Thinking of buying a gift for your mom? How about gadgets? With the convenience and pleasure they offer, gadgets are a worthy gift for a hardworking mom. But how do you choose from among the infinite gadgets on the shelves? We offer a few tips to ease selection.
Moms are generally not gadget crazy. Clothes, perfumes, and kitchen accessories are what they joyfully dig. But mention gadgets – those complex, jazzy, joyless objects – and “thanks, but no thanks” is their natural refrain.
Unless, of course, the gadget possesses virtues moms just can’t ignore. Like simplicity and value for money. And if the gadget also evokes pleasant memories and is relatively straightforward to use, so much the better.
We’ve identified a few gadgets that we believe will appeal to most moms:
Camcorder to capture precious moments
A camera is good, but a camcorder is even better. With a camcorder, moms can record action as it happens – their grandchild shouting with joy, or an impromptu get-together, for instance. They can even record their favourite recipes while master chefs demonstrate them on TV.
The cost of recording such priceless moments? A couple of hundred dollars.
For moms who prefer “say cheese” still photos that they can leaf through on a quiet evening, there’s also the recently introduced photo printer that allows printing of photos taken with a digital camera. With instant results it’s very useful and at around two hundred dollars well worth it.
DVD player for her favorite films
An old Hindi song to accompany the rains, or a classic movie to unwind after a work-filled week: timeless pleasure. Relive memories with the simple-yet-effective DVD player. Starting at near about a hundred dollars, this one’s a must buy!
Spot cycling machine: Fitness first
It’s a tough choice between this device and the ice cream maker. But the spot cycling machine is more likely to appeal to today’s health-conscious mom. Moms usually exercise their arms naturally while doing housework, while legs tend to get neglected. This machine will enable good exercise for the leg muscles and moms can monitor and vary their cycling activity according to their fitness level.
We think most moms prefer holding gadgets at arm’s length. A good gadget must appeal to their heart as well as to their thrifty mind. What gadgets would you gift your mom? Share your ideas with us.