Christmas is undeniably one of the most popular holidays there is and it isn’t so hard to see why. You have so much to look forward to as a family from time off school/work to the beautiful decorations all over the place. Then, of course, there are gifts.
Shopping for gifts can be a bit of a nightmare if you really do not know where to start. However, if you are a tech-savvy parent your job is definitely going to be a lot easier. The reason for this is all the amazing options out there for you to consider. There is also the fact that you can never really go wrong with electronics as Christmas gifts. So if you have chosen to take this route for the holidays here are the most popular options that you should look into.
1. Fitness Trackers
This is a great option particularly for teenagers and kids in their early 20s. We are living in an era where health and fitness are becoming major priorities even in the younger generations. This gift allows you to chip into their journey to all-rounded wellness.
2. Video Game Consoles
If your kid is a gamer then they will love you for this. There are many different gaming devices on the market from handheld gadgets to computer plug-in drives. In this case, you might need to do a bit of sly sleuthing to figure out what they would like. This is the best way to ensure that you get them something that they will not only appreciate but that they do not already have. If you are not going for a surprise reveal, you could also just ask them straight up which one they want. Video game consoles are a safe option to go, and ensuring your children safety should always be a priority. Before buying a video game console make sure to know how to set parental controls and choose settings that allow you to control over unsuitable chats or online predators.
3. Portable Mini Photo Printer
This is a great option for children who love photography. Give them a chance to bring their art to life with this simple yet super convenient gadget. It is connected to the smartphone and instantly prints any photos you may have. Think of it as a 21st-century switch on the Polaroid camera. Your kid will love it.
4. Wireless Earphones
These are trendy and would, therefore, be perfect for any kid at any age and with any interests. They are particularly awesome for teens and young adults who are into working out. They can use their earphones while exercising without having to worry about fighting with wires along the way.
5. Noise Canceling Headphones
Headphones topped the list of most desirable tech gifts in 2017. Noise-canceling models, in particular, are designed to block out any unwanted noise. It is a great gift for that one teen kid who keeps complaining that they cannot focus on homework or something else because the younger sibling just won’t quit yelling. If this describes your child then you need to look into noise-canceling headphones as a Christmas gift idea.
A smartwatch is a great gift mainly for adults. So if you are shopping as a parent you might want to get this for your spouse or adult kid visiting for Christmas. The watch is configured to a smartphone allowing faster and more convenient access to different tools. You can do anything from receiving calls and reading emails to playing games and launching browsers. It all depends on the model you go for.
7. Portable Speaker
If you are tired of having the ‘take your headphones off’ fight with your child then this is the tech-savvy gift for you. The speaker allows them to enjoy their music without feeling the need to completely detach from the world. You might now have to fight about turning down the volume but at least they can hear you when you call them.
8. Virtual Reality Headset
This will make you the world’s coolest parent without a doubt. These headsets cost a pretty penny but they are worth every last cent. They are awesome mainly when it comes to playing video games and give you the feeling of actually being in the game with the characters. It is a gift that everyone in the family will enjoy so in order to avoid the ‘mine’ conflicts you should probably get it as a general gift for everyone.
9. Portable Phone Power Bank
This is a simple yet highly functional gift. It is a great idea for children that are away from home a lot. Maybe they have practice, meeting or tutorials after class. Having a power bank means that their phones will never run out of power and you can easily communicate if there is a need to.
10. RFID-blocking Wallets
In an age where identity theft is as easy as swiping a card past your wallet, you can never be too careful. These special wallets and purses are great for teenagers you have already entrusted with the responsibility of having a credit card.
Whether you are shopping for your preteen or your adult child there is no denying the fact that they will definitely appreciate a tech device. You could even get one for yourself one while you’re at it. The 12 ideas above are some of the hottest items out there today but you can find more niche products if that is what you want. Either way, they are awesome gifts that will jerk some tears on Christmas morning.