As much as we love flowers and chocolate for Mother’s Day (seriously, bring it on) we’d never say no to a an awesome Mother’s Day tech gift. Especially one that recognizes we are basically insane on-the-go multi-taskers who manage our entire lives –and our family’s, ahem — with the help of our phones, tablets and laptops.
From audio accessories, to chic gadget cases, to online subscriptions that make our lives better, here are some fantastic Mother’s Day tech gift ideas for all the mobile moms out there.
Which, to be honest, is all of us these days.
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– this post has been updated for 2021 –
10 high tech gifts for the mobile mom
Phone Soap UV Sanitizer
If you read our post about the best ways to clean and sanitize your phone, you’ll know why moms would be thrilled to get a UV phone sanitizer — and the uber popular Phone Soap system is now back in stock (at normal prices) after a year of limited supplies and price gouging. They’re popular for good reason.
BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
I fell in love with this gorgeous Beoplay portable speakers a few years back, and now they’re out with this upgrade that does way more than play music, like offering Alexa support. Though considering it’s from Bang & Olufsen, it happens to the music playing amazingly well. And ooh — the colors
($69.99/1 year, Calm)
Monogrammed Tech Clutch
($64.99 and up, on sale for limited time, Mark & Graham)
These days, she can’t leave home without a phone, her AirPods, an extra mask, wipes… Which is why this gorgeous leather tech case is such a great Mother’s Day tech gift, blending practicality and style for any mobile mom. That monogram is the cherry on top. Lots more fun stuff at this shop if you want to browse.
If she’s always too busy to get all those photos off her mobile phone (raising my hand), she’ll be thrilled to find them printed and ready to hang, thanks to recent sponsor and new favorite thing, TilePix. Plus, that discount! You can also give her a membership, so she can save on all her orders for the next 12 months and pick her own photos.
Bandolier Hands-Free Mobile Phone Crossbody Case
($105 for this style, Amazon)
If she likes tech accessories of the designer ilk, I have been raving about Bandolier for ages. I called them the perfect accessory “until women get some clothes with some damn pockets.” And this year, they’re more practical than ever — less digging into your bag for all that touchless pay action — just let the phone up from around your neck, and beep! It really is a winning Mother’s Day tech gift. You’ll rarely see me without mine.
Custom Photo iPhone Otterbox Case
($61.50, Zazzle with limited time discounts)
Whether she’s a new mom or a seasoned grandma, we love that this personalized case manages to be ultra-protective and sentimental at the same time. Plus, the chance to gaze at an adorable family photo is a perfect excuse to remember to put the phone down more. (And yes, we’re talking to ourselves here!)
Native Union has always offered an elegant range of practical but stylish cords, accessories and docking solutions for your devices, and now I love their latest: it comes with a Curve Case for AirPods, plus a Wireless Charging Dock, any Qi compatible devices, from iPhones (8 or later) to Google Pixe 3, Samsung Galaxy, Note 10 series, and more. It’s such a treat having your phone always at your reach on your desk or nightstand, especially when the stand is a thing of beauty in itself.
($60 for glasses + $49 for blueblocking, Pair Eyewear)