Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide & Samsung Gear S2 Review

I have a confession to make. I’ve barely done any shopping this holiday season and, well, time is pretty much running out. Please tell me I’m not the only one because I need to feel a little less alone and not quite so inadequate. Don’t get me wrong. I like the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping, but we just moved to a new home a little over a week ago (I know, we ARE crazy) and have been pretty consumed with that and all that goes along with it. So yeah, this holiday season has been a tad more stressful than usual. I’ll share more about our new home soon, but for now let’s get back to the last-minute shopping I have to do (and that you might have to do, too) and a holiday gift guide that will cover everyone on our lists!

What I love most about technology is how there are so many fun gadgets and devices that can be connected to and work so well with smartphones, like my Samsung Galaxy S7. When Bluetooth accessories are paired with a mobile device it just makes life a whole lot more simple, and fun, sometimes it makes things a lot more fun. Speaking of fun, I really love my polka dotted phone case and a really good (and speedy) phone charger, but there are so many other great accessories that can improve your life, be a little entertaining, and even keep you on track with your fitness goals. So let’s get down to business because I’ve got some shopping to do.

Last-Minute Tech Gift Ideas

Minion Bluetooth Speaker

  • For the person on your list who pretty much has everything, the Parrot Mini-Drone Rolling Spider would make a for a fun “toy” while offering hours of entertainment. It flies smooth in all directions and is simple to operate with touch controls on your favorite mobile device. The Rolling Spider is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows by downloading the FreeFlight 3 app through Bluetooth Smart. Shhhh, don’t tell my husband about this because if he hears about it he’ll suddenly NEED one and his list is already long enough. 
  • For the person who appreciates quality sound everywhere they go, the UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect gift. Not only does it come in fun designs, but it can also withstand being wet for up to 30 minutes and provides amazing sound sending out good vibes and music in all directions. 
  • Don’t forget the younger kiddos on your list because they will love this adorable Despicable Me Minion Bluetooth Speaker or a cute pair of Frozen Cool Tunes Headphones, so they can listen to their favorite tunes where ever they go just like the teenagers and grown-ups in the family.

Samsung Gear S2 Review

Gear S2 Smartwatch

My friends at U.S. Cellular recently sent me my very own Samsung Gear S2 and I immediately fell in love with it. It’s basically a smartwatch that allows wearers to keep track of their health goals while also checking email, responding to text messages, and getting notified when a call is coming in on their phone. I easily paired the Gear to my Samsung Galaxy S7 and I love that I can keep track of my daily steps just by glancing down at my wrist. One of my favorite features is that it provides periodic alerts to keep me motivated to work toward my goal. Oh, and did I mention there are a whole bunch of free watch faces to choose from? Seriously, it was one of the toughest decisions I made the day I received it, but luckily it’s super easy to change them using the app on my phone so when the mood strikes I just switch to something new. It totally feels like I have a whole new watch, without spending any extra money. I could go on, but we’re all running out of shopping time, so hurry up and go get a Samsung Gear S2 for someone special and they will love you forever. Or get one for yourself because you’re totally worth it. 

What is your favorite tech accessory to give or receive this holiday season? Because I’m sure there are a whole bunch of awesome ones that I don’t know about or didn’t think to share.

Disclosure: I’m a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.






  1. Rebecca Bryant says

    what a cool watch. I really what a smart watch or a new phone from Samsung. This makes fro a great gift too.

  2. Such great gift ideas. I know I would like a watch like this. I need to focus on my heath goals and this would be perfect.
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  3. Looks like a really cool watch. So many options out there it is nice to see your review
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  4. My family is definitely into the latest tech so these are good choices. The Samsung Gear S2 sounds pretty cool!

  5. Great ideas for sure. My daughter loves everything Minon…so that would be a hit for her.

  6. I like that watch! I’m sure it’s cheaper, but just as awesome as the apple watch.

  7. The Elsa headphones would be a hit a my house. But I would have loved to get the wwatch!

  8. I have a Samsung and need this watch stat! My girls would love these headphones!

  9. We got our daughter those headphones and she loves them! Great last minute gift ideas

  10. That would have been a great gift this past holiday season. I should have thought of it sooner.

  11. Great collection of gift ideas! love it
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