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This $12 No. 1 bestselling solar bird bath will leave Mom's heart aflutter — and it's over 30% off

Moms are the best, and they deserve the best gifts. If your mother enjoys the outdoors and appreciates the delicate beauty of birds, what better gift is there than a bird bath? More specifically, a solar-powered bird bath fountain. It only needs a little bit of sun exposure before it begins blasting water into the air, giving all of your flying friends a chance to wash off that sky dust.

(For even more ideas, check out our roundups of the best Mother's Day gifts for every budget and the best last-minute Mother's Day gifts to shop now.)

This pump has enough power that it can spray water almost 28 inches into the air. Birds will love it — just be prepared for many delighted chirps. 

$14 at Amazon

At over 30% off, this matches the best price we've seen this year. It's also one of the most affordable options on all of Amazon, with most other fountains starting at $17 and going up from there.

Running water makes for an attractive feature in any space, and this fountain pump will spray water high into the air using nothing but solar power. You don't need to plug it in anywhere; just place it in the bird bath, and after about three seconds it will begin spraying water. It doesn't store energy, so it may be somewhat less effective on cloudy days.

There are also six different nozzles that you can swap out for different water patterns, so you can mix things up from time to time. If you keep it in the middle of a properly-sized bird bath, you won't lose a lot of water over the sides. It will minimize the amount of refilling you have to do. That said, you should clean it every so often to prevent the pump lines from clogging — the company suggests doing so at least once a week.

bird bath fountain in a bird bath, spraying water up to hummingbirds
Splish splash, they were takin' a bath! Mom will enjoy the feathered fun this bird bath will bring to her garden. (Amazon)

With over 7,900 five-star reviews, a lot of fans have added this touch of whimsy to their birdbath.

Despite concerns over sun exposure, fans say this fountain works well even with indirect light. "I have a bird bath with a shallow basin and only 1/2 day of direct sunlight. My concern was that I did not want to have stagnant water that could attract mosquitoes. This solar fountain pump works great. It even works at lower capacity using only reflected light when the bird bath is in a shadowy part of the day."

Another bird-watcher said, "This little thing is beautiful. It aerates the water and the birds love it."

It isn't limited just to bird baths, either. "I bought it for my neighbor's koi pond but he put it in his pool. It sprays water about 3 feet in the air. He loves it."

One fan said it can be a little noisy. "I love them! I have one in my front and back garden. Only downside is they make a sputtering noise when they’re not in full sun."

Another shopper warned that it might actually be too powerful. "I found that they have too much power for my small birdbath. I put a half-inch square of electrical tape over one of the solar collectors and wait and watch. If the spray is too strong, I put another piece on. it usually takes three pieces."

All Mom's cares will fly away, with the relaxing sounds of a bubbling bird bath — and happy chirping birds — in her yard. 

$14 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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