Mom is the best. She's also in need of some great gear, including the latest tech gadgets that will make her life easier. Do the right thing this year and get mom the ultimate in perfect gifts.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Mom needs a new phone, and she needs the best. The Galaxy S8 is the best phone you can buy right now, both because it's beautiful, fast, and has one of the best cameras on the market. Samsung did a lot to improve its flagship phone this year, including outfitting it with a huge Infinity Display and adding ultra-fast iris scanning abilities. The future is here.

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OnePlus 3T

If you need to cheap out a little on a new phone, don't cheat mom out of the best value. The OnePlus 3T gives you almost everything you expect in a flagship phone, but does it at a dramatically lower price. And the new Midnight Black version is sleek and sophisticated, and will fit perfectly into mom's life.

$439 Buy Now

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film camera

No one ever prints photos anymore, but Fujifilm's Instax Mini 8 makes it easy and, best of all, fun. The camera is easy and fun to use, and prints directly to Instax-branded film in the perfect size for a wallet or a fridge door!

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Google Home

For a Google/Android fan, Google Home is a no-brainer. It's got all the makings of Alexa, in the proper ecosystem, with the full force of Google behind it. It plays music, answer questions, and makes restaurant reservations. OK Google, do you think mom will love it?

$120 Buy Now

UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker

OMG, this speaker! It's. So. Cute. Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom takes everything we love from UE's more expensive Boom and Megaboom speakers and shrinks it down into a little floating cube that stays waterproof while sounding great. Mom will love this, trust us.

$99 Buy Now

Sonos Play:1

Sonos is the ultimate music gift. If your mom loves music, the Sonos Play:1 is the gift to get. Pair a couple of them for whole-room sound, or a bunch of them to get the entire house jumping.

$199 Buy Now

Chromecast Ultra

If using with a TV that has a 4K display or can playback HDR content and want to stream media at UHD, the Chromecast Ultra is for you. It's super easy to set up, and at $70 it's the perfect gift that won't break the bank. It may break that binge-watching streak, though.

$70 Buy Now

Acer Chromebook 14

Simple is best, and if mom just wants to use her laptop get stuff done, Acer's Chromebook 14 is the the perfect Mother's Day gift. It's light and well-made, with a great screen and an awesome keyboard. Better yet, it has all the ports she'll need to plug in her peripherals, plus it runs Chrome OS, which is basically a more powerful version of the browser she's already using.

$265 Buy Now

Ring Pro Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

An essential piece of the connected home, the Pro version of Ring's connected doorbell, which alerts you when someone is by the front door and allows you to see and chat with the person on the other side, is absolutely incredible. A great app, inexpensive cloud subscription, and excellent video and audio quality, Mom will love that Ring monitors what's happening at the front of the house, and it pairs well with Ring's Stick Up Cam to keep track of everywhere else.

$249 Buy Now

Amazon Echo Dot

A smaller Echo, the Dot is easy to set up around the house — and because they're significantly cheaper, you can get a few and pepper them around the house. A great gift, in packs of one, or six! Mom will love the convenience!

$49 Buy Now

Philips Hue Starter Kit

Philips is the leader in connected light bulbs for a good reason: everything just works. The Android app is great, and lets you control the lights from anywhere, and the Starter Kit is affordable enough to be a great gift. Mom may scoff at the need for expensive connected bulbs — until she uses her phone, or Alexa, or Google Home, to shut them off with her voice. Best gift ever.

$179 Buy Now

Bose QC35 wireless headphones

Bose is the name in noise-cancelling wireless headphones, and for good reason: the QC35s have become the standard for long-term wear comfort, style and sound quality. If mom just can't wait to turn on the white noise — or the hardcore metal — on the plane, these are the headphones to get.

$350 Buy Now

SodaStream Source

There is nothing better than bubbly water — seltzer if you're fancy — to start or end a day with your loved one. SodaStream Source is the best, and cheapest, way to a bubbly water future, and it doesn't even need to be plugged in. You can add juice and cola flavors if you want, but even by itself, the Source is worth it.

$99 Buy Now

Aeropress Coffee Maker

Aeropress makes a great cuppa, because it is simple: grind the beans, pour it in the cavity and press. Easy to pick up but difficult to master, Aeropress emulates espresso for a fraction of the price. If your loved one is tired of the pods, an Aeropress is an essential purchase.

$30 Buy Now

Samsung Gear VR

Mom may not feel totally comfortable in VR... until you show her all the awesome things you can do with the new Gear VR paired with a Galaxy S8. It's an amazing experience being able to travel the world or play games or watch movies, and there is more 360-degree content being added every day.

$129 Buy Now

LG Watch Style

No one needs a smartwatch, but the LG Watch Style is the best of the bunch. Running the latest version of Android Wear, it pairs perfectly with mom's new Galaxy S8, and rocks one of the slimmest designs on the market. A beautiful round aluminum chassis and a crown that helps you scroll and select, the LG Watch Style is the best smartwatch you can buy... mom.

$180 Buy Now

Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit's latest smartwatch-cum-fitness tracker is a stylish accessory that will never leave mom's wrist. This year's model adds heart rate monitoring and seven-day battery life to the already-amazing list of features, and at $149 it's worth every penny.

$150 Buy Now

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