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 so get on it.
And lucky Hanukkah shoppers — if you’re giving eight gifts over eight crazy nights, you could save a bunch from some retailers by having yours shipped for a post-December 25 delivery.
Don’t miss our big CMT Holiday Gift Guide giveaway! Details below.
Spoiler alert: You can win an iPad.
NOTE: CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. At the time of posting, all products listed here are in stock, prices are accurate, and delivery dates are available before Xmas.
($129.99, Target. Regularly $199.99)
Fabulous Bluetooth speaker that’s waterproof too, with booming sound that you wouldn’t expect from the slim profile.
($69, Best Buy. Regularly $79)
The brand new Android tablet made just for preschoolers from the folks at PBS Kids with the help of Ematic provides full Google Play compatibility (yay!), front and back cameras, plus 120 kid-friendly educational videos and more than two dozen PBS Kids apps. Plus it’s durable, as it should be.
(3 months free then $9.99/month, Apple)
Hey, it’s now on Android and PC too! Also check out special deals on family or college student memberships.
($99.99, Best Buy. Regularly $179.99)
Bose, baby! And terrific deal.
($39.19, eBags. Regularly $99)
Phenomenal tech deal on this smart, practical, highly rated laptop backpack complete with padded compartments for a laptop and tablet. (Just know that there’s a typo in the description; it actually accomodates at 17″ laptop.) Check the site for big savings on lots of other SwissGear styles too.
($51.95; B&H Photo. Regularly $66.95 )
A fave with our kids — and the adults too. Other colors also on sale but these two score the biggest discounts.
($236.88, Amazon. Regularly $599)
Earlier this year, we absolutely fell in love with what we called the most technologically advanced blender we’d ever seen. And now that the price has dropped extraordinarily so that mere mortals can afford it, grab it while you can. You will not regret it.
($13.59, Amazon. Regularly $19.99)
Jackery always makes our list of the very best portable chargers and we rarely leave home without ours. At this limited-time price, grab a few and give them to everyone you know with a phone or tablet.
($186.99, Macy’s. Regularly $249)
Sweet deal on a great gift, especially for singles or families who don’t have lots of regular coffee drinkers. And we like the Nespresso pod recycling program.
($32.49, Target or at Amazon. Regularly $59.99)
We reviewed the Kidizoom Action Camera last summer; check out why we think it’s still a great gift for your future filmmakers and active kids. Check both sites to see who’s offering the best price right now.
($30-50 off every component, Sonos)
If you’re finally commited to hooking up the home with a Sonos system or adding to the one you’ve got, the saving adds up. Each PLAY:1, PLAY:3, AND PLAY:5 speaker is $30 off, while you save $50 off the outstanding Sonos PLAYBAR for your home theater, or the SUB subwoofer.
($199.99, Target. Regularly $249.99)
We are absolutely in love with ours (we even shot our Parrot Mini Drone unboxing video with it!) and we think active families will love using it over and over.
($249.99 plus free $30 gift card, Target. Regularly $299.99)
Terrific deal on one of the gifts our kids are all begging for.
($16.97, Amazon. Regularly $39.99)
This is a one-day flash-deal on a terrific little tech must-have so hurry! It will still probably be discounted on Amazon this week, but not by this much.
($297 plus additional 10% off sale styles, Barney’s. Regularly $495.)
If you’re shopping for a fashionista with a practical streak, we adore this swanky leather hybrid power case that comes with an attachable battery sleeve for one chic phone charge.
($799, Target. Regularly $999)
This two-in-one PC tablet is a huge hit, and with rumors of the Pro 5 coming soon, it’s a great time to get the 4 for a steal.
($59.99, Kohl’s, Regularly $99)
The lowest price we’ve seen on these is $10 more on the popular fitness tracker, so sweet deal for helping someone with their New Year’s fitness resolutions. Thanks, Kohl’s!
($66 for a limited time on Ozobot with code OzoHoliday30 plus reduced expedited shipping; after that find it for $84.95 on Amazon through the link above with free ship. Regularly $99.99.)
Our editors named the Ozobot one of or the top coolest tech toys of 2015, and this year’s starter pack makes the 2016 list. In white or black, the little guy teaches tweens, teens or even adults to code using markers and paper. Really. Or use the remote control mode through the app and it becomes your little electronic pet.
($79.99, Best Buy. Regularly $199.99)
In black, blue or grey, sweet deal on this excellent speaker that’s as useful for streaming music or the morning news, or taking conference calls.
($79.99, Amazon. List price $249)
Truly one of the best. And wow, what a deal! But it’s only for a limited time. If you miss this, also check out the Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote at Best Buy for $99, reduced from $299.
($5, Vanity Fair. Regularly a lot more)
Thanks in part to a critical restaurant review that got…let’s say, a lot of attention this past week, you can subscribe through this link to receive a year’s worth of of our favorite pedicure reads for a paltry $5. You’ll get access to amazing writing and photography each month both in print and digitally, so you can read through your iOS or Android Newsstand app. Get one for yourself, and while you’re there, scroll down and check the box to gift a second subscription at the same price. Sweet!
Whoo! The Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Guide Giveaway
We’re so excited to give away a 32G iPad Air 2 (WiFi only) to one lucky winner!
To enter for a chance to win:
1. Subscribe to Cool Mom Tech. If you’re already a subscriber, leave us a comment telling us that you are. (Be sure to use the same email that you subscribed with so we can double-check. Don’t worry, no one can see it but us.)
For additional entries:
1. Follow Cool Mom Tech on Twitter AND tweet a link to this post with the hashtag #CMTHoliday. Be sure to tweet something fun, like “I am LOVING this year’s @coolmomtech #CMTHoliday guide LINK!” Hey, you can even share your favorite gift idea seen here. You can get up to 7 additional entries (one for every post in our tech gift guide).
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Contest ends at 11:59 pm PST on December 26, 2016. Void where prohibited. US only please, 18+, see our general contest and giveaway rules for other details. Good luck!
Visit all our holiday tech guide posts:
* 12 of the coolest educational tech toys for kids
* 15 custom photo gifts to make your friends and family swoon
* 15 awesome travel tech gifts for the frequent flyer or weekend warrior
* 10 stylish holiday tech gifts for the fashionista
* 24 of the coolest geeky gifts for kids and teens to keep the holidays nerdy and bright
* 28 seriously cool tech stocking stuffers for everyone on your list
* 22 fantastic holiday tech deals to reward you last-minute shoppers