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Here’s a gift that’s certain to surprise, slippers with lights in the toes. The LED lights from Brightfeet are weight- and light-sensitive so they only shine at night. They retail for $39.99.
Retailers such as Wal-Mart think Mom would love a pre-order for a Nintendo Wii Fit, a physical exercise program that uses a pressure-sensing board as a controller. Of course you’d have to buy a Wii also. Wii Fit costs $89.74 for pre-order (available May 19) and the Wii console costs $250 but is still in short supply.
How about a desktop robo-vacuum? The device runs on two AA batteries and comes in three colors from the Perpetual kid at $14.99.
If Mom has a laptop, a laptop bag is a perfect gift to go with it. The Signature Tote which will hold a 15.4-inch notebook sells for $99.99 at Mobile Edge. It even has a detachable cell phone pocket
A neoprene laptop sleeve adds some flair while adding protection. It costs $34.
Want to drive Mom crazy? Give her clocky, an alarm clock that goes off then runs away and hides. It runs for $49.
Does your mother always get lost? Perhaps she could use a GPS phone such as the AT&T Tilt? It costs $299–with a subscription extra, of course.
How about an iPod Touch? A guaranteed winner. The 8GB version can be had for as little as $240.
Logitech Pure-Fi Elite
Mom’s already got an MP3 player? She’d probably love a docking speakers. This Logitech Pure-Fi Elite is highly rated and costs $129.
Canon's Powershot SD1000
Canon’s Powershot SD1000 is a point-and-shoot camera that comes with an image stabilizer. ZDNet’s Janice Chen has five other suggestions.
Photoshop Elements 6
How about some software to go along with the camera? You can do a lot to your photos with Photoshop Elements 6 which lists for $99–but there’s a $25 rebate available at sites such as Amazon.com.
Kodak EasyShare EX-1011 Digital Picture Frame
Mom can put those touched-up photos of you and the kids in this Kodak EasyShare EX-1011 Digital Picture Frame. This 10-inch model has 128MB of built-in memory. Watch out though, some digital picture frames sold last Christmas came with a built-in virus.
Of course, Mom would love this Samsung LN52A650 52-inch LCD TV. It’s a CNET Editor’s Choice and can be purchased for as low as $2,427