Christmas Gift and Holiday Ideas from 2016

With Black Friday and Christmas right around the corner, it's time to find some great technology gifts for everyone in the family.

Christmas Cookies

I know there are still some die-hard shoppers out there who usually can't wait until Black Friday to be trampled to get that absolutely drop-dead deal!

For those who love sleep more than stampedes, it's sometimes better to let the Internet do the work for you.

Every year, I scour the Internet and find unique (and not-so-unique) Christmas gifts for people who love technology!

These holiday gifts are for the non-techies looking to buy techie tech for techies (did that make ANY sense!).

What I mean to say is if you have a family member that is, let's say, technology-handicapped, and doesn't know how to reboot their phone, or doesn't know a Gigabyte from a megapixel, this may be the Christmas list for him or her who are technology-oriented family members. Christmas Gifts for Him, Her, Mom, Dad, Daughter, Son...even the family pet.

I've been building these Christmas gift and holiday idea lists since the start of DanylkoWeb, so if you can't find anything on this list of gift ideas, there are 150 more Christmas gift ideas you can browse through to find that special gift.

Finding Technology Deals for Christmas Gifts

One of the best ways to find deals online is to use technology. To find those outrageous sales, here are some of my favorite tools to use.

Honey (Honey Affiliate Link)

Honey is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari to assist in finding you the best deals on the Internet.

Once Honey finds these deals, it automatically applies those deals to your order using a specific promotion code.

All you have to do is checkout.

Sidenote: Just to show how popular Honey is, I recently mentioned in my newsletter where Paypal just acquired Honey for $4B .

eBates (Rakuten Affiliate Link)

eBates is a little different from Honey. While it's still a browser extension, it gives you a percentage of your purchase back.

Think of it as a rebate that you don't have to send through mail...hence the name. ;-) Once you reach a certain threshold, they will send you, what they call, a big fat check. As a matter of fact, they recently sent me a check for $157 because of a vacation I took with my family and a software upgrade.

Dev Deals

For the entrepreneurial freelancer, I keep a list of the latest deals from brands I use almost everyday. These brands are companies I stand behind and provide reviews on some of them as well (like Dashlane and other freelance services).

Depending on the season, they provide me with some great deals for developers and entrepreneurs alike, and with Black Friday and Christmas sneaking up, there will be a large number of deals arriving on this page.

Amazon Price Trackers (Keepa / CamelCamelCamel)

With Amazon prepping for the Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas season, it's ALWAYS a good idea to keep track of prices on a product's financial roller-coaster.

Price Trackers allow you to monitor and notify you when a certain product drops (or rises) in price during the holiday season or any other time of the year.

The one I use the most is It's a browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Opera supported) that appears when you visit a product detail page on Amazon. A chart appears displaying the product's price history. They also have a premium service to notify you when you absolutely need to know when the price drops.

CamelCamelCamel is another price tracker to assist with your shopping endeavors. I didn't realize they also watch hotel prices.

2016 Christmas Gift and Holiday Guide

Previous Year's Christmas Gift and Holiday Ideas

  • Amazon Echo

    Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

    Think of it as an "Ok, Google..." or Siri.

    Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with 360° immersive sound. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Echo responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you're closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

    $180.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker Timer Press

    Cook a variety of delicious morning meals in the comfort of your own home in five minutes or less using the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker.

    You'll love how quick and easy it is to produce perfect restaurant style breakfast sandwiches every time, while avoiding the mess and hassle of using multiple frying pans and other kitchen appliances to produce a single breakfast sandwich.

    The first layer cooks the bottom half of your sandwich, the center section perfectly cooks your egg and the top plate gently toasts the bread on the top and holds the heat inside. This compact egg sandwich maker is a great addition to any kitchen or dorm room.

    • NOW with audible tone timer
    • Ready in 5 minutes, cook delicious breakfast sandwiches in the comfort of your own home
    • Use your own fresh ingredients, including eggs, cheese and much more
    • Make sandwiches with English muffins, biscuits, small bagels and more
    • All removable parts are dishwasher safe; surfaces are covered with durable, nonstick coating\nWe are an authorized Hamilton Beach dealer

    $29.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Magnetic Levitating Air Bonsai Pot

    What's really cool is the seeing the looks on guests you invite over who sit next to this levitating plant.

