Buying gifts for Mom can be a challenge, especially when she says “oh – you don’t have to get me anything!” Here are 10 high-tech gift ideas to show your mom you appreciate her – with every budget in mind.
Paprika Recipe Manager App – $4.99 – $19.99
Paprika is a great way to upgrade the old recipe book and is perfect for the mom that not only must cook, but actually enjoys it. You can easily import new recipes from the web, turn your recipes into a weekly meal plan and then use that plan to create a smart shopping list. Compatible with iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac. TIP: Take the time to manually enter some of her favorite recipes from the family cook book for her.
TrackR bravo – $29.99
This is a huge time saver! This device allows you to find a lost item with your smartphone, and your smartphone with the device (even when it’s on silent.) Setting it up only takes a few minutes, and the battery lasts for a full year. To make this an even better gift – get one for everyone in the family, and vow stop asking Mom to hunt for your lost keys!
Omaker Bluetooth Speaker – $22.99
While there are hundreds of quality outdoor speakers, this is my favorite. It is portable, waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and has a 12 hour battery life. Connect with Bluetooth (with an impressive 30+ foot range) USB, or AUX cable. Plus, you can’t beat the price! Regular price is $89.99, but right now it’s on sale on Amazon.
The Motorola Roadster 2 – $54.95
If Mom’s car is lacking Bluetooth, this is a great affordable upgrade option. The Motorola Roaster 2 is a Bluetooth speakerphone with a 20 hour battery life that allows you to listen to music, as well as accept calls and text messages. It also has a built-in FM transmitter for listening through the car speakers. This gift is great for a mom with anxiety about lending her car to a new teenage driver. It will give you the perfect opportunity for a family conversation about not texting while driving, and appropriate use of hands-free cell phone technology.
Sense Sleep System – $149.99
For the exhausted Mom that – even when the kids are soundly asleep – can’t seem to get a good night’s rest. The Sense Sleep System monitors movement, sound, light and temperature and gives a detailed log of your night as well as recommendations for a better sleep. It also includes a smart alarm that wakes you on time, and at the right time in your sleep cycle so you feel perfectly rested. The drive pairs with iPhone and Android.
The Parrot Pot – $149.99
This flower pot can water your plants automatically as well as send care recommendations to your smartphone. Let your environmentally conscience Mom know the makers of this product vow to plant 1 tree for every pot purchased! TIP: Take the extra time to plant her favorite high-maintenance plant.
Kate Spade Everpurse – $139.00 – $378.00
This bag has a pocket that automatically wirelessly charges your iPhone. Just drop the purse on the wireless charging pad to recharge the internal battery. Compatible with iPhone.
When all you want to do is relax and get lost in a book, tablets and smartphones can be awfully distracting. This is the premium e-reader on the market right now. It includes a beautiful leather case that recharges the device as you read giving you months of battery life. It is 20% lighter, and 30% thinner than other kindle e-readers with an improved design that fits in your hand like a book. If this model is out of your budget, check out the Kindle Paperwhite for $119.99 or the original Kindle for $79.99.
The Lenovo Miix 2-in-1 – $749
This is a tablet with all the power of a laptop – an intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256 SSD hard drive. The Miix rivals the Microsoft Surface Pro for a fraction of the price – and includes the detachable keyboard. This is great for the working mom that finds herself frequently – and abruptly – switching between work, motherhood, and personal time. Contact us to order!
HP EliteOne 800 Desktop PC – $1,100 – $1,450
This is a beautiful and powerful all-in-one desktop PC featuring a 23.8” LED HD screen, bluetooth, webcam and Windows 10 Pro. The EliteOne is fast and tidy setup that can take care of Mom whether she is working from home, designing a photobook, or streaming. Contact us to order!
intel i5 – 8 GB RAM – 256 SSD Hard Drive: $1,100
intel i7 – 16 GB RAM – 256 SSD Hard Drive: $1,450