Dec 02, 2021
With the holidays fast approaching, you’re likely making your way down the gift list. But when you’re searching out gift ideas for a multitude of people, including one or two that are particularly difficult to shop for, you might be feeling the pressure.
Tech expert, Andrea Smith, highlights the latest in gaming, tablet devices, and at-home tech. Whether you’re shopping for a tech lover or gadget guru, Andrea will share the gift recommendations that even the hard-to-please will love to receive.
It’s a great time to gift a tablet or laptop to someone who might be sharing with the family or just need an upgrade.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 FE, or fan edition, delivers fan-favorite features from the S7 series at an affordable price. Features like a 12.4” full-HD touchscreen display, perfect for watching content, and the included S-pen to help maximize productivity and creativity. With optional 5G connectivity you can multi-task from anywhere!
The Galaxy Tab S7 FE comes in four gorgeous colors to fit your personal style: Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, Mystic Green, and Mystic Pink. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE’s front facing camera automatically keeps you in the frame, and is designed to give you a stunning headshot.
Or really make their holiday with a new laptop, like the Samsung Galaxy Book. In a laptop you really want the right blend of power and performance and that’s what this has. It’s thin, light, and super powerful, running the latest Windows 11 Home operating system for maximum productivity and with a 11th Gen Intel Core processors, 15.6-inch full-HD touchscreen and Dolby Atmos surround-sound technology, those videos will look and sound amazing. With super-fast start-up and minimal lag time, the Galaxy Book is reliable, fast and portable, perfect for entertaining the kids on the move, or crossing off items on your holiday to-do list.
Galaxy Tab S7 FE -- Starting at $529.99; $119.99 with eligible trade-in
Samsung Galaxy Book -- Starting at $749.99
Gaming is one of the top 5 most wanted tech gifts this year, so for the gamer on your list, you can’t go wrong with a new videogame like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. This dimension-hopping game is a standalone chapter in the much-loved PlayStation franchise. The game is for all skill levels. Rift Apart featuring dynamic 4K visuals, fast loading, 3D Audio and the DualSense Wireless Controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Built exclusively for PS 5 platform.
For the gamer who loves sports, MLB The Show has a variety of difficulty settings and tutorials to help new players learn the game. You can play a casual pick-up game or get the authentic MLB experience with true player and team ratings. MLB The Show 21 is available for Playstation 4 and 5.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart -- $69.99
MLB The Show 21 -- $49.99
Younger kids love to learn through creative play so make learning fun with Osmo – it combines tablet-based gameplay with hands-on learning. Kids draw objects or arrange game pieces, and see their actions come to life on the screen.
The Little Genius starter kit is an award-winning learning kit for preschoolers, is equipped with age-appropriate games that help kids engage in core subjects through hands-on play. Includes 4 educational game apps that help kids with letter recognition, phonics, drawing, social-emotional learning, problem-solving and more.
The Genius STEAM learning kit helps elementary-age kids recover lost learning, includes 5 game apps that help with math, reading, spelling, drawing, problem solving and more!
The most creative of Osmo’s STEAM learning kits, The Creative Starter kit makes drawing and puzzle-solving fun through hands-on learning activities designed for kids 5 to 10+. Features 3 game apps that allow kids to exercise creative drawing and thinking.
You can find Osmo products at Walmart, Target, and Amazon.
For the sinus sufferers in your family, there’s ClearUP by Tivic Health: a handheld FDA cleared device that uses no drugs (only low level electrical stimulation) to provide relief from sinus pain, sinus headache and the congestion that you get from allergies, colds and flu.
To use ClearUP, simply glide the tip along your skin -- over your sinus passages, cheek, nose and brow bone to provide fast relief from sinus pain and congestion. Recommended use is twice a day for a five-minute treatment for relief that can last up to six hours.
Clinically proven safe and effective, ClearUP's vibration will guide you to optimal treatment points to help relieve your sinus pain and congestion using low-current electrical stimulation.
MSRP: Holiday Price $115 (normally $161)