Christmas Gift and Holiday Ideas for 2019

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 Keepa.com. 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.


2019 Christmas Gift and Holiday Guide

Previous Year's Christmas Gift and Holiday Ideas

  • Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Echo Show 5 (Charcoal)

    This Echo Show 5 is an absolute steal. Honey just notified me that this price is 29% lower than normal. Not only is it brand new, but also comes with the Ring Video doorbell.

    We have an Echo Show in our house and my parents have one. It's perfect for chatting to find out what's happening...Ya know...check on the parents.

    Sidenote: There was also another HOT deal on a Refurbished Echo Show 10.1" screen, but it sold out at $129.99. I thought this may be a better option.

    • This bundle contains Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Echo Show 5.
    • Connect your Ring doorbell with Alexa then enable announcements to be alerted when your doorbell is pressed or motion is detected. Talk to visitors through compatible Echo devices by saying “Alexa, talk to the front door”.
    • Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet, and PC.
    • Sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell.
    • Powered by the rechargeable battery pack or connects to doorbell wires for a constant charge.
    • Lets you check-in on your property at anytime with Live View on-demand video.
    • Includes Lifetime Theft Protection: If your Doorbell gets stolen, we’ll replace it for free.

     

    Perfect Gift for: Dad, Mom, Family

    $139.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Google Pixel 3 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Just Black

    I know this isn't the latest or greatest, but just hear me out. It's getting to the point where we can't shove anything else into phones. So why pay the large price tag?

    This Google Pixel 3 isn't the new shiny, but since CNET considers it to be one of the best of 2019 and the price dropped 22% in the last 30 days, I thought this would be a great Android phone for those looking to upgrade.

    • Capture the perfect shot every time, get things done with the Google Assistant,1 enjoy an all-day battery, and more.
    • Get everyone in the picture with Group Selfies—no selfie stick required. Snap portraits like a pro with Portrait Mode. Capture smiles, not blinks, for a great photo every time.
    • Pixel 3 comes with a battery that charges fast and wirelessly, and lasts all day. It's even smart enough to limit battery usage for the apps you don't use often to keep you going longer.
    • Get help from the Google Assistant: reserve a table at your favorite restaurant, buy tickets, get commute times, weather info, and more—all with a simple squeeze, or just by using your voice.
    • Screen spam, scams, and other nuisance calls. Get real-time transcription and block unwanted callers so you’ll never hear from them again.
    • Search what you see with Google Lens6 to look up clothing and home decor, copy and translate text, and identify landmarks, plants, and animals.

     

    Perfect Gift for: Dad, Mom, Son, or Daughter

    $349.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Apple iPhone X, Unlocked 5.8", 64GB - Space Gray (Renewed)

    Can't have one without the other.

    The best deal within reach instead of taking out a loan for a phone was to find this renewed (translation: refurbished) iPhone X. It's alllllmost the latest model (11 is the latest) at a swallow-able price.

    Renewed products work and look like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers. Box and accessories (no headphones included) may be generic. Wireless devices come with the 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.

    • 5.8-inch (Diagonal) All-Screen OLDE Mul-touch Super Retina HD Display, 1125 x 2436 pixel resolution with IP67 Certification, Oleophobic Coating
    • A11 Bionic Chip with Hexa-Core Processor, iOS, Embedded M11 Motion CoProcessor
    • 12 Megapixel Wide-Angle & Telephoto Camera with f/1.8 Aperture (Wide-Angle, f/2.4 Aperture (Telephoto), Quad-LED True Tone Flash, Hybrid IR Filter + 7 Megapixel Front Camera with f/2.2 Aperture, Retina Flash and Auto HDR
    • Internal Memory: 64GB, 3GB RAM
    • Non-Removable Lithium Ion Battery with Wireless Charging

     

    Perfect Gift for: Dad, Mom, Daughter

    $447.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Lenono S340 14-Inch Chromebook

    Just Wow!

    Costco has a deal on Lenovo S340 14-Inch Chromebook. They usually charge around $250 for this type of configuration.

    14" Display with 4GB of Memory and 64GB of Storage.

    Also, keep in mind, this isn't the Windows OS. It's Chromium from Google. Think of it like an Android laptop (similar to your phone).

