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Searching for unique Mother’s Day gifts that mom actually wants is hard enough, but this year, Mother’s Day might be a bit different if you’re not able to celebrate with her in person.
Finding a gift that both celebrates the love for your mother figure — whether it’s your own mom, a BFF or a mother-in-law — and puts a smile on her face is rare.
One of my favorite gifts for moms (and really anyone) is Aura’s digital photo frames because multiple people can add their photos to the frame from anywhere — it’s one of the best ways to share memories with friends or family from afar.
Using the corresponding Aura Frames smartphone app, you or any other member (simply add another member by entering their email address) can upload photos directly from your phone to the frame. Plus, the best part is, the frames have unlimited photo storage without any extra hosting fees, so go ahead and upload those 10,000 photos sitting in your phone.
With several sleek colorways to choose from, the Aura frame can seamlessly fit into any home decor without looking like an eyesore, and the setup takes only a matter of minutes, which is even better for moms who feel like they are technologically-challenged.
Plus, the large, nine-inch screen is so clear and vivid (it has a 224 PPI pixel resolution) that it literally feels like you’re looking at a printed photo when the frame is on. Whether you have it on a nightstand or bookshelf, the frame will automatically dim and color-correct depending on the lighting, and it only takes a swipe of the frame’s touch bar to change the photo — talk about a smart frame you didn’t know you needed.
If you’ll be sending an Aura frame to mom from afar, the company also offers a super cool feature that allows you to upload a number of pre-selected photos along with a personalized note that the recipient will see as soon as they finish set up. It’s one of those little touches that makes gifting an Aura frame an even more special present.
With three options, Aura has a frame available for different budgets, and two are on sale now (April 22) until May 10 — just in time for Mother’s Day.
Shop: Aura Mason Digital Frame, $179 (Orig. $199)
Shop: Aura Sawyer Digital Frame, $249 (Orig. $299)
Shop: Aura Smith Digital Frame, $399
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