The 20 best gifts for mom in 2022: birthdays, anniversaries, and more – The Verge

What do you gift your mom? That’s a challenging question to answer, especially given mothers — the generous, unselfish beings they can be — are not likely to spill the beans when asked.

Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. With the help of The Verge staff, we’ve curated a list of some of the best tech gifts you can treat your mom — or any mother figure, really — to year-round. Whether it’s for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas, here you’ll find something that caters to all kinds of budgets and interests, ranging from smartwatches and Kindles to massage guns, robot vacuums, and more. You can rest assured that these are items we can personally vouch for as well, having tested and reviewed them ourselves.

Peruse this list below and see if there’s anything on here you can either buy or glean an idea from that’ll put a smile on your mom’s face.

Gifts under $50

The Chromecast plugs into your TV’s HDMI port.

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Chromecast with Google TV

The best streaming device out there

If you’re going to buy your mom a streaming device, you might as well purchase the best one on the market, which is the Chromecast with Google TV. Google’s latest Chromecast offers software that brings together recommendations from all of your streaming services and even provides a host of useful information, including Rotten Tomatoes ratings. In addition to offering access to all the major streaming services, the device also provides support for 4K content, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision. You can buy it for $49.99 from Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Google. Read our review.

Chromecast with Google TV

The Chromecast with Google TV introduces new software that brings together recommendations from all of your streaming services. It also supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

Unlike Apple’s AirTags, the Tile Mate is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

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Tile Mate (2022)

An item tracker that’s compatible with iOS and Android

Gifting your mom a Bluetooth tracker like the 2022 Tile Mate can help her save time the next time she forgets where she put her car keys. The convenient tracker is compatible with both iOS and Android, and the Tile app will allow you to keep tabs on her personal belongings from up to 250 feet away. Unlike Apple’s AirTags, each Tile Mate features a built-in hole, too, so she can securely attach the device to her keys, purse, or just …….



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