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This isn’t your mother’s Mother’s Day gift guide

Updated 4 years ago
Published May 2nd, 2016 11:43AM EDT
Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Late last year in the heart of the holiday shopping season, we tried something new here at BGR. Instead of running a bunch of holiday-themed gift guides with the same old boring stuff you see on every other site, we published an “un-gift guide” packed with cool gear you couldn’t find in any other guide. We got tons of great feedback after publishing that unique guide, so we’re sticking with the theme.

This year ahead of Mother’s Day, gift guides are a dime a dozen. But unfortunately, they’re stuffed full of junk like Groupons for massages and discounted gardening tools. News flash: it’s 2016, not 1916. Being a mother doesn’t automatically mean you’re not a fan of fun gifts and cool technology, and we’re sick of all the assumptions to the contrary.

Welcome to our Mother’s Day gift guide, where you’ll find 10 tech-focused items that cool mothers young and old are going to love. And since you waited until the last minute to get your mother a Mother’s Day gift, we made sure that all 10 are eligible for free Prime shipping on Amazon. It’s OK, you can thank us later.

DON’T MISS: Time to cut the cord: $95 gets you a Fire TV and free network TV in HD for life

  • Striking Minimalist Design is Reminiscent of all Classic Polaroid Instant Cameras
  • Compact Size Slips Neatly Into Your Shirt Pocket; Price is Equally Wallet-Friendly
  • 10-Megapixel Sensor Captures Brilliant Images; Micro SD Slot Holds 32GB (Max)
  • Integrated ZINK® Instant Printer Produces Full-Color 2×3″ Prints in Under 1 Minute (Available Separately)
  • Adhesive Back Makes for Easy Posting; Digital Copy is Saved for PC/Social Media

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera (White) with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology: $99.99 with free Prime shipping

  • Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED
  • Smart Functionality: Yes, Built in Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.3″ x 31.1″ x 2.5″, TV with stand: 57.3″ x 32.8″ x 12.5″
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB
  • Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED
  • Smart Functionality and Built in Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions: TV without stand (W x H x D): 53.7 x 2.5 x 31.1 Inches, TV with stand: 53.7 x 12.5 x 32.8 Inches
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB

Samsung UN60JU6500 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model): $1,249.00 with free Prime shipping

  • Draw and sculpt in mid air!
  • Mix colors and master layers of 3D ink to build beautiful long lasting 3D Masterpieces
  • Includes 1 pc AtmosFlare 3D pen, two 3D ink cartridges, four pen tips, one AA battery that lasts four hours, and a quick start guide

AtmosFlare 3D Pen Set: $29.97 with free Prime shipping

  • Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
  • Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
  • Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
  • Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars galaxy together
  • Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact
  • Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
  • Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
  • Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
  • Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars galaxy together
  • Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact
  • iOS & Android compatible
  • Top speed of 4.5 mph (7ft/s)
  • Bluetooth Smart BLE connection (100 foot range)

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid: $120.00 with free Prime shipping


  • Apple MFi Certified 1.2 meter charging/sync cable with integrated genuine leather strap to keep your cable neat, tangle-free and in good condition
  • 2.4 amp cable compatible with iPhone 6/6s, 6 Plus/6s Plus, 5s, 5c and 5, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini and iPad (4th gen), iPod Touch (5th gen), and iPod Nano (7th gen). Lightning to USB connectors charge from any USB power outlet
  • Perfect for those who want to carry a full length cable with them everyday and charge on the go
  • Wrap it up and go – perfect for travelling or to keep your cable tidy as you recharge
  • Braided retro-style cable looks great and feels great too – made from durable Nylon material that is resistant to wear and tear

1.2 Meter Lightning to USB Charging/Sync Braided Cable with Integrated Leather Cable Tidy for Apple Devices: $24.99 with free Prime shipping

  • Spacious and bright 9.6-inch screen
  • Long battery life; stream video for up to 12 hours before recharging(2)
  • Sleek, portable design
  • 16 GB(3) internal storage with up to 128 GB expandable storage(1)
  • Front and rear cameras for photos and video chat
  • Kids Mode offers a safe and secure experience for children
  • Premium, complimentary apps from Samsung Galaxy Essentials
  • Fresh and innovative audio from Milk Music
  • Samsung+ app for an optimized tablet experience

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6″ 16 GB Wifi: $199.99 with free Prime shipping

  • 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor
  • 3-inch LCD TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor for easy viewing and sharing
  • EOS 1080p full HD movie mode helps you capture brilliant results
  • Features include continuous shooting up to 3fps, Scene Intelligent Auto mode, creative filers, built-in flash and feature guide
  • Comes with EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens, EF 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture and bag`

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Bundle: $429.00 with free Prime shipping

  • PROTECT HOME: See Live HD Video Streaming of your home 24/7 and get instant Smart Alerts on your phone when something unexpected happens
  • USAGE: Watch over KIDS arriving home from school, talk to PETS home alone or check on HOME while on vacation– all from your phone
  • FREE CLOUD RECORDING & STORAGE: Replay, download or share recorded video for 24hrs from your private cloud– even if your camera is stolen your data is safe.
  • 60-SEC SETUP: “Easiest setup, EVER. Love it!.. it was so amazingly easy compared to all other webcams and IP cameras I’ve ever used (and I have owned and used over a dozen of them over the past 20 years).” Connor- Amazon Customer
  • PERSONAL DAILY SUMMARY: The only camera with 30-second video summary of the last 24hrs. It’s your Day Brief created on-demand.
  • WIRELESS MOBILITY & CHARGING: Use Circle off the charging ring (up to 12hrs) as needed to watch over the kids downstairs or upstairs.

Logitech Circle Wireless HD Video Security Camera with 2-way talk: $169.99 with free Prime shipping

  • Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 16 GB eMMC Solid State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen
  • Google Chrome

Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13-K02US 4 GB RAM 11.6″ Laptop: $209.99 with free Prime shipping

  • Dual standards of wireless charging – Qi and Powermat – are applied to this wireless charging receiver case, so it has much wider option of usage. No more bothering to find a compatible wireless charger !
  • The highest wireless charging Efficiency – 82%@1,000mAh for real fast charging (approx.1hr 40min by charging with 5W output wireless charger)
  • Quality proven materials/components as Apple’s MFi Certified connector ensure the safety
  • Its slim/compact dual layer structure also protects your iPhone from drop and shock

Wireless Charging Receiver Phone Case for iPhone 6S/6: $26.99 with free Prime shipping

Maren Estrada
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.