Mother’s Day is approaching and you still have nothing? Frandroid comes to the rescue with a selection of suitable gifts, for all tastes and for less than 50 euros.
Running out of gift ideas while Mother’s Day? No worries, it happens to the best. To help you, we have chosen for you several geeky products to offer for less than 50 euros which have seduced us this year.
Lego Bouquet of Flowers: thank your mother with flowers
Want to offer a bouquet that is out of the ordinary? Lego offers with this box one of its most original kits. No less than ten flowers (of six different varieties) are contained in the box.
Aesthetically successful, these flowers are a fine example of Lego’s ingenuity since they recycle parts from many different kits. The assembly itself is simple and only takes an hour. Add to that a vase and you have an original bouquet that will never fade. If you want a little more variety, it is possible to add red roses and tulips to the set for ten euros.
Be careful though if you plan to offer it for Mother’s Day: it’s probably a good idea to take a few more real flowers along the way.
Realme Buds Air 2: a maximum of functions
With its Buds Air 2, Realme is slashing the prices of wireless headphones. Despite this, they remain well finished, comfortable and fit well in the ears. Even better: they benefit from active noise reduction. And we have to admit that the latter does not have to be ashamed even in the face of devices twice as expensive. If it does not completely isolate us, especially in very noisy environments such as transport, the attenuation is still a real plus.
The sound reproduction is balanced, with well-represented bass and mids. The dynamics are more than respectable as long as the volume does not exceed 80%. Finally, the announced autonomy of 4 hours is respected, with 4 more charges in the case.
The Buds Air 2 are a real favorite and one of the best value for money at the end of the year. To find out more, read the Realme Buds Air 2 review.
Huawei Band 6: a small bracelet that has everything of a big one
With the Band 6, Huawei blurs the line between connected watch and wristband. tracking. The design is hybrid, more compact than a watch, but wider than the majority of bracelets. Cardiac monitoring and blood oxygenation are part of it and we are happy to find Lite OS, easy to use and relatively complete.
The absence of GPS will force you to use an app to have precise tracking of your running outings, but nothing bad. We greatly appreciate its excellent autonomy of around ten days.
Without being revolutionary, this Huawei Band 6 is pleasant to use and complete in functions. We tell you more in our test of the Huawei Band 6.
Anker PowerCore III Wireless: wired or wireless
Giving an external battery is a bit like giving a pair of socks: it doesn’t necessarily sell dreams, but it is at least the guarantee of a gift that will be used regularly. A little more expensive than a conventional 10,000 mAh battery, this PowerCore III is distinguished by the presence of QI induction charging. This will allow you to charge many smartphones without even having a cable with you. Practical when you go on a mop with the minimum of accessories.
The connection is provided, since beyond the QI, we have the right to USB-C and classic USB. On the output power side, it will be Power Delivery of 18 W with a cable and QI of 10 W if you don’t want a wire to the leg. A small integrated hook allows the battery to serve as a stand for the phone when it is placed in landscape mode. Ideal for quietly watching series on the train, for example.
A weather station at home
Does your mother watch the sky every morning? Storms get on his nerves? Why not give her a little weather station for Mother’s Day!
The latter takes the form of a tablet to place at home, on a piece of furniture or on the wall. This small station displays a whole host of information: indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, date, barometer, phase of the Moon… and of course the weather forecast. It retrieves all the data via an outdoor sensor with a range of 60 meters. An alarm function is also available.
Apple AirTag and Samsung Galaxy SmartTag: for heads in the air
If you have a loved one who has the unpleasant tendency to lose their keys, offer them a tracking tag. Two models, signed Apple and Samsung stand out. Expected for years, the AirTag is compact, waterproof and benefits from a network of nearly 800 million devices. In practice, this means that an object will be located within minutes in urban areas.
His only real weaknesses? It only works with iPhones and is sold without a stand. It will therefore be necessary to add a few euros for a key ring. Note that for cyclists, we recommend one of Ninja Mount’s excellent mounts for finding a stolen steed.
