Finding good Mother’s Day gifts isn’t that hard. After all, it’s mom we’re talking about. We’re sure that whatever you decide to buy will be good enough for them.
However, if you really want to give mom something that she’ll never forget, you’ll need a gift that is better than good. You’ll need the kind of gift that’s both completely unexpected and exactly what she wanted. In other words, you’ll need the perfect piece of technology.
Sure, some flowers or a card are always nice, but moms everywhere are just as interested in technology as you are. So stop looking for that gift that seems like something only mom would love and take a look at our guide of tech gifts for mom that you probably wouldn’t mind receiving either.
There was a time when a good set of speakers were bulky, pricy, and complicated. If your mom remembers those times, bring her into the modern-age with the HomePod.
The Homepod is a remarkably small speaker that is capable of filling a room with rich sounds. While it’s not quite as versatile as devices like the Amazon Echo, it does feature some built-in Siri features that allow you to request certain types of music or specific songs. Plus, the sound quality of this speaker really is amazing.
Intuitive, sleek, and incredibly well-designed, HomePod is a guaranteed hit gift.
If your mom doesn’t have a 4K TV, then it’s probably safe to go with another model of Apple TV. However, this is the latest and greatest version of one of Apple’s best devices.
Apple TV 4K does exactly what it says it will do by serving as a 4K compatible media streaming device. That’s not mind-blowing in and of itself, but then you factor in the fact that Apple TV has been one of the most versatile and user-friendly media streaming devices for years now, and you start to realize just how desirable this device is.
Help mom join the legion of cord cutters by getting her an Apple TV.
Setting up a smart home is difficult and expensive. However, it’s entirely possible to get some of the benefits of a smart home for significantly less with help from this one device.
Basically, the Kasa plug allows you to turn just many home devices (such as a lamp) into smart devices. With the help from a companion app, it’s possible to control whatever is plugged into the Kasa remotely.
The only problem is that you might get so used to enjoying your smart device that you’ll have a hard time going back.
Does your mom have to take care of some younger siblings or maybe babysits some kids in the neighborhood? Jiobit may just help her keep up with the little ones.
Jiobit is essentially a GPS tracker for children. You simply put the discrete device somewhere on the child and keep track of where they are using the included app. Along with being able to track multiple people at once, the app can even learn what the most common routes a child takes is and alert the parent if there are any major deviations.
This is an exciting gift for any mom that still has little ones to look after.
You don’t realize how much you need a good pair of headphones until you actually hear the difference between them and those convenience store earbuds. That’s why you should consider getting a pair of AirPods for your mom this year.
There’s a bit of a debate at the moment concerning whether or not Apple’s AirPods are really worth the Apple premium, but there’s no denying that they are a fantastic set of earbuds. Completely wireless, these earbuds produce some surprisingly great sound and are much more comfortable to wear than they may initially appear to be.
Overall, it’s hard to go wrong with these earbuds as a gift…if you can find them.
Does your mom love using her smartphone to take pictures but misses the days of having a physical photo collection? The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Smart Phone Printer brings back those glory days with the best of modern technology.
The Fujifilm Instax Share allows you to turn the image files on your iPhone into physical pictures. You simply use the device’s app to find photos on your phone and then print them out via the device. Printing only takes seconds, and the device’s interface couldn’t be simpler to use.
This is a wonderful piece of nostalgia that is surprisingly well-made.
You’re probably tired of having the Tile recommended to you as a tech gift, but the fact remains that it’s still one of the best budget gifts out there for just about anyone (including mom).
Tile is a very small square device that serves as a kind of universal tracker. Hook it to your keys, your wallet, or anything else you’re scared of losing, and you can use the Tile app to find whatever Tile is hooked-up to. You can also use the Tile device itself to page your phone.
At under $20, Tile is an affordable piece of tech that always makes a great gift.
There’s no shortage of portable charging options out there, but if you’re looking for a charger that doesn’t sacrifice functionality for a slight bit of style, then we highly recommend the Moshi Ionbank 3K.
The Mohsi Ionbank 3K looks like a little leather wallet. What it really is, though, is a stealth charger for your devices. It comes with a built-in lightning cable tucked into the interior. Meanwhile, the SmartSense circuitry is capable of charging the device and your phone at the same time. It even promises to extend the battery life of your phone.
It’s hard to imagine someone who wouldn’t love getting this as a gift.
The idea of a “smart” notebook probably sounds like a joke, but believe me when I say this is one of the best gifts you can buy.
The Rocketbook Everlast Notebook note only allows you to wipe a page clean and essentially use it as an infinite notebook, but it even comes with a companion app that allows you to upload your notes to the cloud. Yes, it really does work, and yes, it’s as cool as you think it is.
The Rocketbook Notebook is cheap, cool, and genuinely useful. Again, it’s pretty much the perfect gift.
For the moms who already own an IPad, the Apple Pencil may be the perfect accessory.
