5 top gadgets and gifts to give this Mother’s Day

Macworld Australia Staff
11 May, 2012
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If you’ve got one of those cool ‘tech-savvy’ type of Mums, buying her a gift this Mother’s Day will be as fun for you to choose, as it is for her to unwrap.

There’s a whole raft of gadgets, apps and gizmos ranging in price and functionality, but rather than make you sift through a catalogue-listing of hundreds, we’ve put together a shortlist of five top products to check out.

1. Appy Mother’s Day

Yes, there’s an app for this occasion too! One that we’re coveting is a card maker for iPhone and iPad called 101+ Mother’s Day Greeting Cards, which pretty much does what its title suggests.

You can create and send customised cards to your Mum to download on her iOS device or via Facebook and email. The app is free with in-app purchases for different card types starting from $0.99. This is a great option if you’ve left things to the last minute.

2. Kikkerland USB Flower Hub

The shelf life of this flower pot is sure to outlast real flora; this decorative USB hub (US$12 + shipping) provides extra connectors for multiple peripheral devices. The combination of ornamental and functional is a winner.

3. iPhone chocolate box

What better way to display ‘chocolate’ than in a specially designed  iPhone snap-on case? Case Sera Sera use intricate printing and embellishment techniques to fashion the unique aluminum case (US$17.99 + shipping) for the iPhone 4/4S. The sugar may not be real, but the sentiment is just as sweet. Available via etsy.com.

4. Evie Leather iPad Folio

Australian designer Baloue have releaseda high-end accessory that stylishly encases the iPad 2 or new iPad. The Evie folio ($159), made of genuine leather, securely carries an iPad in the guise of a fashion forward handbag. Available in a range of colours with matching accessories that your iPad-toting Mum is bound to love.

5. Belkin Chef Stand + Stylus

While it’s true, not all Mums can, or like to, cook, this nifty aid is a fun way to mix things up in the kitchen. The Belkin Chef Stand + Stylus keep your iPad separate from messy ingredients and general kitchen clutter. Use the stand to access recipes, or the stylus to quickly jot down a shopping list.

Got some great gift ideas of your own for Mother’s Day? We’d love to hear them! Share your suggestions in the comments section below.

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