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Save on Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Apple iPads, Airtags, Watches, and AirPods, and Discounted Gift Cards on Amazon – IGN

Mother’s Day lands on Sunday, May 8 this year. That’s less than a week away. Fortunately, there are still plenty of deals on great gifts for mom that will arrive by Sunday. You can’t really go wrong with discounted deals on Apple products, like a brand new iPad or a pair of AirPods. If your mom isn’t really an Apple adopter, or if you’re looking for something less expensive, Amazon is offering 20% off select gift cards that your mom might appreciate. There are more deals to find here too, like Animal Crossing: New Horizons for $39.99, or Ring Fit Adventure for $54.99, both great choices for a gamer mom.

2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)

This is easily the best price for the newest Apple iPad Mini, released in September of 2021. Don’t be fooled by it’s smaller footprint; it boasts superior hardware to the standard sized Apple iPad. The iPad Mini features an 8.3″ Liquid Retina display with True Tone and Wide Color, the capable A15 Bionic processor, USB Type-C port for fast charging, and Apple Pencil 2 compatiblity. If you’re looking for a powerful iPad that’s easiest to carry around, the iPad Mini has all others beat.

2020 Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi 256GB)

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

2020 Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi 256GB)

Save $150 off the 256GB variant of the 2020 iPad Air. At this price, it costs about the same as the 64GB variant of the current 2022 iPad Air. It boasts a 10.9″ Liquid Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color and a capable A14 Bionic processor. Despite its age, the 2020 iPad Air still has a better processor than the current iPad and a larger and superior display as well.

4-Pack Apple Airtags for $89

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

4-Pack Apple AirTags

The Apple Airtag is a small coin shaped device that you can put in your wallet or attach to your phones, keys, remote, or anything small enough to be easily misplaced. It works as a little WiFi keyfinder that helps you locate your lost objects by pinging the exact location to your iPhone. In my personal experience, it works more reliably than the Tile keyfinder and at a longer range, too. This is a nice gift for a mom who already has an iPhone, especially if she tends to lose her small essentials around the house.

Buy $100 Apple Gift Card, Get $10 Best Buy Gift Card

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

$100 Apple Gift Card

Best Buy is offering a bonus $10 Best Buy gift card when you purchase a $100 Apple gift card. The Apple gift card can be used to redeem pretty much anything on Apple’s site, including products, accessories, apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, and more. Spend it on in-app content, books, subscriptions and even iCloud storage to secure files from all your Apple devices. You can use it to pay for in-app currency in games like Genshin Impact.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) for $39.99

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

33% off $59.99

If there’s any video game moms would like, it would have to be Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is far and away one of the most relaxing games to grace the Nintendo Switch. There’s near infinite replayability in this building, decorating, fishing, farming, collecting, exploring sim, and the best thing of all is that you can do it at whatever pace you feel like. This feel-good game is almost never discounted, and this is the first time we’ve seen it for this price on Amazon. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to arrive by Mother’s Day, but a belated gift is better than none at all!

Ring Fit Adventure for Switch

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Ring Fit Adventure for Switch

Ring Fit Adventure is great for gamers who want to get some exercise in but don’t actually enjoy working out. Ring Fit incorporates a huge variety of excellent workout exercises disguised as an RPG game. An epic adventure awaits you slaying monsters and dragons, tackling new levels, traversing different environments, acquiring powerups and skills, all the while toning your abs and burning calories.

New Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

New AirPods Pro Active Noise Cancelling WIreless Earbuds with MagSafe Wireless Charging Case

New 2021 Update

New AirPods Pro Active Noise Cancelling WIreless Earbuds with MagSafe Wireless Charging Case

30% off $249.00

This is the newest generation model with the MagSafe compatible wireless charger. The AirPods Pro is considered one of the best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones you can get, especially for under $200. The noise cancellation is considered to be even better than the Bose Quietcomfort because of the natural noise isolating design of the in-ear earbuds.

Apple AirPods 2 for $99.99

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Apple AirPods (2rd Gen)

Pick up a pair of Apple AirPods 2 wireless earbuds for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. These AirPods include a wired case that you plug in via USB Type-C. The AirPods 3 costs around $170 on Amazon right now, and we can safely say that it’s definitely not worth the $70 price premium over this one.

