Most moms, in a way, are long-distance moms. But some distances are farther than others, and those miles can feel palpable (especially after the past couple of very difficult years). Whether she lives across state lines or on another continent, a thoughtful gift will of course remind Mom of you whenever she turns to it, which is always the next best thing to being there. To help you find that special something, from gadgets that’ll make FaceTime sessions easier to mementoes that’ll remind her of good times you’ve shared, we’ve rounded up 24 gifts (many we have written about before) for every type of long-distance mom, no matter where she may be.
For the mom who FaceTimes you every day
For the mom who emails you every day
Blue-light-blocking glasses are thought to help prevent headaches and migraines that come with too much screen time. If mom has been Zooming and FaceTiming with you more than ever before, she might appreciate these stylish tortoiseshell frames, which are also “the most comfortable pair of blue-light blockers out there,” according to Amazon reviewers.
For the mom who sends you TikToks every day
This superlong, ten-foot charging cable is one of our most reliably life-changing gift recommendations, and it means Mom’s Instagram and TikTok sessions will never have to end.
For the mom who doesn’t do Instagram
If she’s lucky enough to be off social media, here’s a digital frame that will keep mom up-to-date with family photos — you and your siblings can contribute images through an easy-to-use app.