What Are You Getting Your Gearhead Mom for Mother’s Day?
Chocolate tools, real tools, scanners, toy cars… let’s hear your ideas.
Mother’s Day is coming up, so please plan to at least give your sweet mom a call. Extra points if you already got a card for her. Triple points if you’ve already arranged for a gift. You’ve got two weeks, so let’s make it count. For those of you with a mom (or are married to a mom) who is a wrencher or enthusiast, there are some good gift ideas out there.
I also want to collect some ideas from you, so let’s hear it: what are you getting the gearhead mom in your life for Mother’s Day?
If you’re going complain about Hallmark holidays and lament the commercialism, this is a good time for you to step away from your device. I’m a mom and I have an awesome mother, so I’m all in for celebrating.
What I’d really like to get my mom is a Jaguar F-Type in British Racing Green because she loves them. I don’t happen to have an extra $90,000 or so in my bank account, however. (Sorry, Mom; she still loves me.)
One of our sibling sites BobVila.com published a list of gifts for mechanics, and at the top of the list is a chocolate wrench. Chocolate plus automotive tools is a win for any mom who likes both. Don’t get that for me, though, because I don’t like chocolate unless it’s in a cookie. Yes, I know that’s weird.
For moms with an entire shop of her own, take a look and see if there is anything she needs to have replaced or would make her work easier, like a new mechanic's creeper, some new gloves, or updated tools. Even if your mom isn’t a wrencher but likes to know what's happening with her car, a new OBD2 scanner is a great gift because she can help diagnose a problem before she takes it to the mechanic.
Let's hear your ideas: what are you getting your mom?
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