When it comes to a gift for sister, she is truly special and you want to get her both something she wants (even if she doesn’t know it yet) and something that shows her how much you appreciate her. First, you need to decide what kind of gift is right your sister. When it comes to a gift for sister, her wants and needs can be all over the place. Many girls like jewelry, candy, and perfume, but many of them also like the newest technology gifts, and you might even call them techies. We have written this article for those sisters that are fall somewhere between just liking or wanting new technology and being true techies.
Tech gifts abound and that can make the choice a difficult one. Which tech gift is the right gift for sister? What kind of tech gifts does you sister like? What makes a tech gift a good gift for your sister?
Tough questions. Unfortunately, there is no definitive guide to follow since all sisters are unique and they like different things. There are some gifts that it’s likely that your sister wouldn’t turn down and might even secretly or openly want.
Our list is based on a search on the web for this year’s hottest sister gifts and we were going to make it a top 15 list, but there were just too many cool tech gifts to limit it to 10. Our list has the latest technology including everything from audio to TV-related, from cameras to GPS, and even an eReader. None of the gifts are cheap. That’s because we know that you want to get her the best and these gifts are the best from their manufacturers and popular or even the most popular tech gifts in their category.
Whether it’s a Christmas gift, a Birthday gift, or some other special gift, any sister will be happy to receive one of these.
Read on and see if one of these gifts is the perfect gift for your special girl!
Gift for Sister: 15 Best Special Girl Tech Gifts
Probably the most popular tech gift in recent memory, the Google Chromecast still has appeal despite being a little long in the tooth. You just can’t beat the price when compared to other streaming media players however, be aware that it also only has around 15 entertainment channels, doesn’t have any games, doesn’t support Amazon Instant Video, and a general lack of other content some of the more expensive units have like the Roku 3. It’s processor is also not top of the line and it only supports single-band wireless so expect somewhat poorer performance. Probably a fairer comparison would be with Roku’s Streaming Stick which has a like form factor. If price is one of your important considerations, the Google Chromecast is a great gift for any TV lover.
I don’t know how many times I have run out of juice before I was ready to put down my portable electronic device. As much as we use our portable electronic devices, it’s common to run out of juice long before you’re ready to stop posting to Facebook or Instagram. A good quality external battery can make her life so much easier and they’re so small now that she won’t even notice she’s carrying it. Plus, many have enough power to recharge a phone 4 times before needing recharging and when they do need recharging, it only takes a few hours to be fully charged again. The Anker 2nd Gen Astro E3 External Battery takes care of that. She won’t have to worry about being without power since this ultra-compact power source can charge an iPhone more than 4 times before needing recharging itself. This one’s available in white or black.
The speakers on her phone are not the best and she can’t share music with her ear buds, so the obvious choice is to get her a portable Bluetooth speaker that keeps the music booming wherever she is. Let’s face it. The built-in speakers on smartphones and laptops aren’t the best and it’s not possible to share music with your ear buds. Not just any speaker will do. It needs to be rugged enough to take what she dishes out and should be rated for outdoor use so she can truly take it anywhere she goes. The JoyiQi Portable Outdoor Sport Boombox NFC Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is really the perfect choice. Great price and high-quality construction are just the beginning. She will get near-studio quality sound right from her phone without wires or cords, waterproof, and it will last 8 hours without recharging.
Lots of new cars come with GPS systems now, but what about everyone else? Thank goodness Garmin makes a great line of aftermarket GPS systems that now all come with Lifetime Maps as well. I navigated in the Navy and yet I wouldn’t be without a GPS in my car. We all need help with directions and especially when you’re driving to an unknown location that’s brand new. Everyone needs a little help with directions sometimes and especially when you’re driving to someplace new and unfamiliar. The Garmin nüvi 55LM is the perfect solution to help your sister find her way anywhere she wants to go. It has a plenty large, easy-to-use 5-inch touchscreen, voice prompts, and is easy to install with its sturdy suction cup mount. You’re sister will love her new GPS!
You can’t beat the sound quality of Beats headphones and the new Beats Solo 2.0 Wired On-Ear Headphones are some of the best they offer. They’re not Bluetooth which makes them more affordable and yet the wires never seem to get in the way anyway. Imagine your sister relaxing with her favorite tunes while shutting out the distractions of the world. It’s bound to put here in a great mood. The quality of Beats is unquestionable and these headphones are available in no less than 11 stylish colors which means you should be able to find her favorite color among the bunch. They come with a hard-shell carry case, matching RemoteTalk connecting cable and they will make the perfect gift for your sister.
If you’re looking for something that may change your sister’s life, the Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with 128 GB of solid state storage is a worthy candidate. Since it’s release it has been and continues to be one of the most popular laptops available Apple or PC. It’s lightweight, compact form factor belies the speed and power of this diminutive laptop which boasts a blazing 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. Its 4 GB of RAM is plenty for all the fun she’ll have and the fun will keep coming because of its very lone battery life. We predict that this system will be your sister’s favorite gift!
