The holidays are a great time to show your appreciation for the women in your life, be it wife, mother, or just someone who means a lot. We’ve assembled a group of tech-oriented gifts aimed at making life easier and more fun for the 50+ woman in your life.
Vacuum Cleaner – Dyson V8 Absolute – This vacuum cleaner is powerful while cord and hassle free. The direct-drive cleaner head drives bristles deep into carpet to remove ground-in dirt and the soft roller cleaner head removes large debris and fine dirt from hard floors simultaneously. Whole-machine HEPA filtration captures allergens and expels cleaner air than the air you breathe. It also transforms into a handheld and extends to reach high places. Available for $600.
Jump Start Kit – Weego Jump Starter 44 – The Weego 44 guarantees peace of mind and eliminates the need for jumper cables, bulky jumper packs, or calling for a tow. It’s a versatile kit to keep in the car at all times that can jump start, charge, power, and light. Comprehensive safety protections will guide the user through a safe and simple jump and the USB charger automatically provides fast charging for all kinds of electronic devices, including laptops and camping equipment. It’s also water, dust, and dirt resistant and includes a LED flashlight that lasts up to 14 hours with strobe and SOS modes. Available for $150.
Smartphone – Moto Z Droid – Billed as the world’s thinnest premium smartphone, the Moto Z Droid will place a world of previously unimagined possibilities right in her pocket. 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 her multi-task like never before. And it’s all in a thin metal design with a stunning AMOLED display. Available for $625 and compatible only with the Verizon network.
Portable Soft Cooler – YETI Hopper 40 – Yeti has built an almost cult-like following among outdoors folks for its ice keeping coolers. Now, Yeti offers this shoulder strap soft version that she’ll be able to take to outdoor concerts, the beach, or a variety of other venues where a big luggable, or even wheeled cooler just doesn’t make sense. With a 40-liter capacity, it’s good to stock up for a couple of days on the road, knowing that if it’s kept closed the Yeti Ice packs will keep everything cold for the whole trip. Yes, it’s pricey, but given the job it does, we think it’s worth it. Available for $400.
Camping Chair – Therm-a-Rest Quadra Chair – This is a strong and sturdy camp chair in an easy-stow package. Weighing in at just under 3 lbs, the Quadra can accommodate up to 300 lbs while offering the height and depth of a much larger chair. It sets up in a flash and the mesh side pocket is the perfect storage spot for a book, phone, or beverage. And when it’s time to hit the trail, it packs right up into its own base. Available for $120.
Storage Cubes – eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes – This lightweight storage solution features a patent-pending spring-loaded mini framed design that helps the cube hold its shape while filling. The hypalon tug-tabs give her something to grip when closing the zipper and the silicon coating on the interior surface makes them easy to fill. Polyurethane coating on the exterior surface reduces shifting of cubes inside luggage and the nylon material is the optimum combination for durability and light weight. 7 piece set available for $75 in several color options.
Robot Vacuum – Deebot M85 – This cleaning machine features a self-emptying dustbin and mopping system along with Smart Navi Technology. The Deebot will clean the house to perfection with little to no human intervention. It does bare floors, carpets, and more. And you’ll be the hero who was able to give her the gift of more time to enjoy her home instead of cleaning it. Available for $405.
Smart Mirror – iHome iCVBT7 – This lighted mirror features a Bluetooth speaker so she can enjoy her favorite music as she prepares for the day. It’s also equipped with a USB port to charge mobile devices.The distortion free mirror has 1x and 7x magnifications and bright LEDs with high and low settings to provide natural looking light. She can stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth from her mobile device and the built-in mic, digital voice echo cancellation, and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. Available for $150.
Kitchen Scale – Drop Connected Kitchen Scale – A useful tool for any beginner or seasoned cook, Drop is a non-stick silicone connected kitchen scale. Drop pairs with a recipe app that features hundreds of step-by-step interactive recipes. It also provides information on simple ingredient substitutions and single-bowl recipes for less clean-up. And the auto progress and wireless button mean that there’s no need to touch screens with dirty fingers. Available for $80.
Portable Speaker – VAVA Voom 21 – This modern and exciting Bluetooth speaker brings the enjoyment of live music into her home. The Voom 21 is engineered to deliver the best sound possible with three distinct equalization modes and up to 10 hours of continuous audio playback on a single charge. And it doubles as a charger for smartphones or other mobile devices all in one stylish package. Available for $80.
