ear bud holder, The Container Store

High Tech Gifts (Day 6), 12 Days of Shopping

High Tech Gifts for Moms, Dads and Kids

My post for high tech gifts from last year includes the Kindle Fire and iPhone and iPad cases. Capability:Mom has low tech gift ideas as well.


High Tech Gifts for Kids

Earbud Holder from The Container Store, $4

This handy contraption keeps ear buds untangled and easy to find because it attaches to your phone or phone case. I think this might be the perfect stocking stuffer for all ages!

ear bud holder, The Container Store


Phone Dock Clock and Alarm, $40

My oldest could use a docking station to recharge her iPhone that also doubles as an alarm clock to wake up for school. I saw it in fun neon colors in magazines as well.

Logitech Washable Keyboard, $40

If your kids use a computer and eat near it, this is worth the money. Not only will you be able to remove the sticky, icky mess they leave behind, but it is also spill proof.


High Tech Gifts for Moms

2600mah Aluminum Tubes Cylindrical Mobile Power for iPhone, $16

This is a nice gizmo for a stocking stuffer! A battery with a USB plug on it that fits in your purse for charging your phone when you aren’t around any outlets for a long time. Genius! It’s on sale for $7.22 here.

Magnet that Plays Video, $60

The Play Video Magnet is a lovely way to leave a message for loved ones on your fridge to make them smile,

play video fridge magnet

Touch Screen Gloves, $19

In New England, we need gloves for half the year so it’s nice to be able to keep them on in the cold when you need to use your smart phone.

touch screen gloves, iphone gloves, texting gloves for women


Instant Digital Camera with a built in printer, $160

It’s pricey but perfect for moms or mother-in-laws that are technology challenged or just need a quick polaroid for a project.




High Tech Gifts for the Family

Nikon Coolpix S01, $127 (regularly $180)

I’m always thinking I need a pocket size camera that takes better photos than my iPhone because I hate lugging around the big camera. This camera also takes HD video which is an added bonus. It’s pocket-size and easy to use. It’s either this one or the Samsung MV900F I think…

Samsung MV900F, $224 (regularly $350)

This camera also takes HD video but the big feature of this camera is that it rotates 180 degrees for easy self portraits. Not sure I need that but my kids would love that! It’s also designed for photo sharing with built-in Wi-Fi for easy uploading to your phone, computer, Facebook or whatever you want. A social media friendly camera!

Kindle Paperwhite, $112

With a 2 month battery life, this is a great eReader for those with a large library of ebooks.

Nook Simple Touch eReader , $81

Well priced with a steep discount, the Nook eReader is also easy to use with a 2 month battery life.

Boomz Audio Laptop Speakers, $30

This little speaker gives smart phones and tablet computers an audio boost at a nice price tag!


Braven 625S Portable Speaker, $150

A portable speaker turns your iPhone or iPod into an party. It’s compact at 6.3 x 1.8 x 2.5 inches too so it doesn’t take up much space making it perfect for the kitchen if you like a stereo while you cook. It won Travel and Leisure’s 2012 High Tech award.

Samsung Chrome Book,  $250

The perfect laptop for those of us who pretty much only use the web to do everything. And it updates automatically!

samsung chromebook, samsung chrome book

iPad Mini with Wi-Fi, $329 and up

We lost our iPad last year. I think my son left it as a restaurant. I refuse to replace it with another iPad but if I ever did, I’m tempted by the iPad mini. I especially love the Wi-Fi capability which would come in handy!

ipad mini, apple ipad mini

The 12 Days of Shopping

Saturday, December 1:  Make Your Own Gifts with granola two ways. Hers and Mine.

Sunday, December 2:  Kids Make Gifts Craft, Clove Fruit and Crafts.

Monday, December 3: Personalized Gifts, Hers and Mine.

Tuesday, December 4:  Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom

Wednesday, December 5:  Tutors/Teachers

Thursday, December 6:  High Tech/Low Tech

Friday, December 7:  Hostess/Doing Good

Saturday, December 8:  Sanitation Engineers, Mail CarriersHairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer

Sunday, December 9:  Husband, Me (Our Own  List), CapabilityMom’s List

Monday, December 10:  Cats/Dogs

Tuesday, December 11:  Quick Gifts from Whole Foods and Gourmet Food Store

Wednesday, December 12:  ’Cause I Am So Together,  Last Minute Home Made Gifts, Homemade Ornament Crafts for Kids and Capability:Mom’s Homemade Gift

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Love these – I am cutting and pasting your suggestions to my gift list – or is my family tech-y enough to just send them the link?
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  2. I love the washable keyboard idea!
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  3. Jeanette from Artchoo

    WANT the docking station. And who would have thought just a few years ago that you would be able to buy a laptop for $250. Wowza.
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  4. nicole

    oh my gosh i think i love them all. esp. the little battery charger. genius.

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  5. Asianmommy

    Really? Mobile power? Get out! I must have it!
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  6. Ann

    This is a great list, I love so many of the ideas! Wait, I mean I love ALL of them!!!
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