Need some help shopping for that special lady in your life? Whether she’s mom, girlfriend, wife, or sister, these gadgets are perfect if you want to put a smile on her face during the holidays and beyond.
But before you read on for our hot list of gifts for her this season, make sure to enter our Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone giveaway below. The Nokia Lumia 1020 retails for $199 on contract at Best Buy, and it’s recognized for having the best camera of any smartphone on the market. Let’s just say that no one would complain about Santa leaving one for them under their tree, so why not try and win one for yourself?
Sony DSCQX100 20.2 MP Attachable Lens-Style Camera
The best part? The name itself is bigger than the gadget we’re talking about. It’s an ultraportable 20.2 MP camera shrunk down into the form of a detachable lens that can be paired with a smartphone. Easy to carry around, and perfect for turning smartphone pictures into high-quality images. The Sony DSCQX100 retails for $499.99.
Microsoft Surface 2
Easy – simply the best Windows 8 tablet on the market, from Microsoft themselves. The follow-up to the original Surface totes a 1080p display and 1080p front and rear cameras, and comes with either RT or 8.1. With a range of colored covers available and a price starting at $450, it’s hard to go wrong with the Surface 2.
It’s a video game console, but it’s aiming to be so much more. The home entertainment hub of the future is stacked, with brand new entertainment features added on to a new and improved Xbox Live service. Meanwhile, the super-personalized Xbox Fitness uses the Kinect to absorb tons of data about your workouts, to help keep you (specifically, you) in shape.
This lovely designer cover for the iPad Mini features rubber corners around the edges to make sure that any drops don’t do in your new tablet. It can also be used as a stand, and closes securely with a magnetic tab. This one’s going for $50.
JBL Charge Wireless Portable Speaker
There are few ways of taking music on the go better than the $150 JBL Charge right now. A powerful, bass-heavy portable Bluetooth speaker, the Charge won’t leave her worrying about charging the battery, either, thanks to a hefty 6,000 mAh battery that will keep it going for hours.
Many fitness trackers claim to be fashionable. Few succeed quite like the $100 Misfit Shine, a perfectly round pendant that can be purchased with a watch band or a necklace. Better still, it never needs to be charged, and looks so good, she’ll forget it’s helping her keep fit.
This season’s unsexy, practical pick, this Epson printer packs a ton of functionality – print, copy, scan, and fax – into a small, $230 package. Borderless high-quality photo printing and wireless printing directly from mobile devices make this a do-everything printer that won’t disappoint.
Speck FitFolio Carrying Case for iPad Mini
A sleek, plaid iPad Mini case that looks great while doing it all. A hard-shell frame is combined with a microsuede interior (for screen protection) and a vegan leather or fabric exterior, which can double as a stand. Can’t ask for a much better tablet case than that at $35.
Monster Diamond Tears Edge On-Ear Headphones
A girl’s best friend, right? These headphones have a diamond design on the ear cups, with powerful audio backed up by Monster’s proprietary audio drivers. An in-line microphone and comfortable foam ear cups make these $300 headphones worth a look.
The smartphone with the best camera, bar none, is available for $200 through AT&T. Nobody’s beating that 41 MP camera, and Windows Phone 8, 4G LTE, and an AMOLED HD display definitely don’t hurt, either. The colorful options make this a stylish, hot smartphone for this holiday season. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway above for a chance to enter to win one of these yourself!
A good many people don’t need printers these days, but it’s always handy to have something that can produce beautiful photo prints to stick in frames. So, go for the $600 R2000, a printer with Wi-Fi and ethernet capabilities that can churn out borderless photos in a variety of sizes and on a variety of paper.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
For the historian in the family, there’s no better gift than Photoshop Elements. The affordable version of Photoshop, at $100, Elements has all the features anyone needs to take ordinary photos and turn them into works of art that really do bring those moments to life.