What to Buy Your Techie-Geeky Type: Electronics Gift Guide for 2017

What to Buy Your Techie-Geeky Type: Electronics Gift Guide for 2017

The shopping season is officially in full swing and some of the best gifts that you can give are electronics. Most people love getting something in this category and you can find such a wide range of items - including accessories.

You can find something for everyone on your shopping list all at the same time. Electronics are the category of gift that is popular, often because of the technological advances made each and every year – so people want the latest, greatest gadget.

TVs and Accessories

TVs and accessories are always a big hit. You’ll find something that will fit both large and small budgets. One of the popular kinds of televisions are the 4K Ultras like the Sony XBR55A1E 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD.

  • This makes a great gift for those you’re shopping for who enjoy watching sports or movies. This is an OLED TV and that stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. The difference between this kind of television and an LED one is that the OLED uses organic molecules.
  • The pixels in the TV are self-illuminating rather than like LCD ones which use LED for the backlight. Both ULTRA and OLED TVs are the hottest items among televisions and at the top of peoples’ wish list and with the Sony, you get both that in one.
  • The popularity stems from the fact that it gives one of the best picture images you can buy. But LED TVS are still popular, especially if they’re a smart TV like the TCL 55P607 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV.

For those on your list who already have a decent television, you’ll want to look at accessories. Or you’ll want to bundle these with the purchase of a newer TV. Projectors are one of the hottest selling items in electronics.

  • You can find gaming projectors, ones for use with home theaters, portable ones, some for business or education, and more. Projectors can be used by people who like to share photos or for use playing games, for people who enjoy showing films and more.
  • You can give these projectors as gifts to teachers, to gamers, for business colleagues or for family and friends. One of the hottest right now is the iCODIS G1 Mini Projector, which is so small it can fit in your pocket and it works with your smart phone.
  • Of course whatever kind of projector you get, you’ll want to get a screen to use and the most popular ones are those that you use outdoors like the VIVO 100" Portable Indoor Outdoor Projector Screen or the Foldable Portable Outdoor Front Movie Screen by Vamvo.
  • Projector screens make great gifts for people who like a better viewing experience or for those who like to entertain - like getting together with friends to watch a movie or the latest game.

One of the accessories that you want to get for those you plan to buy electronics for could be a Blu-Ray or a DVD player. These are perfect gifts for people who enjoy watching things that you can’t get on cable or Netflix.

Home Audio and Theater

A hot category in electronics is home audio and theater. These gadgets have changed the way the way families get their entertainment. Now, you can stream music and entertainment faster than ever and for a much lower price than when home theaters first hit the market.

In this category, you’ll find items like the system bundle, stereo and turntables, speakers, wireless and streaming audio, radios, headphones and more. These items are great gifts for people who like equipment that gives them a better sound and higher quality.

  • Home audio is hot because it can make listeners feel like they’re in the middle of the concert or in the center of the scene. Many of the home audio and theater systems that you can get will have a couple of different choices when it comes to speakers.
  • You can get them with surround sound or with the front speakers. The difference is found in the amount of speakers that you get as well as sound quality. Surround sound is more like the theater speaker experience than front speakers are.
  • You can get both audio and theater systems bundled or buy them as separate pieces and build a good theater or sound system over time. Topping many wish lists this year is the AXESS Bluetooth Mini System 2.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System.
  • This is the perfect gift for any of the music lovers that you know who like to listen to radio stations and enjoy wireless streaming. What people like about this system is that you can use it with the Bluetooth to control the system.
  • You can enrich the home theater and audio experience by adding one of the many sound bars. These can have an optical or analog connection and they can also have a wireless subwoofer.
  • With speakers, you’ll want to look at the kinds. You can get ones that will fit on a bookshelf and those are good for people who live in apartments or maybe a college dorm.
  • You can get the floor-standing kind or the ones that mount in a ceiling or in the wall. For those who are new to home theaters, you’ll want to buy the ones on your list with the whole system that includes speakers rather than giving them something like a sound bar or separate speakers since they’ll need to build their system from scratch.
  • They can upgrade speakers and other accessories later as they become more familiar with the technology and what they prefer. Headphones are one of the hottest items you can buy in home audio and theater and it’s high on everyone’s wish list - because not only are these used for movies and gaming, but they’re also used for music and things like streaming content.
  • The most sought after one in headphones are the Beats brand because they offer superior quality. They’re also very comfortable for long term use. The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones come in a variety of colors.
  • People love that these are wireless because they can pair them with an iPhone or a TV or other device. For the person who’s heavily into music, look for stereo systems as well as turntables.
  • Turntables are enjoying a comeback in popularity and many stores now carry both records and CDs. People who enjoy turntables say these stereos have a more pure sound quality.

