In it for the long-haul
Knomo Lola laptop bag, $169 to $275
This stylish bag will hold all of her important tech and life essentials, is functional, and has a luxurious look and feel. The lola tote is meant to carry a 15-inch laptop in its quilted inner sleeve, but it will also hold other gear like a kindle or a large camera, plus a day’s worth of purse contents. It comes in either a classic quilted nylon or supple pebbled leather. This bag gets points for style and makes a great everyday tote or carry-on bag.
Nikon 1 J1, $599
Give your loved one the gift of a coveted new micro 4/3 camera like the Nikon 1 J1, which offers a 10.1-megapixel sensor, interchangeable lens capability, fast autofocus, and HD video recording. This will be a significantly better camera than any point-and-shoot but doesn’t come with the added bulk of a full DSLR. Go for the red version if you want to be festive or opt for the sleek white instead.
USB Cufflinks, $195
Give him something fancy with an added tech twist with these USB drive cufflinks, each of which can hold 2GB of data. It’s the equivalent of giving jewelry for guys, but you get major bonus points for finding a pair that will make him feel like James Bond and probably come in handy at least a few times.
iPad 2, $499 and up
It may not be the most unique gift around, but who wouldn’t smile at opening a brand new iPad 2 on Valentine’s day? You can have it engraved with a sweet note, load it up with apps, photos, and music, and throw a red Smart Cover on there to keep with the lovey dovey mood.