Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Tech Savvy Moms
At some point in our lives, we’ve all craved our mothers’ cooking, singing, or something that reminds us of her presence. A mother’s love is often synonymous with the idea of home, and Mother’s Day is one of the most celebrated days of the year. It honors motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of such individuals in society. The exact date changes since it falls on the second Sunday of May every year. Many people may ask, when is Mother’s Day in 2023? Mother’s Day falls on May 14th this year in the United States.
What is the origin of Mother’s Day?
While there are different celebrations and origins around the world surrounding this day, the story of Mother’s Day in the United States dates back to the 19th century with Ann Reeves Jarvis. Before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to teach other women in West Virginia how to properly take care of their children. These clubs later became a significant factor for reconciliation after the war. Jarvis organized events for mothers of former Union and Confederate soldiers, hoping those events could encourage unification. Julia Ward Howe, an abolitionist and suffragette, wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870 as a campaign to promote world peace.
How do different countries celebrate Mother’s Day?
Every culture and country celebrates Mother’s Day in their own ways. Here are some of examples of how different countries honor motherhood:
- U.S. The American tradition usually starts with children or spouses gifting the mother with flowers, breakfast in bed, or a heartfelt card.
- Japan. Children give their mothers the carnations flower on this special day. It is said that carnations represent a gentle strength that mothers possess.
- Ethiopia. Their Mother’s Day celebration spans over a three-day festival called Anthrosht. This event usually takes place towards the end of Autumn, or at the end of the rainy season. A three-day feast is common, filled with traditional cuisines where men supply the meat and women supply vegetables and other condiments.
Mother’s Day 2023 gift ideas
Some say the best Mother’s Day gifts are the love and affection of her children and family members. For all the tech-savvy moms out there, a new electronic gift might make their lives easier as they scroll through their albums or listen to their podcasts with more advanced technology and newer applications. Here’s a list of Acer’s products that serve as some of the most worthy and thoughtful tech gifts for Mother’s Day:
Everyone knows how heavy laptops can be, especially if you’re carrying them in a bag walking around all day. Acer’s Ultra-thin laptops are a non-negotiable product for someone who is constantly on-the-go. If you're looking for an ultra-thin laptop as a gift for Mother's Day, consider the Swift 1 or Swift 3. Both are highly recommended despite the abundance of options available. Weighing in at only 1.3 kg1 and 14.95mm, the Swift 1 boasts an Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor and a narrow-bezel 14-inch display with vibrant colors. Meanwhile, the Swift 3 features the latest Intel® CPU, a long battery life, and a 14" 16:9 FHD IPS display with vivid colors. These laptops also come in several colors to choose from, making them a perfect gift for the occasion. The Swift 1 retails for $199.99 USD, and the Swift 3 for $549.99 USD. This is an amazing choice for someone who needs a lightweight and functional laptop without breaking the bank.
Acer’s Convertible laptops are exactly what the name suggests: laptops that can be switched to a tablet for convenience or ease-of-use. Perhaps your mother enjoys watching shows when she’s eating at home, or feels inspired to draw under the bright sunlight. The Spin 3 laptop offers flexibility and productivity for people who need it anywhere and at any time. At just $479.99 USD, the Spin 3 laptop offers excellent productivity and performance, making it a great choice for individuals who enjoy drawing, reading, and writing while on the go. Its slim, 15.9mm aluminum body weighs only 1.4 kg1 and features a 360-degree hinge that allows the user to present ideas or read comfortably. With just a 30-minute battery charge, the laptop provides up to 4 hours of use. The Spin 3 also comes with a built-in Acer Active Stylus and stylus charger, making it an ideal gift for readers, writers, designers, or artists who want a convertible laptop.
Acer’s Chromebooks are famously designed to be an all-around favorite, a laptop perfect for any kind of activity and use. The Acer Chromebook 315 C2HP is made for someone who does a little bit of everything. With its 15-inch anti-glare screen, the 315 allows you to get more work done, no matter where you are. The latest Intel® processor gives the laptop an extra boost of performance while using hefty applications or projects. If you’re on a conference call, the DTS® Audio also provides you with superior audio and video. At just $229.99 USD, the Chromebook 315 is at an amazing value for someone who does everything and anything.
This is for women who value convenience and productivity. A tablet is easy to carry, use, and understand. Acer’s tablets are some of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas. The Enduro Urban T3 is sturdy and reliable, with an A53 multiprocessor and 4GB of standard memory. The size of the tablet does not compromise the power of the tablet at all. The 10.1” screen is also big enough for anyone to freely watch shows, videos, or photo albums. It retails at $299.99 USD.
Maybe this year you want to switch things up and give your mother a sustainable gift for Mother’s Day. The Acer Vero line presents Acer’s best and most eco-friendly, meticulously designed products. The products are mainly made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, and the entire line aims to encourage partners, users, and suppliers to become more eco-friendly. The Vero BR7 Monitor, at $139.99 USD, is one of the products within the Acer Vero line. The monitor has an ergostand design, perfect for women who want to relax their necks and readjust their posture from time to time. Acer’s VisionCare™ technology also makes the viewing experience more comfortable. Anything from the Acer Vero line is an amazing gift that represents sustainability and ease-of-use.
Acer Halo smart speaker
Acer’s compact, stylish smart speaker featuring the Google Assistant is perfect for a creative Mother’s Day gift. The Halo Smart Speaker, at $129.99 USD, has professionally engineered DTS Sound projecting 360° audio and a customizable LED display. It’s easily connected via Bluetooth, so it’s not hard to operate and understand. The speaker also has an RGB-lit (red, green, blue) base that reacts to music, a little surprise when the colors change with the beats of the music. This is a gift of ambiance, perfect for Mother’s Day when she is cooking, reading, or having some self-care time.
Acer protective sleeve
If your mother already has all of the above and carries her own laptop or tablet, what better way to show your gratitude than by protecting her electronics? The Acer Vero ECO Protective Sleeve is one of the more budget-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas. At $39.99 USD, it is from the Acer Vero eco-friendly line and made from 100% PCR materials. It comes in gray and black and can easily fit most 15.6” laptops.
This stylish, smoky white backpack is for the hardworking, on-the-go women looking to fit more than just their keys and cell phones. The Predator Rolltop Jr. Backpack in white, at $49.99 USD, supports 15.6” laptops and other accessories the user may carry. It has ergonomic shoulder straps, and anyone who walks around with a heavy bag knows how important those are to your posture and body. It is made of polyester and can easily go with any kind of outfit you have during the day.
As Mother’s Day inches closer, these are some of the best electronic Mother’s Day gift ideas to surprise your mother with this year. They are thoughtful and carefully suited to different needs for everyone, and whether your mother is still working or relaxing at home, there’s a product that’s just for her.
Janice is a contributing writer for Acer with a background in marketing and copywriting. She's passionate about literature, tech, blockchain, and creative trends. She has worked with several clients to grow and position their brands internationally.