Great Gifts for the 2017 Holidays

Looking for some great gifts to give this holiday season? Finding the perfect holiday gift for those you love is no small task. To help ease the challenge and inspire your own gift-giving creativity, we have curated a list of fun toys and exciting new tech that we think would delight even the pickiest recipient. (In fact, you may want to put a few of them on your own list!)
This year’s holiday gift guide includes ideas to help keep you connected, let you explore, jam to your favorite music, stimulate your mind, and just plain have fun.
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Great Gifts that Stimulate the Mind

Kindle Oasis e-Reader

Great Gifts: KindleThe newest Kindle reads like paper, with the highest resolution display to date, plus a thin, light, and ergonomic design. Read anywhere (even in the pool!) without fear as one charge can last weeks. You can choose between 8 or 32 GB storage to hold more of your favorite books, magazines, comics, newspapers, and audiobooks. Amazon | $249.99

Osmo Coding Jam Base Game

Great Gifts: Coding JamThis unique coding game, designed for ages 5 to 12, allows kids to create and layer melodies, drum beats, and more, while building original compositions with fun characters from different worlds. Osmo | $59

Great Gifts that Keep You Connected

Amazon Echo 2nd Generation

Great Gifts: Echo
The all new voice controlled Echo delivers a crisp sound in style, with six different looks including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more. Amazon | $99.99

Anker PowerCore+ Mini

Great Gifts: AnkerThis lipstick-sized portable charger is one of the most powerful mini chargers on the market. PowerIQ technology detects your device to deliver the fastest possible charge speed up to 1 amp, keeping your device powered no matter where you are. Anker | $19.99

Great Gifts that Turn Up the Music

Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones

Great Gifts: BosePerfect for the person who is on the move. Weather and sweat resistant, these earbuds come with small, medium, and large eartips that can be swapped to find the best fit. Bose | $149.95

Sonos Play:1

Great Gifts: SonosMini but mighty, this wireless speaker fits any space without compromising on sound. Since it connects over wireless, you won’t have to worry about bluetooth connectivity issues. Sonos speakers can connect to the Amazon Echo so you can control the music in any room with the sound of your voice. Sonos | $199

Great Gifts that Let You Explore

Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel

Great Gifts: NomadCharge your devices on the go with the new lighter and smarter Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel. The addition of an LED indicator tells you the strength of solar conditions and how quickly your device is charging, making it easier to charge while you are out enjoying the world. Goal Zero | $99.95

BioLite CampStove 2

Great Gifts: BioLiteHarness the heat of the kitchen to power your life in the wild. This light weight camp stove burns wood, leaves, and other natural resources to cook your meals while simultaneously charging a device.  While you may want to unplug, the CampStove 2 ensures your devices will have battery life if you need it. Outdoor Tech | $129.95

DBPower U818A Drone

Gift Guide: DronePerfect for those wanting to experience life at new heights, the U818A Drone is equipped with a high definition camera and provides real-time transmission for aerial viewing. Pilot the drone with your phone and turn on headless mode for consistent controls that allow you to explore your world with ease. Amazon | $112.99

Great Gifts that Bring the Fun

XBox One X

Great Gifts: XboxWith 40% more power than any other console, the XBox One X delivers entertainment on a whole new level. Play over 1,300 games from today’s hits to Xbox classics, choose between HDR on or off, and watch 4K blu-ray or stream video on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more. Xbox | $499.99

Nintendo Switch

Great Gifts: NintendoPlay “your way” with the Nintendo Switch. Dock your Nintendo Switch to play at home on your TV or take it with you to play on the go. The Joy-Con controller can be used the way you want for ultimate gaming flexibility: as one controller or two, vertical or sideways, motion controlled or buttons. Play against friends at home, compete online, or link up to eight systems to keep the fun going anywhere. Nintendo | $299.99

Lego Boost

Great Gifts: BoostBring a Lego robot, cat, guitar, production line, or rover to life! This set comes with 5 different models to build and a free app that can be used to code behaviors. This makes for a great gift for kids ages 7-12 interested in tech and engineering, or the adult who hasn’t lost their inner child. Lego | $159.99