holiday tech present

The holidays are almost upon us. As the end of the year approaches, you’re likely starting to think about holiday plans and gifts for those in your social circle. We’re here to help– in this article, we’ll list a few technology oriented presents that are worth considering for the IT person in your life.

**Note that prices are accurate up to the date of publishing**

Under $50

Amazon Fire Stick: $30

Want to watch Netflix, Hulu, Youtube and more? The Fire Stick can stream all of your favorite movies and TV shows directly to your television via a high-speed internet connection. Perfect for those who are tired of watching subscription services on their computers and desire a larger screen workaround.

Echo Dot: $20

This smart home speaker functions with Alexa, meaning you can stream music, ask Alexa to answer questions, tell you the weather, and more from the comfort of your couch. It also works with compatible devices to control your smart home system.

Anker 10,000mAh Power Bank: $22

Is your phone always low on battery? This sleek portable charger offers more than a full extra charge for your devices at a quick speed so your device can operate at peak performance.

Gunnar Vertex Blue Light Blocking Glasses: $49

Lightweight and comfortable, these blue light blocking glasses are great for someone who spends hours in front of their computer. Whether you’re working or streaming, these glasses will block 100% of UV and harmful blue light.

Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant: $35

This smart clock comes with Google Assistant, meaning a quick “Hey Google” will give you the option of listening to music, keeping track of your calendar, and checking local traffic.

Wyze Smart Home Camera: $26

In addition to digital privacy, everyone should be concerned with their personal privacy. This audio and motion camera offers indoor video recording and low light vision at night, so you can rest assured your home is safe.

Under $100

Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller: $99

The Razer Kishi offers iPhone users a better way to play mobile games. It connects directly to your charging port so you wont lose connection via Bluetooth, and the ergonomic design is great for longer gaming sessions.

AmazFit Bip Smart Watch: $70

With a 45-day battery life, health tracking and app notifications, the AmazFit Bip is a decent alternative smart watch. It offers multi-sport tracking and sleep quality tracking.

HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset: $95

This gaming headset reduces audio distortion via a dual chamber design, opting for cleaner, smoother sound.

LoveBox Black & White: $99

For the romantic in your life, or if you’re seperated from your loved ones this holiday season, it might be worth picking up a LoveBox. It pairs with an app to deliver messages of affection to friends and family, whether it’s a written note, a sticker or a drawing.

Keurig Duo Single Serve & Caraffe Coffee Maker: $85

A personal favorite, this K-pod caraffe duo is great for that coffee-obsessed person who appreciates the ability to have one cup at a time or a whole pot at once. This versatile brewer offers the best of both worlds.

Under $500

Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof: $130

For book lovers everywhere, the new Kindle Paperwhite offers more storage and a thinner design. Not to mention the added waterproof feature, so you can read and relax by the pool or in the bath.

Apple iPad 10.2 8th Gen: $330

If you’re looking for a tablet on a budget, this may be a great option as a gift for someone who wants to take notes, watch movies, play games and draw as an all-in-one unit. This version of the iPad is compatible with the 1st Gen Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard 1.

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer: $300

Designed to protect hair from damage and decrease frizz and flyaways, this hair care set is great for those with long hair, curly hair, and everything in between. With different styling tools included, there’s multiple ways to ensure your hair is getting the best care.

Oculus Quest 2: $400

Fun for the whole family, this VR system offers immersive gameplay and graphics with next generation hardware and software. Compatible with a gaming PC or smartphone, the Oculus is the way of the future for live-action gaming.

Theragun Elite Massage Device: $300
Perfect for the athlete in your life, this massage device works to alleviate muscle tension and stress by stimulating circulation and relieving aches and pains. It would make a great addition to your wellness routine.

While holiday shopping can be thrilling or painful depending on your perspective, it’s imperative that you take proper precautions to keep your credit card and personal data safe from harm. Read our previous article if you’re unsure of how to keep up with cybersecurity best practices when browsing for Cyber Monday deals this year.

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Written by Emily M.

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