The gift giving season is upon us and time is running out as we speak.
You may be wondering what to buy for your geeky or tech friendly family member this Christmas. Here are a few ideas based on trends in my circle.
- Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4th Generation) with camera (~ $200 to $300)
- Apple iPad Tablet (16GB, Wifi) (~ $480)
- 21.5” Apple iMac (~ $1100)
- Apple MacBook Air Laptop (~ $1500)
Many techie folks are attracted to the nuances of photography and crave for a DSLR camera. It’s a perfect time to get them started. Here are a few popular DSLR choices
- Canon Rebel T1i / Canon Rebel T2i DSLRs (~800)
- Canon EOS 60D DSLR Kit (~1200)
- Nikon D90 DSLR Kit (~1000)
Here are a few nice compact cameras
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) (~170)
- Canon PowerShot SD780IS 12.1MP Digital Camera
- Panasonic DMC-TS1 digital camera - weatherproof
LED 3D HDTVs
LED 3D HDTVs are the rage this holiday season. If you want your neighbor’s envy watching NFL games in 3D, get one of these.
- Sony BRAVIA 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV, Black (~2000)
- Other choices in 3D LED HDTVs
HD Computer Monitors
Is your loved one still using a standard definition 17” monitor? Upgrade their computer experience for cheap with a 24” or 22” LCD HD computer monitor. They cost very less these days and can make you feel like you bought a new computer.
Audio and Home Theatre
Already have a nice HDTV but looking for a nice home theatre or home audio equipment to compliment it? Check out this section for a great selection of home theatre choices.
GPS and Car Entertainment
What tech loving geek doesn’t love cars and gadgets in it? You can gift a nice GPS unit or a DVD entertainment system for your kids.
- TomTom XXL 540M 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Maps Edition) (~130)
- Boss BV9560B 7-Inch Double DIN Motorized Widescreen Touchscreen In-Dash TFT Monitor/DVD/MP3/CD Combo Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth (~ 180)
Been eyeing on a software package for a while? Why not add it in the gift list?
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (Win/Mac) (~80)
- Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student (Disc Version)
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 (~220)
HP’s printers with ePrint can let you print directly from your iPhone and iPad. Wouldn’t that be cool to print those right away?
Shipping Cutoff Dates
If you are ordering from Amazon to save on sales tax and free shipping, remember these shipping date cut offs so you order in time to receive it before Christmas.
Do you have your own favorite gift in your list you want to share? Please add it to the comments below.