Christmas Gift and Holiday Ideas from 2018

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.

2018 Christmas Gift and Holiday Guide

Previous Year's Christmas Gift and Holiday Ideas

  • reMarkable writing tablet

    For those looking to write on actual paper, this is probably the closest thing while saving it digitally.

    For $599, the reMarkable tablet comes with a "marker" (it's a stylus) and is what I consider to be the first of it's kind.

    • The reMarkable paper tablet - a digital device for writing, reading & sketching that feels like paper.
    • Here to replace your notebooks, printouts and documents. A groundbreaking device that changes how people work.
    • No other tablet in the world gives you an experience so close to paper as reMarkable.
    • Super low latency, 226 DPI CANVAS display. You've never experienced anything like the CANVAS display.
    • In the box: reMarkable, Marker, 8 extra Marker tips and charging cable. Original reMarkable Folio (sleeve) NOT included.

    $479.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • ili - Instant Offline Language Translator Device (One-Way Translator)

    If you have a relative who travels a lot and visits faraway lands, this may be the ideal gift for them.

    Ili is an offline, one-way translator.

    • No Wi-fi Needed - Finding wifi can be a pain. Unlike other translation apps, ili translator doesn't require Wi-Fi. Use it anywhere, anytime.
    • One-way Translator - ili translator is optimized for one-way translation. It allows for quick communication and helps you dine, navigate, and shop.
    • Support 3 languages - ili can translate from English to Spanish, Chinese and Japanese (**ili does NOT translate from Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese to English)
    • Optimized for Travel - By focusing on specific phrases for traveling, ili translator is your best bet to help you on your next trip. We took the most used sentences and added them specifically for travelers such as yourself.
    • Trusted - Over 70,000 travelers have supported ili translator and used it on their travels.

    $199.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Portal from Facebook

    The Facebook Portal has Alexa built into it and has hands-free video calling. It's similar to the Echo Show, but, of course, it's geared towards Facebook.

    • Move and talk freely with Smart Camera: With Smart Camera, you don’t have to worry about being out of frame. Whether you’re moving around the kitchen, prepping dinner or chasing the kids through the living room, Smart Camera adjusts to follow the action. And as more people enter a room, Smart Camera automatically widens to keep everyone in view, so you don’t miss a moment
    • Private by design: Facebook doesn't listen to, view or keep the contents of your Portal video calls. Calls on Portal are encrypted, so conversations stay between you and those you're calling. You can also completely disable the camera and microphone with a single tap, or block the camera lens with the camera cover provided.
    • Connect with friends, even if they don't have Portal: Easily call friends and family on Messenger — calls can be made seamlessly to and from smartphones and tablets. And you can bring up to six other people into a group call.
    • Alexa built-in: Portal has Alexa built-in, so you can ask a question, set a timer, add items to your shopping list, control your smart home or more. Just ask.
    • Experience more together: With Portal, story time will never be the same. With music, animation and augmented reality effects, Portal lets you become some of your children’s favorite characters as you read along to well-loved stories. And if friends or family also have Portal, you can listen to your favorite music together as if you were in the same room, without delays or feedback.
    • Stay close with Superframe: When you’re not in a call, Portal can display your Facebook photos and videos. You can also see when your closest contacts are available to connect, and get birthday reminders.
    • Active Facebook account required for product use.

    $199.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • AmazonBasics Professional USB Condenser Microphone

    Podcasting won't go away anytime soon. AmazonBasics has an awesome USB Condenser Microphone in Black for the Podcaster looking to upgrade their equipment instead of a laptop microphone.

    • Professional USB condenser microphone for excellent sound quality when recording; zero latency output for clear, instant audio
    • Record vocals, instruments, podcasts, home movies, and more; works with Skype, Messages, FaceTime, Twitch, and YouTube
    • 3 condenser capsules and 4 pick-up patterns: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo
    • Plug-and-play USB connectivity (no drivers required); includes a 4.9-foot USB cable and an adjustable stand
    • Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP; Mac OS; and Linux; backed by an AmazonBasics limited 1-year warranty
    • Note that volume is controlled directly on microphone touch panel; volume control is not available in Windows or Mac
    • Technical specs include a 24 bit - bit rate; a sample rate of 96kHz; a 50Hz to 20kHz frequency response; and a max SPL of >120dB (THD: 1% 1kHz)

    $59.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Echo Show (2nd Gen)

    Since we touched on the Facebook Portal, we HAVE to mention the Echo Show. This is the 2nd generation of this device which includes even better sound and a bigger screen coming in at 10.1". It comes in Charcoal or Sandstone colors.

