Technology has made it easier to stay in touch with the ones you love – especially your dear Mom. While some of our Moms refuse to join the masses in their quest to be technologically savvy, others have embraced technology and incorporate it into their everyday lives.
What are you getting for Mom this Mother’s Day? Have you considered what she really wants? Let’s take a look at some gift ideas that mom would love:
Keeping in Touch
What mom doesn’t love hearing from her kids? Mother’s Day is the highest call volume day of the year, and it’s one of the largest card-sending holidays in the world. More than 141 million Mother’s Day cards are sent to moms across the globe each year.
These impressive statistics don’t even include electronic forms of communication, however. Moms undoubtedly receive a lot of email and e-cards around this time of year—about 145 billion emails are sent every day. Many people also choose to video chat with their moms. One popular video call service—Skype—has more than 31 million users worldwide. Skype has also offered free Mother’s Day calls in the past and other promotions to help mom feel special.
Traditional vs. High Tech
Not every mom wants a bouquet of flowers for her special day. When surveyed, most women said they would rather have a digital camera than a pair of diamond earrings, and 42 percent said that they would like to receive a high tech device as a gift.
So what can you get your gadget-loving mom?
Laptop – If your mom’s current PC is a few years old, you may want to consider getting her an upgrade with some serious picture viewing power. Today’s laptops are powerful and portable and at this time of the year there are a lot of great deals on laptops from just about everyone. She’ll be able to do everything from typing up a blog post to storing pictures of her grandkids on one machine.
Tablet – A tablet is a great choice for moms. With this device, she can watch movies, play games, surf the web, update her finances, keep a to-do list, manage her tasks at work, and more with the touch of a finger. Tablets are user friendly and affordable, and they’re a great option for a mom who’s already connected, but who may be looking for a device she can fit in her purse.
Ultrabook – If your mom needs the mobility of a tablet, but the functionality of a laptop, you may want to consider getting her an ultrabook. These sleek machines come with a solid state drive, extra long battery life, and a powerful processor, and many of them are touch-capable.
Projector – This is the perfect present for the mom who has everything. With a projector, she can watch movies in style, share photo slideshows with each, and always be prepared for her next presentation.
Ultimately, the best gift for mom is the one that comes from your heart.
What are your Mother’s Day plans this year?
Bruno Galera works for Dell and has a passion for technology. When he’s not reading about the latest industry trends, you can find him cooking, reading, cheering on his favorite football team or at a museum enjoying contemporary art and photography.
Infographic source: Dell.com