It’s a challenge to find the right gifts for your adult children or, in some cases, grandchildren. What can you find that’s useful and acknowledges their stage in life which sometimes means families of their own? We’ve found some tech-oriented gifts we think they’ll appreciate.
Hybrid Computer – Lenovo Yoga Book – Mobile productivity enters a new era with the Lenovo Yoga Book, a 2-in-1 tablet like none you’ve seen before. This tablet will let your kid make notes or sketches using a stylus with real ink and type on the Halo keyboard that appears when you need it – and vanishes when you don’t. They’ll be able to get things done on the tablet’s custom version of Android that will let them be productive like never before. Thin, light, and stylish, Yoga Book will set their imagination free – anytime, anywhere. Available for $500.
Hi-Res Audio Player – Sony Walkman NW-A20 Series – This audio player’s sleek design is perfect for the young adult who appreciates the difference between MP3 music and hi-res audio. It comes with premium noise-cancelling headphones that will do justice to the music player’s high resolution output. They’ll be able to hear every note at the highest quality possible and can add an SD card to store all of their favorite music on the go. Available in 32GB for $320 and 64GB for $400.
Mobile Scanner – Visioneer RoadWarrior X3 – This mobile scanner is a great scanning solution for users who need to scan a wide variety of documents regardless of where they are. It helps bring information and disconnected mobile workers together, ultimately improving collaboration and overall business processes in a lightweight portable scanner that is the size
of a rolled up magazine, making it easy to pack away in a laptop bag. It’s powered by a USB port so they can scan anywhere – even when AC power is unavailable. Great for the kid who is a small business owner or self-employed. Available for $70.
HDTV Antenna – Antop Paper Thin AT-100 Indoor HDTV Antenna – As more people of all ages forgo traditional cable television, an HDTV antenna is a great way to supplement streaming channels and other emerging forms of entertainment. This antenna will allow your offspring to enjoy shows from their favorite free broadcast over the air networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and more without a subscription or monthly fee. This version is compact and aesthetically pleasing, making it ideal for any living space. Available for $34.
Personal Cooler – YETI Hopper Flip 12 – This is a leakproof, tough-as-nails, carry-the-day soft cooler. Yeti has a legendary reputation for keeping food and drink colder and longer than almost anyone else. The Hopper Flip 12 can withstand serious abuse, even with everyday use. Its wide-mouth opening makes for easy loading and access to food and drinks. Plus, its compact, cubed body allows for ultimate portability, never slowing them down. It’s the only personal cooler that’s game for full days in the tree stand, afternoons on the water, or whatever else your adventurous kid is up to. Available for $280.
Wireless Keyboard – Logitech Wireless Touch K400 Plus – Switching from work to play shouldn’t be a challenge. This keyboard with built-in touchpad will allow your millennial to navigate a TV-connected computer from the couch without needing to continually jump up and down. It has a range of over 30ft and is media-friendly. Available for $40.
Headphones – BiGR Audio Elements Headphones – These stylish headphones featuring natural wood earcups reach excellent noise canceling levels while pumping out stadium sound with 40mm drivers. Plush ear cushions covered with ultra-soft breathable materials will keep them cool and comfortable. They come with a cable with built-in call answer button and microphone so they can easily stop and start phone calls while listening to their favorite music. The bamboo case features beautiful design that’s all natural fiber and rigid construction for enhanced protection. Available for $140.
Smartphone – Moto Z Force Droid – Boasting a guaranteed shatter-proof display, the Moto Z Force Droid is a smartphone with serious possibilities. Interchangeable Moto Mods snap on to quickly transform the phone into a movie projector, boombox, or battery powerhouse. The full day’s battery power, quick charging TurboPower, and efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor will help your offspring multi-task like never before. And it’s all in a thin metal design with a stunning AMOLED display. Available for $720 and is compatible only with the Verizon network.
Sport Earbuds – Jabra Sport Coach – These are more than just earbuds – they’re the world’s first sports headphones with automatic rep counting for the gym-loving young adult in your life. The built-in TrackFit motion sensor tracks every move to provide extra motivation, count reps, guide through circuits, and enhance performance. They also feature superior sound quality with passive noise cancellation and enhanced bass. Available for $120.
