As Mother’s Day approaches, 9News.com.au has compiled a list of tech ideas for your mum this year.
If you need ideas to spoil mom, we’ve got you covered at all price points.
Mark your calendars, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8.
I will always recommend a smart voice assistant. Even just for simple things like setting a timer, asking what the weather is like, or asking Alexa the time. A smart assistant like Amazon’s Echo Dot can go a long way, these devices start from $59.
Google’s Nest Mini also packs a punch, this little device comes in a variety of colors and sells for $79. There’s also the Apple HomePod mini, bringing Siri to life in your home and priced at $139.
There are a ton of great headphones on the market right now. Here is our selection for mom on this Mother’s Day.
If that’s not a fashion statement, I don’t know what else. HUAWEI FreeBuds Lipstick comes in a sleek metal case, designed to mimic the beauty product. They will cost you approx. $369.
Anyone with a busy lifestyle can appreciate headphones like Sony’s Linkbuds. They have an open earbud design allowing you to listen to music or a podcast without missing out on the important things in life. They also come in a recycled plastic case and packaging, ticking all the eco-friendly boxes. Sony Linkbuds will set you back $319.
These headphones are for when mom wants to block out the world around her and soak up a good podcast or her favorite album. The noise cancellation on the TCL S600 is really excellent and they also have the Google voice assistant. The TCL S600 True Wireless earphones are available in black or white and start from $199.
Mom on the run? The Suunto 5 Peak is the latest from Finnish smartwatch brand Suunto. Built for the outdoors, the Suunto 5 Peak offers a lightweight design, a ton of premium features and a solid 100-hour battery life (depending on how you use it). The Suunto 5 Peak is available in a variety of colors and styles and is priced at $499.
Do you have a crafty mom? Or maybe you have a mom who likes to stay organized. The Cricut Joy is the perfect place to start the Cricut journey. This little machine cuts, designs, and creates with over 50 different materials, including leather, vinyl, and even some types of wood.
Cricut Joy can create gift cards, tags, apparel designs, and accessories. It’s only about $249 and is available at all major outlets including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Big W.
Who doesn’t love coffee? Vertuo Next Solo by Nespresso begins to $199and most of the time it will come with a coffee to get you started.
Want something bigger and better? The Nespresso Creatista Pro is the knee of the bee of coffee pod machines and has been their top-of-the-line machine for two years now. It brews the coffee and froths the milk for you.
Nobody likes mopping or vacuuming, but the latest from Ecovacs is sure to impress. The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni mops, vacuums and cleans itself, and it’s all controlled with your voice. But just a warning, it costs a pretty penny!
The X1 Omni was only released this week and sells for $2499. But there are plenty of affordable alternatives from the brand, including the Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 PRO, which you can pick up for around $799or there’s even the Deebot U2, priced at just $399.
Gamer mom? Whether it’s Candy Crush or the latest PlayStation or Xbox release, there’s something for everyone. Give mum a few goodies on the iPad with an Apple gift card, or maybe she’d enjoy a PlayStation Store voucher for a new game. I’d recommend the new game Lakeit just came out on PlayStation 4 and 5, it’s only $25.
In Lake, you play as a prosperous middle-aged woman who returns from the big city to her small lakeside town to help out her parents. You take charge of your father’s mail truck and make deliveries all over town.
If mom is looking to expand her gaming journey, there’s always the Nintendo Switch Lite. Available in a variety of colors and priced at just $329, this portable gaming device will give mom everything she needs to explore new worlds and challenge herself. A Nintendo Switch, alongside Animal Crossing: New Horizonswill have mom sorted!
If mom likes to read, get her a Kindle. Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite may cost $239, but it will put mom thousands of books at her fingertips. The Kindle Paperwhite has a battery life that lasts up to 10 weeks, and it’s bath-friendly!
The latest version of the Kindle can be submerged in two meters of fresh water for up to an hour – not that I recommend testing it.
There is also a huge range of audiobooks available on Amazon’s Audible app. Apple also has its range of audiobooks available through the Book app on your iPhone or iPad.