At one point the traditional family consisted of a mom staying at home to take care of the children and household while the father went out to work, we’ve come a long way from those days. Today’s moms do it all. Many of them still clean house and make dinner, but they also run work, run errands, stay in shape, work with the PTA, volunteer –there isn’t anything that moms can’t do today. Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and to show them that you appreciate them get them something that is appropriate for them.
10 Smart Home Gifts for Mother’s Day
We’ve looked through a variety of items to come up with smart home gifts, tech gifts and on-the go gifts that are perfect for every mom.
The Music Lover
Bose Sound link Color: This wireless speaker easily connects with almost any Bluetooth-enabled device through simple voice prompts. The battery provides up to 8 hours of music, making it the perfect accompaniment for mom while she goes about her day. It has a clear, rich sound, is easily portable and comes in five bright colors
Sonos Wireless Speakers: Another wireless speaker that is perfect for anyone that isn’t into bright showy colors. It is compact yet still delivers the high quality sound you expect. It takes only seconds to connect through your Wi-Fi and then can be easily controlled through your smartphone.Get more than one and you can set up a whole smart home sound system.
The On-The-Go Mom
Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag: The perfect bag for the mom that is always on the run. It is stylish enough to use as a briefcase, yet tough enough to use for just about anything else you can think of. It’s large enough to carry all that mom needs without being large and bulky. It’s the perfect size for her laptop. They have a seat-belt style chest strap that is easy to release, making the bag easy to carry.
Kindle Paperwhite: This is perfect for the mom that always has her nose in a book then. It allows her to carry a large amount of books in a single, lightweight package. The Kindle Paperwhite has a no-glare screen allowing her to read outside without struggling against sun glare. The built-in battery last for weeks, allowing mom to read at anytime, anywhere without worry about the nearest power source.
The Commuting Mom
Schwinn 20-inch Folding Bike: This fold and go bike is a great gift for the in-city commuter. It is light weight and easy to carry. The ride is smooth and the brakes have great stopping power. The 7-speed drive train make hills easy. Pair this with the messenger bag and she’s got everything she needs to make her commute easy.
The Gadget Mom
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones: This is ideal for any mom. They can cut out almost any noise and let mom listen to what she wants to hear, whether it’s a Netflix movie or Pandora. They are small, yet rival the full-size headphones.
iPad Mini: Big enough to view things that they want to see or watch, yet small enough to be practical and portable. It is the perfect all-in-one gift, that would for any mom whether the fitness fan, an office worker, or just likes to relax occasionally, the iPad Mini is perfect for them all.
Ninja Professional Blender: This blender is great for everything from smoothies to crushing ice. Whether she is making baby food, mixing drinks or testing the latest technique from her favorite cooking show, mom would love to have this powerful blender in her kitchen.
Palate Smart Grill: Uses ‘Cinder Sensing Cooking’ to cook food perfectly every time. It uses an iPad app to to ensure that every meal is cooked to perfection, meaning that all you need to do is work on the flavor. Get one for mom and one for grandma as the perfect smart home gifts for anyone that likes to cook.
The Camera Mom
Samsung Smart Camera WB350F: This 21x zoom camera is perfect for the mom that loves to take pictures. Whether it’s family occasions or nature shots the simple point and shoot camera will let her take great shots every time. The camera’s wireless features make it easy to upload shots to Android, iOS devices or websites.
The New Mom
Drop Cam Pro: When you have a baby you don’t want to miss a single minute, but mom has to return to work eventually. This isn’t just a baby monitor, it’s a security camera with 2-way communication, that lets mom see and hear her children. It also gives her the ability to talk to them when she is not at home. Then when they are older you can use this as a security camera and connect it to your whole home smart security system.