Candy, cards, flowers and stuffed animals; these are the types of gifts couples have been programmed to give each other on Valentine’s Day, year after year. While they may be sweet gestures, they’re also predictable and not very practical. Just think, you’ll both end up gorging on all the candy in one night, the card gets shoved in a box with the other cards of Valentine’s Days past, the flowers eventually wilt and get thrown out and the teddy bear will sit on the mantle until one of you realizes that you’re a bit too old for teddy bears!
It’s time to think outside of the box of chocolates and get them something their heart truly desires–cool tech! Here are some fantastic tech gifts your sweetheart is guaranteed to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day.
Bose® SoundSport Wireless Headphones If your man is a fitness fanatic, these Bose® SoundSport Wireless headphones will help kick his workouts into high gear. With no annoying wires in the way, these Bluetooth® headphones let you push yourself to the limit with powerful audio and comfortable StayHear+ Sport tips. No matter how intense or sweaty your workout gets, these durable, water-resistant earphones are up for the challenge.
With this mobile virtual reality headset from Samsung, he’ll experience entertainment in a new and exciting three-dimensional way. Easily snap your Samsung Galaxy smartphone into your Gear VR and instantly escape to a virtual world where games are more realistic, allowing you to interact and explore your surroundings as if you were actually there and enjoy movies in a variety of different VR experiences. One minute you could be sitting comfortably on your couch and the next you’re watching your favourite flick on the surface of the moon!
With the SuperStar™ BackFloat™ in-hand, your guy will be the life of the party, wherever he goes. Not only does this little Bluetooth® speaker pack big, high-definition sound, but it floats, too! The tough, durable and shock-proof design is built for active lifestyles and can be connected wirelessly to any music device. It also includes a built-in mic with advanced noise cancellation for crystal clear hands-free calling. Whether he uses it for singing in the shower or lounging by the pool, the SuperStar™ BackFloat™ is guaranteed to make a splash.
Make every second together count with the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch. From the convenience of his wrist, he can easily stay in touch with you, check messages, listen to music and make sure he’s on time for your date, to boot. The watch design is classic and stylish and can be personalized with a variety of watch faces and bands. Plus the Gear S3 Classic is water-resistant, so he can wear it in the shower or while working out.
For the adventure seeker, the GoPro HERO5 action camera is the ultimate companion, next to you, of course. The HERO5 goes anywhere, even underwater up to 10m (33’) and mounts to virtually anything. Capture stunning photos and 4K video like a pro and instantly upload them directly to the Cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on the go. The camera also features a 2-inch touch display, PLUS convenient voice commands when you have to go hands-free.
For the beer connoisseur, one can never have too many bottle openers, especially a musical one with a nifty counter. And it comes in the colour of love. Throw this counting bottle opener in with a case of his favourite brewski and you may just win the coolest girlfriend of the year award.
Bellabeat LEAF Activity Tracker (Online Only)
Perfect for the fit fashionista, the Bellabeat LEAF activity tracker is designed for the active women to track every aspect of her health and fitness. LEAF measures daily activity like steps taken and calories burned, it records sleep patterns and even tracks her reproductive cycle. The activity tracker also taps into the powerful mind-body connection with guided meditation exercises. She’ll be able to calm her mind and better cope with everyday life stresses, leading to emotional balance and wellbeing. You know what they say, “Happy wife, happy life.”
Since most of us carry our phones at all times, it has pretty much become a staple fashion accessory, so make sure her smartphone is always on point with a stylish phone case. You can never go wrong with a White Diamonds hardshell case in rose gold, outfitted with sparkling Swarovski crystals or an Otterbox case decorated in roses that won’t wilt. If you really want to wow her, these Kate Spade gift sets are both fashionable and functional featuring cute zip wristlets she can carry her phone and other small accessories in.
Feel connected even when you’re apart with the Acer Iconia One 10 tablet. The front and rear cameras make it easy to take photos or video chat on-the-fly and the elegant clasp-like camera enclosure features both a hidden micro-USB port and micro-SD card slot. The tablet also comes with DTS-HD Premium Sound® and a large 10.1-inch IPS touchscreen with a wide viewing angle that’s perfect for snuggling up and watching movies together.
The Beats Solo3 are made for the hip music lover. These wireless headphones deliver premium sound quality wrapped in a comfortable, stylish design she’ll want to wear everywhere. Unlike your relationship, these headphones are no strings attached, giving her wireless listening freedom with up to 40 hours of battery life. And when she’s in a time crunch, a quick 5-minute charge provides 3 hours of playback.
Caseco Slouchy Ribbed Bluetooth® Beanie (Online Only)
Nothing tops off an outfit quite like a fashionable hat. But we bet none of her hats can play music! This red, slouchy beanie with Bluetooth® is perfect for those cold winter days and pairs with your smartphone for easy music listening and hands-free calls. The hat also uses voice prompts to let you know when your device is connected or when the battery is low. It’s machine washable, too.
Polaroid ZIP Instant Wireless Mobile Colour Printer (Online Only)
With the Polaroid Zip, your sweetheart can instantly print her favourite photos from her smartphone, tablet or camera on the go. This innovative wireless mobile colour printer zips out 2 x 3-inch smudge-proof, water-resistant photos in less than a minute. PLUS, because it uses ZINK Zero Ink, there’s no need to buy cartridges, toner or ribbon.