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The best tech gifts for the *entire* family

From coding playsets to Google home—check out our favorites. 🤖

The best tech gifts for the *entire* family

Finding the perfect gift for your little or your partner is no easy feat, but with new technology innovations, gift giving might be easier than you think, mama.

Here are some of our favorite innovative tech gifts for the kiddos and adults in your life.

1. Osmo creative kit for iPad

This game transforms your iPad into an interactive tool that will provide hours of entertainment. Encouraging creativity, any drawing made on the pad will automatically be digitized on screen—bringing to life their ideas right in front of them!

Osmo Creative Kit for iPad, Amazon, $34.99

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2. Primo cubetto playset

This coding toy is perfect for kiddos three or older, taking coding off the screen and making it more tangible. The wooden robot is Montessori-inspired and guides kids through hands-on play.

Primo Toys Cubetto Playset Coding Toy, Amazon, $225.00

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3. Amazon Fire kids edition

If you're searching for the first tablet for your child, or want to take your own phone and device back, the Amazon Fire is an ideal option. With a 2-year-worry-free guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that if they break it, Amazon will replace it for free. Plus, it comes with extensive parental controls and a year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, full of books, apps, videos and more.

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, Amazon, $79.99

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4. Interactive Aura stealth drone

Drones are really popular this season, but you don't have to spend a fortune on one that your little might break. This one is designed to be an interactive toy for kids, allowing them to control various flight paths and tricks with a wave of their hand. It features a safety frame for those inevitable drops, too.

KD Interactive Aura Stealth Drone, Walmart, $59.88

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5. GizmoWatch

For your little who wants a smartwatch, but doesn't *need* one, the GizmoWatch is a kid-friendly version that keeps your little's safety in mind. It has a GPS locator built in, the ability to connect with 10 trusted contacts and fitness capabilities. Enough to guide them in gaining independence, while ensuring they're safe.

Verizon GizmoWatch, Verizon, $179.99

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6. Boxer

Boxer is an A.I. robot who comes to life for whatever your child imagines—from DJ'ing music to acting as a bowling ball to knock down cups. Full of a variety of games already programmed, you can also download the app to unlock more hours of fun.

Boxer A.I Robot Toy, Amazon, $64.94

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7. Tile Set

What's that one item you always seem to lose? Maybe it's your keys on hectic mornings, or you can never find that umbrella when it's pouring. Get rid of that stress and add Tile to your items you need to keep track of.

On the app, a map will show you where it is, ring your phone (even on silent), and even remind you where you left that item last time because #mombrain. 🙌

Tile Combo Pack, Amazon, $44.99

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8. eufy RoboVac 

Raise your hand if you'd prefer someone else to vacuum your house. 🙋♀️ Say hello to your new best friend. This robo vacuum will clean up all of those annoying messes, from hard floors to carpet. It auto recharges so you don't need to remember and features a quiet design so it won't interrupt sleeping kids.

eufy RoboVac, Amazon, $219.99

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9. Away luggage

Parents deserve a little splurge, too. These luggage pieces feature a beautiful design and multiple colors so you can always be sure you know which one is yours.

Our favorite part? The ejectable, TSA-approved battery at the top so you can charge your phone wherever you are. Now enjoy a getaway somewhere sunny. ☀️

Away The Carry-On, Away, $225

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10.  Instant Pot

Mamas have spoken and this is *the* product of the year because of how much time it saves. Toss out all of your older kitchen appliances and replace them with this 7-in-1 device. Perfect for slow cooking, pressure cooking, steaming, making yogurt, and cooking rice.

Instant Pot, Amazon, $87.49

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11.  Google Home hub

If you're looking for a personal assistant, here you go. Google Home Hub is the upgraded version of the beloved Google Home, complete with a digital screen. You can control all of your smart devices from one place and it allows you to listen to music, place calls and show off your Google Photos.

