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Need a Mother’s Day Gift? These 10 Gadgets Are Perfect Choices!

Brent Dirks Updated 03-05-2019

It’s always tricky to find the perfect gift that’ll show how much you appreciate your mom. Thankfully, there are a ton of great devices and gadgets out there that’ll make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.


We’re highlighting products that will help mom, or anyone else you know, use the power of technology to make everyday life just a bit easier.

1. Amazon Echo

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The best smart home controller on the market, the Amazon Echo, can interact with a whole host of lights, thermostats, fans, switches, and locks with simple voice commands. And that’s just the beginning. Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, has tens of thousands of skills that can make everyday life easier.

Without ever having to use her hands, mom will be able to order a pizza, play cricket sounds, add to the family’s grocery list, or juggle the family calendar. The voice commands are simple to learn, even for the most technophobic moms you know. And it’s also a great Bluetooth speaker that can play music from a wide range of streaming services.

2. Tile Pro

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It’s pretty much a fact of life; our keys and other smaller items will eventually get lost. But the Tile Pro makes that stressful situation a whole lot more bearable.

The Tile Pro is a small Bluetooth tracker that is designed to fit on a keychain or other item you want to keep track of.

If the tracked item ever disappears, just open up the companion smartphone app. As long as the tracker is in range (approximately 300 feet), it will beep loudly. The Tile Pro itself can also find your phone, which definitely could come in handy. The user-replaceable battery can last for up to a year.

As a nice touch, the Community Find feature will allow other apps users to search for your tracker anonymously. If it is ever found, you’ll receive the last known location information.


3. Fitbit Charge 3

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Instead of a smartwatch, the Fitbit Charge 3 is an inexpensive and easy-to-use way to track daily fitness goals. Along with step tracking, the slim band constantly tracks your heart rate to measure daily calories burned. Water resistant up to 50 meters, the band can also automatically recognize different exercises like runs, swims, and more.

And when the day is done, it will also automatically track sleep. A built-in battery provides up to seven days of power before needing to recharge. Using the app, users can customize what notifications they can see on the band from their smartphone.

Fitbit Charge 3 bands are available in a number of different sizes and colors. If you want a more in-depth look at the company’s best fitness tracker, check out our Fitbit Charge 3 review.


4. Drop Kitchen Connected Scale

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Even traditional kitchens are moving towards the future thanks to technology. And the Drop Kitchen Connected Scale can help turn even the least experienced cook into a gourmet chef. Compatible with both Android and iOS devices, the corresponding Drop Kitchen app offers hundreds of step-by-step interactive one-bowl recipes. That makes cleanup simple.

During the preparation process, the scale will automatically make sure you’re adding the right amount of ingredients. The system can even work on the fly to customize each recipe to make fewer portions or swap out ingredients.

For more experienced cooks, this device can function as an app-connected scale to improve measurement accuracy and ingredient tracking.


5. Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth Headphones

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The Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth show that you don’t have to pay a bundle for a pair of comfortable and nice sounding headphones. The on-ear headphones use Bluetooth to connect to a wide variety of different devices including smartphones, tablets, and more.

A built-in battery can provide more than 30 hours of music playback on a single charge while the collapsible design helps make the headphones easy to bring along while on the go. The microphone allows mom, or anyone else, to make handsfree calls or interact with smartphone assistants like Siri. There are a wide variety of different colors to select from.

To find out more about the headphones, take a look at our review of the Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth.

6. Mophie Powerstation Plus

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No matter how much technology continues to improve, it always seems our smartphones are on empty before the end of the day and need a charge. The Mophie Powerstation Plus can power up most iPhone or Android smartphones while on the go. And best of all, there’s no need to bring a charging cord.

Available in four different colors, the battery pack sports a built-in cable with a micro-USB and Lightning connection. The 6,000mAh cell can charge most smartphones more than once. There is also an additional USB port so users can charge more than one device at the same time.

7. iLife A7

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Doing household chores doesn’t have to suck, especially when a robot vacuum can take care of cleaning your floors. One great choice is the iLife A7.