    The flower pot will automatically float in the air with 360 degree rotating. The base contains magnets and a rotating mechanism and is connected to the mains by an AC adapter.

    $84.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Men Assassins Creed Slim Fit Outwear Hoodie Pullover

    For the gamers in your family, an Assassin's Creed hoodie comes in either M, L, XL, XXL, or XXXL making them feel like they're part of the game.

    $17.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Occulus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

    Why watch a game when you can be in the game? Whether you're stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there.

    $600.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Microsoft Hololens

    Immerse yourself into the world of gaming with the ultimate in virtual technology. Not only can you use this virtual technology to play games, but you can use it to teach others and present ideas remotely.

    An absolutely crazy video shows the potential of this technology (shown here)

    $3,808.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • 8-Port USB Charging Docks Desktop Multi-Device Organizer

    For those who have a lot of devices scattered everywhere, there is this slick docking station for all of your devices.

    This charging station provides a 7-port USB for a fast charging experience. It works with Smartphones and Tablets.

    You can charge 7 smartphones and tablets simultaneously in the 6 secure open slots.

    $50.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition

    Ahh the old days of gaming. Plug this little beauty into your TV using the HDMI cable and you are off playing the games from your childhood.

    The pre-installed games include: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, the Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, and crap-ton more.

    An HDMI cable is included and comes with an old-school, grey colored NES classic controller and an AC Adapter.

    $229.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Google Pixel SmartPhone (32GB)

    If I wanted a smartphone for Christmas, this would be the phone I would want.

    This phone has the Snapdragon 821 with 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage. Definitely enough to perform any kind of virtual reality.

    $755.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Roku Ultra

    Looking for a reason to cut the dreaded cable? Look no further.

    The Roku Ultra provides Stunning 4K picture quality with a quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless for quick and smooth streaming.

    Tons of channels are available for the Roku Ultra. If it can be streamed over the Internet, it can play on Roku.

    $129.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Mad Max High Octane Anthology Collection (BD) [Blu-ray]

    Want the best action film of 2015? Here's the ultimate collection of Mad Max Anthology.

    It includes every Mad Max movie include the Black and Chrome Edition along with an collectible Intercepter Figurine and three hours of unseen footage from all four Mad Max movies.

    $240.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Samsung Wireless Charging Pad

    With this Stylish accessory, you can charge your compatible Galaxy smartphones, and other Qi-compatible devices, without the need to plug your Device in to a wall charger or USB port.

    The Samsung Wireless charging pad utilizes Qi Inductive charging technology that eliminates the need to attach a charging cable every time you want to charge your Device.

    You can still use your Device while charging, and your Device is always accessible so you can answer a call without having to unplug.

    Frustration free package includes: Wireless charging pad / 2A wall charger / User manual / warranty card (standard: 1 year)

    This is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices including from Samsung: Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 3 (these Galaxy smartphones require Wireless Charging Battery Covers, sold separately) as well as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 active, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 which do not require additional charging battery doors.

    $25.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM)

    I don't know of a gamer or programmer would wouldn't want a faster hard drive.

    This best seller reads 540/mbps and works with Windows 10/8/7/Vista SP1 and above (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32/64 bit) and it's Linux compatible.

    They also have terabyte versions available as well (1, 2, and 4).

    $164.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Bluetooth Shower Speaker

    We know you love singing in the shower, but your roommates and neighbors might appreciate if you kept the music to the professionals. With the Bluetooth Shower Speaker, you can stream your favorite playlists from your smartphone straight to the speaker in your shower. You don't even need to jump out to change the song, all the buttons you need are right on the speaker.
    • Suction cup attaches directly to your shower wall
    • Built-in controls allow you to play/pause, skip songs, & turn the power off, right on the speaker
    • Supports hands-free calling from the shower

    $10.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • KlikR Universal Remote

    One of the things we seek most in life is control. And that's what makes KlikR special. This tiny Bluetooth device may be stuck on or next to any infrared remote controlled electronic product, making it almost instantly controllable from your smartphone. Yes, that means even your old remote-controlled ceiling fan can be controlled from your phone.