New Apple Watch Series 7 and SE

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 41mm Smart Watch

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 41mm Smart Watch

18% off $399.00

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 45mm Smart Watch

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 45mm Smart Watch

16% off $429.00

Apple Watch SE 40mm Smart Watch

The Series 7 is Apple’s latest and greatest watch. Today, both the 41mm and 45mm models are heavily discounted on Amazon (cheaper than Black Friday). The biggest upgrade the Series 7 has over the Series 6 is the display. It has the same always-on Retina display, but it’s 20% bigger and features a more crack-resistant front crystal screen. It also adds on even more health-related features, like measuring your blood oxygen or taking an ECG. If the Apple Watch Series 7 is out of your budget and you don’t think you’d make much use out of the health features, the newest Apple Watch SE is also on sale today at the lowest price ever. This affordable smartwatch features a Retina OLED display, Aple S5 chip, optical heart rate sensor, fall detection, and an always-on altimeter.

Razer Anzu Smart Glasses

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Razer Anzu Smart Glasses with Interchangeable Blue Light Filtering and Polarized Sunglass Lenses and Hands-Free Calling

Razer Anzu Smart Glasses with Interchangeable Blue Light Filtering and Polarized Sunglass Lenses and Hands-Free Calling

65% off $199.99

These Razer smart glasses retail for a ridiculous $199.99. Fortunately, they’re on sale today for a much more reasonable price of $69.99. The Razer Anzu glasses comes with two types of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for PC use and polarized lenses for outdoor use. They also feature a built-in mic and bluetooth speaker for hands-free calling.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara PVC Figure

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara PVC Figure

The waterbending master, Katara, is letting her hair down and is ready to show the fire nation that she means business with this 6.5″ PVC statue from Dark Horse Comics.

Select Gift Cards on Sale at Amazon

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Still can’t decide what to get your mom? You can’t go wrong with gift cards. Digital gift cards are guaranteed to arrive before Mother’s Day, usually within 24 hours of purchase, they don’t expire, and they’re still a more thoughtful alternative than giving your mom straight cash or, worst of all, nothing at all.

$25 Krispy Kreme Gift Card

Use code: KRISPY22

$25 Krispy Kreme Gift Card

Use promo code “KRISPY22”

20% off $25.00

$50 Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card

Use code: COLDSTONE22

$50 Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card

Use promo code “COLDSTONE22”

20% off $50.00

$50 Yankee Candle Gift Card

Use code: YANKEE22

$50 Yankee Candle Gift Card

Use promo code “YANKEE22”

20% off $50.00

$50 Bath & Body Works Gift Card

Use code: BATH22

$50 Bath & Body Works Gift Card

Use promo code “BATH22”

15% off $50.00

$50 Gap Gift Card

Use code: GAP22

$50 Gap Gift Card

Use promo code “GAP22”

20% off $50.00

Famous Dave's BBQ Gift Card

Use code: FAMOUSDAVE22

Famous Dave’s BBQ Gift Card

Use promo code “FAMOUSDAVE22”

20% off $50.00

$50 Grubhub Gift Card

Use code: GRUBHUB22

$50 Grubhub Gift Card

Use promo code “GRUBHUB22”

20% off $50.00

Price Drop: WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD with Heatsink

PS5 Compatible

WD Black SN850 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) with Heatsink

Use code: SSBS332

WD Black SN850 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) with Heatsink

Use promo code “SSBS332”

42% off $249.99

$144.99

Today Newegg has the WD Black SN850 model with pre-installed heatsink for cheaper than the model without heatsink. That’s an excellent deal considering the fact that the non-heatsink model is usually $20 cheaper. It’s blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface. It’s $30 cheaper than the model without heatsink, so you’ll save a bit of money by putting on your own.

Lenovo Legion 5i Intel Core i5 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Gaming PC for $1199.99

Lenovo Legion 5i Intel Core i5-12400 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Use code: LEGIONDEALS20

Lenovo Legion 5i Intel Core i5-12400 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

14% off $1,399.99

$1,199.99

This Legion 5i tower comes equipped with the new 12th generation Intel Core i5 Alder Lake processor. The Alder Lake processors are currently the best gaming CPUs on the market, far superior in performance to any of its predecessors. The only drawback of this new processor is that it requires a new motherboard and (ideally) new DDR5 RAM. Fortunately, both issues are negated when you buy a prebuilt; the Legion 5i tower boasts an LGA 1700 motherboard and 16GB of DDR5 RAM. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR gaming as well.

