This year, it’s going to be different. No more lame gifts that nobody cares about. No more gifts that get used once and then put away forever. You want to give gifts that genuinely make your friends and family excited and that they will use over and over again! What you need is some great Christmas list ideas that are amazing with just the right amount of fun to make them endure well past the holiday season.
There are lots of different kinds of gifts organized by age, cost, and interests for example. The problem is that very few of these gifts are amazing.
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Many can even be popular, but they don’t have that certain pop that would make someone on your list sit up and take notice. They may be good for some as Christmas list ideas, but they’re not good enough for us!
It’s time to step it up a notch and add gifts to your Christmas list ideas that will really be appreciated and that your giftee will even be excited about. How do you find gifts like that? It can actually be pretty difficult to do. You can use the internet, but where do you go and how do you choose a gift? That’s where our list comes in. We’ve done the research for you and found what we believe are some of the most fun and amazing gifts out there for this holiday season.
Some are popular and some you’ve probably never heard of. They cross all ages, all categories, and cover every price range.
One thing is for certain, they are all gifts that anyone would be excited to receive. Whether it’s childrens gifts, gifts for girls, gifts for boys, gifts for men, gifts for women, gifts for Mom, gifts for Dad, gifts for Grandma, gifts for Grandpa, gifts for wife, gifts for husband, best friend gifts, novelty gifts, unique gifts, gifts for boyfriend, gifts for girlfriend, teen girl gifts, cool gifts, or really Christmas gifts for just about anyone, this is your list!
Take a look at our list and see if one or more of these great gifts is the perfect one for your friend or family member!
Christmas List Ideas: Top 41 Fun and Amazing Christmas Gifts
This is the latest in racing games and in many ways may make slot racing obsolete. Developed in 2010 by a couple of upstart Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates, this racing game features the combination of electronics and robotics technology with a real world track. It’s like playing a video game in the real world. This setup is perfect for either children or adults and it’s not just regular racing. These cars are like battlebots ready to fight each other right on the track complete with weapons and other gadgets sure to be fun for the whole family. If you’re looking in the next generation of racing games, look no further than the Anki DRIVE.
Adults and children alike love the world’s you can explore with an Xbox One Game Console + Kinect. Whether it’s driving, hand-to-hand combat, huge battles on Earth or other planets, or even one of the countless simulations from construction equipment to 747’s, there is something for everyone in the Xbox world. If you haven’t seen video games lately, you’re in for a big surprise. They have gotten more and more realistic to the point it is close to real life and sometimes it almost rivals real life. And then there are all the motion-enhanced games that you can use with Microsoft Kinect. Motion adds one more dimension of realism to many games. If several of your friends and family get Xbox One for Christmas, you can have some real fun matching up as teams online and sharing adventures. We call them games, but they’re really exciting, thought-provoking, and immersive simulations that are also fun and challenging. You may find it difficult to come back to your life once you’ve plunged yourself deep into the Xbox One world. If you’re worried about the folks on your gift list being too old or too young, you shouldn’t be. Xbox One is literally for all ages and if they can hold a controller or understand how to play, Xbox One will be their new favorite pastime! If you even think that they might like the motion input and output that Kinect provides, be sure and by the bundle to save money.
Karaoke can be one of the most fun activities you will do. All ages love it and it’s not just for parties and the bars. You don’t need alcohol to enjoy it, especially when sharing it with your family and friends. Now, your friend or family member can take the party with them thanks to the new and very popular Karaoke USA Karaoke System with Built-In 7-Inch Display. Something that many systems overlook is a way to project the words so that it’s easy to sing along. Also, this model comes with two microphones so duets are as easy as solos. The ways to input your music are almost endless including MP3, Karaoke disk, CD, DVD…you can even watch a DVD movie right on the screen. This Karaoke machine is sure to be a favorite choice for just about anyone on your list.
