8 Ways to Demo Your Mothers’ Day Devotion

8 Ways to Demo Your Mothers’ Day Devotion

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When it comes to karmic debts, few of us ever go deeper in the hole than the lifelong tabs we run with our mothers. They bring us into this world, change our diapers, wipe our runny noses, bandage our scraped knees, soothe our bruised egos, insist we eat our vegetables, and teach us the meaning of unconditional love the only way it can ever be learned—by example.

Sunday May 12 is Mother’s Day, the designated date for telling Mom the things she should hear every day, and for perhaps making a more substantial demonstration of our devotion. I know it’s possible you haven’t a clue what might make this day extra special, so I’ve taken the liberty of preparing a few hints. All I ask is that someone please makes sure my own kids see this list.

Is that too much to ask?



Vizio 27-inch All-in-One PC

Devotion Number One: The Vizio 27-inch All-in-One PC 

If your love for Mom knows no bounds, Vizio has a way to show it. Their new 27-inch all-in-one elegantly combines a powerful PC with premium entertainment, a brilliant touchscreen display, and the Windows 8 experience. Conveniently tap, swipe or pinch to jump between the Web, movies, shows and work with a stunning Full HD touchscreen display, 2.1 audio with SRS surround sound, remote control and dual HDMI inputs. The VIZIO All-in-One Touch PC puts everything Mom needs right at her fingertips.

Price: $1,599.99

Buy it now at Vizio.com 



Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Touchscreen Convertible Ultrabook™Devotion Number Two: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Touchscreen Convertible Ultrabook™

The Yoga 13 stands apart for its uniquely versatile 360-degree multi-mode hinge that goes from laptop to tablet and keeps on going. Mom will find the hinge-up tent configuration especially useful for watching videos on the 13.3-inch 1600 x 900 IPS touchscreen. This model features a 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a 128GB solid-state drive and Microsoft Windows 8. An excellent keyboard and luxurious finish details make it a joy to hold and use.

Price: $997.13

Buy it now at Amazon.com



Michael Kors Travel ToteDevotion Number Three: A Michael Kors Travel Tote

No one has a finer eye for classic women’s accessories than Michael Kors, and this understated travel tote is a perfect example. Navy Saffiano leather, golden hardware, buckled shoulder straps, and just the right dimensions (14″H x 8 3/4″W x 3 1/2″D; 7″ drop)

Price: $228 with free shipping

Buy it now at MichaelKors.com



Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones

Devotion Number 4: Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones

Beats Solo HD headphones are a lightweight, portable version of the Beats Studio headsets used by sound engineers and musicians. Compact enough to fit in Mom’s purse, Beats Solo HD headphones carry the powerful signature sound that Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for.

Price: $199.95

Buy them now at Beatsbydre.com



Amazon Prime Membership

Devotion Number Five: An Amazon Prime Membership

Is Mom an on-line shopaholic? Then she’ll love a gift membership in Amazon Prime. Benefits include:

  • Free two-day shipping on millions of items, with no minimum order size
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Price: $79 a year, after a 30-day free trial

Buy it now at Amazon.com



HDMX JAM Bluetooth SpeakerDevotion Number Six: An HDMX JAM Bluetooth Speaker

Is Mom always juggling the playlists on her mobile devices? Then she’ll go crazy for the spectacular sound that this compact wireless speaker produces. It connects to any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop from up to 30 feet away, and it’s rechargeable for up to four hours of play time.

Price: $43.70

Buy it now at Amazon.com



Arkon Fold-up Tablet StandDevotion Number Seven: An Arkon Fold-up Tablet Stand

This extraordinarily useful little item holds Mom’s tablet at the perfect angle for browsing or media viewing. It works with the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and most other tablets and e-readers, with or without their cases or sleeves. It folds up to fit in any bag or pocket, and its non-skid base material keeps it firmly planted on any flat surface (it’s perfect for airline seat trays). It will position Mom’s device in multiple angles for landscape or portrait viewing.

Price: $8.72

Buy it now at Amazon.com



Hallmark E-Card

Devotion Number Eight: A Hallmark E-Card

Have you found this column too late to get your gift of choice in time for Mothers’ Day this year? Never fear, I’ve got you covered. There’s still time to send a charming E-card from Hallmark.com. You can send all the cards you like for an annual subscription of just $12 a year. Or you can send the free card that’s featured on the Hallmark site. It changes every Monday.

Send it now at Hallmark.com

Alex Carvallo / Intel
Alex Carvallo
Alejandra Carvallo is currently Manager of shopping marketing with responsibility for demand generation in the US. Alex joined Intel Americas in 2005, as Manager of the Consumer Marketing Campaign for Hispanics in the USA.  She has over 15 years of hi-tech marketing experience creating successful campaigns for a electronic products. She has worked in both South America and the US for Alcatel, Stanford Telecom and Bell Canada. A native Venezuelan, she earned her bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, and obtained her MBA from Regis University, Denver. Alex spends her days being a marketing expert for intel and being a wife and mom of two for her family, always striking the work/life balance - trying to, at least. You can follow her at @AlexAtIntel.
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