Cameras and Accessories

With cameras and accessories, you’ll find an assortment of cameras from digital to video cameras to spy cameras, security cameras and even the ones that will give you Instax film with the instant cameras like the Polaroids, which were so popular back in the 70s and again today.

Car Electronics

In this category, you’ll find many amazing things that you can buy for gifts that are not only fun but can also make driving safer and easier. You can find things like portable wireless speakers, backup cameras, car diagnostic devices and cables for things like iPods, phones, tablets and laptops to use in the car.

  • You can also get some great gifts like smart phone holders and mounts. These make a phone easily accessible while allowing the driver to keep his or her hands free. It’s the perfect gift for someone who travels a lot, has a busy lifestyle and is often in the car, commuters, and teen drivers.
  • Dash cameras are a great gift idea for any driver. Not only can these handy devices record the local or long distance drive, but they also will record in the event of a car wreck so that you’ll be protected from other drivers who might try to say that the accident isn’t their fault when it is.
  • If you’re looking to give someone the gift of peace of mind, you can get them a GPS tracker, which is handy for a multitude of reasons. It can be used to keep track of young drivers, but it can also help recover the vehicle if an authorized driver or thief takes it.
  • One gift that fits almost everyone is a mobile WI-FI hotspot device. This helps people not only stay connected, but it can be used as a safety feature as well when someone is traveling in an area where they can’t get coverage.
  • Young drivers should always have access to either cell phones or other devices, so they can reach a family member or friend in the event of an emergency. They can’t do that if their cell phone goes dead.
  • You can give them the gift of a USB car charger for this purpose. Another gift that you can give is the gift of a radar detector. This can help save the receiver the high cost of a ticket as well as getting points taken off his license.
  • Of course, there are some items that are the most popular and on everyone’s Christmas list. There are two items topping the list this year and they’re GPS systems and subwoofer packages.
  • The good thing about a GPS system is that it’s a great gift for any driver, especially for new drivers or for drivers who do a lot of traveling. The Garmin DriveSmart 60 NA LMT GPS Navigator System is one of the best in GPS gadgets as well as one of the most reliable when it comes to directions.
  • You can find others in the same line but make sure you get the one that offers lifetime maps. Speakers for cars are another hot item on everyone’s list, but not just any speakers.
  • Consider those that offer surround sound like the AOMAIS Ball Bluetooth Speakers, Wireless Portable Bluetooth 4.2. This is a gift that’s more popular with men and teenage boys in most cases.

Laptops and PCs

Laptops and PCs are high on everyone’s want-list because they can be used for work, school, play, gaming, video making and an endless list of ideas. You can find laptops that are lower cost that make great first gadgets for younger kids.

  • These can perform simple all the way up to complex commands. When it comes to technology, you’ll find that there’s a good portion of the demographic that prefer laptops over desktops.
  • However, desktops are still just as popular but you don’t hear about them as often as you do laptops. Desktops are particularly popular and high on the wish list among those who are older.
  • But they’re also still hugely popular among gamers. Many people who work from home prefer desktops in addition to laptops. So they’ll want both. Tablets are also very popular.
  • One of these is the All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa. This one is high on the wish list for everything it has to offer, but also because of Alexa. With that, people can not only ask questions, but they can instruct the device to play music or do tasks like check to see what the weather is like.
  • You’ll want to do the person on your list a huge favor if you do buy that tablet or any other. Make sure that you also get one of the many cases that the person can use to protect the device.
  • If you’re buying a tablet for a child, then you’ll want to look for a case that specifically says that it’s shock proof. Those are usually the toughest cases that you can buy. In laptops, there are plenty of choices that you can choose from - but if you’re looking for both the hottest as well as the newest, then you’ll want to check out the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA-DHM4 12.5-Inch Touchscreen Intel Core.
  • This one is very popular and loaded with features like plenty of ram. What users love about it is the 360 degree hinge and the touchscreen. Both of those make it high on college students’ wish lists. They like the versatility of it plus it’s pretty sturdy.
  • With desktops, the kind that you’ll want to get matters according to the main purpose of use. So if you were buying a desktop for someone who was really into gaming, especially ones like live action virtual reality, then you’d look for a desktop that was known for VR play.
  • Many of those types of desktops can also be used for purposes like graphic design or different types of computer art. You can also get an all-in-one which are great space savers.
  • These computers can have the larger screens - including the popular and trendy curved ones. They offer a lot of power, storage and function in touch screens - including the 4K models.

