It’s officially December. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, it’s time to let the countdown to the biggest gift-giving day of the year begin.
It can be tough to pick and choose the best gifts for friends and family, especially with ever growing number of new products and options out there. As tech geeks working at a startup in the heart of Silicon Valley (someone ring the cliche bell), we’ve got all kinds of recommendations on the best tech, health and fitness gifts for every person on your list.
Here are the Lumo team’s recommendations for holiday gifts this year…
1. Thermodo, $29.99
Perfect for your gadgets guy or avid winter sports fan.
Recommended by our head of marketing, Thermodo is a nifty little temperature probe that fits into the headphone jack of your iOS or Android device and accurately measures the temperature, right where you are.
|Available at http://thermodo.com|
2. Tile, $25.00
Perfect for your forgetful friend or family member
Tile is our forgetful backend developer’s saving grace from losing his keys, wallet and phone. Tile hooks onto your easy-to-lose belongings and never lose your items again! As long as you’re in bluetooth range, you can track down your items through the Tile App on your smartphone device.
|Available at https://www.thetileapp.com|
3. Withings Smart Body Analyzer, $149.95
Perfect for your health conscious family member or that friend that’s always on a diet
The Smart Body Analyzer is no ordinary scale. Recommended by our health conscious PR guru, this smart scale measures body weight, BMI, body fat, temperature and CO2 levels and tracks your data through pretty graphs and charts on the smartphone app.
|Available at http://www.withings.com|
4. Plantronics BackBeat Fit, $129.99
Perfect for the active, outdoorsy type
Recommended by our head of engineering and our most avid runner of the group, these BackBeat Fit headphones are perfect for the active, outdoor athletic type. Not only is the audio fantastic, the hassle-free wireless design makes listening to music while exercising all that much more enjoyable.
|Available at http://www.plantronics.com|
5. Pryntcase, $139.00
Perfect for your friend that’s always snapping pictures and instagramming
Recommended by our young and hip operations intern, Pryntcase definitely makes it onto our wish list this year. The product is still in its pre-order phase, but we love the idea of being able to plug, snap and print your pictures right from your smartphone device. Think of this as the digital polaroid.
|Available at https://www.pryntcases.com|
6. Hydro Flask Waterbottle (21 oz bottle), $27.99
Perfect for hikers, gym goers, runners, and cyclists
Tried and tested, this water bottle is our head of operations’ favorite item to keep her hydrated throughout the day. Hydro Flask’s special Temp Shield technology keeps water and cold beverages cold for 24 hours and hot beverages warm up to 6 hours.
|Available at http://www.hydroflask.com|
7. Gear VR Powered by Oculus, $99
Perfect for the techie Android gamer
Our mobile apps lead says this is a steal this season at it’s $99 price point. Compatible with the popular Samsung Galaxy phones, these goggles transform your mobile device into a virtual reality system for all of your mobile apps — including streaming apps like Netlix and Hulu. Hello, sci-fi movies!
|Available at http://www.samsung.com|
8. Garmin GPSMAP 64s, $299.99
Perfect for hardcore hikers and trail runners
The slightly higher price-point for this handheld GPS device by Garmin is “worth every penny”, according to our algorithms engineer who often spends his off-days hiking the trails of Northern California. The extremely accurate GPS system tracks every nook and cranny of even the deepest mountain trails that your average smartphone can’t track.
|Available at https://buy.garmin.com|
9. Petzi Treat Cam, $169.99
Perfect for pet owners and animal lovers
Number one on my wishlist this year is Petzi: the easy home installation camera device with a treat dispenser to connect with my pets when I’m away. Every pet owner knows the heartache of leaving their beloved pets at home every day while you’re out and about. With Petzi, you can see, talk to and give treats to your fluffy babies all through the free companion app on your smartphone.
|Available at http://www.petzi.com/|
10. Wacom Intuos Comic, $99.95
Perfect for the creative digital artists
Recommended by our talented visual designer, the Wacom Intuos Comic board plugs directly into your computer and doubles as a trackpad and notepad for free-hand illustrations. Use the stylus attached to create beautiful typography and illustrations on digital software or take advantage of the touchpad mechanism to use as an external mouse.
|Available at https://www.wacom.com|
And of course, the Lumo Lift is the perfect gift for those who already have everything. Everybody could benefit from a posture and health boost, so give the gift that keeps giving and get your friends and family everybody’s favorite posture coach. Check out our online holiday gift guide.
What are your tips for a great holiday gift? Tweet us @lumobodytech or leave a comment below…
Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Activity Tracker
Lumo Lift is a small lightweight wearable that helps you train and maintain great posture – while also being an activity tracker. Compatible with iOS/iPhone, Windows desktop and select Android devices. Free shipping, 30-day money-back guarantee and 1 year limited warranty.