techie gift guide + kohl’s gift card giveaway.

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gift Guide: Electronics | Ann-Marie Loves + Kohl's

UPDATED: The winner is Jessica T! Thanks so much for sharing your holiday spirit ideas, guys! xo!

Today I am so excited to be partnering with Kohl’s to share my family’s top techie picks for him, her, and baby!

Gift Guide: Electronics | Ann-Marie Loves + KohlsFOR HIM

1. Cassini Telescope // Perfect for catching a glimpse at the stars, even in the midst of LA.

2. PlayStation 4 Console // Not only is this machine made for gaming but it’s perfect for streaming all of our favorite shows on Netflix + Hulu.

3. Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable // Classic vintage sound in a modern, funky color. Nothing better.


4. Fitbit Flex // I’m obsessed with my Fitbit and have noticed a significant improvement in my motivation to reach 10k steps daily since buying one a few months back!.

5. Beats Solo HD White Headphones // These are perfect (and oh so stylish!) for listening to podcasts while working.

6. Instax Camera // As much as I love my DSLR and my iPhone, nothing beats the wonder that is the Instax camera.


7. Summer Infant Baby Monitor // Being able to keep tabs on your little one while they sleep or play in their room is a cinch with this video monitor.

8. iPad Case // Briar has recently discovered old Disney movies on my iPad so a sturdy protective case is a must.

9. Jawbone Bluetooth Speaker // Forget a standard noise machine; download a few soothing sounds on your phone and let them lull your baby to sleep via bluetooth speakers (in the most excellent shade of mustard!).

In honor of the upcoming holiday shopping season, I am giving away a $200 Kohl’s gift card! To enter to win, leave a comment below letting me know what gets you into the holiday spirit. I’ll announce the winner at the top of this post on Monday November 30th. Good luck!

This post was sponsored by Kohl’s, but the ideas + opinions are all my own.

  • Meghan Simmet

    Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit like the first snow. It just doesn’t feel right to me if it’s not a white Christmas!

  • kirsten

    Thanks Ann-Marie! Lighting a fire and getting cozy with a cup of tea gets me into the holiday spirit. Best wishes!

  • Whitney

    I always love seeing the lights go up in the trees downtown each year. So festive! P.S. That orange Crosley player is awesome!

  • Christina

    Holiday music does it for me – either the Glee Christmas album, Kelly Clarkson Holiday album, or the “holly” channel on sirius, I start listening right around this time of year and gets me in the holiday mood for sure!

  • Jamie

    Twinkly lights in the house, Christmas music playing softly, and gingerbread scented candles. Happy Holidays!

  • Emma

    My parents just got into town this weekend and the weather turned brisk all of a sudden. The cold weather and getting cozy inside with friends and family gets me in the holiday spirit!

  • Jennifer

    Christmas music always puts me in the cheerful and happy mood. The smell of a Christmas tree or wreath will also put me in the holiday mood.

  • Kelly S.

    We just had our first snowfall of the season, that definitely got me in the Christmas spirit!

  • Katy

    Holiday Music! My favorite is the Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton christmas CD. I will rock that out over and over again.

  • Kate

    Seeing my two younger sisters get so excited about the holidays really perks up my holiday spirit because I love their pure awe and joy! It reminds me to appreciate the little wonders this time of year. :)

  • Jessica

    Holiday Spirit…for me it isn’t about the tree or decorations…it’s all the gatherings and shopping that go with the holidays ~ shopping for bunco exchange gifts, looking for special gifts for family, buying all the gifts on the “Santa List” so my boys let me know they still believe.

  • Miranda

    This is my first year doing an advent calendar with my little one and I’m just giddy with the magic and excitement that is Christmas!

  • Kimberly Kalil

    Listening to Christmas music gets me into the holiday spirit. I can’t wait to turn some on and decorate our tree.

  • Jennifer

    Decorating my place while listening to the She & Him Christmas album really gets me in the spirit! Peppermint everything also helps!

  • Lauren

    Lights! I love love LOVE Christmas lights. They always get me in the spirit.