    I bought two Echo Shows this year: one for my parents and one for my family. They work fantastic.

    With the release of the 2nd generation shows, I can only imagine the overall improvement of these devices.

    • Premium speakers with Dolby processing let you stream music and books in crisp, stereo sound. With a vibrant 10.1" HD screen for watching videos, movies, and TV shows—in a new fabric design.
    • Ask Alexa to see lyrics and album art with Amazon Music. See weather forecasts, calendars, to-do lists, and your favorite playlists.
    • Watch live TV and sports with a Hulu subscription, movies and shows from Prime Video, or music videos from Vevo.
    • Make video calls to anyone with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show.
    • Your new kitchen companion—watch recipe videos, set timers and alarms, and add items to your shopping list.
    • Set up compatible Zigbee devices without the need for a separate hub. See your front door camera stream with 2-way audio and notifications.
    • With eight microphones and far-field technology, Alexa can hear you even while music is playing.
    • With over 50,000 skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and let you do more with Alexa.

    $229.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Picture Keeper CONNECT 32GB Portable Flash USB Backup

    I've mentioned this before about how to store videos and photos while on a vacation. You don't have access to WiFi or a signal from your carrier to store your memories.

    That's where the Picture Keeper comes in. It attaches to your phone, tablet, or computer and you commence with the download of your data.

    There is also an 64GB iPhone version as well.

    • On-the-go - anywhere, anytime, no internet required bring it on your next remote island vacation
    • Easy setup - just plug it in and picture keeper connect will do the rest, works seamlessly with our connect app
    • Backup & restore: backup your old smart phone and easily restore all your photos onto your shiny new device
    • Free up space - sick of that "out of storage" message, backup your current device and make room for more memories
    • Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones

    $108.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Belkin Pocket Power 15,000mAh Durable Ultra Slim Portable Charger

    I just bought one of these chargers and it holds its own on charging my phone and tablet.

    On a single charge, I've used it three times to power it up to 98-100%.

    • Powerful enough to recharge a smartphone up to 5 times on the go
    • Dual ports charge 2 devices quickly and simultaneously
    • Slim, lightweight design creates ultimate freedom and portability
    • A $2,500 Connected Equipment Warranty provides a reassuring guarantee for the safety of your device
    • The Belkin Difference: Pioneer in technology and innovation for over 30 years

    $54.95 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Xscape Dual USB Car Charger

    Ahhhh...your car's cigarette lighter. For those of us who don't smoke look at it as a useless device.

    That is, until you need to charge your smartphone or tablet on the road.

    The Xscape Dual USB Car Charger is perfect as a Christmas stocking stuffer. It contains a Safety Hammer and Seatbelt Cutter if you get trapped in a car underwater.

    • Dual USB port, maximize battery life for up to two devices
    • Each USB port: 5V/2.1A max
    • Input: DC12-24V, Output: 5V/3A
    • Compatible with any smartphone, gaming device, tablet, kindle, camera, etc
    • Emergency seat belt Safety Cutter conveniently hidden by protective cover
    • Safety Hammer contained in the tip of charger's power contact

    $13.57 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • PNY CS900 240GB 2.5” Sata III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    I've seen laptops with 128GB old hard drives which are slow as mollasses.

    So why not upgrade to a Solid State Drive?

    • Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel the difference with super-fast OS boot times and application loads
    • Exceptional performance offering up to 535MB/s seq. read and 500MB/s seq. write speeds
    • Superior performance as compared to traditional hard-drives (HDD)
    • Ultra low power consumption
    • Acronis True Image HD 2017 data migration software included

    $46.23 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Sandisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter

    Looking for the smallest-biggest storage option? Try out this 400GB MicroSD card with adapter.

    I bought one a month ago and LOVE that's it's bigger than most hard drives I used to own and at class 10, it definitely transfers your data FAST!

