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11 Fun And Useful Tech Gadgets To Gift The Parents In Your Life

If there is anyone who needs a little extra tech in their day, it's a busy parent!

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1. A tracking device set because keeping track of your kids, your kids' things, and your own things is...a lot.

Amazon

The Tile Essentials 4-pack includes two Stickers for gadgets, a Mate for keys and backpacks, and a Slim for wallets or notebooks, and is compatible with iOS and Android.

Get it from Amazon for $66.30.

2. A simple home security camera to help parents sleep better and feel comfortable when out and about.

Blink Mini — compact indoor plug-in smart security camera
Amazon

This small but mighty little camera features day and night video, motion detection, and two-way audio.

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

3. Speaking of sleep, a bedside sleep aid that offers guided meditations, white noise, and gentle alarms because a well-rested parent is a happy parent.

Hatch Restore smart light
Hatch

Get it from Hatch for $129.95.

4. A smart pen that will automatically send all of your random notes and to-dos to your phone.

Amazon

No more forgetting your grocery list!

Get it from Amazon for $109.70.

5. A fitness tracking device to count all the steps you clock after chasing around a toddler, cleaning up toys, or running after your kid who forgot their homework (or all of the above).

3Plus - Lite Activity Tracker in pink
Best Buy

Get it from Best Buy for $29.99 (available in black and pink).

6. A light and ultra-portable tablet for plenty of road trip and errand-running entertainment for kids (and thus peaceful car rides for parents).

Amazon

The Fire HD 8 Tablet has a battery life of up to 12 hours.

Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in four colors).

7. A smart mug that will keep your coffee steaming hot without any trips to and from the microwave.

Ember 14 oz Mug² Coffee Mug in Black
Bed Bath & Beyond

You can even control the temperature yourself from your phone or smartwatch.

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $129.99.

8. A sleek-looking wireless charging station that doubles as a phone sanitizer because what is better than your device being powered up AND germ-free?

Lexon OBLIO UV Sanitizing Wireless Charging Station in white
Urban Outfitters

Available in white or matte black.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $80.

9. While we're talking about germs, a cute little handwashing timer to remind you and your kids to scrub for the full recommended 20 seconds.

the hand washing timer
Urban Outfitters

Classical music will play while you lather up.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $11.

10. A smart screwdriver with 33 different bits so you always have the right size tool to replace the batteries in your kids' toys.

Bosch Go 3.6V Smart Cordless Screwdriver
Amazon

Say goodbye to rummaging through the tool set for hours on end. And all you have to do is push to start it.

Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

11. And a s'mores maker to enjoy some sweet treats together as a family.

Sterno Family Fun S'mores Maker in red
Amazon

Or alone after the kids go to bed. No judgment either way.

Get it from Amazon for $23.49.

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