Just like Valentine's Day and Father's Day and every other kind of over-hyped 'day' in the calendar, Mother's Day means shops want to sell us cookbooks and chocolates, flowers and foot spas, but not every mum feels content in the kitchen or pampering her feet ALL the time.
You might be surprised to hear that women can operate more than just household gadgets (we know, we know, it's crazy talk), so we've pulled together a list of gift ideas that techy mums would love, or even non-techy mums that you think might benefit from a better Kindle case, a cool bag for her gadgets or a fancy new fitness tracker.
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Knomo's Havana Tote
We're big fans of the Knomo brand here at Shiny Shiny, because we love that all of its products not only look good but keep our gadgets safe and our shoulders happy too. We've trialled a Cholet before in the past, but there's a whole new range of products for the Spring/Summer season and this lovely Havana Tote is the perfect size for a 13" laptop with EVA foam protection and plenty of internal compartments. Oh and it looks lovely too, perfect shades for the (slightly) warmer months. You do have to pay a little bit of a hefty price tag for Knomo's bags and accessories, but they're going to last a long time and most of the styles won't go out of fashion. So it's a good present for Mother's Day if you forgot your mum's birthday and you're looking for something a bit more 'special' (see expensive) to get you out of trouble. Available from the Knomo website for £150 in green.