70″ Insignia F30 4K Smart TV for $499.99

Insignia F30 70" 4K Fire TV

When it comes to TVs, size matters. And the Insignia 70″ TV on Amazon is the only 70″ TV you’ll currently find for $500. It also has the Amazon Fire TV smart interface built right in, so there’s no need to pick up an extra dongle. This TV is sold by Amazon but shipped by Best Buy… you can even choose in-store pickup from Best Buy on the Amazon product page.

EVGA’s Best RTX 3080 12GB GPU for Only $999.99

RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080 Ti, and RTX 3090 also available

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra 12GB Video Card

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra 12GB Video Card

23% off $1,299.99

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra Video Card

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra Video Card

7% off $819.99

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Video Card

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Video Card

8% off $1,419.99

$1,299.99

This is EVGA’s best edition, the “FTW3 Ultra”, with a massive 3-slot triple fan cooler and an overclocked 1800MHz boost clock speed (compared to the 1710MHz boost clock speed on the 3080 FE) and an extra 2GB of VRAM (12GB vs 10GB on the 3080 FE). The 3080 is significantly more powerful than the previous generation’s champ: the 2080 SUPER. This is the card you want to get if you plan to game at 4K or 1440p with very high framerates. The RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti models are also available at the lowest prices this year.

Seagate Firecuda 8TB RGB Gaming Hub

Seagate FireCuda 8TB Gaming Hub RGB USB 3.2 External Desktop Hard Drive

Seagate FireCuda 8TB Gaming Hub RGB USB 3.2 External Desktop Hard Drive

36% off $184.99

You’ll need a traditional hard drive instead of an SSD in order to get 8TB of storage for an affordable price, but you might as well get the fastest hard drive there is. The Seagate Firecuda 8TB Gaming Hub sports a USB 3.2 interface and a performance hard drive that spins at 7200RPM as well as fancy Razer Chroma-compatible RGB accent lighting. It also has USB 3.2 Type A and Type C ports as passthrough. It normally retails for over $200, but Gamestop has far and away the lowest price at only $138.99. Considering the fact that a regular ol’ non-RGB 8TB 7200RPM external hard drive usually costs more than this hard drive, you can see why this is a pretty sweet deal.

Alienware m15 R5 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop

Alienware m15 R5 15" AMD Ryzen 7 5800H RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use code: 50OFF699

Alienware m15 R5 15″ AMD Ryzen 7 5800H RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use promo code “50OFF699”

40% off $2,099.99

$1,249.99

Update: To get this deal, you must select Support – 1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis ($100) in the customization page and then apply coupon code “50OFF699” in your shopping cart.

This Alienware m15 laptop is equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and of course the RTX 3070 video card. The RTX 3070 found in this laptop has a TDP rating of 125W (115W + 10W dynamic boost), which is higher than the RTX 3070 TDP rating you’ll find in most other gaming laptops. Higher TDP means more power is supplied to the graphics card, and that directly equates to better performance in games. Most laptops are willing to sacrifice gaming performance in order to conserve power and reduce heat, allowing for thinner laptop designs with more basic cooling. Alienware laptops, however, prioritize gaming performance first and foremost. The video cards are more powerful, the proprietary “Cryo-Tech” cooling is more effective at cooling the components, and the main tradeoff is s slightly heftier 5.5lb weight.

65″ Hisense H9G 4K QLED TV for $653.61

Hisense H9G 65" 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

Hisense H9G 65″ 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

31% off $899.99

$621.73

The H9G was Hisense’s flagship (top-end) 4K TV of 2020. It has phenomenal HDR image quality thanks to its quantum series ULED panel with 120Hz native refresh rate, full-array LED backlighting with 120 local dimming zones, and 1,000-nit peak brightness rating. It’s certainly the best looking 65″ TV at this price point.

55″ JVC 4K QLED Roku TV for $248

JVC 55" QLED Roku TV

Simply put, if you’re looking for a good sized 4K smart TV and want to pay as little as possible, you can’t get better than this. This JVC TV is currently the least expensive 55″ 4K TV you can get, and it even features a quantum dot LED LCD display (QLED) for wide color range and great contrast, and the excellent Roku smart TV interface.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection Limited Edition Back in Stock on Amazon

Preorder the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection Limited Edition

Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox

Preorder the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection Limited Edition

All platform versions of the TMNT Limited Edition Cowabunga Collection (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox) are currently available for ordering on Amazon. They’ve been “sold out” for a while. The Limited Edition contains a full physical copy of the game, cloth poster, multi-layer acrylic diorama, enamel pin set, a set of 12 translucent character trading cards, and full color 180 page artbook. The Cowabunga Collection includes 13 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games by KONAMI in one incredible package.

