Sign in with Microsoft

Oh, golly, Mother’s Day is the day after tomorrow! Don’t panic! Or only panic a little bit. Instead, check out our ideas for some good, gadgety gifts.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Freestyle Collection – $129.95

Mother's Day

We have a soft spot for the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM speakers. These portable Bluetooth speakers are compact, tough, waterproof and sound pretty good. And they’re well priced.

They’ve been around for more than a year, but Ultimate Ears has refreshed the line with three new colours or styles. “Avocado” is, well, that colour. “Unicorn” has an almost tie-dyed look in pastels. “Concrete” features splashes of black, white and grey.

And if you and another family member want, you can buy mum one each because two can be paired together for a larger sound.

See our report on the Freestyle Collection here, and our review of the Wonderboom in standard colours here.

AncestryDNA Kit – $99

Mother's Day

Nothing says “family” more than Mother’s Day. So, what could be more appropriate than a gift which helps your mum find out more about her forebears. AncestryDNA says it has the “world’s largest consumer DNA database”. Ten million people, it says, and 100 million “family trees”. We assume that they mean 100 million links between those ten million people.

What it might also tell her is things like genetic ethnicity and relationships with previously unknown relatives.

Be fast. The $99 offer ends at one minute to midnight on Mother’s Day. Follow this link and click “Order Now” to get in before the price jumps back up to $129.

Canon SELPHY CP1300 Printer – $169

Mother's Day

Even though they’ve taken up the smartphone with enthusiasm, many mums are old-school enough to want photo prints. But who wants to muck around with Photoshop and computers to get them? Or troop into a print shop.

The Canon SELPHY CP1300 printer can produce borderless six by four prints directly from her phone, wirelessly. Print time? Less than a minute.

The “Party Shuffle” feature lets multiple people send photos to the printer, for more fun for everyone. It’ll produce smaller prints too if she likes.