Expert-Approved Tech Gifts for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Nov 21, 2022

Feeling the pressure around holiday shopping this year? When in doubt, turn to tech.

From at-home tech for tots to easy-to-use tablet devices for mom and dad, Tech Expert Andrea Smith has gift ideas that are sure to be a hit for everyone in the family.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8+

Right now, our home and work lives are a bit blurred, so I recommend something that gives the best of both worlds, like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8+. This is a great tablet for getting work done – being productive wherever you are - with its super-fast processor.

When you’re home, it’s perfect for streaming videos or gaming on its gorgeous 12.4-inch immersive AMOLED display. Plus, it has Samsung’s S Pen stylus so you can easily write on it. It comes in three shades: Graphite, Silver and Pink Gold.

It’s the right time to buy one - the Galaxy Tab S8+ usually starts at $899 but you can save up to $300 during their holiday sales on


MSRP: Regularly starts at $899

BYJU’S Learning featuring Disney

Kids learn through play so make learning fun with BYJU’s Learning featuring Disney. It’s a premium learning kit that combines interactive Osmo technology and hands-on activities while kids play alongside their favorite Disney characters. This is a self-paced learning program for Pre-K to 3rd grade students that helps build math, reading, language, and other core skills. 

The program adapts to your child’s learning level, provides real-time feedback, and supports different types of learners, helping them gain confidence to learn on their own. Including over 3,000 video lessons, quizzes, read-along stories and digital worksheets, kids can use the Learning App alone or pair it with Magic Workbooks.

You can find it this holiday season at Amazon, Walmart and Target.


MSRP: $199, includes two-year subscription to premium content on the BYJU's Learning App featuring Disney.

Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550

You can step up everyone’s printing game with the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 Supertank printer.

Easily print lab-quality color photos, cards, and everyday documents right from home - without worrying about running out of ink with traditional cartridges. Save up to 80 percent on low-cost replacement ink bottles and print up to 2 years with each included and replacement ink bottle set.

It prints wide-format borderless photos - up to 13 by 19 inches - and prints on a variety of media like CD’s and DVD’s so the whole family can get creative with their projects. Its extraordinary media handling capabilities accommodates card stock, CD/DVDs and other specialty media up to 1.3 mm thick, plus auto 2-sided printing.

MSRP: $799.99

PowerA Nano Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S

A lot of families are gaming together – so pick up Power A’s Nano Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X and S. This officially licensed controller has tons of features like their regular-sized controller, only in a smaller form factor – perfect for gamers of all ages, or if you have smaller hands like I do.

Because it’s smaller and lighter than standard Xbox controllers, it’s easy to throw in a backpack and bring to a friend’s house to play. Plus, the controller features two mappable Advanced Gaming buttons on the back to give any player a competitive edge and the immersive dual rumble motors bring nearly any game to life.


MSRP: $39.99