If your giftee has an Xbox or PlayStation, they are a great choice to give an X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair! It’s really the perfect accessory for any gamer and it can even be connected to other chairs for amazing realistic action. All the connections are provided to send any audio source directly to the chair to be pumped out of two headrest speakers and a subwoofer so you can not only hear the music and heart-pounding action, but you can feel it too. This is a very comfortable chair complete with a raised pedestal and gunstock arms for hours of fatigue-free game play. When you’re not playing it makes a great chair for listening to music, reading, watching your favorite TV, or just relaxing. Whoever on your list gets one of these amazing chairs will be the envy of every game-player they know!
Give the gift of a new way to think about TV. Binge watching, casting, streaming video…they are all the modern way to watch TV and Google Chromecast does it all. Amazingly simple to install on your TV, it’s affordable, supports dozens of the most popular apps, and may end up being the most popular gift you give this holiday season. It won’t completely replace cable, particularly for some of the most popular network and cable shows, but the amount of content available through streaming media dwarfs what you will get from your cable box. It’s been around for a while which demonstrates its staying power, but they keep adding new apps all the time and they are automatically available as soon as they’re added. The least expensive of all the popular streaming media players just plug it into a TV, connect it to Wi-Fi and you can start enjoying 1000’s of TV shows and movies, many FREE. If you have a TV-lover to find a gift for, they will love Google Chromecast!
Kindles and Fires are very popular tech items and especially so with our family which consists of a bunch of readers. In truth, we use the Fires as much as our smartphones it seems. Anyone on your gift list who loves to read, play games, and surf on the web from bed or their easy chair is a natural candidate for a Fire HDX 8.9. Brand new and loaded with power, this Wi-Fi only tablet has a large 8.9 screen for easy viewing of movies and books. And if you add Amazon Prime to the mix they will get access to many free books and movies that will more than pay for themselves for the year. There is no more popular gift on Amazon and it’s easy to see why. With access to Amazons brand new Amazon Underground where they will find over $10,000 in apps, games for free, an incredibly lightweight design coming in at only 13.2 oz., an amazing 4 million pixel display, an ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, and two cameras; an 8 MP rear and 720p HD front you really can’t go wrong. Get them what’s sure to be their go-to electronic device. They will thank profusely for it!
Have a professional or budding photographer on your list? You could get them a standard DSLR camera or some accessories, but wouldn’t it be great to get them that can really step up their photography a notch? Get them one of the coolest cameras that may just blow their mind and the minds of their viewers. One of the hottest photography genres is time lapse. It’s easy to see why. The images they can make are just plain fascinating so that you can’t look away. They can also serve a very useful purpose in recording the history of construction projects or other projects. You see it on the news, as background for sporting events, and now your photographer can have one. The Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera can be used by professionals and amateurs alike thanks to its easy-to-use design. It makes it easy to create high-quality, professional-grade videos with minimal setup and with no post-processing required. You and everyone will be amazed by the results this camera can produce and your photographer will really appreciate adding this new capability to their repertoire.
Then there is the Intelligent Targeting System. This is really cool. Lasaer tag warriors can play capture the flag against this smart system that even rotates for an added challenge. It comes with multiple built-in games that reward winning teams with strategic advantages and when you put it in Sentry Mode, it scans for enemies and blasts them. Bomb Mode sends out explosive bursts of damage to enemies. It even comes with Medic Mode that regenerates health. Interactive lights and sound work perfectly with the laser weapons.
With the popularity of smartphones and tablets has come a problem. Namely it’s hard to enter a lot of data into one of these devices using just the built-in keyboards. As they take over many of the tasks of your PC, it’s essential to have a way to input all of the data and text easily like you can with your computer, but in such a way that you can take whatever device you use with you. The keyboard device needs to be as portable as your tablet. The new, revolutionary way to enter text into your portable device is with a virtual keyboard. That’s right, you don’t even have to take a keyboard with you at all. You just take a small portable projector with you that projects the keyboard right on the surface in front of you and you type away. It’s Bluetooth compatible and connects directly to your device and takes the place of the built-in keyboard in your portable device.
