Here’s a friendly reminder that Mother’s Day is just a week away. There are a hundred places that will tell you to get flowers, chocolates or cheesy photos for you mom, but if you want to get something to represent your (or her) geeky side, this is the guide for you. Just remember you’ll want to order these soon, because Sunday, May 10 is coming up quick.
Postagram: Alright, moms actually do love photos. But instead of the standard frame with some generic quote, send her a postcard with a great picture of the two of you on it. Postagram makes it easy; just select a photo (Instagram snaps work well for the square format), caption it and it’s sent out on a sturdy postcard. It even pops out of the card so mom can put it up on the fridge or hang it in some other spot where she can show it off.
Mosaic Photo Books: Maybe there’s too many photos to choose from though. You could always make a photo book. Mosaic Photo Books allows you to create little 7×7-inch books full of your photos. Again, selecting photos is easy, with import options from Facebook as well as any photo on your phone or tablet. Just pick 20 images and your book comes in four days. One suggestion: make a new folder from the photos app before you go into the app. It makes selecting the right 20 photos much easier than searching for them within the app.
Sony a6000: For moms who would rather be behind the camera, consider the Sony a6000. It’s still at the lowest price ever from Amazon if you get it with the great 16-50mm lens, and it’s one of the best cameras you can get, beating out almost every DSLR for performance in still photography and video. We won’t tell mom if you pick one up for yourself, too.
Lightning Cables: Maybe mom is a forgetful type? Get her a bouquet of Lightning cables so she’ll never be without. These cheap Anker models come in a range of colors and have excellent reviews.
Tile: For bigger things that aren’t so replaceable, get her a four-pack of Tiles. These Bluetooth-enabled dongles can stick anywhere (from a keychain to a purse or even a Kindle) and allow you to track them via an iPhone or Android app.
ProFlowers: My mom insisted on no gifts, so I’ll still probably get flowers anyway. But I’ll order them via an app, because that’s just how I roll. The ProFlowers app is well-designed and makes it easy to pick the right flowers for the occasion.
Instacart: If you’re more culinary-minded, maybe Instacart is more your game. You choose what groceries you want and they’re delivered within the hour. The first delivery is free, so you can spend more time with mom. When the groceries arrive, you can cook her her favorite meals while she relaxes.GeekWire Picks is a regular feature linking to our favorite products and deals. GeekWire or its partners may receive a share of the revenue from your purchase through affiliate referral fees.