In the US, Mothering Sunday arrives this weekend on 8 May. You could show mom how much you care with a
bouquet of flowers, but if she’s not the sentimental type you may need to look elsewhere.
Here we’re looking at all the best tech gifts to give Mom – whatever your budget.
We also have a separate round-up where we look at the
best tech gifts for men.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro for Mom
If your mom loves music, then it’s worth considering the
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro – some of the best ANC (active noise cancellation) buds on the market right now.
Coming in a choice of three colours, these earphones produce rich and clear audio, are water-resistant and can be charged wirelessly. They retail for $199 – but
Amazon US has a big saving on them right now.
Samsung also has some other great tech products to consider for Mother’s Day, including the
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the
Samsung Frame TV. Alternatively, you can consider some cheaper earbuds such as the
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2.
Read our full
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review
Wireless Charger for Mom
Buying your mom a wireless charger doesn’t sound the sweetest of gifts for Mother’s Day, although she would surely thank you for it many times on other days.
But the Twelve South PowerPic mod Wireless Charger is something special.
It’s a wireless charger for phones, earbuds or whatever that is also a picture frame when it’s not covered by the charging device.
Mom will love the fact that it’s not just another charger and cable sticking out of the wall and ruining the home aesthetic, and you can personalise it with a nice picture of the two of you.
if you really want a less attractive option, check out our roundup of the
best wireless chargers.
eReader for Mom
If mom loves reading, an eReader may be the best gift money can afford. It’s a portable alternative to carrying around a physical copy – plus you can literally carry thousands of books in a single device.
We’ve rounded up some of the
best eReaders here, though the clear leader in this area is Amazon’s
Kindle Paperwhite, which is no surprise considering Amazon started off as an online book retailer.
starts at $139.99 – which gets you the model with 8GB storage. You can pair it with Bluetooth to listen to audiobooks on
Of course, there’s the entry-level Kindle too
for $69.99 which has a built-in light for nighttime reading.
Bundle the Kindle with a case for an even more impressive gift – see the
best cases here.
Read our full
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021) review
Readly Magazine App for Mom
Readly is the Netflix of magazines. For a monthly fee of
$9.99, you get unlimited access to over 3,000 magazines (including
ours). You can download magazines to read later when you’re offline and also share the account with up to five people. Browse all magazine categories
Readly offers gift cards as well. You can
buy gift subscriptions for one month up to a year.
Fitbits for Mom
If your mom is health-conscious (or wants to be) you can’t go wrong with a Fitbit activity tracker or smartwatch. The Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Luxe are designed specifically with women in mind.
Not only do both feature a narrower design for slimmer wrists, but it also introduces menstrual health tracking with added educational content about fertility and reproductive health for younger users via the Fitbit app.
Yes, that might be a bit TMI if you’re buying for Mom, the
Versa 3 also offers a bunch of other features like a built-in GPS, sleep tracking, Alexa or Google voice-assistant integration and phone calls from the wrist. It’s just a small degree away from the top-end
Fitbit Sense but comes in at a much cheaper price.
Fitbit Luxe is slimmer still and while a tracker still boasts a range of top-end features. It is also the Fitbit with the most fashion accessories and is available
on Amazon for under $100.
See our full round-up of the
best Fitbit deals here – which includes any Mother’s Day discounts.
Read our full
Fitbit Versa 3 review
Bellabeat Leaf for Mom
While the Bellabeat Leaf is also a fitness tracker, we couldn’t leave it out — because look at it! It’s gorgeous. And less conspicuous than a Fitbit.
Co-founder Urška Sršen, named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016, specifically had women’s health in mind when she began the company with Sandro Mur. Outside of activity tracking and sleep monitoring, the Bellabeat Leaf offers personalised insights to manage stress, and when paired with the app, tracks the wearer’s menstrual cycles and fertility much like the Versa 3.
It’s versatile enough to be clipped onto clothing or worn as a necklace or bracelet. It’s available directly from
Tile tracker for Mom
If you’re often having to help mom look for her keys or wallet, you might want to get her a Tile Bluetooth tracker. Twenty quid for peace of mind is definitely a bargain.
The latest in the range, the Tile Mate (2020), is smaller than its predecessor and with a 200ft-range. If your lost item is caught outside the Bluetooth range, the Tile tracker will also tell you where the item was last, or use the Tile Network to crowd-find your item.
You can buy the Tile Mate from
Amazon at a discounted price of $19.99 or directly from
Tile. You can often buy it in bundles of two or four as well.
GHD Styler for Mom
GHD has quickly become a coveted brand for hair styling. It has a diverse range of heat styling products, from straighteners to dryers to crimpers.
Gold Professional is the brand’s mid-range straightener with a minimalist set-up. You won’t find any dials or screens because it only heats up to one temperature: 185 degrees Celcius. This is the optimal temperature for any hair type which means your hair stays protected and healthy. You can read our
full review here.
GHD Platinum+ straightener is a higher range option. If you don’t have the budget for some GHDs, then take a look at our guide to the
best hair straighteners for some cheaper alternatives.
Read our full
GHD Gold Professional Styler review
Electric toothbrush for Mom
You can never go wrong with an electric toothbrush, which provides a much more thorough teeth clean than a manual one.
One of our favourites is the
Oral-B iO Series 6, which provides five cleaning modes, and comes with an app to focus on different areas (such as gum care or whitening). There’s also a carry case included, should mom want to take this product away on holiday with her.
If that is out of your budget, then you can check out other options in our lists of the
best electric toothbrushes and the
best cheap electric toothbrushes.
Read our full
Oral-B iO Series 6 review
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer for Mom
Is mom a lady with long luscious locks who laments hair damage? The
Dyson Supersonic may be just what she needs. Sure, it’s pricey for what it is, but it’s also lighter, quieter, faster, and smarter. In fact, we loved this hair dryer so much that we gave it
4.5 stars out of 5.
The Dyson Supersonic features a heat-control system that communicates the temperature to the microprocessor 20 times a second, to ensure that the airflow is never too hot to damage the hair.
With a motor that spins 110,000 times a minute, Dyson has engineered a hairdryer that cuts down both on dry time and decibels (Dyson says it reaches an “inaudible frequency” to human ears). As a result of the speed, the dryer needs less heat to dry hair, causing less damage.
The motor is also in the handle, which balances out the weight compared to the traditional dryer design. This makes for a more ergonomic drying experience. If you’re willing to spend a little more, this gift is sure to make the recipient and her hair happy.
Dyson currently has stock available – but these hairdryers run out fast, so get it whilst you can.
Read our full
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer review
Theragun (Massage Gun) for Mom
If your mom is active or struggles with any aches or pains, it’s definitely worth considering a massage gun. If you don’t already know what it is, a massage gun pummels your muscles hundreds of times within seconds for deep tissue relief.
The Theragun is one of the leading products in the field. They are a bit of an investment, but you can grab the portable
Alternatively, you can check out our review of the mid-range
Theragun Elite if you want something a bit more premium.
Of course, if all of these are too expensive, there are plenty more options out there. The Sportneer K1 massage gun costs under $100 and works better than you think, as Tech Advisor Editor Jim Martin said in his