Cell Phones and Accessories

Cell phones can do so much more today than they used to be able to do. It used to be that they were good for making phone calls or using them to set calendar reminders or alarms, but that was about it.

  • Now, a good cell phone with a decent operating system can do what a tablet can do and then some. Anyone can use a cell phone. Many people on your list might want to upgrade, but can’t necessarily afford to do that.
  • A cell phone would make a great gift for teens, college kids, moms, dads, and friends. When you’re looking at them, though, you have to pay attention to whether or not they’re locked or unlocked.
  • You want to get an unlocked phone if possible. If you get one that’s locked, it means that it can only be used with a certain carrier. So if you buy it for someone and they can’t use it with their carrier, then they’ll either have to switch cell phone providers or return the gift.
  • There are some new iPhones coming up for release in the fall of 2017 and those are the iPhone 8, the 7S and the 7S Plus. The most popular phones today are the iPhone 6 as well as the iPhone 6 Plus.
  • The Galaxy S5 is on the top of the wish lists as is the Galaxy Note 3 and 4. The Blackberry KEYone is an unlocked phone that uses the android system that’s also done fairly well as far as features and satisfaction goes.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked 64GB continues to be a top seller for its high customer approval thanks to its performance. With cell phones, there are plenty of accessories to go along with them.
  • Some of these are considered extras while some of them are must haves like screen protectors. You don’t want to buy an expensive phone for someone only to turn around have them drop it and shatter the screen.
  • You’ll want to get the screen protector or case that’s specific for the type of phone that you bought because many of them can’t be used among the different brands. One of these, which is for the iPhone 6, is the OtterBox COMMUTER SERIES Case for iPhone 6/6s.
  • While you can’t use this one for the PLUS version of the phone, it’s well known as one of the toughest cases that you can buy. When you’re buying cases, many them will already come with the screen as well - but you can buy these separately in the event a phone was dropped and the protective screen broke.
  • Look for screens that say they’re explosion or shatter proof, tempered glass and anti scratch for the best bet. You’ll want to also consider accessories like a selfie stick, headsets, and chargers.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget: Your Ultimate 2017 Guide

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget: Your Ultimate 2017 Guide

What are you getting Dad or Grandpa for Father's Day this year? Every year, Father’s Day rolls around and it’s time to celebrate dads of all kinds – including granddads, expectant dad and stepdads. But it can be really hard to shop for men on this holiday, right? 

Between the "guy who has it all" and the dad who is hard to buy for, you might be feeling a little panicked when it comes to choosing the right gift. But don't worry - we've got you covered with this ultimate guide to gift-giving on Father's day 2017!

You want to do something special for the men in your life, but it can be a challenge deciding which gift would be best. And, of course, you have budget considerations, right? So, if you're anything like me, it helps to have a few gift suggestions that will appeal to many different types of men. You’re sure to find something that’s in your price range and make the perfect Father’s Day gift.

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From things you can buy and wrap in a flash to homemade items and activities, there’s something for everyone (and every budget!) here. What you have to do is figure out which of these ideas the man in your life would appreciate most!

Father’s Day Gifts You Can Buy

There are many gifts you can purchase to reward a hard working dad. This is the one day of the year when he’s able to be in the spotlight - so hey, let it shine!

