Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14, and if you want to get your mom, grandma, significant other or any special woman in your life more than just a Hallmark card, keep reading.
Amazon is running a number of deals on some of its top tech over the next week, giving you plenty of perfect gift ideas to choose from. And hey, mom’s earned it: she had to raise you, right?
These special offers are available right now and end at 9pm PT on Saturday, May 13, so do a little perusing, pick your gift, and have it shipped before you can say, “Happy Mother’s Day!”
Amazon Echo deal for Mother’s Day
First up is a deal on Amazon Echo, Amazon’s best selling home audio speaker.
Normally priced at $179.99, Amazon is taking $30 off from 5/6 through 5/13. You’ll only pay $149.99 for the Alexa digital assistant-enabled Echo, which features a sleek design and AI smarts.
Amazon Echo can go anywhere in the house, playing music, podcasts and audio books from its omni-directional speakers, providing updates on news, weather, and calendar alerts, and answering just about any question thrown its way.
Echo will also control other smart devices in the home, and it’s constantly getting more intelligent as it goes. Our Amazon Echo review has much more on the smart speaker, or you can head straight to Amazon to scoop one up.
Amazon Kindle deals for Mother’s Day
‘Amazon Kindle’ is basically synonymous with ‘ereader’, and this Mother’s Day, the 6-inch slates are synonymous with ‘savings’.
Amazon is knocking $20 off the price of all of its e-readers: the standard Kindle now costs $59.99, the Kindle Paperwhite is now $99.99 and the Kindle Voyage is just $179.99. All of these include Special Offers.
The recently redesigned Kindle is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and coupled with a lower price, it’s the best affordable ereader on the market.
The Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage offer sharper screens and Wi-Fi, and with these Mother’s Day discounts, there’s probably no better time to buy one.
Of course, Amazon’s top-of-the-line ereader won’t be left out: you can purchase the Kindle Oasis with Free 3G + Wi-Fi with Special Offers this week, a savings of $50.
Amazon Kindle bundle deals for Mother’s Day
Amazon also has several Amazon Kindle bundle deals this Mother’s Day:
The Kindle for Kids Bundle , a $20 discount. This bundle doesn’t come with sponsored content and is designed to encourage reading (and with no backlight, help put the kiddos to bed). It also includes a 2-year guarantee to replace a broken device and features a blue cover.
The Kindle Essentials Bundle for the next week, down from its normal price of $114.97 with Special Offers. That $35 savings also nets a Kindle cover ($29.99) and power adapter ($19.99).
Keeping with the Essentials theme, the Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle is now $119.97 with Special Offers, a savings of $40. The bundle includes an Amazon Leather cover ($39.99) and a Power Adapter ($19.99).
Last but not least, Amazon is offering a Kindle Voyage Essentials Bundle for $209.97 with Special Offers, saving shoppers $45. This includes the Voyage, Amazon Leather cover ($59.99) and a Power Adapter ($19.99).
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet deal for Mother’s Day
Thinking of gifting a tablet for Mother’s Day? Check out the Amazon Fire HD 8, which is normally $89.99 with Special Offers but Amazon now has it for $64.99.
That’s a $25 savings on an 8-inch tablet that features up to 12 hours of battery life, 16GB of storage, and, as we found in our review, is one of the better budget tablets for playing games and using other applications.
Special Offers, by the way, are sponsored content that appear as screensavers when an Amazon device is in sleep mode. You typically pay more for devices that don’t have Special Offers.
The Fire HD 8 price was already nearly unbeatable compared to the competition, but this Mother’s Day deal definitely makes it a tablet worth checking out.