For those of us who just had to have the 1st generation iPad and found it too heavy to carry and/or had their 3 year-old commandeer theirs (ahem), this new iPad Mini is the ideal gift. I should know. I just got one. It’s light as air and small enough to carry everywhere. As much as I tried to fight it…I’m an Apple Girl now. Join me!
2. Livescribe APA-00007 8GB Echo Smartpen – Black, $179.99
The Echo Smartpen records everything you hear, say and write, and links your audio recordings to your notes. It has 8GB of memory and the battery lasts 4 hours!
3. Liquid Image 5.0MP Scuba Series Underwater HD Video Mask, now $197.85
This is the perfect gift for the scuba diver or snorkeler in your life! It’s the world’s only hands-free HD (1280×720) scuba dive mask that has an integrated waterproof digital video camera plus photographs at 5MP. Photo & video editing software are included as is a light attachment.
4. Poppin. Organization Station, $100
We love Poppin for their bright colors and clever organization tools. Does someone you know have a complete disaster of a desk? Look no further. This set is everything they need to get it together! Also comes with a $25 gift card!
5. Poppin. Pink Powermat Case, $34
How many times have you been caught with your iPhone nearly dead and have no way to charge it? Countless right? Well this genius super sleek case keeps your phone charged! No need to drag that charger with you now. The perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list, we say.
The one complaint I constantly hear about the iPad is that it is nearly impossibly to type without making a ton of mistakes. A cute and colorful case with a bluetooth keyboard is the perfect accessory!
7. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, $299
Don’t want to spend the money on an iPad but want to read your favorite books as well as have the ability to email, update Facebook and Tweet? This Kindle does it all!
We love this stunning cross-body bag for the iPad 2 or 3. Any excuse for a new bag, we say!
9. 2013 Per Annum Manhattan Pocket Diaries, $19.99
For those of us who still like to write our appointments down (that would be me) I can’t live without this colorful pocket diary! It has subway maps, city listings including restaurants, shops, art galleries, nightlife, 24-hour services and emergency numbers. If your friends don’t live in NYC there are versions for other cities like Chicago and Boston. I get one for myself every year and a Chicago version for Carol. We can’t live without them! The colors are fun to switch up every year too!
10. Sharper Image Portable Digital Archiving Turntable, $149.99
Does someone you know still have a vinyl collection that takes up valuable storage space? Now it’s easy to archive and share these albums anywhere with this compact Portable Turntable. This belt driven portable turntable effortlessly pairs with any FM radio for wireless playback and the Mp3 turntable features a high speed USB connection that makes it simple to archive vinyl collections on mp3 files.
11. emitips, $9.99
Turn any pair of gloves you already own into touch-screen compatible gloves! Simply iron these strips to modify all of your gloves. Brilliant right? Buy some for yourself and some for everyone you know!
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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