Stocking Stuffers: 8 Small but Mighty Tech Gifts

We called on Liz Gumbinner — editor behind blogs such as Mom-101 and Cool Mom Tech — for her gadget guidance on tech gifts to get this holiday season.

Over the years, my family has gone from packing our stockings with frivolous, silly “doo-dads” that get re-gifted each year, to more meaningful, smaller gifts that we’ll actually use! Quality over quantity is our mantra.

At Cool Mom Tech, we always look for tech gifts that are small but pack a BIG punch, like the ones I’ve picked out from Target. Check out my few favorites below!

Fitbit Flex Wireless WristbandNot only does it offer a head start on the usual “get in shape” New Year’s resolution, it keeps you motivated to work off all those holiday treats.

Griffin KaZoo Case for iPod Touch 5th Generation: If you have a child with an iPod Touch, I love Griffin’s affordable new soft silicone animal cases—the penguin is particularly adorable for the holidays.

myCharge Portable Power Bank Multi-device Charger Amp 2000This lipstick-sized case delivers instant power to your device while on-the-go with a built-in USB port. It’s definitely nice to know you have plenty of talk time when you’re out and about celebrating with family and friends this holiday season.

Pentax Optio WG-10 Waterproof Digital CameraIt’s an indulgent stocking stuffer for the teen who needs something a bit indestructible, or a great gift for the friend who is always the first one to dive into the pool.

iPhone 5CIf your kid is ready for their first iPhone, the 5C is an excellent choice. You can even get the service hooked up right in store (check your local Target Mobile locations!) so it’s ready to use.  However, this gift might steal the show. Maybe save the stocking for last!

Sony In-Ear HeadphonesI own a pair and find them super comfortable and at a great value… especially since I’ve been known to leave my headphones on the plane from time to time.

Skylanders Swap Force Double PackIf you have a Skylanders fan, Swap Force characters (like Nitro Magna Charge and Free Ranger) with new powers and abilities could be the little gift that gets the most play. The Target exclusive double pack is double the fun.

Jawbone Jambox MiniDefinitely one of my favorite gifts for pretty much any audiophile this holiday! I love the smaller, more portable Jambox, which comes in six fantastic colors and styles. It fits in any bag (and any stocking of course.)

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