ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Unique Gifts of the Tech Kind for Christmas or Other Gift Giving Times 2016

Updated on October 20, 2016
Unique tech gifts can come in pretty packages!
Unique tech gifts can come in pretty packages! | Source

Unique Tech Gifts

Stores, store catalogs, and the internet are all filled with unique gifts of the tech kind that anyone would be delighted to receive. Some of the gifts are, of course, outrageously priced, but there are some tech gifts that are very reasonably priced.

While we think of gift giving especially at Christmas, that doesn't have to be the only time we give. At anytime, receiving a unique gift, or any gift, is special. Some of the gifts mentioned will change and it's always recommended you make sure you buy the latest version or the version that best suits the recipient.

Make it Christmas in July. Start the quest early.

Some of the unique gifts are just for fun and others have become a necessary part of the everyday, technology dependent world we live in today.

My list includes items I found in catalogs that made me say Wow! and other tech gift ideas I found on line. All are under $100.00.


Unique Gifts for the Kids

For the kids I found the Interactive Furby. I can't quite get a handle on what age kid this is for. I do know that it is labeled for children over the age of 6. This little toy interacts with your mobile device and interacts with you. It talks, it laughs when its furry little body is tickled. With music from your mobile device, it dances and rolls it little digital eyes. The Interactive Furby comes in colors like teal blue, black, orange or purple. In fact, it's an odd little toy that may be as much fun for an adult as it is for the children. The Interactive Furby can be found on sale for as low as $54.00. Not bad for the laughs.

Also for the kids, I found that Amazon sells a Vtech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight for $25.00. It is a learning toy and by pushing the ladybug button, your child activates neat learning activities such as identifying colors and shapes. Who knew a flashlight could teach about animals, colors or numbers?

A huge best seller for kids is the Leapfrog LeapPad 1 Explorer Learning Tablet. At Amazon the popular tablet sells fro $59.97. The LeapPad is similar to the Leapfrog Explorer. The LeapPad puts worlds of learning at your child's fingertips with ebooks, learning games, music and even a camera and recorder in a durable little package. The LeapPad is already providing hours of fun and learning for children and at that price, LeapPad 1 seems like a bargain.



Tech Gifts for Adults

On the practical side, a good tech gift for anyone with multiple devices, including the traveler, there is the Restore Universal Charging Valet. This little gadget will make all of your devices happy. It has 3 power tips, car adapter, wall plug and, as an added bonus, a travel case. It sells for a reasonable $39.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Anything can be converted into a speaker with a Rock-It 3.0 Portable Vibration Speaker. You merely stick the small speaker on something, a cup for instance, and the object becomes the speaker. This may be especially attractive to the busy teen who is often not in one place. The price rolls in at a reasonable $19.99, is rechargeable and can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond.

A hand held Wand Scanner is an easy way to save your family pictures and documents, along with any receipts you want to catalog. The photo, book or document up to 8.5" x 14" in size is scanned directly to a memory card. The Wands even come in colors and is priced at $79.99 in the store. Nifty little time saver.

If you have a smart phone and you use that smart phone as a camera quite often, the Zoom lens is for you. You can purchase a 10x zoom lens that attaches to your smartphone. There are some zoom lens that are made specifically for the iPhone and others that are universal. It's a great idea if your phone takes good pictures and you are traveling light. Prices range from the high teens online to nearly $50.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

If you are a music lover and still have not converted your vinyls (I know you're out there), the iLP Turntable Conversion System. These handy gadgets have been around for a few years, but they still make a unique tech Christmas gift or gift for any other time of the year. The system will transfer your LPs to your iPhone, iPad or iTouch and you don't need your computer to make the conversion. At $99.99, the music lover will appreciate your thoughtfulness because, alas, some of the LP versions are not available for downloading.

There thousands of choices you can make, but hopefully, these suggestions for unique gifts of the tech kind will make your shopping a little less stressful and much more enjoyable. It's hard to go wrong with a tech gift. There is something for everyone, young and old.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      It's appreciated!

    • TToombs08 profile image

      Terrye Toombs 

      5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Excellent list, Cyndi, voted up and shared. :)

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you so much for the read and the vote. I glad you thought it was well written and the ideas timely.

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very interesting gift ideas within this well written hub, and great timing to write a hub like this . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for the positive feedback. I appreciate the vote and share.

    • ishwaryaa22 profile image

      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      A helpful & detailed hub! Your good suggestions of tech gifts come in handy for many just in time for Christmas. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & shared

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Hi there, I hope it was helpful for Black Friday, if you do that sort of thing. :-) I appreciate the comment.

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I find myself truly lost among the latest technologically advanced gadgets so I thank you for this hub. A friend of mine showed me the portable speaker you write about and I have to say I was impressed.

      Interesting hub with great suggestions for those like me who are sometimes in a quandary when selecting new gadgets.

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for the feedback on the hub and the scanner. I appreciate the vote. Be safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    • rfmoran profile image

      Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 

      6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Excellent and timely hub for all of us starting our shopping. I'm not too crazy about the hand scanner - got one last year and I found it awkward to use. Voted up and useful

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      I think you have a point, the Furby must be related to the Gremlins ;-)

    • Huntgoddess profile image

      Huntgoddess 

      6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Thanks, dear Cyndi, same to you.

      I'm with you, regarding the interesting tech gadgets. Sometimes I get dizzy. I was delirious with joy when I figured out how to get MP3's onto my little tiny player.

      Is it a coincidence that Furby looks similar to Gremlins --- from the movie?

      So glad you belong to that group of great folks who give to the Heifer Society, et al. Tell them they are very kind.

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Huntgoddess, just a little fodder for the brain. Tech gadgets are everywhere. The little Furby is for kids 6 and older. Looking at it really makes me think adult stress toy, but that's not how it's marketed. The gadgets always catch my attention.

      You are so right, we should always be thinking of those who have need. The group I belong to and help raise money for, gives heavily to the Heifer Society among other groups. Thanks for the comment and the reminder to us all. Take care and be blessed.

    • Cyndi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      I just kept seeing interesting little tech gadgets everywhere. They dominate ads, etc. Thanks for the read. Take care.

    • Huntgoddess profile image

      Huntgoddess 

      6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Thanks for a great Hub! Voted up, useful.

      I've always loved the V-Tech toys. They work well, and seem solidly built, as well as fun for kids --- but, especially for kids and adults together --- especially when the adult is grandma!! :-))

      That Furby looked kind of interesting. Apparently it can be a little scary for small folks, though. I'd definitely preview it myself before letting little kids interact with it. Be sure to check out the Amazon reviews about Furby.

      Don't forget to give gifts to those who don't have enough to eat, or a place to sleep, or a way to support themselves or their families. There are charities where you can make a donation in the name of a friend or family member, and the money goes to buy baby chicks, or beans, or school supplies. There's Food for the Poor, or the Heifer Society.

      God bless, and happy giving!

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      a very usefull hub and some good udeas too :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)