Gift Ideas for Mum

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated May 3rd, 2024
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In the past, I’ve definitely fallen into the trap of just buying the classic presents for Mum on Mother’s Day; flowers, chocolate, wine and a hastily written card because I forgot that my sister had moved to a different country and wouldn't be able to help me. But this year is going to be different, I’m going to be ORGANISED. Now you can’t really go wrong with the classics, but they can leave a bit of desire for something more or at least more of a surprise. That’s why we’ve decided to compile a list of cool tech gadgets that will show your mum just how much you appreciate her by being awesome and solving her problems! WIN WIN!

Treat Her to Endless Self-Care

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The Breurer Face Sauna gently opens to pores for cleansing.
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Braun's SE911 Face Spa Pro comes with different attachments for home facials.

Self-care products are a pretty safe go-to type of present. Things like massages and bath bombs might spring to mind, but how about adding something a little more long-lasting? There are some pretty cool products that fall into this space. What about wrapping up a bath bomb AND a Face Spa, such as the Braun SE911 Face Spa Pro, so she can enjoy a relaxing bath followed by a new skincare routine that'll leave her with soft and radiant skin. Or what about a Beurer FS60 Face Sauna that gently opens the pores for cleansing or for inhalation? If she's on her feet all day, maybe a foot spa is just what she needs to keep them nice and pampered on the regular.

Blankets As Warm As Her Hugs

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A Beurer Heated Blanket will keep her nice and snuggly.
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A heating pad for cramps, pains, or simply extra warmth.

Is your mum constantly telling you, you’re making her feel cold by not wearing a jacket? Help her forget her woes and survive the upcoming wintry months with a snuggly heated blanket. Beurer’s Heated Blankets come in a selection colours to match her interior design stylings and are packed full of nifty features, though the most important is the super comfortable fleecy surface making it uber-snuggly! Or if she’s got a sore back from lugging the kid’s stuff around all the time, or from giving you a leg-up in the property market, check out these Heating Pads, perfect for helping to minimise the pain that comes from back pain, cramps or just to keep warm. And remember, this is for her, not for you to steal for your room later.

If You're a Pain In The Neck For Her...

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Therabody Theragun Prime is the premium choice, used by professionals and athletes.
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The Beurer MG99 Massage Gun offers fantastic value.

Is your mum always on the hunt for a massage but won’t splurge on herself for a professional one and you’re over getting sore hands? Well, massage devices are a pretty cool option for those mums that work a desk job, is into exercise or just needs to de-stress. There’s a big selection, from small ones that are perfect for spot massaging, to seat covers that will let your mum sit back and unwind after a big day, or even premium massage guns for those that like to keep active. Check out the full range of Massage Guns & Therapy Devices.

Keep Her Connected & In-The-Loop

Is Mum rocking a pretty ancient phone? If you want to help her take even better accidental videos of her pocket, or give her the premium smartphone experience without breaking the bank, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 13 range is an awesome choice. It comes in a great range of colours and is packed to the brim with features, coming close to keeping up with some of the most premium top-spec smartphones. The battery is one of them, starting from 5000mAh of juice that'll keep her charged up all day long! They even come with super clear cameras, with a 108MP main camera, so she can snap family photos with ease!

A Phone Case, Just In Case...

Now, if she treats her equipment a bit rough or you just want to give her some peace of mind, there’s also a lot of phone cases to choose from. Whether she just wants something simple like a clear case, or something with heavy-duty protection, or one that doubles as a wallet, or maybe just one that looks nice, you’ll be sure to find something she’ll like!

Time To Show How Much You Care

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Fitbit Sense 2 is a health focused smart watch.
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After incredible value? Look to the Xiaomi Redmi Watch 3.