    Even better: You can control those remotes with your voice, so you'll just have to ask the TV to turn on, or the stereo to play Purple Rain, and you'll be good to go.

    $20.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Impressions // Stealth Edition + Phantom Edition Playing Cards

    Impressions // Stealth Edition + Phantom Edition Playing Cards

    Wow. Here's a 2-deck set of cards for the player who wants to impress.

    Bring the glitter, glamour and dull shine of the Vegas card tables right to your own pocket with this Impressions custom deck duo. Featuring the monochromatic, all-black Stealth Edition and the pearlescent, unmistakable, white-on-white Phantom Edition, these decks come with their own tuck box, and are made of durable, top-quality 310gsm linen cardstock that has a thin black layer between the sides for a little extra heft and sleekness.

    $17.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Browser Sketch Pad

    Looking for a quick way to wireframe a web screen?

    Use the handy graph paper with browser chrome on top to sketch out your UI and website ideas. The grid matches the scale on our Web Stencil Kit. Easily tear off sheets for review and pin-up.

    • Letter size
    • 50 Sheets in a pad
    • 110g/m² Paper
    • Chip board back
    • 100% Recyclable

    Great for web designers

    $14.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • 64GB USB Flash Drive Credit Card Style American Express

    Definitely a great gift for the traveler in the family.

    • 64GB USB Flash Drive Credit Card Style American Express
    • Support USB version 2.0
    • Fast data transfer rate (Read: 22MB/sec & Write: 3.5 MB/sec) USB 1.1 / 2.0 compatible Plug & play with Windows 2000 / XP / Vista, Mac 9.0 or above
    • Easy to read and read in high speed ,No need drive/power supply only plug in.

    $17.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

    For those getting up in age, Mr. Coffee has been around for a while. What better way to warm your cup than with a cup warmer. ;-)

    It's great to have on hand to heat up a variety of hot beverages and soups like coffee, tea and chocolate. The mug warmer is easy to use with a convenient cord length for use almost anywhere, and an easy-to-clean surface.

    It's compact at a measurement of 5.3"W x 1.1"H and has an On light indicator.

    $14.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Pantone CAPSURE Color Matcher

    So there I was with my wife trying to figure out the right color paint for the wall in the dining room.

    I WISH we had this from the start. If you are trying to find that right color, let the color matcher find it for you.

    It can store up to 100 color captures. It can extract, display, and match up to four dominant colors from an intricate pattern. After it captures it, you can make comments and a voice recording with a time-and-date stamp.

    $530.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Volcano USB Mist Humidifier

    Looking for a cool, portable, and personal humidifer for the office? Grab a volcano humidifier.

    • It removes micro-dust and smoke pollution to improve air quality for a healthy clean living environment. It can be used as a humidifier, aroma diffuser or air purification.
    • Increases the humidity in the air, and cleans the air. Its easy operation and simple design make it easy to use, clean and transport.
    • This small air humidifier is light weight and portable and can be taken with you on trips. 160ml reservoir capacity, can operate up to 3-4 hours. It automatically turns off after 2 hours of continuous work. And shuts off automatically when the water runs out. Its perfect for the home, in the office, in the car, caravan. With its very low noise level of less than 36db. it can also be used in the babies room.
    • The LED color lights at the top of the volcano make for a relaxed, colourful and misty volcano experience out the top of this humidifier.

    Because it's USB, you can plug it into a USB port or into a wall outlet.

    $14.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Villain Portable Battery Charger (20,000mAh)

    If you're looking for a solid battery charger for any type of mobile, I would recommend the Villain.

    It's the #1 seller and it is one of the best battery chargers around (even for Pokemon Go!)

    $35.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog Game

    This is an interesting twist on a designer's memory game.

    It's strictly a typeface memory game. With twenty-five pairs of cards, each presenting a different type family, this is a very stylish and interesting typographic concentration game. The kit includes a typographical glossary with the main terms used in typography as well as a text about the evolution of type design, locating in history each one of the fonts used in the game.

