Best gifts for mum: brilliant tech gifts that your mum will love

It's all part of the T3 Christmas Gift Guide 2015

We've scored the world of tech to find the coolest and most stylish gadgets to spoil your mum with this Christmas.

There's plenty to choose from, while most of them are available on the high street as well as from etailers.

Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas gift guides! Remember, Christmas is better with T3!

Libratone Zipp Mini

No mum can take punchy, high-end sound with her wherever she goes with this fabulous mini portable speaker. The durable wool sleeve is available in a variety of colours, while Libratone's new //SoundSpaces// app means mum can connect multiple Zipp speakers if you're kind enough to buy 'em for her!

Price: £179

Buy Libratone Zipp Mini

Moto G 3rd Gen

Coming in 10 different colours, with a metal effect finish and smooth curves, this Motorola smartphone has 8GB RAM but is easily upgradeable. Its vivid 5.5-inch screen will make mum smile.

Price: £139.99

Buy Moto G 3rd Gen

New Kindle Voyage

The new Freescale I.MX 7 processor inside this ereader eliminates refresh flicker and brings the smoothest yet page-turning animation. It’s also got a 300 pixel per inch print-like display quality, with adaptive front lighting.

Price: £169.99

Buy New Kindle Voyage

Fitbit Charge HR

Even mums can use tech to get fit. With its heart rate monitor, workout and motion tracking features, this Fitbit is compatible with over 150 types of smartphone. It looks great in plum too.

Price: £119.99

Buy Fitbit Charge HR

Bowers & Wilkins P3

These comfy, fabric-covered on-ears can be folded to sit in mum's bag when not in use. Powered by two drive units and offering decent bass response, plus a max output of 50W, the P3 headphones can handle mum's The Who playlist with ease.

Price: £169.99

Buy Bowers & Wilkins P3

Tefal Cuisine Companion

Less time in the kitchen means more time for Christmas fun, and this all-in-one blender/cooker cooks, slow-cooks, steams, stirs, stir-fries, kneads and mixes. There are six cooking modes, and five accessories included.

Price: £699

Buy Tefal Cuisine Companion

Nikon 1 J5

Let mum capture those Christmas memories in powerful style with this 20.8 megapixel compact camera, which also records 4K video. The 3-inch touch sensitive screen flips out 180 degrees making it great for selfies.

Price: £259

Buy Nikon 1 J5

Nest Cam

For the security-minded mum this surveillance camera tops the tree. Shooting at 1080p it has motion alerts and night vision. If something’s up, it’ll send an alert to her smartphone.

Price: £149.99

Buy Nest Cam

Withings Activité Pop

Walking, running, swimming, sleeping – however mum works off the turkey can be tracked on this elegant activity watch. Lightweight, with a smooth silicone strap, fitness goals can be set and tracked via an accompanying app.

Price: $149 (£96)

Withings Activité Pop

John Lewis 55JL9100 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Is your mother ready for the 4K experience? Well, go on, it’s Christmas. Made for John Lewis by LG, this smart set is the place to start with its 55-inch screen, 3 HDMI ports and stylish ribbon stand.

Price: £899

Buy John Lewis 55JL9100 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

AEG Lavazza A Modo Mio Fantasia

Get in the Christmas spirit with a lovely red Lavazza coffeemaker and let the flavour flow on Boxing Day morning. Using Lavazza capsules it makes perfect espressos and steams the milk for lattes and cappuccinos too.

Price: £169.95

Buy AEG Lavazza A Modo Mio Fantasia

B&O Beoplay A6

This gorgeous, fabric-covered wireless speaker unit contains two 60W woofers, a 60W full range speaker that projects backwards, and two 30W tweeters. Swipe your finger along the top to control the volume.

Price: £799

Buy B&O Beoplay A6

Babolat Play Pure Drive

With sensors built into its handle, this tennis racquet can improve any player’s strokes – even your mum’s. It detects power, impact location and shot type, and sends the info to a smartphone app for review.

Price: £200

Buy Babolat Play Pure Drive

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Zen Buddhism has informed not only this tablet’s design, but its customised Android UI. With a 64-bit Intel chip inside, what’s really impressive is the quality of the 8-inch touch screen, and it weighs under 300g.

Price: £170 (16GB)

Buy Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Philips Hue Starter Kit

With three smart lightbulbs and a bridge unit to control them, this offers an atmospheric lighting system you can set from a smartphone. Choose ‘concentrate’, ‘relax’ and more for up to 50 lights and lamps.

Price: £150

Buy Philips Hue Starter Kit

Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

This outdoor watch is a gem, and comes with a scratch-proof sapphire lens, and GPS/GLONASS satellite tech. Functions include running dynamics, power meter, swim and cycling drills and lots more.

Price: £470

Buy Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

Harman AKG N60 AC

Plane, train or bus, however your mum rides, these wireless headphones are designed for luxurious audio when she’s out and about. They’ve got comfortable memory foam earcups, and stylish leather trim on the headband.

Price: £229.99

Buy Harman AKG N60 AC

NutriBullet Pro 9000

Mum will be astounded as this 900W juicer grinds through the toughest health drink ingredients - even wheat and seeds. It includes a huge cup with a flip-top lid so she can juice and go.

