If you’re like me and you and your other half have spent many Christmas’ together, then you already know how hair-pullingly difficult it becomes to find gifts that won’t end up in the bottom of some drawer or at the back of the closet. When I buy gifts for my husband and all the special people in my life, I want to find something that is useful to them or something I might have heard them mention in a previous conversation. I want my gift to be meaningful. Therefore, I keep a password protected gift list on my phone so I can jot down any gift ideas.
Recently, my husband and I began exchanging gift baskets at Christmas. There’s usually one large ticket gift mixed with smaller, less expensive items, some snacks, candy, and/or chocolates. For my husband, I know I can’t go wrong with electronic gifts. He’s a self-proclaimed techy nerd-boy trapped in a man’s body. For this reason, I’m always on the lookout for hot new Electronic Gifts Man Will Love.
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I’ve compiled a list of 5 Electronic Gifts Men Will Love and that are sure to avoid the kitchen junk drawer or the black hole also known as the closet.
1. Amazon Fire Stick
The Fire Stick allows you to watch high definition streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, and Hulu. With access to over 7,000 apps, games, over 300,000 TV episodes and movies you’re sure to always find something on TV. The remote has Alexa Voice capability allowing you to watch live TV and sports with Sling TV and CBS All Access subscriptions. Prime members can enjoy unlimited access to Prime Video. The portability, convenience, and price of this device makes it a must have. Best of all, take the Fire Stick with you when you travel and bring your hit TV and movies with you. Retails for $39.99 from Amazon and Best Buy.
2. Amazon Echo
Echo is a hands-free speaker that you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, and weather. You can even purchase paperclips right from Amazon, just ask Alexa to order them! Echo features 7 microphones so it can hear you from across the room when you ask what the weather is like outside. It can fill the room with your favorite music from Amazon music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Its bluetooth capability also allows you to stream music from iTunes with your phone or tablet. Control lights, switched, and your thermostat with compatible smart devices. All you have to do is ask Alexa! Echo comes in white or black and retails for $139.99 on Amazon and Best Buy.
3. Amazon Paperwhite E-Reader
This device offers a high-resolution display and has a built in adjustable light that allows you to read during the day or at night. Reading in bright sunlight has never been easier with it’s no screen glare. This device is perfect for beach readers! Prime members have access to over a thousand free titles and over 1 million titles $2.99 or less. This kindle comes in black or white and retails for $99.99 on Amazon and Best Buy.
4. Oral-B Pro 7000 Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity
This rechargeable toothbrush features 6 modes of cleaning: daily clean, gum care, sensitive, whitening, deep clean, and tongue cleaner. Three brushes are included as well as a charging station and travel case. What my husband and l love best about this toothbrush is how clean and smooth our teeth feel after brushing. I have extra sensitive teeth and gums so I personally love that it has a built-in pressure sensor that lights up if I brush too hard. Also included is a mirror mountable timer/clock so you can be sure to brush for the dentist-recommended 2 minutes. The Oral-B 7000 retails for $114.00 on Amazon or Target.
5. Beats Powerbeats3 Bluetooth Headphones
These headphones are a bit pricey but they’re one of the hottest items with up to 12 hours of battery life, a 5- minute charge that’s guaranteed to give you 1 hour of playback, and secure-fit earhooks to maximize comfort. They easily connect with your iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac by just holding them near your device- it’s that simple! Beats Powerbeats3 retails for $199.95 from Apple and Target.
With Christmas just around the corner, shopping malls and big box stores are sure to be packed and crowded with last minute shoppers. To avoid the rush, shop online. Most retailers like Target, Amazon, and Best Buy offer little to no shipping charges. Some even offer same day store pick for most in-stock items and if you’re a prime member, well you already know you can have your gift in 2 days free of charge.
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Any way you shop this holiday season, pick up one of these 5 Electronic Gifts Men Will Love and they’re sure to be a hit all year long. Happy Shopping!
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What gifts do you plan to buy this year hoping they won’t end up in the junk drawer? Tell me in the comments below.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.
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