If you’re after a great gadget gift for Mum this Mother’s Day that won’t break the bank, try this on for size: 10 gifts under $100 that definitely don’t feel like budget prezzies!
Gizmodo’s Mothers Day Gift Guide is powered by the Fitbit Charge HR and the Fitbit Surge fitness watch. Heart rate, calories, steps and sport tracking with long battery life, call and text notifications, auto sleep monitoring and more.
If you’re thinking to buy her a fitness tracker, this is a great option. This device tracks steps taken, calories burned, hours of sleep and your quality of sleep and then syncs at that info to your phone.
The Jawbone tracks, steps, calories burned, food and drink intake and your quality of sleep. There are a bunch of cool colours to choose from and each comes with a clip for easy wear.
Little speaker, big sound. The Jabra Solemate is modelled on a cute little sneaker, and it really does look like one! The included 3.5mm auxiliary could be a a shoelace, and it’s got a rugged-looking rubber sole, hence “solemate”. It’s a go-anywhere bluetooth speaker that won’t break the bank.
This isn’t exclusive to Mums: my phone battery runs out all the time. This 1100mAh Power Bank can be easily slipped into a handbag for when her phone battery is on the fritz.
Don’t be fooled: the Chromecast may look super-nerdy but it will actually allow your Mum to get a lot done between the phone and the TV. From streaming stuff from Netflix on her tablet to the TV, through to showing off the family’s digital photos when it’s time for you to get embarrassed, the Chromecast can help!
Capsule coffee is a great way to brew yourself a delicious cafe-quality beverage at home, and the Lavazza brand has been synonymous with great cafe coffees for years. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, however. It’s just $99 after a $60 cash-back offer!
Sometimes the camera on your phone just won’t cut it. That’s when Mum needs a great Nikon camera to capture those memories.
All my Mum ever wants for Mother’s Day is a bit of peace and quiet, she tells me. That’s why these big Sony headphones might be great for her to block out all the arguing I get up to with my sister.
My Dad has set up an unfathomably complex home entertainment system with five different remotes. That’s why my Mother’s Day gift will probably include a universal remote like this one from Logitech.
What’s in your Mum’s swag bag for Mother’s Day? What’s the best gift? Leave an idea for us in the comments!
Mia Steiber also contributed to this article.