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Mother’s Day Gadgets, Gifts Your Mum Doesn’t Know She Wants…


A Smart Kttle    //Image: Yakoo Design

A Smart Kttle //Image: Yakoo Design

SO, whether it’s something she’s intimidated by, technology she isn’t familiar with, a beauty treatment she finds too extravagant or doesn’t think she needs – or if you’re just tired of giving her the same mug with flowers every year, here are some top 15 gifts you should buy for your mum this Mother’s Day, that she doesn’t know she wants (yet).

• Phone from Gigaset

See who’s calling without getting your glasses. Stylish and fun, the A540A phone from Gigaset has 20 different ringtones and four backlight colours which can be matched to phonebook contacts so mom can tell at a glance who the caller is: ie pink for friends, green for family, blue for work and orange for those she hates talking to!

• Countertop wine cooler

Does mum love a glass of chilled rose? Go for a countertop wine cooler. A fantastic luxury gift with a capacity of 12 bottles of wine at the perfect temperature and featuring a curved mirror-effect door, the Husky HN6 Reflections Slimline countertop wine cooler is digitally controlled via a touch screen. It can be adjusted to store the wine at any temperature between eight – 18ºC, making it perfect for storing red, white or rose wine at the optimum temperature.
• The phone for baby boomers’ Amplicomms M9000
Is she afraid of smart phones? Here’s one that may work for her. Marketed as ‘the phone for baby boomers’ Amplicomms M9000 has all the normal smart phone features (great videos and camera) plus things like an SOS button, extra-loud volume, larger icons, easy to read text and hearing aid compatibility. A phone you can see without your glasses, a countertop wine cooler and a phone with an SOS button are among Ashley’s top gifts this Mothering Sunday…

• A Smart Kettle

The Smarter iKettle is the intelligent way to make the tea. A connected kettle you can start from anywhere in the house, and set to pre-boil at wake-up time, giving you an extra five minutes in bed. You can also select the temperature you want the water to reach – ideal for making that perfect cup of tea without waiting for the water to ‘cool a bit’.

• Revitalash Supersized Advanced Conditioner
A top beauty secret product she doesn’t know exists: This is way beyond mascara. It features a gentle, new non-irritating formula to condition and nourish your lashes. An unforgettable gift for any mother she will never use feel she has to use false lashes or extensions again.

• The gift of time aka a personal concierge service

Vouchers from ‘cushion the impact’, London’s award winning lifestyle concierge service, can cover all those daily stress-inducing jobs that never get done. Book them to declutter a wardrobe, create beautiful photo albums, book your holidays, sort paperwork – it can all be done for your mother, while she relaxes on the sofa.

• Sage Appliances Smart Waffle

A Kitchen Gadget she will love. Simply select your favourite type of batter so the Waffle IQ technology can heat to the ideal level for the sugar content and then select your preferred level of browning from pale to dark for perfect results. There’s a deep moat around the edge that cooks any overflow for a mess-free clean-up. And, if they’re not quite right when it beeps, you can press ‘a bit more’ for a darker hue. Settings for Belgian, Classic, Chocolate, Buttermilk. Even better, it makes enough for two to eat at the same time. The super mascara will change her life (or at least make-up bag), the gift of time and waffles are all tasty gift options

• A cord free iron

It’s a chore that no one likes and an appliance that everyone uses. Tefal has re-invented this basic with the luxury of total movement. No more struggling around an ironing board. Tefal Freemove FV9965 (deep plum) and FV9970 (scarlet) – also have a higher wattage and more powerful steam output than previous models to boot.

• The Retro Pedal Bin

You use it every day – why not have it look pretty? This is quite simply, the sassiest designer rubbish bin around. It is available in cream on charcoal with an orange lid, and charcoal on cream with a yellow lid.

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