    $23.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Microsoft XBox One S (w/ Battlefield 1 bundle)

    Of course, this is the one (no pun intended) console to grab this season. The XBox One S includes:

    • Xbox One S 500GB Console, full game download of Battlefield 1, one month of EA Access, Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable (4K Capable), Power cable and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial.
    • Discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign or in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players on Xbox Live.
    • Watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream 4K content on Netflix and Amazon Video.
    • Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range.
    • Play over 100 console exclusives and a growing library of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

    Game on!

    $295.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Device Lab

    Does the mobile developer in your house have a ton of different devices strewn all over the place?

    Consolidate them in the device lab. The Device Lab is meant for testing multiple devices in one centralized spot while not cluttering the developer's workarea. This allows them to test their mobile app efficiently.

    $149.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB Portable Hard Drive with Built-in WiFi

    I've mention the benefits of having extra storage while on vacation, but now, hard drive companies are taking it a step further.

    The Seagate is wireless and allows you to store any kind of media for portable consumption...

    ...and with 1TB, that's a lot of media.

    $140.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Ergotron WorkFit-P Sit-Stand Workstation

    Heard all about standing is the new sitting? It gets your blood pumping and circulation moving.

    But you don't want to spend $1,000 on a new desk?

    This WorkFit-P Sit-Stand Workstation attaches to your existing desk allowing you to work standing up.

    Definitely cheaper than a new desk.

    $198.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

    For the latest in fitness wear, the Fitbit Blaze is not just a fitness band, it's a fitness watch as well.

    • Fitbit Blaze syncs automatically and wirelessly to 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. Syncing to computers requires Internet connection and USB port. Syncing to mobile devices requires Bluetooth and Internet connection. Syncing range: 20 feet
    • Water Resistance: Fitbit Blaze is sweat, rain and splash proof, but is not swim proof. We recommend taking it off before showering, as it’s best for your skin if the band stays dry and clean. Battery life: lasts up to 5 days. Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0

    $199.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel

    It's not only good to have a rechargeable battery, but it's also handy to have a solar panel that can charge your phone or tablet as well.

    Reengineered to be lighter and smarter, the Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel has the innovative technology to charge USB devices directly from the sun. Detachable kickstand for modularity and power-flow indicator ensure the best solar charging experience.

    Perfect for those excursions away from an outlet.

    $99.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Amazon Echo Dot

    Looking to expand the reach of Amazon Alexa's Echo? The Echo Dot is perfect for adding Alexa to another room.

    $50.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • BLACK+DECKER Programmable Crock Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker with WiFi-Enabled

    Ok, now I've seen it all.

    If you want to start the Beef and Noodles for supper, you could remotely start your crock pot to have supper ready when you got home.

    This crock pot features:

    • WiFi-Enabled - Control your cooking from anywhere! The slow cooker connects to your home WiFi network so you can use your mobile device to set time and temperature, and to start or stop cooking.
    • Free App Download - The easy-to-use app lets you program the slow cooker and monitor cooking while you're away from home. Compatible with iOS and Android.
    • Stoneware Pot - The durable 6-quart pot retains heat and is easy to clean.
    • Nonslip Feet - Rubberized feet keep the unit in place while elevating the hot surface away from the countertop.
    • Dishwasher-Safe Parts - Cleanup is a breeze with the dishwasher-safe pot and lid.

    I could easily see me becoming a better cook with this and it's definitely better than a WiFi refrigerator.

    $76.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter for Mac

    Finally, you can dump that clunky USB drive floating around your backpack. A MicroSD card adapter that seamlessly plugs into your MacBook, the MiniDrive integrates with Time Machine to add up to 256 GB of extra space to store important files. You won't have to carry cumbersome storage devices anymore, simply plug in MiniDrive and you're good to go.
    • Perfect coloring & shaping attach seamlessly to your computer
    • Daily back-up options can automatically back up files while your MiniDrive is present
    • MicroSD cards up to 256 GB are compatible w/ MiniDrive

    NOTE: No MicroSD card is provided.