    • Up to 400GB to store even more hours of Full HD video7
    • Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback2.Data Transfer: Read Speed 100 MB/s Maximum. Write Speed 10 MB/s Minimum
    • Up to 100MB/s transfer speeds let you move up to 1200 photos in a minute6
    • Load apps faster with A1-rated performance1. Durability-shockproof, temperature extremes, waterproof, x-ray proof
    • Ideal for Android smartphones and tablets, and MIL cameras

    $103.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • The HARRY POTTER Remote Control Wand

    Are you a muggle or a wizard? It doesn't matter when you have this remote control device from the Noble Collection for the little wizard in your world or your big muggle.

    • Universal Remote Wand: Operates with any IR device, including TVs, Blu-ray players, and speakers
    • Officially authorized by Warner Brothers
    • Program up to 9 gestures. Requires 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)
    • Manufactured by the Noble Collection

    $49.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Fire HD 10 Tablet - Black, 32 GB

    My parents were recently looking for a tablet and this was a definite seller to me.

    Since it's Amazon and runs on Android, it has a simple interface and provides a large 10.1" screen which is perfect for my parents.

    • Our largest display, now with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi—perfect for watching Full HD video, playing games, reading magazines, and streaming content seamlessly
    • Say "Alexa, play The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", "Alexa, show me popular books", or "Alexa, launch Roblox" to access the entertainment you love. Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games - including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify and more.
    • Call or message almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
    • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes—at no additional cost
    • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.
    • Brilliant 10.1" 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), up to 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life. More durable than the latest iPad Pro 10.5".
    • 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage

    $99.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Samsung CJ791 34" Thunderbolt 3 Curved QLED Monitor

    The cliche is all developers want an excess of two things: memory and storage. I believe in one additional factor: large monitors.

    This Samsung 34" Thunderbolt 3 is perfect to replace your two flanking monitors with a large curved monitor, but is a little bit pricey.

    • First curved monitor with Intel Thunderbolt 3 for single-source power and charging
    • Tbt3 offers 40 GBPS processing speed - -4x faster than USB - and up to 85W laptop charging
    • One cable to Link and Dock monitor and laptop
    • Connectivity available for docks, displays and peripherals including macs, USB Type-C laptops, E storage drives and external Graphics cards
    • QLED Display, Freesync, Speakers 2X7W, 100hz refresh rate
    • 2 X USB-C (TBT3), 1XHDMI, 1XDP, 2X USB 3.0 (down)
    • Quantum Dot technology brings life-like color with sRGBcoverage 125%
    • A perfect complement to any Thunderbolt 3 Mac or PC

    $749.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones - Mickey's 90th Anniversary Edition

    For Mickey's 90th, I can imagine him using these while rockin' out to an Avenger's or Star Wars theme.

    • Up to 40 hours of battery life for multi-day use
    • With Fast Fuel, 5 minutes of charging gives you 3 hours of playback when battery is low
    • The award-winning sound and design you’ve come to love from Beats
    • Sleek, streamlined design that’s durable and foldable to go everywhere you do
    • 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
    • What’s in the Box: Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, custom felt case, collectible pin, custom decal sticker, 3.5mm RemoteTalk cable, universal USB charging cable (USB-A to USB Micro-B), quick start guide, warranty card

    $329.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB)

    Microsoft has really made a name for themselves in the laplet (laptop and tablet?) market. They've taken a tablet and turned it into a laptop.

    This year's latest model is lightweight, 8GB of RAM, an improved battery life, and faster processing.

    At a sub-$1,000 level pricing, it's quite a keeper. 

    • Clean, elegant design — thin and light, starting at just 2.76 pounds, Surface Laptop 2 fits easily in your bag.
    • Choose from rich tone-on-tone color combinations: Platinum, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue.
    • Improved speed and performance to do what you want, with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor.
    • All-day battery life, with up to 14.5 hours of video playback. Vibrant 13.5” PixelSense Display with interactive touchscreen and razor-sharp resolution.
    • The Windows you know — comes with Windows 10 Home.

    $999.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • The World's Smallest Quadcopter

    Everyone loves a drone, but how about the world's smallest quadcopter drone?

    This tiny drone can easily launch off of your thumb and stabilize instantly with it's six-axis stabilization.

    • Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, and at only 1.1" square, this is the world’s smallest quadcopter, requiring a launching platform no larger than the tip of one’s thumb.
    • The copter is built with sophisticated circuitry, piezoelectric gyros, and accelerometers that provide superior in-air stability, enabling operators to perform turning cycles, figure eights, and banked turns indoors or outdoors on a calm day from up to 65' away.
    • Six-axis stabilization even allows it to be tossed into the air and throttled up simultaneously—it will dutifully stabilize on its own.
    • Three flight modes enable beginners, advanced fliers, and expert aerial acrobats to perform everything from basic hovering and forward/backward flips to barrel rolls.
    • Provides up to five-minute flight times from a 30-minute charge via the remote control which requires two AAA batteries. Ages 14 and up. 1 1/4" L x 1 1/4" W x 3/4" H. (2 oz.

    $39.95 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Funko Pop Movies: Die Hard - John McClane Collectible Figure, Multicolor

    One of my favorite movies is the original Die Hard and if you have an action fan in your family, this year, Funko Pop! released their Die Hard line.

    They have John McLane, Hans Gruber, Tony Vreskiv, and Sargeant Al Powell.

    Besides, every developer needs a "Wilson."

    • From Die Hard, John McClane, as a stylized POP vinyl from Funko!
    • Stylized collectable stands 3 ¾ inches tall, perfect for any die hard fan!
    • Collect and display all die hard figures from Funko!
    • Funko pop! is the 2017 toy of the year and people's choice award winner

    $10.93 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • iHome Docking Bedside and Home Office Amazon Echo Dot Speaker System

    With the Amazon products so darn popular, it's no surprise how it integrates into third-party products like the iHome docking audio system.

    The iHome Audio system works with an Echo Dot and allows you to control every Alexa device in the house.

    • Echo Dot alarm clock specially designed for Amazon (works with 2nd Gen, not included)
    • Let Alexa control your home from the bedside. Echo Dot works with iHome smart plugs (sold separately) and many more smart home solutions.
    • Docking solution - dedicated aux-in and microUSB cable connections to power & play Echo Dot audio
    • Enjoy room-filling music with Alexa
    • 1 A USB charging for mobile devices
    • Display dimmer with 5 levels of brightness control
    • Passive subwoofer for enhanced bass
    • Large negative backlit clock display

    $39.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Dell 3180 11.6-inch Laptop

    Not only did I get my parents a Amazon Fire 10.1 Tablet, I also got my mother the Dell Inspiron 11-inch 3180.

    My parents mostly surf the web, check their email, and play web games. They don't need it for anything number-crunching or heavy processing which is why I thought the 4GB of memory and 32GB of eMMC storage would be sufficient for them.

    All in a nice, light, little package of 4.2 lbs. to carry (My mother calls it her "Little Dell").

    • 11.6-inch HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
    • 7th Generation AMD E2-9000e Processor with Radeon R2 Graphics
    • 32GB eMMC Storage
    • 4GB, DDR4, 2400MHz

    $149.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Solo Urban 17.3 Inch Slim Messenger Bag

    When I recently flew down to Orlando, Florida, I needed a smaller bag than my warhorse messenger bag.

    Funny as it worked out, I found a slimmer messenger bag. I don't know what it is with Solo messenger bags, but I'm loving their designs.

    • Fully-padded laptop compartment fits most MacBooks and laptops up to 17.3"
    • ICtrl rear strap manager safely holds strap.
    • Front zippered organizer section.
    • Adjustable shoulder strap.
    • Rear Ride Along strap for consolidated travel.
    • Solo's Unstoppable 5-Year Guarantee
    • 13.5"H x 17"L x 2.5"W

    $28.15 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • BioLite CampStove 2 Wood Burning and USB Charging Camping Stove

    If you have some outdoor campers in your family who still want to be connected, they may like this tiny little camp stove which has an internal powerbank for charging USB devices.

    It's small enough and has a gooseneck FlexLight to angle the light anyway you see fit.

    • Turn fire into electricity! CampStove 2 generates 3 watts of usable electricity and stores it in it's internal powerbank for USB charging of LED lights, mobile phones, and other devices.
    • The internal, rechargeable 2600 mAh battery stores excess power to charge devices, even without a live fire.
    • USB charge output with 50% more power than our previous CampStove 1, with updated thermoelectrics creating even more electricity from fire, and Smart LED Dashboard gives you real time feedback on fire strength, power output and fan speed settings
    • Internal jets have 4 fan speed settings to circulate air for improved combustion and efficiency to boil 1 liter of water in 4.5 minutes
    • Lightweight aluminum legs fold up for nested portability and durability for camping, backpacking or power outages
    • The FlexLight is a portable, pliable USB gooseneck for quick, controlled light

    $128.95 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Yubico Security Key - U2F and FIDO2, USB-A, Two-Factor Authentication

    Want to keep everything secure in your life? This hardware USB key is required as you sign into websites.