Sunglasses – Tifosi Watkins Sunglasses – These prescription-compatible sunglasses feature Swivelink technology to adapt to any activity. They come with removable sport and lifestyle arms that can be easily swapped depending on the activity, so there’s no reason to switch between multiple pairs of eyewear. They’re lightweight and durable for all day comfort and have no-slip rubber nose and ear pieces. The lenses are polarized, scratch-resistant and shatterproof polycarbonate which have been optically decentered for optimal clarity. Available for $90.
Tablet – Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 – Built for ultra-fast performance, the sleek Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will let her take digital content wherever she goes. Photos and movies come to life on a crisp, clear Super AMOLED display, while expandable
memory will let her enjoy more of her favorite content without running out of storage space. Not only is the Galaxy Tab S2 powered by Android Marshmallow OS, but it also makes connecting and sharing between all Samsung devices easier than ever for a seamless user experience. Available for $430.
Sport Headphones – Kinivo BTH260 Wireless Sport Headphones – These headphones are built for active lifestyles and are guaranteed sweatproof. They feature a sleek design and secure fit with Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless music, hands-free calling, and a noise-cancelling microphone. The battery lasts for up to 25 hours and can be fully charged in under 3 hours. Available for $45.
Convertible Computer – HP Spectre x2 – Brilliant design is about getting the best of both worlds, with none of the limitations. HP’s thinnest detachable yet spares nothing – it’s durable, stylish, and powered to boost productivity as both a PC and a tablet. The durable stainless steel kickstand rotates 150 degrees to adjust smoothly to any viewing angle while maintaining a full-sized keyboard and trackpad. The Spectre x2 keyboard is only 5mm thick, but it delivers the same typing experience and comfortable key depth expected from a larger notebook. Available for $850 and up depending on options.
Multi-Cooker – Gourmia Sous Vide Multi Cooker – This revolutionary multi cooker will let her make delicious home cooked meals quickly and easily without all the fuss. It’s like an entire kitchen encompassed in one unit that lets you to choose from a variety of settings like sous vide, bake, rice, roast, yogurt, porridge, slow cook, saute, steam, and keep warm. And it includes a cookbook for ideas to get her started. Available for $130.
Fabric Sanitizer – Raycop RS2 – Help her keep her home clean with patented RayClean technology that effectively removes dust mite matters, pollens, and 99% of common bacteria from virtually any fabric surface. The UV sanitizer uses a powerful UV lamp with a wavelength calibrated to effectively eliminate over 99% of bacteria from fabric surfaces throughout the home. The pulsating pads vibrate between 4,600-5,000 times per minute to agitate and loosen household dust, dirt, and dust mite matter to remove dust and allergens 3 times better than a regular vacuum cleaner. Available for $350.
Fitness Tracker – Garmin Vivomove – Whether she takes her steps in six inch heels or gym shoes, this fitness tracker will give her the luxury of all-day activity tracking without sacrificing style. In addition to time, her step progress will be tracked throughout the day and can be seen on the watch face. The red move bar builds with every 15 minutes of inactivity until she resets it by walking for a couple of minutes. The watch can be styled with a variety of interchangeable bands ranging from casual to upscale options. Available for $150.
Decorating Toolkit – Black+Decker MarkIT Picture Hanging Tool – With this tool she’ll hang every picture right the first time with just one tool and one hole in the wall. It features a built-in bubble level and works on both single and dual mount frames. MarkIT helps to perfectly place each frame, mark where the hardware should go, and hang even large pictures with ease. Available for $15.
Smartwatch – Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Smartwatch – This digital display connects seamlessly to smartphones and features touchscreen functionality, including customizable faces. Strapped in rich leather, this fashionable timepiece tracks everything from daily steps to calories and can alert her of incoming calls and texts. And the built-in microphone and speaker will allow her to do a variety of tasks using just her voice. The Q Wander will stay charged for up to 24 hours (based on usage) with the magnetic wireless charger. Available for $295.
Toaster – Gourmia See-Through Toaster – You might think that a toaster would be a pretty easy appliance to get right. Well, in our experience that’s not always so. Too light, too dark, with bagels, too tough. But this toaster from Gournia has a glass see through window so she’ll know for herself if she’s getting the toast she expected. It has two extra-wide slots so it will easily swallow bagels and English muffins and features multiple toast settings as well as adjustable temperature controls. Available for $50.