We’ve shared our favorite cool tech toys and gifts for younger kids, tech toys for big kids, and cool tech gifts for guys under $50. Now our Holiday Tech Gift guide series continues with these stylish tech gifts for women. Can we have one of each please?
And we’re so happy to present our 2014 Tech Gift Guide on behalf of our sponsor, Sharper Image, who knows a little something about cool tech gifts of all kinds, including women, which we’ve included here along with lots of other favorites we think any woman on your list (maybe you?) would love.
And hey, it wouldn’t be a Cool Mom Tech guide without an awesome giveaway, so we’ve got one for you. Including a brand new iPad Air 2! Scroll down for the details, and happy shopping!
We’re drooling over this amazing quilted iPhone 6 case made from Italian black leather. Looks like Chanel, without the Chanel price. We say it should come complete with a new iPhone 6 under the tree. Don’t you agree? (Net-a-Porter, $130
Kristen has got this blingy hashtag necklace around her neck as we type this right now. It’s perfect on its own, or layered with longer chains. Either way, we think it’s a really fun gift for the social-media-loving lady in your life. (Cool Mom Picks indie shop, $75)
We’re not sure what we love more about this smart phone wristlet–the black lizard print or the price. Hey, it’s hard to find cool designer tech gifts under $50! And if lizard isn’t your thing? It comes in all sorts of cool animal prints too. (Nordstrom, $48)
We love that you can turn any pair of headphones into ear muff headphones with the addition Ear Muffies, which look great paired with Beats Solo headphones. So fabulous for winter when you want to keep your ears warm while listening to your tunes. Or podcasts. Or white noise. That’s up to you. (Ear Muffies, start at $35; Beats Solo Headphones at Sharper Image, $199.95)
This is our Editor Kristen’s new favorite accessory. She absolutely never leaves home without her tassel charger keychain and therefore is never without a lightning charger. The orange (pictured here) is more neon than it looks, but it does look pretty fab. Or opt for the more subtle, stylish camel. Both are handmade and make a really awesome gift. (Photojojo, $59.99)
These days, touch screen gloves are a must-have, and they’ve come a long way from the days they really looked like weird, techy gloves. We love these portolano cashmere touch screen gloves which are some of the loveliest we’ve seen, and they’re available in myriad colors. At this price, grab one for yourself and one for a gift. (Bluefly, $45)
This doesn’t look like a tablet or laptop bag at all and that might just be why we love it. The Dagne Dover bags are classically styled and thoughtfully designed (hello, water bottle holder!) but also feature a padded tablet sleeve, or a laptop sleeve. It depends on which size bag you choose, but you can’t go wrong either way. (Dagne Dover, starts at $245)
Here’s a fun stocking stuffer idea: A battery pack that looks like a compact case from Michael Kors. It extends the life of your smartphone for about 8 hours for talking or surfing. Even if you can’t really fix your lipstick in it. But hey, that’s what your smartphone camera is for. (Nordstrom, $70)
It doesn’t get much better than a stylish wallet that actually charges your gadgets. There’s a reason this was a huge hit with our readers this year. All you need is a cord for your phone (iOS and Android) and you’ll never run out of charge–or lose your charge cards–again. (Photojojo, $79.99)
These awesome Ella rose gold earphones by Frends caught our eye. If you’re always pulling out your earrings to pop in earbuds, these are sort of like a two-fer. Gorgeous. (Birchbox, $99)
You say, “Wow, that’s a gorgeous bracelet. We say, “Yes, it is. And it’s also a USB drive.” Just pop it open this Vilja Swarwovski crystal USB bracelet and plug it into your computer to retrieve all your data. Or to make it an extra special gift, add family photos and it’s suddenly a 21st century locket. Tech can be sentimental and stylish if you know where to look. (Swarovski, $125).
EXTRA COOL: WIN IT!
A brand new 16GB iPad Air 2 in your color choice from Cool Mom Tech | Polaroid Digital Pocket Camera from Sharper Image | WowWee MIP Autonomous Robot from Sharper Image | Beats Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones from Sharper Image
We’re so excited to have put together one amazing $1,000 tech giveaway in part from our sponsor Sharper Image, featuring some of our very favorite tech gifts for everyone in the family. And there are four chances for you to win on each of five posts!
1. Like Cool Mom Picks on Facebook and share this post on your Facebook wall. Then email a link to your Facebook update to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with TECH GIFT GUIDE in the subject for it to qualify.
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2. Follow Cool Mom Tech on Twitter and share this post from our Holiday Tech Gift Guide on your Twitter feed, being sure to tag @coolmomtech and use #cmtholiday in your tweet. Feel free to tweet something fun like I love the @coolmomtech holiday giveaway because… ooooh gadgets http://bit.ly/12k7Eu4 #cmtholiday.
Remember to add a link, of course! But what you tweet is up to you.
3. Follow Cool Mom Picks on Instagram and share your favorite photo from our gift guide on your feed, being sure include @coolmompicks and the hashtag #cmtholiday in the caption. Hey, we’ll even regram some of our favorites.
4. Follow Cool Mom Tech on Pinterest and pin your favorite photo from our gift guide on your feed, being sure include @coolmomtech and the hashtag #cmtholiday in the pin. We can’t wait to see what you love!
5. Repeat for all five of our 2014 Holiday Tech Gifts posts for a total of 20 possible entries.
The Nitty Gritty:
You may enter up to four times total per Holiday Tech Gift Guide post, once per social media platform mentioned here. There are a total of five posts. One winner will be drawn at random on or around January 1, 2015. You must be a legal resident of the US, 18+. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on 12/31/14. Void where prohibited. Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Items subject to availability which means you might not get your first choice of color/style but we’ll do our best. Please follow the contest rules or you will be disqualified and we will feel super bad for you. Be nice to strangers. Clean your smartphone. Don’t drink spiked eggnog then tweet.
Thanks to Sharper Image for sponsoring this year’s holiday tech gift guide. All picks have been determined by our editorial staff; there is no compensation in exchange for recommendations. Some picks may contain affiliate program links including Amazon and Reward Style.