Last-Minute Tech Gifts for Mom

By: Christine Persaud

May 6, 2016

There are only a couple of  days left until that special day to honour the moms in your life, whether it’s your own mother, wife, sister, daughter, or friend.

If you’ve yet to trek to the store to pick up something nice, here’s a tip: flowers, jewelry, and gift cards are dated. Along with a day all to herself to do whatever she wants, check out some awesome tech gift ideas that any mom will appreciate.

1.Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

CP_ Mum Dyson Supersonic - DDM and ChipYou won’t be able to buy one of these until later in the summer. But I’ll bet most moms would appreciate an IOU for this personal care device over yet another box of chocolates any day. Aside from its sleek design, Dyson’s first crack at the hair dryer market focuses on solving some particularly frustrating issues every mom has encountered. First is, of course, design. The unit comes in attractive fuchsia/iron or white/silver. Second is size. It’s compact, with the motor built into the handle to allow for better balance while you move it around your head. Third is the focused airflow that helps avoid heat damage to your hair. And finally, the grille and filter are out of the way, so mom’s strands won’t get accidentally caught in it as she attempts to do her own blowout. $500

HP Ladies Black Tote

Help the working mom carry her notebook around in style with this fashionable tote, which comes finished in black CP_Mom hp toteand white, with a soft polka dot padded interior. It can hold a laptop (UltraBook, maybe?) up to 15.6” in size, and has dual compartments to keep the computer separate from files and folders. Plus, there are slip pockets for essentials, like pens, stylus, key cards, and other gear. The shoulder straps are adjustable to give mom the perfect fit. $40

3.LuMee iPhone Cases

CP_Mum LuMee_MohitoYoung moms, especially, will appreciate an iPhone case that can also help them take better selfies, both with their girlfriends and the kids. LuMee cases, available for the iPhone 6/6S and 6/6S Plus, include columns of LED lights running down either side to help provide better (and more flattering)lighting for taking self-portraits. Even if she doesn’t like selfies, the lights can come in handy for fixing your makeup, or to use as a flashlight. They come in a variety of colours, for $75-$80.

4.Apple iPad Pro

CP_Mum ipadproMoms from millennial-aged to grandmothers can all universally appreciate the benefits of a tablet, particularly the iPad. The second-generation iPad Pro is smaller than the first iteration of the device, with a 9.7” screen. And it’s ultra lightweight at under a pound. Whether she’s a stay-at-home mom, working, or retired, she can appreciate features like the iSight camera for shooting 4K videos, 5MP FaceTime HD camera for chatting with family and friends abroad, and faster wireless access. Plus, she can use the Apple Pencil for fun and games, or work. It comes in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold metallic, and starts at US$600 for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and US$730 for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

CP_MUM epson printer5.Epson Expressions Home XP-430 Small-in-One Printer

Whether she’s a work-from-home mom, or just a particularly crafty one, she’ll get great use out of this compact printer. It has a 100-sheet capacity for printing documents. Or, she can print lovely family photos at home. Use the Creative Print app to further personalize high-gloss pictures before printing and framing them. Add a package of photo paper to help get her started. $100.

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