Cool Picture Frames for His Desk or Man-Cave

Frames are wonderful gifts for storing family photos. Dads especially like photo frames they can take to the office or keep in a treasured space at home. If you purchase a standard frame, make sure to put a family photo inside.

If Dad is into hunting, fishing, or sports, you can look for a themed frame that reflects his favorite hobbies. Digital frames are another great gift – and men who are into gadgets love them. Upload several photos of the kids with Dad before giving this gift.

Flowers

We usually think of giving flowers on Mother’s Day, but some men like to receive flowers, too. For Father’s Day you can purchase arrangements with a masculine touch such as a bouquet that looks like a boat or a toy car used as a vase.

Large coffee mugs make great containers for flower arrangements.

You can also choose green plants that will last all year.

Make sure you order ahead of time so that your floral arrangement will arrive on time.

Foods

Dads love to get their favorite foods for Father’s Day. Surprise him with a candy bouquet in lieu of flowers. Many men enjoy chocolate covered strawberries or fruit bouquets, too.

You can also purchase a gift card to his favorite restaurant or arrange to bring in his favorite meal that day. Being able to take the day off from cooking after a long week can be a huge relief.

If you prefer to stay home for Father’s Day, you can buy all of the ingredients for his favorite meal and make it for him. He’ll be sure to appreciate your time and efforts to prepare something special.

One great gift idea is to order a special package of Omaha steaks. You can get just the steaks, or add on hot dogs, lobster, and side dishes, too. Or, you could find a company that sends him a monthly gift, like a good coffee or even beer of the month, for example.

If the dad in your household is into grilling, you could opt to give barbecue tools, a new grill, a fun apron, or a selection of great meats for grilling. During the Father’s Day season, these items are readily available.

Gift Baskets

A gift basket can allow you to give a variety of items all in one special package. Gift baskets can include foods, coffee, beer, wine, gift certificates, and anything else that the man in your life might like.

The best gift baskets have themes. A few themes to consider include:

· Movie Night
· Grill King
· Beers from Around the World
· Sports - such as Golf, Football, or Basketball
· Favorite Snack Foods
· Gourmet Popcorn
· Gourmet Nuts
You can purchase premade gift baskets or put one together yourself using a creative theme and container. He’ll be sure to enjoy uncovering all the fun items you give him.

Hunting Accessories

Men who enjoy hunting are always happy to get accessories to go with their sport. This is a great time to give a luxury item he might not buy for himself, but he’d love to have on his next hunting or fishing trip.

For example, you can purchase heated insoles that will help keep his feet warm during the cold winter months. He might enjoy new fishing lures, a new knife, or a gift card to his favorite outdoor sporting goods store.

You can check in on his existing gear and see if any of it is worn and torn. Hunters are hard on their equipment and gadgets. If you see something that could be replaced, look for a newer model to upgrade him to!

Keychains

Men also enjoy getting a new keychain for Father’s Day. There are many different types that you can choose. For example:

· Digital photo keychain that has a photo slideshow
· Keychain that doubles as a bottle opener
· Standard frame keychain with photos of the kids or grandkids
· Dad themed key chains with phrases like “I Love My Dad” or “World’s Greatest Dad”
Keychains can be personalized and engraved to make them even more special. This is a wonderful and inexpensive gift that fits any budget. It’s also useful for organizing important keys.

Shirts and Ties

There are a wide variety of clothing options for Father’s Day gifts. The most common gift on this holiday is a tie. There are novelty ties and beautiful silk ties that will enhance his wardrobe.

You can also look for a nice dress shirt to go with a new tie that he can wear to work. If the dad in your life is more casual, T-shirts and golf shirts make great gifts as well.

You can find many novelty T-shirts with phrases about dads and Father’s Day. You can also look for a shirt that he can wear to work or on casual days when he goes out.

Watches

While women tend to get jewelry on special holidays, watches are a good choice for men of Father’s Day. There are watches for athletes, casual watches, and dress watches made from precious metals and gemstones.

You can find a watch to meet just about any need or budget. Men can always use another watch to go with their wardrobe. This is a timeless gift (pun absolutely intended!) and your pop will enjoy for years and years.

