Top 10 Modern Gifts to Give Mom for Christmas

Top 10 Modern Gifts to Give Mom for ChristmasIt’s that time of year again! The holidays are fast-approaching and we all need to get our gift lists in order. There are so many different types of people in our lives and even more gift ideas to choose from. It can be difficult to decide on what to get someone, especially if that someone is a hardworking mother. Flowers and kitchen appliances are outdated and gift cards can feel a bit removed, so what do you get the modern-day, multitasking mom? Luckily, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best items out there to gift the modern mother ranging from entertaining hi-tech gear to comforting luxury items.


1. Roku HD Streaming Player

Roku HD Streaming Player is a tiny wireless box that allows online streaming stations like Netflix and Hulu Plus to be viewed conveniently on a TV screen. Instead of being hunched over a laptop or stuck in a swivel chair at her desktop, the modern mother wants to be able to take a load off by watching her favorite streamed programming comfortably. Whether that means lounging on a comfy couch or getting cozy in bed, Roku makes streaming shows and movies a relaxing experience. It features over 600 channels to choose from in 720p HD and even allows music and photos to be streamed from your phone or tablet.

Price: $59.99


2. Fitbit Zip

Fitbit Zip is an easy-to-use wireless activity tracker that does more than your average pedometer. It keeps track of steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned in addition to turning a healthy habit into a fun and motivating experience. The Zip, which can sync up automatically with designated computers, phones, tablets, and Bluetooth-enabled devices, can keep record of accomplishments and goals. Achievements are rewarded with badges and a friendly competition can be made between fellow Fitbit users. Coupled with the free app, users can log their food, weight, and workouts and get a daily snapshot of their cumulative progress.

Price: $59.95


3. SnapBox

SnapBox is a service that can turn any digital image into a framed photo. The easy-to-use service gives mothers the opportunity to proudly display photos of their loving friends and family. Instead of just storing away images on her computer or smartphone, she can share her favorite memories in beautiful photo frames. The ordering process is simple: email the photos of your choice to Within a few minutes, you’ll receive a preview email with a link to select the size of the framed photo and complete your order. In five days’ time, she’ll have her heartwarming framed canvas print.

Price: $9.79 – $24.99


4. Nikon COOLPIX S01

Nikon COOLPIX S01 is the smallest digital camera in the COOLPIX series that fits right in your pocket and packs a punch. The compact 10.1 MP camera has a 2.5-inch touch screen and boasts 7.3 GB of built-in memory. It includes a 3x optical Zoom-NIKKOR lens and is capable of shooting in 720p HD. It’s the perfect addition for any woman on the go to quickly grab and snap shots and even add creative effects instantly. It’s currently available in four colors—white, silver, red, and pink.

Price: $126.95


5. Chloé Marcie Zip-Around Wallet

The Chloé Marcie Zip-Around Wallet is an elegant addition to any woman’s bag that’s sure to make her feel luxurious. With two bill compartments, twelve credit card slots, and one inside zip pocket, it provides plenty of space for the multitasking mom to stay organized. The stylish leather wallet also includes a sophisticated stitched detail and cotton lining, not to mention a handy zip-around closure to keep things intact, leaving one less thing to worry about.

Price: $495.00


Pinar Noorata / My Modern Met
Pinar Noorata
Pinar Noorata is a contributing writer at My Modern Metropolis, a place where trendspotters and art enthusiasts come to connect over creative ideas. After graduating from Hunter College with a Bachelor's degree in Film, Pinar worked in several creative fields ranging from film to publishing. Her immense appreciation for art and culture eventually led her to join the My Modern Met team in 2011. With over 3.2 million page views per month, My Modern Met is one of the leading art and culture destinations on the web.
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  • Donna

    Are you effing kidding me? $495 bucks for a wallet?

  • casey

    Good ideas

  • Faye Green

    It isn’t even a Coach… so, Who is Chloé Marcie anyway, and why does anyone want to pay $495 for a wallet; heck I saw a wallet same color and similar stitching, but the sipper pull was a tad bit different all for only $15.00 (6 months ago at a small boutique in Key West,FL.).