The Apple pencil is lightweight and is the perfect writing instrument for scribbling, annotating, editing, and sketching. It is a perfect tool to help mom be more productive (jotting down notes and ideas, marking up emails) and more creative (painting and sketching). The pencil charges using the lightning connector on the iPad. 15 seconds of charge will give you 30 minutes of use. A full charge time of 10 minutes would provide 12 hours of usage.
At under $99 USD, this is a wonderful tool which mom will appreciate.
Fashion and Decoration
If you’re looking for an even more fashionable charging option that your mom is sure to love, then you need to think about buying an Everpurse this Mother’s Day.
The Everpurse is a surprisingly good-looking and versatile purse that so happens to also be a wireless charger. Yes, you just put your iPhone inside of the purse’s charging SmartPocket, and it immediately starts charging your phone.
Available in several designs, Everpurse is one of those inventions that you can’t believe actually exists and works nearly as well as it does. Yet, this device is very much the real deal.
You need a good dock. You may not think that you need a good dock, but until you’ve used one for awhile and then try to go without it, you probably don’t realize just how valuable one can be. So far as good docks go, it’s hard to do better than the Alldock.
The makers of the Alldock insist that they design furniture and not gadgets. That’s a pretty accurate description of these brilliantly designed docks that hold a variety of devices and look very good doing it.
Most docks look horribly out of place in many homes, but the Alldock fits right in.
We all love our parents, but when they buy cases, they tend to but the kind of cases you might buy if you think that you’re going to drop your phone off of a mountain and into a pit of lava. What your mom needs is a phone case with a sense of style.
The cases from Zazzle certainly have style. Zazzle’s custom cases are engineered to appeal to a variety of personal styles. You can even turn some of your old baby photos into a phone case if your mom is particularly sentimental.
Not only are these cases great for mom, but you might end up getting one for yourself.
Digital photo frames have fallen in and out of popularity in recent years. There was a time when the idea of a classic photo frame that could display multiple digital pictures was all the rage. Since then, the market has cooled just a bit.
However, Nixplay’s frame is good enough to get you excited about the idea again. This incredibly easy-to-use digital frame lets you display multiple photos as a slideshow or just display a static image of your choosing. The frame’s HD playback also ensures the photos look as beautiful as possible.
If she doesn’t already have one, we can guarantee your mom will love this frame.
Is it too early to call Apple News+ a gamechanger? Maybe, but this subscription service is poised to change the way we read magazines and publications.
Apple News+ allows you to access articles from hundreds of publications and enjoy them in a brilliantly modified digital format. It doesn’t feature all of the content included in these publications, but it does include some of the best.
Maybe it won’t completely replace your mom’s favorite magazine, but it will give her access to so much more for so much less.
If your mom is like most moms, then she’s the undisputed ruler of keeping the family together and making sure that everything gets done and that everyone is on schedule. That’s why she needs the Cozi app.
Cozi is a management app, but it’s specifically designed to appeal to families. With features like a family calendar, a recipe box, chore lists for multiple members, and much more, it basically feels like the digital version of things that most moms keep in their heads anyway.
That’s why this app is so perfect for mom. It makes her life easier after she spent years doing these things to make your life easier.
We don’t care if you’re a mom or just another shopper, you’re absolutely crazy if you’re not hunting down the best deals. While coupon clipping used to be a unique mom trait, the wealth of information out there means that you should always be looking for a better price.
ShopSavvy helps you wade through that wealth of information to find the best deals. It’s a barcode scanner that is capable of reading most barcodes and QR codes in order to compare the price of that same item across multiple locations in your area as well as online outlets.
With built-in coupons and much more, moms – and shoppers – everywhere will be able to save with this app.
There’s something about the garage/yard/stoop sale that just never goes away. Even with all the online options available, people still like putting some of their old stuff out there for interested shoppers to browse.
VarageSale allows you to host your own digital garage sale that combines the best of physical sales with the conveniences of online outlets. It lets you take pictures of items you want to sell and post a brief description of them. You can even review interested shoppers to make sure they’re reliable and browse items other people are selling in your area.
For the mom that’s ready to let go of some of the things clogging up that basement, this app is a must-have.
With more and more people becoming interested in cooking at home – and food in general – there’s never been a better time to thank moms everywhere for probably being the person who first got you interested in the taste of truly great homemade food.
What better way to thank them than by sharing Yummly. Yummly is a recipe app that is absolutely loaded with food and drink recipes from across the world. It even uses your preferences across various top recipe sites to curate recipe selections you may not have seen before.
In other words, this app is a great way to subtly hint that you’d like your mom to cook you another meal.
You really should call your mom more. Actually, since this is the modern age, you really should e-mail your mom more at the very least. If you really want to make sure that there’s no way you can ignore mom’s e-mails – no matter how “mom” they may be – then we recommend giving her the Timyo app.
Designed for professionals, Timyo is an e-mail app that allows you to set when you’d like to receive a reply. It also lets you create schedules based on certain messages.
Sure, it might be a little annoying for you, but just think about how much mom will love knowing that you will get back to her.
Have you already found the perfect tech gift for mom? Be sure to share it with us and your fellow shoppers in the comments below.