If he already has a collection of watches, you might consider getting him a nice watch case that showcases his collection with a glass top and leather sides. These organizers help display the watches so he can grab them quickly and store the ones not in use.

There are many other gifts you can get Dad on Father’s day, including:

· Golf equipment
· Collectibles (music, automobile, or sports)
· EReader – like the new Kindle Fire
· Video game gifts
· DVD sets to his favorite shows

Winning Gift Tip: Just listen to what he’s always talking about (sports teams, TV shows, etc.) and try to find a gift that fits his preferences. He’ll love the fact that you’ve picked up on it without him having to put in a request.

Father’s Day Crafts

While store bought gifts are always an option, there’s nothing more personal than something handmade by you or your child for a special dad. These one of a kind gifts will warm his heart and let you know how much you love him and think about him.

Handprint Crafts

Handprint crafts are a wonderful way to freeze a moment of time. Over the years you can see how much your children have grown by looking at the growth from tiny hands to those of a teen and adult.

You can purchase kits to make and decorate a hand imprint in plaster. This can serve as a lifelong memory of a sweet time in your child’s life. Handprints can also be used to create art that looks like animals or to decorate plates.

Making a simple handprint with paint on paper and framing it makes a wonderful gift as well. Handprints are so special because no two are alike. They serve as a reminder of the unique child celebrating his Dad.

Scrapbook

You can also make a scrapbook all about the kids and their dad. Allow them to write special messages, include photos, and have them draw pictures of the times they’ve spent with him. This is a one of a kind gift that he’ll love.

Coupon Book

Kids can make coupon books to give for Father’s Day. This can include special coupons for doing extra chores, helping their dad with a special project, making his favorite meal or just spending time together.

This is a very inexpensive idea that can be adapted to fit any family. You can hand write the coupons and put them in a booklet or envelope. Then when he’s ready to redeem one, he can take it out of the book and turn it in.

Letter for Expecting Fathers

If you have a man in your life who is about to become a father, you can write a special letter from your unborn baby to him. When writing this letter, think about all of the qualities you think will make him a great dad.

This can be a fun way to let him know he’ll be a father if he doesn’t know yet or to give him a reminder of how much you love him and of the exciting new life changes that are coming.

You might also consider scanning the sonogram pictures and putting them in a digital photo frame so that he can see them ahead of time. The 3D and 4D images that have color are great, too!

Father’s Day Activities

Sometimes the best gift you can give your father is spending time together. Consider giving the gift of an outing that you can enjoy with the dad or with the whole family.

Is there a movie that he’s wanted to see? Why not take him to it and provide him with all of the movie treats he could want? After the movie you can go somewhere to spend time talking about it.

Father’s Day happens right around baseball season. This is the perfect time to take him out to the ballgame. You can go to a major league game or if you’re on a tighter budget try a minor league game.

Hopefully you can attend a game on the actual day, but if not you can always place the tickets in his Father’s Day card.

You should also think about other local attractions. Does he like to play golf? Why not buy him a round at his favorite course and plan to play with him that day?

If he’s interested in cars, look for a local car show that you can attend together. When you present him with an outing that matches his interests it shows you really know him and care about him.

Father’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

Sharing a meal together is a great way to celebrate any holiday. Moms usually get breakfast in bed, but dads like it, too! Make his favorite breakfast foods and treat him to a breakfast he’ll enjoy.

If you have a big family with many dads, you can also consider hosting a Father’s Day Brunch. Invite the extended family over for a brunch featuring egg dishes, ham, biscuits, or even go with a Mexican themed breakfast - including tortillas and salsa.

Ask guest to bring a side dish and present all the dads with a special gift or card. If you’d rather not have to clean your house and prepare a big meal, you’ll find that many restaurants host special Father’s Day brunches.

This is a great way to share a meal while leaving the cooking and cleaning to someone else. If you decide to go to a restaurant, make sure you call ahead. Some restaurants only take reservations on special days.

You should also ask about the menu. On a busy holiday many restaurants will opt for a buffet or a set menu to accommodate the crowd. You don’t want to get turned away at a restaurant when you’re ready to celebrate.