    • Intel® Celeron® N4000 Processor at 1.1GHz
    • 14" LED-backlit LCD Anti-Glare FHD (1920 x 1080) Display
    • 802.11 Wireless-AC (2x2) + Bluetooth® 5.0
    • Integrated 720p Webcam
    • Compatible with Google Assistant

     

    Perfect Gift For: Students

    $200.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Fire HD 8 Tablet (8" HD Display, 16 GB) - Black

    The tablets these days are getting cheaper and cheaper, but $50?

    I bought one of these for my mother last year and she absolutely looooves it!

    • 8" HD display; 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (up to 400 GB with microSD)
    • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
    • Up to 10 hours of battery life
    • Alexa hands-free enabled
    • 1.5 GB of RAM
    • 2 MP front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing HD camera
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi
    • 90-day limited warranty
    • Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, and games

     

    Perfect Gift for: Any family member who wants a bigger mobile screen (including mothers) ;-)

    $50.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Cord Clips

    In the office, you're always connected and have cables going everywhere. It's a great idea to manage your cables with some cord clips.

    Great as a stocking stuffer.

    • KEEP YOUR DESK CLEAN AND ORGANIZED. Tired of all those cables and cords around your work desk, TV, computer, cell phone or even your car? The Blue Key World Cable Clips will solve your problem and will make sure that your cables are organized and easy accessible when you need them. Good for your headphones, phone and chargers, USB cables, power cords, computer, laptop and audio wires, gaming console cords, ethernet, HDMI, TV, musical instruments wires or other accessory items you need by hand.
    • ECO-FRIENDLY, LONG LASTING. Thanks to the certified and long lasting plastic this eco-friendly cable organizer will easily make you gain time and money by increasing the life of your cables and freeing you from looking for them.
    • GOOD FOR ALL SURFACES. Whether you have a wall, plastic, wood, glass, metal or rubber (or others), our cable management system will help you achieving your cable organization goal at home, in your cubicle, office or any workspace. All cords are very easy to clamp and unclamp to the adhesive wire holders.
    • QUICK PEEL AND STICK. You can in 7 seconds or less peel and stick your self adhesive cable clip for immediate use. Our high quality cable drop solution will fit large and small cables, you will love it!!
    • CLUTTER FREE EVERYWHERE: Nowadays we have cables everywhere, at our desks, in our room, in the kitchen, the Blue Key World Cable Organizer Wire Hook Set can help you any place at home, in your dorm or in your office. These cables keepers are cute!

     

    Perfect Gift for: Men, Women, Husband, Wife, Dad or Mom

    $6.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000, Portable Charger 5000mAh 2-in-1 w/ Dual USB Wall Charger

    Want the best of both worlds of a charger and a USB wall outlet?

    Anker's portable 5000mAh battery charger is extremely helpful while remote. While near an outlet, plug it in and charge your portables and then grab it for charging on-the-go.

    • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by America's leading USB charging brand.
    • The Ultimate 2-in-1 Charger: A hybrid high-capacity portable battery and dual-port wall charger in one sleek package.
    • High-Speed Charging: In the wall or on-the-go, Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies ensure that all devices receive their fastest possible charge. Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge.
    • Charge-and-Go: Charge your device and PowerCore Fusion's internal battery via a wall outlet, then take it with you for up to 3 phone charges—any place, any time. Boasts a foldable plug to ensure maximum portability.
    • What You Get: PowerCore Fusion 5000, 2ft micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, our 18-month worry-free warranty and friendly customer service.

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Stocking Stuffer, Travelers, Entrepreneurs, and family members.

    $26.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Fire TV Stick Streaming Device with Alexa Built-in

    While I do love our Roku, the Fire TV Stick from Amazon has Alexa built into their remote.

    It's also easier on the wallet and provides the same streaming capabilities. Of course, you need to know what streaming providers come with your Fire TV Stick.

    • The most powerful 4K streaming media stick.
    • Watch favorites from Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, HBO, and more. Stream for free with Pluto, IMDB TV, and more.
    • Launch and control content with the Alexa Voice Remote.
    • Enjoy brilliant picture with access to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+.
    • Choose from 500,000 movies and TV episodes.
    • More storage for apps and games than any other streaming media stick.
    • Experience tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills.
    • Alexa on Fire TV provides the most comprehensive voice experience of any streaming media player.
    • Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes.

