2019 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Headphones and Wireless Speakers

Forgo the chocolate and flowers for 2019 Mother’s Day and give mom the gift of great sound to take with her wherever she goes. Whether she’s headed to work, working around the house, going to the gym, or just relaxing outside as the weather gets nicer, there are tons of great Bluetooth-enabled Mother’s Day gift ideas for to get her this year.

A Better Sounding Work Day

Commuting to and from work can be loud, and so can the office. Treat mom to a quiet commute and work day with a pair of noise cancelling headphones. The exceptionally comfortable Sony WH-1000XM3 ($348) feature a Quick Attention Mode to swiftly switch between conversations with co-workers and listening to music, while the headphones’ new noise cancelling technology is Sony’s most advanced yet.

Another option are the Bose QuietComfort 35 II ($349), which features a 20-hour battery life and both Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant built in. Not to mention Bose lets you customize the look of the QuietComfort 35 II when you’re ordering, adding a nice personal touch. Both headphones also feature built-in microphones.

Active Lifestyle Audio Solutions

Going to the gym, going for a run, or working outside in the summer doesn’t mean mom’s favorite music or podcasts can’t sound awesome. The Jabra Elite Active 65t $149.99) are truly wireless earbuds that are IP56-certified, meaning they can get a little wet and still work. The earbuds also work with the Jabra Sound+ app to allow for sound customization and integration with Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and more.

Another great option are the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air ($79.99) earbuds, which have consistently been billed as the cheaper-but-still-quality alternative to Apple’s AirPods. The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air provide a much firmer seal in your ears than the AirPods, and also feature a carrying case that acts as a portable charger.

Around The House & In The Yard

For relaxing around the house, we suggest both the Bose SoundLink Revolve ($199) and Bose SoundLink Revolve+ ($299) speakers. Both sound fantastic, with the Bose Soundlink Revolve+ being physically larger in size, having a better battery life (16 hours vs. 12 hours), and providing a little more low end. Both speakers recognize Siri and Google Assistant, and can be chained together via iOS and Android apps to give mom a wide stereo sound. Both the Soundlink Revolve and Soundlink Revolve+ are water resistant.

Though if mom is taking a speaker out by the pool to enjoy the sunshine, the UE Wonderboom ($64) is a solid option. The Wonderboom provides great sound, but most of all is completely waterproof. Yes, this means mom can throw the UE Wonderboom into the pool and it’ll still play all her music without any difficulty.

Happy gift hunting, and happy Mother’s Day!

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