Valentine’s Day is this Friday and if you’re without a gift for your beloved, here are 16 gift suggestions that the tech savvy and even non-tech savvy will appreciate. From new tech, tech accessories, fashion finds to keep them cozy through this seemingly neverending winter, and new cookbooks to warm hearts and souls, there are no shortage of gift ideas that can be procured thanks to Amazon Prime in time for gift giving on Friday.
Mr. Beams Lantern with USB Charger
Nothing says “I love you” like a LED lantern that charges your electrical devices on D batteries at the same time. As a family who camps and has had our fair share of power outages, Mr. Beams UltraBright LED Lantern with USB Charger ($39.99) is a must have. It’s weatherproof, energy efficient, is highly portable so it can be used anywhere, and features a night light mode for a dimmer glow. It can provide 30 hours of light,15 hours of light plus three full iPhone charges, or 10 hours of light plus 4 full iPhone charges.
Dyson DC59 Animal
Nothing says “I love you” like clean floors that you didn’t have to clean, especially if they’re cleaned with a Dyson with a V6 motor. The Dyson DC59 Animal ($499) features suction usually reserved for corded vacuums thanks to the V6 motor that spins at a rate of 110,000 times a minute, or three times faster than conventional motors. Dysons are beautifully designed engineering marvels that make a great gift for geeky husbands who happen to love clean floors.
Ultimate Ears Mini Boom
Nothing says “I love you” like great sound and not all wireless portable Bluetooth speakers are created equally. Out of the many that I’ve received for testing, the Ultimate Ears Mini Boom is my personal choice for my Valentine’s Gift Guide because it features 10 hours of battery life, can stream music via a Bluetooth device that’s over 50 feet away, and fits in the palm of your hand. I also love that you can wirelessly connect two Mini Booms for double the sound.
Jackery Bar Portable Charger
Nothing says “I love you” like giving a loved one the gift of power especially if they’re prone to running in the red and being out of battery when it’s most important to call or text. The Jackery Bar is currently a steal from Amazon where the normal price of $89.95 is currently $29.95! I love this very portable charger because it provides six hours of extra charge time and barely takes up any room in my already device filled bag or my husband’s tech heavy backpack.
Wireless Solar Keyboard
Nothing says “I love you” to someone who loves their tech as much as they love taking care of the Earth than with Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard ($79.99). Powered by low light, lamp light, and the sunlight, this incredible keyboard is designed to work with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad for at least three months when fully charged, even in total darkness.
Nothing says “I love you” like the right accessories for your new tech. Here are my picks for best tech accessories for Valentine’s Day:
Snugg Wallet Cases for Surface 2
As a Windows Champion, I recently received an upgrade of my Surface RT to a Surface 2 with a Type Keyboard and have been in need of a slim case that would fit both the tablet and the keyboard. The Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Wallet Case ($29.99) is made of supple leather, fits both like a glove, provides protection on all sides when carried in an oversized handbag, and yet is affordably priced. Snugg also makes cases for Macs, Kindles, iPads, and other tablets.
OtterBox to fit every iPhone user
To be able to select a proper case for any smartphone user, you have to know how they use their phone. Over the holidays my parents upgraded to iPhone 5s from the flip phone world (gasp!) but I knew that not one case would fit both. My dad needed a rugged case that could withstand possibly being dropped while he runs up and down the field officiating soccer or field hockey games and the hazards of any at-home construction projects. My mom tends to carry her phone in her purse or in her hand or pocket when on walks with friends and needed a protective slim case. For both, OtterBox was the clear choice. My dad was the recipient of a Preserver ($89.99) because it provides watertight protection and is also dust and drop proof. I had a hard time deciding between the Wallet ($44.95) and Reflex ($34.95) cases but in the end, Reflex won out for my mom because it was just a tad slimmer than the Wallet which would have been a great choice for holding a credit card and her ID on her walks.
Kindle Fire HDX with a Personalized Case for book lovers
If your beloved one loves to read but tends to bring a couple different books with them wherever they go, lighten their load with the new Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet (starting at $199) is a great gift. The newest Kindle features a crisp screen thanks to high pixel density, boasts the fastest processer on a 7” tablet, a Mayday button for instant access to technical support, built in productivity tools like Office, email, and calendar through Gmail, Outlook, etc., and the ability to play apps, games, and movies! For a more thoughtful gift, order your Kindle Fire HDX and create a personalized origami case ($34.99) featuring a photo of your choice to go on it.
Logitech Harmony Smart Remote Control
End the fight over the remote control by turning every smartphone in your home into a remote control thanks to the Harmony App that’s designed to be used with your Logitech Harmony Smart Control ($129.99). Just download the app to your iPhone or Android device to have your smartphone communicate with the Harmony Hub via your home wifi. Create an account, tell your Harmony Hub what kind of devices you have in your home and the app automatically checks for compatibility. You can program One Touch to turn on your tv, cable box, and sets the correct input on your TV, watch favorite channels, or set up gaming systems.
Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard for Mac, PCs, and Android devices
In our home we have Macs, PCs, iPhones, and Android devices so having a keyboard that works seamlessly with our different kinds of technology is genius. That’s why we like the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 ($99.99). Plus it’s slim, stylish with it’s brushed aluminum finish, and has bright backlit keys. So get rid of all those other keyboards that only work with one platform and upgrade to one that works with all to reduce the clutter and streamline your tech.
Nothing says “I love you” like great food. My picks for cookbooks include:
- The Paleo Slow Cooker ($27) for tasty healthy cooking done in your slow cooker.
- The Soupmaker’s Kitchen ($24.99) that’s a great soup bible for this seemingly endless winter we’re having.
- Nutella- The 30 Best Recipes ($10.95) for some sweet treats featuring everyone’s favorite chocolate hazelnut spread!
Nothing says “I love you” like cozy gifts! Keep her warm with:
- Fur booties from Pottery Barn Teen ($28.99). Little Miss Techie got a pair for Christmas and if they were appropriate for school, she’d wear them there if she could. She adores these furry white Polar Bear boots as slippers and so does her brother who wishes he had his own!
- Secret Sweater to provide an extra layer of warmth. Cold conference rooms and planes are my nemesis and they’ve finally met their match with the Secret Sweater ($39.95), a packable secret layering piece that can be worn under jackets or on it’s own to provide just enough warmth but without any bulk. It’s machine washable but comes with a little pouch so you can stash it in your bag without it getting dirty when you’re on the go.
- Jijamas super soft Pima cotton pajamas. I love a luxurious pair of pajamas that are soft, stylish, and anything but frumpy and my new favorites are Jijamas ($90) because they’re more like loungewear and remind me of the highest end robes in spas and luxury hotels. With four styles to choose from- The Soul Mate, The Therapist, and The Better Half, there’s a set of Jijamas for everyone!
Looking for red tech accessories? Here are 14 more items to choose from! Click on the link below to read my Babble post to spice up your tech beyond basic black with red for Valentine’s Day!
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