Moms work so hard throughout the year to make sure everything in the house and everyone’s lives is in smooth running order, and so they deserve to be absolutely showered with gifts at every opportunity.
This Christmas, why not go for something that’s hi-tech, but simple enough for her to integrate into her every day life? We’ve rounded up five gifts we think would be great for any mom to have.
Price: R3 999
Get it from: iStore
Physically active moms and those wanting to get started with fitness training, will appreciate the usefulness of an activity tracker like the Fitbit Surge.
This wearable takes fitness tracking technology up a notch. Apart from a heart-rate monitor, calorie, steps, kilometre and active minutes tracker, it also has a GPS tracker installed which shows where you’re running and stores the route and maps your progress in real-time.
The Fitbit Surge comes in blue, black and Tangerine.
TAKE CHARGE clutch bags
Price: from R799
Get it from: TAKE CHARGE
Charging mom’s smartphone on the go has never looked this fashionable. Created and made in Cape Town, TAKE CHARGE clutch bags are 100% leather and have a slim micron USB battery charger that sits in secret slip-pocket inside the bag.
The bags’ castings and inner linings are custom designed and there’s enough space in them to fit a cellphone and other small items mom uses. TAKE CHARGE also has a range of tote bags and a unisex iPad flip case. All bags and cases come in various colours.
Get it from: Superbalist
Kikkerland’s iBed Wood is the perfect “me time” companion for those moments when moms just want to get away from the busy-ness of everyday life, catch up on their favourite series, movie or read a book while snacking on something at the same time.
The iBed Wood has a slit in front which fits most tablets and the the non-slip surface means nothing will slide down from it and cause any spills. For added comfort, the cushioned bottom makes sure it sits snugly on the lap or any flat surface.
moshi Spatia Airplay Speaker
Price: Call nearest iStore for pricing
Get it from: iStore
The moshi Spatia Airplay Speaker may be a small WiFi speaker, but it delivers powerful, balanced sound that can fill up an entire room thanks to its innovative technology.
The speakers three-way system installed with five individual speakers separately emit high and low frequencies for quality, balanced sound, while its two built-in chips and digitally-tuned crossovers ensures it produces the perfect tonal balance. It’s ideal for creating a tranquil atmosphere for mom to relax to at home.
The speaker connects to any iOS mobile or tablet or a PC with iTunes and you cam stream audio onto the speaker via WiFi.
PicKit Portable Photo Printer
Price: R1 899
Get it from: iToys
PicKit’s Portable Photo Printer gives mom the ability to turn all her special holiday memories into mini-prints wherever she is without having to go a camera shop.
It is compatible with iOS and Android mobiles and connects to its companion app via WiFi, NFC or WiFi direct. Its high-res prints are about the size of a credit card and come out in beautiful, rich colours. Each photograph is also waterproof, scratch-proof and can last over 100 years according to the company.
The PicKit Portable Photo Printer can also come in handy if you need to print passport-sized photos that you may need to submit with official documents. Each printer comes with right pages of print paper and you can always buy more when you need to stock up.