The birds are chirping, the tulips are blooming, and the trees are starting to bud. All of the signs suggest spring is on its way. And you know what that means. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are soon to follow. Don’t make the same mistake as last year, when you got mom a decorative serving tray and dad a novelty tie. Leave your past gift-giving mistakes behind in 2017. Set a new intention this year by spoiling your parents with gifts they’ll actually want. Not sure where to start? Here are some tech gift ideas that either of your parents will love.

A Tile Device Tracker


If your parents constantly bicker about where one of them left their keys, their phone, or the TV remote control, help them settle the score with a device tracker. The Tile tracker is a small square device that your parents can attach to an item they frequently lose. The tracker uses Bluetooth to send information to the Tile’s companion app, so your parents can use their phone to locate the tagged lost item.

iPhone skins


The iPhone X takes no time at all to pick up damage. You don’t even need to see the proof of that in your own iPhone X; your parents make sure to tell you any chance they get. It’s so good at picking up scratches and grime because its glass backing (there to facilitate its wireless charging) is vulnerable when left uncovered.

The solution is getting you and your parents iPhone wraps. These thin accessories attach to the handset and add a scratch-, grime-, and water-resistant layer so you can protect your iPhone X. But wraps can do more than just defend the X against cosmetic damages. Wraps, when designed by the folks at dbrand, are a way to customize this popular phone so you have a totally unique handset. They’re known for their exclusive selection of colors and textures that includes dragon skin, carbon fiber, and hardwoods. You can mix and match individual looks to create a special wrap for your mom and a totally different wrap for your dad.

Amazon Echo


Help your parents enter the 21st century with a smart home gadget like Amazon Echo. It’s one of the most capable smart speakers on the market. Its AI, Alexa, can help your parents do a variety of tasks. From checking in on other smart devices throughout their home to ordering more toothpaste from Amazon and everything between, this Bluetooth speaker is like a digital butler. Though it may not be able to clean up the house, it can update calendars, set alarms, and even announce sport scores.



Pair it with a Roomba, and it’s like they have a full-fledged butler in the house. Your parents are busy enjoying their retirement. They don’t have time to do something as mundane and boring as vacuuming. Free up some of their day they would otherwise spend cleaning by getting them a robotic vacuum. Your parents will appreciate having this dust-sucking appliance that cleans every square inch of their floors with just a touch of a button.

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer


Your parents may be getting on in years, but you can help them see their next decade with a juicer. Big claims from such a small kitchen appliance, but a juicer is an easy way for your parents to improve their diet. One of the many benefits of juicing is boosting the immune system. That’s because a juicer like Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer makes it possible to extract micronutrients from fruit and vegetables that are typically hard to absorb. As a masticating juicer, it squeezes the juice and leaves behind a pulp that your parents can use in healthy baked loafs. Or they can use it add to their compost.

Though they may feel like they’re far away, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day will be here before you know it. Don’t get caught without a gift. Your parents gave you everything they had when you were a kid. Now’s the time to return the favor.

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