Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12. If you’re tired of sending another boring card or flowers, here are some ideas for tech presents for Mom, even if she’s not a tech geek herself.
Give the gift of computer training and support
We know how hard it can be to give tech support to a family member, because personal issues can get in the way.
We have a special offer for newsletter subscribers: purchase 3 hours of remote Apple support for your mom or dad (or, if she/he is in NYC, we can do in-person support) for the discounted price of $500. The time can be used in one big chunk, or in multiple sessions.
We love working with beginners, as well as those with more experience. Call us at (212) 353-3310 or email us at [email protected] to arrange.
Give an iPad mini
The iPad mini is great for Mom. The smaller size makes it fit into any bag, and it’s light enough to hold up with one hand while reading or watching video.
Starts at $330 for wifi only; if you want to get her a model that lets her be on the internet anywhere, price starts at $460 plus a monthly cell service charge.
Give an app
If your mom already has an iPad (or iPhone) did you know you can give a specific app as a gift? Here’s how:
Gift an app from your computer:
- Open up iTunes, and go to iTunes Store, and then to the App Store
- In the App Store, go to the page of the app you want to gift
- To the right of the Buy button, there’s a little triangle—click it
- Select Gift This App from the dropdown menu
Gift an app from your iPhone or iPad:
- Open up the App Store, and go to the page of the app you want to gift
- At the way top left of the screen, click the Share button (the rectangle with the arrow in it)
- Then click Gift
Some apps that might make great gifts:
- Snapseed, for enhancing photos, $5
- 1Password, for storing passwords, $8
- Pocket Wine app for beginners, $4 or Cor.kz for more serious wine lovers, $2