Category: Holiday Picks

Chestnuts roasting over Iron Man’s open fire

No firewood or matches needed, just a TV or computer screen and these videos featuring your favorite super heroes’ fireplaces. You’ll get hours and hours of a crackling fire in various settings, from The Guardian’s space ship to Tony Stark’s swanky NYC apartment, even Ms. Marvel’s Jersey spot. Pop them up for a little background fun at your Christmas Eve party tonight or while everyone’s playing Santa on Christmas morning. Sorry, no appearances from the super heroes themselves. Hey, they need a little time off too. Head over the Pop Sugar to check out all the...

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Last-minute tech gift ideas you can still get. But you know, hurry!

So what if it's the day before Christmas Eve? That's plenty of time to grab a fabulous gift for anyone still left on your list. (Or, maybe everyone if you're just starting). We put together a bunch of solid last-minute tech gift ideas you can still get. Just make sure to leave a little time to gift wrap. Gift cards that are more than just gift cards You'll find no shortage of stores carrying all sorts of cool gift cards, from iTunes to Google Play, plus XBox credits and a whole lot more. But hey, if you don't want to...

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Christmas Lights Displays: The app that tells you who’s got the best lights in your neighborhood

One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is the night we tuck our kids in bed, sneak downstairs and make hot chocolate to go, then get them up and load in the car to drive around the city looking at Christmas lights. But the worst is loading up and not being sure where to head to first. This year, I’ve downloaded the Christmas Lights Displays app (iOS and Android), which uses GPS to pinpoint the biggest and brightest lights displays in town. Now, to hit them all before the kids fall asleep. Related: 8 fun Christmas apps for kids that they’ll still...

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22 fantastic holiday tech deals to reward you last-minute shoppers | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

As we get closer to Christmas and Hanukkah (eep!) we thought we’d close out our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide should help you out since it’s all about last minute holiday tech deals and discounts. Yep, those of you procrastinators and busy parents? You’re in luck. Because we’ve found so many phenomenal tech deals from electronic games and STEM toys to small appliances, gifts for photographers of all ages, and lots of cool tech accessories Just be sure to order ASAP! All these shops still offer Christmas delivery, generally with free group shipping. But then most need to be ordered by 12/21...

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Listen to music through your beanie. Congrats on winning winter.

We love finding swanky, stylish tech gifts for the men in our lives, and this year we’re swooning over this cashmere Bluetooth beanie we spotted at Neiman Marcus. Concealed, wireless headphones are built in to the hat, designed to fit over your ears, so they’ll be warm while you stream your favorite music or podcasts via Bluetooth. Not to mention the gorgeous, imported cashmere that makes it extraordinarily soft, and very upscale. Related: 11 cool audio gifts for men, whatever his style Wondering how it works? The beanie is entirely wireless and the battery lasts 6-8 hours, but it does comes with a charging...

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5 of the best Santa apps that prove he’s real. Hear that, Virginia?

We’ve tried a lot of Christmas apps over the years (like, lots), and let’s just say a good Santa app is hard to find. We’ve narrowed it down to these 5 fun Santa apps that we think your kids will love. You can track Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve, alert him that you won’t be home for the holidays, and even video chat directly with him. Hey, if nothing else, that sure beats standing on line at the mall. Related: 6 fun Santa apps for kids Hello Santa app Our kids have been calling Santa through the Hello Santa app for a couple years now, and the...

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15 awesome travel tech gifts for the frequent flyer or weekend warrior | Holiday Tech Guide 2016

Next up in our 2016 Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, we’re sharing 15 of our top picks for cool travel tech gifts. Whether you’ve got a business traveler on your list, a college kid coming home on holidays, or just family members who hit the road to see each other every weekend, we hope these gifts help make traveling in the digital age a little easier and a little more fun. Don’t miss our big CMT Holiday Gift Guide giveaway! Details below. Spoiler alert: You can win an iPad.  CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate   Handmade Leather Tech...

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15 custom photo gifts to make your friends and family swoon | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We love finding cool custom photo gift, because hello, we’re moms! We’re sentimental like that. But also, they make great gifts because they demonstrate that some real thought and love went into creating it, even if it doesn’t cost a fortune. Next up in our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve got 17 really creative, cool ideas for personalized photo gifts. Just order soon! Personalized gifts do take a little longer than others. And hey, as great as it is to put your kids all over everything, open your mind beyond family photos. Think about a great photo of your home or neighborhood, favorite travel...

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Personalized, handwritten cards that give the finger to the digital age. Just download the app.

Who ever thought that one day, the fine art of thoughtfully handwritten, artful notes would be considered punk?  Well, the husband-wife team behind Punk Post is who. And they are determined to bring handwriting back in the coolest way possible. Even if it’s not yours. I can’t tell you how many times I wish I had my own Emily McDowell when it came to addressing my own thank you notes and cards, and that’s pretty much the gist of this smart service. Well, you won’t get her specifically, but you can have your cards — both inside and out — hand-scripted and illustrated by incredibly talented, real human artists, whose styles you...

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The best Black Friday tech deals around the web

Looking for the best Black Friday online deals? We’ve got them, because we’re all about shopping in our pajamas today and spending a little more time with our families. Or leftover stuffing. Or possibly both. Keep in mind, these Black Friday tech deals are limited time, some are limited quantity, and shopping earlier is always best. Hey, at least you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space or waiting in line. Happy saving everyone! CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate Don’t miss the Black Friday deals on Cool Mom Picks. There are tons!    sponsor   TARGET: Lots of online deals, which...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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