Google Home Hub, Target, $149.00

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12.  HP Sprocket portable photo printer

How many photos are in your camera roll right now? For me, it's 10,000—yes, we know that's insane. But, this little gadget connects to your phone to print off your most favorite photos of your littles in an instant. You can even link it to your social media accounts. The 2x3 inch prints are perfect for the fridge or your office.

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printers, Amazon, $119.95

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13.  Mini smart plug

For the parent who always has their hands full, this small—but mighty—device is a lifesaver. One plug turns your electrical items into smart devices via the app.

You can set schedules and timers for lights, turn off your bedroom light from bed, or make sure the fan is off before you go to bed.

Mini Smart Plug Outlet, Amazon, $9.99

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14.  Bose bluetooth speaker 

Bose is known for their incredible sound quality and this little device doesn't disappoint. It's portable, waterproof and has up to six hours of play time. Whether you need a little extra sound to take conference calls, want to jam out in the shower, or are going on an adventure, this will keep the entire family entertained.

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker, Amazon, $99.00

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It's hard to say who loves these more—my kids or me.

When I became a mama five years ago, I didn't put too much thought into whether my son was getting the right vitamins and minerals. From breastfeeding to steaming and pureeing his first bites of solid food, I was confident I was giving him everything to support his growth and development.

But then the toddler years—and the suddenly picky palate that accompanied them—came along. Between that challenge and two additional children in the mix… well, I knew my oldest son's eating plan was falling short in some vitamin and mineral categories.

I also knew how quickly he was growing, so I wanted to make sure he was getting the nutrients he needed (even on those days when he said "no, thank you" to any veggie I offered).

So when I discovered the new line of children's supplements from Nature's Way®, it felt like a serious weight off my chest. Thanks to supplements that support my children's musculoskeletal growth, their brain function, their immune systems, their eyes and more, I'm taken back to that simpler time when I was so confident my kids' vitamin needs were met.*

It wasn't just the variety of supplements offered by Nature's Way that won me over: As a vegetarian mama, I'm the picky one in the family when it comes to scanning labels and making sure they meet our standards. The trick is that most gummy vitamins are made with gelatin, which is not vegetarian friendly.

But just like the other offerings from Nature's Way that I've already come to know and love, the children's supplement line is held to a high standard. That means there's no high-fructose corn syrup, gelatin or common allergens to be found in the supplements. The best part? My two oldest kids ensure we never miss their daily vitamins—they are so in love with the gummy flavors, which include tropical fruit punch, lemonade and wild berry.


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Meanwhile, my pharmacist husband has different criteria when evaluating supplements, especially when it comes to those for our kids. He appreciates the variety of options from Nature's Way, which gives us the ability to rotate the vitamins based on our kids' daily needs. By keeping various children's supplements from Nature's Way on hand, I can customize a regimen to suit my kids' individual requirements.

Of course, high-quality products often come at a higher price point. But (to my immense gratitude!) that isn't the case with Nature's Way, which retails for a competitive value when compared to the other items on the shelf.

Like all mamas, my chief concern is supporting my children's health in any way I can. While I see evidence of their growth every time I pack away clothes they've outgrown, I know there is much more growth that doesn't meet the eye. That's why, for my oldest son, I like stacking the Brain Builder gummy with the Growing Bones & Muscles gummy and the Happy & Healthy Multi. My 3-year-old also enjoys getting her own mix to include the Healthy Eyes gummy. And both of my older kids are quick to request the Tummy Soothe tablet when something isn't sitting right in their stomachs.* And I'll admit it: I've tried it myself and the berry blast flavor really is tasty!

Although my current phase of motherhood may not be as "simple" as it once was, there is so much to appreciate about it—like watching my kids play and sing and create with their incredible imaginations. Along the way, I've eased up on some of my need for control, but it does help to have this range of supplements in my motherhood tool kit. So while I may not be able to convince my son to try kale, having the Nature's Way supplements on hand means I do know he's right on track.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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