What to Wear to the Beach This Summer

What to Wear to the Beach This Summer

School's out! Are you hitting the pool or beach yet? If so, definitely grab some sunscreen - we prefer SPF50 - and grab yourself something fun and stylish to get your swim on! Here are our summer faves for 2017!

Though the calendar lists June 21 as the first day of summer, many of us have already begun to hit the beach and soak up the sun and splash in the ocean. Going to the beach means a little rest and relaxation but at the same time, you want to look your best.

You never know who you might run into or who you might meet. But not all of us have model perfect bodies and we need a suit that’s comfortable yet has great coverage. You’ll find that in the Speedo Aquatic Xtra Life Lycra Ultraback Swimsuit.

It’s designed for action and gives a supportive fit whether you’re lying on the sand working on a golden tan or riding out the waves in the water. It’s resistant to the annoying ‘crawl up’ that suits do when they get wet and the lining helps keep you covered.

For those who prefer a suit with a gathered waistline and underwire bra support, the Miraclesuit Women’s Sanibel One Piece Swim Suit fits the bill. The high leg cut and low scoop back are made to flatter the figure and give you confidence that you look great while having fun.

If you like a halter top bathing suit, you’ll find a great one in this Shirred Halter Swimsuit. This swimsuit has a shelf bra for added support. When you want to don a cover up to step off the sand to grab a bottled water or warm up from the breeze blowing off the ocean, you can do it in style with the Alki’i Misses Halter Top Dress.

You can find it in white or black and in sizes ranging from small to large. Because it’s made from lightweight material, you won’t feel bogged down when you’re wearing this over your suit.

Besides a beach cover up, you can choose a sporty and stylish swimdress too. The bandeau Swimdress has a shelf bra as well as an attached panty for water play or simply tanning. This design is also made to fit and flatter larger shapes too. It’s perfect for the getting back into shape after baby days.

No matter what you wear at the beach-a one piece, a bikini, a cover up or a swimdress, some things can sag where you don’t want there to be a sag. For that, you can get Pure Style Girlfriends Women’s Pick Me Up Breast Lift Tape.

Because it’s waterproof, you’ll be able to have that youthful figure no matter how long you play in the water. You can also find this kind of support in the Fashion Forms Bring It Up Breast Lift 3-Pack Accessory.

While you’re out there in the sun, don’t forget to protect your scalp and eyes from the glare of the sun. You don’t want a nasty sunburn on the top of your head and you don’t want to the sun’s rays to affect your vision. So make sure you grab a hat and sunglasses. You’ll be shielded in style with the Red Wide Brim Cotton Floppy Beach Sun Hat.

What to Buy Your Mom for Christmas

What to Buy Your Mom for Christmas

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. But what do you buy for the mom  who has everything? The struggle is real.What to get your mom for Christmas

QB's got you covered - we've polled more than 300 moms and come up with a list that can't miss. Here's what to buy your mom for Christmas this year. 

What Does Mom Really Want for Christmas?

A Kindle?

An ereader, such as a Nook or Kindle would give her hours of reading pleasure. No more having a list of unread books piling up on the bedside table or sitting on the shelf waiting for the day she’ll find time to sift through them and pick one out.

With the Kindle, all of the books she wants are at her fingertips. They’re organized by category and genre and they’re available whenever she wants a new book - even if it’s the wee hours of the morning and she can’t sleep.

You could also get her an Amazon gift card and she can download the free Kindle app on her phone - this would mean she could dowload all sorts of books to read too

The perfect Christmas gift for Mom is the kind of gift that will continually bring her joy throughout the upcoming years, too. She can read best selling novels (and you can get many for such huge discount prices) and she’ll also have access to newspapers, magazines and audiobooks, too.

This gift will quickly become one of her favorites. She’ll be able to read from the screen no matter what the lighting is like because glare isn’t a problem. With the lending library, she’ll never run out of choices and money won’t be an object either.

Using this feature, she can borrow books - and unlike the local library, there are no due dates! She can take her time reading the bestsellers and savor every word, getting the most enjoyment out of her reading experience.

But if she wants to check books out from the library, she can even do that by going to her library’s website. This is the perfect gift for moms who love to read and struggle with eyesight problems since the Kindle has the Read-to-Me feature.

