Cheap Ways to Make Mom Happy on Mother’s Day

Published On May 10, 2013 | Electronics

Shopping for a Mother’s Day gift can be a challenge, especially if you’re on a budget. You know you can’t get mom a vacuum or frying pan unless you want your present thrown back at your head. But you can get her a present that reminds her she is a 21st century woman and up to date on the latest gadgets.

The best news of all is that you don’t need to spend much to make mom happy this Mother’s Day. These gifts are for her enjoyment and may even complement her growing collection of electronics. Plus, they’re are all under $30!

Belkin Kitchen Stand and Stylus for Tablets

Compatible with most tablets, this kitchen stand is ideal for any chef, cook or baker who keeps recipes stored on an iPad or other tablet or who wants easy access to her favorite recipe web sites. The non-slip stand fits nicely on any countertop and offers two viewing angles. The stylus allows you to keep your touch screen clean and comes with its own storage stand.

Amazon: $20-$25

Mickey Mouse Crystal USB Flash Drive Necklace (8GB)

Blinged out with real Swarovski crystals, this is the perfect piece of jewelry for the tech-savvy Disney fan on the go. Documents are simple to store and can be easily transported from home to work and back. Not compatible with Apple products.

Amazon: $15-$18

Cuisinart Grind Central Coffee Grinder

This classic small appliance isn’t just for coffee anymore. Any home cook can tell you coffee grinders are great for grating hard cheeses, making breadcrumbs, chopping spices or even grinding up hard candies for baking. It’s lightweight and holds up to 3.2 ounces.

Radio Shack: $29.99

BodyGuard 5-in-1 Emergency Tool

Tell your mom that you love her and want her to be safe with this gadget made by Swiss+Tech products. It incorporates five devices: an automatic glass breaker, LED flashlight, sonic alarm, flashing red distress light and seat belt cutter. Mom will be safer with it in her pocket or purse.

Swiss+Tech Tools: $14.99-$19.99


What mom doesn’t love getting a Mother’s Day card in the mail? A text or email just isn’t the same. Personalize a Mother’s Day card with text and images through your iPhone or iPad and mail it anywhere in the world. Dozens of designs and themes available.

iTunes: The app is free, but cards cost $2.99 plus postage for U.S. delivery, $4.99 plus postage for international shipping.

Ativa Mobil-IT Wristlet Case

Fashion meets technology with this practical wristlet case for the iPhone 5. It holds phone, credit cards and money and straps securely on the wrist.

Office Depot: $19.99

GymBoss Interval Timer

Help keep mom healthier and make her workout easier to plan and execute with this interval timer. Track one or two intervals from two to 99 seconds. Comes in a variety of colors from pink to silver.

GymBoss: $19.99

Gem-Covered Stylus Pens

What lady wouldn’t love a stylish stylus pen? This set comes with two long and two short pens to cover all her touch screen needs.

Amazon: $11.99

Infrared Wine Thermometer

Make sure mom can enjoy her glass of wine at the right temperature wherever you go. This portable wine thermometer reads the wine’s temperature before you open the bottle. Attach to a keychain or purse strap.

Sharper Image: $29.99

Which of these gifts would your mom love to get? What other tech gifts have you bought for your mom?



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