Opportunities for giving a gift to mom roll around pretty regularly between end-of-year holidays, birthdays, and Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May each year. It’s an easy way to express your gratitude and appreciation for all that morning sickness she endured while carrying you around for nine months.

Of course, finding the right gift is often the most challenging part of the process. For adult children, in particular, parents often wave off the idea of gifts. They’ll say things like, “I don’t need more stuff.”

Still, you can find tech gifts for mothers that they’ll often appreciate. Keep reading and we’ll cover 10 options for your upcoming gift-giving opportunities.

1. Wireless Charging Station

Everyone knows the misery of trying to find a charging cable that isn’t in use. A wireless charging station transforms the annoying into the easy.

Mom can drop her phone, not to mention her keys onto the same station to make finding essentials simple. Just make sure her phone supports wireless charging.

The good news is that a lot of modern smartphones do support it.

2. Fitness Tracker

Is your mom health-conscious but constantly overwhelmed by over-scheduling? Has she been talking about getting more exercise?

Then a fitness tracker is a fantastic gift option. For one, it’s small! That means she won’t glare at it as she tries to figure out where she’ll put it.

On top of that, it’ll help her track things like resting heart rate, steps taken, and even sleep patterns. You may need a higher-end model for some of the bells and whistles.

3. Speakers

Hang in there for a second. Moms can love music as much as anyone else.

You can find her an excellent Bluetooth speaker for her home office or anywhere else in the house. Popular brands include:

  • JBL
  • Bose
  • Sonos

If you want to up the utility value, you look for smart speakers that will tie in with existing home automation software like Alexa or Google Nest.

4. E-Reader

The e-reader market isn’t what it was ten years ago, but you still have some options on this front. It also tops lists of tech gifts for moms who like to read.

After all, most e-readers can carry hundreds or even thousands of books. Plus, many of them will also support audiobooks for the mom who likes to hear her books.

5. Robot Vacuum

Everyone has more than enough things to do to keep their schedules full. Whether your mom is back in the office, working remotely, or trying to enjoy retirement, cleaning probably doesn’t top her list of favorite activities.

While a robot vacuum isn’t a full replacement for a full-size, full-power upright vacuum, it can cut down on mid-week vacuuming chores. It’s one less thing on her list.

If your mom has a cat, she may even get a cute video of her cat riding the robot vacuum.

6. DNA Test

Is your mom a science buff? Does she pour over genealogical records? Does she tell you about obscure ancestors who were at historical events?

For the family and history-obsessed moms, DNA tests are great mother’s day gifts. It takes up no space in her home. Plus, it gives her something else to pour over that’s family-related.

As an added bonus, a lot of those testing sites let you connect with other family members. She may find family members she didn’t even know she had, like a long-lost cousin.

Plus, science!

7. Chromebook/Tablet

If you want to aim more in the direction of useful gifts, it’s tough to go wrong with a Chromebook or a similar lightweight laptop stand-in. These devices offer access to commonly used online functions like email, streaming video, and basic video meetings with the right app.

If your mom still wants to get some work done, she’ll be able to access the G-suite or Microsoft Office with an Internet connection.

The really great part is that Chromebooks and similar laptop stand-ins come in a much less wallet-clenching price point than fully-fledged laptops.

Does your mom already has a Chromebook or will not be separated from her laptop? A tablet can offer a lot of the same functionality as a Chromebook, but it will take up even less space. You can even get her a keyboard case for the tablet down the road as a follow-up gift.

8. Trackers

Does your mom always misplace her keys or her purse? You can get Bluetooth trackers that you can attach to those perpetually missing items. The tracker lets your mom use her phone to track them down.

For that matter, Bluetooth trackers can prove pretty handy for sleep-deprived new parents as well. Something to keep in mind if you see kids in your near future.

9. Noise Cancelling Headphones

Almost every adult hits a point where all they want is some blessed quiet. Moms are no exception to that rule, especially ones with kids still in the house. If you’re thinking in terms of giving your spouse a mother’s day gift, this is an outstanding choice.

10. Accessories

What do you do if your mom is the tech aficionado in the family? Odds are good that she already has all the tech toys she wants. That’s when you need to get a little creative and think laterally.

Instead of getting her the tech itself, you can get her tech adjacent accessories like a smartwatch case or colorful phone case. Not sure about the options? You can look here for ideas that may inspire your gifts for mom quest.

Picking Tech Gifts for Mothers

Picking gifts for mothers is often a challenge. Tech gifts are often compact choices that won’t leave your mom glaring around the house and wondering where to put them.

Even so, you should still take a little care and do a little oblique research. Look around the next time you visit for tech gift options. Talk to her a little about tech to see if she seems interested. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our Reviews section for the low-down on what’s good and what isn’t good.