     

    Perfect Gift for: Family

    $25.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset - 64GB

    Ok, being a gamer for so long, is it wrong for me to want this for Christmas?

    I have always wanted to have a VR headset, but this puppy just doesn't want to budge from the $399 range.

    • Receive all 3 Episodes of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series and Lightsaber Dojos when you purchase an Oculus Quest headset between 11/21/2019 and 01/31/2020 (limited time only). Oculus Quest must be activated within 30 days of purchase to redeem offer.
    • All-in-one VR: Simply set up the device with your Oculus mobile app and Oculus Quest has everything you need to explore VR, right out of the box
    • Insight tracking: Oculus Insight tracking system instantly reflects your movements in VR without the need for any external accessories
    • Touch controllers: Oculus Touch controllers precisely recreate your hands, their gestures and interactions, so every game is real enough to reach out and touch
    • Beyond room-scale: Oculus Quest works with your environment, so you can play standing or sitting, in spaces big or small

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Gamers (and yes, that includes Dads)

    $400.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Solo PRO300 Mission Briefcase Messenger Bag

    Ever since I got my Solo Messenger Bag and added two reviews (ref, ref) to my site, I've been scoping out other messenger bags from Solo New York.

    One of the latest bags I'm checking out is the Mission Briefcase. This looks like a solid messenger bag. Since I just received a messenger bag from Solo, I don't need one now. 

    Speaking of Solo Bags, if you have a backpack or messenger bag and you don't need it anymore, why not donate it to Solo New York for $15?

    • Fully padded 15.6" laptop compartment
    • Internal iPad®/tablet pocket
    • Back strap slides over luggage handle
    • Removable/adjustable shoulder strap
    • Magnetic fold over flap
    • Interior organizer section
    • RFID DATA PROTECTION POCKET: helps secure personal data encoded on your credit cards, IDs and passports

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Travelers, Digital Nomads

    $65.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • SkullCandy Jib Plus Wireless In-Ear Earbud - Black

    Ever since I received my crazybaby earbuds, I've been using them constantly...so much that I think I wore them out. I found an awesome replacement: The Skullcandy Jib Plus earbuds.

    The Bluetooth connectivity is absolutely flawless (never failed me yet) and are great to code by without getting tangled up in wires.

    • Bluetooth wireless technology
    • 6 hours of battery life
    • Splash resistant
    • Microphone
    • Call, track, volume control, and activate assistant

     

    Perfect Gift for: Active Family Members, Developers(?)

    $18.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Stealth Core Gamer Trainer Personal

    For those gamers looking to work on their abs using planks and play a game in the process, here is the Stealth Core Gamer Trainer Personal.

    We are heading into the winter season so it makes sense to continue to stay active to lose that unnecessary fat (and yes, I'm talking about myself). ;-)

    • STEALTH PERSONAL is a health club quality fitness product that will push you to a new level of core training in the privacy of your own home. Supports up to 250 lb user.
    • PLAY GAMES on your smartphone by using your Abs. Stealth includes 2 FREE mobile games "Stealth Speed Gliding" and "Stealth Body Fitness" available on both Android and iOS smartphones.
    • THE WORLDS FIRST interactive core trainer. Stealth takes one of the most basic training exercises, the plank, and turns it into a full-on gaming experience.
    • GET A STRONG CORE AND A HEALTHY BACK in under 3 minutes a day. Stealth uses your core strength to control the action on your mobile phone screen, making static exercises like the plank more engaging — for your muscles and your brain.
    • NEVER DO BORING PLANKS, or sit-ups or crunches! Stealth’s Interactive Core Trainer makes core planking workouts fun and exciting by integrating mobile gaming. STEALTH features a proprietary design with 360 degree full range of motion for superior dynamic planking.

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Fitness Gamers, Men, Women

    $200.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Instant Pot Smart Wifi 6 Quart

    Instant Pot. Instant Pot. Instant Pot EVERYWHERE! We are almost at peak saturation with these Instant Pots but that doesn't mean we stop innovating in the kitchen.

    Why not add WiFi to the Instant Pot? If you are at work, grab your phone and start supper from work.