If your mum complains about you ignoring her calls but when you ring her phone is on silent in her handbag or at home while she's out walking the dog, a smartwatch is a great way of making sure she knows you need to get in contact. Often smartwatches are just seen as another extra for a smartphone, and while you do need a phone to set one up, smartwatches are packed full of features to make her life easier and more convenient. From all the convenience of a regular watch to advanced fitness tracking, to better direction guidance, there are far too many features to list here. Check out a great list of the Top Smart Watches we compiled here.

A Gift To Make You Smile

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Polaroid Go for classic square polaroids.
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Instax Mini 12 for cute rectangle polaroids.

If your mum loves capturing memories, like that time you were extremely unimpressed about going to school, or when the family pet licks food off your siblings face, a camera is perfect. To make these moments more tangible than just a picture that sits in your smartphone library, grab an Instant Film Camera. A brilliant rework of an old classic this shot of nostalgia will make her a little misty-eyed. Although her parents probably wouldn’t let her have one at the time so now is as good a time as any!

Let Her Indulge Her Fantasies In Peace

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Kindle Paperwhite eReader.
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Backlight enables easy nighttime reading.

eReaders are the perfect gift for a mum who likes to read, capable of storing thousands of books. Some of the more feature-rich ones can even show graphic novels or textbooks, making them pretty versatile devices. There are two main brands to choose from, Kobo and Kindle. Kindle is the biggest name in the industry and has a strong ecosystem because of it, but there are some benefits to Kobo, such as the ability to add your own books as well as Overdrive, a service that allows you to borrow books on your eReader, check out more about Kobo here

For When She Prefers Multimedia

Does your mum enjoy consuming media on her phone but struggle with the smaller size? Is a laptop a bit too expensive, bulky and unnecessary? A tablet is a perfect choice in this scenario. The convenience of a tablet is undeniable, and if she has a smartphone, you can typically grab a tablet that uses the same operating system. There’s also a broad range to choose from, check out some of the most popular below. Want to know if a Tablet or an e-Reader is the best option for your mum, check out our buying guide!

Throw It On The Big Screen

Now whether your mum is eagerly awaiting the second season of Bridgerton or can’t wait to induldge in her favourite rom-com or drama, she’ll be thankful to have some form of casting device, especially if she’s still rocking a ‘dumb’ TV. Chromecast makes for an awesome choice, with a super-easy setup, making it easy no matter how tech-savvy she is. There are a few other options too, Apple TV is perfect for those within the Apple ecosystem, NVIDIA shield is a pretty awesome device for mums who are into a bit of gaming, or maybe Vodafone TV, for a more tailored NZ experience.

For When She Needs to Drown Out Your Whining

If your mum loves jamming out to Jack Johnson or French jazz as much as mine, a portable speaker will show her you care, even if you don’t care for her taste in music. There are a lot of different styles, with lots of great colours and prices! UE BOOM’s are the classic portable speakers you see, but there are plenty of other brands to choose from in different form factors and different uses.

Easier and Cheaper Than a Dog

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The eufyCam 3 is a top choice for outdoor security.
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EufyCam Indoor Pro will keep a watchful eye indoors.

Is your mum concerned about home security? How about making her house as smart and automated as possible? Mine sure is, so I know anything smarthome will not only make her life easier but also less stressful. There are lots of options to choose from, beginning with entry-level products like Smart RGB WiFi lights and Smart wall sockets, all the way up to Smart Locks and Security Cameras. So if you want to keep your mum feeling safe and sound, perhaps a smart security camera is the perfect present for her? Not only are they cheaper than a dog, but they come with way less requirements for maintanence and care, meaning she can finally kick her feet up and relax! Check out some of our Top Home Security Cameras here.

Now that you are armed with all of this new knowledge, we hope that you can give your mother dearest something a bit more unexpected this year. There’s a broad selection to choose from, meaning there’s something from yummy mummies to older souls. Feel free to let us know if there are any cool presents you think we’ve missed out down below! Otherwise, as we all know, mum does know best. So if you think she'd be better off picking her present herself, check out the selection of PB Tech Gift Cards.

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