Which fashion-forward recipient will you gift with a smart watch?
Wearable devices have become an important part of the technology industry this year, with almost every manufacturer producing a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or some other form of technology designed to be worn, not carried. If you feel the need to buy a present for someone you know who wants a wearable item, here is Electronista and MacNN's first gift guide of the season, covering the newest expansion of mobile technology.
We really meant to get this to you earlier but kept putting it off
The last days before Christmas are a special time of year, full of family gatherings and carolers for some, and panic racing thoughts for others. Those latter holiday sentiments, of course, are for those among us who neglected to get all of our shopping done. Maybe you managed to secure a flight back home at the last minute, or maybe you just decided to forgive Uncle Bobby for that incident on Thanksgiving. No matter the cause, you've probably got a few last-minute acquisitions to make, and the gift budget may have already bled into the rest of your budget. Have no fear, though, Electronista is here with the Last Minute Edition of our Holiday Gadget Gift Guide, so there's no need to grab those Starbucks gift cards in bulk quite yet, as there's still time to get folks the tech gifts they'll love.
They're on the road again, hook them up with the right tech
We're into the final stretch before Christmas, and maybe you've got just about everybody on your list sorted out, gift-wise. Everybody, that is, except for the one person you never see: the road warrior. The one that won't be dropping into the holiday family fun until Christmas Day proper, likely because they were off trekking about somewhere or another, be it for business or pleasure. The one that travels light and often. What can you get them that they won't conveniently "forget" on the kitchen table before rushing out to catch that flight? As always, we at Electronista have got your back, so click on through to the Road Warrior Edition of our Holiday Gadget Gift Guide in order to find out what tech you should be getting for your non-resident roomie or loved one.
Black Friday, holidays offer good deals on wide range of pop gear
Black Friday is just around the corner, and it's entirely likely that there's a particular loved one you've been unable to think of something special: your resident musicophile. Fortunately, they're secretly among the easiest of all the people on your list to shop for. Normally we'd be a bit quieter in saying something like that, but your house audiophile is probably off somewhere wearing a pair of high-quality headphones, vibing to Bishop Nehru or Tame Impala -- don't worry, they'll tell you about those bands sooner or later. In the meantime, click through and check out the Music Lover edition of Electronista's Holiday Gadget Gift Guide, and we'll hip you to some tech gifts you can give them that will make them take pause -- and even press pause -- in surprise and delight.
The right gifts to get Dad to acknowledge that it's Christmas
Most folks look forward to at least part of the holiday season as a sacred time for kicking back and relaxing, as one is meant to do on holidays. We've all got that one relative, though, that can't be satisfied with family and copious amounts of food: the Workaholic. Yes, that perplexing creature that pounds away at the Peterson report while everyone else is bickering over who gets to go first on the new PS4. Electronista knows your struggles in shopping for this strange beast, and we've put together a special installment of our Holiday Gadget Gift Guide aimed at outfitting your workaholic with the best tech gifts that will, well, probably just further their work addiction.
Finding the right tech gifts for your fit friends
It used to be that holiday shopping season started the day after Thanksgiving, and one encountered Yuletide music only for just under a month. Halcyon days, those, but days gone by. Now, one is best served getting the jump on Christmas shopping early, and Electronista, as always, has your back. In the first installment of our Holiday Gadget Gift Guide, we're taking a look at the best fitness-oriented tech presents to keep hidden in the crawl space, because everyone already knows to look under your summer clothes in the closet.