Look after mum this Mother’s Day with one of these great geeky gift ideas


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It doesn’t matter if you’re five or 50, you wouldn’t be here without your mum. And one one day a year, Australian culture comes together to celebrate the women who gave us life.

Part of that is finding the perfect gift. Because every mum is different, finding the right gift idea can be a challenge. A Roy Morgan study in 2022 indicated that Australians would spend $754 million on gifts for mums, and you know that some of that was spent on indifferent gifts like flowers or chocolates.

To help you get the perfect present, we’ve pulled together a wide range of ideas for the geeky mum who loves her gadgets and gizmos.

If that doesn’t help, well, you can always get a gift card, right?

When is Mother’s Day 2024?

Mother’s Day in Australia falls on the second Sunday of May every year. While that means the date changes from year to year, it also means you can always find a way to spend time with your mum on her special day.

In 2024, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 12 May 2024.

The hottest gifts for Mother’s Day 2024

Great for mum!
Ecovacs x2 omni

Ecovacs X2 Omni

A clear leader as one of the best robot vacuum cleaners in Australia, your mum will love the X2 Omni’s ability to vacuum and mop your entire home without getting tangled on cables.
De'Longhi Rivelia

De’Longhi Rivelia

If your mum can’t operate until she’s had her morning cup of coffee, she will adore the De’Longhi Rivelia. It lets her swap between different beans and create routines for different coffee styles throughout the day.
Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam

The Sonos Roam is a near-perfect compact Bluetooth speaker. It seamlessly connects to both Bluetooth and home Wi-Fi networks to playback music from your favourite streaming service. Your mum will love it, but choose the colour option best for her.
She'll love it
Look after mum this Mother’s Day with one of these great geeky gift ideas

GHD Curve Classic Wave Wand

Give your mum the gift of Hollywood hair without the effort. The GHD Curve Classic Wave Wand gives consistent heat across the entire barrel, and has a 360-degree swivelling cord so she can do her hair her way.
Apple iPad Pro 11-inch

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch

More powerful than many computers thanks to the M2 chipset inside, your mum probably won’t care about the specs. What she’ll appreciate is the versatility, from being able to scroll through social media to using it for a quick slideshow at work.
Sony WF1000XM5

Sony WF-1000XM5

Arguably the best earbuds on the market, your mum will appreciate your taste in audio excellence, and the ability to drown out your nagging thanks to its amazing noise cancellation.
lego disney castle 43222

Lego Disney Castle (43222)

This massive Lego set is a surefire win for your mum. She’ll love discovering the intricate detail building the most magical place on earth. She might even let you help, if you ask nicely.
Fun option
Mini Lego Disney castle

Lego Mini Disney Castle (40478)

If the big Lego Disney castle is outside your budget, consider this mini version instead. Your mum will still love it, thanks to its desk-friendly design and creative build. Plus the minifig Mickey is super-cute.
Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

An eBook reader is a great Mother’s Day gift for any mum who likes to read. With its easy to read 6.8-inch e-ink screen and space for thousands of books, this is the gift that keeps on giving.
Withings Scanwatch 2

Withings ScanWatch 2

Giving your mum a fitness tracker could send the wrong message. But giving her a stunning watch that also has fitness tracking features is a surefire win. The Withings ScanWatch 2 looks fantastic on the wrist, has a month’s battery life and offers great fitness features.
Ark Nova

Ark Nova

If your mum has never ventured beyond Monopoly or Scrabble as a board game, consider opening her horizons with Ark Nova. This epic game sees you try and build a zoo, with animals, researchers and conservation projects. It’s easy to pick up and hard to stop playing. A great gift.
Ninja Foodi FlexDrawer Air Fryer

Ninja Foodi FlexDrawer Air Fryer

This Air Fryer will change your mum’s life. It’s big enough to cook a whole roast chicken and vegetables at the same time, can cook two different foods at the same time on different settings, and is dishwasher safe.
Ember 2 mug

Ember 2 mug

Help your mum say goodbye to the days of cold cups of coffee or tea. This mug is designed to help keep your hot drinks at the perfect temperature for up to 90 minutes, with a smart LED that lets you know when to drink your tea without burning your mouth.
Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Magnetic Stand

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Magnetic Stand

This fast-charging stand is the perfect accessory for iMums. It will wirelessly charge compatible MagSafe iPhone models, Apple Watches and AirPods, with 15W fast charging Qi2 for iPhone. Your mum may look at you funny when she opens it, but she’ll appreciate it once she starts using it.
PlayStation Portal

PlayStation Portal

Whether she loves Call of Duty or the lovable shenanigans of Sackboy, any Gamer mum is going to appreciate the freedom delivered by the PlayStation Portal. It gives wireless access to any of your PS5 games, so she can play Fortnight in bed while you do your homework.
Ninja Blast

Ninja Blast Portable Blender

Small, lightweight and powerful, the Ninja Blast is a blast to use. Your mum will love the ability to make smoothies or iced coffee on the go, and it’s small enough that you can take it on holidays, charging via USB-C if you need to.
Cricut maker 3

Cricut Maker 3

Does mum fancy herself a crafty one? The Cricut Maker 3 offers unmatched versatility to cut write and score a massive range of materials, from paper to leather. It’s a great way to let her unlock a passion for creation.
Veritable smart garden

Veritable Indoor garden

If your mum loves the idea of freshly grown food but doesn’t have the space for a full garden, this high-tech solution could help. It does all the hard work for you, letting you grow edible food indoors effortlessly.
TheraGun Prime

TheraGun Prime Massage Gun

Help your mum unlock her bodily tension with the TheraGun Prime Massage Gun. With an LED screen, 5 speeds and an ergonomic grip, this massage gun will help your mum relax on her special day.
DJI Osmo 3

DJI Osmo Pocket 3

Perfect for young and old mums alike, the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is a lightweight, compact video camera with an integrated gimbal, to film and photo special moments in incredible detail with next to no effort at all.
Amazon Echo Hub

Amazon Echo Hub

Sure, a smart home hub sounds weird as a mother’s day gift at first. But this thing lets you view all your family’s calendars on a single device, helping busy mum’;s stay organised easily. It also shows your family photos, so she’ll love it.
Dyson Supersonic Nural

Dyson Supersonic Nural

Probably the most advanced hair dryer that’s been created to date, the Supersonic Nural adjusts the temperature to ensure your mum won’t burn her scalp while styling her hair. You owe her that much, surely?
Budget friendly
T2 Teamaker

T2 Teamaker

This little gadget mixes your tea just right then wees it out the bottom into your cup. Your mum will love it.
evapolar portable aircon

evapolar Portable Aircon

It might seem weird to buy your mum a small desktop air conditioner for mother’s day as we get closer to the bitterness of Winter, but she will appreciate it in the warmer months.
Philips Hue Signe table lamp

Philips Hue Signe table lamp

With a striking design, this table lamp is designed to wash your walls with colourful light, creating the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.
Sunbeam pie maker

Sunbeam Pie Maker

Everybody – and I mean everybody – loves a good pie. But they can be so fiddly to make! Your mum will definitely appreciate the fact you wanted to make her pie-making adventures easier with the Sunbeam pie maker.
Wacaco Nanopresso

Wacaco Nanopresso

This pocket-friendly gadget lets you brew a delicious espresso coffee wherever you are, so long as you have coffee and boiling water. Perfect for mums who need coffee wherever they are.


  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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