If the recipient has a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the SmartTag+ is an excellent alternative. While the network of devices is a little smaller than Apple’s, it is still much larger than other competitors. Its capacities are also virtually identical to those of the AirTag and even have the advantage of not requiring an additional keyring since it is pierced!
Anker Soundcore 2: Simple and effective
If you’re on a tight budget, the Anker Soundcore 2 should provide the essentials. This small speaker will not produce extraordinary sound, sufficient for most uses. Certified IPx7, it will therefore withstand splashes without any problem and can therefore be taken outside without worry.
The rest is quite simple, even simplistic. There are control buttons on the top and a total power of 12 Watts thanks to two 6 W speakers. If you prefer cables, also know that it has a jack input. The set is compact and light with only 350 grams on the scale.
The Soundcore 2 finally has the merit of offering good autonomy with 24 hours of operation announced, a little less in practice, especially if you tend to push the volume. So many qualities that make it an excellent little extra speaker.
Dodow: the accessory for better sleep
Sleep disorders are common, especially when falling asleep. Indeed, in our ultra-connected age, our circadian cycle can be disrupted by prolonged exposure to screens. So if your mother has insomnia problems, giving her a Dodow can be a good gift idea.
It is a small object to put on the bedside table, which makes a promise: that of falling asleep faster. The principle is based on the practice of cardiac coherence, which takes the form of breathing exercises. Dodow is thus a kind of luminous metronome, which projects a faint blue halo on the ceiling that must be followed to perform these exercises. It is possible to adjust the intensity of the light and to follow an exercise of 8 or 20 minutes before falling asleep.
Video games for close gamers
For a budget of 50 euros, you can find a wide choice of PC or console video games. A perfect excuse to offer you a non-exhaustive and completely biased list of titles that have thrilled us lately, or that we consider to be safe bets.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Yes, Nintendo’s bestseller came out in 2020, but it’s still going strong if your mom still hasn’t had a chance to play it. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the latest addition to the franchise which was a hit during the first confinement of 2020, takes the player to a paradise island where everything is to be done. A fun sandbox on Nintendo Switch that allows you to escape.
If your mom already owns the game, you can also gift her the recent expansion Happy Home Paradise in which the player is invited to decorate from A to Z the houses of different inhabitants.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
With this remake of their mythical title, Square Enix has succeeded in bringing a classic up to date. Both old-timers and youngsters alike will find something to enjoy in what is unequivocally one of the best JRPGs of recent years.
This version Intergrade includes both the original FF VII and its first expansion. The game is no longer a PS5 exclusive but its PC version is much more expensive than on console.
Xbox Game Pass
How come it’s not a game? Yes, indeed, Microsoft’s offer is not ONE game, but a complete catalog filled with excellent titles. Impossible to go around in a single paragraph, but if you have to remember only one novelty on the platform this year, it’s Forza Horizon 5which swung a good part of the editorial team into the race for the fastest time.
The launch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate allows even those who do not have a gaming PC to play in good quality. You can offer 6 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for only 30 euros by exploiting a simple trick.
Dematerialized gifts and services
If you don’t have time to travel, or you’re doing it at the last minute, a dematerialized gift can be a great idea.
A gift card
Of course, everyone knows gift cards. Easy and quick to buy online or in store, it allows you to please while being sure not to be mistaken… Different amounts are generally offered from 20 euros.
All major brands and e-commerce sites (especially those specializing in high-tech) offer them: Amazon, Fnac, Boulanger, etc. You can also offer a gift card that can be used in different brands, or even a gift card relating to a service: Netflix, Nintendo e-shop, PlayStation Store, Spotify…
A subscription to an SVOD service
If you want to offer video content directly, why not subscribe directly for your loved one to an Amazon Prime subscription? The latter costs 49 euros for the year. The lucky winner will then have access to the SVOD Prime Video service, to Amazon Music as well as to priority delivery.
Apple Cloth: For True Fans
You have a real Apple fanboy in your entourage, but you don’t have the budget to offer him one of these magnificent new MacBooks? So refer to Apple’s microfiber cloth. He or she can polish their favorite devices without fear of scratching them.
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