Does your mom like to experiment with food and tech? The Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking more accessible, making it a fun and easy way to try a new technique. Plus, Anova integrates with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.
If you want something a little safer, the Black+Decker WiFi-Enabled Slow Cooker is a cool slow cooker that adds smarts to a cooking interface almost every parent is familiar with.
If your mom is done making food for kids, the new Vitamix Ascent adds cool new smarts to the tried-and-true blender. This Vitamix knows which container you're using, and automatically adjusts the settings to get the best blend.
If you want to splurge, the Breville Barista Express offers the features of a high-end espresso machine for a good price.
If your mom doesn't spend much time in the kitchen, a digital assistant might be a better option. The Amazon Tap is a smart speaker that docks to charge, but can be brought around the house for Alexa access or music.
If your mom uses Android, the Google Home might be a better fit. Plus, it can cast video and audio to TVs and Buetooth speakers if you have the right Chromecast devices.
If you want to give your mom an edge in the battle for the thermostat, try sending her a Nest Learning Thermostat. Then, every time Dad changes the temp, she can switch it back from her phone, without even getting off the couch.
While she's on the couch, it's always nice to have a robot vacuum the house for you. The Neato Botvac Connected is one of the best robot vacuums for the price.
If your mom is safety- and security-minded, try the Nest Protect. It's a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and it will let her check on the house even when she's out celebrating her day.
Or if floods are a bigger risk to her home, a flood detector like Roost's might do the trick. Bonus: If she asks you to set it up, it won't take more than 5 or 10 minutes.