Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Rocks Technology

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If your Mom is the kind of Mom who likes technology and getting new gadgets shopping for her has never been easier than going to your local Verizon Store or shopping online at Verizon and right now {check for specific details} orders over $49.99 ship overnight for free so after you're done reading this post you can shop for Mom and have her gift in time for the big day.  Because I like technology { it} I thought I would share some of my favorite gifts for Mother's Day....some I have and some are on my wishlist.  

Tech-Tastic Gifts for the Mom Who Rocks Technology


Encourage Mom to Get or Keep in Shape

UP is a system that helps you understand how you sleep, eat and move so that you can make choices to live better. The new app displays your movement and sleep details from your UP24 band and delivers insights, celebrates milestones and challenges you to accomplish more each day. Team up with friends in the UP app to keep you moving forward.

Small and comfortable to wear all day and night, UP24 tracks hours slept, time to fall asleep, how many times you woke up and more. Have a restful night by reflecting on your sleep patterns and receive insights that make observations actionable. Start your day right with the Smart Alarm™ which gently wakes you up at the perfect moment in your sleep cycle.

Capture a complete record of your day's activity - steps, distance, calories burned and time spent active vs. idle. See how everything from going for a run to walking the dog contributes to reaching your goals. In-the-moment reminders will keep you moving to hit daily goals

Take a photo of your food, scan a barcode, browse the image gallery or search the ingredient database to record what you eat and drink. The UP app keeps track of your calories, fats, carbohydrates, protein, sugar, fiber and sodium.

Because everything is more fun with friends, build a team to follow each other's progress, cheer each other on or compete.

The UP app simply and beautifully visualizes your information so, at a glance, you can understand the meaning behind your data. The UP app also delivers personalized insights and clear, actionable tips to help you achieve your goals.

You can achieve anything when you take it one day at a time. The UP Insight Engine suggests daily goals based on your unique patterns. Today I Will insights challenge you to step farther, stay hydrated and sleep better, for a sense of accomplishment each and every day.

See how your daily wins add up over time and share them with friends. The UP app celebrates your meaningful milestones such as your millionth step taken or hitting your sleep goal seven days in row, and then helps you achieve your next milestone.

The UP system integrates with the apps you already love to help you get even more out of your UP experience. Whether you're biking with Strava, working out with Wello or jogging with RunKeeper, you can track it all with UP for the most complete picture of your day and night. And if you're looking for new tools to help you meet your goals, the UP ecosystem has apps for fitness, weight loss, sleep coaching, detailed food journaling and more.

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LG G Pad 8.3 LTE ~ It Packs a Punch for less than $100.00

 Mom will never go anywhere without her LG G Pad 8.3 LTE. "Even with its 8.3–inch Full HD display, it still offers optimal portability and an easy one–handed grip. This tablet provides detailed clarity and vivid colors, allows you to multitask efficiently and keeps you connected to your smartphone even when it's in another room."  This is one of the products that I had the chance to play with on my trip to NYC courtesy of Verizon.  It is on my personal wish list and at only $99.00 ( read that right!) with a 2-year plan, I have asked my family to get this for me for Mother's Day!  It fit perfectly in my hand ~ not too big that it's overwhelming but not so small that it's like a smartphone ~ and perfect to take with me on all of my adventures.  It is on back order until May 26th so I won't have mine this Sunday but if I were giving it as a gift I'd print out the picture and put it in a box for Mom to open!

 And Catch This:  Free with a purchase of any new smartphone.  Discount reflected at checkout.  New 2yr agreement req'd per device.  Maybe get mom the LG G Pad and Get a Dad a new smartphone for Father's Day ~ giving success! 


Help Mom Stay Connected

Next up, the mophie PowerStation Duo ~ if your Mom is on the go she will appreciate this.  She can stay connected even when an outlet isn't readily available and can charge two devices at once.  

My Very Own Personal Favorites {and a really long story}

#1 Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

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For years, literally years, I have been wanting a sound dock for my smartphone.  I would get this close {imagine my fingertips almost touching} to buying one but then I wouldn't.  Now the reason I didn't is because none of the sound docks I looked at that were within my price range were from Bose.  So now the question becomes, why Bose?  The very first new car I ever owned I bought in 2004.  It was a Nissan Maxima.  That car was had everything ~ heated leather seats, heated steering wheel, heated mirrors {I obviously get cold a lot}, a sunroof, it went really, really fast 😉 and it had a Bose Sound System.  I would crank up the stereo and jam while I just drove, and drove and drove! Have I ever told you before how much I love to drive?  Well, those were some of the best times until one day a car stopped suddenly in front of me....I stopped but the HUGE SUV behind me didn't and there went my car....crush....mangle....crunch.....I hadn't had it that long but it was smooshed.  Thankfully I was only bumped and bruised but the insurance company was going to total out the beautiful car....but....I found a mechanic who worked on race cars who wanted to rebuild it and said he would take whatever the insurance company would be willing to pay....EEEEKKKKKKK ~ I got to keep my car.  Now, here's where it gets interesting.  The mechanic had to order many of the parts directly from Japan since the car was such a new model the parts weren't yet even at the dealerships.  It took 6 week to put the car back together and when all was said and done the most expensive part was the subwoofer for the Bose.....when the mechanic told me that I was shocked....I mean almost the entire body had to be put back together and that was the most expensive part?  He said of course it's a Bose.  So that in a nutshell is when I really began to appreciate the quality of Bose products.  Now fast forward to March 2014, NYC ~ the wonderful folks from Verizon gave each of their Lifestyle Bloggers that attended the meetup a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker.  The moment I had dreamed of for so long came true ~ I had a Bose for my smartphone and it is so much better than a sound dock ~  it's a portable champion of sound, no wires, no hassle.  I take it everywhere with me in the house and out of the house.  The sound is amazing, it is lightweight and the battery {once charged} seems to last forever.  I listen to music, talk shows, podcasts, etc., wherever I am.  I love it and if your Mom is anything like me, she will too! 

#2 Nokia Lumia Icon

The Nokia Lumia Icon is my newest smartphone.  I've shared with you in the past how I stay organized with it {here} and how the Free Nokia MixRadio Service is the best ever {here}  but the one thing I haven't touched on is video ~ the video is amazing and the sound that's captured is perfection!  We were out for a drive a few weeks ago and ended up at a mall about an hour from our house.  My little guy is FULL of Energy and is always looking for Adventure ~ they had a Bungee Cord sort of deal set up and for $5.00 my little guy could jump and tumble to his heart's content.  I videotaped his fun with with my Nokia Lumia Icon.  Since you aren't grandparents or an aunt I don't expect you to listen to and watch the entire video but if you do watch it you will notice that even though the rest of the family and I are behind the camera the sound you clearly hear so well are the voices of my son and his 'coach'.  The focus of the video are the minutes I captured of him having fun....not the behind the camera giggles and comments and if you make the video FULL SCREEN you will be enamored with it's clarity. Mom or Grandma will have so much fun taking quality videos of her precious little ones.  

You can order any of the products I shared above online, go the Verizon store yourself and check them out OR pick up your Mom and surprise her with lunch and a trip to the Verizon Store so she can pick out her own gadgets.  

{ disclosure:  As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers I received the Nokia Lumia Icon and Bose SoundLink Mini from Verizon.  No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback.  All opinions are my own as always. #VZWBuzz}

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  1. Great post, you tech savvy Mama! Hope you have a fab Mother's Day!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Malia! You have a fabulous Mother's Day as well. *hugs*

  2. Thanks for all of the tech tips!!! I need all the help I can get! 😉