Treat Mom to a gadget for Mother’s Day that would make Jane Jetson envious. From fitness to entertainment, there are a slew of products for your Mom of the Year.
Work it out
Mom will reach her fitness goals and end the cycle of yo-yo dieting with a Bodybugg. It’s a device that is worn on your upper arm that uses sensors to accurately track calories burned. The armband is adjustable and comfortable enough to wear all day.
A six month subscription to the online program lets you log your food and comes with custom meal plans, making it easier for busy Moms to stay on track. You can also use an app on your smartphone to keep your log up to date.
It is available through 24 Hour Fitness or through My Apex Fitness. Starting at $179.00, it comes in multiple colors. A digital display, which looks like a watch, can be purchased separately for $69.00. http://www.bodybugg.com/
I was surprised when I first started using my bodybugg. Even though I was working out with a trainer, I was consuming more calories than I burned, but the bodybugg helped me switch around my burned vs. consumed calories to a winning combination.
Mix it up
We’ve all heard the saying, “Never buy a woman an appliance as a gift.” Well, I say, break the rules and get Mom a Kitchen Aid 5 Speed Blender. She can make everything from healthy smoothies to yummy margaritas, even soups and dressings. My favorite feature; the pitcher can be placed on the bottom rack of the dishwasher. No more warped blender pitchers!
The lid has a clear, 2 oz. cup that can be removed and used to measure additional ingredients like ice or fruit to add to Mom’s concoctions. Thanks to a design that does not include tiny crack and crevices, the control pad can be easily wiped clean. I also love the ice crush mode that pulses allowing for the perfect adult beverage.
Mom’s need a little beauty pick me up and the Pretika SonicPulse facial brush is gentle enough to use every day. It exfoliates the outer layer of skin to get rid of dead dry skin cells and give a more youthful appearance. It is rechargeable, has several speeds and comes with two brush heads.
After I used mine, my skin tone was more even and my pores appeared smaller. I have used cleansers and other skin care products with my Pretika SonicPulse brush and the brushes are easy to remove and clean. I just let them dry overnight and it was ready to use again the next day.
It retails for $79.99 and is available at Walgreens. It’s cordless and water resistant and has two different modes and intensities. Mom is worth it!
I just saw a commercial for the Ceiva digital frame and it is on my list for Mother’s Day. It’s a photo receiver that anyone can send pictures to instantly from a camera phone, Facebook, Flicker or Picasa, an app on a smartphone, or any computer or email.
Ceiva Photo Receiver connects to a phone line or Wi-Fi. You’ll need to purchase an additional adapter for $19.95 to use Wi-Fi. The patented picture sharing service comes free for one year and is what sets the device apart from regular digital frames.
For details on how the service works and to purchase, go to www.magicframe.com Right now shipping is free and you can purchase the Ceiva Photo Receiver for 3 payments of $29.95.
If Mom is cool enough to have an iPhone then she also needs an iClooly. She can dock her iPhone 4 or iPod touch and have a traditional handset to talk on.
You can even charge the device by passing the charger cord through a hole at the bottom of the unit. You can also browse the web while you are on the phone. It reduces the amount of radiation from the mobile phone because it is placed on the IClooly dock instead of next to your ear.
Retail price is $49.95 but it’s available on Amazon.com for about $39.95.