So I think it’s time we have a frank discussion about Christmas gifts. I love ‘em, you love ‘em. It’s literally the best part of having to deal with extended family for a week. That said, how heartbreakingly sad is it when you tear open that box on Christmas morning only to find a pair of socks? Here at rgv.com, we want to make sure you avoid having your dreams killed by providing a handy list of tech you might want this year.
With only a few weeks left until Christmas, there’s still plenty of time to drop a lot of subtle (or not so subtle) hints about what you want to find under the tree this year, so let’s take a look.
Now that we’re full on into the next generation of gaming consoles, it’s a great time to jump back into gaming. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have a multitude of quality titles available to play, including standards like Madden Football and FIFA, as well as popular shooters like Destiny and Fallout 4.
As of now, there are plenty of bundle deals available that can net you a console along with a popular game free of charge, all for around 300 bucks. Sounds like a good deal, right? That’s because it is.
Don’t Adjust Your Television
That’s a lie actually. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your TV, now is the time to do it. HDTVs have become extremely affordable in the past few years and you can get a good deal on a 40-inch flat screen almost anywhere.
The big trend in TVs right now, though, are “Smart TVs”, which are essentially normal television sets that have access to the internet and popular apps like Netflix and Hulu. These are great for family movie night or if you’re simply tired of watching your favorite show on your laptop.
You can also explore options like Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV. These add-ons connect to any TV with a USB connection and work much the same way, giving you access to apps and music without needing to buy a more expensive Smart TV as they only run about $100.
Maybe you’re all about being outside and active this coming year. There are toys for this, too! Fitbits are one of the more popular wearables on the market right now and, through a lot of cool tech and features, help keep track of your physical activity, which is great if you’re looking to lose weight or are training.
With a sleek design, fitbits fit around your wrists while tracking your activity, whether it’s walking, working out or even yoga. It also keeps count of calories consumed and burned and helps map out your activity with the help of its native app. The data is plotted out in easy-to-read and fascinating readouts that help you stay on top of your fitness goals. Fitbits also connect to other users so you can keep up with friends and family or send friendly challenges to anybody you’d like.
Whatever your technological proclivities are, whether it’s staying outside or in, a good piece of tech can make a great gift. They say the best part of the holiday season is giving, but if you’re putting the effort, then they should, too.