Once the “OMG SPACE IS COOL” geek club finished their meeting today here at Beach Camera (seriously, they’re the biggest group of stoners who don’t actually do drugs I have ever seen), I checked the calendar and saw that Mother’s Day is coming up soon. As in the-weekend-after-this-weekend-soon.
Now, I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but Mama Bird can be kinda difficult to shop for sometimes. I’ve gone the traditional route with flowers and she just uses them to line the nest. I’ve sent cards but Ma’s a little…nearsighted. However, now that Mrs. DA Bird and I have a couple of chicks on the way, Mama Bird’s decided she’d be a dear and send me some rather unsubtle gift ideas. So, when I stopped in at her place a few nights ago on my way home from work, she said “I’d like a camera now that you work at a camera store.”
“A camera, Ma? Any idea what kind of camera you want?”
“A pretty one that will take some nice pictures of my grandchicks.”
My Ma — I love her — is not always very helpful with tips. So, I went over to the guys at work and asked them for some pointers. They pointed me to the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS camera set that is on sale for Mother’s Day. It’s pretty, easy-to-use, and can take good pictures and videos of the little ones. There is also the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 set that is not as pretty a color but is also easy-to-use and provides lots of different modes to help get good pictures. The third recommendation was the Nikon COOLPIX S4300 bundle that is very pretty (Ma’s favorite color is purple. Remember that because there’ll be a quiz on it later). It’s also simple to use and can do photos and videos.
All three of those camera deals are on sale for Mother’s Day so if you’re wracking your brains like I am, there, I’ve just helped you out. Don’t say D.A. Bird doesn’t do his part to help out.
Now, if cameras aren’t your mom’s kinda thing, there are a lot of other ideas out there. You could get her something for the kitchen if she’s into cooking. If your mom’s more into music and sometimes needs to drown the world out, then she might like some of our headphones. If sports and running are more your mom’s thing, then one of these GPS wristwatches might be up her alley. I especially like the Garmin Forerunner 405, but that’s just me. Now, if your mom could easily fit in with some of the Comp Sci nerds around here, then maybe she’d like one of our many laptops. Some of them are good enough to run World of Warcraft or Star Wars: The Old Republic if listening to the gamer geek is any guide.
So, there you have it. If you’re still searching for something for your mother for Mother’s Day, D.A. Bird has got your back. Just let us know what your mom is into and we’ll send you some ideas. Also, if you do your shopping by color, check out what we have for you over at our Pinterest boards.
— da Bird