  • lee

    White twinkly Christmas lights and all my favorite holiday carols. Those, and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, which for me is the official kick-off of the holiday season. =)

  • Gabrielle

    Love those white headphones. Mine are getting rather ratty and may be in need of an upgrade. For Christmas I like to have it all. The twinkle lights, the festive tunes, the warm holiday drinks and time with family are at the top of my list.

  • Heather O.

    Going to the Christmas tree farm the day after Thanksgiving and purchasing a tree and wreaths and drinking hot cider in the cold always puts me in the holiday spirit!

  • Corie B

    Definitely the lights and listening to Christmas music gets me into the Christmas spirit…also holiday baking!

  • Sarah

    Christmas music and taking time off from work are usually all it takes to get me ready for the holidays!

  • LouAnn V

    Listening to Christmas music is a great way for me to get into the holiday spirit as well as looking at all the decorations.

  • Elena

    Christmas lights and decorations get me into the holiday spirit

  • Meg C.

    I love pulling out the old boxes of Christmas decorations. We’ve inherited a few old family treasures (my grandmother’s framed needlepoint Santa tops the list) and getting the whole family involved to trim the house always gets everyone smiling.

  • Kayley

    Spending time with family and putting up decorations puts me in the holiday spirit.

  • sarah r

    nothing gets me in the spirit more than pulling out the christmas music! i always make myself wait until the day after thanksgiving though- i can’t wait!!! :)

  • Mami2jcn

    Christmas music gets me into the spirit.

  • Monica

    Going to buy our Christmas tree on Dec. 1st for sure! And of course Christmas music always brings back great memories :)

  • caroline

    that music! I admit though for my first xmas in florida, I’m struggling a bit. Its just hard to believe we are almost done with November when its 70 degrees outside!

  • Briana

    Trays of warm party mix pulled fresh from the oven positively fills me with the Christmas spirit. The music, the lights and the green pine needles. These are just a few of my favorite Christmas things!

  • Heather Mason @NuttyNutrition

    This cold weather is actually getting me into the HOliday spirit! also, peppermint anything, christmas trees and lights!!

  • Heather Schmitt

    What gets me into the holiday spirit is Christmas music making travel plans to see family! And of course making tamales, a Christmas tradition. :)

  • Bianca Munoz

    Thanksgiving, cold weather, and christmas lights! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Muhammad Khan

    Spending time with my family and receiving early gifts :D

  • F.J.

    Making Christmas decorations and setting up the tree, putting the lights on, baking sweets …and all of this with my precious little girl! What can be better? :)

  • Elaine S

    Christmas music & movies hands down!

  • heather wesley

    I’d have to say the first few snow falls, and definitely cutting down our xmas tree, and decorating. My kids writing their Santa lists as well, and making a ginger bread house with them… So many things apparently lol

  • Bethany

    Snowy nights, cozy blankets, and a boozy hot chocolate is a sure way to get into the holiday spirit.

  • Jennifer H

    I’m ready for winter as soon as the nights get crisp and the days get shorter. I love decorating my house to make it feel more seasonal and finding every excuse to get friends together!!

  • Tracy

    my kids! Their spirit is contagious.

  • Sandra

    Putting up decorations, writing Christmas cards, doing something for others, Christmas shopping and baking help get me into the holiday spirit.

  • Susan Christy

    Thanksgiving and then the Christmas music starts and I’m in the mood for Christmas!!

  • Kate C

    Taking my two kiddos to the Annual Gingerbread Building Event the day after Thanksgiving gets me in the spirit for the holidays.

  • HS

    Music gets me into the holiday spirit the most.

  • Chris Martinez

    Holiday spirit means baking sugar cookies! We bake them almost weekly. The kids love it!

  • Dianne Hall

    Watching Christmas movies gets me in the spirit. Specifically, Elf & Home Alone!

  • lyka

    Here in the Philippines Christmas starts in September, we call it BER months. Malls begin having sales. Traffic is bad. Xmas lights everywhere. Christmas is the best when in the Philippines.

  • Kenny

    Decorating the Christmas tree always gets us in the good mood and gets us in the holiday spirit.

  • Laura

    I love decorating and cutting down a tree!

