Time goes by fast and we are all eagerly to welcome December, the last month of 2011 and then to see the clock hits the last second of the year. Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, and New Year Eve are all coming very soon. Perhaps now is the time to choose precious gifts for our relatives, for mom, our wife or children. In this article, I want to round up 10 best digital/tech gifts for our mom (or) and children.
Why I choose digital gifts instead of various kind of products? Simply, in the holidays, digital products are always discounted dramatically than others. That is why choosing digital products will help you save a reasonable money. More important, the second reason is that mom and children are always eager to get tech products. Mom loves tablet, e-reader, iPod etc… and children as well.
At the moment, almost digital products are already available on the local stores or online store since all famous makers and producers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung, HTC, Blackberry etc… choose holidays to release their newest products. To prepare for upcoming Thanksgiving day, Christmas day … in particular or holidays in common, I think now is the time for you to purchase the gift and wait for shipping. Otherwise, you can wait for one week ahead to get the gifts for your relatives with huge discount since the biggest sale off day of the year, the Black Friday is coming very soon. Here are 10 best digital gifts for your mom, children or any relatives.
This is my first recommendation for all of you. This wonderful, tremendous product is so famous and a lot of people love it, not by the trademark. As far as I know, iPad it not the first tablet on the market but from the day it debuted on the market, iPad has been the greatest gift for holiday or any event.
The second iPad generation was released on March 2011 and quickly become one of the bestseller digital products not only on Apple Store but also on various online store.
iPad 2 is the upgrade of the first generation with many features. You can enjoy a faster device thanks to A5 processor, a front-facing camera for FaceTime (video calling). iPad 2 also has a HD -enabled camera in the rear.
iPad has a lots of advantages than other tablets, especially it is supported by the Apple ecosystem. For reading ebook, magazine, watching TV, video or playing game… iPad is the best product! Now you can choose a low-price (only support Wi-Fi) or a higher one that has been built in a 3G enabled chip.
If you have already registered Amazon Prime, I think you can purchase this gift on Amazon since the shipping will be free. Purchase iPad 2 for your little boy here.
This is another nice product and gift from Apple. iPod Touch is a great iPhone except supporting cellular connection, or it can be seen as lower and smaller iPad. If you are not able to purchase some iPad, iPod Touch will be a great choice.
iPod Touch is not only a normal portable media player but now it brings you all features and advantages of Apple ecosystem. Some remarkable features of iPod Touch are iMessage support, capturing HD video, iOS 5 already and iCloud.
According to Wikipedia, so far, Apple has already sold more than 60 million iPod Touch. I think iPod Touch is not able to compare with iPad but in term of a gift, it is much better. You can order the newest generation for $199 only here.
Needless to say, Kindle Fire is becoming one of the hottest products on the market at the moment. A lots of people has been choosing Kindle Fire as the gift for their relatives in this holidays. Reason? Simply it is a great tablet with very low price.
While Amazon only costs you the same price with iPod Touch, you can get an actual, brand-new and highly promising tablet. Kindle Fire is the first effort of Amazon on the crowded tablet market and is considered the second device made by Amazon following Kindle.
In fact, Kindle is one of the cheapest tablet on the market since Amazon decided to cut the price to get a better competence against others while they still have a huge potential profit thanks to the content.
Kindle Fire has a smaller screen in comparison with iPad. It supports multi-touch with IPS technology, using a customized Android OS.
Each product has its own pros and cons and it is not strange since Kindle Fire has been evaluated with highly contrast result. In my point of view, Kindle is a good deal at the moment since the price is so reasonable, nearly one third compared to iPad. If you prefer an Apple product, iPod Touch is a good choice. Otherwise Kindle Fire is a wonderful gift for holidays with $200 only.
Kindle Fire is already for shipping. You can order this gift now here.
4. Kindle Touch ($99)
In one of the recent article, I wrote about new Kindle e-reader family members in which I recommended you to choose Kindle Touch, one of the newest Kindle e-reader generation and now already for shipping.