    $33.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • 1Voice Bluetooth 100% Wirefree Earbuds

    Wireless earbuds are the way of the future, but even traditional Bluetooth earbuds don't eliminate wires completely.

    The 1Voice Bluetooth 100% Wirefree Earbuds are finally changing that with their 100% wirefree design. Using cutting-edge 4.2 Bluetooth technology and a minimalist design, these earbuds will fit comfortably in your ears without falling out, and deliver top-notch sound too. They are the smallest, most lightweight earbuds around, giving you the freedom to move around naturally.

    • Ergonomically designed to sit comfortably in your ears & not fall out
    • Include a speaker, Bluetooth chip, battery & mic in each earbud
    • Work independently, or paired
    • Play for up to 4 hours without recharging

    $53.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)

    Looking for that ultimate portable laptop?

    Surface Pro 4 powers through everything you need to do, while being lighter than ever before. Go from ultraportable tablet to a complete laptop in a snap wherever you are.

    It runs Windows and Office without breaking a sweat, comes with a stylus for drawing, and is also available in a i3 and i7 as well as the i5 processor.

    $1,038.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

    Drones are hot thing right now. They provide an aerial view for taking those high up, hard-to-reach shots.

    The Pro version also allows the drone to be programmed to follow you as well. 

    • Auto takeoff and auto return home with GPS technology, makes controlling easy. App enables monitoring/camera operation easy
    • Capture 4K ultra HD video at 30 fps, supported resolutions include: 12.0MP (4000 x 3000) photos. The f/2.8 lens with a broad field of view delivers crisp, clear images
    • Gimbal stabilization technology, along with a hover function allows you to capture smooth, clean footage while the camera is in the air
    • Use DJI director software with a built-in video editor to add music, text, and more to your videos.

    $1,099.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • BERING Watch Design Inspired By Arctic Beauty Bering HighTech Ceramic Link Quartz // Dual Time // 32341-782

    Bering HighTech Ceramic Link Quartz

    The HighTech Ceramic timepiece by BERING is a testament to the brand's endless striving for innovation. An minimalist dial, framed by a black link bracelet, will keep you looking luxurious. But the true touchstone of this watch is in its scratch resistance: BERING's revolutionary HighTech Ceramic case and 361 Surgical Stainless Steel ensure that while the HighTech keeps time impeccably, time is no object.

    $119.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Sitpack The World's Most Compact Foldable Seat Sitpack


    This is quite the interesting little device.

    Sitpack is the world's most compact foldable seat. Imagine not having to carry a clumsy chair with you when going hunting, fishing, bird watching or to a beach, pool or sporting event. With a telescoping base than can collapse for inconspicuous storage in your bag, car, or even your hand, it offers a completely ergonomic way to find relief from hours of standing, without clunky travel furniture that makes you sit far too low to stay in on the action.

    Sitpack embodies the positive outcomes of resting with the right posture. Correct resting increases blood circulation and focus, it soothes a tired back, and it will keep your energy levels higher throughout the day, while stimulating muscles and balance.

    $40.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Lumo Bodytech The Smart Jogging Tracker Lumo Run

    Lumo Run

    To determine key metrics for targeted form, Lumo Run is a real-time tracker for running, that is based on sports biomechanics research done at Loughborough University in the UK. Simply clip your Lumo Run sensor onto the back of your running shorts, aligned to your spine, and go for a run. It's that easy. Whether you have your phone with you, or sync up when you get home, you can still get feedback on your form and your stats.

    Lumo Run provides a full analysis of your running form and recommends exercises personalized to you, by measuring data using things like audio feedback, pace, distance, and GPS. It measures your steps per minute, changes in your forward velocity, vertical oscillation, pelvic rotation, and pelvic drop, providing real-time suggestions to improve your form and maintain your distance through your headphones. It also suggests pre and post run exercises, based on your data.

    The coaching model is safe and effective, coaching you to increase your intensity in increments of no more than 5% at a time, helping you stay motivated, and improve results over time, building good habits and positive muscle memory. Your running form is unique to you, and your training plan should be as well. Lumo Run coaches you on the metrics that matter most to you, and it learns the more you use it, creating the perfect fitness companion.

