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CNET News Video: Mother's Day gifts: The smart planter, so mom never kills another plant
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CNET News Video: Mother's Day gifts: The smart planter, so mom never kills another plant

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Forget the usual bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day. This year, give a plant that keeps on growing thanks to four AA batteries. CNET"s Sumi Das checks out some high-tech options for mom.

-Regardless of whether the mom in your life has a technophile or technophobe, here are five gadgets that are sure to make Mother's Day extra happy. Click & Grow is a high-tech update to the tried-and-true flower bouquet. These electronic smart planters grow fresh flowers, or if your mom is a foodie, herbs. Just insert the batteries and fill the water tank. The planter automatically handles the rest, watering and fertilizing as needed. And there are sensor lights that let you know if you need to refill the water or change the batteries. Perfect for busy moms, and let's be honest, moms like me who kill every plant they touch. For new moms who need help juggling baby and buggy, there's Origami. With the flick of the wrist and the push of a button, this stroller collapses and unfolds automatically. Think that's impressive? Feast your eyes on this tricked-out MaMA Mobile. The 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite has a built-in vacuum. As powerful as a Shop-Vac, this contraption will keep your car free of Fruit Loops. It's not available yet, but I'm sure mom would accept an IOU. A box of chocolate rarely disappoints, but its' a bit uninspired. Liven things up with Cocoagraphs. Polaroid-sized chocolate bars you can personalize with photos. Finally, a use for all those Instagram shots. For moms who don't have a sweet tooth, you can still use those photos for a GelaSkin. Customize covers for almost any device mom might have. And if you're cash strapped, but wanna help your mom get her spa fix, whether she's looking for a mani/pedi or a hot stone massage, the Spa Wanderlust app will help her find the best place to get pampered. Here's hoping your mother's day is sweet. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das, CNET.com for CBS News.

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