Hunting for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Finding a cool gift that also works within your budget can be tough, especially when it comes to scoring a cutting-edge gadget. Whether your mom is fanatical about getting her hands on the latest gadgets, or a luddite in desperate need of some cool gear, these fun gadgets and tech gifts are the perfect choice for Mother’s Day. Read on to see our top picks, which include gifts that range from $30 to $200.
1. Moshi Dulcia In-Ear Headphones
These headphones are available in white or black, but the pink version with little Swarovski crystals on the outside is especially cute. If Mom loves bling, the color pink, or rocking out to her favorite tunes, these headphones are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day 2015.
Moshi was provided a sample unit for our review. These headphones look great right out of the box, and have some thoughtful design touches like flat cables and a custom carrying pouch. An iPhone-compatible microphone lets mom answer incoming calls while she’s out for a walk or listening to music. Three sizes of ear tips ensure a perfect fit. In terms of performance, they sound slightly better than Moshi’s Myrtho earbuds, which we gave a favorable review of earlier in the year.
These headphones, like most Moshi products, are designed to work best with Apple products. However, Moshi also states that select Android devices will be compatible with these headphones, including Samsung, Sony, and HTC smartphones. These headphones will also work with the Kindle Fire HD. You can get more info at the Moshi website. It is suggested that you have your mom use Moshi’s Burn-In Tool app (available for iOS or Android) to optimize her listening experience. You can learn more about our experiences with the Moshi burn-in tool in our post about the best headphones for any budget.
2. Misfit Shine
Unlike some other fitness trackers, the Misfit Shine comes in a huge array of beautiful colors. These color options are just part of what makes this tracker worthwhile. Mom can use this tracker to monitor her sleep, as well as common activities like walking, running, swimming, cycling, soccer, tennis, or basketball. A replaceable battery means that she won’t have to recharge the device several times per week, though she will have to get a new battery about twice a year.
A “halo” of lights is used to indicate your activity level throughout the day, providing gentle encouragement to get up and get active. Whether your mom is serious about getting fit, or just wants the “cool factor” that comes with having a cutting-edge fitness tracker on her wrist, this makes a great gift.
Not sure if the Misfit Shine is right for your mom? There are lots of other fitness trackers on the market that make great gifts. Check out our guide to the best fitness trackers, or read our Fitbit comparison guide.
Price: $75 and up, depending on color selected (25 percent off MSRP)
3. Samsung Galaxy S6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a brand-new smartphone, and Mom will be excited to unwrap this beautiful new device on Mother’s Day. If your mom has had a particularly tough year, a premium gift is the perfect way to brighten up her day. This latest addition to the Samsung family is a nice choice for mom, since it has a newly improved and streamlined photo menu, which makes it easy for her to take pictures. Other cool features include power-saving mode, as well as the ability to use wireless charging.
Price: $199.99 on-contract
4. Anne Klein Madrid 16-Inch Tote Bag
Women always love getting a new handbag, but this plus-sized purse has a secret. It’s also a functional laptop bag. This professional, 16-inch tote bag has a fully lined laptop compartment, as well as a zippered pocket for additional organization. If your mom has a laptop 15 inches or smaller, it should work with this functional, attractive bag. The color also matches with many other luggage items from Anne Klein, which is nice if she wants to coordinate her laptop bag with the rest of her luggage.
If this bag isn’t quite your mom’s style, check out our guide to the best laptop bags.
Price: $49.99 (58 percent off MSRP)
5. Black & Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor
If your mother is trying to eat healthy, this juicer is a great way to help her make a healthy breakfast every morning. This juice machine has a stainless steel cutter and strainer for added durability. The juicer has many parts that are dishwasher-safe, which makes cleanup quite simple. The custom juice cup makes it easy to measure how much juice you have created. Plus, it’s protected by a two-year warranty.
Price: $29.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
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