5 great gadgets for Mother’s Day 2014


This Sunday it’s Mother’s Day, so we thought we would recommend a selection of some interesting gadgets that you could give your mum to make her feel special!

Headonizm Head Massager

Perfect for: Stressed out mums

It’s stressful being a mum, so if you can’t promise to stop being the main cause of this stress you can at least provide her with something to ease the pain. The Headonizm Head Massager is designed to massage your scalp, sending “a sensual feeling across your head, down your spine and through your body”. It helps to release feel good endorphins and create a sense of calm that can’t be achieved purely by a bubble-bath and some scented candles, though it might not hurt to double-up with these as well, just to be on the safe side.

Available for £6.49 from IWOOT

Luminara Flickering Flame Candles

Perfect for: Mums who love a bit of ambience

Artificial candles are all the rage, and modern designs do an excellent job of recreating the real thing without the fuss of cleaning up after. Red5 claims that these are “the most realistic we have ever seen”, being coated with real wax and shaped to mimic a partially burnt candle for added authenticity. You will have to replace the batteries every now and then, but that’s a small price to pay for a gadget that your mum might actually use.

Available at varying prices from Red5

Baseball bat rolling pin

Perfect for: Mums who like sports (and baking)

If you’re lucky enough to have a mum that loves sports and cooking, you can marry the two together quite nicely with the novelty Baseball Bat Rolling Pin. Perhaps not the most thoughtful of gifts (with a clear implication of “bake me some cookies”), it should at least raise a smile, if for no other reason than providing good old mum with another object to threaten a misbehaving child with.

Available for £12.95 from Genie Gadgets

Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor

Perfect for: Connected mums

For mums with green fingers who have also mastered the Smartphone we give you the Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, a device designed to allow up to 27 house plants (there is an outdoor version available as well) to communicate via an app that summarises exactly what they need in terms of plant care. With regular reports on light intensity, temperature and moisture, wilting leaves and dead branches will become a thing of the past, though she may not appreciate having even more opportunities to be nagged for attention.

Available from £79.99 from Amazon

Glo to Sleep – Sleep Therapy Mask

For: Worried mums

Mum may never have truly recovered from those sleepless nights that were a by product of raising a child to an age where it’s reasonable to kick them out of the house. For those with a penchant for burning the midnight oil, the Sleep Therapy Mask aims to slow down brain activity to the “alpha wave state”, where mind and body are relaxed, eliminating those worrying thoughts that can keep poor old mum awake long into the night, or raise her from a slumber at the crack of dawn.

Available for £29 from WeLoveSleep


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