  • LAMusing

    Holiday music gets me in the right festive mood :)

  • Norma

    When the tree goes up it feels like Christmas

  • Deborah Martin

    I love doing all the holiday baking with my grand babies and kids.

  • julie murphy

    Christmas lights and music

  • terry

    the smell of x-mas itself–you cans sense the spirirt–its here–merry-m-mas to all

  • Cathy Oppedisano

    What gets me into the holiday spirit is traditional home cooked meals that are made from scratch with care. I still have bad memories of my aunt and uncle ordering from a catering company year after year and sometimes, no one could eat it because it was so bad. Thank goodness my grandmother cooked some side dishes anyways because that is what we could eat.

  • Lisa Brown

    Getting all the Christmas decorations out, putting on Christmas music, and decorating the house…so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  • Arra Odeza

    From decorating our house, Christmas tree and wrapping gifts as I feel the cool breezy wind, singing of carols and planning for the feast. that gets me into the holiday spirit

  • Jodie

    Shopping before going to the beach with the family!

  • Sharmaine

    Its the cold nights and days with sparkling lights everywhere. Its about having your love ones in this special holiday celebrating and bonding with them.

  • danielle

    would love to win

  • Amy Orvin

    The weather getting cold always gets me into the holiday spirit. It’d hard trying to decorate the house when it’s almost 80 degrees.

  • Melissa M

    Christmas lights and watching my kids joy.

  • Ali Moore

    Posts like this one get me revved up for the holidays! I love to see what my style icons covet for the season. Thanks Ann-Marie!

  • lauren knott

    I jam with some Christmas music!

  • Manuel Vizcaya

    Christmas decorations get me into the holiday spirit.

  • Catherine Brown

    Christmas movies gets me in the spirit to decorate and bake.

  • Mihai

    Christmas music gets me into the holiday spirit.

  • Bruce

    Decorating gets me going

  • Shannon

    Filling the house with classic christmas music, baking my family sugar cookie recipe with my niece and nephew, and the smell of wood burning in the fireplace! Cheers!

  • sue kirkpatrick

    listening to holiday music is my favorite thing to do to inspire a holiday spirit

  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    The music and decorations put me in the spirit! I love listening to Christmas music in the car and drive around and see the lights with my children!

  • Dandi D

    Baking Christmas treats and listening to Christmas music always gets me into the spirit.

  • Aleksandra

    In my city of Pancevo, Republic of Serbia, there is a distinctive smell of winter (not a bad one, it’s just quite strong). And the coldness always makes me cry, not because of sadness, it’s just by nature. Also, the smell of the Milford rum/orange tea that I always have at my favourite cafe which is all from glass and has a beautiful look and light during winter days and nights.
    Really can’t wait for the winter, and that first cup of tea. And snow.


  • Natalie

    Seeing snow, looking at Christmas lights and cross country skiing really gets me into the holiday spirit.

  • Jaclyn Mercer

    I always find that the first snow really puts me in the mood! Having my Christmas shopping done also allows me to enjoy the season!

  • Doris

    I love the food, the cold weather…

  • Jennie

    Lights and music! I love the beauty of it and all how everyone seems so much merrier at this time of year :)

  • Valerie

    Seeing all the Christmas light decorations and baked goodies.

  • Eric

    I love to spend time with my family and to remember what is most important in life! Thanks.

  • GC

    Christmas Rocks!!!!

  • Holly

    Christmas music, and a little nip in the air (though I’m the biggest wuss once it starts to get seriously cold).

    Love your picks, that Jawbone speaker is awesome :)

  • MaryAnn

    I love decorating the house with the kids and then watching a Christmas movie while drinking hot cocoa.

  • Nicole N.

    Starting to play Christmas carols and putting up the tree get me into the spirit! There is nothing like the glow of the tree!

  • Hanna

    Picking out our Chrustmas tree is the event that kicks off the holiday season for me!

  • Rebecca B

    Christmas music and snow put me in the holiday spirit!

  • Natasha F.

    So many things get me in the Christmas spirit, but right know I am enjoying cozy blankets with fireplaces that spill warmth into a room.

  • Barbara Fehmel

    I feel so happy when the first of the Christmas decorations appear in the stores. Christmas starts for me when I go shopping in the bright, happy decorated stores.

