Mother’s Day may be over, but the best tech and gadgets are a year-round fascination for moms of all ages. In fact, this is probably the perfect time to buy devices and tech products since it’s summertime in the Philippines, and sales and promos are a dime a dozen. You can even check out Poundit.com’s Deals of the Week to see for yourself some of the things you can get your mom at this very moment.
That said, we do have quite a few ideas in mind, with each gift idea tailored around different mom personality types. Here are some of them.
For the Gamer Mommy: A Gaming Laptop or Console
Sure you might think of a mom as someone who is nurturing and caring to their anak, but there are also moms who are the violent, destructive, and have wanton regard for lives—the lives of Diablo’s spawns, that is. There are also moms who are burly, strong, and resilient, and have no qualms reprimanding their son with a strongly worded “boy”—as would Kratos when Atreus is being a pain in the derriere.
For moms who love games, there is, of course, no better gift than a gaming console or a full-fledged gaming laptop. To this end, you can check out Poundit.com’s collection of gaming laptops, or you can take her to the mall right now to buy whatever console she’s still missing from the console wars triumvirate of Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo. And if you’re barat, at least go buy her a game or some sort of gaming accessory.
For the Zumba Mamita: A Portable Speaker
Because how else can your zumba mom show her latest moves to her amigas without a proper portable speaker that she can carry around wherever she goes—whether it’s just next door, at the subdivision clubhouse, or at the pasayaw in the park.
For the Kikay Momsy: Gadgets for Selfies and Photo Shoots
If the mom in your life loves making herself beautiful and taking photographs of herself, then consider buying her a gadget that she can use for all her amateur photo shoot sessions. One idea is to give her a selfie-centric Oppo smartphone, which is guaranteed to make her look great and prevent instances of “let’s delete this photo because I don’t look good here.”
Another gift you can give her is a Fujifilm Instax, which is sure to take her photo shoots to the next level. Like the Polaroid cameras of old, the Fujifilm Instax is an instant camera that can quickly produce a developed print moments after the photo is taken.
For the Couch Potato Momma: A Netflix Subscription
Many moms love the television as much as the next person, but don’t you think it’s time to level up your TV game beyond Eat Bulaga and FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano?
A Netflix subscription doesn’t really cost that much these days, with the fees being PHP370, PHP460, or PHP550, depending on your streaming needs. Moreover, you don’t even need to have a smart TV to operate Netflix, since you can use simply use inexpensive third-party solutions like Google Chromecast to cast the show from your phone and onto your TV via a small dongle that goes into the HDMI port.
For the Fit Mama: A Fitness Tracker and Bluetooth Earphones
Fitspiration moms who love to get active deserve the best fitness gadgets as a reward for their hard work and dedication. Whether they’re into CrossFit, running, tennis, aerobic workouts, elliptical training, outdoor cycling, or swimming, Poundit.com has all the fitness trackers and sports wearables that can help your mom keep track of her fitness level. Our brands of smart wearables include Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, and Xiaomi.
While you’re at it, also throw in a pair of top-quality earphones so she can have some music to listen to while she works out. Ideally, you should be looking at some Bluetooth earphones so the wires won’t get in the way of her fitness goals.
For the Audiophile Mom: A Pair of Headphones
If your favorite mom loves her sounds, then surely a high-quality pair of headphones that offers great sound details, remarkable dynamics, and noise cancellation capability won’t go unnoticed. Whether she listens to classical music, soul, country, folk, popular music, rhythm and blues, musical theater, EDM, rock, or even hip hop, a proper pair of headphones is a great device to add to her audio arsenal.
For the Neat Freak Nanay: A Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Moms who love keeping their homes clean are heroes that have been around since time immemorial—because goodness knows what our houses would look like without their insatiable desire to keep things spick and span. Surely, if there were someone who deserves a break, it would be these clean freak moms.
And what better way to afford them their much-needed respite from house chores than by gifting them with robot vacuum cleaner? The most well-known of these contraptions, of course, is the iRobot Roomba, which can autonomously navigate indoor environments and avoid obstacles with the help of its built-in sensors. If you’re unable to find this particular brand of robo-vac in the Philippines, you’d be delighted to know that there are now many alternatives that are moulded in the likeness of the original Roomba.
Sure, the moms in your life will most likely appreciate flowers, boxes of chocolates, and jewelry, but gadgets and tech products and services offer a different kind of thrill altogether. How about you? What do you plan to buy your mom on her birthday or on Mother’s Day?