Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Techy Mums

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Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Each year I am asked what I want for Mother’s Day, and I can tell you the last five holidays in my honor, I’ve requested electronic gadgets. Blame it on the nature of my “job”, or the fact that I am a tech fangirl of Apple and Verizon, I just love me some technology. It helps improve my life and in doing so, I am able to do so many things because of it. So when compiling a list of Last Minute Mother’s Day gift ideas, I wanted to do one that was focused on my favorite genre: electronica.

My list is short but packs a punch, as these are The Cubicle Chick approved tech items that have proven (to me) that they are worthy.

If you have been scouring the stores and the web for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, don’t make another move until you see my list.

Let’s go!

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Slick, sleek, slim, and superb, I am falling in lust with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge powered by Verizon. It’s a small phone but packs a punch, as you can connect with the people you want to with ease right on your home screen. The edge design allows you to tap contacts and other apps on the “edge” of the phone, allowing for maximum interface usability. I’ve been reviewing this device for about a week now, and I am a huge fan. The camera is pretty amazing, and it’s feather light. For the busy mama on your list, the Galaxy S6 Edge is a must-have. Price may vary depending on carrier, contract required.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Speck Cases

As a mom who is pretty fashionable, I want my devices to look good too. Speck Products sent me a bevy of cases for all of my devices, and I love how they personalize them and give them a dose of TCC style. They make cases for pretty much any device on the market including Apple, Samsung, Motorola, and more. With tons of designs and options to choose from, you can’t go wrong with Speck. Prices vary by product.

Speck Cases

Samsung NX Mini Smart Camera

Make mom’s selfie’s even more epic with the Samsung NX Mini Smart Camera. It’s a 9mm styled camera that is super slim and has a screen that flips up for the perfect selfie. And the lenses are interchangeable, so mom can perfect her photography game, too. I recently had the opportunity to play with this camera and now I want one of my own (and yes it’s on my list this year). $ 249.99, Samsung.

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GoPro Hero

I’m a mom who likes to film action. Like when me and my daughter ride on the train at Walt Disney World or get on our bikes and ride through the neighborhood. The GoPro Hero allows you to film while you are in the action, and for moms with kids involved in sports and activities, it can be something to preserve memories with and share with others. The GoPro Hero is an entry-level camera that can mount on helmets and other items, and has 1080p30/720p60 with 5MP resolution for photos. Oh, and it’s waterproof. $ 129.99, GoPro.

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Samsung Charging Pad

Allow mom to nix the need for a cord or outlet in her life with the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad for Qi-compatible phones. It’s small, cute, and functional and at a $ 49.99 price point, it’s a steal too. Samsung.com.

Samsung Wireless Charger

No matter what you decide to buy mom for Mother’s Day, she is sure to love it since it’s coming from your heart. I hope these tech ideas will inspire you to get her something that is tech-focused, but even if you opt to go in a different direction, I thank you for reading (and hopefully sharing, too!).

Please note: Some of the items listed here were given to me for review purposes from the companies list. This is not a paid or sponsored post.

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HOW MY MUM’S ILLNESS MADE ME A CHEF + SECRET RECIPE

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chef post profThis week we interview young chef Aaryyan Aathreya about his passion for cooking and how his journey began. He has previously won Chef of the Week awards on a reality TV show and is currently training at Tuscana and Radisson Blue restaurants. Aaryyan’s mission statement is to ‘cook-up and win a billion hearts’, and at 13 he’s off to a good start.

How were you first introduced into the world of cooking?
I first started cooking when my mum was bed ridden and my dad was unable to manage both home and office work. Due to both of my parents being in a helpless state, I decided to experiment in the kitchen on my own, while my mother gave me advice once in a while.

Tell us a bit more about the cooking show you competed in?
Kitchen Superstar Junior was a very exciting and competitive experience. When I first auditioned I hardly knew how to cook. I was quite nervous at first because until then I had never taken cooking seriously. After I lost my place in the show I decided to change my life for good and make cooking my passion. The show also managed to help me improve my confidence.

Is there a lot of competition out there for young cooks?
I only compete myself. I make sure that I improve and love what I do. I want to compete with the outside world but instead try to improve what I do.

What keeps you motivated?
My family keeps me motivated. My family is my strength and my best honest critic.

What plans have you got in order to further your experience and career?
I try to put in a lot of hard work in the kitchen. I’m constantly cooking for 4 hours a day, every day. I aim to become a Michelin chef and the head chef of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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How do you market yourself?
I actually don’t market myself. I just want people to learn to love what they do and enjoy my wonderful cooking.

Although, I do have a Facebook Page you can visit:
http://bit.ly/1wESgCi

Is there anyone you’re working for at the moment?
Yes, a big thanks to my uncle Vipin Sachdev of Tuscana and Vikram Cotah of Radisson Blue for letting me train in their kitchens. I go to these restaurants every weekend to further my training.

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Can you spill one of your secret recipes for us?
Here’s a quick guide to making Broken Wheat Mix:

Ingredients:

Broken wheat – 1 cup
Oregano – 2 tsp
Chilli Flakes – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Bell Peppers : red, yellow and green (finely chopped) ½ each
Boiled and Mashed Potatoes : 2 medium size
Onions: 1 finely chopped
Garlic: 5 – 6 cloves finely chopped

Method:

Soak semolina for 10mins. Strain and partly boil with one cup water and simmer for 5mins. Strain again.

On non-stick pan- sauté onions, garlic, bell peppers in olive oil for 3mins. Add flavouring, mashed potatoes and broken wheat.

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