To help protect the Kindle purchase, don’t forget to pick up one of the Kindle Lighted Leather Cover items. She’ll love being able to take the device anywhere she goes and always have something to read.

Kindle has the Kindle Fire, which would also make the perfect Christmas gift for Mom. If you’re looking for a different eReader, PanDigital 72-70FW 7-Inch Tablet is another popular brand and so is the Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook Reader. You can pick up a pack of 3 Pack of Universal Touch Screen Stylus Pen for stocking stuffers to go along with the eReader.

Movies?

Out of all of the things you could possibly buy for her, what does Mom really want for Christmas? How about a good movie? From the chilling to the thrilling to the classics, she loves that time when she can relax in her favorite chair or on the sofa, have some popcorn and let the day seep away.

When she was growing up, she probably had a long list of movies that she enjoyed. The holidays would be a great time to thrill her with the old classics like Roman Holiday, or the Audrey Hepburn collection.

Who could forget Breakfast at Tiffanys or Sabrina? If she’s a James Dean fan, you can pick up the Complete James Dean collection, which includes the acclaimed East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause.

But if your mom prefers movies set in present times, there are several endearing movies she would love. Movies like P.S. I Love You, which is based on the novel by Cecelia Ahern might be fitting.

If Only is another touching movie Mom would love. Of course, if she’s a Johnny Depp fan, then the Pirates of the Caribbean Four-Movie Collection is sure to be a valuable treasure for her. This collection has a pirate’s chest, a map and is a skull case that looks like it would have fit very well in the actual movie!

Not only are individual movies a great gift, but if you want to know what mom really wants for Christmas, do a little sleuthing and find out what her favorite television series are.

You can bet she would love to have those shows on DVD collection. Shows like Castle or NCIS top the charts right now and some that were incredibly popular like Friday Night Lights, Friends and JAG are also shows Mom likes and can be purchased as a collection for incredible money saving deals.

Hand in hand with movies of course, are those snack treats she loves to munch on while seeing her leading men or leading women in action. Gourmet Popcorn Variety 3-Pack by Wisconsinmade is a delicious treat.

Or you can put together a movie basket complete with a selection of movies, some popcorn, a few sweet treats, a whimsical mug and hot cocoa. You can find all the items including the basket online and it would be easy to put it all together. Put on your detective hat and do a little snooping to see what it is she loves spending her time doing.

More Great Gift Ideas for Mom

Since moms are usually the historians of the family, digital cameras take quality photos, preserving the funny and endearing moments of lives well lived.

Cameras like the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W530 14.1 MP Digital Still Camera has great features such as intelligent auto mode, which will automatically adjust whatever is needed to turn out great photographs. This camera also has the Sweep Panorama feature, which means that she’ll be able to get fuller gorgeous panoramic photos because of the camera’s high speed shooting ability.

If your mom loves to record family history through photos and she’s also into taking pictures as a hobby, then you’ll want to take a look at the next camera on the top Christmas gift ideas for Mom.

That camera is the Nikon COOLPIX L120 14.1 MP Digital Camera. This one has an incredible zoom lens, which can grab pictures up close and clear no matter what the distance is.

Because one of the camera’s features is the Image Stabilization tool, Mom won’t have the frustration of taking any blurred pictures. The camera turns blurry into quality with the built in sensor.

Third on the list of great cameras is the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP. This camera happens to be the most slender in width that you can find anywhere. With smart technology, Mom can simply point and shoot and she’ll have great photos every time. The camera has a built in system that eliminates the use of a flash so even in situations without the proper amount of light pictures still come out clear and beautiful.

While cameras are top Christmas gift ideas for Mom, you don’t want to forget the accessories like a sturdy camera case to go along with the purchase to protect the camera. That way, Mom can take it wherever she goes and know that it will be safe.

For moms that enjoy putting the pictures they take into scrapbooks, you can find a wealth of scrapbook supplies to go along with the gift of the camera. Supplies like designer paper made by K and Company has 12-Inch by 12-Inch Best of Brenda Walton Designer Paper Pad. Die-cuts and sticker packs like KandCompany Que Sera Sera Die-Cuts & Acetates are gifts that will make this holiday a great holiday for Mom.