What is a Chromebook? It’s a Google operating system-based lightweight notebook computer that only runs Google applications. It must be said up front that this computer does not run Windows applications. For most of us that may be a problem, but for those looking for a fully capable and very inexpensive computer, Google has many, many free apps and that may be all they need. If the person on your gift list is already a Google fan thanks to their free apps and Android operating system on their smartphones, the Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3-Inch Chromebook may be the perfect choice for them. It has a larger 13.3 inch screen that is a nice change of pace from the smaller Chromebook 11.6 inch screens while still being small and lightweight enough for easy portability. Instead of having a funky Chromebook-specific processor, it comes with a real Intel Celeron processor. It also has a larger amount of RAM with 4 GB, a 16GB solid state drive, and real Intel HD graphics.
Along with newer smartphone technology has come the era of the dead smartphone. Battery life has just not seemed to keep pace with all that you want to do with your phone. My phone will not last a complete day without recharging and I don’t think my phone uses all that much power. I can only imagine the power problems of some of the closer-to-tablet sized phones available now. No doubt you know the pain of running out of juice and so do all of your family and friends. That’s what makes the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 Compact External Battery such a great gift. It’s highly compact and portable and can charge two devices at once using its two USB ports. It has special technology built in that detects and regulates the charging rate to the maximum your device can handle which means much faster charging times. It also has a monster capacity of 13,000 mAh which can recharge your phone several times before it needs recharging itself. Give the peace of mind of never a dead cellphone battery by giving a great, portable external battery.
Eating healthy is essential in these days of higher levels of obesity and what seems like a plague of health problems. Fried foods are great, but the calories and fat don’t help the waistline or the cholesterol. If you’re trying to eat healthier, you can believe that everyone on your gift list is, too. Let’s face it, we’re all buys and on the run, and it’s just easier to grab fast food burgers and fries than it is to make healthy food at home. Until now, those great tasting fried foods made it hard to embrace eating healthy because they are some of your favorites. What if you could have your fried food while eating healthier? Can you really eat fries without all the fat and oil that makes it so unhealthy? The latest appliances are the oil-less air fryers. You could really give one of these to anyone on your list and they would love it. How does it work? An oil-less air fryer creates high-speed air cycling of continuously heated air and multi-surface air flow to provide comprehensive heating to cook food without oil or grease. Your giftee with get real fried food that tastes great without the unhealthy oil and fat. Give the health-conscious on your gift list a gift that will fit right in with their healthier lifestyle. They will thank you for it!!
#13 – Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – $119
If you have someone on your gift list that loves to read then the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader is the perfect gift! It is designed specifically for reading and has a beautiful paper white super high-contrast (300 ppi) display that is visible under a variety of light conditions including bright sunlight. Other features include a fast processor, built-in next-gen reading light, super lightweight design, and an amazing 8-week battery life. Highly portable, your giftee can take all their books (even thousands of them) with them wherever they go and get lost in a book at a moment’s notice virtually anywhere. Give your favorite reader a 21st Century reading gift that they will be thanking you for over the years to come!
A little more mundane than some of the latest tech gifts, this gift choice will nonetheless thrill anyone who receives it. Unlike your BBQ grill or oven, the Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven can reach temperatures up to 700 degrees F, heats up in only 10 minutes, and can cook a large pizza in only 5 minutes. It’s also portable so you can take it to the game, camping, or picnics and make some of the best pizza you’ll ever taste exactly the way you want it. It uses a single propane tank to develop temperatures you can’t reach in your kitchen and propane makes the whole process easy and fast. It features a dual-layer, interlocking cordierite pizza stone with a heat-diffusing hollow core that ensures an evenly-baked crust and uses a reflective heat shield that makes sure your toppings cook at the same rate at the crust. More than great pizza, your giftees can make some great memories with their very own professional pizza oven.
If you’re thinking about a game for one or several of the names on your list, then you might as well get them the most popular new game in the world, Cards Against Humanity, and one that’s soon to become their favorite game. It’s a simple game which is probably why so many love it. Each round consists of a player asking a question from one of the black cards and everyone else in the game tries to answer with their funniest white card. It’s billed as the party game for horrible people, but it’s mostly just fun. If your giftees are looking for a new party game that will liven up any get together then this is definitely the one to get.