10% Off $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card

$50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card

Save $5 off any game at the eShop with this digital gift card from Amazon. Use it to pick up rarely discounted favorites like Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Metroid Dread, recent new releases like Kirby and the Forgotten Land or Triangle Strategy, or DLC like the new one for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Or you can just hold onto the card and use it during the next eShop sale, since it stacks with instant discounts.

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme RTX 3060 Gaming PC

CyberPowerPC Intel Core i5-11600KF RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD, 1TB HDD

CyberPowerPC Intel Core i5-11600KF RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD, 1TB HDD

7% off $1,199.99

$1,119.99

Currently this is one of the least expensive RTX 3060 gaming rigs we can find. It’s sold and shipped by Amazon direct (not a 3rd party vendor). Although the ship date is a little while off in early April, there are reports of some people getting it much earlier. The low price tag might imply that the RTX 3060 is not up to snuff, but nothing could be further from the truth. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR.

Alienware Aurora R10 RTX 3080 PC for $1799.99

Alienware Aurora R10 Liquid Cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3080 PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Alienware Aurora R10 Liquid Cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3080 PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

35% off $2,769.99

$1,799.99

The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. The RTX 3080 is paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 5900 CPU, which is still one of the best processors out there, whether it be for gaming or for workstation purposes. It’s been upgraded with liquid cooling as well. The rig is ready to go out of the box with 16GB of DD4-3200MHz RAM and a generously sized 1TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD. Don’t worry, even the power supply is up to snuff with an ample 1000W rating.

Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED Gaming Monitor

The first QD-OLED panel on the market

Alienware AW3423DW 34" 3440x1400 Curved 0.1ms 175Hz G-SYNC Ultimate QD-OLED Gaming Monitor

New Release

Alienware AW3423DW 34″ 3440×1400 Curved 0.1ms 175Hz G-SYNC Ultimate QD-OLED Gaming Monitor

$1,299.99

After much anticipation, Dell is now offering the Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED gaming monitor for $1299.99 on its website. Although by no means inexpensive, this is the first ever QD-OLED monitor we’ve seen and thus the price point is surprisingly reasonable for the new tech. Undoubtedly due to the hype, it has been going in and out of stock throughout the day, so don’t hesitate if you’ve been waiting for this release. If you don’t put your order in now, you’ll have to wait a very, very long time to receive it; estimated ship date has already been pushed back to July.

Acer Predator 32″ Gaming Monitor

Acer Predator XB323U 32" 2560x1440 1ms 170Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor

Acer Predator XB323U 32″ 2560×1440 1ms 170Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor

38% off $799.99

The Acer Predator XB323U is a 32″ 2560×1440 IPS gaming monitor with a 1ms response time, 170Hz refresh rate (through DisplayPort), NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, and VESA certified HDR600. It normally retails at $800, but Amazon is offering it for $300 off.

HP Victus RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC for $975

HP Victus AMD Ryzen 5 5600G RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Select RTX 3060 Ti

HP Victus AMD Ryzen 5 5600G RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

This is far and away the lowest price we have ever seen for a prebuilt gaming PC equipped with an RTX 3060 Ti GPU. Once you hit the product page, you’ll have to select “RTX 3060” for $250 and a “500W Power Supply) for $50. You can buy the system as is, or you can choose to add a few more choice upgrades. You certainly have leeway with this super cheap price.

ASUS Vivobook 14″ Laptop w/ WQXGA+ OLED Display

ASUS VivoBook Pro 14" WQXGA+ (2880x1800) OLED Intel Core i5-11300H Intel Iris Xe Laptop

ASUS VivoBook Pro 14″ WQXGA+ (2880×1800) OLED Intel Core i5-11300H Intel Iris Xe Laptop

20% off $749.00

This ASUS Vivobook laptop has one of the best laptop displays we’ve seen, especially at this really low price. The 14″ OLED display sports a 16:10 WGXGA+ (2880×1800) resolution with a 100% DCI-P3 color range and Pantone color calibration. It’s paired with an Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. It even has a Thunderbolt 4 port.