One of the pleasures of the holiday season is finding the best gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any holiday you celebrate this time of year. 2018 was a year full of cool new electronic gadgets, so many that it can be hard to keep track!
We know it can be hard to find affordable tech gifts for dad, mom, the kids and everyone in your life. To ease your holiday worries, NerdsToGo has compiled what we believe to be the best electronic gifts you can give everyone on your list this season. We didn’t stop there though! For those of us who are on a budget we’ve also added the best affordable tech gifts under $50 dollars. Read this tech gift guide to decide which electronic gifts you will be giving this holiday season.
Gifts For Music Lovers
2018 was certainly the year for music. With new music coming out every day, people are listening more than ever to a wide range of genres from hip hop to jazz to modern day rock and roll. If you have a music lover in your life, one of the best gifts to give is a bluetooth or portable speaker. The best bluetooth speakers on the market come in many varieties, including waterproof bluetooth speakers, wireless bluetooth speakers, outdoor bluetooth speakers and even bluetooth soundbars to connect TV and home entertainment systems up to. No matter what affordable bluetooth speaker you choose, it is sure to keep your family and friends jamming all year long.
Beyond bluethooth speakers, headphones are always a great gift for those who like to listen to music on the go. For the Apple users, bluetooth headphone and earbuds such as the AirPods are always a sure winner. For the best affordable headphones, check out the selections from Ear Candy and Sony.
Gifts For Gamers
With the insane rise of online multi-player games like Fortnite and Minecraft, it seems like everyone is a secret gamer these days. If you’re looking for the best gamer gifts this season, online gaming gifts such as a new gaming computer mouse or quality gaming headphones with mic are sure to be a hit. For those gamers on-the-go, check out the various handheld gaming consoles new on the market including the Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation Vita, and the new Nintendo 3DS.
If you’re shopping for the retro gamer in your life, consider the NES Classic Nintendo Entertainment System or the PlayStation Classic. Both of these gaming systems will feature those throwback games we all use to love from as early as 1990! There is no better way to enjoy some family time this season than playing those classic games like PacMan, Frogger, and Super Mario Brothers.
Gifts For That Person Who Has Everything
Everyone has someone in their life who is tough to shop for since they seem to have everything already. With the rise of smart home products and home automation systems, why not give the gift of convenience this season? Smart home devices such as the Ring Doorbell, Phillips Hue smart light bulbs, and the Amazon Echo are affordable home automation devices that are sure to make home life a little easier. No need to worry about smart home installation, NerdsToGo offers full service wireless network set-up to make sure all your smart home devices work correctly.
Something new on the market this year that’s sure to wow everyone from grandma to the kids is virtual reality devices and games. There are tons of VR devices on the market now, from the very affordable Google Cardboard that works with a virtual reality app on any smartphone, to the more expensive virtual reality headsets like the Oculus. Whatever your budget is, a virtual reality device is sure to make you the coolest gift giver of the day!
Cheap Tech Gifts Under $50 That Are Sure To Wow
Some of the coolest tech gifts this year are actually very affordable! The Amazon TV Fire Stick not only supports ultra 4k content, but also comes in as the most affordable TV streaming device for the quality. Also, on the market from Amazon for a very reasonable $29.99 is the Amazon Echo Dot, which can even double as a bluetooth speaker unlike it’s bigger version which has a built in speaker.
Another big hit this year are smart plugs that allow you to control a variety of plug in devices in your home. Want to control your LED light strip, coffee maker or even your Kitchen Aid with your phone? Then a smart plug is the perfect affordable cool gadget to do just that!
Holiday Gift Set-Up and Tech Installation Services from NerdsToGo
Once you give all these amazing tech gifts to your family and friends, a lot of them may need help setting them up or may even need tech advice on how to use each device. Well there is no need to fear as the Nerds are here to help with all your technology installations and set-ups before or after the holidays.
When you are giving a tech gift, make sure to include a gift card from your local NerdsToGo location. It’s the perfect gift to give someone who may not be totally comfortable with setting up their own tech gifts, or who may need some tips and tricks to use their gift to its full capabilities.
At NerdsToGo we offer full service smart home device installation and set-up. We also offer in-home technology repair including gaming console repair, computer repair, and smart home device troubleshooting help. Find your local NerdsToGo and give the gift of Nerd this holiday season.
Happy Holidays from all of us at NerdsToGo!