When it comes to gift-giving during the holidays, things can get stressful, quick. Between deciding who you need to include on your list, figuring out a budget, and trying to resist the temptation to simply buy yourself a bunch of presents, the holidays sometimes feel like a sprint to the finish line.
But when you finally find the gift you’ve been looking for, it’s totally worth the extra effort. Whether you’re shopping online or braving the masses at your local mall, when you see The Perfect Gift, you just know. And when you see the look of pure happiness on your friend, family member or significant other’s face when they unwrap your present? That’s an awesome feeling.
This year, it’s all about the techie gifts. Because sure, socks and underwear have their places under the tree, but if you’re really looking to wow the people you hold most dear, it might be time to up your gift giving game by looking for that one special gadget that will make their life just a little bit easier.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of seven of the best tech-friendly gifts of this year’s holiday season. From an electronic toothbrush to the handheld gadget that would make the perfect host or hostess gift, these are the things that everyone on your list are sure to love, all year long. But before you break out the wrapping paper, make sure to swing by your local Sam’s Club and stock up on some Duracell batteries, so everyone on your list can enjoy their perfect gift right away on the big day.
One of the best things about the holiday season is the decorations. Frankly, holiday lights are one of the only things that make winter seem worth it. Give your favorite friend the gift of joy by picking up some festive fairy string lights for her apartment. These lil' cuties can be hung just about anywhere to make the season bright. And since they're battery operated, no one has to coordinate their position with an available outlet. Woo!
An Electronic Wine Bottle Opener
If you're looking for a nice hostess gift to bring along to your next holiday fete, you might want to consider an electronic bottle opener. Unexpected but totally useful, your hostess will be super happy not to have to uncork her party's vino supply by hand.
A Winning Smile
For a lot of kids growing up, getting a new toothbrush in their stocking was a given. So if you're looking to upgrade the tradition for a close friend, sibling, or even significant other, there are a lot of high-end, electronic options — even ones that come in subscription services that eliminate the need to remember to pick up new brush heads. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
A Coffee Grinder
If you have a coffee addict in your life, you know how serious they can be about their beans. Help them upgrade their caffeine addiction with a portable coffee grinder, so they can have freshly ground coffee, on the go.
A Cordless Electronic Knife
When it comes to carving up a turkey during the holiday season, the electric knife is a must. By selecting a battery-operated version for your favorite host, rather than one with a cord, you'll give them the combination of power with portability, which is key — especially when there's a tableful of hungry guests involved. And because no one wants to run out of juice when they're carving their holiday bird, make sure to include a pack of Duracell, the #1 trusted battery, on your next run to Sam's Club. It's the perfect stocking stuffer!
An Old-School Camera
Sure, they may seem a little hipster-ish, but there's a reason instant cameras are seeing a resurgence in popularity — they're easy to use, and the photos are super fun to keep. Plus, everyone looks good in Polaroid-style photos — it's like giving an instant filter to your favorite friend!
Another great stocking stuffer? A sweater shaver. This cool little battery-operated gadget is a perfect gift for your sister who lives in knitwear all winter long. With a quick buzz, she can get rid of any loose threads, pills or fuzzes that threaten the cuteness — and coziness — of her favorite cardigan.
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