Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if your sweetheart has a penchant for tech gifts, we’ve got you covered. Instead of sneeze-inducing flowers, sugary candies, and long table waits at your favourite restaurant, we’d like to recommend picking up one of these awesome Valentine’s Day tech gifts as a token of your love.
1. Amazon Echo – BlackCG318-4K
Siri is super, and Cortana is cool, but Alexa is really awesome. She’s Amazon’s digital assistant on their new voice-controlled console that can do everything from answer basic enquiries to play your favourite web radio station to wake you up in the morning to keep your shopping list.
The Echo is voice activated and hands free, and the slim black cylinder with the responsive cerulean light ring looks great in any home environment. It also has incredibly clear sound quality, and because it hasn’t been on the market for very long, it’s a pretty sure bet that your love doesn’t already have one.
2. Tory Burch Fitbit Flex
Even if you don’t know who Tory Burch is, we’re fairly certain that the lady in your life does. In fact, she’s probably got a pair of the ubiquitous Tory Burch ballet flats in her closet right now.
Fortunately for women who like to wear a fitness tracker but maybe don’t love the way it looks, Tory Burch has partnered with Fitbit to make a line of jewellery (both wristbands and pendants) that make their popular Fitbit Flex tracker look as classy as it is functional.
If your sweetie already owns a Flex (or has had her eye on one), a Tory Burch bracelet or pendant is the perfect accessory.
3. Bellabeat Leaf
The second of three fitness trackers on our list of gifts for women, the Bellabeat Leaf is just the right blend of inconspicuous jewellery and powerful tracking capability. The Leaf is different because it can be worn on the wrist, around the neck, or clipped onto a shirt or jacket, yet it’s able to calculate steps, distance, calories, and sleep data as well as any sporty looking tracker out there. Plus, the funky and chunky leaf can also guide the wearer through calming breathing exercises — something that most trackers definitely can’t do.
4. Coach Crossgrain Leather Double Zip Phone Wristlet 53896 Black
You’d be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t love the elegant simplicity of Coach, and this phone wallet is big enough to hold all of her essentials (including her phone, of course) but small enough to take anywhere. There’s a wrist strap for convenient carrying, but it can just as easily be removed and dropped in a larger purse. The Coach Double Zip Phone Wallet is available in a variety of colours and leather textures, all of which are extremely durable and will look new for years.
5. Stelle Audio Mini-Clutch Speaker (Metallic Purple)
It’s a purse. It’s a speaker. It’s both! The Stellé Audio Mini Clutch is perfect for the stylish female audiophile in your life. It’s a BlueTooth-enabled device that pairs with the smartphone it holds to play music and allow for hands-free calls, all with surprisingly clear audio. If you’re almost out of power, it can charge your phone as well. And of course, this is a clutch that looks great too; it comes in several different colours and patterns to match her wardrobe and her personality.
6. Pangea Brands Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker
Let’s continue with the Star Wars gifts! Your boyfriend or husband will love references to his favourite movie franchise popping up in unexpected places — like the breakfast table, specially, in breakfast itself. This Death Star waffle maker will turn any waffle batter into the ultimate weapon, but instead of destroying a planet, it will destroy hunger. You might throw in a bottle of real maple syrup as well, since waffles with a lack of syrup is, of course, disturbing.
7. Polar A360 Fitness Tracker with Wrist Heart Rate Monitor (Black, Medium)
One of the newest trackers from Finland’s Polar, the A360 may be the most attractive device that the company has ever released. It’s sleek without looking sporty (especially in the all-black option), and the lovely full colour touchscreen display will show your gentleman all of his relevant fitness data. It does full fitness and sleep tracking, it captures heart rate data, it’s waterproof, and it’s got smart coaching so he’ll be able to make the right improvements at the right times.
8. Beats Solo2 Wired On-Ear Headphone, Luxe Edition – Black
If your man loves music as much (well, almost as much) as he loves you, the Beats by Dre Solo 2 headphones will make his favourite tunes sound better than ever. They’re especially comfortable to wear, and they can even be used to take calls, thanks to the in-line mic and controls. If he’s been coveting a pair of Beats headphones for a while, Valentine’s Day would be a great time to surprise him. Get them in red, of course.