‘Scoop Up’ these Last Minute Holiday Tech Gift Ideas
By: Rick Limpert
You may have missed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and Small Business Saturday, so there is good news and bad news for holiday shoppers.
The bad news is there are just hours and a few days until Dec 25! The good news is that as long as there are few hours, you can still procure a great gift for anyone on your list- even the people that are impossible to buy for each year. The internet and online shopping are a wonderful thing and many retailers still have stock on hand.
Some of my most popular pieces each year are my last minute gift guides and suggestions, so here we go!
For the Workshop:
WORX Jawhorse Portable Clamping Workstation
Perfect for your garage or workshop as this durable WORX Jawhorse is a multi-purpose, heavy duty workstation with powerful clamping up to 2200 lbs. Just $99.99 and available at Amazon, Lowe’s and Home Depot.
For the Outdoors Enthusiast:
Callaway Fall Weather Series Apparel
Truly a revolutionary collection that is expertly designed to help you survive in all weather conditions.
The Callaway® 2018 Fall Weather Series is a stylish and performance driven collection for men and women. With a wide variety of products built for a vast array of conditions and climates, this collection provides the ultimate in performance and versatility for the serious golfer to help them enjoy the game — and extend their season.
2018 Fall Weather Series selected products include:
⦁ Dual Action ¼ Zip Pullover & Vest – Heathered fleece sweaters and vests, made with an insulated thermal fabric that provides impressive warmth. The outer fabric features water repellency to keep light precipitation from soaking through to the fleece lining. UV Block UPF 50 helps prevent the sun’s harmful UV rays from reaching your skin.
⦁ Full-Zip Puffer Jacket & Vest – Made with insulated thermal fabric, these pieces offer a lightweight finish that always keeps you warm. The all-new SWING-TECH™ designed side and shoulder panels bring an enhanced range of motion, allowing you to move more freely throughout your swing.
⦁ Waterproof Seam-Sealed Jacket: This full-zip waterproof jacket, with breathable 3-layer membranes, and all-new SWING-TECH™ mechanical stretch fabric provides the ultimate protection from the elements. Fully seam-sealed construction with splash proof zippers and adjustable storm cuffs keep you dry in all conditions.
⦁ Women’s Quilted Thermore Jacket: Fully lined and insulated with Thermore© thermal fabric, this jacket is created with the highest-quality insulation providing consistent warmth throughout the garment. All-new SWING-TECH™ construction enhances your range of motion while engineered lines create a sporty, yet sophisticated feminine look.
For the Notetaker:
The BLU Notebook is the first ever sketching journal made from pages that have the look and feel of traditional blueprint paper (Without the smell of Ammonia!). BLU offers an aesthetically pleasing and soothing effect when using vibrantly pigmented white and coloured gel ink against the rich blue pages of BLU. Note-taking has never been more fun! Different sizes with prices starting around $20.
For the Young Scientist:
KIBO Robot Kit, from KinderLab Robotics
Better than limiting screen time, this is a fun robot toy that engages even the youngest children in active STEM/STEAM Learning. With KIBO, 4-7 year olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO kids’ imaginations soar – all without requiring screen time! Designed for open-ended play, KIBO lets kids make almost anything – a character from a story, a carousel, a dancer, a race car – anything the child can think of. They plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button and watch their creation go!
When children build, code and decorate their own robot, they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in STEM/STEAM and future careers. KIBO is designed to teach children aged 4–7 to build, program, decorate, and bring their own robot to life without requiring any screen time.
For Someone Needing a Smartphone:
No more paying monthly to pay off your smartphone. For just $39.99, the Coolpad Illumina™ is packed with the essential features you need, and fits your budget. A 5″ display, crisp 5MP rear camera, and fast quad-core processor, all optimized on Android™ Go OS. The Illumina is the perfect choice for those seeking an impressive value at an affordable price!
For the Audiophile:
Cleer FLOW noise Canceling Headphones
Simply the best. This is hybrid noise canceling technology for noise-free listening; ironless drivers for superb audio reproduction; comfortable and streamlined style with interchangeable deco-rings for personalizing to taste. Complete with Ambient mode, up-to 20-hours playback, enhanced call-handling, and intuitive controls and clearly, the FLOW is built exceptional listening anywhere and everywhere. Available in black or silver with an MSRP of $279.99.
For the Woman that has Everything
The Enclosed is the first and only lingerie gift-giving service specifically designed to empower men to create high-end, romantic gift experiences for the women they love. Men can order “worry free” as they offer a monthly, three, six or 12-month subscription of lingerie deliveries with the ability to cancel at any time. Prices range from $55 to $1,300. [ENCLOSED] gets the fit right 98% of the time and offers a no-hassle fit guarantee.
For your Dog:
Worn on a dog’s collar, the $79.99 Animo tracker comes with three different sized attachment bands, making it suitable for dogs of all sizes. Weighing just 22g, Animo is lightweight, comfortable and waterproof. It sits flat against the collar and its “twist and lock” fitting not only makes it easy to attach and detach, but also holds the unit firmly in place. It operates using a standard coin cell battery which lasts for six months, preventing the need for regular charging.
Animo connects to the Sure Petcare – Animo app via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), where owners can set and monitor daily activity goals for their pet, as well as view their pet’s activity and behavior reports by day, week, month or year. The app also provides an hour-by-hour sleep report.
For the Super Fan:
Northwest continuously produces new, innovative and exciting products for the majority of the worlds’ most recognized and loved brands in sports, Entertainment and lifestyle. Take your fandom to a new level as Northwest offers pillows, throws, duffels, lunchboxes, ponchos and more with official logos of all your favorite college and professional teams. Great price points, too! Order as they have free and fast shipping.
For the Ultimate Sports Fan:
The ultimate tennis experience. Tennis With the Stars takes place each year in Rancho Mirage, Calif., right before the BNP Paribas Open. You can either watch or take the court with some of the top professional players in the world. There are an assortment of package options that even include clinics for entire week. The event has featured such tennis greats as Simona Halep, Darren Cahill, Frances Tiafoe, Richard Gasquet, Genie Bouchard, Martina Hingis and Jelena Jankovic! Join in for a once in a lifetime opportunity for personal interaction with some of the world’s best tennis stars.
Beat the crowds and grab you and your loved ones 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open tickets before they go on sale at 25% off!
Enjoy the best seats as two gold level seats are only $99 or two diamond level seats for only $149, along with bonus tournament keepsakes! The tickets are for one day during July 22 – 25, 2019. The holiday pack also includes a tournament towel,program, and $20 cash card to PGA TOUR Superstore. This offer expires December 20, 2018, so hurry!
ScoopOTP contributor, Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based writer that covers the intersection of sports and technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell, hear him on iHeartRadio stations with Sully, and check out his gadget and tech website at WirelessWednesday.live.