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Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 06:52 AM IST

Make mom’s day special with these cool gadgets

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Finding an ideal gift for your tech-loving mom doesn’t need to be a chore. Mom’s next handbag need not be a handbag, for instance – it can also be a charger for her smartphone on the go. We’re talking about the kind of tech that can enhance the day to day activities for moms who don’t want to slow down just because they’re getting older. That’s why we handpick our favourite tech gifts for mom, from easy smartphones for escaping the mayhem of motherhood, to the perfect purse for gadgets

For mobile maven moms:  easy to use Smartphone

If your mom loves to stay connected, an enhanced device streamlined to fit her needs may be the perfect gift. Eliminate pesky mobile clutter with a cell phone optimised with features designed for her like a simplified menu, loud speaker and voice typing. She can turn the Jitterbug Smart into a personal safety device with health and safety apps, like 5Star. In any uncertain or unsafe situation, Mom presses the button to connect to a highly-trained Agent that can identify her location and send help. Plus, with affordable plans that include data, an intuitive interface and a long-lasting battery, this type of cell phone allows mobile moms to browse and chat with ease.

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 For jet-setter moms:  smart toothbrush

For a great travel essential the adventurous women in your life may not already own, consider a high-tech electric toothbrush like the Foreo Issa. Made of a hygienic silicone that resists bacteria and massages gums more gently than a traditional toothbrush, this is likely a toiletry essential your mom hasn’t seen before. The Foreo lasts up to 365 uses for every hour of charging, which is great for those who don’t want to pack another charger in their suitcase. As teeth tend be more prone to sensitivity as we age, the gentle silicone bristles of this brush make it a great way to reduce irritation to tooth enamel and gums alike.

 For fashion forward moms:  phone charging purse

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For the chic moms who tend to tote too much stuff around in their handbags, a bag with a built in phone charger is a sleek option to ensure that cell phones stay charged on-the-go.  From stylish compact clutches like the Chic Buds Clutchette feature connected chargers built into the bag lining, allowing for easy plug-ins. Larger handbags like the Everpurse blend fashion and utility in a Kate Spade collaboration that eliminates cords altogether. Place the bag directly on a battery charging mat overnight, and the bag can then charge your phone on-the-go all day.

For chef moms: Smart cookware

For the moms who are always whipping up elaborate meals for the extended family on holidays, smart cookware can be a great gift that old school chefs may not think to buy themselves. The Pantelligent is a smart pan that uses an embedded sensor to control temperature and cooking time via a connected smartphone app. Chefs can enjoy perfectly cooked steaks, salmon and more with this handy device that tells you exactly when to flip your dinner and add ingredients.

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For social media savvy moms:  wireless photo printer

For the mom who is always the first to like your every Instagram and Facebook post, consider gifting her a wireless digital printer so she can preserve these fleeting moments IRL. The Canon PIXMA TS9020 is a good all-in-one option with a five-inch touchscreen that allows for wireless printing from a smartphone or tablet. Another fun feature of the PIXMA is that the large screen allows users to access social media accounts directly from the printer, where photos can be edited and printed directly from Facebook, Instagram and more.

For Home Owning Moms:  Home Security Sensor

Gift yourself and your mom more peace of mind with a smart home monitoring system. A property management sensor like the Notion allows homeowners to stick a small sensor anywhere in their home and get instant smartphone notifications on potential problems like smoke and leak detection—from anywhere in the world. The Notion also detects and sends notifications when doors and windows are opened, light are turned on or off, and more. This is a great gift for simplifying and connecting all the systems that make a house a home.

For green-thumb moms:  LED indoor garden

For the women in your life who love to garden, consider bringing a bit of the outdoors in with an LED grow station instead. The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden is a great windowsill option for growing flowers, herbs and vegetables in a hydroponic water bed. This setup eliminates the need for messy soil in spots like the kitchen, and makes growing up to six different plants a cinch with a control panel with watering alerts and growth monitoring.

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Published on: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 03:43 PM IST
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