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Digital edge: 5 best gifts for the tech-savvy mother

Mother’s Day on 14th May is fast approaching, and thinking of the ideal gift to get your mother can be very overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to outdo your over-achieving brother to claim the title of mummy’s favourite child. There is nothing wrong with a little healthy competition to gain mum’s affections, after all. Unfortunately, though, there is no one recipe for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Some mothers adore bouquets of roses, and luxurious resort vacations on private islands. Others, on the other hand, are more practical and prefer handy gifts they can utilise on a daily basis — which sounds fairly easy. But what do you do if your tech-savvy mother already owns all of the latest gadgets you can possibly think of?

If you are a self-certified tech dummy and have no clue what to get your mum, we’ve got you sorted. Whether your mother is a tech-savvy nerd and proud of it, or just loves tinkering with a new gadget every now and then, here are 5 sophisticated and ultra-luxurious gifts for mothers on every end of the tech spectrum.

(Featured image: Bowers & Wilkins

The Phantom I Berluti Cocoon by Devialet and Berluti

French brands Devialet and Berluti have collaborated to unveil a made-to-measure travel case for the world’s sleekest speaker, the Phantom. The luxurious case is available in the emblematic Berlin Venezia leather in the Tobacco Bis shade — perfect for the tech-savvy mother who enjoys the finer things in life.

S$767, available from Tangs or Devialet’s online store.  


P5 Wireless by Bowers & Wilkins

If your mum is an audiophile, the streamlined P5 Wireless by British audio company Bowers & Wilkins will make a thoughtful gift. Wrapped in black leather, the on-ear wireless headphones are designed for music lovers and combine amazing soundscapes with stunning design.

S$419, available from the boutique showrooms or Bowers & Wilkins online


A50 smart suitcase set by Raden

For the mum who travels frequently, we can’t think of a better gift than a smart suitcase. The Raden A50 set comes with a carry-on and regular-sized suitcase, both of which feature flexible, high-gloss exterior shells made from Makrolon Polycarbonate. Our favourite features of the suitcases are the built-in scale that helps you avoid overweight fees, the location sensor (so you don’t lose your luggage), as well as an integrated 7,800 mAh battery with two 2.1A USB ports that allow up to four full phone charges.

S$831, available from Raden’s online store


Aster collection by Vertu

If you want to splurge on your mother, this is it. The Aster Leaf is a customised mobile device created by Vertu in collaboration with leatherwork artist Carina Sohl. Each case is painstakingly crafted from individual wild raspberry leaves pressed into leather by Sohl herself. With only 100 pieces made, each piece is completely unique from another. The phone may set you back S$15,000 — but the cost of making your mum happy? Priceless.

S$15,000, available from Vertu’s boutiques or online store


Fitbit Flex 2 bangle by Fitbit

If the mention of “Fitbit” conjures up images of unattractive and bulky fitness trackers, think again. With the Fitbit Flex 2, described by the brand as its most customisable one yet, your mum can look stylish while keeping track of her fitness.

The Fitbit Flex 2 is available in wristband and elegant pendant models, but our favourite is the hand-polished bangle. Available in silver, gold, or rose gold, this ultra-sleek fitness tracker can easily match any outfit. Your mother no longer has to take her Fitbit off before she goes for a wedding.

S$159, available from Fitbit’s retailers. 


Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.