Maryland, Florida and West Virginia – just three of the places my mom has lived during my adult years. But no matter the location, or how far, I’ve always felt at home in her home. They say, “Home is where you mom is.” It’s true.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’d like to help my mom bring some new gadgets into her home (and life) to make things a little easier - and more fun! Here are a few techie ideas from some of our favorite partners: Sharper Image, SkyMall, Hammacher Schlemmer and Brookstone.
Sharing and Connecting
With social media, we can scroll through, like and share photos of our friends and family online, but there’s still the novelty that comes with printing and framing photos. This printer let’s mom do just that. Email, text or tag mom in photos and she can print 4” x 6” color photos directly from her smart phone.
Smartphone Photo Printer $149.99 + mystery savings in cart (plus 15% off with our coupon) @ Sharper Image:
Mom not quite savvy enough to operate this printer? Here’s one by Presto where you can bypass mom and send the photos directly to her printer.
Stay Polished & Save Time
Every woman likes to look her best and nail color is a great way to add a little extra flair. If mom is into nails, this DIY nail polish dryer by Skymall can save a lot of time (~25 minutes to be exact!)
20W LED Nail Polish Dryer 58% off - $58.75 @ SkyMall:
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Travel with the Essentials
Whether traveling to your house for the holidays, the nearby beach this summer or cross-country, moms can often use a little help to condense their luggage. This folding, light-up vanity mirror is perfect for travel, folding to about the size of a portable DVD player. It operates on AA batteries too, so it can be used virtually anywhere – perfect for moms like mine who will never be seen without carefully applied lipstick.
Foldaway travel mirror @ Hammacher Schlemmer:
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Personal Health (and Friendly Competition!)
If she doesn’t already have a Fitbit, she needs one! Mom can track her steps, sleep, heart rate, calories and more with this personal health monitor. When worn, the Fitbit band automatically tracks personal health information – and it’s fun. She can connect with friends and family and participate in a friendly competition on weekly steps, or other measures. It’s easy to set up and use through the smart phone app.
Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Wristband- $69.95 at Brookstone:
Fitbit Alta Wristband w/ $10-$500 mystery rewards card - $129.95 at Brookstone:
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Whether your mom is into photos, nails, travel, health, or all of the above, you can’t go wrong with a techie gift this Mother’s Day. Regardless of where you land, try to make plans to spend some quality time with mom - the best gift of all!