With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to get your gift list in order! If you have some creative techies and gamers on the list, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed at the gifting possibilities you have to work with, so we’ve narrowed them down to some of the best deals, best new tech, and most unique options to choose from this season.
New devices for the nice list
If the person you’re shopping for is a tech wizard, you’ve likely heard about how important their devices are to their gaming operation, browsing, or creative process. When you’re thinking of gifts for them, you might consider asking whether they need anything replaced or if they have their eyes set on something new to level up their setup. Luckily, throughout the season there are plenty of laptop sales, smartphone deals, and tablet discounts to get you the most bang for your buck when you shop this season.
Before you buy any new devices though, you should make sure the recipient hasn’t already stocked up on new devices during the Cyber Monday or Black Friday sales. In addition, be sure to check online reviews to make sure the gift is well-reviewed and suits the needs of the gift recipient!
Tech accessories for all
While the gift of a new device is nice, you don’t have to go that far in order to spread some holiday cheer. A fresh pair of headphones or a portable charging station would also do the trick. Need some more inspiration? Check out the top tech accessories for the 2019 holiday season.
- Headphone stand for hard-working creatives who need to keep their workstation in order.
- Amazon Echo for Mom, Dad, or anyone who appreciates the convenience of modern home technology.
- Apple AirPods for the college music aficionado in your life.
- The Ember Mug for the coffee fiends on your shopping list—this high tech mug automatically keeps your beverage at your preferred temperature and can be adjusted in the app.
- Lego Tree House for the tech-savvy kids on Santa’s nice list.
- FitBit Charge 3 for your fit-conscious friends.
- DJI Mavic Air for those who want a grander perspective.
- Mophie Powerstation XXL for the travel guru on your shopping list.
- Wemo Smart Plug for the techie that has it all.
- Sonos Beam soundbar for the entertainer who needs to elevate their sound system.
Hot games for the holidays
If you’re shopping for a hardcore gamer this holiday season, there’s really no other gifting way to go other than to pick up some of the most highly anticipated games of the year. Here are the hottest games of the 2019 holiday season to mark on your shopping list:
- Call of Duty
- Borderlands 3
- The Outer Worlds
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Doom Eternal
Fanfare for the festivities
Buying key tech ware for other people on your gift list can seem like a big challenge if you’re not well-versed in technology, but you can still celebrate the gamers and geeks on your list by shopping for unique tech-related items.
Themed apparel, Harry Potter Collectibles, and all things Marvel allow you to find thoughtful, one-of-a-kind items your loved ones will adore. Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favourites:
- Harry Potter Light Painting Wands
- Pokemon Pikachu Portable Charger
- Pokemon Snorlax LED Lamp
- Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cups
Santa’s best software
The new software is always a great idea when you’re shopping for your tech-obsessed friends and family, but finding the right products is a whole different story. When searching for the right software to add to your shopping list this year, be sure to first think about the gift recipient’s use—this will help you determine if they need the product or how it will help them better their creative process or up their gaming strategy. Here are a few of the top software products to be on the lookout for during the 2019 holiday season.
For the creatives…
- CorelDraw Graphics Suite
- Adobe Creative Suite
For the gamers…
- Visual Studio
Holiday shopping can be stressful if your gift list is lacking direction. Use these tips to help you find tech-themed gifts your friends and family will love!