NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Mother's Day has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. Last year, Americans spent almost $20 billion on mom's gifts. After cards and flowers, shoppers gave mom clothes, jewelry, beauty products and electronic gifts such as smartphones and tablets.
Moms like cool things, and if they don't have them already probably wouldn't mind getting an Apple (AAPL) iPad, an iPhone or even the brand-new Apple Watch for Mother's Day.
There is, however, a whole world out there of interesting non-Apple tech gifts moms will surely love. As a new mom, I've put together this list of very cool tech gifts I know I want for my very first Mother's Day:
Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
With twin baby boys, I take twice as many photos, most of which are stored either on my smartphone or my tablet. Wouldn't it be cool if I could take all those photos, put them all in one place and view them throughout the day from my office desk?
Nixplay Edge's Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame is a great-looking and easy-to-use gadget. I can just email photos directly to the photo frame, or even better, access all my photos on Facebook or Instagram and upload them to the Nixplay online cloud storage. I can even create playlists and add captions to the photos.
Don't worry if you think mom already owns a digital photo frame. I think mothers can never have too many. I can personally use one at work, several at home and another one to bring along with me when I travel.
The 8-inch version is selling for $129.99, but you can opt for the digital frame with a 13-inch screen for under $250. Last-minute Mother's Day shoppers will be glad to know Amazon (AMZN) offers same-day shipping on this product.