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Gifts For Mom: Cool Gadgets That Make Unique Mother’s Day Gifts

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, many people are scrambling to find the perfect gift. Whether your mom is a technophobe or a member of the technorati, these cool gadgets make for unique Mother’s Day Gifts. Get these gifts for mom, and be her favorite kid for the rest of the year.


1. Fitness Gifts For Mom: Jawbone UP

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(Jawbone)

There are a lot of fitness tracking wristbands out there, but the Jawbone UP has gotten top marks in a lot of device comparisons. It also has a sleeker look than many other fitness bands, which is great if your mom wants to look fashionable.

The UP has a long-lasting battery, and can be beneficial for people who aren’t actively trying to lose weight. Because it tracks your sleep cycles, the UP can wake you at just the perfect moment in your sleep cycle, allowing you to feel refreshed. Out of all the gifts for mom out there, a good night’s sleep is one of the best things money can buy.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Available in three sizes to give your Mom a perfect fit
  • Comes in six fashionable colors
  • 10 days of battery life
  • Compatible with devices running Android 4.0 or later, and iOS 6.0 or later
  • Great for tracking both activity and sleep patterns

  • Cons:

  • A little on the expensive side
  • User has to remember to press a button to switch between sleep mode and day mode
  • Some users have had bands die on them after a few months
  • No on-device display panel
  • Inputing data in the Jawbone app can be time-consuming

  • 2. Kitchen Gifts For Mom: Egg Minder Smart Egg Tray

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    (Egg Minder)

    The Egg Minder is a Wi-Fi enable kitchen gadget. This tray tracks how old your eggs are, and alerts you when you are running low on eggs.

    To some, this gadget might seem silly. If you buy your eggs from a grocery store, they already have a pretty clear expiration date on them. That being said, if your mom loves to visit farmer’s markets and get farm-fresh eggs, having this kind of egg tracker is a great way to make sure she stays healthy. This gadget is compatible with iOS 6 and above and Android OS 2.2 and above.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Holds more eggs than your average supermarket egg carton
  • Alerts you when eggs are about to go bad
  • LED on tray helps you to eat oldest eggs first, minimizing waste
  • Syncs with an app on your mobile device
  • Great conversation starter

  • Cons:

  • Not great for moms who don’t eat eggs
  • Egg Minder storage may not be enough for a very large family
  • Concept may seem silly to some
  • Limited functionality
  • May not fit other types of eggs, such as quail eggs or duck eggs

  • 3. Grilling Gifts For Mom: Ivation Long Range Wireless Meat Thermometer

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    (Ivation)

    In some families, Dad is the king of the grill. But that doesn’t mean your mom wants to be left out of the fun. With prime grilling season just around the corner, this wireless meat thermometer is great for BBQing. Your mom will love it because she can sit indoors where it’s cool, and observe the thermometer from the comfort of her favorite chair.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Wireless, works from up to 300 feet away
  • Alerts you when temp is over your desired setting
  • Works at temps up to 572°F
  • Cute design
  • Backlit design lets you use the device at night

  • Cons:

  • Food probe wire limited to six inches, this may be too short for some mammoth primal cuts
  • Probe wires are only heat resistant to 716°F
  • Runs on batteries, which must be replaced over time
  • Can be less accurate on thinner cuts of meat
  • Some user reviews indicate probe reports temp higher than it actually is

  • 4. Tech Gifts For Mom: Gorilla Gadgets Uhuru! 2800mAh External Portable Battery Pack

    gifts for mom, cool gadgets, mothers day gifts, unique mothers day gifts, mothers day gift ideas

    (Gorilla Gadgets)

    Is your mom always complaining about her smartphone battery dying during the day? Give her the gift of peace of mind with this external battery pack. This lightweight battery pack is great for charging on the go, and provides a great emergency backup.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Works great for emergency battery backup
  • Inexpensive
  • IC protector design limits risk of overcharging/overheating
  • Comes with 365-day warranty
  • Includes multiple adapters

  • Cons:

  • Depending on device type, you may only be able to get about one full charge from this pack, as opposed to two or three charges as with some other charger packs (other sizes are available)
  • Limited color options
  • Limited guaranteed life cycle of 500 charge cycles
  • Takes three hours to charge
  • This size lacks LED flashlight feature found on larger models

  • 5. Fashion Gifts For Mom: SeV Ladies Hooded Jacket

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    (SeV)

    This jacket is not a gadget per se, but it is a great place for your mom to store all her gadgets and gizmos. As you can see in the half-Xray image above, the SeV jacket looks like a normal jacket, but it has a ton of hidden storage pockets that don’t ruin the line of the garment. If your mom has a purse that’s already overflowing, this jacket is a great way for her to carry extra stuff in style.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • 15 hidden pockets
  • Breathable fabric
  • Cool pocket/cable guide keeps earbuds in place and tangle-free
  • Attractive cut
  • Machine-washable

  • Cons:

  • Somewhat expensive
  • Not available in larger/plus sizes
  • Hooded design may not appeal to all moms
  • Some pockets are quite small
  • No built-in power/charging for devices

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