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The best Mother’s Day gift ideas (2024)

Discover affordable tech gifts your mom will love this Mother's Day! From Kindle Paperwhite to AirPods Pro, find the perfect gadget that she'll treasure.

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Struggling to know what to buy your tech-loving Mom for Mother’s Day? Without spending a fortune, you can get some really cool tech gifts for your Mom this Mother’s Day – things that she will use and love, rather than putting yet another unused perfume on the shelf.

From a portable photo printer so she can treasure her fondest memories, to a smart mug that keeps her hands (and coffee) warm despite the endless distractions, there’s a tech gift for every Mom.

Your Mom has likely spent a fortune on you over the years, and now probably on the grandkids too, so why not treat her with these fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas?

04/29/2024 12:54 pm GMT

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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For the book-loving Moms out there, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is less than $150 and boasts up to 10 weeks of battery life.

It features a 6.8-inch display, faster page turns, and includes 16GB of storage. Unlike the original Kindle, the Paperwhite version also sports an IPX8 rating which means it can withstand immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.

While we wouldn’t recommend throwing your Mom’s e-reader in the pool, she’ll be grateful that the odd splash won’t ruin her book’s pages. So finally, she can relax and get back to the page-turner she’s been longing for.

Best e-Reader
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (16 GB)
$149.99

This thin, lightweight e-reader is perfect for enjoying your favorite books. It boasts a 300 ppi glare-free display, 10 weeks of battery life, and is IPX8 rated.

What We Like:
  • Massive library of books
  • Splash resistant
  • Long battery life
  • Glare-free display
  • Adjustable light
What We Didn't Like:
  • No wireless charging
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04/29/2024 12:54 pm GMT

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

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Arguably Apple’s best AirPods, the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) boast Apple’s H2 chip for crisper, clearer, and richer sounds.

With intelligent noise cancellation, your Mom can block out unwanted noise so she can focus on her favorite tunes, podcasts, and audiobooks.

The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) are dust, sweat, and water resistant, so she can comfortably wear them when working out, or by the pool (along with her Kindle Paperwhite) with no worries.

Enjoy up to six hours of listening time with ANC enabled, or 30 hours using the USB-C MagSafe charging case.

Best Earbuds
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
4.5
$249.00 $189.00

Enjoy up to 30 hours of listening time with the included charging case, block out unwanted sounds, and dance the night (or day) away with the best tunes.

What We Like:
  • Rich, immersive sound
  • Customizable fit
  • Hey Siri
  • 30 hours of listening time
  • Adaptive EQ
What We Didn't Like:
  • Can't adjust EQ presets
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04/29/2024 12:53 pm GMT

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

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The Google Nest Hub is an excellent gift for tech lovers. Not only can you one-tap control compatible smart devices in your home from a simple display, but you can also watch YouTube videos, access recipes, receive calendar reminders, and lots more.

There’s no doubt Mom will love dancing around the kitchen to her favorite tunes. Plus, it’s so easy to use Google’s voice assistant to show you who’s at the door, broadcast messages to other speakers in your home, and then wind down in the evening will the sound of a gentle breeze.

At under $100, there’s every reason to love this smart display. It’s easy to use, a great addition to any home, and it comes in a few different colors.

Best Smart Display
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
$99.99 $90.00

The Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) can now track your sleep, play videos, read out recipes, and remind you of all the things you've likely forgotten to do in your day!

What We Like:
  • Can control other smart devices in your home
  • Looks sleek and stylish
  • Cast videos directly to the display
  • Sleep sensor
  • Sunrise alarm
What We Didn't Like:
  • No camera for video calls
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05/01/2024 09:02 am GMT

Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen)

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There are so many smartwatches and fitness watches available, that it can be hard to choose the right one. But for Mother’s Day, why not opt for a popular choice – the Apple Watch SE?

With a stunning Starlight Sport loop strap, the Apple Watch SE boasts all the essentials Mom could need to track her health, fitness, and everyday needs. She can even pay for her much-needed coffee in the morning using Apple Pay.

The Apple Watch SE is Apple’s most affordable smartwatch, packed full of features like Fall Detection, Crash Detection, and Emergency SOS. It looks great, it works well, and it’s even water-resistant up to 50m. What more could you want?

Best Smartwatch
Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) [GPS 40mm]
$249.00 $199.00

Apple's most affordable smartwatch is full to the brim with must-have features like Crash Detection, Emergency SOS, and workout data.

What We Like:
  • Affordable
  • Great performance
  • Crash Detection
  • Bright display
  • Plenty of features
What We Didn't Like:
  • No always-on display
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05/01/2024 10:34 am GMT

Ember Smart Mug 2

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We’ve all been there – made a cup of coffee, left it on the side, and now it’s cold. With the Ember Smart Mug 2, Mom can keep her drinks warm. Specifically, at her preferred temperature for up to 80 minutes.

With the app, she can control the temperature of her drink, set presets, and always enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

And with plenty of colors to choose from, there’s an Ember Smart Mug 2 for everyone. It’s a novelty, sure, but it certainly could come in handy if you’re out of other options.

