The holiday season is in full swing, and if your family is anything like mine, you might still scrambling for a few last minute gifts for loved ones.
If one of those people on your list happens to be a woman working in tech and/or an entrepreneur, I’ve curated list of 10, awesome gift ideas to browse from — including links to Amazon products for those in need of Prime shipping. 😉
1) A Chic Coffee Table Book
As a reaction to Covid-19, many business professionals have converted a section of their home into a home office. Help your ‘woman in tech’ create and inspiring work space, with a chic coffee table book. Great for stacking on bookshelves or coffee tables!
Amazon has a lot of great picks, but these are some of my latest favorites at about a $100 price point:
2) Noise Canceling Headphones
Noise canceling headphones can be a saving grace, especially for those with families all working and learning from home together. Give the gift of sweet silence this holiday so she can get WORK DONE 🙂 .
I’m partial to Sony brand, but Bose and Beats are also great choices — ranging from $120-$270. Find them on Amazon below:
3) Coldbrew Coffee Maker
For folks who drink cold brew year-round, gifting a high-quality cold brew coffee maker will save your loved one’s time and money in the Starbucks line. I got one this past year, and it’s SO simple to use.
Check my top Amazon options below — #2 is also shop-able on Williams Sonoma… in case you need a bit more social proofing before making a cold brew coffee maker purchase. Expect to pay anywhere from $30-$80 for a nice one.
4) Standing Desk Converter
While home furniture and decor companies like Pottery Barn have excellent desk options, they don’t have some of the more ergonomic accessories that make long work days more manageable — such as a standing desk converter.
Is is it a romantic gift? On its face, no. However, if you assemble it for her in advance you’ll get some major bonus points!
I highly recommend investing in a two-tier standing desk converter over a single. It will provide more space for all of your tools — including your laptop, monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
5) Blue Light Blocking Eyeglasses
Long hours looking at laptop and phone screens can cause cause eye strain and headaches. But alas, these activities are unavoidable for technology and entrepreneurial professions.
Blue light blocking glasses help mitigate screen-related eye strain and headaches by creating a barrier between the wearer and the blue light from devices. Available in a wide range of styles and price ranges, I currently own a pair from Warby Parker (~$150) — and have my eye on some Tom Ford styles (~$400) I’d like to invest in… some day…
That said, there are some equally effective options offered Amazon as well — for a fraction of the cost. Ideal for blue light blocking skeptics and newbies, I recommend trying these options from Amazon as your “gateway specs”:
6) Glam Hair Accessories
Pull your hair back, and get STUFF done — while looking good in the process — with some glam hair accessories.
I’m freaking out about Gucci’s sequin headbands and tortoiseshell barrettes at the moment. But if you’re not ready to drop $400 for a hair accessory (I mean, come on!), I found these cute Amazon alternatives. Prices range from $10-$20.
7) A Work Bag Upgrade
Most people who work in technology are ‘virtually commuting’ to work at the moment. However, that doesn’t mean that their laptop is never leaving the house! Treat your loved one to a new workbag this holiday to help her shuffle and store work between family events and remote AirBnb stays.
I recently discovered this cool website called Net-A-Porter that has some great designer workbag options. These Amazon picks are also worth taking a peak at — ranging from Herschell at $50 to Tumi at $500:
8) An Oversized Blazer
In case you missed the memo, oversized plaid blazers aren’t just for for dads anymore. Nor or they for dress pants. They can be dressed up with skinny jeans and boots, dressed down with biker shorts and sneakers, and most important — thrown on between zoom meetings to give a more elevated look to your WFH ensemble.*
(*For me, this all too often means the Nick Jonas concert t-shirt I wore to bed the night before.)
I get my blazers nearly exclusively at Aritzia that go for ~$200. I’ve also spotted some sweet Amazon options as from $30-$180:
9) Fresh Sneakers
Technology companies’ dress codes are more casual that other industries. But, it’s just as much fun to style outfits work. Gift your loved one her new favorite pair of sneakers that will get her excited to start her work day — whether that’s in-office or at-home.
I bought my first pair of Golden Goose sneakers last fall, and they are my go-to’s for nearly every occasion. My runner-ups? Adidas, Tretorn, and Veja ($50-$150).
10) A Voice Assistant
Whether she works at a large corporation, small business, or is a solo-preneur, having a voice assistant like Google, Alexa, or Echo can be a great time saver for workin’ gals. They can answer what time it is, add items to your to-do list, catch you up on the news headlines for the day, and more.
I personally own Google Nest, which doubles function as a mesh Wifi (and also explains its steep $300 price tag). Other great options from Amazon include the Echo dot which comes in various styles and price tags ($60-$100 typically, but on sale now).
That’s a wrap!
SEO Lead at FOX Networks Group. Founder of TEKKI.digital blog. Contributing author at SearchEngineJournal.com.