What do you gift your mom? That’s a challenging question to answer, especially given mothers — the generous, unselfish beings they can be — are not likely to spill the beans when asked.
Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. With the help of The Verge staff, we’ve curated a list of some of the best tech gifts you can treat your mom — or any mother figure, really — to year-round. Whether it’s for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas, here you’ll find something that caters to all kinds of budgets and interests, ranging from smartwatches and Kindles to massage guns, robot vacuums, and more. You can rest assured that these are items we can personally vouch for as well, having tested and reviewed them ourselves.
Peruse this list below and see if there’s anything on here you can either buy or glean an idea from that’ll put a smile on your mom’s face.
Affordable gifts under $50
Chromecast with Google TV
The best streaming device out there
If you’re going to buy your mom a streaming device, you might as well purchase the best one on the market, which is the Chromecast with Google TV. Google’s latest Chromecast offers software that brings together recommendations from all of your streaming services and even provides a host of useful information, including Rotten Tomatoes ratings. In addition to offering access to all the major streaming services, the device also provides support for 4K content, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision. You can buy it for $49.99 from Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Google. Read our review.
The Chromecast with Google TV introduces new software that brings together recommendations from all of your streaming services. It also supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.