Mothers are usually grateful for the efforts their kids put into finding a Mother’s Day gift. However, there are some gifts that should never be given to mom.  If you want to improve your chances of getting a tech gift that you can actually use, try placing this article where your gift-givers can find it … and then hope for the best.

While there are a lot of unusual gadgets available on the market, here are the top eight worst Mother’s Day tech gifts for moms:

Bluetooth Handset Gloves

These gloves, by Think Geek, are advertised as “warm and comfortable capacitive-touch gloves with a Bluetooth headset built-in,” and allow moms to talk on their smart phone by extending their thumb to their ear and pinky-finger to their mouth. Unless you really want to appear as if you’ve lost touch with reality, these gloves are probably not a gift you want to add to your list.

Bluetooth Handset Gloves

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Sonic Grenade

For those who have a hard time waking up, this gadget by Firebox boasts its ability to wake even the heaviest sleeper.  It claims that “within twenty seconds a piercingly loud, spectacularly annoying noise will blast from this comedy grenade’s innards, causing the sleeper to wake up faster than you can say ‘I love it when a plan comes together’.” Though you might be tempted to purchase this one yourself for your hard-to-wake-up teenager, using this gadget is most likely not the best way to wake someone up … just guessing.

Sonic Grenade

Image Credit: Firebox.com

EyeSeeCam

For the mom who wants to get noticed while recording those memorable moments, this gift is perfect.  However, if you are the least bit concerned with looks, this may not be the tech gift you request for Mother’s Day.  This award-winning camera system is operated by your eyes and records what the user’s eyes really sees.  This device will also record video onto virtually any laptop device. Though not visually appealing, this scientific breakthrough is quite impressive.

EyeSeeCam

Image Credit: PC World

Gun Camera

While on the subject of cameras, this uniquely designed gun camera is nothing to sneeze at. Though is looks like a 9mm handgun, it’s actually a 16mm camera called the Doryu 2-16.  To make its gun-like appearance even more real, you load the camera with magnesium bullet cartridges and then point, aim and fire to get your shot.  Apparently it was initially a police-issue device in Japan, but is now available via auction in London. Just guessing that this gadget hasn’t made the top of the “want” list for moms.

Gun Camera

Image Credit: Christie’s Auctions

LED Umbrella

For Star Wars enthusiasts, this gift by Think Geek should be first on your list. For the rest, this gadget definitely makes our Top Eight list.  Now you can walk in the rain at night and not lose your way. As their ad states, you can have the “coolest umbrella on the street. With a push of a button, the shaft lights up, illuminating you and your path.”  Though probably not the best gift for mom, your kids will most likely love it.

Bladerunner LED Umbrella

Image Credit: ThinkGeek.com

Grassy Charging Station

Though currently not available (who could guess why?), this tech gift deserves an honorable mention.  It’s unique design allows it to serve two purposes in one compact container. Now moms can add greenery to their home and charge their electronic devices at the same time. Talk about efficiency.

Grassy Charging Station

Image Credit: PC World

GoJo Handsfree Headset

Moms are multi-taskers and need to be able to move their arms freely while talking on their smart phone.  What better gift than the GoJo Handsfree Headset. Though this may help you get more done around the house, you might want to avoid heading outdoors with a full-sized smartphone strapped to your head. You just might send your neighbors walking in the opposite direction. But if this gift is meant for you, here’s a way to save a little money: you can accomplish pretty much the same functionality (and look) with a stretchy wrap-around headband.

gojo handsfree headset

Image Credit: Time Tech

USB Heating Gloves

For moms who spend a lot of time on the computer at the office, you no longer have to worry about having chilled fingers. You can now keep your hands warm and toasty as you type with these USB Heating Gloves by USB Geek.  These gloves come with a hidden warming pad inside that plugs into any USB port. Now you never have to remove your gloves. Just, please, remember to unplug before getting up from your desk.

USB Heating Glove

Image Credit: USB Geeks

Your Turn: What is the worst the least favorite Mother’s Day gift you have received?