Christmas is coming, and invariably you have some tech loving people on your gift list expecting the latest electronic gadgets. If you aren’t technologically inclined, it may be difficult to know what to buy unless someone has been very specific. If you find yourself struggling to choose the perfect tech toy, here is a list that is sure to help. Best of all: none of these gifts will break the bank!
If you’ve got a book lover on your gift-giving list, an e-reader is sure to make a big splash. Nook from Barnes and Noble and Kindle from Amazon top the list of hot e-readers this season. Both brands offer several versions starting at about $79.
The Roku is an incredible device that allows subscribers to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Pandora, HBO and many others, to stream movies, video and music directly to their television sets. Starting at $50, the Roku set-top box is the perfect gift for anyone on your list who loves movies.
If you know someone with an Apple or Android device, why not give him or her a gift card to the iTunes store or the Android Market? With a gift card, your recipient can choose from a variety of apps, taking the task of choosing the perfect gift right out of your hands. Gift cards can be purchased in a variety of amounts, allowing you to stay safely within your budget.
Children of all ages love their mp3 players. Whether they’re sitting in the back of the car or on their beds, children are virtually attached to their players. A new pair of headphones is a great gift for these kids. Skullcandy offers ear buds that are a step above the buds that come with players and they are available in a variety of colors.
Logitech offers a variety of high-quality computer accessories. The webcam is perhaps their most useful offering. Does someone on your gift list live far away? Perhaps you know a teenager bound for college? A webcam is easily attached to their computer and will allow them to stay in face-to-face contact with friends and family at home with a service like Skype. Starting at around $50, a Logitech webcam will not only be appreciated by your recipient but by everyone they are able to stay in touch with.
Electronic gadgets are more popular than ever for people of all ages. While you can spend hundreds of dollars on all things tech, you can also stay under $100 and still buy some cool ‘toys’. There’s no need to drain your bank account this holiday season if you shop smart. These five gifts are only the tip of the iceberg; there are dozens of fabulous electronics that can be had for relatively little cost. Happy gifting!
As a stay at home parent, Mary Blanchard understands the importance of making her dollars stretch. She frequents Coupon Croc’s online coupons to stay within budget and still have a little left over to splurge.