    $82.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot

    You knew this was coming. First, the sweeping robots, now the mopping ones.

    • Mops and sweeps hard floors including hardwood, tile, and stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and other small spaces
    • Gets into hard-to-reach places, including under and around toilets, into corners, and below cabinets
    • Precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head tackle dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
    • Automatically selects the correct cleaning mode based on Braava jet pad type, choose from wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping
    • Won't harm or spray walls or furniture, and avoids stairs and riding up on rugs.

    Thinking about this one for Christmas. ;-)

    $169.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphone

    Of course, you have to have a fine pair of headphones to drown out your manager yelling at you.

    • Connect via Class 1 Bluetooth with your device for wireless listening
    • Up to 40 hours of battery life for multi-day use
    • Adjustable fit with comfort-cushioned ear cups made for everyday use
    • Take calls, control your music and activate Siri with the multifunction on-ear controls

    It comes with the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, carrying case, 3.5mm RemoteTalk cable, universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B), Quick Start Guide, and warranty card.

    $250.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Anki Overdrive

    Want to see technology and racing combined? That's RC Car racing has evolved into.

    • Use your mobile device to take command of real robotic Supercars in Anki OVERDRIVE.
    • Build up to eight battlefields in seconds with the Starter Kit.
    • Battle and race against friends or AI controlled vehicles.
    • An Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit and a compatible mobile device are required to play.
    • Expand the battle with expansion tracks, Supercars and the all-new Supertrucks.

    If I was younger, I would definitely have wanted this for Christmas!

    $119.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Pictopia: Disney Edition

    You can never be too young to play a great family board or card game.

    • Promotes family together-time
    • Encourages strategic thinking
    • Encourages cooperation and teamwork
    • Features content from the world of Disney!
    • Free Pictopia App with BONUS content and Lightning-Round finish!

    And with Disney, you can't go wrong.

    $16.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • FIXD Diagnose Your Car FIXD


    FIXD is a device that connects to your car and uses your phone to tell you what's wrong with your car. I'm not a car person, but I can tell you...I definitely need this.

    FIXD translates what your car is trying to tell you into simple, understandable terms. No vague lights, no confusing technical jargon, just the information that you need to know. This sensor plugs into your car and connects to the FIXD App via Bluetooth on iOS or Android. Just get in your car and FIXD is ready to go. You'll know if the problem needs urgent repair, or if you can keep driving for a few days.

    Never worry about the condition of your family's cars again. Protect them no matter where they are.

    $30.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • GoPro HERO

    I know last year I mentioned the GoPro action camera, but even this year, it's still going strong.

    • Stunning Video Quality: Record gorgeous 1080p30 and 720p60 video., Diverse Photo Capture: Capture 5PM single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps. Built-in Microphone: Record audio with the built-in microphone
    • Durable + Waterproof to 131-Feet (40m): Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
    • Compatible with all GoPro Mounts: 60+ mounts and accessories. GoPro Software: View and share your content.
    • External Memory: Supports microSD cards up to 32GB (class 10 or UHS-1 required) Sold Separately
    • Video Quality: Record 1080p30 and 720p60 video, Diverse Photo Capture: Capture 5Mp single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps. Built-in Microphone: Record audio with the built-in microphone
    • Durable + Waterproof to 131-Feet (40m): Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
    • Compatible with all GoPro Mounts: 60+ mounts and accessories. GoPro Software: View and share your content
    • External Memory: Supports microSD cards up to 32GB (class 10 or UHS-1 required) Sold Separately

    For the die-hard extreme sport star in your family.

    $130.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset - Latest Edition

    If the Occulus Rift is out of your price range, you can go with something a little subtler, but still gets the job done.

    • Turn your compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a completely portable and wireless virtual reality machine.
    • Easy to use touch pad with dedicated Back and Home buttons
    • Wide field of view, precise head-tracking and low latency brings reality to the virtual, Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images, Thousands of 360 degree panoramic photos
    • Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection)
    • Compatible with: Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

    $99.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Schrade SCPEN4BK Survival Tactical Pen

    Do you know how dangerous it is in the board room nowadays?

    • CNC Machined 6061 T6 Black Aluminum
    • Features Removable Ferro Rod, Storable Striking Plate
    • Survival Whistle Cap with Pocket Clip, 1 Black Starminen Fine Point D1 Pen Cartridge.
    • Overall Length: 5.9 inch (15.0 cm) Weight: 0.12 pounds
    • Recreational and professional level use

    $26.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition

    Meant specifically for the Surface series. This mouse provides a comfortable and ergonomic feel while working on a Surface laptop.

    • Compatibility: All Surface devices
    • Interface: Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Compatible
    • The touch strip on the Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition responds precisely to the speed of your finger movement, using haptic feedback to scroll vertically.
    • Experience comfort and elegant design in a portable mouse. Designed to match Surface, Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition has the dark titanium finish of Surface devices.
    • Shaped to match the natural curve of your hand, Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition provides a comfortable, precise way to navigate your Surface. When you’re on the go, just flatten and slip into your pocket or purse.

    $53.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Bushnell Falcon 7x35 Binoculars with Case

    For the hunter in the family, Bushnell has always been a solid name in binoculars and a solid choice for outdoorsmen.

    • Quality optics with stunning HD clarity
    • 100% quality materials used and tested extensively
    • Beautiful design and durability built to last
    • 7X magnification, auto focusing porro prism
    • 35-Millimeter lens diameter, 21-Ounce weight
    • 20-Feet close focusing distance
    • 12-Millimeter eye relief, five-millimeter exit pupil
    • 420-Feet field of view at 1000 yards

    $21.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Floureon BM-800 Condenser Sound Studio Recording Broadcasting Microphone + Shock Mount Holder Blue

    Being a podcaster means having the best equipment you can to sound your best over the Internet. The Floureon microphone and shock mount is considered one of the best sellers on Amazon.

    • Floureon BM-800 condenser microphone+shock mount blue with 1 year warranty and friendly customer service.
    • It only works with the device that could provide enough power(48V phantom power supply). Connecting with desktop computer, it can be used separately; But if with laptop computer, please connect to electrical outlet or use a 48V phantom power supply to make the sound much clearer and higher. 48V phantom power supply is not included in the package.
    • Frequency response provide vocal intelligibility, crispness and neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio. Not suit for mobile phone and tablet computer. Please put the microphone away from the amplifier while recording to prevent noise recorded.
    • With cardiod (undirectional) pickup pattern suppress feedback and low self-noise, it suits for studios, recording studios, broadcasting stations, adage performance and computers.
    • Shock mount to reduce handling noise, ideal for radio broadcasting studio, voice-over sound studio, recording. With standard screw adapter, you can mount the mic shock mount on all the standard microphone stands.

    Take your podcasting to the next level.

    $27.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • iCODIS CB-100W Mobile Projector, DLP Pico Home Theater

    Ask some of my friends. I used to have one of these...but not this freakin' small. Wow!

    AND Wifi Connectivity.

    • Ultimate Portability: 3.8 ounces, 1.7inches, true portability with CNC craft worked design.
    • Connectivity: 2.5Ghz Wifi, 5Ghz (2T2R), DLNA, USB OTG, SD Card, Miracast (Android+Windows), Airplay, all of these allow for any device to connect, with or without Wi-Fi.
    • Portable Mini Cinema: 80 ANSI Lumens DLP bulb, 30,000hours life-time, 480p resolution,Video input up to full HD 1080p, and an 1800mAh battery for 1.5 hours of video allows for great cinematic quality on the go.
    • Mobile Age: Gone are the old days of HDMI, with USB OTG and countless ways to connect, as long as you have iOS 7 and above, or Windows 8.1 and above, the CB-100W connects to any device of the mobile age.
    • Version Update: make sure CB-100w connect WIFI, go to setting and update software online. Apple User plz follow this step, After update, CB-100w can play Youtube APP or other video app from your apple device.

    Very impressive.

    $199.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

I hope these Christmas Gift and Holiday Ideas provide a great list for your friends and family members who are technologists.

If you could also share this Christmas List with friends and family, I would appreciate it.