Mother’s Day tech gifts are completely underrated. As much as we will always love receiving flowers and chocolate for Mother’s Day (seriously, bring it on!) we’d never say no to an awesome Mother’s Day tech gift. Especially one that recognizes that we are basically insanely busy, on-the-go multitaskers 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 wellness apps that make our days a little easier to manage, here are some fantastic Mother’s Day tech gift ideas for all the mobile moms of the world.
Which, to be honest, is basically all of us.
This post has been updated for 2023.
11 tech gifts for the mobile mom
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($129 plus $12.50 for personalization at Mark & Graham)
If she can’t leave home without her phone, AirPods, and charging cable, get her a gorgeous leather tech case in which to store it all: It’s such a great Mother’s Day tech gift, blending practicality and style for any mobile mom and that monogram is the cherry on top. You’ll find lots more fun stuff at this shop if you want to browse.
Bandolier Lauren crossbody iPhone wallet
($105, other styles available, at Bandolier)
We have been raving about Bandolier’s sleek and stylish phone cases for ages, calling them the perfect accessory “until women get clothes with some damn pockets.” While you can never go wrong with their sleek black styles, we are also loving their lighter, casual tones for spring, such as this Lauren Crossbody phone wallet in Sienna leather. If she already owns a Bandolier, there are loads of accessories like a matching AirPod case that make great Mother’s Day gift too.
Calm app or Headspace app annual subscription
($69.99/1 year at Calm; $69.99/year with 20% from 5/8-5/14 at Headspace)
If there’s one thing all moms can all use, it’s some peace and quiet — and space to ourselves. We’ve featured 7 of our favorite meditation apps which are all terrific, though two of our personal favorites remain Calm and Headspace. Both offer breathing exercises to help us chill, meditation sessions to reduce stress, and even wind-down programs to help fall asleep more easily. That is, unless someone wakes her up for another glass of water at 2am.
Shokz OpenRun Pro Sport Headphones, now in mini size too
($179.95 at Amazon)
We love Shokz stellar headphones that let us listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks all without blocking out the world around us thanks to bone-conductive technology. They are a great gift for moms who bike, run, walk, or just likes to do work around the house with headphones on. And their new smaller sized Open Run Pro Mini, along with their standard-sized headphones, allow moms to (safely) do what we do best: always keeping one ear open for the kids.
Apple Watch Series 8
($399 at Apple or check Amazon for deals)
Don’t let the analog face fool you: the latest Apple watch is one high-tech device for her wrist. She’ll be able to answer calls, check her messages, review apps, all with the addition of tons of support for fitness, sleep, and even ovulation data should that be something she’s tracking.
If she has already splurged on a new watch for herself, treat her to a new Apple Watch band that will make her current model look brand new again, in time for a lovely Mother’s Day brunch..
If she’s always on the go — and always nervous about running out of battery power — grab her one of Casely’s Power Pods that adds juice to her phone without the need to find an outlet We especially love how the Power Pods look attached to the matching phone case, so maybe splurge for both? Hey, she’s worth it.
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 as a Mother’s Day tech gift. This very popular Phone Soap system is now back in stock (at normal prices) after a pandemic-induced rush that led to limited supplies and price gouging. They’re popular for good reason, but we think they make a better Mother’s Day gift when they’re not a zillion dollars.
($24.99+ at SkinIt)
She probably has a million photos of the kids IN her phone, and now with SkinIt’s custom cases, she can show them off on the outside of her phone, table, or laptop. Available for Apple, Samsung, Google, and LG devices, the hardest part about creating a new case is picking just one photo of the kids.
($72 at Amazon)
Otterbox’s sleek and simple charging station is perfect for a nightstand or desk. It holds both an iPhone and AirPods (and an Apple Watch with the purchase of an extra cable), so she’s always starting the morning at 100%. So to speak.
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Portable Bluetooth Speaker
($234 at Amazon)
We fell in love with this gorgeous Beoplay portable speaker when it launched few years back, and now they’re out with an upgrade that does way more than play music — including offering Alexa support. Considering it’s from Bang & Olufsen, it happens to play music amazingly well — but audio books and podcasts will sound just wonderful too, whether mom is in a hotel room, at a desk, or just hiding in the bathroom from the kids.