Mother’s Day is just around the corner. For all the bozos that forgot, it’s on Sunday, May 14th. Our moms work tirelessly from taking care of us in diapers all the way to guiding us through this mess called life. The biggest lesson I’ve learned from my mom is the meaning of unconditional love. We’ve all made mistakes in our life, some more than others. Regardless, moms have this uncanny ability to see through all the mistakes and support the potential in us instead. Here at deTeched, we love our moms and we think the best way to show our love is to shower them with tech gifts.
1. Fitness Tracker: Fitbit Alta HR $129.99
Fitbit is the way to go when it comes to fitness trackers. Fitbit has a large active user community, which helps make exercise fun and competitive. The Fitbit Alta HR is a slim, elegant fitness tracker that isn’t bulky on the wrist. There are many interchangeable wrist straps that make it versatile for the gym or going out with friends.
2. E-Reader: Kindle Paperwhite $99.99
Is your mom an avid reader? The Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect E-Reader to read all her favorite novels. There is no screen glare, which makes it easy to read in bright sunlight. Night time reading is possible with the Paperwhite’s built-in adjustable light. Did I mention the battery can easily last a month?
3. Tablet: 32GB iPad $329
Apple recently released the new 9.7-inch iPad. While Apple does a terrible job of naming iPads, this model is a great deal at $329. iPads are perfect entertainment devices, making it easy to watch shows on Hulu or Netflix. Apple’s FaceTime feature is a great way of keeping in touch, despite long distances. A video chat is so much more meaningful than a text or phone call.
4. Intelligent Personal Assistant: Amazon Echo Dot $49.99
With all the busy things moms have to do around the house, it would be nice to have a personal assistant. Luckily, the Amazon Echo Dot does just that. The Echo Dot has the versatility to play music all the way to controlling other smart home devices with the sound of your voice. Hands-free voice control makes it easy to make calls or send and receive messages even if your hands are tied up.
5. Bluetooth Tracker: Tile Mate $25
My mom always loses her car keys. One time she took my car out for groceries and lost my car keys. Guess where I found them. In a pair of my shoes, out in the garage. Tile Mate is a small, square Bluetooth tracker that links up to an app to keep track of all your things. Tile can send out a loud ring if it is 100 feet or closer. You can reverse the functionality by double-pressing the Tile to make your lost phone ring, even if it is on silent. Never lose car keys or wallet again.
6. Single Cup Brewer: Keurig K250 Coffee Maker $103.99
Caffeine is the lifeblood of all parents. The Keurig K250 coffee maker can brew many volumes, depending on the pods. The max that the Keurig K250 can brew is up to 4 cups. The K250 comes with Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology, which allows the coffee maker to differentiate between different pods to get the perfect cup of coffee. Reusable pods are available for those concerned about the environment.
7. Portable Battery: Lumsing 15,000 mAh Power Bank $13.99
If you grew up playing sports, chances are your mom spent most of her time on the road. Make sure your mom has a power bank to keep her phone charged at all times. Lumsing’s 15,000 mAh power bank will charge your phone anywhere from 5-6 times depending on the battery size. Three ports allow multiple devices to be charged as well. The power bank is too big to fit in your pocket, but will definitely fit in a purse.
8. Phone Case: Spigen Slim Armor CS Case $16.99
Being a mom means you’re surrounded by chaos. It seems like every mom I see with no phone case has a huge crack in their phone screen. The culprit is always their kids. The Spigen Slim Armor CS will make sure your phone is protected. There is also a card slot holder for two credit cards. This is perfect if your mom wants to go to the store and does not want to carry a purse.
9. Indoor Security Camera: Nest Cam $199
If you’re a new mom, you’re probably incredibly stressed about the safety of a newborn. I don’t know how parents keep such fragile miniature humans from getting hurt. The Nest Cam is an indoor camera that can be set anywhere to give you peace of mind. You can monitor your baby from the comfort of your phone. The Nest Cam can support up to 1080p and has a microphone to hear sounds.