    And yes, I'm asking for this for Christmas. ;-)

    • REPLACES UP TO 8 KITCHEN APPLIANCES: Combines 8 kitchen appliances in 1 with 13 smart programs to save you space, including: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, saute/searing, steam, and keep warm.
    • CONSISTENTLY GREAT RESULTS: monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time.
    • ALEXA and WIFI ENABLED: Control in the palm of your hand with the Instant Pot app or through voice with Alexa. You'll have access to 1, 000+ pre-programmed scripted recipes as well as have the ability to verify cooking progress, share cooker access with family, and receive alerts on your mobile device.
    • ACCESSORIES INCLUDE: Stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup and condensation collector
    • SAFETY: Energy-efficient and UL/ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms for peace of mind, smell containment, and automated cooking.
    • WIFI: 2. 4 ghz
    • Power supply 120V – 60Hz – Please check your voltage if not in North America.

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Smart Cooks, Men AND Women

    $90.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • FitBit Versa 2 SmartWatch

    Exclusive to Amazon, the latest edition of FitBit Versa 2 has Alexa built into the smartwatch.

    • Use Amazon Alexa Built-in to get quick news and information, check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices and more all through the sound of your voice (third-party app may be required; Amazon Alexa not available in all countries)
    • Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, Sleep Score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night. Also track your time in light, deep and REM sleep stages and get personal insights
    • Control your Spotify app, download Pandora stations and add Deezer playlists—plus store and play 300+ songs on your wrist (subscription required; Pandora is US only)
    • With a larger display and an always-on option, your information’s always a quick glance away (always-on display requires more frequent charging)
    • Track heart rate 24/ 7, steps, distance, calories burned, hourly activity, active minutes and floors climbed
    • Works around the clock with 6+ day battery life (varies with use and other factors)
    • Get call, text, calendar and smartphone app notifications when your phone is nearby. Plus send quick replies and voice replies on Android only

     

    Perfect Gift for: Fitness Individuals; Men; Women 

    $149.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Arcade1UP Galaga/Galaxian Arcade Machine

    For you old school gamers, who doesn't want one of these?

    And yes, I've seen these for around $300 fully built. $150 is an absolute steal at Walmart.com.

    • Classic upright "Cabinet" design 
    • Dimensions: 45.8” H x 22.75” L x 19” W
    • Weight: 58.5lbs
    • 2 Games in 1  (Galaga, Galaxian)
    • Upgraded 17" Color LCD screen 
    • Authentic arcade controls 
    • Commercial-grade construction 
    • Original Artwork
    • Coinless operation 
    • Owner can adjust the volume
    • On Screen Game Selection Menu
    • Plugs into an AC outlet

     

    Perfect Gift for: Gamers of all ages.

    $150.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Frywall 10 (Medium)

    If you cook, you can understand making bacon, eggs, or other kinds of fry grease splattering out of the pan.

    This is a better way to avoid the messy grease.

    • FITS 10” PANS – Will not fit pans with lip-to-lip diameters smaller than 9.5". Verify your pan size before ordering. Not suitable for downdraft stoves.
    • NO COMPROMISE PROTECTION: The first-ever splatter guard that combines uninterrupted protection with complete access to cooking surface, providing all the benefits of an uncovered pan without the mess.
    • STOPS OIL MIST AND CONDENSATION: Completely blocks fine oil that splatter screens let through, but lets steam escape freely. So burgers sear perfectly, sauces reduce quickly, and condensation splatter is eliminated.
    • SPILLOVER STOPPER: Perfect for preventing spillovers when sautéing lots of veggies and greens in overfull pan.
    • SAFE, CLEAN AND COMPACT: Made of BPA-free, FDA-compliant silicone that can withstand sustained temperatures of up to 450°F. Dishwasher safe and easy to clean. After use rolls into cup-sized sleeve for compact storage

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Dad, Mom

    $22.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • WD Black 4TB P10 Game Drive

    Games for consoles require more space and it seems WD recognizes that.

    This external drive is compatible with PS4, XBox One, PC, and Mac. With 4GB, man, that is a lot of storage for games.

    • Portable and durable form factor that provides fast access to your gaming library, anywhere you go.
    • High-performance HDD to optimize your console or PC gaming experience and drive your game.
    • Purpose-built for gamers based on WD_Black quality and reliability so you can play without limits.
    • 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Gamers

    $100.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Edition Console (Disc-free Gaming)

    Of course, we can't talk about consoles without talking about a console like the XBox One S which is a pretty good deal this year.

    $150 for 1TB for the All-Digital-Edition. No discs are required. How about that?

