Gadgets and Gizmos-Fun Tech Gifts for Mom
It’s no secret that moms make things easier for our families–we are an ever-present GPS assistant for our kids (“Mom, where is my backpack/permission slip/baseball glove/favorite blue shirt?”), the keeper of the group calendar (when was the last time your husband made a dentist appointment?), and more often than not, chief meal-planner, grime-tackler, birthday-party-planner and problem-solver. If you’re looking for a gift this holiday season for a mom, we found a few fun techie gifts sure to make her multitasking, non-stop-action life just a little bit easier and more fun.
Juicies Micro USB Charge/Sync Cable for Micro USB Devices ($19) is a life-saver and argument settler all in one. Say sayonara to the tangle of white cords vying for outlet space and quickly identify your cord(s) for your device(s) and let everyone else fight over whose cord belongs to whom.
Save her the time of fussing with her phone and gloves to take a phone call. These Bluetooth gloves have a speaker in the thumb and a microphone in the pinky, so she can just hold her hand up in the universal gesture for “call me” and starting talking and listening ($79.99).
The Nespresso Pixie Titan Bundle ($279) is the like the perfect houseguest: fun, quiet, and easy to clean up after. It prepares an exquisite espresso in less than 60 seconds and comes with dual steam and froth features to create a tasty latte, cappuccino or mocha. With an assortment of 16 coffee flavors in disposable pods, the most difficult task will be deciding how to spend the extra time this fun little appliance will save you.
While we’re discussing charging those devices we simply can’t live without any longer, let’s take a moment to say thank you to Jonathan Adler, who has created the “On the Go” iPod and iPhone 4/4S charger ($26.50). Taking his inspiration from mid-century modern, art, and global pop culture, the vibrant pink and orange design is sure to pretty up your desk while making the chore of recharging just a bit more appealing.
Did someone say dinner? The only thing that would make this next gift idea better is if it came with a personal chef. The Demy Kitchen Safe Touchscreen Recipe Reader ($145) makes meal planning and prep a breeze. Store up to 2,500 recipes on this handy companion, along with a list of your favorite key ingredients. Three built-in timers, a measurement conversion tool and a sturdy plastic exterior with splash-resistant design ensure suppertime is a snap.
If Mom loves hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures, be sure to also check out our guide to essential tech gadgets for camping. And visit Gifts.com for tons of other great gadget gifts, all sorted by personality types.
Jennifer Glatt is a content strategist, copy wrangler and travel writer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. She’s also a wife and mom, book club aficionado (her club reads wine labels), serial cross-country mover and lover of good pens. She has never opted to open a gift “on time” if she could open it early without being fussed at.