  • Kristen

    Listening to Christmas music and baking cookies gets me into the holiday spirit.

  • Denise Konkel

    Setting up the Christmas decorations and Christmas it!

  • Essence Nuckolls

    Putting up my decorations put me in the spirit we are doing our tree on Friday I’m so excited I can’t wait 😬😬

  • Debbie Petch

    I get very excited when my relatives from Nova Scotia and Scotland finally arrived!

  • Monique Stokvis

    My favourite part of Christmas is being together with family. I know everyone is saying things like lights and Christmas trees and presents, but really it’s about family. Also, this year is extra special. Although the world is somewhat terrified of brining immigrants to our country- we all must remember that we ALL CAME FROM IMMIGRANTS at one point or another. Let’s try and help these displaced people as much as we can. Can you imagine if war was going on in our country and we were forced out of our homes? Think
    About it. Merry Christmas everyone. happy holidays- happy honnikah to all. And to all a good night

  • Misti

    The way the light changes more and more towards the winter season gets me excited for the holidays!

  • aaron

    lighting up that wood burning stove and those puppies sleeping

  • Heather S

    Cutting down and decorating our Christmas tree!

  • ellen from Ask Away

    Christmas movies on tv gets me in the mood for the season!

  • kathy agate

    Christmas music, the parade, and spending Thanksgiving weekend decorating

  • Edis Zukić

    Only white and shiny things that I like is snow and that is only thing that can light up whole world like a beautiful holiday decoration. It is not much Christmas or New Year if there is not snow. but when there were snow all year it would be like some kind of holiday everyday.

  • Caroline

    I love Christmas wish lists!! :)
    If you`re looking for more inspiration you can look at this post on my blog:

    Love, Caroline

  • O Lau

    Wouldn’t it be nice to win something for the holiday. Just anything!!!
    And thanks to the sponsor(s).

  • wilson king

    The sounds of xmas.

  • Sonya Morris

    My kids get me into the Christmas spirit! There is nothing like seeing the magic of the holiday through the eyes of little ones!

  • christine burd

    Shopping for Christmas presents gets me in the holiday spirit . I also start feeling” Christmasy ” when I begin baking cookies

  • Ann

    Being with my family gets me in the holiday spirit

  • Jeffrey

    What gets me in the holiday spirit is visiting my loved ones who I don’t get a chance to see on a regular basis.

  • Nicki Joseph

    Listening to Christmas music- especially Michael Buble!

  • Gina M

    music and lights gets me in the spirit real quick!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  • Evie B.

    Holiday decorations in the stores and especially on the exterior of peoples’ houses always gets me in the holiday spirit. I love that type of thing and decorate my own home.

  • Susan D.

    Watching Home Alone and Christmas Vacation get me into the spirit!

  • Annie

    The smells; orange, cinnamon, allspice, chai. They all get me into the holiday spirit.

  • Josie

    getting all the decorations up at home and starting the baking. Plus all the lights on the houses

  • Stefanie Gladden

    putting up christmas lights and watching christmas movies always puts me in the spirit!

  • latanya

    seeing all the pretty decorations

  • Linda

    christmas caroling gets me in the spirit

  • Tyneisha

    I love seeing all the neighbors start to decorate little by little; really puts me in the mood to break out the lights and tree!

  • Lynne Marie

    Seeing the lights and decorations on the houses in my neighborhood and listening to Christmas music gets me into the spirit.

  • Tiffany

    Seeing the Christmas lights always gets me in the holiday spirit.

  • Alexandru Rusu

    Then is snow have a really holliday spirit and lights in the city is on bring me happy.

  • Mary Cloud

    When the Christmas movies start coming on TV and the Christmas music starts playing on the radio – that’s what gets me in the Christmas Spirit.

  • Michael Bratek

    The drastic price change on items that normally sell expensive are now cheap and somewhat affordable, that’s what gets me in good spirits, knowing for sure, that i’m getting a good deal and more for my money.

