Holiday gift-giving ideas for the techy in your life
Holiday shopping can be tricky, even for the most seasoned gift givers. But finding that elusive “perfect gift” doesn’t have to be hard — especially not if you’ve got a techy in your life.
Whether you’re tech-savvy or a total technophobe, we’ve come up with a few helpful holiday gift-giving tips – from stocking stuffer suggestions to the latest show stopping gadgets – to help make sure you get that special someone something extra special this year.
Tip #1: Get them something you both can enjoy.
Samsung Curved QLED 4K TV
There’s TV, and then there’s 4K TV. Samsung’s QLED display boasts four times the resolution of a standard 1080p set for a crystal-clear picture and colours that are brighter than ever. Plus, the curved display ensures there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
Shaw BlueSky TV
Whether they’re a sports fan or they just want to binge Netflix all winter long, Shaw BlueSky TV makes it easier than ever to watch what you want, when you want it. Looking for the hockey game? Just say the name of your favourite team into the voice-powered remote for real-time game stats. Or pull up Netflix as fast as you can say Stranger Things. And on the off chance they ever run out of programming to watch, Shaw’s enhanced search will help them find new favourites by making recommendations based on viewing history and what’s trending. As an added bonus, for a limited time Shaw is offering 6 months of Netflix on them. Stop scrolling and start watching.
Tip #2: Get them something they need.
WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner Kit
Our phones go everywhere with us which is a big reason why they become magnets for dust, dirt and grime. WHOOSH! is a powerful, non-toxic, odourless cleaner specially designed for use with all your loved ones’ screens. Best of all? It’s made right here in Canada.
Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves
Put an end to texting-induced frostbite with these warm yet stylish touchscreen gloves. Each fingertip is made with a special conductive fibre that works with any smartphone (or tablet), and the GripTrak coating ensures a slip-free grip in even the fiercest blizzard.
TrackR Pixel Bluetooth Tracking Device
One of the smallest and lightest Bluetooth item trackers on the market, the TrackR Pixel, comes with an expanded range, an extra loud ringer and a built-in LED light to help your loved ones find those lost keys, wherever they may be hiding.
Anker PowerCore Slim
Perfect for friends who always seem to be hunting for a power outlet, this compact portable charger is small enough to go with them anywhere, and powerful enough to give their devices the boost it needs.
Tip #3: Get them something just for fun.
Sock It To Me Circuit Board Crew Socks
Not every tech gift has to actually be high-tech. Thanks to the novelty circuit board design, they’ll actually be excited to unwrap a pair of socks this year.
Give your loved ones a new perspective on life with their very own drone. The Spark packs big features into a tiny package, like the ability to take 1080p HD video, an automatic stabilizer and sensors that let you control it with just a wave of the hand – no remote control required.
Tip #4: Get them something for the trip home.
Raden A22 Carry-On
You’ve heard of smartphones and Smart TVs, but a smart suitcase? Raden packed an impressive amount of tech into this carry-on-sized luggage, like an internal battery and USB ports, so you no longer have to trek through the airport searching for a place to charge your phone, as well as the ability to track the A22 via Bluetooth so you never lose your bags again. Nothing says “Visit more often” like a gift that’ll help them do so in style.
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Wireless Headphones
With noise-cancelling to help drown out overly chatty seatmates, the 35 II also comes with Google Assistant built right in, so they can listen to messages, check their flight status or call up a favourite holiday playlist without missing a beat.