Musical Gift Ideas for Mom for Christmas

It’s been said that music speaks a universal language - and one of the statements it makes is that it tops the charts as one of the great gift ideas for Moms for Christmas. There’s nothing like jogging or speed walking to the tune of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep or Bruno Mars’ Grenade. Having a cup of hot tea or a glass of a wine before a roaring fire while listening to Michael Buble’s mellow songs is a great way for moms to unwind.

Some moms don’t like the newer ways of listening to music. Instead, they prefer stereos and CD players. CD players make a great gift to sit on the side table while Mom sinks into the luxury of a frothy bubble bath.

The Emerson PD6548SL Portable Radio CD Player has a cassette recorder and AM/FM radio, too. The RCA RP3013 Personal CD Player with FM Radio is also a favorite because of its portability. Moms can use it while jogging, on the commute to work and more.

But another choice on the list of great gift ideas for Mom for Christmas are MP3 players.
She will love the Apple iPod touch 8GB (4th Generation). With the capacity for storage that this gadget has, she can store right at 2,000 songs, which will give her a melody for every day for any mood.

The device will also keep thousands of photos at her fingertips (about 10,000) so she can share photos she takes of her family, friends or ones she takes simply because they’re a beautiful setting. The iPod also holds plenty of hours of videos making it great for capturing the moments in time that she wants to hold onto.

Using the FaceTime feature will let her see the loved ones she’s interacting with, which for moms whose children have moved on to college or no longer live at home, it’s a sweet connection for her heart.

In the same line of music devices is the Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB Silver (4th Generation). The device has 2 GB of storage, which enables it to hold about 500 songs in varying lengths.

It’s a hands free gift so Mom can attach it to her clothes while she’s running errands or going out for a walk. Make sure you add a music gift card so she can download some free tunes for her new gadget. Music is one of many great gift ideas for Mom for Christmas and the cool thing about the shuffle is that it slips easily into a stocking making it a great stocking stuffer gift!

Gardening Gifts 

The best Christmas gift for Mom is one that she can enjoy all year long. When the winter months are at their coldest and snow is on the ground, it can be difficult to think of gifts that aren’t associated with chilly weather.

But no matter how cold the temperatures drop, you can bet that spring is coming. What better way for Mom to be able to enjoy the New Year than with things that go hand in hand with the great outdoors?

If she’s into gardening, then gardening tools and flower bulbs arranged in a decorative basket can be a great idea. Growing a lovely flower garden is something that many women enjoy doing and you can provide Mom with the perfect gardening set with the Bond 6930 Pink 5 Piece Garden Tool Bag.

It has a pocket for the tools she needs to help those lovely flowers grow beautifully. To add to this gift, you can also pick up the Bond 6927 Extra Soft Kneeling Cushion - and don’t forget the gardening gloves!

A best Christmas gift for Mom is something that brings tranquility into her life or helps her enjoy tranquility. Beautiful decorations for her yard, for her garden or deck items are things that moms enjoy.

You can find wonderful patio furniture, flower boxes and many more gifts to give your mom the gift of backyard beauty. To make the gift more special, you can buy the tools or the project kit to put together something she’s always wanted - like a gazebo or gardening shed and then spend time with her putting the project together. She’ll love the gift and she’ll love the added bonus of having you around for the time it takes to complete the project.

You can order plants online like olive trees, which are aptly known as a symbol of peace - or you can order banana plants or flowers that you know she loves. If your mom already has a stunning flower garden that she cares for faithfully, you can get some indoor plants for her or ones to brighten up her porch.

There are plenty of colorful, decorative planters such as the Dale Tiffany PA500199 Pasque Flower Decorative Pot or the popular Jade Planters Set, which has three planters in the set. There are also rectangle planters like Wald Imports Rectangular Wood Pot Cover with Embossed Decorative Design, too.

Gardening and spending time with you is the best Christmas gift for Mom that you can give her. You can add to her gardening collection through the year by ordering more special trees or flowers or planters.

What other ideas do you have for holiday gifts for mom? Share your thoughts in the comments below and help out your fellow shoppers. 🙂