We’re sure you’re not the sort to forget. But Mother’s Day (26th March) is probably approaching much faster than you realise.
But don’t worry. We’ve got your back. Here, we’ve gone beyond the conventional go-to gifts of chocolates and flowers to bring the best tech presents for mums.
1. Smarter coffee machine: £103.30
So, this Mother’s Day, you might decide to bring your mum a cup of coffee in bed. Well, if you buy a smart coffee maker, she can wake up to the smell of freshly brewing coffee every morning, without you having to do anything.
All your mum needs to do is download the free app onto her phone and she’ll then be able to control the machine from anywhere in the house. She can even schedule it so that there’s fresh coffee waiting for her when she wakes up or gets home from work.
Buy the Smarter coffee machine.
2. NIX Advance digital photo frame: £69.99
There are few things mums love more than photos of their kids. And with a digital photo frame, she can play back all her treasured memories whenever she wants.
The NIX Advance digital photo frame comes with an 8-inch, high-resolution screen to make your snaps look really sharp. It also has a clock and calendar function and stereo speakers so you can set your images to music.
To make this gift even more thoughtful, download all your favourite family photos first, so that it already has lots of lovely pics on it when your mum opens it. This also has the added benefit of letting you choose only flattering photos of yourself and embarrassing ones of your siblings.
Buy the NIX Advance digital photo frame.
3. Amzdeal Shiatsu neck and back massager: £49.99
Pretty much every Mother’s Day gift guide will suggest paying for a massage for your mum. But, rather than getting her a one-off spa day, you could treat her to a neck and back massager that she can use whenever she likes.
The Amzdeal Shiatsu massager uses heat therapy and four massage heads to help relieve tensions, stress and sore muscles in your neck, shoulders, back, waist, body, arms, legs and feet.
It also comes with an AC adapter and car charger so she can use it at home, at the office or in the car.
Buy the Amzdeal Shiatsu neck and back massager.
4. Kindle Paperwhite e-reader: £109.99
If your mum loves reading but hates unnecessary clutter, get her an e-reader so she can store thousands of books on one slim device.
And with a high-resolution screen, adjustable light and a battery that lasts weeks on a single charge, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is definitely our favourite e-reader on the market at the moment.
For extra brownie points, download some of her favourite books onto it before you wrap it.
Buy the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.
5. Echo Dot: £49.99
Most mums need a personal assistant, and if yours is always saying that she never has enough hands, a hands-free gadget could make a huge difference to her.
The Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device loaded with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. It can play music, tell you the weather and even book a taxi. All you need to do is ask.
Buy the Echo Dot.
6. Morphy Richards fastbake breadmaker: £59.99
The smell of freshly-baked bread is just about one of the best things ever, but it can be an absolute pain to make from scratch, which is why most of us tend to just pick up a loaf of Hovis instead.
With the Morphy Richards fastbake breadmaker, you can be tucking into a freshly baked loaf in just 50 minutes. The machine comes with 12 different programmes, so you can have anything from bread to other baked goods, such as cakes and scones. It even comes with gluten-free recipes.
You can also set it on an overnight timer so you can wake up to fresh bread in the morning.
Buy the Morphy Richards fastbake breadmaker.
7. Self-watering plant pot: £24.99
Brighten your mum’s day with a self-watering plant pot. This planter has a reservoir that supplies your plant with the correct amount of water. Just fill it up with water and your plant will become self sufficient. It’s lightweight and weatherproof and can be used indoors or out.
Get a pretty plant to put in it and you can sit back and bask in your new-found status as your mum’s favourite child.
Buy the self-watering plant pot.
8. Moleskine smart writing set: £199
Treat your mum to a notebook with a difference with the Moleskine smart writing set. It looks like a traditional pen and notepad, but transfers your notes from the paper onto your phone, tablet or PC by using the free app available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
Buy the Moleskine smart writing set.
9. Fitbit wristband: £79.99
Help your mum look after herself by getting her a Fitbit. It will monitor how long and how well she sleeps as well as tracking her steps, calories burned and active minutes.
She can even sync it to her phone so she can get calls, texts and notifications on it.
Buy the Fitbit wristband.
10. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones: £211.27
If there’s one thing most mums crave, it’s a little bit of peace and quiet. Beats headphones are famous for their crystal-clear sound quality, so with these, she’ll be able to lose herself in her favourite tunes, audio-books or TV programmes.
They can also be connected via Bluetooth, so she can use them wirelessly which makes them the perfect workout companion. They work with Siri, so she can use them to answer calls or change her music by voice command.
Buy the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones.