Can you believe Christmas is just six weeks away! Have you begun your holiday shopping yet? If not, don’t worry! The entire Divas And Dorks team has scoured stores and the internet to find the best holiday gifts (so you don’t have to!) We’ve searched high and low for the best Christmas gifts of the year for practically anyone on your holiday list. Looking for a nice gift for that special man in your life? We’ve got you covered! Not quite sure what to buy for the office exchange? We’ve got all the gift ideas you’ll ever need this season!
We’ve got our biggest holiday gift guide EVER! Filled with 12 huge pages of tablets, wearables, smartphones, holiday fashions, beauty and more!
Make sure to log on to DivasandDorks.com, starting Thursday, November 20th - as we’ll unveil the best in unique and stylish gifts for any budget plus a chance to win some of the featured technology, fashion and more from The BIG Holiday Gift Guide below.
Page 1. Holiday Tech Guide for Parents
Page 3. Gifts for the Office Holiday/ Gift Exchange Party
Page 4. Double Duty Tablet gifts That Pack A Productive Punch
Page 8. Stylish and Tech Savvy: Gifts for Him
Page 9. Stylish and Tech Savvy: Gifts for Her
Page 10. Sentimental Gifts Perfect for Grandparents
Did we mention that you should probably check back everyday? We’ll be sprinkling in some unbelievable holiday prizes for you to keep (or giveaway) this season (Hint: Remember Diva Days Of Christmas prizes of yesteryear? We’re upping the ante and will be bringing you bigger and better prizes unlike anything we’ve ever done before! You won’t want to miss out!) Starting Thursday, November 20th make sure you check back daily for your chance to win!
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Are you looking for a trendy tech gift that is as stylish as it is useful for the entire family? As more and more wearables make their way onto retail shelves this season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking for the right wearable for that special person on your list. From smart watches, to fitness bands and even fashionable accessories like pendants and rings – you can find almost every type of wearable device on the internet these days, but lucky for you, we did the work so you don’t have to. Discover the best in watches, pendants (even onesies) and more wearable gifts for the entire family below!
The Mimo Smart Infant Monitor is designed for today’s new parents. It connects with your smart devices, it’s accessible from anywhere in the world, it’s shareable, it’s interactable, it’s safe for your baby, and it’s easy to use. The Mimo Smart Infant Monitor sends your baby’s sleep, body position, and breathing data in real-time to your smartphone or tablet. Sensors on the kimono pick up your baby’s breathing patterns, and the snap-on Turtle senses movement, body position, and skin temperature. Earlier this year, I got the chance to check it out in action – check out my experience here.
Discover the only activity tracker made for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits with 50 fun challenges and a free Petathlon Games™ app. Available in Pink, Blue and Green, this Discover the only activity tracker allows kids to have a good time getting active with a customizable pet pal as they play games and complete challenges together. Children can earn points and unlock rewards for being active, caring for a pet pal and completing challenges. It’s fit made fun-just for kids!
The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time connected GPS tracking device, created specifically for children three years and up. For the first time, tracking technology has been miniaturized to fit in a trendy kids watch. Check out the video and pre-order today at hereofamily.com
Wearables For Women
The Tory Burch for FitBit collection adds a little style and flair to the normally bland fitness band. In case wearing the bracelet on your wrist isn’t your thing, Tory Burch has options for you! You can also transform your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with the Fret Pendant Necklace. Check out more from the designer collection collection here.
The Tory Burch for FitBit collaboration is one step closer to bring fashionable fitness integration to women everywhere. The exclusive collaboration between Tory Burch and Fitbit transforms your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with a designer Metal Hinged Bracelet. Made of solid brass, it’s based on the decorative, open fretwork that’s a signature of the Tory Burch design — complete with a secure, easy-access latch on the back.
Opening Ceremony and Intel debuted the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) earlier this year as the first bracelet to fuse luxury jewelry with wearable tech. Featuring semi-precious stones as well as a 1.6-inch sapphire touch screen, the eye-catching yet subtle piece is a world away from bulky, athletic-inspired wearables. MICA is connected by AT&T’s mobile broadband network and includes two years of wireless service with the device purchase.
The rings, made from semi precious stones set on gold-plated metal, look like something you might find in your great aunt’s box of custom jewelry. They’re clearly feminine, and stylish in a way that says the company is gunning for Barney’s, not Best Buy. Forget cluncky plastic, this startup is bringing bling to wearables. Pre-Order yours today for $195 at Ringly.com.
