System For Her Car

Summer is coming, and soon it will be sweltering. Hopping in your hot car after it’s been baking in the sun is one of the worst 5 minutes of your life, especially in SoCal. Remote Start can dissipate that humid heat with a click of a button, replacing it with refreshing, cool air. And, it works for the colder months as well! These are easily installed at nearly any dealership or window-tint/audio shop, or you can order one yourself and install it on your own! Either way, a remote start system will save your mom from yelling at the air conditioning to work.

Satellite Radio Subscription

Sometimes, free radio just doesn’t cut it. What if your mom wants to tune in to something… a bit unconventional? Maybe she’s in the mood for Celtic Women, Whitney Houston, or some nostalgia courtesy of Aerosmith. Satellite Radio makes choosing music easy without commercials. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is quite affordable as well, with plans starting around $10. Let your mom enjoy belting out some classic lyrics!

Wireless Charging Station image from Amazon
Wireless Charging Station. Image from Amazon

Wireless Charging Station

If you’ve never fumbled with your phone’s charging cord in the car, only to have it fall into the ‘crack of death’ (the space between your seat and the center console), you haven’t experienced true aggravation. Eliminate that risk and frustration by getting your mom a wireless charging station; we found this one on Amazon for roughly $20. Make sure to verify that your mom’s phone has wireless charging capabilities first. If so, a wireless charging pad is a great way to ensure mom’s hands are both on the wheel!

Scents (or not)

Whether your mom likes her car to smell like a summer beach, apple pie, or that new car smell, there are a plethora of options for you to choose from. These eco-friendly California Scent Fresheners will do the job and come in all sorts of choices. On the flipside, maybe getting rid of existing smells is something your mom would like better. In that case, try this charcoal air purifying bag, which will absorb any unwanted smells, leaving the car smelling fresh without overpowering her nose.

Photo of Headrest hooks - a product on Amazon
Headrest hooks. Image from Amazon

Headrest Hooks

My mom’s biggest complaint about cars is their lack of purse space. Now, I manage to keep all my necessities in my back-pocket courtesy of a nice folding leather device, but that’s beside the point; I agree that there isn’t much space for a purse. The solution to this problem? Headrest hooks. Capable of holding 44 pounds, these hooks are secured by the headrest legs, and can carry your purse, grocery bags, or anything else with handles.

Car Washes

Nobody likes a dirty car, whether it’s on the inside or the outside. Make mom’s car cleaning worries vanish with some car wash passes! Detail shops usually offer package deals, so do some research to find out which package works best for her.

Car Wash PC: @tuomasnylund on Unsplash
Wash your mom's car!

Better yet - spend some time WITH YOU MOM - and then go outside and wash her car. Not only will she enjoy your company she'll probably enjoy her clean car even more, knowing that you did the cleaning.

A Quality Drive

Maybe you’ve wanted to spend some more time with your mom, so get her something that you both will enjoy. Pre Covid we'd suggest taking her out for coffee, a dinner, or a trip to the mall. However, let's go with something more car-centric (and Covid-safe(er)) - Go on a cruise! Take roads neither of you have ever been on. Catch up on her life, see and experience things she has yet to see or do. Maybe go for a hike? There are so many memory-makers you can experience with each other, but the important part is spending quality time with her.

Remember, its Mother’s Day. She deserves something to help make her chaotic superhero days a bit more manageable!

wall-art with "MOM'S" written across a heart with a yellow background.
We are assuming that the creator of this art is using the apostrophe to refer to his or her mom's heart..? Either way, it's a great work of wall art.

Editor's Note: This article was first published by Collin Morgan in May of 2020. We've updated it for our new site and with some new ideas woven in there - in time for Mother's Day 2021.

This article was compiled by the editors of LACar.

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