By Paul McCoy, CIMA®
With the holidays already underway, it’s inevitable that you may be in a time crunch to find the perfect gift for a tech-loving loved one. The good news is, a last-minute gift doesn’t have to be a bad one. If you need some last-minute gift ideas, check out these five options that any tech-savvy friend or family member would swoon over.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is a completely waterproof watch that has a sleeker design and optional cellular connectivity which allows people to take a break from their iPhone during the day. In addition, the watch includes an ECG-capable heart-rate sensor, GPS, and a bright display that's visible even under direct sunlight. There are many colors and varieties of this watch to choose from making it the perfect gift! Suzy and I got an Apple Watch last year and it continues to be our favorite tech item we own.
Do you know a tech-savvy person who always has to have the latest and greatest? This mini photo printer is the perfect gift for the person who loves to have the most innovative things. Available in rose gold, mint green, and slate gray, Canon's IVY mini photo printer prints 2-by-3-inch photos with peel and stick backing directly from a smartphone. My daughters love this printer.
These wireless earbuds are the perfect gift for a tech lover who wants to tune out annoying night noise with soothing sounds. The Sleepbuds pair with the Bose Sleep smartphone app. These wireless earbuds come in a brushed aluminum charging case that provides up to 16 hours of battery life.
Price: iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999; iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099
The new iPhone is the ideal gift to get going into 2020. Make someone’s holiday and treat them to a brand new phone. The new iPhone features OLED displays and improved battery life. The real improvement with the new iPhone is the astonishing upgraded camera system - so if you know someone who is a budding photographer or who just loves to capture special moments, this would be a fantastic gift. The new phone comes in gold, space gray, silver, and a new midnight green. I am still on the iPhone 10 and I can't wait for my chance to upgrade.
During the cold winter months, the tech-savvy friend or gadget geek in your life will swoon over this innovative temperature control smart mug. This smart mug keeps your drink at the exact temperature of your desire for up to an hour. With a gift like this, the coffee or tea lover in your life will swoon over never having to drink their drink at anything but the optimal temperature ever again. This is a must for us northerners!
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