Holiday gifts for the tech-minded mom
If your mom is never without her tablet or smartphone, give her a gift that she'll truly appreciate this holiday season. From lightweight computers to electronics that help around the house, you can find the right gift for the techie mom.
Does mom's tablet need an upgrade? How about giving her the latest version of the world's most popular tablet. The iPad mini (Apple, $329 and up) is the newest iPad and perfect for the mom who is looking for something smaller than a traditional tablet computer.
Make grocery shopping a breeze for your mom (and your whole family) with the SmartShopper (SmartShopper USA, $150). This useful device allows the user to create, organize and print your grocery list through voice activation. This electronic grocery organizer comes pre-programmed with over 2,500 items, but you can also add your own.
Automated technology helps make housecleaning a whole lot quicker. Give Mom a robotic vacuum that can navigate around rooms on its own. We love the iRobot Roomba (Best Buy, $400) to remove dirt, debris and even pet hair from carpets and bare floors.
For the mom on the go, consider a lightweight yet powerful laptop such as the MacBook Air (Apple, $999 and up). It comes in both 11- and 13-inch sizes. It features a power dual-core processor, 4GB memory, HD graphics and much more.
For the mom that can't start her day without a cup of java, give her this Hamilton Beach voice-activated digital 12-cup coffeemaker. With this coffeemaker, she just needs to talk to set the brew timer (or she can use the on/off switch the old fashioned way). It features a dishwasher-safe carafe and basket, and non-stick keep-hot plate.
The Kindle range of products includes everything from your Kindle Paperwhite (Amazon, $120) to the Kindle Fire 8.9" with 4G LTE wireless (Amazon, $499). The Kindle Fire is a fabulous choice because it's a tablet and an eReader in one. Mom will love streaming movies and TV shows, reading eBooks, taking photos, making video calls, browsing the internet and more.