Gifts For The Modern Mom [Holiday Gift Guide 2010]



The Modern Mom wears many hats. Weekends are devoted to soccer games and parties; weekdays are spent getting the kids off to school, planning meals and PTA meetings. How she manages to keep on top of it all is a miracle! Here are some worthy gifts for the Modern Mom.

Plantronic M100 Bluetooth Headset

Mom can hear you now

The Modern Mom spends many hours on the phone arranging playdates and carpools, and she’ll appreciate this easy to use headset by Plantronic. It’s so comfy, Mom may forget she’s even wearing it. The M100 has reduced background noise for clear conversations even in a loud mini-van. And if that’s not enough to blow her away, the pretty red exclusive to Apple certainly will.

The Plantronic M100 Bluetooth Headset can be purchased from Apple for $79.95.

Apple iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 is Mom’s little helper

Don’t leave home without the iPhone 4. It has every feature necessary for the busy Modern Mom —, games for bored kids, music to dance to and movies to watch. When the kiddies do something extra adorable take a picture and email it to Grandma.

The Apple iPhone 4 is available from Apple for $199.00 (16GB) or $299.00 (32GB)

iPhone 4 Case by Uncommon

Giving her this case will easily make you Mom’s favorite!

The Uncommon iPhone 4 Case is about as personalized as you can get. Mom will love your creativity when you get her an iPhone case with your original artwork on it — or better yet a picture of you as a baby. And It’s dirt easy to do. Upload the artwork onto their site and position it how you want. In about a week an amazing custom slim-fit, snap-on case will arrive. It will melt mom’s heart!

The customized iPhone 4 Case is available from Uncommon for $34.95.

Griffin CinemaSeat


Silence is golden once again!

The Modern Mom spends a large amount of her time in the car transporting her kids to various activities. A carpool full of munchkins can be deafening. The CinemaSeat is her saviour. The case holds an iPad and attaches securely to her headrest. It is the perfect position for backseat riders to watch videos, listen to music or play games.

CinemaSeat is available from Griffin for $49.99.

Panasonic Lumix TS10K

This camera is kid-friendly and kid-proof,

The Panasonic Lumix TS10K camera can handle the active family. When grubby little fingers grab the camera, mom will no longer panic because this camera is toddler tough. The Lumix TS10K is waterproof up to 10 feet, shockproof and freeze-proof. It also takes amazing HD movies.

The Panasonic Lumix TS10K camera can be purchased from Panasonic for $225

Calendar Icon Pillows

It’s a date with these cute pillows

These 12” square cuddly pillows are handmade out of fleece. You can choose any date you want — Mom would love a date for each of her children’s birthdays. Or for dads: get your anniversary date put on it so you won’t forget ever again!

The Calendar Icon Pillows are available from Etsy for $17.99

Woodford Designs FridgePad

Moms love magnets

The kitchen is the center of the house; everyone hangs out here. The FridgePad is the ultimate magnet that protects the iPad from grimy fingers and food spills. Clear up those countertops while utilizing the iPad for reading recipes, watching TV or listening to music.

The FridgePad is available from Woodford Designs for $80.

iLuv iMM190 Dock

ILuv it — no, really!

The iMM190 from iLuv has many functions that Mom will love. It docks and charges iDevices and still lets Mom play her games, watch her shows or use as a digital frame to show off those cute kid pics. When the free app (available from iTunes) is installed, the iMM190 becomes an alarm clock that wakes mom up to her favorite tunes or gives her the latest weather report.

The iLuv is available from iLuv for $89.99

Sumo Laptop Purseh5

Mom’s pocketbook packs a lot

The Sumo Laptop Purse is a laptop bag, but doesn’t look like one. It’s stylish and spacious with a padded area to hold a 13″ MacBook and loads of space to hold other things like a powercord, pens, files, tissues or even mints. The soft leather shoulder straps won’t weigh her down; and if she decides to leave her laptop at home, this power-red bag looks nice just as a purse.

The Sumo Women’s Laptop Purse is available from Sumo for $99.99

Belkin Conserve Insight Energy Us Monitor

Mom will appreciate this green gadget

The Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor figures out how much energy certain devices really use, and calculates the cost of operation, the amount of carbon dioxide produced and watts. Find out the amount of money and energy used when the iPhone is plugged in to a charger and when the iPhone is removed but the charger is still plugged in. Interesting stuff for Moms and kids to learn!

The Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor is available from Belkin for $29.99

Powermat 2X Mat

Tidy charging without the clutter

When everyone in the family owns iPhones and iPods, finding enough room and outlets to keep them charged can be challenging. The Powermat 2X Mat with Powercube and Apple Dock will clear up space and hide the cords. Simply plug in the phone with a charging tip or put the iPod on the dock and leave on the mat for instant charging.

The Powermat 2X Mat with Powercube and Apple Dock is available from Powermat for $99.99. A seperate receiver case for the iPhone 4 is available for $39.99.

CmomGo App

Micro-manage a hectic life

Let’s face it, the Modern Mom is super busy!  CmomGo is a great App for keeping today’s busy moms in the loop. Whether she’s a team mom, a room mom or any mom, CmomGo helps plan activities, coordinate schedules, and share memories among her PRIVATE circle!

p>CmomGo is available from iTunes for $1.99


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