From a portable Bluetooth speaker, to a massive big screen TV, all types of electronic gifts will be exchanged this year. In fact, for many, electronics are one of the most given and received gift items each holiday season. This is one of the reasons I love partnering with Verizon – tech is always one of my favorite gifts.
Credit Donkey reported that, in 2017, 73% of people had electronic gifts on their wish lists, and 63% of gift givers were planning to give one to someone.
We fall squarely in the middle of this trend and tend to buy a few electronic gifts for The Dudes each year. They’re at that age where most of the things they want get plugged in. Or are made by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and regulated by the United State Federal Reserve Board.
I took a quick trip to Verizon this week to look into a phone upgrade (for me, not for them), and was surprised to discover that they sell so much more than just phones!
If you’re like me and have a lot of electronic gifts to shop for this holiday season, you could seriously take care of several people on your gift list with just one trip to your local Verizon store.
Or, forget all that noise, stay in your jammie pants, and shop online.
Shop Verizon: Cool Electronic Gifts for Everyone on Your List This Holiday Season
The Best Electronics Gift For Your Teenage Son
Yes, he will totally be bumping music from your room that makes you bang on the ceiling like the carbon copy of your own parents that you are, but he will be happy and it will be worth it.
The Bose Home Speaker 500 has the crisp, clean sound you know and love from the brand, plus it’s voice activated and comes with Amazon Alexa built in.
Pro tip: Really dreading the sounds that will be coming from his room if you get that Bose speaker? Get him the earbuds instead. He can still enjoy his rap jams, you can still enjoy your sanity –win/win.
The Best Electronics Gift For Your Adventure Loving Younger Brother
Strap it to your gear or your head, hold it on a selfie stick, attach it to your chest –there are so many exciting ways to capture what you’re doing with the GoPro. Plus, the QuickStories app is super intuitive and fun to use.
He’ll be able to make pro-level videos of all of his adventures with this awesome action cam so he can make you even more jealous of his single, disposable income filled life share them with you and all of his friends.
The Best Electronics Gift For Your On-the-Go Parents
My mom is borderline obsessed with her remote monitoring system. The ability to enjoy 24hr surveillance which you can also go back to review at a later date is one of her favorite things.
With the Nest Remote Camera, you will know who is at your door without having to get up to go check, in fact, you don’t even have to be home! The device also allows you to speak to your visitor and hear their response back, alerts you to voices, provides 30-day cloud recordings, and allows you to make recordings and clips so Neighborhood Watch Mom can catch bad guys or spy on Mary from next door without having to be weird about it.
The Best Electronics Gift For Yourself
You’re going to LOVE this camera. The breakthrough camera system allows you to shoot better photos than ever before. It’s 12 Megapixels, has an awesome portrait mode, and an all new depth control that allows you to adjust the depth of field in portraits after you shoot so you can create some seriously cool imagery. The iPhone XR is an all-screen model that also comes with wireless charging, advanced Face ID (yes, friends, you can unlock it with your gorgeous face!), and the most durable front glass ever so when your kid drops it, it may actually have a fighting chance at survival. You’re gonna want to get that protection plan anyway, just in case.
Oh, also, you can like make phone calls on it.
The Best Electronics Gift For Your Young Kid
Kid too young for a phone? This awesome piece of wearable text will allow your child to stay in touch with you (and up to 9 other contacts) with phone and text capabilities. It allows you to monitor their location, set GPS for them (so they can hang out in the neighborhood without you having to worry), track their fitness, and more. I love that it is a great way for younger kids to enjoy independence and stay connected without having to worry about access to social media and other options that they probably aren’t ready for.
It’s an age appropriate piece of technology that allows younger kids to stay connected and gives parents piece of mind. It also looks cool, doesn’t have a super hefty price tag, and is fun to use.
The Best Electronics Gift For Your Stylish Husband
With an all new design, the new Apple Watch 4 gives you a viewing area that is 30% larger, a new electrical, proactive heart sensor, enhanced safety features like fall detector, Emergency SOS, and an ECG. It’s also a powerful workout watch that offers advanced features for runners, is water resistant to 50 meters, and tracks both pool and open-water workouts. It boasts the innovative S4 Chip, an all new sound system, and 18 full hours of usage time.
He’s gonna love it. Not as much as he loves you of course, but maybe close. Darn close.
Check out more electronics gifts from Verizon in the Verizon Mobile Store.
Click on the images below to see all of my top gifts for 2018: