As technology advances, it continues to be a trend in every aspect of our lives — and the holidays are no exception. In fact, researchers have predicted that Americans will spend $34.2 billion on technology this holiday season. You can avoid the commotion and make your holiday shopping easier by knowing exactly what to get your loved ones. Still need gift ideas for the techie in your life? Here are a few suggestions to make holiday shopping a breeze:
Wearable Accessories: It’s no secret that wearables are a huge trend in technology right now. Smartwatches may be the most popular, but they’re not the only wearables out there. Wearables come in all shapes, sizes and colors — making them a versatile gift. Want to mix it up? Try the stylish wearable rings from Ringly. These cute rings use Bluetooth technology to connect with your phone and receive notifications by vibrating or flashing lights. This gift is sure to be a hit with the tech-loving lady in your life.
Smartphone Printer: Give a gift that can turn smartphone pictures into something more. Smartphone printers provide a perfect way to share memories. Instead of letting pictures sit in the camera roll on your phone, you can now bring them to life. Our recommendation? The Fujifilm Instax Share. Simply download the INSTAX Share App, upload your images, and with a few taps, you’ll have pictures you can keep forever.
Tech Toys: Bring out the inner kid in your loved ones by giving them a tech toy this year—no matter how old they are. Tech toys — like a drone, robot or Hoverboard — will provide endless entertainment. Check out the BB-8 App-Enabled Droid. This Star Wars inspired robot features an adaptive personality that is controlled through voice commands. You can also download the app and watch the droid as it follows the movements of your finger, or set the droid to patrol and watch it move autonomously.
Touchjet Pond: The Touchjet Pond turns any flat surface (wall, ceiling, table) into a supersized 80” touchscreen. The best part? It has a built-in Android operating system, which means you can download the apps directly to the device itself — everything from Netflix and Skype to Angry Birds and Candy Crush. Whether you’re traveling, working on a business presentation, studying for school or looking for family-friendly entertainment, the Pond is the best gadget to give this holiday season.
What techie gift do you want this holiday season? Share your suggestions in the comments below.