Wearables For Men
Dalys 1895 Sterling Silver Cufflinks with a 16 gigabyte USB drive inside. These beautiful cufflinks are hand made by Texan silversmiths and are ideal for having your man’s personal monogram engraved. Each pair of cufflinks has one cufflink that slides open with a 16 gigabyte USB flash drive inside ready to install in your computer. The favorite man in your life can share everything from professional presentation on stage to personal photo albums along with his favorite music play list. Order today for $199 at Dalys1895.com.
Designed with a modern take on the classic thick-framed style, Epiphany Eyewear are the only smart glasses with a design asthetic chosen to walk the runway at the highly exclusive NY Fashion Week. The Epiphany design asthetic is current for today and timeless for the future. Capture interest and turn heads when you walk by wearing the most clean-lined, high-quality pair of smart-glasses on the market. The power of technology meets the refinement of stylish design with Epiphany Eyewear.
Discover more tech gifts and more for the entire by checking out other pages of our Big Holiday Gift Guide HERE. Have you begun shopping for the people on your holiday lists this year? What’s on your wish list? Share your holiday wish list hints below!
[Big Holiday Gift Guide HERE]
Father’s Day is right around the corner and Dad is expecting a gift, but your wallet is strapped I’ve got the perfect solution. Discover five unique Father’s Day Tech Gifts Under $25 that’s perfect for any dad from the sentimental father to the been thumb toting dad below. Check out a few of my favorite tech-inspired Father’s Day gifts for less than $25 that your papa will love.
ZTE Prelude™ smartphone (Free with $50 mail-in rebate)
Looking for an affordable, pocket-sized smartphone with great form & fashion for dad? The ZTE Prelude™ smartphone is designed just for him! This no annual contract device from the new Cricket Wireless offers a 2 MP camera for pictures and video, 3.5″ full touchscreen and is fully equipped for wi-fi and 3G available voice calling. At $49.95 and a $50 mail in rebate, you’re practically getting dad a smartphone for free! Discover more on the ZTE Prelude™ and more options from the new Cricket Wireless here.
HÄNS Swipe–Clean ($15)
This Father’s Day, indulge Dad with an innovative cleaning gadget that will cost you only $15, fits in the palm of your hand, and lasts approximately 500 uses. This must-have gift: HÄNS Swipe–Clean. Hardworking, practical, reliable, and high-quality, HÄNS Swipe–Clean is a 2-in-1 cleaning option for smart phones, tablets, GPS, your car’s audio and navigation screens, and other devices. Keep it in the car, in the briefcase, at the office, or at home for a convenient clean anytime. See HÄNS Swipe–Clean in action here.
JBL Micro II Multimedia Speaker ($20)
The JBL Micro II Multimedia Speaker from Verizon Wireless features a rechargeable 5 hour Li-ion battery and a built in bass port – and it’s small enough to fit in your backpack or purse. A built-in audio cable connects the speaker to any mobile device or MP3 player. Want even more sound? Daisy-chain it with other JBL Micro II speakers. Get the JBL Micro II Multimedia speaker at VerizonWireless.com.
Botanicalls Kit ($10)
Tech-savvy gardening dads can set up a Botanicalls Kit, a system that lets you know via smartphone when plants need water! A sensor in the dirt measures moisture, and when the soil is too dry, the plant posts “water me please” to Twitter. Enable Twitter mobile notifications to get pop-ups on your smartphone when the Botanicall sends out a hydration SOS.
Mosaic Photo Book ($25)
For sentimental fathers, try Mosaic. The smartphone app Mosaic (available for iOS and Android) quickly creates and delivers a unique Mosaic photo book. Once you download the app, select 20 photos from your camera roll and add them. Mosaic will then create and send a physical, 7-inch photo book within four days, all for the price of $25.
Just in time for Mother’s Day and stylish seasonal greetings – style guru, Lloyd Boston has launched his new greeting card collection, “Perfectly Styled” at New York City NIQUEA.D boutiques this week. Lloyd was on hand to mix and mingle with guests, as well as offer his styling advice to attendees.
If your mom, grandmother, sisters or friends truly cherish stylish greeting cards that reflect them – “Perfectly Styled” card collection is perfect for them! Many of the cards reflect a variety of fashionistas and stylish accessories or settings. No matter what the occasion, a great greeting card is always a nice surprise. Averaging around $8, these beautifully crafted cards not only feature amazing artwork and imagery but you can find “Perfectly Styled” cards for birthdays, friendly greetings and more!
“Perfectly Styled” by Lloyd Boston is a greeting card collection straight from the style guru himself. These cards reflect the timeless style and grace he advocates. Renowned for his style expertise and fashion tips and tricks, his card collection is a group of exquisite works of art.
Each card not only expresses wonderful sentiments, but they also come with extraordinary correspondence. Each card comes with its own postage and specialty NIQUEA.D seal. For more on the “Perfectly Styled” collection visit NIQUEAD.COM today.
