The go-to gifts for women are often assumed to be chocolate, bath and body products, candles and other fairly mundane items. While such gifts are most likely appreciated, after a while they all seem rather generic. Spice up your gift-giving with gadgets that women really want. Instead of giving a forgettable gift, you’ll be forever remembered for stepping outside of the box.
Take a look around any book club in your area. Chances are, you’re going to see a lot more ladies than men attending. An e-book reader has a good shot at being a great go-to gadget gift, especially since e-book readers such as the Kindle have enough space to fit several books and magazines. Currently, the Kindle’s basic model goes for £69.00 and has built-in Wi-Fi to work with e-book downloads from Amazon’s store. The Kindle also can be loaded with e-books and PDFs from the computer as well.
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Headphones are perfect way to avoid bothering anyone else in the computer room, but they do leave you chained to the desk. If you know a few ladies who have a habit of pacing around the room while listening to music from their computer, consider wireless headphones to help facilitate their roaming ways. Bose offers a pair of wireless headphones that work with Bluetooth-enabled computers for £199.95. The lady in your life can pop on her headphones and relax on the couch while listening to her favorite tunes and make house chores more bearable with the classic Bose sound quality.
Stick and Find
Is your Mum always losing her smartphone, laptop, tablet and keys? Stop the madness at 5 a.m. when she calls to see if you know where she left her things. The Stick and Find system uses Bluetooth stickers to keep track of the location of all essential items. Unless you end up encountering a couch-generated black hole, it leads you to the item so you don’t have to go on a fruitless hunt.
If you’ve already had a great idea for Mum that involves purchasing a laptop for a big holiday, consider helping her accessorize it. A laptop bag keeps her new gift safe and sound, and plenty of companies sell fashionable options that appeal to a wide age range. Knomo Bags London features classy leather laptop bags in various styles, such as over the shoulder totes and wheeled business bags that start around £150 and are designed to be durable and fit many laptop models. Double-check the sizing before you grab one of these high-end bags so you know it will be a perfect fit.
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If your Mum is a travel warrior, she might run into a situation where her smartphone battery can’t keep up. A mobile charging station, such as the Astro 3, gives her a portable power source when she’s unable to access any convenient outlets.