Wireless Headphones – Rowkin Mini – This is the smallest Bluetooth headset on the market and is a truly wireless experience. With the compact conductive portable charging system, these earbuds will never run out of battery and the dual-function portable charger allows both wireless earbuds to be charged up to 15 times and serves as a power bank for other mobile devices. The WaterSafe nano coating makes them sweat proof and water resistant and they’re compatible with most Bluetooth devices, including smartphones and tablets. Available for $110.00.
Hybrid Smartwatch – Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Stainless Steel Smartwatch – We know a lot of millennials don’t wear watches. But that might change with this yacht-inspired hybrid smartwatch that blends analog design with smart connectivity. It’s always on and connected with a battery life up to six months. The watch uses Bluetooth technology to receive smartphone notifications and accomplish daily fitness goals. Your youngster will also be able to set alarms, view 24-hour time, compare time in multiple time zones, and track everything from steps to sleep. And the Fossil Q app can help to take a photo, control music, or find their smartphone with a press of the bottom pusher. Available for $195.
Bluetooth Speaker – iHome iBT84 – Your kid will be the life of the party with this wireless speaker that lets them stream music wirelessly from their smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled
device. The device features two stereo drives for rich, detailed sound and an aux-in jack that plays audio from any device equipped with a headphone jack. There’s even a color changing mode for fun, fabulous color effects which can be controlled via free app. Available for $70.
Webcam – Logitech C922 Pro Stream – Great for your gamer kid, this webcam will connect with superior clarity every time they go live on channels like Twitch and YouTube. They’ll be able to stream anything they want in a variety of streaming qualities and even full HD. They’ll even be able to interact with their audience live. Available for $100.
Laptop Backpack – eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack – eBags has taken a different point of view when it comes to a laptop backpack. Gone are the bungee cords, exterior mesh pockets, carabineer clips, and all of the other outdoor/sports bling that has no place in a professional setting. The Professional Slim Laptop Backpack fits a professional dress code and doesn’t look out of place in an office setting, despite being a backpack. Isolated rapid-access compartments protect laptops and tablets, sequester printed materials, and force organization by eliminating clutter zones all in a package that defies its cubic inch capacity. Available for $99.
Minimalist Speaker – Tivoli Audio CUBE – Simple, stylish, and compact, the CUBE mixes style and sound into a compact and high-quality package. The CUBE will heighten your young adult’s home décor with elegant fabrics and wood veneers. High-quality audio meets new technology, allowing this wireless speaker to connect as a stereo pair or into countless combinations with any ART by Tivoli Audio devices. It works right out of the box as a Bluetooth speaker or with the Tivoli app for additional features. Available for $200.
Camping Stove Kit – MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit – Great for any camping enthusiast, the PocketRocket stove weighs just over 3 oz and can boil a liter of water in less than 4 minutes. The stove is simple to operate with no priming, preheating, or pressurizing required. Simply screw it onto the canister, turn it on, light, and start cooking. It features a fully adjustable flame and the control valve is easy to operate, even with gloved hands. The minimalist, nesting cookset includes a 2-liter hard-anodized pot, a strainer pot lid, 2 deep bowls, 2 insulated mugs, an integrated pot handle, and 2 folding sporks. Available for $100.
Water Bottle – Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter – Simple and easy to use, the pump-free Meta Bottle + Microfilte combines a personal water bottle with a backcountry-ready water filter for hassle-free hydration. Filtering water is as easy as scoop, close, and sip, delivering refreshment from deep in the woods to far-flung adventure destinations. The microfilter is easy to clean with a tool-free, shake to clean design and lasts for up to 1,000 liters of water. Available for $50.
Fitness Tracker – Fitbit Charge 2 – This fitness tracker features PurePulse continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking to better measure calorie burn all day. Your millennial will be able to maximize workouts using simplified heart rate zones and get a better understanding of their fitness level with a personalized cardio fitness score. They’ll also be able to see call, text, and calendar notifications on the OLED display and automatically track how long and how well they sleep and wake with a silent vibrating alarm. Available for $150.
Hard Floor Mopping Robot – iRobot Braava Jet Mopping Robot – The chances are that your adult child is no happier about mopping the floors than you are. So why not get your offspring a robot that makes short work of kitchens, bathrooms, and other hard surfaces. It uses three different kinds of cleaning pads, a wet mopping pad, a damp sweeping pad, or a dry sweeping pad. The robot is smart enough to know how to operate for each kind of pad. When Braava jet is finished cleaning, users don’t have to worry about touching the dirty cleaning pads – simply place the robot over a waste basket and hit the ‘eject’ button to drop the pad into the trash. Available for $199.