With a bounty of great smartphones released this year, it’s easy to get overwhelmed to find the best smartphone for that person on your gift list. That’s why we have narrowed down the best holiday smartphone gift picks for anyone on your gift list below.
The Apple iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S comes with a 64 bit chip and fingerprint scanner. For those with the Apple OS eco system, they might enjoy the new champagne gold color option. BUY IT : Apple iPhone 5S
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
If you do a lot of work on your phone, you will be satisfied with the Note 3. The main accessory to the Note 3; the S Pen has more features than ever. Multi Window, a large display, wireless charging and long lasting battery life make this phone essential for productivity. The Galaxy Note 3 is available for all major US carriers starting at $299. BUY IT: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
If the Galaxy Note 3 is too large for you, an alternative is the Samsung Galaxy S 4. It has many of the great features the Galaxy Note 3 has to offer in a smaller size without the S Pen.
Motorola Moto X
Give the gift of customization with the Moto X. The first smartphone to be released by Motorola since it was bought by Google (besides the DROID series), the Moto X boasts simple yet innovative features that make your smartphone useful and efficient. It’s great for those who enjoy stock android with just a slight addition of Motorola features (Moto Assist, Active Display). It’s also a plus that the giftee can go on MotoMaker and design the Moto X and color coordinate its accessories. BUY IT: Motorola Moto X (Moto Maker)
Google Nexus 5
If you want the latest Android phone out, the Nexus 5 is the one. It comes with Android KitKat 4.4 (in case you didnt’ know that’s the latest version of Android). The smooth interface and affordable price (as low as $350 without contract) makes the Nexus 5 a win. You have two color options of all black and black and white. The Nexus 5 can be found on the Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T carriers. BUY IT: Google Nexus 5 smartphone (Android OS)
Shop For Good: Try Gifting for a Cause This Holiday Season
Combining your holiday giving and charitable kindness; what a wonderful thing. Support a charitable cause and also gift to the one you love with (RED).org. The organization helps bring awareness and lifesaving treatments for the fight against Aids in Africa. The anti-retroviral medications are helping to combat and manage the disease helping millions of women and children live a long and healthy life.
The (RED) Manifesto
Every Generation is known for something.
Let’s be the one to deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION.
How does this work?
“When you buy (RED) from the world’s most iconic brands, they donate up to 50% of the proceeds to fight AIDS. We’re at a tipping point in the fight – with action and urgency, it’s possible for the world to end the transmission of HIV from moms to their babies.” (red.org)
Beats by Dr. Dre contributes $5 from each Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition headphones to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. The Beats by Dre mission is to provide a superior end-to-end music experience – with headphones, speakers, devices and services – so fans feel the emotion and hear the music the way artists intended it to sound from the studio
Starbucks is one of the key supporters of the Product (RED) campaign to raise funds to help those living HIV and AIDS in Africa, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The coffee company began a partnership with (RED) in 2008 with the concept, “Your handcrafted beverage an agent of change”. The Starbucks campaign includes donations from proceeds of handcrafted drinks, coffee cards, specially designed mugs and tumblers.
Mophie powerstation (PRODUCT) RED is reliable power, capable of quickly charging virtually any USB device in the world, including the iPad and other power-hungry tablets with ease.
With well known and popular brands like Apple, Starbucks, Morphie, Theory, and beats by dr. dre, you are bound to find that perfect gift.
So, gift someone you love and tell them how this gift will also help those in need.
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then baubles should definitely be on every girl’s holiday list this season. With so many options, how do you determine which accessories are right for the loved ones on your lists? Check out a few of my favorite holiday baubles for any gift giving budget below.
Got a plain looking outfit? Spice it up with the latest accessories from 8 Other Reasons like the Loaded Earrings. They’re lightweight, multicolored, and super fun!
The Crystal Croc necklace is a bold statement piece to add to a simple look. This necklace features a neck-wide crocodile made from silver and rhinestones with black stone eyes and a chain necklace.
Boy Meets Girl x Roman Luxe ‘Funky’ Black Python Wrap Ring ($75)
Fresh from NY Fashion Week, this ring was inspired by the ‘Funky’ avatar from the latest installment of the ‘Just Dance’ video game franchise.
The Boy Meets Girl by Roman Luxe gold and crystal triangles double finger ring – delivering maximum sparkle to your lovely hand. This on-trend sparkler is just the thing to dress up a casual look, or accessorize a more formal one.
This Sterling Silver Rhodium 18K Gunmetal is a perfect Necklace for that “Rock and Roll” girl.
These Swarovski crystal-encrusted earrings with vivid starbursts. Post closure.
Made in the USA.