Price: £120

Buy NutriBullet Pro 9000

TomTom GO 6100 Sat Nav

Rumour has it that Santa uses a TomTom, so why can’t mum have one too? TomTom's most advanced model, this 6-inch beauty includes MyDrive, enabling mum to plan her journey on her computer and upload it to the device before setting off.

Price: £299.99

Buy TomTom GO 6100 Sat Nav

View Quest Christie

Combining a premium enamel body with a leatherette wrap around the sides, your mother will love this DAB radio which doubles as a wireless speaker. It carries DAB+ and FM signals too, and comes in 11 colours.

Price: £99.99

Buy View Quest Christie

Bric’s Life Weekender Holdall

Classic design, hand-crafted, lightweight and with a 47-litre capacity, this bag comes in olive with fetching cognac-coloured trim. Wing pockets add extra carrying flexibility, and there’s a zipped valuables pouch inside too.

Price: £269

Buy Bric's Life Weekender Holdall

Sensio Spa Ionic Therapy Facial Sauna

Turns out slaving over a hot stove at Christmas is not the best way for your mother to get hydrating steam ions into her skin. However, this revitalising therapy facial spa will do just the trick…

Price: £79.99

Buy Sensio Spa Ionic Therapy Facial Sauna

Oregon Dream Science Brainwave Sleep Companion

After the joys of Christmas dinner, mum might want to drift off to sleep with the soothing six-coloured mood lighting and a gentle ambient soundscape emitted by this fascinating piece of relaxation technology.

Price: £90

Buy Oregon Dream Science Brainwave Sleep Companion

Smarter iKettle 2.0

Make sure your mum can have a cuppa just when she wants one. The iKettle can be switched on with a tap via a smartphone, and have the water ready the second she steps through the door.

Price: £99

Buy Smarter iKettle 2.0

madebyzen Iris Ultrasonic Diffuser

Some scented oil, a little tap water, and the ultrasonic tech inside this diffuser could be all it takes to help your mum relax at Christmas. It boasts mood lighting too, and acts as a mini humidifier.

Price: £50

Buy madebyzen Iris Ultrasonic Diffuser

Canon Powershot SX710 HS

This compact digital camera is great for travellers. The 30x optical zoom is fantastic, it has a 20.3 megapixel sensor and you can share photos with your phone or tablet directly with Bluetooth or FCS.

Price: £280

Buy Canon Powershot SX710 HS

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12

Flexibility is the key feature of this laptop. Its 12.5-inch multitouch screen can bend back a full 360-degrees so that it becomes a tablet. Its elegant black magnesium frame protects the Intel 5th gen processor inside.

Price: £680

Buy Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12


Oh-my-god, your mother can be the envy of her yoga class with the world’s first intelligent yoga mat. Its built in sensors detect when you’re out of alignment and suggest corrections.

Price: $447 (£288)

Buy SmartMat

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Impurities on the skin and make-up residue will a thing of the past for your mum if Santa brings her one of these Swiss engineered, two-brush cleansers developed by the dermatologists at Clinique.

Price: £79

Buy Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

New Apple TV

If your dear old mum talks to the telly, with Apple TV Siri listens and responds to commands to find films, shows and so forth. The latest version brings with it a whole range of apps and a new OS.

Price: £129

Buy New Apple TV

Sipsmith Sloe Gin

This velvety, sweet gin is distilled in London but uses Dartmoor sloe berries and plenty of independent spirit. Give mum a bottle of this and cross your fingers that she’ll share it around for a post-dinner Xmas toast.

Price: £24

Buy Sipsmith Sloe Gin

Motorola Scout 5000 Connected GPS Dog Collar

A dog is for life but a hi-tech collar with GPS and activity tracking is definitely a great gift for Christmas. Mum will be able to see what her pooch gets up to 24/7 with this rugged pet smartphone.

Price: £200

Buy Motorola Scout 5000 Connected GPS Dog Collar

Women’s Windblocker Jacket

With NB Heat fabric technology inside, this stylish running jacket has gaitor-style cuffs, plenty of pocket space, reflector trim and an athletic cut that will turn any winter jog into a fashion event.

Price: £95

Buy Women's Windblocker Jacket

Ikea Wireless Charging Varv Floor Lamp

This ethereal white lamp would grace any modern living room. As well as casting a soft, warm light, it includes a platform for mobiles that support wireless charging.

Price: £85

Buy Ikea Wireless Charging Varv Floor Lamp

Parrot Flower Power

Mums love houseplants. Fact. This sensor measures sunlight, moisture, fertiliser and temperature, and will send notifications to your mother’s smartphone helping her look after the flora even better than she does now.

Price: £39.95

Buy Parrot Flower Power

John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine

This bijou sewing machine is perfect for the mum whose ethos is make do and mend. With 10 stitching options she’ll be taking in hems in a jiffy, and at only 2.5kg it won’t do her back in to move it.

Price: £49

Buy John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine

Alessi Boston Shaker

No, the Boston Shaker was not a serial killer. It’s actually a very fine cocktail shaking set designed by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi. The polished stainless steel cup and complementary glass will have mum shaking with delight.

Price: £76

Buy Alessi Boston Shaker