Tech Gifts for Mother's Day That Are Actually Useful

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Mother's Day is arguably the most important holiday of the year. After all, none of us would be here without our moms.

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To celebrate their awesomeness on Mother's Day, some moms would love to get a bouquet of flowers, other moms might prefer breakfast in bed, while others hope for the day (or five minutes) away from the kids. And then there are the moms who want some sort of cool tech gadget, plus you know, all those other things, too.

If you're buying for a tech-savvy mom, check out this list of gift ideas.

If there's one thing moms do best, it's talking about their kids and showing off their pictures. Nixplay's smart photo frames allow moms to show off pictures of their kids to anyone who wants to look. There are several frames to choose from — ranging in size and resolution. The frame displays photos as a slideshow, and it can be turned on by motion and light sensors.

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Mendi - $299

Mendi is a brain training headband that can strengthen your brain and relieve stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Its app uses interactive exercises that require concentration, and the headband reflects brain activity in real time. Mendi is currently being funded on Indiegogo, but since it's just a unique and cool device, you can the mom you're buying for an I.O.U.

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There's no better time than during a global health crisis to buy a UV phone sanitizer to keep your phone free of germs. Casetify's UV sanitizer "destroys 99.9% of germs that live on your phone's surface, and 100% of its proceeds go to GlobalGiving's Coronavirus Relief Fund."

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For the mom who's tired of smelling her family. The Air Wick Essential Mist Bluetooth Diffuser automatically sprays naturally diffused essential oils into the air, and the intensity and frequency of the mist is adjustable via the app. Plus, the sprays can be scheduled based on when they are needed most. (Like, when the kids come in from playing outside all day.)

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Since working out at home is the new thing, a Peloton membership goes a long way. You don't need a Peloton bike or treadmill to reap the benefits. The Peloton app offers several different class types, including cycling, yoga, bootcamp, strength, stretching, walking, outdoor, meditation, cardio, and running.

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There's no better time than right now to sit down and do a puzzle. I See Me!, the company that makes the cutest personalized children's books also makes personalized 500 piece jigsaw puzzles. Simply upload a high quality photo and place your order.

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We're all on heightened alert when it comes to germs, for good reason. Munchkin's Portable UV Sterilizer is the perfect on-the-go addition to every mom's diaper bag. It's compact and quickly sterilizes baby products like pacifiers and bottle nipples. The device uses the power of the sun and UV-C light to eliminate over 99% of bacteria, viruses and germs, including staph, E. coli, RSV, salmonella, kleb, and influenza.

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