Moms’ Night Out: Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is this weekend! So rather than succumbing to cliches, like buying your mom flowers or massage coupons (borrrring), we’ve got a few T+F approved gifts that are sure to make you the favorite child in the family.
For starters, take your mom out to see my new film, Moms’ Night Out, opening tomorrow (5/9). The film is a hilarious true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess that is parenting. Your mom will have a good laugh and a good time!
In addition to taking her on a Mom’s Night Out, here are a few other gadget gift ideas for Mother’s Day that your mom doesn’t know she needs. But hey, that’s what she has you for!
Mini: The wallet that charges your iPhone
It's rare that we find a product that combines fashion and technology without sacrificing one or the other (or functionality, for that matter). Mini happens to be one of those products that is not only practical in its use but also fashionable and classy. If your mom is a busy lady constantly on the go who loves her smartphone even more than she loves you, Mini was probably designed just for her. It can charge a phone (from zero to 100%) up to THREE TIMES on one charge.PURCHASE
Sony QX Lenses
If your mom is an SLR-loving photography buff or just an iphoneography aficionado, Sony's new QX lenses may be the perfect gift for her. They're basically high quality camera lenses… with the camera inside. The lens has its own wifi signal and connects to your smartphone, which lets you control the lens and acts as a viewfinder. It's smartphone photography on steroids.PURCHASE
Looking for a gift to satisfy more than one need? A yearlong subscription to Amazon Prime will give your mom free two day shipping on items from Amazon, unlimited instant TV and movie streaming, as well as free Kindle books, among other things. It's like a virtual gift basket.PURCHASE
Chromecast: The easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV
Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV and pairs with a mobile app, alowing you to send your favorite online shows, movies, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. If your mom doesn't have a Smart TV but wants to stream Netflix, HBO shows, and Hulu plus, Chromecast is an affordable, handy way to do all that and more.PURCHASE
TINKÉ Wellness Sensor for iPhone
Got a fitness-obsessed, tech savvy mom? Tinké is a mobile innovation that uses optical sensing technologies to capture heart rate, blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate and heart rate variability. It uses the readings to create personalized scores and index levels for you to improve upon. The device plugs directly into your iPhone or Android for max compatibility!PURCHASE
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