With so many electronics gifts to choose from, finding the right one for her can be challenging. If you’re not sure where to begin, consider these gifts listed below. If you’re stumped, start by considering her lifestyle and interests. For example, if she’s into fitness, a new activity tracker could be the right gift. Bluetooth headphones are an option for the music lover in your life. If she enjoys watching movies and TV shows but wants more control over the content, surprise her with the latest Roku.
1. Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is a streaming media stick that provides instant access to a large selection of channels and apps. Popular examples include YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, NBC and Amazon Video. All it takes is a simple voice command, such as “launch Netflix,” to get started.
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2. Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Activity Tracker
We all know that good posture is essential, but it can be tough to remember to stand or sit straight throughout the day. Poor posture can lead to back pain along with other aches throughout the body. This small and lightweight device sits just underneath the collarbone and sends gentle vibrations as a reminder to stand or sit up straighter. It’s also a fitness tracker and notes the total steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled throughout the day. Angle displacement technology calibrates good posture and is able to accurately measure when the body begins to slouch.
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3. Apple MacBook Pro
You can certainly find cheaper laptops on the market, but this 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro makes a fine gift choice for anyone seeking a blend of performance, power and overall quality. Highlights include a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz and 256GB SSD storage. A touch bar and touch ID make for a more user-friendly experience. The display features LED backlighting and a high contrast ratio for realistic pictures and vibrant details. If a desktop is more her style, consider the 21.5-inch Apple iMac.
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4. iRobot Roomba 960
Sitting just below the top-level iRobot Roomba 980 in terms of price and performance, the iRobot Roomba 960 offers a well-rounded balance of performance and the latest features for tackling most household cleaning demands. Unlike its lower-priced siblings, this vacuum automatically recharges then resumes cleaning where it left off. It’s also equipped with visual navigation technology for an entire level, a feature only shared with the iRobot Roomba 980. There’s also a high-efficiency filter and WiFi connectivity.
If you’re shopping on a tight budget or simply don’t need quite as much power and performance, consider the base model iRobot Roomba 614 or the iRobot Roomba 690, the lowest-priced iRobot Roomba model with WiFi connectivity.
5. Epson FastFoto FF-640 Photo Scanning System
Thousands of photos can be scanned quickly with this scanner, which can scan pictures up to one photo each second. From small pictures that fit into a wallet to panoramic photos, this scanner accepts photos of all sizes. Pictures are scanned up to 600 dpi to ensure the highest quality. Features such as smart photo fix technology, color enhancements, and red-eye reduction help make older or lower quality pictures look their best. Once the photos are scanned, it’s easy to create displays, slideshows, and more.
6. Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch
The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch offers heat rate monitoring, personal coaching and more in a sleek, stylish design. A built-in GPS is included for tracking specific workouts such as runs, bike rides and hikes. Once the workout is finished, a complete performance summary provides the total elevation, split times and other helpful information. The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is water-resistant. It’s also compatible with Bluetooth headphones and can store and play music. The watch comes in a variety of colors and includes both a large and small wristband in each package.
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7. Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation)
Nest is a feature-rich programmable thermostat that can help save energy around the house. Farsight technology allows the thermostat to light up when it senses someone coming, at which point it displays the time or temperature. Once it learns its owner’s behavior, which takes about a week on average, Nest programs itself to ensure optimal efficiency and energy savings around the home. Users can easily check their energy history via the Nest app. The device can be controlled from just about anywhere using a laptop, phone, or tablet.
8. Acer Chromebook R 11
The budget-friendly Acer Chromebook R 11 offers a battery life of up to 10 hours per charge, along with an 11.6-inch HD widescreen display and a touch screen. There’s also an LED backlit display and 4GB onboard memory. Paired with the Chrome OS, the Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor is plenty for basic tasks such as browsing the web and checking email.
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Price: $283.97 (5 percent off MSRP)
9. Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones
These wireless Bose headphones offer high-quality sound and easy connectivity to a variety of devices with Bluetooth and NFC pairing. To pair devices or control music, users can simply provide voice prompts and commands. The headphones also come with a lithium-ion battery for up to 20 hours of playtime before needing to be recharged. A noise-adjusting microphone ensures clear calls even in noisy environments. A soft headband material makes these noise-cancelling headphones comfortable enough to wear for long stretches of time.
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Price: $329.00 (6 percent off MSRP)
10. Echo Spot
The all-new Echo Spot is set to be released on December 19, 2017. You can pre-order now to make sure she gets the gift on time. The Echo Spot is similar to the popular Echo Dot yet also includes a screen. Users can monitor cameras around the house, make video calls, create shopping lists, view weather forecasts and more via the screen. A built-in speaker lets her play her favorite songs. Echo Spot is connected to Alexa voice service for hands-free operation.
Check out other members of the Echo and Alexa family if you need a gift sooner.