Length: 3.5in / 9cm
It’s so hard to please a techie with tech products. They know it all and seen it all. So if you want to impress them with some awesome tech gifts you got to go big. Well we can help you with that. Here are 3 innovative gift ideas for a techie that we love.
(Big Spender) Samsung 8000 Series Smart TV
You are winning if you gift your techie with this smart TV. The 65” LED smart TV has all the bells and whistle you expect from Samsung, including searching for TV shows and movies, connections with Netflix/Blockbuster, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, and social media updates through web services like Twitter and Facebook. But what really set this smart TV apart from the rest are the features to chat with friends, apps, and interactive TV content. With full HD 1080p display you can watch 2D and 3D quality content using 3D glasses to “immerse yourself in the picture.” But this is what your techie will love – the Smart Touch Remote with a built-in microphone and gesture control. Use your voice and gestures to control key features on the TV. Oh, and the remote control has facial recognition to log you into the smart hub. Your techie is going to geek out!
(Modest Gifter) TrakDot
Travel much? Then you should have this. Make sure your valuables never get lost while traveling with this handy little tracker. The Trakdot system, which includes a small sensor placed in your luggage and an app loaded on your smartphone that tracks the location of your luggage throughout your travels. The Trakdot sends to your smartphone text messages reporting the position of your luggage, so you know exactly where your items are at all times.
“Trakdot™ employs newly patented mirco-electronics and ground-based cellular telephone technologies to track and report its position on the ground even while inside metal containers, such as cars, hardened suitcases, and parked aircraft.”
The service can be linked to several smartphones.
Trakdot luggage Sensor $59.99
One-Time Activation $8.99
Annual Service Fee $12.99
(Budget Baby) Window Solar Charger
Save energy and use a solar panel to charge your phone. The Window Solar Charger charges mobile phones and MP3 players at home, in the office, or in your car – just stick the charger to a window facing the sun and the solar panel will soak up those rays.
Colors: silver, black, and green
How often are you jamming to music? Is it two hours per day, mornings or evenings? What device are you using? Is it your smartphone, tablet, TV, surround sound system, or your component set (yeah your old)?
Did you know: 92% of African Americans and 94% of Hispanics listen to 60 hours of music each month? (source)
Of those, millennials are overwhelmingly listening to online radio like Pandora, Blog Talk Radio, and Live365. Hmmm, armed with this information, what are the best Christmas gifts for your music lover? Here are our Top 3 picks of gifts for any music lover:
Baby its Cold Outside and I got the hat for you. Echo’s Headphone Hat has built in headphones sewn right into the hat – not to disturb your listening or your warm comforts. Aren’t they cute? No more fussing over tangled wires or your ill-fitting hat disturbing you musical flow.
The perfect gift for music lovers young and old: No cables. No Plugs. No Internet service. No problem. It syncs to your mobile device over Wi-Fi. No computer required. The service let’s you follow friends, curators, critics, and artist. What’s on heavy rotation? The heavy rotation feature works similar to what’s trending on Twitter so you know what people are constantly listening to and talking about. You can create your own playlist, share your music collection.
Wi-Fi – free for 6 months service
Web – Unlimited web streaming for $4.99 a month
Unlimited – Unlimited web and mobile streaming for $9.99 a month (with an option to add family members at 50% per account)
Monster said it is a game changer for the redefined DJ. This digital turn table system and production studio is portable allowing you to produce and record quality audio anywhere, anytime. All the controls a DJ needs – touch screen, beat matching, effects, touch sampler, sequencer, line in, EQ, and recorder.
If you braved the early Black Friday crowds or took in all the shopping action from the comfort of your computer – one thing is for certain, you could find gifts for the entire family at Best Buy or BestBuy.com. Last week, we highlighted just a few of Best Buy’s Black Friday Deals and although many of them have come and gone, you can still find plenty of savings all December long (just in time for the holidays!)
Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday season. They feature more than 100 products that you can only find at Best Buy (Now that’s how you gift!) Technology is evolving quickly and becoming increasingly complex- Best Buy is here to help make it easy for your to choose the products and services that work best for you.
Phones and Tablets: At Best Buy you can see and try all of the phones, tablets, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options.
Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only do they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.
Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry’s tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.
Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearables this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smartwatches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.
So if you’re still looking to finish your holiday shopping, why not start at Best Buy? If you want to get a jumpstart on after-holiday fitness routine or simply stock up on toys for the kids, you can save 15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel (click here for instant savings). If mobile accessories is more your thing, stock up on the latest headphones and portable speakers (excludes Beats, Bose and Sony) with this instant 10% off coupon?
The holidays is a great time of year, do yourself a favor and enjoy stress free holiday shopping and discover gifts for the entire family at Best Buy.
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.