It’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least, that’s how the song goes. When you’re frantically putting soap sets and desk calendars into your cart on Dec. 23rd, it may not feel that wonderful. Luckily, you still have time on your side to take a more thoughtful approach to gift-giving.
Consumers are expected to spend an average of $967 on gifts this holiday season (NRF), and whether you fall way below or way above that figure, it’s likely you’ll be giving the gift of tech this year. For any lucky recipient on your wish list, here are some fantastic, gadgety gifts to consider.
For the Coffee Lover
Your caffeine-fueled recipient will love the Breville Precision Brewer for creating the most flavorful cup of coffee. There are six brewing modes for customizing settings for temperature, grounds saturation, flow rate, and more. Did you know that the same coffee can taste completely different at varying water temperatures? You can test that theory with the Breville. High-tech coffee brewing at its finest. ($299.99)
For the Reader
Avid readers will love the look and feel of the Kindle Oasis and its lightweight, ergonomic design. Its super-crisp display will make even the most staunch book traditionalists feel as if they’re reading real paper. What they’ll love even more is that this model is Amazon’s thinnest and lightest Kindle with the longest battery life yet, letting them read to their hearts content with thousands of titles at their fingertips. ($289.99)
The Symmetry Series Graphics Case by OtterBox ensures that your gift recipient’s very pricey iPhone X stays well protected. The company’s Certified Drop+ Protection means the case is built to withstand the rigors of everyday wear and tear, and even more extreme drops. This slim case doesn’t add much bulk, but does add stylish protection and reassurance that the iPhone is safe. ($44.95)
For the Perpetually Cold
Staying warm during the long winter is now easier, thanks to tech apparel like the Torch 2.0 Coat Heater and Volt Heated Gloves. The Torch 2.0 is a battery-operated gadget that fastens with Velcro into any coat, keeping your torso nice and toasty. And for those long outdoor adventures, add these gloves from Volt that use rechargeable batteries to heat from the inside out. Both gadgets give you a couple hours of warmth on high – even longer if you use a lower setting. ($109.95 for Torch Coat Heater; $149.95 for Volt Gloves)
For more great tech gift ideas for the holidays for everyone on your list, check out the original article on HuffPo.