Mother's Day Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Your Techie Mom

Gadget Gifts For Mom

Mother's Day 2018 is arriving on May 13, and if you are looking to find a gift that your tech-loving mom will love, you are in luck. Our list of possible gadget gifts for Mother's Day this year ranges from cool smartphone accessories (including an iPhone-charging handbag), to cutting-edge appliances for the home (such as a smart air purifier and smart cooker), to wireless headphones (especially useful for smartphones that no longer feature headphone jacks).

What follows is the roundup of our top gadget gift suggestions for mom this Mother's Day.

Nightingale Sleep System

If your mom has been wishing for a better night's sleep, this may be an ideal gift this Mother's Day. This sleep system product, Nightingale, promises that users will be able to fall asleep up to 38 percent faster. The Nightingale device plugs into bedroom outlets and generates "sound blankets" that promote better sleep. The sound blankets are customized for a room's acoustics, as well as personal sleep conditions, and are capable of masking disruptive noises (both indoor and outdoor noises). The device is controlled via the Nightingale smartphone app and provides pass-through outlets so that no plug-in space is taken up by the device. The Nightingale Sleep System is priced at $149.

Pearl Compact Mirror USB Battery

This novel device for charging an iPhone now comes in two sizes. The larger Pearl compact mirror measures 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 of an inch and comes with two mirrors, one of them 3X magnified. The mirror doubles as a battery pack for iPhone, iPad and USB devices, with a sizable 3000mAh battery and a 2.1A USB charging port. The Pearl Compact Mirror USB Battery sells for $30. There is now also a smaller version, the Pearl Mini, which sells for $20 and comes with two mirrors as well. The Pearl Mini measures 2.9 x 2.9 x 0.7 of an inch and features a 1,600mAh battery.

iOttie Wireless Dash And Windshield Mount

For gadget-loving moms who are always on the road, iOttie's device goes beyond the typical smartphone car mount in a few ways. One is the use of locking side arms, which lets users quickly mount their iPhone and keep it secure. For users of the iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus, the mount also offers Qi wireless charging to keep the device fueled up -- making it even easier to use the iPhone in the car. In addition, iOttie says the device charges iPhones quickly, up to 40 percent faster than traditional wireless chargers. The suction cup mount attaches to either the dashboard or the windshield. The iOttie Wireless Dash And Windshield Mount is priced at $54.95.

Everpurse Kate Spade Charging Handbag

This attractive tote bag has some extra features that your gadget-loving mom will appreciate (at least if she's a fan of Apple products). First and foremost, the bag includes a pocket for wirelessly charging your iPhone (X, 8 or 8 Plus) while on the go. Meanwhile, the bag itself recharges wirelessly when placed on a special mat (which is included). The bag also includes enough space to fit a small laptop, such as the 13-inch MacBook. The Everpurse Kate Spade Charging Handbag is priced at $479.

Instant Pot Ultra

For your aspiring chef mother, the Instant Pot Ultra could easily become an essential tool -- and an all-time favorite Mother's Day gift. The Instant Pot Ultra features a total of 10 modes: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Porridge Cooker, Cake Maker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté/Searing, Steamer, Warmer, Sterilizer, and the Ultra program (an adjustable program based on your specifications, which can provide the conditions needed for sous vide cooking). The six-quart cooker also comes with 16 preset "smart programs" including Egg, Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew and Bean/Chili. The Instant Pot Ultra is priced at $99.96.

Ring Video Doorbell 2

A gift of peace of mind for your mom could be a smart move this Mother's Day. Ring's Video Doorbell 2 is a doorbell that features a camera that's connected to the web -- with a 1,080HD video feed that's viewable on a smartphone. The device also includes two-way audio so users can speak to the person at the door. And what's more, the two-way audio works even if the user isn't home -- meaning your mom will be able to "answer the doorbell" from wherever she is, which can help discourage break-ins. For the second generation of the device, the Ring Video Doorbell also includes improvements to night visibility and overall video quality. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is priced at $199.

Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand

It's not often you find a cool gadget that works with both Apple and Samsung devices, but Samsung's Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand does just that -- which could make it a good gift for many techie moms. The device will charge up any Qi-enabled smartphone, which includes the most recent iPhones (X, 8 and 8 Plus) and Galaxy phones (S9, S9+ and Note8). While it's specially tuned for the Samsung devices -- it charges Galaxy phones up to 1.4X faster than other wireless chargers, according to Samsung -- we can confirm it works perfectly fine with iPhones, too. The charger can also switch between two modes, allowing users to lay their phone flat on the charger or prop up their phone in stand mode (we're big fans of the stand). The Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand is priced at $32.51.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Speaking of the iPhone, the lack of a headphone jack in recent models means that your iPhone-loving mom may be very pleased with a pair of wireless headphones. And Bose's popular noise-canceling wireless headphones are now in their second generation. Along with the Bluetooth connectivity and acoustic noise cancellation of the original version, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II adds in the Google Assistant for voice control -- of such things as playing music and sending texts -- right from the headphones. The QuietComfort 35 II also features up to 20 hours of battery life. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is priced at $349.

Amazon Echo Look

For your fashion-conscious mom, Amazon's Echo Look features a hands-free camera and can be used as a fashion assistant. The device works with a service called Style Check that offers feedback when users upload photos or videos of their outfits. The Echo Look also allows users to take photos and videos of themselves. The Amazon Echo Look is priced at $199.99.

LG PuriCare Air Purifier

What mom isn't interested in cleaner air around the home? One option that uses a cutting-edge approach is LG's latest version of its smart air purifier, PuriCare, which features some big upgrades. The PuriCare Air Purifier automatically removes fine dust particles and monitors air quality. The air purifier now features Clean Booster to help it better distribute clean air throughout the room. The LG PuriCare Air Purifier is priced at $348.99.