Posted by Renee Schmidt

If you’re looking for gift ideas for your tech loving friends & family for the 2011 holiday season, the SheBytes gadget guide has got you covered!  In ascending price order, here are our top 10 gift and stocking stuffer ideas:

1. Scented Oil Aromatherapy USB

If you know an overworked business professional who needs a spa day, or perhaps just someone suffering from a stinky workspace, this handy little flash-drive is the perfect stocking stuffer.  It contains a scent-diffusing pad to make the work area a bit more pleasant. Add a drop of the included oil or use your own favorite scent, plug the USB into port, and enjoy the waft! It even reads “Relax” right on the drive! $9.50 [via]

2. Tear Away Planner Mousepad

Plans at your fingertips… literally.  This gift is a mousepad and planner all rolled into one. Each sheet is good for a full work week; just fill a sheet up with your plans for the week, and then tear off the top layer when the week is over and start again. Never forget your schedule again! $9.99 [via]

3. Electronic Butterfly in a Jar
If you fancied butterflies as a child, you will love this.  This electronic toy looks like an authentic butterfly in a jar. It will even respond to sounds and to taps on the jar! Running on 3 AAA batteries (included), the butterflies come in four different colors: Blue Morpho, Pink Morpho, Yellow Swallowtail, and Orange Monarch.  An unadulterated creation of magic and beauty that’s great for kids! $14.99 [via]

4. Echo Design Gloves

Now you can text with your gloves on… genius!  These gloves are designed with an a special eLink fabric that interacts with touch screen devices.  They even come in kid sizes! Starting at $20.00 [via]

5. Etch-A-Sketch iPad Case

I was an Etch-A-Sketch obsessed child… there, I admit it! When I saw this, I had to have one! Besides the Etch-A-Sketch’s ability to keep me entertained for hours on end (much like my iPad), this case also cleverly disguises your shiny, expensive iPad into nothing but a mere child’s toy that no one would consider stealing.  It even comes with a kickstand for easy typing in landscape mode.  Nouveau stealth, retro awesome!  $39.99 [via]

6. iConvert Portable Document and Photo Scanner

If you know a busy professional on the go, they may enjoy this compact, portable scanner, which can help them digitize receipts and other documents on the fly.  My favorite feature of this scanner, and what I feel makes it superior to others on the market, is the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that converts scans into searchable text you can select, copy and edit. $99.95 [via]

7. Karaoke for your iPad

Turn your digital library into a karaoke party! The Soulo Karaoke for iPad comes with an app controlled wireless mic, that lets you karaoke to your favorite songs in your digital library. With streaming lyrics provided! The best part is, the app has pitch enhancement so you’ll always sound in tune! $99.99 [via]

8. Sifteo Cubes

Sifteo cubes get your brain and hands working together.  These cubes connect wirelessly to a nearby computer and can hold up to 4 hours of play on a single charge.  Sifteo cubes have all kinds of puzzles and games to exercise your spatial reasoning, word-finding, pattern-matching and other awesome cranial powers. Play games like chess, dominoes, jigsaw puzzles and more.  Each Sifteo cube packs a clickable, full color LCD display and a variety of motion sensors – perfect for hands of all ages. From solo arcade missions to multi-player strategy games, to math puzzles to music sequencers, as an inquisitive kid or an imaginative adult, you’ll find a game for you! $149.00 [via]

9. iPad ClamCase

We love the iPad ClamCase!  It transforms your iPad into a full-fledged laptop.  Similar to the iPad Logitech Case we featured a few months ago, the ClamCase includes 360-degree hinge movement, and is available in both black and white.  Did we mention this case adds 90 hours of battery life to your iPad?  That’s pretty impressive! $150.00 [via]

10. Slim and Ultraportable Laptop

If you’re looking for a PC, the Samsung Series 3 11” inch laptop is a sweet replacement to the MacBook Air.  At a price of just $699, it’s also significantly less expensive than its $1000 counterpart. $699.00 [via]