Your mom’s not a regular mom — she’s a cool mom. She isn’t intimidated by the newest gadgets and gizmos on the market, begging for you to explain how to download an app on her phone or update her status on Facebook. In fact, she’s a big fan of tech.
If you want to get her a great tech-related present for this upcoming Mother’s Day, here are some ideas:
A Smart Coffee Maker
Moms that can’t go on without a cup of coffee in the morning usually get a ceramic mug that says World’s Best Mom as a gift. There’s no reason why you can’t go for the cheesy mug, but you should pair it with one of these devices that will make her first-brew-of-the-day a cinch.
For anyone with a hefty budget, you can get a smart coffeemaker like the Smarter Coffee 2nd Gen or the Behmor Connected to bless her kitchen counter. Using her smartphone, she can prepare her coffee exactly the way she wants it every single time.
For anyone that has a smaller budget, you can get her a Mr. Coffee mug warmer to keep her cup of joe at the perfect temperature. She can keep it at home or put it on her desk at the office. The small gadget keeps her from microwaving her drink over and over when she’s focusing on the task at hand.
If the budget is barely there, you can still take your mom’s phone and get her some coffee apps to give her all of the knowledge of a trained barista. Brewseful can give her ideal steeping instructions for a simple drip. Baristame can teach her how to make different specialty drinks. Art of Coffee can show her how to make fancy designs in milk foam. There are plenty of other options that can get her to boost her coffee game.
You would love to order an amazing smartphone and hand it to your mom as a jaw-dropping gift, but your bank account can’t handle it at the moment. Dropping a grand on a Mother’s Day present is a good idea in theory, but not exactly a good one in reality.
Why not spend much less making her phone look brand new? You can give her smartphone a quick makeover by ordering a skin. They have patterns like classic white marble, metallic gold and black leather. If those don’t pique your interest, you can check these out — there are lots of gorgeous designs to choose from.
As a benefit, a stylish skin will also protect your mom’s smartphone from micro scratches, scrapes, scuff marks and other signs of cosmetic damage. After the application, she can toss her phone into her purse without worrying about what her keys or cards will do to the screen. She can jostle it around in the bag every day and it will still look fantastic.
If you’re worried that she won’t like your one pick, get a small selection. She can always keep the others as extras.
A Robot Vacuum
Look, vacuuming isn’t a top priority for your mom. Even if she did have the time to get it done, it’s not like would be smiling through the chore. Instead of getting her a regular Dyson to push around the living room carpet, get her one of the best robot vacuums on the market — then she can take a minute to rest while the cleaning gets taken care of for her. Popular options are the iRobot Roomba 960, iRobot Roomba 690, Neato Botvac D5 Connected and the Ecovacs Deebot N79S.
A Photo Printer
Back in the day, your mom used to go to the pharmacy to get camera film developed, filter out the blurry shots and then insert them into an album. If she was feeling particularly ambitious, she scrapbooked. If your mom still likes the feel of flipping through a family album over scrolling through her Instagram feed, you can get her a photo printer to shove in her office.
According to Lifewire, one of the best portable photo printers currently on the market is the HP Sprocket Portable Printer because it’s user-friendly and it prints in vivid colors. She can customize pictures with emojis, borders, text and more. It’s compact and uses Bluetooth connectivity, so she doesn’t have to keep it at home — she can shove it in her bag and take it wherever she wants.