#9 – Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – $870
Is your sister an Apple person or a Microsoft person? It seems there is no middle ground. If she has an iPhone, the MacBook Air may be a better choice for her. If she has a Windows phone or an Android phone, then you could go either way. If she likes Microsoft products this is really the perfect laptop gift. Recently released, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a dual personality that the MacBook Air does not. It can be either a table or a laptop and that kind of flexibility is really nice to have. It’s less expensive than the MacBook Air, but comes with similar technology. The MacBook Air can’t talk Intel i7, but the Surface Pro 3 has that as a powerful option. It also has a beautiful 12-inch touchscreen which the MacBook Air wishes it had. Other than some industry whining about Windows 8.1, we don’t see anything for your sister not to like about Microsoft’s newest laptop.
#8 – Apple iPad Air 2 – $444
For those sisters that would rather have a tablet, there is the wildly popular new Apple iPad Air 2 which Apple has endowed with just about every technological breakthrough they could muster. It comes with the famous Retina Display of course, all solid state storage for more reliable operation, and Apple’s updated 8 MP iSight camera. She gets all that and a 10-hour battery life which means she can be working or playing all day without worrying about running out of juice. Probably the best pure tablet available, the iPad Air won’t disappoint in capability or ease-of-use. Whether your sister is into music, images, video, or just surfing the net, this is a great sister gift!
#7 – iPad Mini 3 (64 GB) – $460
This just in! A brand new iPad Mini was just released and should be one of the hottest gifts all year. It’s the new iPad Mini 3. You now can pack up to 128 GB of RAM into this small package so that you never run out of applications space. Although the iPad Air will remain one of the most popular models Apple offers, the small form factor of the new iPad Mini 3 is definitely enticing. You get most of the functionality of the iPad Air in a more compact package (7.9 inch retina display) and at a lower price point. Use the same apps, enjoy fast wireless and marvel at Apple’s stunning retina display all in an easy-to-carry package. Get your sister a tech gift she will use everywhere. The iPad Mini 3 may be the perfect gift for her!
Do you think of your sister and maybe you as the adventurous sort? It’s one thing to have an adventure and a whole other thing to be able to share it with each other and friends later when you want to remember! Mobile phones and basic cameras just don’t have what it takes to handle action shots and don’t have the flexibility with attachments to record just about any situation. That’s where the new GoPro HERO4 Black 4K Action Camera comes in. It’s compact, tough, waterproof, has fast built-in WiFi, lightweight, possesses wide-angle capability, amazing sound quality, and is the undisputed king of professional and amateur action videos everywhere. Probably the only thing more important than performing some amazing action stunt or experiencing the most awesome moments of your life, is capturing them on video to share with everyone else! Give her the best capability out there.
#4 – Amazon Fire TV – $99
The Amazon Fire TV streaming media player can be best compared to the Roku 3 in its capability and functionality and is brand new this year. If your sister has Amazon Prime it may be a better choice than the Roku 3 because it gives you extra benefits just related to Amazon Prime. If she doesn’t have Amazon Prime and shops at all on Amazon, Amazon Prime also makes a great gift. Amazon Fire was one of the first to have voice-command capability which allows you to speak the title of a show or movie and it will search for it. The Amazon Fire TV is also faster than the Roku 3, but not quite as organized. If she wants to play games as well, Roku 3 has that locked up. Either way, you may be getting the point that a streaming media player is a great gift for your sister!!
#3 – Kindle Fire HDX 7-Inch – $179
One of the most popular tech items ever with our family, the Kindle Fire HDX 7-Inch gets used almost as much as our phones. If your sister loves to read or play games or surf from the comfort of a chair or bed, then this is the gift for her. Amazon Prime also makes a great addition waking up the Kindle Fire to many free books and movies that will more than pay of themselves this year. This is the most popular computer gift on Amazon and it’s easy to see why. It has full HD resolution, a high-pixel density display, super fast quad-core processor, the famous “Mayday Button” for instant help, over 100,000 apps and games, millions of book titles, streaming movies, and TV. That’s a lot for the money. It’s a gift that any sister would love to have!
#2 – Roku 3 – $89
We have the Roku 3 at home and we love it. So we may be a little biased. If your sister likes to watch TV, particularly binge watching her favorite shows, then the Roku 3 is may be the perfect gift. This is our 3rd streaming media player in the list and that’s because they have so much to offer for the price. There are literally so many TV shows, movies, games, and other content that it almost doesn’t make sense not to have one. The new Roku 3 comes complete with voice search which was missing from the previous version, comes with full HD 1080p resolution, has faster performance, dual-band extended range WiFi, and even headphones that plug into the remote jack for silent operation. If you’re considering a streaming media player for your sister, the Roku 3 is truly the gold standard in streaming media and when you two are watching her favorite movies for free at her house, you will be thanking us!
If your sister loves to read then the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader is designed with that singular focus. It’s a wonderful choice for those that like to read outside in sunlight because of its no screen glare. You get a super high-constrast display, fast processor, built-in next-gen reading light, it’s very lightweight, and can maintain battery life up to an amazing 8 weeks without recharging. You sister will find herself lost in her books no matter where she reads along with being able to find out more details about her story than ever before. Give your sister the gift of reading in the 21st century and she will be thanking you for years to come.
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