Mother's Day is a special day for me! At one time I never thought that I would be a mother. However, I ended up with 4 kids all born right around Mother's Day! In fact, when my boys were born in 2006 I was in the hospital on Mother's Day since they were born only 2 days before.
I got the greatest gifts that I could ever have at that time. So when Mother's Day rolls around now I don't expect much. However, I would never refuse a great gift!! And times have changed. I'm sure I'm not the only mom that prefers certain gifts over others. Flowers are always beautiful, but they don't last long. Chocolate may be gone the first day it is received. LOL! I prefer long term gifts. That way each and every time I use it or look at it I think about when I got it, the occasion, and the gift giver. There are many different gifts that Mom would love. However, this mom?? As you know I'm a gadget geek! You could never go wrong getting me a new gadget… no matter the occasion!
This is especially true since I am definitely an on-the-go mom. Sure, I work from home. But my life is an endless stream of emails, phone meetings, events, kid outings, travel, and more. Great gadgets help me stay connected and on track. I took a look at the Best Buy website to recommend some great gifts for the gadget loving mom. You can never have enough gadgets! Some of these great gifts can be found for under $100. Worried about getting the best deal? Best Buy has a low-price guarantee!
Samsung Galaxy S5: I have not personally tried this little baby yet. However, I have no doubt in my mind that it lives up to every expectation. I use both a Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 and they are awesome. The S5 improves on the greatness that the S4 already had going by adding features such as a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor. Plus it has an awesome 16mb camera. The camera on my Note 3 is outstanding, so I am looking forward to trying out the one on the S5.
HP 14″ Chromebook: I posted about a different model of this Chromebook when HP came to town and let me get my hands on one. In fact, it is sitting next to me right now. I have grown to love it. For day-to-day web browsing, email, word processing, and social media, purchasing a Chromebook is a great alternative to spending a huge chunk of change on a PC laptop. As the name implies it is based on Google's Chrome OS so everything is based on the Chrome browser. You can add functionality by installing the same Chrome extensions that you may be using in your browser already.
Mophie Juicepack Powerstation: I won one of these at Blogher last year. It is now a fixture in my purse. I don't like not being able to charge my phone. Finding an outlet is not always an option, so carrying your own power is a great idea. Any mom on the go would love one of these. It allows you to charge your phone or tablet right in your purse, or while using them. Once charged the unit lasts a while and can fully charge a typical smartphone 2 times, maybe more.
HP Envy 5530 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer: I received one of these for review. This is a nice printer. This unit is a great size with lots of function. The wireless capabilities will allow Mom to print from her computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. It also scans, copies, and prints double-sided.
Microsoft Surface 2 + Touch Cover: If mom is really on the go all of the time she needs to be able to work. Thanks to great modern technologies this can now be accomplished without hauling around a huge 8lb laptop. A Microsoft Surface 2 is thin enough to fit comfortably in a large purse or small backpack. It allows you to do most everything on Windows that you would do at your desk. You can find applications for most everything that you want to do in the Windows Store. Add the Touch Cover in Mom's favorite color and you have a great gift.
These are just a few of my favorite things that can be found at Best Buy. These would make great gifts for any gadget loving mom. Of course there is so much more to be found at Best Buy. Looking for more ideas? Check out the Best Buy gift center. Shop online and you can get free shipping with qualified purchase.
Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Best Buy. I received compensation in the form of a gift card. All opinions are my own.