Gadget Gift Guide: 7 Tech Products for the Holidays and Beyond
Whether it’s for Christmas or other occasions, gadgets are some of the best gifts. Of course, the problem is that there are so many to choose from! If you need help deciding on which techie product to give, here’s a quick guide for you:
If your giftee is looking for a device that’s great for all-around entertainment, buy a tablet online or in-store for them. A tablet is much cheaper than a laptop; it’s also much lighter and therefore easier to carry around. In addition, many of the latest tablet models are equipped with powerful processors and stunning displays that make them great for watching movies and playing some mobile games.
Tablets are also great for reading e-books, surfing the internet or checking social media, and creating basic office documents (e.g., spreadsheets or presentations). For some extra oomph, choose a tablet with an accompanying pen—perfect for budding artists!
A new smartphone is probably one of the most fuss-free tech gifts you can give. Practically everyone needs a smartphone nowadays, from students to young professionals. Even your grandparents probably use a smartphone to video chat with their apos. Mid-range and flagship models are also great for both gaming and productivity.
The good thing is that you can buy smartphones online. This way, after reading up on the phone’s specs and checking out reviews, you can immediately add to cart, check out, and have the smartphone delivered. If you want, you can even have the package sent straight to the recipient’s address! It’s definitely going to be a pleasant surprise.
A Gaming Console or a Copy of a New Video Game
If you’re looking for a gift for a gamer, a new console—particularly the Playstation 5 or the latest Xbox Series X—is going to be a sure hit. These have been in high demand since their release, so you’ll gain lots of “best ninong/ninang/tito/tita” points for sure!
You can also give handheld gaming consoles for the portability factor. To complete the experience, get a new game to go with the gadget. You can either go for a physical copy (a CD or a cartridge) or a digital version. There are also giftable online credits so the recipient can choose a game they like instead so you don’t have to guess if you aren’t too familiar with the latest titles.
An Action Camera
Most of the time, a smartphone’s camera is more than enough to capture beautiful moments. However, for the more adventurous types, an action camera is definitely an amazing gadget to have. Designed to be waterproof and shockproof, these small but powerful cameras can take high-speed photos and film videos while swimming, surfing, skydiving, and more.
A lot of the latest and top-of-the-line action cameras can also be linked to the internet, so you can instantly share your photos and videos on social media.
A Smart Watch
For recipients who want to be on top of their health, a smart watch with features such as heartbeat monitors, sleep tracker, and oxygen levels can come in handy. Some smart watches even have performance trackers, which is helpful for those who incorporate a variety of exercises in their routine.
Of course, smart watches can also be linked to smartphones. This allows the owners to manage their calls and messages, as well as their social media notifications through the watch’s interface.
A Smart Home Device (or Two)
Smart homes are super convenient. With just the touch of a button, you can turn on lights, set the vacuum to clean, adjust the air conditioner’s thermostat, and so much more.
Note that some smart appliances can be a little expensive, but don’t worry! There are plenty of small but extremely useful smart home devices you can choose from. Some examples include smart sockets or extension cords, smart light bulbs with built-in sensors, smart home locks, and smart robo-vacuums. There are even smart coffee makers, blenders, and slow cookers for the kitchen enthusiasts in your life.
A Slow Cooker
Speaking of smart slow cookers, this simple but very capable kitchen appliance is a great gift even for non-cooks. In fact, it might be the best equipment you can give to someone with minimal cooking skills. That’s because after preparing the ingredients, all you have to do is to toss everything in the pot, set the timer, and let the slow cooker do its thing!
What’s even better is that a slow cooker is an all-in-one cooking appliance. It can saute aromatics like onion, garlic, and ginger; it can tenderize meat; it can cook rice, simmer soups, and roast meat. It’s definitely an amazing piece of kitchen technology. What’s even better is that because you’re using only one cooking appliance, there’s minimal clean up involved afterwards!
Other tech gifts you might want to consider include earphones or headphones, a laptop, an instant camera, or a wireless charger (just make sure that the recipient’s phone is compatible).The bottom line? Whatever you pick from this list will surely be appreciated!