My mom has amassed a huge collection of jewelry, doesn’t want new clothing, and doesn’t need anything for the kitchen—but, luckily for me, she does want to upgrade her tech collection. For her birthday, in January, she asked for an MP3 player. My brother and I bought her one, and upgraded the earbuds to more comfortable ones with better sound. She recently mentioned that she wants some new wireless headphones that are rechargeable for Mother’s Day. This helps me out a lot—and works out well for me, since I work at an electronic store!
Here are a few suggestions for things that my mom (and maybe yours, too) would like for Mother’s Day:
How restful can a mother’s sleep be? I am not a mom, but I can only imagine the amount of times one might get up at night, when there is a child to take care of. I recommend the LARK Sleep Monitor & Un-alarm clock ($99) for the mom in your life, or yourself. Read my review for information on this product.
E-Book readers were really huge this past Christmas, and I think they continue to be popular gifts for both heavy and casual readers. If your mom already has an e-book reader, consider getting her a nice carrying case, like the ones from Waterfield Designs:
I have several cases from Waterfield Designs and absolutely love the quality, plus they’re made in San Francisco!
Having a connected home, including the ability for people to do more than watch cable TV on their television sets, has been really big this year. The Apple TV MD199LL/A [NEWEST VERSION] has been flying off shelves. At $99, the Apple TV has AirPlay, so you can watch movies from your iPod, iPhone or iPad, lets you watch Netflix, and TV shows and movies from the iTunes store.
For the mom who is looking to upgrade her standard point and shoot camera, or wants to have something other than her smartphone —as fun as Instagram is —DSLRs have really come down in price recently. Maybe you and a few of your siblings can get together and pool some money for a Canon or Nikon DSLR. There are so many different ones on the market, depending on what your mom needs/wants.