    This two-factor authentication device will make your life more long as you don't lose it. ;-)

    • Protect online accounts against unauthorized access by using two factor authentication with this security key.
    • Works with Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, Dashlane and numerous other services (Does not work with LastPass - Choose YubiKey 4, YubiKey 5, or YubiKey NEO for LastPass)
    • Durable, waterproof, and crush resistant — simply attach it to your keychain.
    • Fits USB-A type computer ports and designed to stay on your keychain.
    • Supports FIDO2 and FIDO U2F protocols only; Made in USA

    $20.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Midland ER310

    If you camp a lot in deep woods, this device is a perfect Christmas gift.

    With multiple power sources, various ways to charge devices, and the NOAA Weather Scan and Alert included, Midland has made a fantastic product.

    • MULTIPLE POWER SOURCES - The ER310 features 3 sustainable power sources to recharge your radio: Solar Panel, Hand Crank, & Rechargeable 2600 mAh Battery. SOLAR PANEL - Simply recharge the internal lithium ion battery with direct sunlight. HAND CRANK - Recharge the radio during a power outage or anytime away from a power source. RECHARGEABLE 2600 mAh BATTERY - The rechargeable & replaceable long life battery provides up to 32 hours of radio operation. The ER310 can also be powered by 6 “AA” Batteries (Not Included) as a backup power solution.
    • EMERGENCY FLASHLIGHT - The SOS FLASHLIGHT BEACON flashes Morse code in an emergency scenario and the Bright CREE LED (130 Lumens) can be used to signal for help. Select the Low brightness setting to conserve battery life or the High brightness setting for maximum illumination.
    • NOAA WEATHER SCAN + ALERT - NOAA Weather Scan will automatically scan through 7 available weather (WX) band channels and locks onto the strongest weather channel to alert you of severe weather updates. NOAA Weather Alert will sound an alarm indicating that there is a risk of severe weather in your area. AM/FM radio is also available.
    • CHARGE EXTERNAL DEVICES - Quickly charge your portable devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) using the USB charging cable (included).
    • ULTRASONIC DOG WHISTLE - Use the dog whistle to assist search and rescue teams in locating individuals during an emergency situation

    $59.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Master Lock Padlock, Outdoor Personal Use Bluetooth Lock

    Gone are the days of remembering your padlock combination. Nowadays, you use your phone with Bluetooth or enter a specific code.

    • Padlock application: for outdoor use; all-weather lock is best used for residential gates, sheds, garages, outdoor storage lockers and tool chests
    • Ease of use: use your smartphone to unlock Bluetooth padlock, or enter directional code on lock keypad for easy backup entry when your smartphone isn't present
    • Shared access: share temporary or permanent access via Bluetooth or keypad code with invited guests , monitor activity, and receive tamper and low-battery alerts all from your free Master Lock vault elocks app for Android and iOS. Designed for personal use, supporting up to 10 locks
    • Durable design: padlock includes a 2-piece weather cover, metal body construction, boron Carbide shackle, and anti-shim locking mechanism for improved strength, security, and weather resistance; Plus military-grade Bluetooth authentication and encryption
    • Dimensions: 2-7/32 in. Wide lock body; 11/32 in. Diameter shackle with 2 in. Length, 15/16 in. Width; extended length shackle for application flexibility
    • Support: For answers to frequently asked questions, 2018 firmware updates, troubleshooting, and technical support, see document titled User Guide in the technical specifications section of this page

    $53.99 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Hamilton Beach 040094923793 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker, Double w/Timer

    If you have a new student heading to college, this Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker may be the best thing next to an Egg McMuffin for them.

    Even if you don't have a student, this would be great for making a quick breakfast on the go.

    • Makes 1 to 2 sandwiches
    • Ready in 5 minutes and note-meat used must be precooked
    • Cook delicious breakfast sandwiches in the comfort of your own home
    • Use your own fresh ingredients, including eggs, cheese and much more
    • Timer with audible tone; Quick and easy recipes included; Easy cleanup - all removable parts are dishwasher safe
    • Cook delicious breakfast sandwiches in the comfort of your own home
    • Use your own fresh ingredients, including eggs, cheese, and much more

    $39.99 - 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.