This holiday season, more so than ever before, the sheer amount of new gadgets and tech accessories on the market is overwhelming. That makes it extra difficult to choose the perfect gift for the woman in your life. That’s why we have come up with some gift suggestions designed for her. Whether she is a music lover, a gamer, or a busy mom – there is something on this list that will fit each one of these personalities.
Monster Inspiration Headphones
If she is passionate about music and fashion, look no further. Monster’s Inspiration headphones come with interchangeable headphones for extra flare. They also sound amazing and feature active noise cancellation for drowning out noisy environments. The headphones can be found at World Wide Stereo for around $227.
Portable wireless speakers have become all the rage and for good reason. One of the latest such Bluetooth speakers on the market is the Beats Pill with its unique pill shaped form-factor. The Beats Pill is small enough to throw in your purse yet it’s plenty powerful, making it highly desirable. It also comes in a choice of three colors – red, white, or black. The Beats Pill can be found at J&R Music for around $180.
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo latest video game console, the Wii U is one hot product that is super popular this holiday season season. To that effect, its preorders were sold out ages ago. But if you’re lucky enough to get a hold of one, she is sure to love it, even if she is just a casual gamer. Just do’t forget to throw in a copy of New Super Mario Bros. What girl can resist those two adorable plumbers? The Wii-U can be found at Meijer for $300
Nike+ Kinect Training
What’s better than buying her time with a personal trainer? Getting her unlimited time with a personal trainer at home. That is basically the premise of Nike+ Kinect Training. Designed to work with the Xbox 360 and Kinect, the “game” comes with a personal trainer that works around your schedule to whip you into shape. Nike Kinect can be found at Newegg for around $50.
Speaking of getting into shape. There is no reason why gadgets can’t make fitness fun, or even a bit competitive. Fitbit’s One is a pedometer-like device that tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. It even measures your sleep cycle. All of your fitness data gets synced up to the cloud where you can track it online or via a mobile app. You can also compare stats and goals with your friends. Fitbit can be found at Amazon for around $100.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Has she been dreaming of a new laptop? Then don’t just get her any old laptop, get her an Ultrabook and tablet all-in-one. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a 13″ convertible Ultrabook with a touchscreen, meaning it doubles as a tablet too! The Yoga comes running on a Core i5 or Core i7 processor for the ultimate performance on the go, and it also comes running the touch optimized Windows 8. The Yoga 13 can be found at Lenovo for $999.
Whether she is a photography enthusiast, or she is wanting to learn more about photography, Sony’s NEX-5R offers true DSLR quality without weighing down her bag. But not only does the NEX-5R offer amazing photo quality, this interchangeable lens camera also packs in some cutting edge digital camera features, including built-in Wi-Fi, fast hybrid autofocus, and cinematic 1080P video recording. Last but not least, the NEX-5R’s comes with a easy to use, touch based interface that helps you hone your photography skills. The Sony NEX-5R can be found at Beach Camera for $648.
If she enjoys reading magazines, catalogs, and books, than look no further than the Nook HD. For just $199, the Nook offers access to Barnes & Nobles vast catalog of reading materials. All which look fabulous on the Nook HD’s 7-inch 1440 x 900 resolution display with 243 PPI. The display is rich with vibrant colors and super sharp visuals. To top it all off, this tablet does a great job of playing back video, and it’s compatible with plenty of other apps and games too. The Nook HD can be found at Best Buy for $199.
There is no question about it – girls like personalizing their toys. And what better way to do that then with a case? Speck offers a fun selection of iPhone 5 and 4S cases, ranging from their sportier Burton line, to their colorful Flip-shell cases, to their more festive Holiday CandyShell Cases. All in all, there is something for everyone. Of course smartphone cases also make a great stocking stuffer. Speck Cases can be bought through Amazon. Prices will depend on the model you buy, but the range is from around $7-$30.
For more great gift ideas for her or him, check out Chip Chick’s 2012 holiday gift guides.
FatWallet Asks our Friends:
It’s been over a year now that we have been following Carley Knobloch, the creator of Digitwirl.com , a weekly web show that shares top tech tips, apps, gadgets to help people (moms) save time and money! We can’t help but feel happy when we see her upbeat, fun and informative videos arrive in our inbox each week, knowing there’s a golden nugget of goodness that’s sure simplify our lives inside!
As we were putting together this list of gadgets, we couldn’t help but think, “What would Carley want?” so we reached out to her and asked her to tell us what’s top on her wish list. Here’s what she’s hoping to get this year:
NextIssue Subscription — 70 magazines, unlimited back issues… all for one low monthly fee. I’m not sure there could be a more perfect gift… even if you only read one or two, it’s a good deal!
Fitbit Zip — If you’re not a crazy health nut, some of the wearable fitness devices can seem a bit… much. But the fitbit is penny-sized, and easy to clip to your track pants. Just wearing it makes me want to skip the elevator and take the stairs.
iPad Mini — It’s an iPad. But Mini. Enough said. Seriously, I’ve been dreaming of an iPad that felt lighter in my hand and tucked into my purse with ease. This is my dreams come true.
Beats Pill Speaker — Your device, turned up to 11. Now you can take music with you anywhere, and your instant party is stylish to boot. Just what the doctor ordered.