Ahead of this year’s Mother’s Day, new global research has found that a huge 72% of mothers agree that digital skills enables them to progress their career in a way that suits them, according to Accenture.
As the annual Mother’s Day approaches, it’s likely that some last minute shoppers are struggling for ideas of what to get their super tech savvy mum before Mothering Sunday.
The same research also gathered that Mothers are most likely at keeping pace with digital skills, with 67% of fast-track mothers acknowledged for taking part in continuous learning and report they are often the first to try new tech devices and services.
So before you begin your search for the perfect gift on Mother’s Day, CBR has put together a list of the top tech gifts that would be great for your sweet mother.
Crock-Pot Wemo Smart Wifi-Enabled Slow Cooker
Is your mother a cooking fanatic, who loves to show her cooking expertise in the best way possible – just with less stress? Then we have the perfect Mother’s Day gift for you, with the latest and very widely talked about smart cooker.
This isn’t just any slow cooker however; it’s a smart Wi-Fi enabled one that’ll have your mum on the way to becoming a MasterChef with the flexibility to have dinner ready when she is.
The Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with a WeMo app, that provides the option to easily access settings for the cooker that enables the user to either increase or decrease cooking time, change the temperature, switch the cooker to warm mode or turn it off completely, all without having to move an inch from the sofa!
The Smart Slow Cooker can also be used without the app, meaning ingredients can be added and settings adjusted using the power button.
Crock-Pot’s Slow Cooker offers a 6-Quart Capacity, which can fit large sized meats, roast dinners and more which is great for family dinners.
This innovative Slow Cooker is available for next day delivery, retailed at £97.49 online at Amazon.
EverPurse Kate Spade Small Harmony Black Tote Bag
Maybe your mother is a busy woman who is always on the go, but does love to stay in the loop with high fashion – well we’ve got this superb connected bag that’ll suit her perfectly!
The Everpurse/ Kate Spade bag is a connected bag that’ll keep phones and other devices charged all day long.
It includes two charging pockets which are designed to fit a phone to charge whilst on the go – no need for a portable charger.
For those busy women that may have to rush from school run to office meetings then back to have dinner cooked, this could be the answer to that low battery that is everyone’s pet peeve.
The bag comes with a wireless charging mat that lets users charge up in preparation for the busy day ahead.
It is also spacious enough to fit a laptop (which can also be charged) such as a MacBook 13”.
The Everpurse bag comes in black and two other colours, and is available for free shipping and other delivery options, retailed at $265.00 on everpurse.com.
Is your mum a fitness fanatic – we have the perfect gift idea for her on the next page
Fitbit Flex 2
Help your mum keep on track with her New Year’s Resolution this year with this fitness wristband for Mother’s Day, which comes in the design of a wristband, bangle and pendant.
The wristband enables users to track sporting activity and sleep, whilst also being able to receive notifications when connected to the Fitbit app.
These notifications include call and text notifications, reminders to exercise, goal celebration and also a silent alarm.
The swim-proof band is also designed to track swimming progress, which means no trouble if your mum is a swimming fan.
Fitbit Flex 2 includes a long-lasting battery life that lasts up to five days, with a removable tracker that can fit into the other designs.
The Fitbit Flex 2 can be purchased online from the Fitbit website, retailed at £69.99.
Another smart connected item for the fashion conscious mum on Mother’s Day, but this time with dazzling diamonds.
The Mini-Clutch Speaker comes in the form of a portable, wireless Bluetooth speaker and speakerphone as well as a fashionable clutch all in one – handy!
The Bluetooth-enabled device has a built-in speakerphone for hands-free calls, perfect for a mum that may be too busy to pick up her phone all the time.
It can also be connected to non-Bluetooth devices via the included aux-in jack, and also acts as a phone charger for any USB enabled device.
The Mini-Clutch Speaker includes a shoulder strap, wrist bangle, cleaning cloth, Aux-in cable and a USB micro charging cable.
This highly functional clutch speaker can be ordered online from Stellaaudio.com, retailed at £169.00.
Moleskine Smart Writing Set
Lastly, possibly your mother is a woman in tech who would love to get her hands on a handy gadget that will make her working life a lot easier.
We might just have the perfect thing – Moleskine’s paper tablet & pen+ smart writing set which is connected to its own app that enables transfers of freehand notes from paper to screen in real-time.
This tool allows users to discover hands-on immediacy and also see the advantages of digital creativity- so if your mum is one that is consistently tied up with meetings, a handy gadget like this would be great for both in office and virtual meetings.
The set includes a Paper tablet with special paper designed specifically to work with the Pen+, Pen+ smartpen, USB charging cable, 1 pen tip ink refill and a user manual.
The Smart Writing set can be purchased online from the Moleskine store, at a retail price of £199.00.
To round up, as women in tech have been rooting for workplace flexibility to balance both personal and professional commitments, Accenture found that a third of fast-track mothers returned back to work on a flexible schedule.
“Digital drives a level of flexibility which can improve our working lives immensely, and for this reason I encourage my team to keep pace with the latest technologies available and to continuously hone their digital skills to collaborate and learn,” said Emma McGuigan, Senior MD, Accenture.
This shows that with the digital skills and opportunities for flexibility, working mothers are able to continue their drive on becoming top women in tech while also caring for families.