Google Wants to Make Your Mother's Day Easier
Having trouble finding a gift for Mom? Use Google's Mother's Day Gift Guide and check out other helpful ideas for letting your Mom know she's special.Google is coming to the rescue of last-minute Mother's Day shoppers with an online gift guide and a host of other features that can even help the geekiest of geeks let their moms know just how much they care about them. "Visit our special page for Mother's Day for gift ideas, to find local flower delivery options, and for tips on how to stay connected—and to just say 'thank you,'" wrote Sabrina Ellis, director of product management for Google+, in a May 7 post on the Google Official Blog. "We also encourage you to share your favorite photo or video of mom (or a note to mom) and tag your post with #HeresToTheMoms," wrote Ellis, who also described herself in the post as a "loving daughter, and proud mom of 11-year-old Vivian and 8-year-old Ryan." The Google Mother's Day page offers gift suggestions through Google Shopping (you'll certainly need to arrange fast shipping now, you procrastinator, you), as well as sweet ideas for connecting with Mom through Google+ even from afar by scheduling a Google+ Hangout event with her online. You can also add a little fun to your Hangout with the Capture App, which lets you snap photos during your Hangout, according to Google. If setting up a Hangout isn't a good fit for you, then send Mom an email by talking into the Google Search App on your Android device, according to the folks at Google. Open the Google Search App, click the Voice icon and say: "Send an email to [your mom's name], Happy Mother's Day," or whatever message you'd like to send.
Other fun suggestions include sending Mom a fun, personalized, loving video using YouTube, where a special Mother's Day section is set up.