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.



Holiday tech deals: UE Urban Ears Boom 2 wireless, waterproof speaker on sale at a great price

UE Boom 2 Wireless Speaker

($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.


Holiday tech deals: Apple Watch Series 1 on sale in colors including rose gold

Apple Watch Series 1

($199, Target. Regularly $269)

A great deal on the watch we’ve learned we can’t live without. Also available in rose gold or a handsome gold case with concrete sports band. Ooh.

Related: My holiday wishlist: 5 great gifts on sale so I won’t feel as guilty asking for them.


Holiday tech deals: The new PBS Kids Playtime Android Tablet comes preloaded with educational apps, videos, and is fully Google Play compatible

PBS Kids Playtime Pad Tablet

($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.


Holiday tech deals: Apple music subscriptions for the family

12-month Apple Music Membership

(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.



Holiday tech deals: Bose Soundtrue Headphones on sale for the holidays!

Bose True Sound Headphones

($99.99, Best Buy. Regularly $179.99)

Bose, baby! And terrific deal.


Holiday tech deals: SwissGear laptop backpack is deeply discounted right now!

SwissGear 18″ Laptop Backpack

($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.


Holiday tech deals: Fujifilm Instax 8 Cameras on sale

Fujifilm Instax Mini in Pink or White 

($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.



Holiday tech deals: The Panasonic High-Power Blender is the most technologically advanced we've ever tried

Panasonic MX-ZX 1800 High Speed Blender

($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.


Holiday tech deals: Jackery Pop portable charger is an all-time fave and now on sale!

Jackery Pop Portable Charger

($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.

Holiday tech deals: Nespresso Vertuoline Brewer

Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Brewer

($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.


A helpful review of the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam for kids

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

($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.

Holiday tech deals: Sonos audio system components on sale, all $30-50 off for the holidays

Sonos Home Audio System Components

($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.


Holiday tech deals: GoPro Hero Sessions bundle on sale for the holidays

Go Pro Hero 4 Session Bundle

($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.


Related: 28 cool tech stocking stuffers we adore

Holiday tech deals: XBox ONE Minecraft Bundles on sale for the holidays

XBox One S 500GB Minecraft Favorites Bundle

($249.99 plus free $30 gift card, Target. Regularly $299.99)

Terrific deal on one of the gifts our kids are all begging for.


Holiday tech deals: Anker Powerdrive Dual USB car charger on sale for the holidays

Anker Quick Charge Dual USB Car Charger

($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.


Holiday tech deals: Lizard hybrid Boostcase on huge sale right now at Barney's! Chic and practical

Lizard iPhone 6/6S Boostcase

($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.

Related: 10 stylish holiday tech gifts for the fashionista


Holiday tech deals: Microsoft Surface Pro on sale now

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128GB

($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.


Holiday tech deals: Fitbit Flex on sale in pink or slate grey

Fitbit Flex in Pink or Slate Grey

($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!


Holiday tech deals Ozobot award-winning coding toy is deeply discounted if you hurry!

Ozobot Evo STEM Robot Toy Starter Pack

($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.

Related: 12 of the coolest educational tech toys for kids






Holiday tech deals: Harman/Kardon mini speaker in three colors, on sale for the holidays

Harman/Kardon Portable Onyx Mini Speaker

($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.



Amazing holiday tech deals: Logitech Harmony customizable universal remote is a fabulous product at a seriously great limited time deal

Logitech Harmony Ultimate One Universal Remote with Customizable Touch Screen Control

($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.


Holiday tech deals: We found a 1-year digital AND print subscription to Vanity fair for just $5!

One-Year Digital and Print Subscription to Vanity Fair

($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

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).

2. Like Cool Mom Picks on Facebook AND share a link to this post on your feed. Make sure to send your link (or screenshot if it’s a private update) to with CMT CONTEST in the subject to be entered. You can get up to 7 additional entries (one for every post in our tech gift guide).

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