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Amazon Echo (or Amazon Tap, or Amazon Echo Dot)

Not only can Alexa, Amazon's voice control robot assistant, tell amazingly corny jokes, she can also play music, read off the latest news headlines and control a ton of connected gadgets in the home.

There's also a hardware option to suit a variety of budgets, from the $180 Echo to the $130 battery-powered Tap and the $90 Echo Dot.

All of them are good and all of them are sure to put a smile on mom's face.

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Anova Precision Cooker Bluetooth + Wi-Fi

If your mom likes to cook, the $199 Anova Precision Cooker Bluetooth + Wi-Fi could seriously boost her recipe repertoire.

This quirky-looking product cooks sous-vide-style food, a method that keeps temperatures extremely steady to ensure even cooking.

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Breville Fast Slow Pro

The $250 Breville Fast Slow Pro can tackle all sorts of cooking styles, including searing meat, slow cooking and pressure cooking.

So, rather than having to swap between multiple skillets and other cookware, mom can sauté vegetables in this Breville wonder and then add the ingredients to her favorite slow cooker chili without skipping a beat.

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Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Breville's $250 One-Touch Tea Maker is a master loose tea brewer. Complete with auto-temperature settings for black, green, white and herbal tea, this machine makes it easy to serve up your favorites without having to think about optimal settings for steeping.

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The $199 Wi-Fi Garageio is a smart garage door controller. Install it in your garage and you can open and close your garage door(s) straight from the Garageio app.

This product also works with Amazon's Alexa and IFTTT, if you want to add voice control and products from other manufacturers into the mix.

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GE 40W Replacement Vintage-Style Filament LED

The GE 40W Replacement Vintage-Style Filament LEDs, available in a two-pack for 20 bucks, boasts classic filament-style looks with next-gen bulb efficiency.

It wasn't great a dimming, but its design does add something extra in terms of ambience.

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Nanoleaf Smarter Kit

If your mom appreciates unique design, she might enjoy Nanoleaf's neat origami-esque LEDs.

The $100 Smarter Kit comes with two white-light-only bulbs, along with Nanoleaf's similarly cool-looking HomeKit-compatible hub. It's a good option for a mom that's passionate about cool home decor -- and solid lighting products.

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Oliso SmartHub & Top

This pricier gift is for a mom that loves the latest cooking gadgets.

Combining the power of induction with sous-vide, the $500 Oliso SmartHub & Top is ready to churn out a lot of delicious dishes.

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Is your mom interested in upping her cooking game?

The $199 Pantelligent won't work with induction cooktops, but the handy app can help mom -- or anybody -- get new recipe ideas and follow the in-app guide to make the most out of any meal.

Interested in more Mother's Day awesomeness? Check this out.

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Shortcut Labs Flic

Shortcut Labs' $34 Bluetooth-enabled Flic is a handy little button that you can program to do your bidding.

Similar to Netflix's DIY (and not retail-available) automation switch, Flic is designed to turn lights on/off, play music and even order a pizza.

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