Finally, my mom’s learnt to send a text or she misses the physical keyboard - Sounds familiar? Whether your mom is tech savvy or not, you can always introduce and help her indulge in some modern technology. And what better than “Mother's Day” to get started with it. So, we have 5 tech gift ideas to help you find a gift that perfectly snuggles into that gift box.
Gift your mom the most trending piece of technology – a tablet. These days, you can get a decent tablet for almost every budget starting at Rs 4,000 and ranging up to Rs 40,000. An average 7-incher tablet offers large enough viewing experience and will let her listen to music, watch movies and even lay her fingers on some cool apps. Talking about apps, she can check out everything from cooking to gardening, using the device. One such cool gifting option is the iPad mini, especially the white-silver hued one. It sports a 7.9-inch LED backlit display, and is fuelled by iOS 6 and A5 chip. The tablet comes with a 5 megapixel iSight camera and up to 10 hours of battery life. The iPad mini is priced at Rs 21,900. If your budget is slightly lower, then the Android Jelly Bean-enabled Nexus 7 can be grabbed for Rs 16,000. The Nexus 7 features a 7-inch HD display and is powered by a quad-core processor. It brings access to the tens of thousands of Android apps and other services. If you are looking for a cheaper device than here's our list of tablets under Rs 10,000. Those looking for a tablet above 7-inches can click here to check out large screen tablet options under Rs 20,000.
A silvery white iPad mini
Digital photo frame
Photo frames have been great gifts for years now. Instead of gifting a frame that can hold just one photo, how about gifting your mom a digital photo frame bundled with years of cherished memories. In fact, we think digital photo frames are one of the ideal gifts for family members. A very good and affordable option is the Sony DPF-D810 digital photo frame that can be conveniently handled with a remote control. The photo frame can be used as a digital table clock, and also comes with a built-in calendar. Sporting an 8-inch display, the photo frame can hold 250 images with built-in memory, which can be further expanded via card slots and USB port. It is available online for a price of around Rs 5000. Another option could be the Kodak EasyShare P750 7-inch digital picture frame featuring a 7-inch display. Slightly expensive at around Rs 7000, the P750 comes with 2GB of built-in memory to store ample photos, and a set of decent functions.
If you want your mom to pick a gift of her choice, then simply gift her online shopping vouchers. She can browse through various product categories from the comfort of her couch. With the growing e-commerce trend, it is the right time to teach your mom to indulge in some online shopping. You can get online vouchers that can be redeemed at various online stores. If your mom still frets buying products online, then there are several vouchers that can easily redeemed at offline retailers. Vouchersmate is one such site that offers coupons for various retailers and eateries. The shopping site also has a section on display for specially crafted Mothers Day gifts. Popular e-shopping sites like Flipkart offer gift vouchers which your mom can redeem by buying goods of her choice. GiftcardsIndia is yet another option that offers vouchers that can be redeemed at several stores. For further online discounts, check out sites that offer coupons and deals here.
Gift her online gift vouchers (Image Credit: Getty Images)
Let this Mother's Day be a reason to introduce your mommy to the world of smartphones. If she has been using a smartphone, then it is the time to upgrade to a new, better one. If you want to gift your mom her first smartphone ever, then the Micromax Canvas HD seems like a cool option for starters. Priced at around Rs 14,000, the Canvas HD comes with a superior set of features. Click here to check out our detailed review. If you are looking for an affordable option then check our lists of smartphones priced under Rs 10,000 and under Rs 15,000. The latest high-end smartphone options could be the Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5. Teach her to take maximum advantage of the smartphone such as using the camera, listening to music, using apps like pedometer and more.
If you have a complete tech savvy or professional working mom, then give her a trendy hybrid/convertible notebook. A high-end laptop-tablet combo could be a cool gift if you have a heap of crisp green to spend. The Stylistic Q702, a Windows 8 Pro-based hybrid, sports an 11.6-inch LED backlit HD display and the detachable keyboard offers comfort while typing. The device has all the key ingredients required to dish out a perfect convertible tablet-laptop, and one will have to shell out a whooping Rs 69,000 to buy it. Another trendy and extremely stylish looking hybrid is the Ideapad Yoga 11 priced around Rs 61,000. It has a similar 11.6-inch HD display and a host of features that make it a solid device. Click here to read the complete review of the Ideapad Yoga 11. Those looking for an extremely high-end hybrid can also check out the Acer Aspire S7 MS2363.
Lenovo Yoga 11
That's quite a list to pamper your mom this Mother's day. Do you plan to gift your mom a tech gift?
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Published Date: May 09, 2013 09:48 am | Updated Date: May 09, 2013 09:48 am