The holiday season is just a few weeks away, and depending upon what stage of the college admissions process you and your child are in, the thought of dealing with holiday shopping can potentially send you running for the hills. To help lower your stress levels, we’ve rounded up a selection of great tech gifts for Teens, College Students and even adult kids. These in particular are for the electronic gadget lovers and tech-minded souls in the group. The best thing is, your kids will think you’re hip parents for giving any of these gifts. So, have a seat, take a break, and breathe…
(And please be sure to let us know what your own kids have on their gift lists!)
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Compact and easy, these wireless earbuds are perfect for students while they’re working at their desks, exercising or being on the go. And, with three different sets of ear tips, a comfortable fit is practically guaranteed.
The Fitbit Alta is the ultimate in wearable tech. It’s a one-stop shop for students who are conscious about their activity levels, calories burned (begone, Freshman Fifteen!), water intake, heart rate, and sleep patterns.
The Echo Dot, a smaller version of Amazon’s Alexa, has been our number one gift purchased to date. The Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more. With the smart plug, the Dot can control lights, thermostats, switches – anything that you can plug into it.
Just a little bigger than a softball, this is an alarm clock that went to college! In addition to telling you the time (with 12 different clock faces), it posts the weather, video clips, and if you have one as well, it will enable you to video conference with your far-flung college student.
There’s a lot going on with this little gadget! The headphone adapter splits into five 3.5mm ports, connecting up to five headphones to one device for sharing music, movies, videos, and games with friends. Totally portable, so it can be carried anywhere in a handbag, backpack or even a pocket. Perfect for airplanes as well.
Here’s a perfect gift for students who are always on the go and need to recharge their devices multiple times a day. Be it the library (we hope!), dining hall or in one of many classes, this device that weighs as little as a soup can will offer high-speed charging power and very often save the day. (Amazon bestseller)
We all want our kids to be “bright,” especially when they’re riding their bikes all over town and campus at night. This bike light combo is composed of a white headlight and a rear red taillight in order to provide maximum visibility and extra safety “when riding on foggy mornings, at dusk, at dawn or at night.”
As any student knows, there never seem to be enough outlets in dorm rooms, and when they exist, one often has to be a contortionist in order to reach them. This surge protector bends to fit every sized plug or adapter without wasting a single outlet and without requiring any fancy body movements.
The kettle that keeps boiling water inside, but stays cool to the touch on the outside. Now, tea, coffee, hot cocoa, and foods like ramen and instant oatmeal can be prepared seamlessly.
Those late-night popcorn runs have just gotten easier. This silicone popcorn maker has a BPA-free collapsible bowl that’s simple to use, easy to clean, and easy to store.
This tiny machine will clear the air in a smelly dorm room or bedroom (you know what we mean). Fewer airborne pollutants mean a better chance of getting through the seasons without an allergy attack or a cold, and that means more time can be spent on schoolwork (well, in a perfect world).
Got a kid who finds it difficult to get up in the morning? This clock will be the bane of their existence! Not only does it wake you up, but it rolls away as your sleep-heavy kid tries to shut it, thus forcing said kid out of his/her bed.
In today’s digital world, it’s so important to be careful about how you store your passwords, and more importantly – how you create your password. This app remembers them all for you, saves them, and logs in to sites with a single click. We love the Travel Mode that allows you to remove sensitive data from your devices when you travel, so if your kid is planning on going on a semester abroad or to camp, this is perfect. You can purchase a membership for the entire family
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