Who is the hard to shop person on your list? For me, it’s my husband. His birthday is only a few days before Christmas. It’s hard to find one gift for the guy who never asks for anything, but two? I’m the head tech person in our family but my husband loves tech gadgets as much as me. So I headed to Best Buy to check out the latest and best tech gifts to share with you. (And hopefully find something for my husband.)
I buy most of my tech items from Best Buy’s showroom because I like seeing the items in person. I like testing it out and seeing how it feels in my hands. Plus the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy.
I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 earlier this year and love it. I think my husband was a bit jealous. The next generation Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line has a sleeker feel and runs on a faster processor. My husband watches a lot of videos on his long commute to work. It’d be nice for him to have a larger screen. The Galaxy Tab 3 line is available in 7″, 8″, and 10″ sizes. They also come in brown, white, and black. The tablets come with 8GB or 16GB of internal memory but you can add a microSD card up to 64GB for ultimate storage.
I know I’m shopping for myself, but I was excited to see the Lenovo Yoga 8 tablet in person. The screen is amazing! Exclusively available at Best Buy, the 8″ Android tablet is light and has rounded edge that makes it more comfortable to grip. This Yoga comes with 16GB of internal memory but is expandable with its microSD card slot. I already have a tablet but after playing with it in the Best Buy showroom, I want it.
Smartphones & Smart Devices
Smartphones are on top of most people’s lists. My smartphone is indispensable! We’ve purchased our smartphones from Best Buy for the past 3 years. They have every popular smartphones from all the major carriers in the store for you to test. When I first purchased my Galaxy S2 phone years ago, I was concerned that it would be too big to fit in my pocket. The Best Buy Mobile employee took one out a box and let me put the phone in my pocket to test its size. How many places let you put the phone in your pocket?
When we upgraded to our Samsung Galaxy S4 phones (a trending gift) this summer, it was a no brainer to go to Best Buy. They helped us every step of the way and even transferred our contacts, photos and videos from our old phones to the new ones for no fee. It was a fantastic experience.
You already know that I’m a huge Samsung fan. Guess what I found in the Samsung showroom inside of Best Buy? I was skeptical when I first heard of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch. It’s pretty sleek. It’s the perfect complement gift for anyone with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The watch syncs with your phone so you can do things like check your texts or track your steps without pulling your phone out of your pocket.
If you don’t have a Galaxy Note 3 and want a device to track your fitness, try one of the devices from FitBit. If I hadn’t already bought my husband a FitBit Flex band earlier this year, he would get one for Christmas. There are several different types to suit different lifestyles. The Flex is a wristband while the FitBit One and FitBit Zip can be clipped to a belt, waistband or bra. They are all waterproof and you can get get detailed stats via their free app (iOs or Android). These would make great stocking stuffers.
My husband was a huge gamer when we first started dating. Once we had kids he gave up on his video games habit. Now he mostly plays family friendly games on our Wii U. I picked up the new Batman Arkham Origins game (also a trending gift item) to put under the tree for him. After the kids are in bed, he can relax with his game. Did you know that Best Buy has a low price guarantee? I saw that the game was $10 less at Target. After the staff verified the lower price, Best Buy matched it! Not only did I save money, but since I’m a Best Buy Rewards member, I received points for my purchase.
I spotted this Quirky Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank while I was checking out the new smart televisions. While it’s not something my husband would use, I think it’s a fun gift. It takes saving money to the next level. The app helps you keep track of your money in your piggy bank. Plus the bank has a sensor and the app will tell you if it’s been moved!
This is just a handful of the best tech gifts from Best Buy. You will definitely find something for everyone on your list here. There’s colorful earbuds, video games, e-readers, music, just about any tech gift you can imagine. If you need more gift suggestions, Best Buy will be partnering with Google on December 17 for Google+ “shoppable hangout” to give you some last minute shopping ideas.
I hope you’ll find something for the hard to shop for person on your list.
Who is the hard to buy for person on your list?