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Sunday the 13th of May is the big day this year. Mother’s Day that is. So how best to demonstrate the enormity of your love and gratitude to her?

Well, there are many, many ways. But one sure fire way is to give her an impressively expensive gift. Here are a few suggestions. But don’t worry if these are too pricey. Come back in a few days for our next “Mother’s Day Gift Guide”. This one will be “for the more affordable Mum”.

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition – $1,079 to $1,329

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iPhone. iPhone. Is there anything more to say? Yes, the iPhone 8 doesn’t seem obviously different to the iPhone 6 of 2014, but pretty much everything about it is better. A lot better. For one thing, it’s faster, which means its smoother. For another, the camera is about as good as it gets from a single lens camera model.

Why not the iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus? Size. One of my daughters recently purchased an iPhone SE specifically for the smaller screen. It’s easier to handle, she says. As more phones hover around the six-inch screen size, the iPhone 8’s 4.7 inches makes it easy to handle.

And (PRODUCT)RED? Yes, this model’s finished in a bold red, and a portion of the purchase cost goes to fight AIDS in Africa. Apple has now raised over $US160 million for this. How’s that for a Mother’s Day gift.

Read the GadgetGuy review (of the not RED version) here.

Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ – $1,199 to $1,499

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No, she’s not an Apple person? Then buy her a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+. Which? That depends on your budget, and what she wants in a phone. Both are glorious devices, right at the top of the phone heap in performance and style. The S9 is a bit easier for a smaller hand to manage. But the S9+ has the amazing dual cameras. These blitzed the camera benchmark tests.

And don’t forget the DeX docking station. When she gets home, she can plug it in and use a full desktop display with Facebook and Instagram.

Read about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ here.

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch – $3,499

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Many of us here at GadgetGuy are Windows people, but I have to say I still love a MacBook Pro. Even though I often have to search longer to do the things that are intuitive to me in Windows. The fact is, when it comes to hardware, Apple is a master crafts-company.

There are 13-inch models of the MacBook Pro. But just because she’s your mum doesn’t mean she can’t do with a big screen and some decent processing power. There’s a choice of Intel core processors, and sizes of solid state drives. Mac still doesn’t have a touchscreen, but more and more applications now support its Touch Bar.