  • KRYS

    The fall sales kick it off for me! And I have 4 grandsons that love to remind me while celebrating Thanksgiving! They make Christmas the best ;)

  • Brenda Haines

    I love going to Shore Acres here on the Oregon coast, they put up over 325,000 lights all over the park and pond. We go as a family tradition every year and it always gets me in the spirit of the holidays. Thanks for this amazing chance!

  • Linda N.

    I love all the holiday music that you hear on the radio and at stores. It gets me into the spirit.

  • Steven weber

    The smell of cookies in the kitchen and the fresh snow on the ground gets me in the Christmas Spirit.

  • Laura J

    Oh for me…its all the beautiful Christmas lights! We go out about 3 times a week and just look at all the beautiful lights! The kids love to count Santas or Snowmen…or Deer! Great math education too and its so beautiful! We listen and sing Christmas songs…just have a fun time!

  • Karrie

    The music and the scents always get me in the mood for Christmas!! My favorite time of year!

  • Claudette Lariviere

    The festive holiday spirit is a very special event, that happened tonight for 2015. My house both back and die face a park. The park hosts Panorama for the entire month of December. It was light up tonight…Santa and many of the townspeople including us with our nearly 3 year old grandson were at the stage. Santa Claus and one of our children from the community did the opening ceremony. They did the count down from 10 .. On the count of one…a little girl threw the switch and the entire park is full of festive lights, and displays! A life size manger, the grinch, Angels, giant poinsettias, and so much more. It is a magical wonderland right outside my windows. We have a carillon bell tower, and we have some people in town that know how to play them. The air is filled with the bells playing Christmas carols, the children all have rosy cheeks. We are blessed to enjoy this every night till New Years. Horse and buggy rides, candy canes… Most important our family can bundled up to walk to see all the displays, come in and drink hot chocolate. We enjoyed our kick off for the holiday season together,,,,are hearts are full of joy and festive cheer…it truly is the best time of year 🎄

  • Emily Smith

    Listening to Christmas music on Pandora and baking gets me in the holiday spirit!

  • Shannon M

    One thing that puts my in the holiday spirit is watching cheesy Christmas movies with a hot drink.

  • Edmond

    Holy batman, X-Mas carol & lights get me into the spirit. . Wow, prize kohls gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me!

  • julie

    the snow definitely gets me in the holiday spirit

  • Birdiebee

    The Christmas lights all over town gets me into the holiday spirit. I love to drive around to different areas at night to look at all of the lights.

  • Donna Pirini

    I love Christmas and to me Christmas is time spent with family and friends whether they are near or far away. And remembering those loved ones family and friends we lost during the year.

  • Steven Emma

    When family gets together.

  • Sarah Hayes

    Listening to holiday music while we decorate gets me in the spirit! I can’t wait to start

  • Michelle J.

    Hearing Christmas music and decorating the tree!

  • wai man

    i love party & buying christmas trees

  • Ann

    For me, baking cookies AND holiday music really get me in the spirit. I’m excited for the holidays every year.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

    Happy Holidays to everyone, and good luck!

  • Ashley C

    Christmas music always gets me in the Christmas mood!


  • Janice

    Decorating the house and tree gets me in the holiday mood.

  • Tabathia B

    Seeing christmas decorations and going to our local tree lightening gets me in the spirit

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • LAMusing

    Holiday music gets me in the spirit!

  • rondah

    seeing all the Christmas lights puts me in the spirit
    rjs_13 at yahoo dot com

  • amanda

    the day after thanksgiving is always the moment the holiday season clicks on for me. it’s the first day i’ll allow christmas music to play (and it simply has to be mariah carey!) and suddenly, just like that, i notice the lights and holiday specials and totally give in to the season.

  • HilLesha

    Driving from neighborhood to neighborhood with my family gets me into the holiday spirit. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  • valerie sobus

    christmas music, lights, and eggnog will usually do the trick just right :)

  • LEAH

    The thought of getting together with family and good friends gets me in the holiday spirit! I live in another city so it’s always a treat to go home and spend the holidays with my family. :)

  • Rena Walter

    My daughter’s birthday gets me in the Holiday Spirit, Dec 14th!

  • marian boll

    Our second great granddaughter will be here in January….this would so help with baby needs.

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