Since you likely spent the early years of your life tossing Cheerios, crayons and fries all over the interior of moms car, we’ve put together a list of ideas to redeem yourself – and help mom get the most out of her car and her time with it.
They’re even arranged by price for easy matching to your budget.
$0 to $50: Two hours should suffice to wash, polish, shine, tidy and protect mom’s car, inside and out. You can do it all for under fifty bucks – even if you have to pick up a new wash mitt, some Armor All, and a six-pack to enjoy during the cleaning procedures. And remember: giving mom ‘neat and tidy’ without her lifting a finger is as priceless as gifts get.
Other cheap gift ideas include a peel-and-stick ‘stick family’ for her rear window, a clip-on miniature flower vase, or a portable, plug-in travel mug to keep her beverages warm.
$50 to $300: Petro-Canada offers a ‘Season Pass’ to their drive-thru car washes for about 200 bucks that’ll let mom visit the drive-thru wash every day for 3 months. This gift will help her stay classy at the wheel all spring and summer.
Mom rockin’ an older ride? Consider a new audio deck with Bluetooth compatibility for her Smartphone. Install the deck and pair her Smartphone to it for maximum brownie points.
About $120 will get mom an all-in, one-year subscription to Slacker Radio – giving her a custom, personalized radio station she can access through her Smartphone in the car via Bluetooth streaming, at home on her iPad or anywhere else there’s an internet connection.
For a more stylish idea, check out some jewellery and accessories. And not just any jewellery and accessories – Maserati jewellery and accessories! If you can't afford that new GranTurismo Mom's always wanted, perhaps a Maserati-branded scarf, silver necklace, tote bag or purse would give her a welcomed taste of the celebrated brand's passion for style and sophistication. Jewellery, accessories and clothing options are available from Maserati's online store.
$300 to $2000: Spending a grand or two alone, or between a few siblings, opens the door on a whole slew of fantastic car-related Mother’s Day gifts. Custom wheel and tire packages, body kits, a giant stereo, in-car entertainment consoles and the like are all available in this price range.
Thinking of a high-speed bonding activity? Your favourite premium automaker likely offers performance driving schools in this price range, too. Look for some from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and others.
Money no Object: Need a gift to make up for years of terrible misbehaving and nincompoopery? Money no object? Get mom that shiny new Infiniti she’s always wanted.
And even if she’s never wanted a new Infiniti, she will-- the moment she lays eyes on the new 2013 IPL G Convertible.
It’s got 343 horsepower, a power-folding roof, and will make all her friends jealous. Plus, with actual rear seats and a comfortable but sporty ride, said jealous friends can come along on a road trip. Get back in mom’s good books, and she may even let you drive it.