We don’t need a Mother’s Day to remind us how our mothers are exceptional creatures or to prove we love them very much. But it doesn’t hurt to spoil rotten our mums during Mother’s Day, right? Besides a bouquet of flowers and a nice card, dare to be different with an original gift, your mum will be surprised and will thank you for being practical and fun. From a great app to a cool phone speaker, I hand picked few original tech-savvy gifts that will fit in any budget.
9 Original Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Any Budget
Parallels Access – Free – Apple – Google Play
Parallels Access is the perfect gift for mum this Mother’s Day, providing them with the fastest, simplest and most reliable remote access to their computer. Parallels Access 2.5 will allow them to remotely access any file or document on their handheld Android and iOS device or borrowed computer, be it in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and work on it as if optimised for their handheld’s screen. No zooming, pinching and no formatting hassles!
This piece of software will give them the peace of mind knowing they can be effective anytime and anywhere and stay productive while on the move!
You might not have time to visit in person, so jump online in the morning with the kids and send Grandma a thoughtful ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ photo, video or message with Tinybeans.
Tinybeans – Free – Apple – Google Play
This app allows parents to privately share all of their children’s moments and milestones with a trusted network of family and friends who will value them as much as they do. Parents can do so by creating a daily app journal of photos, videos and notes, and in return their trusted network can regularly check-in via their smartphone or jump online, leaving comments as they go.
Scoopon – Free – Apple – Google Play
Leave your partner with the kids for the afternoon and treat yourself to a pamper package, whether it’s a trip to the day spa, a mani and pedi combination or a full-body massage. Scoopon is Australia’s leading daily deals site providing incredible discounts off lifestyle experiences and products in your city, so indulging on Mother’s Day is affordable and hassle-free.
Designed for the fashionable user on the go, the Braven Lux showcases a unique pattern and is available in a limited edition metallic gold finish that effortlessly complements your décor and personal style. Compact, lightweight and striking, the LUX bridges the gap between fashion accessories and electronics, as the ideal speaker for anywhere travel, or at-home listening on a bathroom counter, bedroom nightstand, or poolside lounging to enjoy your favourite tunes.
Retail Price: $179.99 – Availability: Exclusive to selected Myer Australia stores and online at www.myer.com.au
Yumtable – Free – Apple – Google Play
Dining out with the kids? Don’t put yourself through the pain of battling it out with other mothers for a table and copping a family-sized cheque at the end. Yumtable is a restaurant booking app that revolutionises the experience of dining out by allowing people to search for restaurants, claim hassle free discounts and reserve tables all on the same app, so you can beat the queues and feel great about saving a dollar or two.
HotelQuickly – Free – Apple – Google Play
Finally, book a baby sitter and embark on a spontaneous night away with your partner to indulge in room service, the mini-bar and a buffet breakfast the next morning. HotelQuickly, is a last-minute hotel booking app offering travellers heavily discounted deals in more than 125 destinations in Asia-Pacific, so an impromptu getaway is easy and affordable.
Parrot Flower is bringing the power of the Internet to your garden with Parrot Flower Power, the first smart wireless sensor equipped with Bluetooth Smart technology. Flower Power connects to your Smartphone to help maintain and grow your plants, with a dedicated application developed in collaboration with international scientists.
Parrot Flower App – Free – Apple – Google Play
The data and details of each plant are stored in the flash memory of the Parrot Flower Power and regularly transferred via Bluetooth Smart1 to your Smartphone or tablet equipped with the free Flower Power App. Recommended Retail Price: A$79.99 see website for further details.
Arlo is the first and only 100 percent wireless WiFi security camera with crystal-clear, high definition video. Monitor your home from every possible angle, inside or out, with these outdoor-ready cameras that are equipped with night vision to give you HD video around the clock.
Arlo – Free App – Apple – Google Play
The combination of easy installation, battery-operated true wireless design, and weatherproof construction provides you with the ability to set up a camera wherever you want, without worrying about finding a power outlet or the hassle of inconvenient power cords. The clean compact design of the Arlo camera – smaller than a bar of soap – takes up minimal space so you can easily and discreetly place them where you want – from the baby’s room to the tree trunk in the front yard, or on the backyard fence. Prices from $349.99, see Arlo Website for more details.
Wireless Music Mum
Take a Jongo S3 portable wireless speaker home, turn it on, and you’ll hear immediately why it’s won rave reviews.
What you’ll enjoy
- Great sound everywhere: indoors, outdoors – even in the bathroom!
- Incredibly detailed, vibrant, bass-rich 360° sound from five speakers.
- Stream synchronized music from any device (e.g. laptop, smartphone, tablet etc.), using any music app or music streaming service, and enjoy perfectly synchronized music on as many Jongos as you like all around your house
- Full portability with a stylish, palm-fitting form and up to 20 hours battery life.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections to listen at home or on the move.
- The opportunity to dress it up in different colors to match your mood.
- Available on Amazon – From$130
Pure Connect – Free – Apple – Google Play
Simply connect your speaker to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, download the free Pure Connect app and you’re ready to Jongo! The app transforms your smartphone or tablet into the ultimate audio remote control to play all your music and radio. Subscribe to their on-demand music service and you can also stream another 15 million tracks and albums!(including Pandora, Rdio, Deezer and Spotify.)
For more information, please visit Pure website.