You can control the Wi-Fi-enabled device from anywhere using your cell phone. And it gives mom, or anyone else in the house, the ability to put their feet up and watch while the robot gets down and dirty. Made for almost any type of flooring—including carpet, tile, and hardwood—the vacuum uses special laser technology to scan the room and plan a quick and efficient route.

When we reviewed the iLife A7, we found it to be the best all-round robot vacuum on the market.

8. Kindle Paperwhite

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Everyone enjoys getting lost in a good book, and the best place to start reading is with Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite. Squarely in the middle of the Kindle lineup, the Paperwhite offers the best value for money. The six-inch, 300dpi display is flush with the surrounding bezel for a clean look. And now that the e-book reader is waterproof, it’s a perfect companion for a bath or at the pool.

With Audible integration, users can also pair Bluetooth headphones or a speaker to listen to audiobooks. Buyers can select from an 8GB or 32GB version of the reader with a built-in and adjustable backlight.

Kindle users can access Amazon’s huge selection of e-books and the Kindle Unlimited subscription service.

9. LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb

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Along with saving money thanks to lower energy costs, the LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb paints any house with light.

The bulb can display more than 16 million different colors and all temperatures of white. Unlike other smart lighting systems on the market, you won’t need the extra complication of adding a hub.

The bulb also works with a dizzying array of other services including IFTTT, SmartThings, Nest, and others. By using these bulbs throughout the house, Mom can control the lights using a voice command with an Amazon Echo device, Apple’s Siri, or Google Home.

10. Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2

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Like most of us, mom probably has thousands of pictures stored on a smartphone or tablet, never to be seen again. But the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 can bring some of those memories to life. The portable printer uses the hugely popular Instax Mini film that is available with a wide variety of different borders and other customizations.

You’ll connect any tablet or smartphone to the printer via Wi-Fi and print photos using the companion app. It just takes 10 seconds for the print to finish. The app can also print images from Instagram and Facebook accounts. Thanks to a built-in battery, you can start printing wherever you are.

Make Mom’s Life a Little Bit Easier

No matter mom’s experience level with technology, she is sure to appreciate the help from these easy-to-use gadgets.

From finding the keys to taking care of chores and everything in-between, these perfect gift ideas should make any mother smile.

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Related topics: Amazon Echo, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Home Automation, Mother's Day, Smart Home, Smart Lighting, Wearable Technology.

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  1. dragonmouth
    May 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    First I would have to buy a smartphone for my Mom.

  2. dvous
    May 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    " making their lives a little easier!"

    Just who are you buying the gift for - your mother or yourself?

    My experience of most mothers is that they are not usually tech savvy, and probably unaware of the new Internet of Things paradigm that all of these devices are part of. Furthermore, what happens to it when it breaks, fails or becomes disconnected, and you are not around to fix it for them?

    My opinion of IoT is that it's a solution in search of a problem, because in a lot of cases it justsadds a layer of unnecessary complexity to systems that were perfectly adequate previously!

    • dragonmouth
      May 8, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      But just think what IoT means to the economy! An entire new industry created providing thousands of new jobs, now and in the future. Zillions of dollars spent on keeping up with the latest trends and on buying the latest devices. After all, doesn't everyone want/need and Smart Corkscrew or a Smart Garbage Can? If it wasn't for IoT thousands of hackers wouldn't have something to occupy their time.

  3. likefunbutnot
    May 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Please don't buy an Echo. Buy three Dots. Or two Dots (one for mum and one for dad?) and two sets of upgraded speakers. The Echo really isn't worth what it costs. It's an unexceptional speaker and the primary function is contained in the $50 product is identical to the $180 one.

    I'm actually a big fan of Philips Hue lighting. There's a wider variety of products that work with Hue than Lifx. I kind of hope that at some point there will be an open standard for internet lighting, but I'd rather buy in to the system that has more bulb options. It's a bit of a disappointment that we have to choose one system or the other, just as we do for personal assistants and content delivery platforms.

    • Brent Dirks
      May 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      I disagree somewhat about the Echo speaker capabilities. While it's not perfect, I think it compares nicely to other non-connected models in the same price range. And having everything in one package is convenient.

      • likefunbutnot
        May 11, 2017 at 12:40 am

        Almost any $50 speaker set will offer better sound and more importantly, offer actual stereo sound, something the Echo definitely doesn't have.