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Nov 17, 2014

Stylish tech gift guide

By: Lauren McPhillips

Stylish tech gift guide Author: Style At Home

Gift Guides
Nov 17, 2014

Stylish tech gift guide

By: Lauren McPhillips
From an iPhone obsessed brother to a mother in love with her tablet and a husband who can’t live without his sports in HD, it seems that everyone has a taste for tech these days. Our favourite devices are becoming more stylish too, with design now just as important as the features themselves. Keep friends and family on the pulse of the coolest new technology with these ten stylish holiday gift ideas for long-time digital fans and newbies alike.

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Stylish tech gift guide

Portable speaker

In a well-designed room, technology has the ability to stand out like a sore thumb. For the stylish audiophile in your life, the A2 portable speaker is the perfect present, with crystal clear sound and a sleek design that will blend seamlessly into the existing decor. This lightweight speaker also features a smooth leather carrying strap for the fashionista on the go. A2 portable speaker, Beoplay, $400.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Beoplay Credits: Style at Home

Stylish tech gift guide

For the friend who likes to read in the bath

If you have a friend that’s a poolside lounger or a bubble bath soaker, chances are they’re wary of bringing their e-reader too close to the water. Gift them with the Aura H20, Kobo’s latest model that not only has two months of battery life per charge, but can also withstand being underwater for 30 minutes with no damage. Kobo Aura H20 e-reader, Best Buy, from $170.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Best Buy Credits: Style at Home

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Apple iPhone 6

The must-have gift that every mobile addict is pining for this season, Apple’s new iPhone 6 is bigger, better and thinner than ever before. Load it up with their favourite holiday recipes, music and photography apps for a sweet personalized touch. iPhone 6, Apple, from $749.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Apple Credits: Style at Home

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Variable temperature kettle

As tea connoisseurs know, different tea leaves require different temperatures to bring out the intended aromas. Treat the brew master in your life to Breville’s variable heat kettle, with five distinct heat settings for different tea types like black and oolong. Variable temperature kettle, DavidsTea, $150.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: David'sTea Credits: Style at Home

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Soda maker

Impress the cocktail master on your list with their own carbonated drink machine, ideal for whipping up sodas and tonic mixes for guests. Personalize by including a signature cocktail recipe that you’ve concocted just for them. KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage Maker, Bed Bath & Beyond, $200.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Bed Bath & Beyond Credits: Style at Home

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Apple TV

The perfect gift for the person on your list who wants it all and more at their fingertips, Apple TV is a one-stop shop for all things at-home entertainment. Whether it’s the NHL playoffs, the latest episode of Scandal, or the newest Taylor Swift album, Apple TV integrates all of your media into one easy-to-use interface. Apple TV, Apple, from $99.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Apple Credits: Style at Home

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Touchscreen gloves

Winter weather doesn’t put texts and emails on hold, and it certainly won’t stop some people from needing to post that incredible Instagram shot. Keep the hands of a well-connected friend warm with a pair of fleece-lined touch-sensitive gloves. Refined touchscreen gloves, Mujjo, $35 a pair.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Mujjo Credits: Style at Home

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Wireless headphones

Music makes the most mundane tasks more enjoyable, from a daily train commute to wrapping all those Christmas presents that line the bottom of your tree. Give the gift of perfectly pitched tunes with Bose’s new wireless headphones, allowing you to roam up to 30 feet from your music source with nary a cord in sight. Soundlink on-ear Bluetooth headphones, Bose, $280 in black or white.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Bose Credits: Style at Home

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Tile app

Have a friend who always seems to be losing something? Hook them up with the Tile App this holiday and help them keep track of the stuff they’re always misplacing. Stick a Tile to the back of the remote, a keychain and even inside a suitcase when travelling, then register it into the iPhone app to keep tabs on the things they just can’t afford to lose. Tile device, Tile App, $20 for one.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tile App Credits: Style at Home

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Swash clothing care system

There’s nothing worse than trying to work around the business hours of dry cleaners – they’re notoriously bad for short work days. Make your fashionista friend’s dreams come true this holiday season with the Swash at-home clothing care system that keeps clothes looking dry-cleaner fresh. Just pop in a cashmere sweater or linen shirt, wait 10 minutes, and the clothes will come out wrinkle-free, smelling fresh and looking brand new. Whirlpool Swash clothing care system, Best Buy, $499.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Best Buy Credits: Style at Home
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