By Jillian Chamberlain • February 10, 2014
Not everyone wants flowers, chocolate and teddy bears for Valentine’s Day (what am I going to do with a bear?). But if you have a special someone in your life that happens to love high-tech gifts, I have some ideas for you!
Nothing says “I love you” like an item from the Apple Store. Are you in a long distance relationship? FaceTime is the best way to get some…well…face time, with the one you love. All you need is an iPhone, iPad or iTouch and an Internet connection to stay in touch with the ones you love. iPromise they’ll love it!
Valentine’s Day Apps:
My new favorite app is called Red Stamp. Red Stamp is an app that allows you to design cards or postcards from your smartphone. There are over 1,000 designs that can be personalized with photos + text and then shared from your mobile device and/or desktop computer via MMS, Twitter, email, Instagram, Facebook, and USPS. (Yes! Paper cards + postcards, too!).
If you’re looking for some geeky gifts for your tech nerd, look no further than ThinkGeek! Whether your loved one is a Trekkie, a gamer, or a Big Bang Theory fan; ThinkGeek has something for everyone. R2-D2 Soy Sauce Dispenser? Yup, they have it! Periodic Table Lunch Bag? In stock and ready to be gifted to your Science-minded Valentine!
If your Valentine is more high-tech and less-geek, consider some of these coveted tech gifts. The Pebble watch connects to a smartphone, pushing notifications straight to the wearer's wrist. Want to track your runs, get notified when your team scores, or kick off voice nav without touching your phone? You’ll find the app for that in the Pebble appstore. Discover thousands of apps and watch faces to customize Pebble to fit your life.
Charge Your Love:
Speaking of smartphones, have you ever been in the middle of an important call and your battery decides to die? Mophie smartphone charger case to the rescue! This battery case is a great and practical gift to give to someone you care about. Sure, it's not the most romantic thing in the world, but the recipient will thank you every time his or her phone starts to die and then comes roaring back to life. It's literally a gift that will keep on giving. You can pick up a Mophie at your local Best Buy store or on Mophie’s website.
Disconnect for the One You Love:
Sometimes we get so caught up in our electronic devices that we forget to enjoy the time we spend with others. Maybe the best way to spend your Valentine’s Day is to go low-tech and buy an old fashion card letting the special person in your life know how much you care. Check out this store on Etsy for unique letterpress cards like this one from TwinRavensPress.
I hope these ideas have you turning on more than your computer this Valentine's Day!
Jillian Chamberlain When not Facebooking, Tweeting & Instagraming (basically turning any social media platform into a verb), Jillian can ironically be found reading a hardcover book, using an abacus and morse code.