Don’t know what to get grandma this year? Contrary to what you might think, a tech gift might be just the right thing for her. To help you out, we’ve put together this list of awesome and useful electronics and gadgets that we’re sure she’ll love.
This comfortable eye mask and headphone combo is the perfect companion for a nap. Made of ultrasoft memory foam, this eye mask helps to block out exterior noise and ambient light for a restful ambiance, whether on-the-go or on the couch. The built-in over-ear headphones can connect to a smartphone or MP3 player, and have a layer of memory foam so that the wearer can lay on them comfortably. Get it here.
There are times where holding a phone or tablet isn’t the most convenient or comfortable option. That’s where these incredibly small and portable stands come in. The adjustable support bar allows for several viewing angles, and they fold up to about the size of a credit card, so they fit easily into a bag or wallet, but they can support most smartphones, tablets or e-readers. Get them here.
This clever smartphone stand allows drivers to safely use navigation apps on-the-road without futzing with their smartphones. It easily installs onto virtually any type of dashboard with its ultra strong suction cup. And its one-handed operation allows it to rotate 360 degrees to allow for basically any smartphone viewing angle. Compatible with all iPhone and many Android models. Get it here.
Let’s face it: we all misplace something sometimes. With the Nut Find 3 Smart Tracker, losing an important item doesn’t have to be as much of an inconvenience. Attach it to keys, smartphones or a plethora of other items, and the Nut will helpfully beep when called via an app. It can also be configured to beep if it gets out of range of a smartphone, so she’ll never leave her car keys behind again. This set comes with four individual trackers, so they can be used on a range of important items. Get them here.
It’s a well-known fact that most grandparents love pictures of their grandkids and family. That’s why a digital picture frame is a great choice. This model features a 10-inch high-resolution display, 16 gigabytes of internal memory for storing tons of photos and videos, and support for both audio and video playback. It also comes with a remote control, allowing for convenient and user-friendly operation. Get it here.
Keeping active and staying healthy is important at any age. To help with those goals, the Fitbit Charge 2 is an excellent choice. It’s simple and tracks a variety of data from activity and heart rate to sleep quality and duration. Its OLED screen also displays call, text and calendar notifications, letting grandma keep up-to-date even without having her smartphone in-hand. Get it here.
Upgrade grandma’s clock with the Amazon Echo Spot. Like other Echo devices, the stylish and compact Spot features the smart home assistant Alexa — which can help with a variety of tasks via voice command and is always getting smarter. The Spot also features a camera for hands-free voice or video, and its onboard display allows for visual news briefs, music lyrics, weather forecasts, calendar updates and to-do lists. It’s not out quite yet, but Amazon says all orders will arrive by Christmas. Get it here.
Don’t let grandma’s record collection sit in a box and collect dust. Let her know that vinyl is back with this elegant, all-in-one Victrola record player. It combines a nostalgic and luxury real-wood design with modern-day technology. It’s a three-speed turntable that can play basically any LP, but it also features built-in Bluetooth, CD and cassette players, an AM/FM radio, and a full-function remote for easy controls. Get it here.
Give grandma the gift of safety on the road. This dash cam can record a huge amount of footage with support for micro SD cards up to 128GB. Best of all, this dash cam has your back — literally. Unlike many other models, this two-pack records HD video from both the front and rear of your vehicle, giving users 360 degrees of protection. It’s also packed with safety features like stop sign recognition, driver fatigue alarm and headlight reminder. Get it here.
Give your book-loving grandma the latest in e-reader technology. The Kindle Oasis features Amazon’s highest resolution display yet — it’s a 7-inch screen that reads like paper in bright sunlight, but also features a lighted display for darker environments. It’s made with a thin, ergonomic and waterproof design for easy holding and page-turning. Best of all, it only needs to be charged every few weeks. Get it here.