    • Go all digital with the Xbox One S All Digital Edition and enjoy disc free gaming Join Xbox All Access: Enjoy low monthly payments for 24 months, no upfront cost, access to over 100 high-quality games and online multiplayer. Plus console upgrade option Bundle includes*: Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Edition Console (Disc-free Gaming), wireless controller, 1-Month of Xbox Live Gold, and download codes for Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Fortnite Battle Royale Fortnite Battle Royale content includes 2000 V-Bucks, Legendary Rogue Spider Knight Outfit, and 2 Style Variants that unlock as in-game challenges are completed in FREE Fortnite Battle Royale and Creative Modes only Save the World campaign not included Xbox Live Gold required to play Fortnite Battle Royale, Sea of Thieves, and multiplayer in Minecraft (subscription sold separately) Pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC with Xbox Play anywhere titles like Sea of Thieves Your games and saves travel with you: just sign in on any Xbox One with your Microsoft Account and you’re ready to go Does not play physical discs Games are downloaded and ready to play when you are; no need to worry about discs *See bottom of page for important information

     

    Perfect Gift for: Dad, Son

    $150.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Sega Genesis Mini

    I am really enjoying these nostalgic machines. The Sega Genesis Mini is a plug-and-play right out of the box.

    They will be releasing four waves of games. The first wave of games includes:

    • Ecco the Dolphin
    • Castlevania: Bloodlines
    • Space Harrier 2
    • Shining Force
    • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
    • Toe Jam & Earl
    • Comix Zone
    • Altered Beast
    • Gunstar Heroes

    Definitely a great list for only $50.

    • Miniature SEGA Genesis replica
    • Includes 40 legendary games
    • Plug and play readyBox Contents
    • SEGA Genesis Mini Console & 2 wired controllers
    • 40 games- Power cable & USB adapter
    • HDMI cable

     

    Perfect Gift for: Gamers

    $50.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Cards Against Humanity 2.0

    Cards Against Humanity started off the (adult) card-matching fun.

    For those who haven't played CAH, it's a game for adults and will definitely leave you gasping for air because of laughing so hard.

    • Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people.
    • Now version 2.0! Over 150 new cards since the last version.
    • Contains 500 white cards and 100 black cards for maximum replayability.
    • Includes a booklet of sensible game rules and preposterous alternate rules.

     

    Perfect Gifts for: Adult Gamers

    $25.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Outdoor Speaker

    Bose is one of the best names in audio and they've released a pretty cool speaker for less than $100.

    It's waterproof from inside-out and contains a built-in speakerphone for taking calls out loud.

    • CRISP, BALANCED SOUND and unmatched bass for a Bluetooth speaker its size, plays loud & clear outdoors for beach days or camping trips
    • WATERPROOF speaker from the Inside out (Ipx7 rating), with soft, rugged exterior, resists dents, cracks and scratches
    • EASILY PORTABLE with a Tear resistant strap to bring it wherever you go, strap to your backpack, cooler or handlebars
    • UP TO 6 HOURS of play time from a rechargeable battery and wireless Bluetooth pairing. Wireless range up to 30 feet
    • BUILT IN SPEAKERPHONE for taking calls out loud and voice access to your phone’s Siri or your Google assistant. Speaker Dimensions : 3.87 Height X 3.87 Width X 1.37 Depth inches.Silicone rubber for SoundLink Micro’s exterior

     

    Perfect Gift for: Dad, Mom, Son, Daughter

    $99.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Roku Streaming Stick+

    Instead of purchasing the high-end Roku streaming devices, I would recommend placing a Roku Streaming Stick into the USB port of your TV (never thought I'd say that) and start using Roku with the included remote.

    Roku has been around for a while and personally, I feel Roku has the most variety of streaming channels over the Amazon Fire Stick. 

