Tech ideas for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day fast approaching, many people are finding themselves searching for the perfect gift for mom. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports on the new gadgets that are topping wish lists.

Posted: May 4, 2018 1:05 PM

(NBC News) If flowers are your go-to gift for Mother's Day, it might be time to think outside the box.

"The consumer technology association did research and found that one in five moms wants tech for Mothers Day," says Suzanne Kantra of Techlicious.

So what are the best tech gifts to get mom? Many cell carriers are offering Mother's Day specials with the new Samsung S-9 receiving high marks. Not only is Samsung's new phone a communication device, users can also use it to control their smart home devices.

The new Google Clips camera will automatically take candid images by using smart technology to recognize expressions, lighting and framing.

Some more gift ideas for this Mother's Day include the Wonderboom Portable Speaker and the Ashley Chloe Helix Cuff, which is a stylish wristband that unwraps into headphones.

Another gift to keep in mind is the new Fitbit Versa, a smartwatch and fitness tracker with a lightweight design.

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