Mother’s Day Gifts at the Apple Store


Apple has never been one to shy away from offering tech gadgets to its target demographic of teens and tech geeks.  Typically, the company has rolled out promotions for Father’s Day in honor of the patriarch of the family, who traditionally serves as its tech hero.  However, it’s a new century of equal opportunity and no longer is the male in the household the only user of electronic equipment.  In this new age, Apple has aimed its wares at Mom, who no longer can expect cheap earrings and a silly card for her special day.  Finally, moms can get in on the slickest handheld devices to enhance their lives.

The Apple Store website has a special Mother’s Day promotion page.  Let’s take a look at some of the items on it and see just how cool they are for Mom.  One little secret you poker players might learn is that some of these items can be purchased from the FPP store at both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Item: iPod Touch
Price: Starting at $229
Deal: Free engraving, free signature gift wrap, and free shipping

The iPod Touch is the single most popular iPod device in history because of its many uses.  Not only is it a traditional iPod, but it’s also a full-fledged PDA device that has all the features of the iPhone minus the ability to make calls.  The touch screen and interface of the operating system are nothing short of amazing and the App Store lets any user find add-ons and games to load onto it.  Finally, the video playback capability makes it great for trips or even for the office on days that you just don’t feel like working.

With an 8 GB version priced at $229, a 16 GB version priced at $299, and a 32 GB edition priced at $399, there’s a nice diversity of products for everyone’s budget.  Apple is giving away free engraving, free gift wrap, and free shipping for Mother’s Day.

Item: iPod Shuffle
Price: $79
Deal: Free engraving, free signature gift wrap, and free shipping

For those who still want to get Mom something great for her to listen to while she goes on walks and works out, the iPod Shuffle is a very lightweight device that she’s bound to love.  The 4 GB iPod shuffle holds about 1,000 songs and also comes with free laser engraving, signature gift wrap, and free shipping, so this is really a great bargain.  If you don’t have the budget for the iPod Touch or are worried that it might be too much for Mom, this is definitely the iPod to get.

Item: iHome iP9 Dual Alarm Clock Radio for iPhone and iPod
Price: $99
Deal: Free Shipping

What are you supposed to do if your Mom already has an iPhone or iPod Touch?  Well, you might want to look at this slick device, an alarm clock radio that lets a user plug in their iPhone or iPod Touch.  The device will even charge the battery and the Reson8 speaker system has received rave reviews from users and industry analysts alike.  There are 12 radio presets available and there’s even a Line In jack for connecting another device.  The design of the device is gorgeous, so if Mom might need a new clock radio for her nightstand, this could be a fantastic way to let her enjoy music in the bedroom and have a very convenient place to charge her phone.

Item: Sena UltraSlim Pouch for iPod Touch
Price: $29.99
Deal: None

Since times are tough, Mom probably won’t be getting that yacht you promised her when you were five.  She also might have to wait on the aforementioned alarm clock radio, but this very handy item is a pouch for the iPod Touch designed for people who don’t like the usual bulky designs of protective cases.  The price isn’t bad at all, but because it’s under $50, it’s not subject to the free shipping discount.


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