21 Gadgets to Get Your Tech-Savvy Mom This Mother's Day

Whether your mom is a computer genius or can't turn on her iPad without assistance, there are some gadgets on the market that will make her life easier. These handy devices offer simple solutions to a variety of life's most urgent conundrums — How to open a bottle of wine without damaging the cork? How to travel with a favorite perfume? How to up your Instagram game? We've got the answers in this Mother's Day gadgets gift guide.

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Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This wireless speaker streams music safely in the shower — and is conveniently shaped like a microphone, so Mom can belt it out.

Swimmer Grey/Mint Green, $30, Amazon

Smart Herb Garden

For moms without the greenest of thumbs, this smart garden is a great way to have live, edible plants in the kitchen without a lot of work. From strawberries to chilis to basil to tomatoes, just buy the cartridges, plug in the garden kit, and grow!

Smartpot, $80, Smartpot

An iPad

Whether they’re using it to FaceTime you every night or to play Words with Friends at every waking second (hi, Mom), moms love their tablet computers. If your mom already has one, consider getting her a fun case or app for her beloved Apple device.

16GB iPad Mini, $299, Apple


This little device aims to keep you healthy by tracking your steps, sleep, calories, and more! Fitbit’s primary goal is health, not weight loss, so it’s in no way an insulting gift to any mom.

FitBit Flex, $60, Amazon

Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

This Cuisinart ice cream maker creates soft serve and fro-yo, and if mom complains it’s too big for her kitchen, remind her you’ll come home more knowing ice cream is readily available…

Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve 1-1/2-Quart Ice-Cream Maker, $70, Amazon


These easy-to-use earbuds make a statement, and are available in a variety of different styles.

The Pearly Ladybuds, $40, HardCandy


If your mother is into wine, Coravin is the ultimate accessory. Used by top sommeliers all over the world, this unique system allows you to enjoy a glass of fine wine without uncorking the entire bottle.

Coravin Model 2 System, $300, Amazon

AeroPress Coffee Maker

For moms on the go, AeroPress is the ultimate coffee and espresso maker, perfect for a desktop or even a suitcase. No more complaining about Keurig machines!

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker, $30, Amazon

iPhone Sanitizer

Moms (at least some…) love clean and sanitary, and a cell phone is one of the dirtiest items a person carries! Step it up from Purell and get this UV sanitation station.

PhoneSoap UV Smartphone Sanitizer, $70, Amazon

iPhone Lens

Help mom up her Instagram game with a professional-style clip on camera lens for iPhone.

iPhone 6/6s Lens Kit, $37, Amazon

Martian Watch

This smartphone-watch hybrid syncs with a smartphone to give alerts, take voice commands, and stop mom from having to look at her phone 100+ times an hour.

G2G Martian Watch, $349, Amazon

Ted Baker Ballpoint Pen and Stylus

Combine something old and something new with something super classy. This pen-stylus combo works on both touch-screens and paper, and is definitely a handy item to carry around!

Ted Baker Touchscreen Ballpoint Pen & Stylus, $29, Amazon


These purses and wallets charge phones while you’re on the go! Now mom has no excuse for missing your calls…

Everpurse Mini, $99, Everpurse

Tzuruki Sunglasses

These sunglasses have a special chip in them that alerts your phone if they’re left behind. Mom will never lose her shades again! Plus, they’re pretty cool looking

Tzuruki Sunglasses, $249, Tzuruki

At Home Elliptical

If mom complains about going to the gym, or not having enough space for a home gym, this is the perfect solution: a micro elliptical!

Stamina In-Motion Elliptical Trainer , $72, Amazon

iStick Desk Organizer

This desk organizer keeps everything organized, prevents coffee from spilling, and has USB ports for plugging in extra devices.

Cyanics iStick Multifunction Desk Organizer, $40, Amazon

Extra Power

If mom’s phone or laptop or whatever device is always dying, she needs this battery pack. The Reservoir can last for a week’s worth of power and charges two devices at a time.

The Reservoir, $99, Ahalife

Amazon Fire TV

The newest in digital TV devices, this little box is said to be better than Apple TV and Roku. Mom can stream her favorite movie on Netflix, shows on Hulu Plus, and much more.

Amazon Fire TV, $90, Amazon

Bag Light

Practical for searching inside a purse or reading in dim conditions, this cute light is a fun and easy gift.

Bag Light, $12, Amazon

A Subscription

Get Mom something she wouldn’t otherwise pay for — Pandora One, Hulu Plus, Netflix, or even LinkedIn Premium (wait, does anyone have this?).

Netflix Subscription, $10/month, Netflix

Refillable Travel Perfume Case

Many moms have a signature scent (and if yours doesn’t: gift idea!), and this travel perfume case means she can always take her fragrance with her.

Travelo Mini Perfume Spray, $8, Amazon