Kindle Touch has a same price with Kindle Keyboard ($99 ad-version and $139 for non-ad version) but it has a range of advantages such as X-Ray technology which helps you interact with content more than former Kindle generation.
You can order brand-new Kindle Touch here for $99.
5. Nook Color Ebook or Nook Tablet ($199)
Here is another gift choice for you in this holidays in case you want your relatives get a better e-reader than Kindle family. Nook Color has a slightly bigger screen than Kindle (7-inch and 6 inch, respectively) but one of the most remarkable feature that make Nook Color more attractive is the full-color display. Similar to Kindle family, you can purchase/subscribe book or magazine to read on Nook Color.
In my opinion, Nook Color is a good choice but Nook Tablet is quite better. The later is the newest effort from Barne and Noble to catch up other rivals on the tablet market, especially Amazon and Kindle Fire.
Now you can order Nook Color here or pre-order Nook Tablet. There is a useful site where the owner regularly update Nook Tablet discount and coupon that will help you save money.
You can visit: http://nooktabletdiscount.com/
6. Netbook (around $250)
- Intel Atom N455 (1.66GHz)
- 1 GB DDR3 SODIMM memory, Max Capacity 2 GB
- 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM); No optical drive
- 10.1-Inch Matte 1024X600 WSVGA LED Display; 802.11 b/g/n; 0.3MP Webcam; 2-in-1 Card Reader MMC/SD(SDHC)
- Up to 4 Hours of Battery Life; Windows 7 Starter Operating System
Shipping time may be only one day. You can purchase it here.
2. Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (Blue) ($249.9)
- Intel Atom processor N455 1.66 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache
- Configured with 1GB DDR2 (works at 667MHz, max 2GB)
- 250GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive
- 10.1? diagonal widescreen TruBrite display at 1024 x 600 native resolution (WSVGA) with a 16:9 aspect ratio and LED backlite
- Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32-bit with a 6 cell/48Wh Lithium Ion battery pack; Battery Life (measured by MobileMark 2007): 8 hours, 21 minutes
- AMD C-Series Processor C-50(1.0GHz, 1MB L2 cache)
- 2GB DDR3 Single-Channel Memory
- 250GB SATA Hard Drive
- 11.6? HD Widescreen CineCrystal? LED-backlit Display, ATI Radeon? HD 6250 Graphics
- Windows® 7 Home Premium
7. Cheap but Luxury Camera (around $100)
Holiday is the time for you to reward your children. A compact digital camera is a nice but cheap gift. Here I list some nice digital camera products for your choice.
- 3.6x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens for sharp clear pictures
- Big, Bright 3.0-inch LCD for easy viewing and sharing
- Easy Auto Mode simply point and shoot
- High Quality TV Movies with Sound
- 3.6x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lensfor sharp clear pictures
- 14.0 Megapixels for superb image quality
In my opinion, this is a better choice from the well-known Panasonic. It cost you $119.9 only.
8. Premium Digital Magazine Subscription
If your mom like reading online news or magazine, now is the time for you to purchase a digital magazine or news subscription as gifts for your mom or dad as well. If your mom has already had a Kindle, why do not you give her some subscriptions such as NYTimes ($27.99 monthly) or Financial Times ($14.99 monthly).
Be sure that iPad and Apple ‘s ecosystem also offers subscription popular news and magazines.
9. Gift Card
Gift card is another great way to show your love with your relatives. You can easily purchase gift card on various online stores. Depending on your financial condition, you can choose a normal gift card ranging from $50 to hundreds. I think your mom or your children will really appreciate your gift since they can choose the “real” thing by using your gift card to pay.
If you want to choose Amazon Gift card, here is $50 offer. Here is $25 iTune gift card. As you might know, Amazon will instantly send the gift card number to your email. So it is easy to give them to your relatives.
10. Other Tech Gifts
There are a lot of tech gifts for the holiday which also depend on your opinion. Besides give your trust with online store, going to the local stores to choose suitable gifts for your relatives is a good idea as well. For example, you can choose a digital picture frame, a HD display device or a 3D TV etc… I hope you and your family will have a wonderful time in the coming holiday!
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