Mother’s Day may come every year, but with physical distancing in place, it’s never been more important to show her how much you care. This year, let’s keep Mother’s Day special with gifts that can help Mom stay entertained, stress-free, and connected with family while staying at home. Here are some stay-home gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on any mom’s face.

Treat Mom to a family movie night with great home theatre tech

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image of the 58” 4K UHD Tizen Smart TV from SamsungIf your mom’s TV is a bit outdated, now is the perfect time to treat her to the upgrade she’s always wanted. A great option is this incredible 58” 4K UHD Tizen Smart TV from Samsung. With its 4K QLED screen, she can get caught up on all her favourite shows in crisp detail and true-to-life colour. And Tizen smart TVs come pre-installed with all the top streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more. With this TV, Mom will truly be staying home in style.

image of the Google ChromecastOr if a new TV doesn’t catch her eye, consider a Google Chromecast. A Chromecast is a media streamer that can turn almost any TV into a smart TV to get fast and easy access to apps for all the top streaming services. And if you’re separated from your mom this year, you can download Netflix Party, a free Chrome extension, to each of your smart devices and watch a movie together in sync. Then she can use her Chromecast to cast the video to her TV, so you can have the next best thing to an in-person movie night with Mom!

Gifts to help her relax in peace and quiet

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image of the Lioni Elba Outdoor DaybedIf your mom is a nature lover who is missing her outdoor time right now, she might love some new outdoor furniture. To help her relax and destress in her patio paradise, consider this comfy Lioni Elba Resin Wicker Outdoor Daybed. Not only is this daybed a gorgeous addition to any outdoor space, but it has super thick cushions for lounging, napping, or curling up with a good book in perfect comfort. If your mom lives to be outside, this daybed is the gift that keeps on giving.

image of the 7.9” iPad mini from AppleAnd if your mom needs to unwind a little bit more, she might enjoy an eReader or tablet. An eReader can give your mom instant access to thousands of eBooks, magazines, and more. And if she has a card with her local library, she may be able to download a ton of digital titles for free! Or, if you want to get Mom something a little more versatile, try a tablet. Not only can a tablet do everything an eReader can, but your mom can also use it to surf the web or video chat with her loved ones to stay connected while we stay at home.

Bring out Mom’s inner child with fun games

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image of the Telestrations game boxA lot of moms love a good family game night! If you’re lucky enough to be spending Mother’s Day together, setting up a family game night is a great way to bond and have fun. A great option is the Telestrations board game, which is sort of a fun cross between Pictonary and the telephone game. With board games like Telestrations, your family can draw, laugh, and create the special memories that Mother’s Day is all about.

image of the Oculus Quest VR HeadsetOr if a family game night isn’t in the cards, introduce your mom to brand new worlds using the Oculus Quest VR Headset. The Oculus is a completely self-contained virtual reality experience—that means there are no computers, consoles, or other devices required. With Oculus, your mom can explore new worlds, play virtual tennis, and more, while never leaving home. And Oculus is designed to be used while sitting or standing, so your mom can play in any space. Oculus can give your mom a Mother’s Day she’s sure to remember.

Gifts to help Mom unleash her creativity

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image of the Yamaha C40 Classical Acoustic GuitarStaying at home gives us a great opportunity to try new things and flex our creative muscles. For example, it’s the perfect time to pick up a new musical instrument. If your mom is the musical type, consider getting her this Yamaha C40 Classical Acoustic Guitar. This guitar is full-sized, but also has softer nylon strings and a wide neck for easier playability for beginners. If your mom wants to pick up a new skill while staying at home, this guitar is the perfect gift.

image of the Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer OvenMaybe your mom is more into the culinary arts. In that case, she might like to try out the Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven. The Vortex Plus can make any foodie dream an instant reality: from frying to baking, and roasting to dehydrating, this air fryer can do it all. Not only that, but cooking with an air fryer reduces or eliminates the need for oil by replacing it with hot circulated air. That means much healthier meals for Mom while she explores her culinary creativity.

 

Stay connected with Mom this Mother’s Day

image of the Google Nest Hub Max displaying a video chat with a family

I’ve listed a lot of great gifts already, but this year, what a lot of moms want is to stay connected to their loved ones. That’s what will make the Google Nest Hub Max the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. This device features a 10” screen to let you make video calls and leave video messages for friends and family to easily stay connected even when you’re physically apart. But that’s just the beginning! The Hub Max is completely voice-controlled with the Google Assistant, so you can control compatible devices like smart lights with just your voice. It also has several apps for music and video, like Chromecast, Spotify, and Youtube, so Mom can play her favourite songs with just a few vocal commands.

Make this Mother’s Day count

It’s a tough time for all of us, including your mom. So let’s make this Mother’s Day count. Even if you can’t be there for her in person this year, sending the perfect gift can help her get through this time by keeping her entertained, stress-free, and connected to her loved ones as much as possible. Think about what you can do to best support your mom this year, and if you need a few more gift ideas, check out BestBuy.ca for all the latest and greatest tech and more.

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