Best Smart Mug
Ember Smart Mug 2
$149.95 $119.95

Keep your drinks warm with this stylish smart mug, available in a wealth of colors. It's the perfect novelty gift that you didn't know you needed!

What We Like:
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Heats well
  • Companion app
  • Available in multiple colors
What We Didn't Like:
  • Expensive for what it is
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05/01/2024 10:41 am GMT

Dreo Macro Max S

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While perhaps not the most obvious tech gift to buy your Mom this Mother’s Day, the Dreo Macro Max S Air Purifier is a great addition to any home.

Using its three-stage HEPA filtration system, it can clean air in rooms up to 432 square feet incredibly quickly. This includes dust, pollen, and other airborne pollutants that can cause health issues.

You can control the purifier via the app, using the onboard controls, or by using your voice. Though the mid and high settings can get a little noisy, you’ll barely notice this bad boy running on low, even while sleeping.

Best Air Purifier
Dreo Macro Max S Air Purifier
$219.99

With three-stage HEPA filtration, wide area coverage, and advanced features, the Dreo Macro Max S Air Purifier creates clean air by eliminating harmful pollutants.

What We Like:
  • Fast, clean air
  • Three-stage HEPA filtration
  • Voice control functionality
  • App control
  • Covers a large area
What We Didn't Like:
  • Loud fan when not used on minimum setting
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05/01/2024 01:03 pm GMT

Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand

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Mom has enough on her mind, let alone wondering where the cables are to charge all of her devices. Belkin’s 3-in-1 charging stand offers wireless charging for her iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

With portrait and landscape charging, she can continue her video call while her phone charges. Thanks to the charger’s MagSafe technology, it’s easy to find the correct alignment for each device.

Why wait to charge all the essentials when you can charge them at once with this handy wireless charger?

Best Charger
Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand
$149.99 $109.99

Isn't it annoying having so many cables around just to charge your devices? One charger for this, one charger for that - with the Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand you can charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time.

What We Like:
  • MagSafe-compatible
  • Optimized for AirPods and Apple Watch
  • Magnetic alignment
  • LED charging status
What We Didn't Like:
  • Expensive for a wireless charger
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05/01/2024 01:21 pm GMT

Canon Ivy 2

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Now it’s easier (and cheaper) than ever for Mom to print out her favorite photos. The Canon Ivy 2 is an easy-to-use photo printer that simply connects to your phone (or tablet).

Using the companion app, Mom can customize the memories she wants to print, adding fun stickers and frames – a great activity to do with the grandkids too!

And, at under $100 with competitive running costs, this portable photo printer is a great gift for Mother’s Day that she’ll really appreciate.

Best Photo Printer
Canon Ivy 2
$99.99 $79.99

Print photos instantly at an affordable price with the Canon Ivy 2. Using Bluetooth, the printer connects seamlessly to your devices, allowing you to print on the go.

What We Like:
  • Affordable to run
  • Decent photo quality
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Great app
What We Didn't Like:
  • No Windows or Mac support
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05/01/2024 01:27 pm GMT

Kobo Clara Colour

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For Moms who love to annotate their stories, the best non-Kindle e-reader just got better with the Kobo Clara Colour. For less than $150 they can highlight in multiple colors, read comics in full color, and more.

With a 6-inch full-color display, 16GB of storage, and an IPX8 waterproof rating, this e-reader is perfect for extended soaks in the tub. And with weeks of battery life, it’s always ready for some steamy novels.

Or, if she prefers, audiobooks are a breeze thanks to Bluetooth for pairing her favorite headphones.

Best Color e-Reader
Kobo Clara Colour
4.0
$149.99

The full-color e-ink screen of this slim e-reader is perfect for highlighting passages you want to read again, and with automatic lighting levels you'll be able to enjoy your favorite books whatever time of day it is. Plus, it's waterproof so can read in the tub.

What We Like:
  • Color e-ink screen for highlighting or reading graphic novels
  • Adjustable front lighting
  • Fully waterproof with IPX8 rating
  • Weeks of battery life
What We Didn't Like:
  • No wireless charging
  • No physical controls for page turning
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05/09/2024 12:51 pm GMT

Don’t just get flowers for Mom this year

Moms do so much for us; this is our time to show how much we appreciate that. Don’t just pick up a bouquet of flowers at the last minute (I mean, but do get her flowers as well), she deserves something that will outlive the weekend.

So remember how much she loves you and get her something memorable.

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Georgie is a passionate editor and writer, with over a decade of experience, and a thirst for the latest tech. When she's not writing about the things she loves, editing content, or organizing everyone and everything around her, she can be found doting on her 5-year-old son.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Telkom University

    May 13, 2024 at 12:45 am

    These Mother’s Day gift ideas are fantastic! It’s wonderful to see such thoughtful suggestions for celebrating and honoring moms everywhere.
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    • Kevin Raposo

      May 13, 2024 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks for reading and the kind words!

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