The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
I love to cook. I make dinner from scratch about five nights a week. When Best Buy asked us to pick our preferred Mother’s Day gift from a list, based on our personality type, I knew that my personality type was Foodie mom (included in the other options were “fitness mom”, which…I wish, but no). Best Buy had a number of gifts on the “foodie mom” list that turned my head; the KitchenAid Ultra Power Tilt-Head Stand Mixer just about made me drool. But I actually already have a KitchenAid mixer that I’ve had for ages; my only excuse for getting a new one would be that mine is boring white and they come in SO MANY pretty colors! Yes, I’m shallow.
The Dash Greek Yogurt Maker was also intriguing. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a yogurt maker! How cool! But if I’m honest, it’s just as easy to buy Greek yogurt – that stuff is EVERYWHERE these days – and the yogurt maker would probably go the way of my bread maker and ice cream machine, both of which are…around here somewhere.
The 8-bottle wine chiller also turned my head. How nice, how elegant it would be to have eight bottles of chilled wine on hand at all times! It would be great for entertaining…but as cool as it sounds it’s a solution to a problem I don’t really have; I usually find plenty of room, even in my crowded refrigerator, for the 2-3 bottles of wine I have on hand most of the time. I don’t think I know enough people that I’d want to entertain to justify eight bottles of wine. The chiller would be great for someone with a bigger family or wine collection, or someone who entertains a lot, though.
Finally, I settled on two gifts (because I’m greedy!) that I’d love to have, and which I think would make my cooking experience more enjoyable. They are the Samsung 22″ Class LED 1080p HDTV and the Rocketfish Under-Cabinet Mount For Most 13″ – 22″ Flat-Panel TVs. I have long wanted a television in the kitchen, and ever since I saw those TVs that mount under the kitchen cabinet I have coveted one. It’s not that I need to have a TV on at all times, but there are times when I’m watching a show and know I need to get up and, say, start the salad. I’ve been known to drag the chopping board and bowl and veggies into the living room so I can work in front of the TV and finish my show at the same time. It’s not an ideal solution; it can be messy and isn’t exactly efficient. If I could just flip the TV on in the kitchen and finish my show while I work in there, I’d save time and it would make the experience of preparing a meal that much more enjoyable and relaxed.
Check out the rest of my “foodie” gift list below:
- Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 16GB
- Mini Jambox Wireless Speaker
- iPad Air Defender Papaya
- KitchenAid Ultra Power Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
- Cuisinart Griddler
- Smart Oven Convection Toaster/Pizza Oven
- Oster Waffle Maker
- Hamilton Beach set and forget slow cooker
- Cuisinart Food Processor
- 8 bottle wine chiller
- Ninja Blender
- Breville Juicer
- Samsung 22″ Class LED 1080p HDTV
- Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-Speed Hand Blender
- Keurig special edition
- Rocketfish Under-Cabinet Mount For Most 13″ – 22″ Flat-Panel TVs
- Dash Greek Yogurt Maker
Best Buy actually have a number of products available for all types of moms on their gift list at a number of price points. These come with a low-price guarantee and Best Buy offers free shipping on all orders over $35.
Best Buy is also offering a 20% off coupon for Misfit Shine Products. This Misfit Shine line is an elegant activity monitor that you can wear anywhere designed to inspire people to become more active, and encourage people to set goals for how much they want to move in a day and complete them.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11th. What is your Mother’s Day Greatest Gift Pick at Best Buy?
Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting two Mother’s Day Twitter Parties on Friday May 2nd at 12:00pm CST and Wednesday May 7th at 7pm CST . Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great products. Tweet #GreatestMom with your favorite Mother’s Day Gift ideas from Best Buy.
*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Jennie has contributed to Imperfect Women since its inception in 2009. She writes about politics, celebrity news, and anything else that catches her interest.