The harsh reality for many families this year is that they will be celebrating Mother’s Day a little different than usual, thanks to social distancing. Hopefully, you’ve already sent your card or ordered your Mother’s Day flowers, but there’s another last-minute way you can bring some joy to mom this year: digital picture frames, which offer a convenient way to take a trip down memory lane no matter how far away you are. That’s because these Wi-Fi- or email-enabled frames will let you share photos from your phone, whether you’re 600 miles away or just six feet apart. However, if you are lucky to be spending Mother’s Day with your mom, you can help her set up a non-Wi-Fi–enabled digital photo frame, since you won’t be able to send images from afar. Many of you have gotten a head start on your digital photo frame shopping, as many are sold out, but the below are all in stock and ship in time for the big day, May 10 (though you may have to pay a little extra for express shipping).
If you’re spending mother’s day apart
This digital picture frame is one of the best-rated ones on Amazon, and reviewers love that you can send pictures to it directly, which means it’s perfect for a socially distanced Mother’s Day (with a sometimes-technically challenged parent). “You are able to control and change all the settings online, no matter your location, as long as you have the email address and password,” one reviewer says. “Anybody that you share the frame specific email address with can email pics directly to the frame. Kids, grandkids, friends, etc.”
You can easily send photos to this Wi-Fi-enabled digital picture frame. If buying through Bloomingdale’s, consider upgrading your shipping to premium (two to three business days for $12) or express shipping (one to two business days for $20) if you want to make sure it arrives by May 10.
This is similar to the above digital photo frame but with a stylish beveled border.
With this frame’s built-in speakers, you can also add some home videos into your Mother’s Day slideshow.
At 15 inches, this is one of the largest digital photo frames you can get. It’s also wall-mountable so there are many ways you can put this on display.
The silver frame around this LCD screen gives it the look of a traditional picture frame, with all the perks of being loaded with modern conveniences like wireless photo sharing and Amazon Alexa technology.
This frame is also a touchscreen so you can easily navigate through your photos directly on the device, which is great if mom isn’t so tech savvy.
If you and mom are quarantined together
While you can’t upload photos via Wi-Fi with this one, its internal memory will allow you to store your photos directly on the frame, so when your mom inevitably wants to see them again they will already be there.
If a touchscreen is too intimidating for mom or grandma, they can easily click through photos with this frame’s included remote.
The digital photo frames on this list from Staples have free next-day shipping, so they’ll get to mom with a couple days to spare.