Many of us celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12 and I know it can be hard to buy her a gift. Personally, I don’t like to buy a handset because she might not have the same taste as me. Brandy from AT&T compiled a list of thoughtful gift ideas to help the procrastinators to get the perfect gift for mom.
Think you know what mom wants for Mother’s Day? It seems this year many are skipping the flowers and frills in exchange for something a little more practical and a lot more high tech – think tablets, smartphones and gadgets.
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, more than 14 percent of shoppers will buy electronics for mom, a category typically reserved for dads. So, if you’ve decided to go with a high tech gadget gift this year, below are some ideas to make even the most tech savvy mom happy!
Fitbit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker – Like a fuel gauge for the body, Fitbit One tracks calories burned, steps taken, distance walked, and stairs climbed. It monitors your sleep cycle to help you learn how to sleep better (what mom doesn’t need more sleep?), and in the morning it vibrates to gently wake you. It automatically and wirelessly downloads your stats to your PC and Mac, and there’s an app for it too! Give mom the gift of health this year. $99
ZAGG Sparq Wall Charger & 3100mAh Back Up Battery – Extend the battery life of your portable devices. Powering smartphones and tablets 4x faster than a standard USB charger, the ZAGGsparq is a portable battery solution. This universal charger is compatible with any USB charged device including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, gaming devices, MP3 players and more. Perfect gift for the busy mom who is always on the go, and really what mom isn’t? $60
OtterBox Armor Series Protective Case – This is the toughest case ever built! Any mom knows that whether it’s the toddler who can’t keep his hands off her phone or from the abuse it takes when tossed in a bag while out and about, our phones need protection. This case delivers protection against water, drops, dust, and crushing force while providing full access to all the controls and ports. So give mom a great gift and peace of mind this Mother’s Day. $99 for iPhone 5.
ZAGGfolio Keyboard – Doubling as a case and external keyboard, mom can turn her iPad into a mini computer. A thin multi-function carrying case with a removable keyboard, the ZAGGfolio is a sleek, forward-looking design with unbeatable style and function. It comes in an array of stylish colors as well, prefect for any hip mom. $79.99
Head over to your local AT&T store to pick up one of the gift ideas.