This won’t be another endless list of cutesy iPhone cases or talking kitchen thermometers for the “tech-savvy” mom; these tech gifts are for the moms with a true love of technology who already know their way around the back-end of a Roku and don’t need lessons in syncing their Bluetooth speakers with their smartphone. Get your gadget-gifted mom the best tech has to offer this Mother’s Day.
Gifts For the Audiophile
Whether it’s music, TV or movies, moms want quality sound. Make sure she can rock out whenever, wherever with the best in audio equipment at the best prices.
JBL J88i Over-the-Ear Headphones
Comfortable and stylish, these headphones double as a mic, so Mom can answer her iPhone while these babies are still plugged in. Originally $149.95, the J88i are on sale for $19.99, which is kind of a big deal, especially for the quality of these headphones.
Samsung HW-J8500 Wireless Soundbar
This soundbar not only has a subwoofer and excellent sound quality, it can be used with multiple devices in multiple rooms with a simple app. If she happens to have a curved Samsung TV, this’ll fit right in with it. On the pricier end of things, this soundbar is on sale for $1,299.99 (originally $1,699.99).
Alienwave Waterproof Wireless Speaker
The primary use for this is as a shower speaker, which is definitely something I can get behind. I HATE leaving my phone outside the shower to blare through the curtain and hope I can understand the quieter bits of songs I’m wailing to. As a little gift, this is a great convenience for the mom who likes to sing in the shower or hang poolside with her tunes.
Gifts for the Gamer
If you’ve got cash to burn for Mother’s Day ($799, to be exact), set fire to it with this VR platform. The Vive not only takes over your senses, it takes over your whole room, turning it into an infrared playground for whatever game you’re playing. Any gamer mom is going to LOVE the experience the Vive provides, and she’s especially going to love being on the cutting edge of VR and gaming tech.
For the PC gaming momma, the Steam controller is a great way to play all her games without having to worry about keybindings or changing her console controller’s sensitivity for every new game. Only available through the gaming platform giant, the Steam controller is a great gift for the mom who games.
New Game Release
Has your mom been holding off on a big game purchase for some reason? Make her Mother’s Day with an “Uncharted 4” pre-order or snag her a copy of “Battleborn” for her chosen platform.
Gifts for the Futurist
ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat
A smart home is a happy home, and any mom who’s into futuristic tech wants a smart home. If she hasn’t started her transition into the Jetsons’ lifestyle yet, help her out with this smart thermostat that will keep track of when she’s at home or out and about and save her some money on her power bill.
Swagway X1 Hoverboard
They don’t really hover, but they are pretty sweet. If your mom loves to be on the cusp of new technology, definitely get her a hoverboard so she can travel in style. But maybe check your local laws to see if she can actually use the thing on the sidewalks.
Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D Printer
Maybe your mom’s the techie and DIY type? This 3D printer will help her keep ahead of her crafting goals and can be controlled from her smartphone. Expensive? Yes. But feeling like you’re living in the future is totally worth it.
Gifts for the On-the-Go
Help Mom stay organized and keep her iPhone in her pocket with the Apple Watch. If your mom doesn’t have an iPhone, there are tons of other wrist wearables to go with any smartphone.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Bundle
A hundred and one blogs will declare “Moms love pictures!” and suggest you buy her a photo book, but your mom knows her way around the dark room, whether it’s digital or an actual, physical dark room. Get your mom a camera upgrade if she hasn’t done it for herself already, and I promise you’ll be her favorite.
Cell Phone Upgrade
It may or may not be time for your mom’s cell network sanctioned line upgrade, and we’d recommend waiting until it is before you shell out for this gift if you’re looking to save money. There are tons of new phones to choose from, so it might be best to let your mom figure out what she likes before you go buying one for her.