    • New! Disney+ and Apple TV are now streaming on all Roku devices
    • Wireless that goes the distance: Basement rec room? Backyard movie night? Bring ‘em on. The long-range wireless receiver gives you up to 4x the range and a stronger signal for smooth streaming even in rooms farther from your router
    • Brilliant picture quality: Experience your favorite shows with stunning detail and clarity—whether you’re streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR, you’ll enjoy picture quality that’s optimized for your TV with sharp resolution and vivid color
    • Tons of power, tons of fun: Snappy and responsive, you’ll stream your favorites with ease—from movies and series on Apple TV, Prime Video, Netflix, to cable alternatives like Sling, enjoy the most talked-about TV across thousands of channels
    • No more juggling remotes: Power up your TV, adjust the volume, mute, and control your streaming all with one remote—use your voice to quickly search across channels, turn captions on, and more in a touch
    • Setup is a cinch: Plug it in, connect to the internet, and start streaming—it’s that simple
    • Private listening on mobile: Use the free Roku mobile app to pump up the volume on your shows without disturbing the house
    • Endless entertainment: Stream what you love, including free TV, live news, sports, and more; Never miss the most talked-about events, award-winning shows, latest blockbuster hits, and more—It’s easy to stream what you love and cut back on cable bills

     

    Perfect Gift for: Family

    $29.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Mealthy CrispLid for Pressure Cookers

    How cool is this?

    Remember the Instant Pot I mentioned above? How about turning that Instant Pot into a Air Fryer?

    FOR $60?

    This fits 6 & 8 Quart Pots and comes with a Pot Basket, Trivet, Silicone Mat, Tongs, and a Free Recipe App.

    • TRANSFORM YOUR PRESSURE COOKER INTO AN AIR FRYER: air fry, broil, and crisp directly in the stainless steel pot of your electric pressure cooker.
    • FITS 6 & 8 QUART ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKERS: unique lid design is compatible with 6 and 8 quart stainless steel inner pots for electric pressure cookers.
    • WE’VE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING: raised trivet, fryer basket, stainless steel tongs, heat-resistant silicone mat, full color recipe booklet, and full color user guide included!
    • WATCH YOUR FOOD COOK: Transparent tempered glass lid enables you to watch your food as it cooks.
    • LESS CLUTTER, EASY CLEANUP: All accessories are dishwasher-safe and 100% BPA-free. Small profile frees up counter space and reduces clutter.

     

    Perfect Gift for: Family

    $60.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive

    Is it a laptop or a tablet? It's both!

    I've been seeing a lot of these around the development community so they must be popular with Microsoft. ;-)

    • Next-gen, best-in-class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally
    • A more powerful Pro — more than 2 times faster than Surface Pro 6, with a laptop-class Intel Core processor and improved graphics
    • More ways to connect, with both USB-C and USB-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging
    • Standout design that won’t weigh you down — ultra-slim and light Surface Pro 7 starts at just 1.70 pounds
    • All-day battery life up to 10.5 hours, plus the ability to go from empty to full faster — about 80% in just over an hour

     

    Perfect Gift for: Professional Commuter, Digital Nomad, Dad, Mom

    $1,350.00 - Check Prices (Affiliate Link)

  • SanDisk 128GB Ultra Dual Drive

    Ever have trouble transferring information from your phone or tablet over to your desktop?

    Here's an easy way to transfer the data off of your mobile device.

    I always like these kind of utilities.

    • Easily transfer files between smartphones, tablets and computers
    • Free up space on your Android smartphone (Mobile device requires USB Type C port and On The Go (OTG) support)
    • Retractable design with a reversible USB Type C connector and a traditional USB connector
    • High speed USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s Read Speeds (USB Type C port with USB 3.1, Gen. 1/USB 3.0 support required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device.)
    • SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android (available on Google Play; Download and installation required) lets you easily manage and back up content on your smartphone and tablet
    • 5 year limited manufacturer warranty
    • Easily free up space on your smartphone or quickly transfer files between devices at USB 3.1 high speeds of up to 150MB/s(1). With a reversible USB Type-C connector and a traditional USB connector, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C lets you quickly and easily transfer files between smartphones, tablets and computers. Plus the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android (available on Google Play)(3) helps you manage your device’s memory and your content. The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C is the perfect liaison between your new USB Type-C device and your devices with traditional USB ports. | 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less. | (1) 32GB-256GB: Read speeds up to 150MB/s. 16GB: Read speeds up to 130MB/s. Write speeds lower and vary by capacity. USB Type-C port with USB 3.1, Gen. 1/USB 3.0 support required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes. | (2) Mobile device requires USB Type-C port and On-The-Go (OTG) support | (3) Download and installation required

     

    Perfect Gift for: Dad, Mom, Digital Nomad, Business Professional

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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.