Moms are just like everyone else. And what mom doesn’t love music? She might listen to her favourite tunes while getting ready in the morning, or while cooking or cleaning. She might relax with a good book and some classical in the background, or pop in headphones to rock out while she commutes to work, or works out at the gym. However the mom in your life consumes her music, as you shop for Mother’s Day’s gifts for her, consider the wide selection of audio products that can help make the experience enjoyable, from headphones to portable wireless speakers, voice assistant speakers, and speakers that offer enhanced audio in the home.
Mother’s Day gifts for the mom with an active lifestyle
If mom is an adventurer who has an active lifestyle, always enjoying the great outdoors, look for a rugged and water-resistant portable Bluetooth speaker. The JBL Charge 4 portable Bluetooth speaker will let her listen to tunes while doing yoga in the backyard, or playing volleyball on the beach. It offers rich bass, and is rugged with a rubber housing and waterproof design so she can safely use it by the pool or place it in the sand on the beach. Plus, it can run for an impressive up to 20 hours per charge, and has a built-in USB port for charging up portable devices, too. Connect up to 100 (or more) of them for amplified sound in a bigger listening space.
For personal listening, headphones are, of course, the way to go. When it comes to active moms, there’s the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 350 Bluetooth headphones, which are specially designed for use during sports. They fit into the ears and secure via the earloops and 2-in-1 stability clip, then the band sits behind your neck so cords don’t get in the way. The passive noise cancelling will block out distracting noise, like loud traffic or chatter at the gym, and the reflective sport-weave cable makes them ideal to wear when she goes for a night time run. They can run for up to six hours per charge, and she can get an extra hour of listening after a quick 15-minute charge. They’re also rain-resistant and sweatproof, and include a mic for answering incoming calls, along with inline controls for controlling music, or activating a voice assistant.
On the true wireless side, there are models like the Jaybird RUN XT True Wireless Sport Headphones, which fit snugly in each ear, connect to your device via Bluetooth, and run for up to four hours per charge. The included charging case provides an additional eight hours of use, or charge them for five minutes to get an extra hour boost. They are waterproof so there’s no worry about running in the rain or sweat, and come with two sizes of silicone ear tips.
Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who’s environmentally and design conscious
Environmental consciousness is important to a lot of people nowadays, who often seek out products that are sustainably made, or that are made by companies that give back to the environment in some ways. A perfect brand to look at for the mom who cares deeply about the environment is House of Marley, which offers speakers like the No Bound Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, the No Bounds Sport, and the No Bounds XL, all of which are made using sustainable and responsibly sources materials like hemp, organic cotton, and recycled plastic bottles.
For the mom who has a deep love of design, the new Sonos Architectural speakers by Sonance are a perfect option to enhance a whole-home sound system, both inside and out. The indoor speakers mount flush in the wall or ceiling so she won’t even know they’re there. And the outdoor speaker, extends listening to the backyard or back deck, when paired with the Sonos Amp, which is sold separately. The beautifully designed speakers will be a hit with any mom who would love to have music all over, but doesn’t want big, bulky speakers everywhere.
Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who deserves premium portable sound
With the Polk Command Bar, mom can enjoy premium sound at home, either while watching television or movies, or enjoying her favourite track list. The 2.1-channel soundbar comes with a wireless subwoofer, and has Dolby/DTS surround sound along with built-in Alexa so you can control playback from your voice, as well as use the soundbar to control other compatible smart devices in the home. Plus, she’ll appreciate that it looks super sexy mounted below a TV.
The Jabra Elite 85h wireless over-ear headphones are fashionable in finish options like gold beige, and boast features like SmartSound technology that automatically adapts to your surroundings, active noise cancellation (ANC), and personalized sound settings through the Jabra Sound+ app. Get up to 36 hours of listening with ANC on or 41 hours with it off. Resistant to rain, they are also voice assistant-enabled.
Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who wants the latest and greatest audio tech
If mom is always on the cutting-edge of technology, she’ll appreciate a pair of true wireless earbuds that let her listen without any wires at all: just stick the buds into each ear, and listen on-the-go. The Sennheiser Momentum true wireless earbuds offer premium sound along with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, Transparent Hearing so you can remain aware of your surroundings, and four sizes of ear tips to ensure a perfect tip. There are also fingertip controls for controlling music, calls, and a voice assistant. They come with a charging case that provides two extra charges for a total of 12 hours of listening on the go.
When it comes to the latest and greatest in audio, voice assistant speakers are, of course, top of mind. If she doesn’t already have one, you need to get her on the smart speaker train, stat.
If you think she might have the desire to expand a home audio system over time, consider one like the Sonos One smart speaker, which can work with Amazon Alexa voice control so it plays music, but can also do everything an Amazon Echo speaker can do as well, such as answer queries, read your calendar, or tell you the weather and traffic. And she can stream tunes from all of her favourite streaming services. It connects wirelessly with other Sonos speakers as well, so she can eventually have a whole-home audio system, with music and voice control in every room.
Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who loves to travel
As noted above, noise-cancelling headphones are a must for any mom who travels often, whether for business or travel. But let’s face it: what mom couldn’t use a bit of peace and quiet every now and then, to immerse herself in her favourite playlist, TV series, or movie for some personal listening?
If mom travels a lot for work, she’ll appreciate a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones that offer premium sound, like the Sennheiser PXC 550 wireless noise-cancelling headphones, which offer NoiseGard hybrid adaptive noise cancellation technology to help mom relax and immerse herself in some good tunes, or a movie or TV show, while blocking out distracting noise from a train or plane. Wireless and with up to 30 hours of battery life, it will easily get her to China and back without needing a recharge. And the soft ear cushions are comfortable for long wear.
Another option is the Beats By Dr. Dre Powerbeats 3 in-ear sound isolating Bluetooth headphones, which are lightweight so she can easily throw them into her purse or carry-on. They last for up to 12 hours (with an extra hour on a five minute fast charge), and have a RemoteTalk feature that can be used for taking calls, playing music, adjusting the volume, and activating Siri.
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