10 Cool Mother’s Day Tech Gift And Gadget Ideas For 2022

CRN scours the market for the best tech toys for moms in 2022.

Moms everywhere are probably tired of stereotypical Mother’s Day gifts focused on household chores and, well, just doing everything for everybody else.

This year, with Mothers’ Day coming up on May 8, CRN wants to give her a break with a cool list of gadgets mom (and really everyone) will love.

With cool gear from Apple, Sony, Fujifilm, Philips and some new players, our tech list celebrates the fact that moms love and deserve the coolest stuff.

The pandemic has no doubt led to some different attitudes about how we interact with technology – we’re sure everyone is getting more used to being connected to smart devices and integrating technology into their lives. Mom is no different.

So go clean your room after CRN examines 10 great tech gifts for mothers.

Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light

Your late night wailing probably woke your mother out of countless nights of sleep, so pay her back with a gentler awakening with Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light and Therapy Lamp. This gadget lets you follow a natural sleep routine with sunset and sunrise simulations. It has a smartphone-enabled built-in bedroom sensor for creating an ideal sleeping and waking environment. SmartSleep’s SleepMapper app enables control and customization from your smartphone for a connected wake-up experience.

Priced at $179.99

Sony SRS-XB13 Bluetooth Speaker

Mom will love the portable and powerful sound of the Sony SRS-XB13 Bluetooth Speaker whether she’s having a picnic, hanging out at the pool, or settling into her office for a long day of work. The SRS-XB13 is a durable waterproof speaker with extra bass, a sound diffusion processor that packs a lot of punch for its small size. Add in several stylish color options and you have yourself a winning Mother’s Day gift recipe.

Priced at $59.99

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer

Lots of moms just love taking pictures, so what better gift then a portable printer for their smartphones and other mobile devices? The Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer fulfills mom’s need for instant gratification when she needs some quick picks of the kids. The device prints a photo in about 12 seconds and has enough battery power to print 100 photos on a single charge. Using two dedicated smartphone apps, the device attaches to your phone or Fujifilm X-A7 owners can print directly from their cameras.

Priced at $99.99

Swanwick Cat Eye Night Swannies

These tech-savvy blue light glasses will protect mom’s eyes while keeping her stylish. Swannies block over 99 percent of blue light between 400-500nm. The company claims wearing Night Swannies continuously for 2-3 hours before bed will help you slip into a deep and restorative sleep. The glasses come in several styles and feature acetate frames and spring hinges.

Priced from $69.99

Apple AirTag Tracker

Mom’s been keeping track of you for your entire life, so give her something else to focus her attention on with the Apple AirTag Tracker. The AirTag Tracker is a simple, yet ingenious way to track and manage the stuff that slips from our minds and become difficult to find. Compatible with iPhone 11 and up, the affordable device can attach itself to just about anything you want to keep tabs on. Better still, it can play sounds from its built-in speaker to help you locate a lost item in the house.

Priced at $29 per AirTag.

Apple Watch Series 7

Apple Watch has been a juggernaut for the Cupertino, Calif. company for good reason. Mom will love the intuitive interface and increased health features found on the Apple Watch Series 7. Featuring the most viewing space on its phones yet, Apple has decreased the bezel size in favor of adding more pixels for our viewing pleasure. It’s crack resistant, dust resistant, water resistant, and durable enough for busy moms on the go. Health-conscious moms can measure blood oxygen, take an ECG, or even check her heart rate. Mindfulness and sleep tracking innovations only add to the healthy options.

Priced from $399.

Gocycle G4 Electric Bike

We’re not going to lie. The Gocycle G4 is the biggest splurge on this list. At $4,999 , it probably costs more than mom’s first car. But mom will love the coolness factor of an electric bike that can get her around town and fold up to a manageable size. The G4 gets about 40 miles of range that has an electric motor integrated into the front hub. The G4’s easy fold design makes it perfect for city commutes, or to store in a car, camper, or boat. For environmentally conscientious moms, the reduction of carbon emissions may justify the steep price tag.

Furbo Dog Camera

It might be the perfect gift for every dog mom out there. The Furbo Dog Camera lets you keep an eye on your pet and launch treats via your smartphone. The device can detect barking, intruders, or other home emergencies – making it not just cool, but practical. The camera features cloud recording to record video clips of important dog-related events you have missed while you stepped away.

The camera is priced at $69 and the Furbo Dog Nanny app is priced at $129 for a two-year plan.

Moment MTW Tote Bag

Now that your mom has a bunch of new tech gadgets in her arsenal, she’ll need a way to transport all those awesome devices. The MTW Tote is designed to hold your gadgets on the go. Measuring 12.6 x 18.7 x 6.1 inches, the bag has enough pockets for a lot of tech, including a dedicated 16-inch padded laptop pocket. The bag is easy on the planet as well, being constructed from recycled nylon.

Priced at $99.99