With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, you may be in need of gift ideas for mom (or grandmom). While there’s no gift that can truly express your love and appreciation for mom, we’ve rounded up a list of easy-to-use technologies that will help keep her safe in and around her home — year-round. Check them out below!
($0 - $4 per month)
LastPass is a website browser extension used to keep all of your Internet passwords in one secure place. Is your mom ever complaining about forgetting her passwords? LastPass fixes that problem by acting as a sort of vault, syncing with all added Internet accounts and keeping all passwords secure.
All accounts you add into LastPass will sync with the browser extension and once you input your past passwords to each of those accounts, LastPass will remember them and will synchronize to only require your master LastPass password. For example, once you set a master password for LastPass, you can add Internet accounts such as Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, and Hulu, and once you log into those accounts once, LastPass will remember the passwords and will only require the master password for each of those accounts.
This makes it so mom only has to remember one password, rather than multiple. Although not a physical gift, this is just as useful as one.
For one LastPass user, it is completely free and if you want to upgrade to premium or add new users, it is only up to $4 per month with six users.
You can purchase LastPass here.
Ring Video Doorbell
($99 one-time purchase)
Home security is important, especially if your mom lives alone or is home alone often. Ring’s Video Doorbell would be a great gift for mom to keep track of who is coming to her home. The video doorbell is a camera you place near your front door that allows you to see live video of your front porch and the surrounding area.
You can connect the video doorbell with your phone, tablet, or computer and receive notifications when motion is detected. There is also an installed two-way speaker so you can hear and speak to anyone at your door, even if you aren’t home. You can have mom keep track of it herself, or you or a friend or family member can monitor it.
If you want added security for mom, a worthwhile home investment would be a complete home security system. This would add an extra layer of protection as you would have access to additional security cameras for inside and outside the home, motion sensors, and home maintenance features that include smoke detector and carbon monoxide detectors that will notify your smartphone or tablet if batteries are low or there is a fire or leak.
If you want to learn more about home security systems, you can find that here.
You can purchase the Ring Video Doorbell here.
QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
($97.99 one-time purchase)
Part of being safe at home is staying on top of your health. If you want to make sure your mom is making her blood pressure a priority, you can gift her the QardioArm. It can be used at home or on-the-go, and you can even pair it with a smartphone and share blood pressure results with a doctor or loved one.
Some of its features include:
● Irregular heartbeat detection
● Result interpretation
● Easy data sharing
● Triple measurement
● Charts and graphs
● Photo slideshow
● Geo tracking
You can purchase the QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor here.
iRobot Roomba Vacuum
($99 one-time purchase)
An older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. Often times, everyday actions such as vacuuming or cleaning the house can cause falls. With long vacuum cords, it’s easy to trip and have an accident. If your mom regularly has to clean the house and vacuum, an iRobot Roomba Vacuum would be a useful gift she would love.
The iRobot Roomba has a 3-Stage Cleaning system that loosens, lifts, and suctions crumbs, dirt, and hair from the carpet as well as hardwood floors. The vacuum is battery-powered and once you turn it on, it has sensors to navigate your floors without assistance.
You can purchase the iRobot Roomba Vacuum here.
Medical Alert Systems
(Starting as low as $29.95 per month)
Fitting perfectly into mom's everyday lifestyle while providing 24/7 protection and peace of mind, Medical Guardian’s wearable medical alert watch, Freedom Guardian, includes immediate access to emergency assistance anywhere in the U.S., advanced location tracking, text-to-speech messaging with no keyboard required, reminders & alerts, and more. Freedom Guardian also comes equipped with a Companion Mobile app—created for Care Circle members to easily get ahold of their loved ones, manage their daily schedule, and easily locate them.
Medical Guardian's Mother’s Day special offer (for annual subscribers) runs from May 1 to May 12 with promo code MOM19. The offer includes:
1 free month of service (up to $49.95 value)
Free activation ($50 value)
Free ground shipping ($15 value)
Free lockbox ($25 value)
Call 800-765-0154 for more information and to get a free quote today!