With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’re rounding up our favorite tech gifts for mom (and grandma, or any other special women on your list this year). Even better, each of the below items are available for purchase online with ultra-fast shipping in case you’re running low on time or happen to find yourself in need of a last-minute gift.
A user-friendly scanner for better organization
Thanks to Marie Kondo, tidying up your space is especially trendy this year - plus, clutter can cause extra stress, distraction and anxiety. Loose paper is one of the largest contributors to clutter in any household. A good solution? Help your mom go paperless. With the right scanner, she can digitize receipts, bills, important forms, notes, medical and school records, report cards, children’s artwork and other items. She can also preserve family photos, award certificates and other cherished memorabilia by scanning the original to produce a digital version safe from wear and tear. The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 scans and stores files directly to a preferred cloud service and features business card, receipt and document management apps. For small spaces and everyday scanning needs, the ScanSnap iX100 is another incredibly user-friendly and compact option perfect for digitizing photos.
Digital or audio-enabled reads
If your mother is an avid reader, check if she has a tablet or e-reader. These can be a game-changer for any bookworm and it may not be a purchase she’d consider for herself. Popular devices include Kindles, Fire Tablets and iPads - decide which best suits her needs and your price range. If she’s not interested in reading on a screen, consider a subscription to a service like Audible. The membership allows users to download a new audiobook every month via an app accessible from smartphones, tablets and other devices.
Healthy skin gadgets
Consider gifting mom a bit of luxury and self-care with a massaging facial brush. Skin tools such as the new Clarisonic Mia Smart practically offer a facial in a box, great for exfoliation, cleansing and more. It also includes an app to help users customize and monitor their skin routine. If you’re on a budget, other more affordable versions include sister products from Clarisonic and a similar cleansing brush from Olay.
A fitness tracker
Help your mom and grandma stay healthy with a wearable fitness tracker. With easy-to-use, intuitive designs, models from brands like Fitbit and Garmin monitor steps, sleep quality and trends, and even your heart rate. What’s more, many trackers allow family-syncing, meaning you can purchase one for yourself, as well, to encourage some healthy family competition. Create fitness goals together and see who can achieve the most steps or highest number of consistent exercise days each month.
A voice-controlled smart home assistant
A smart speaker like the top-rated Echo helps moms keep the household running smoothly easier than ever before. They let users control connected home devices, order products online, stream music, adjust lighting, thermostats and more, and even offer hands-free communication. It’s a great device to help busy moms stay connected with their families across the entire home.
Any of the mom-approved gadgets on this list are sure to be a hit. Are there other gifts for tech-savvy moms and grandmas on your radar this year?