04. 26. 2012
Mom Wants Gadgets for Mother's Day
No surprise here; Ebates, an online Cash Back Shopping website, today announced findings from its Mother’s Day survey that found what men want to give the mom in their life may not necessarily be what women really want.
The national survey conducted online by Harris Interactive among 2,215 adults discovered that the number one present American men think moms want for Mother’s Day is flowers - but the number one gift moms actually want is a spa day. Gadgets came up #4 on the list, but in our house, they'd be #1.
So-called "deal experts" at Ebates and FatWallet come up with 5 Top Tech Gift Ideas.
1. Laptops, tablets or smartphones open up a new digital world for mom to enjoy—she can communicate with family and friends, leverage apps to organize and track of her busy schedule, or just relax by reading e-books or magazines on the fly.
2. Scanners, VHS to DVD software, digital cameras, photo processing software will get mom up to date by translating old family videos, her wedding video or even a favorite movie from videotape to DVD format. A scanner or digital camera can digitize prized images for safer storage online and photo processing software can edit/retouch favorite photos.
3. Wireless network/wifi and wireless enabled devices like Bluetooth accessories and e-readers will improve mom’s mobility to do a host of activities (like streaming video or access online movies) while on the go.
4. Tech tutorials can teach mom how to use tools such as screen sharing, video conferencing and all the many apps available for her tablet, laptop or smartphone.
5. Gift cards: Technology related services like iTunes, the Apps marketplace, Netflix, or Hulu make gifts to keep on giving to mom all year round.
Also worth mentioning is that from April 23 to May 13th, Mother’s Day shoppers can get up to 24% cash-back from select retailers at Ebates. Cash-back means Ebates automatically sends you a check in the mail every time you shop at stores such as: eBags, Jewelry.com, Philosophy, The Body Shop, Harry & David, Sephora, and more.
It's almost like they pay you to shop. Ok, it sounded like a good excuse to us.