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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

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The holiday season is just around the corner.  Here are a few technology gift ideas for those special people in your life:

 

Smart Phones

Whether you are a fan of Android, Apple, BlackBerry or Windows Phones there are numerous new and innovative models to choose from. Some of the hottest smart phones include the Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5S, BlackBerry Q10, and the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Media Streaming Devices

Bring internet entertainment directly to your living room. There are several devices on the market including Google Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku that will allow you to stream media such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and HBO GO directly to your television.

Tablet / E-Readers

Tablets or E-Readers make great holiday gifts. These lightweight, portable and easy to use devices offer the convenience of a touch screen and a variety of applications to download. There are several to choose from including Samsung Galaxy Tab, Microsoft Surface Pro, iPad 4 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

Smart Watches

A smart watch is a wearable device that gives users access to their email, message and more. Although the smart watch market is still in its infancy, there are several models to choose from. Some of the most popular smart watches include the Pebble E-Paper Smartwatch, Martian Smartwatch and i’m Watch Smartwatch

Game Systems

The new generation of video game consoles is here. Nintendo’s Wii U was released last year just before the holidays. Sony’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One will be hitting shelves this November.

 

Still Not Sure...?  Try Social Gifting                                                             

You can expect to see fewer gifts under the tree this year.  No it is not because more people are being placed on Santa’s naughty list, but rather due to the latest trend called Social Gifting.

This holiday season you can forget about the wrapping paper, address books, bows, tissue paper, boxes, and post office lines.  Social gifting allows you to give a gift through social networks or through texting or e-mail.  Social gifting companies provide digital gifts such as cards and coupons.  Other companies allow you to purchase goods for delivery.  Both can be done with a few clicks or swipe on your smartphone. After selecting a gift, you can send an e-card with a personalized message.   Another option is to login to your Facebook account and send via Gift, which is a program that is available to all U.S. users. You have now conveniently and instantaneously marked Aunt Polly’s gift off your to do list.