10. Digital Photo Frame: Nix Advance 8-inch $79.99
A picture is worth a thousand words. Just imagine if you could show an entire album with one picture frame. The future is here. The Nix Advance 8-inch digital photo frame lets you stick a USB into the device to show thousands of pictures and videos. The Hu-Motion sensor turns the digital photo frame on when people are near and off when no one is around.
11. Health: Qardio Base Smart Scale $149.99
Trying to lose a few pounds? Monitoring your weight is the best indicator of weight loss progress. Qardio Base is a smart scale that links up to an app on your phone to give you more information than just your weight. It will also give you your full body composition such as BMI, body fat %, muscle, water, and bone mass. The automatic user recognition knows when other people are using the scale and will track every user’s information.
12. Desktop Charger: RAVPower 60W 6-Port USB Charger $20.99
Desktop chargers changed my life. I don’t know how many Apple power adapters I’ve lost in my lifetime. Having just a USB charging cable is pretty much useless if you don’t have anything to plug into. The RAVPower desktop charger allows six devices to be charged at the same time. The biggest benefit is that you only have to plug into one outlet to charge multiple devices.
13. Hygiene: Clarisonic Mia 2 $169
It’s important to remove makeup to prevent build-up of dirt and oil. I like to think of the Clarisonic Mia 2 as a toothbrush for your face. The Clarisonic Mia 2 is 6 times better than at removing dirt, oil, and makeup compared to using your hands. I’ve had friends swear by the Clarisonic Mia 2 for clearing up their acne.
14. Charging Cable: Anker PowerLine+ Micro USB $10.99
Standard charging cables are extremely flimsy. The charging cable that came with my iPhone 6S lasted about 3 months before it stopped charging my phone. With the Anker PowerLine+, you don’t have to worry about the cable breaking. The double-braided nylon exterior ensures that the cable will last 10X longer than other cables.
15. Robot Vacuum: Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum $999.99
Vacuuming an entire house is extremely tedious and time-consuming. The worst part is that right after you finish vacuuming the house, it gets messed up almost instantly. The Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum is able to clean the house on its own so you never have to worry about manually vacuuming again. The 360 eye vision will map out the best pathway to navigate and clean your house. For those on a budget, look into the iRobot Roomba 650, which costs $288.11 on Amazon.
16. Wireless Headphones: Jaybird X3 $99.99
Does your mom like to go to the gym? Wireless headphones are pretty much a staple in the gym. The Jaybird X3’s are arguably the best wireless headphones out in the market. The Jaybird X3 has an impressive 8 hours of playtime, which should get you through an entire week of workouts.
17. Instant Camera: Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 $49.99
Chances are your mom grew up with Polaroids. Instant cameras are a great way to instantly capture any moment. The Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 can take a picture and print out the picture in no time. This is a fun way to capture memories.
18. Hair Accessory: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer $399.99
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer will dry your hair quicker than cheaper hair dryers. Most hair dryers dry using extremely high temperatures, which dry hair quickly but creates frizz. The Supersonic hair dryer churns out more air, which means less heat is needed to dry your hair. Despite the increased airflow, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is still quiet, making conversation with other people possible.
19. Media Streaming Devices: Amazon Fire TV $89.99
My parents still watch cable television. I’ve shown my mom the awesomeness of Netflix and Hulu and now she is hooked. The Amazon Fire TV supports 4K Ultra HD, making your shows look crystal clear. You’ll have access to over 10,000 apps and games. The Fire TV includes Alexa Voice Remote, which will launch apps with your voice.
20. Laptop: Apple Macbook $1,299
Unless your mom is a power user, she probably doesn’t need the power of a MacBook Pro or a similar quality PC laptop. My mom wanted a laptop that was extremely light and portable. Her main use was to go on the Internet, watch videos, and check email. While the MacBook is pricey at $1299, I believe it is worth the money, especially if you are already immersed with Apple products. Apple has always done a great job at seamlessly integrating different Apple products. In my opinion, Apple products are much more user-friendly, which is important because most moms I know aren’t very good with computers.
So there you have it. 20 different tech gift ideas for the most important woman in your life. Regardless of what you get your mom for Mother’s Day, the best thing you can do for her is to give her a big, fat hug and tell her how much you appreciate her.