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If it’s one thing I know after raising eight kids, it’s that you’ll never give them everything they want and their “friends” will probably always one-up them, but this holiday season you can give them something that is a bit cool and will help them in the long run.

 

 

kindle

Kindle Paperwhite
(with Kindle unlimited subscription)

$119

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This is the sixth generation of the Kindle e-reader and along with Kindle unlimited they can carry books with them always and read wherever they are. It is 30% brighter than the iPad mini and yet is perfect for reading anywhere because there is no screen glare. Extremely long battery life allows it to be ready whenever they want to read.


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JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Speaker

$60

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A personal bluetooth speaker that can be used when working out at the gym, doing homework or chores or just hanging out with friends. The colorful JBL Clip 2 offers excellent sound along with an IPX7 rating for water resistance and eight hours of battery life. Carry it with you wherever you go.


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Study.com

$99

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Give them a subscription to Study.com. This will help them get a jump start on their studies and even allow them get a jump on college by preparing them to take some CLEP exams for college credit. They can use this to help them master subjects like math, science, English, history… and ace their next test.


 

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iPad Pro with Logitech Keys-to-go

Starts at $549

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Give them a lightweight, portable and fully functional computer that they can always have with them. I recommend this set up for almost every student. The keyboard makes the iPad even more useful for everyday use. With the keyboard, they can do all their school work on it.

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aftershokz

AFTERSHOKZ Trekz Mini

$129

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For those of you who have listened to me, this company has variety of headphones that use bone-conduction technology which means that your ears are free to hear people talking to you and noises around you while you are enjoying your favorite tunes, listening to the game or taking in your favorite audiobook or podcast. They are lightweight and deliver crystal clear calling and premium music enjoyment.


 

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Nanda Home Clocky the Running Away Clock

$40

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If you have teenagers or young adults you know they can SLEEP! Don’t let them be late again with this hip and cool alarm clock that will run away from them beeping and flashing all the way. In order to shut it off they have to get out of bed and find their alarm clock. No more hitting the snooze button. This durable alarm clock will jump right off the nightstand. Works on carpet or wood.


anker

Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger

$25

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I don’t know about you but I know that my kids go out and forget to charge their phone and forget that they have not checked in. Don’t let them be without a charged smart phone. With this small compact 10,000 mAh portable charger they can rapidly fully charge their iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6 three and a half time.


muse

Muse brain sensing headband

$249

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Are your older children stressed from all the deadlines, coursework, and demands on their time? You can help them learn to relax with this unique headband. Muse is a brain sensing headband helps them get the most out of their meditation practice by giving them real-time feedback on what’s going on in their brain.

Using this can help them learn the basics of focused attention meditation and includes milestones to keep them motivated and provides end of session results and graphs so that they can measure their progress. Meditation has been scientifically shown to reduce symptoms associated with stress, depression, and anxiety.


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Last Night On Earth – The Zombie Game

$45

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Do the young adults in your home like Zombies? If so this fast-paced game features brain eating zombies, working together the players are the heroes who try to make it through the night. There are several scenarios to choose from and each will changes the game drastically.


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Gloom – A miserable card game

$45

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Card games are always fun when groups of friends get together. In this game, each person tries to make the other’s character as miserable as possible while making themselves as happy as possible. This is a great stress reliever after a grueling week of school or work. If you want to play with a group, there are expansion packs available too.


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R2-D2 Coffee Press

$40

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For those who need a strong start to their mornings let this little R2-D2 droid help make you a great . He’s happy and willing to help your human in need. Simply add your ground coffee and boiling water into his glass body, Let sit and brew for a few minutes, plunge, and he’ll serve up 32 oz. of piping hot coffee.


tardis

Tardis Coffee Mug

$60

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Card games are always fun when groups of friends get together. In this game, each person tries to make the other’s character as miserable as possible while making themselves as happy as possible. This is a great stress reliever after a grueling week of school or work. If you want to play with a group, there are expansion packs available too.


 qsmart

Q Smart Bracelet

$88

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This beautiful charger looks just like a bracelet but will give you the peace of mind by assuring that she never has a dead smartphone again.


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Gamma Ray Optics Computer Glasses

$18

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These amber tinted glasses reduce the eye strain from harmful levels of blue light emitted by computer monitors They are help to alleviate visual eyestrain and fatigue from long hours of computer study.


smartmat

Smart Mat

$397

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A technology answer to a personal yoga instructor. The SmartMat’s software first calibrates your body’s dimensions through the use of surface sensors and during your workout guides you through flow and corrects your stance and posture so that you get the most out of your workout.


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DuoLingo Foreign Language Study App

$FREE

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In this day and age it is necessary to understand multiple languages. Give your young adult a leg up with this app that has them read, translate and speak in the foreign language of their choice anytime and anywhere.


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Grammarly

$29/mo*

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Give them the edge when writing papers and help them improve their writing and grammar. Signing-up is free, but premium accounts have extra features.

*Paid version includes a plagiarism checker as well.