Gifts for the Techie
Impress your gadget girl with these great electronics
There are tons of gadgets out there that can make Mom's life a lot easier. If she's computer-savvy and knows her way around most audio-video systems, these gifts are perfect for her. Is Mom less technologically able? Treat her to a techie gift, but spend some time showing her how the gizmo works and what she can do with it. Check in a few days after Mother's Day to help troubleshoot any problems.
Gifts up to $20
- iPod accessories
- If your mom is in on the iPod craze, get her some gizmos to upgrade her experience. Mini flashlight and laser pointer accessories will make her iPod as functional as it is funky. Accessories make a great Mother's Day gift for music loving moms too.
- USB memory stick
- Does Mom bounce between home office and cubicle? A USB memory stick is a great way for her to take important data on the road, without having to e-mail the files or save them to disks. Portable USB sticks are also great for moms who like to print digital photos at professional stores.
- Tapeless tape measure
- Make home improvements easy for Mom with a digital tape measure. These great electronics use laser light to accurately measure distances with ease. Now Mom can single-handedly measure a room to plan her next decorating project.
Gifts up to $50
- Wireless cell phone headset
- For busy moms on the go, wireless cell phone headsets are a life saver. These handy devices let Mom use her cell phone hands free. Great for when she's in the car or busy with her briefcase and documents at work.
- Can't make a trip home? Keep in touch with Mom over the Internet with a webcam. Video conferencing has become an essential tool in the office and is great to have at home too. Sentimental moms will appreciate being able to check that you really cleaned behind your ears while you're thousands of miles away!
Gifts up to $100
- Digital photo frame
- This neat gadget is perfect for Mom's desk! Upload her favorite digital snaps to this device and it will display each picture for a set amount of time before scrolling to the next. Slicker than a regular photo album, any techie mom is sure to love it!
- Laptop bag
- Help Mom take her computer around in style with a trendy laptop bag. Look for designs that have useful features like an extendable handle and wheels or that incorporate neat gadgets like solar panel chargers. Green moms will love laptop bags with an environmentally friendly option!
Gifts up to $200
- MP3 sunglasses
- Mom can look cool while enjoying her favorite tunes with the latest in eyewear. Sunglasses with built-in earphones and mp3 players are one of the hottest electronic gadgets out there. Mom can enjoy her music while watching the kids at baseball or enjoying time at the beach. These sunglasses are a stylish Mother's Day gift for any mom.
- Robot vacuum
- Mom will feel like she's stepped into the future when she uses her robot vacuum cleaner. These handy gadgets use lasers to sense their surroundings and map out which areas they've already cleaned. Let the little robot go in your home and he'll have the floor spic and span in no time.
Advances in technology have not only made our lives easier, they've also helped us stay connected to each other. Whatever gift you choose for your techie mom, look for fun electronics that will save her time or help her keep in touch with you. Plan to be available for tech support while she gets used to her new gadgets!