You want to share your music with friends or family at a party, the beach, or other social gathering but the speakers on your phone or MP3 player just don’t do the music justice. That’s where a portable Bluetooth speaker comes in. With plenty of volume and high quality audio, the highly portable, rugged, and waterproof JoyiQi Portable Outdoor Sport Boombox Bluetooth Speaker is the answer and a great gift for family and friends. There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers available, but only a few are rugged enough for outdoor use or are designed to be taken anywhere. This model is very affordable and can take the abuse of traveling to the beach, pool, or other social spot without batting an eye. No wires and 8 hours of music without recharging are just two of its great features. Give your music-lover the ability to take their tunes with them and share with everyone.
It would be natural to think why anyone would want to wear a video camcorder and record every waking moment of life. The Conbrov Mini Pocket Digital Video Wearable Camcorder is just one model of an ever more popular segment known as wearable camcorder. They have many uses from hands-free action filming to security protection, to help with insurance fraud. They’re lightweight and fit on your pocket like a pen so they are truly hands-free and can record for up to 5 hours before needing to be recharged. With its wide-angle 75 degree lens and microSD support, this camera has all the features to provide a great recording experience. Plus, the friend or family member on your list will think of a thousand different ways to use their new camera to document the key events in their lives. Get them something that could enhance their security, provide them with a way to capture some really exciting life events, or protect them from insurance fraud.
Brand new and ready for the holiday season is the capable Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. It features the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and either an 8-inch or 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display that rivals the quality, brightness and color of anything else out there. With typical Samsung quality, a fast and amazing Octacore processor featuring both quad 1.9GHz and quad 1.3GHz processors, and included 32 GB of memory (upgradable to 128GB), speed and performance will never be in question. Special features allow communication between Samsung smartphones and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that just makes life easier. If you’re planning to give a tech gift and they don’t have a tablet, this is a great new one that will keep them on the cutting edge. You really can’t ask more from a tablet and if your giftee is already into the Android ecosystem, it’s really a no-brainer!
You can expect this to be very popular for the holiday season and on many people’s gift lists, so it may be a good idea to buy early to avoid the rush. On the other hand, if you’re a risk taker, then you can wait and see if it goes on sale around Black Friday or Cyber Monday to save some money.
Finally technology has caught up with the measuring and weighing so necessary to that perfect baking or cooking recipe. How many of us have made mistakes in our measuring that has ruined a recipe. How many times have you tried to scale-up or down a recipe and done the math wrong? Well that’s in the past for those lucky enough to receive this as a gift for Christmas. Complete with a Bluetooth-compatible scale, this system connects directly to your smartphone or tablet, reads your favorite recipes and tells you when you have added the exact right amount of each ingredient. It also comes with 100’s of built-in recipes so you can get started cooking wonderful meals, desserts, and snacks immediately. The unique Pantry Feature allows you to put in ingredients you already have in your pantry and the device will propose recipes using those ingredients. How cool is that? Give the gift of perfect cooking every time with the Perfect Bake App-Controlled Smart Baking System.
Waterproof Bluetooth portable speakers like the Ivation Acoustix All-Terrain Bluetooth Speakers have become all the rage and will be very popular for the holiday season. They provide a fun way to share music at parties and other social gatherings without having to worry about damage to the speaker or inadvertently getting it wet. Headphones and ear buds are still popular, but people are realizing that it’s much more satisfying to share music with others than to just listen to it solo. Also, headphones just won’t fill your party with music.
What do you do if your car didn’t come with a GPS Navigation system? You could use your phone, but nothing beats a dedicated GPS with a larger screen ready-to-go in your car. Of all the GPS manufacturers, Garmin is leading the way with some of the best GPS systems that now all come with Lifetime Maps. That means that your traveler will get a free update to their maps each time one is made available by Garmin. Whenever your family member or friend is exploring a new destination it would be helpful for them to be able to find their way around reliably and to find other points-of-interest right from their car. The Garmin nuvi 55LM is the perfect solution and gift for them. With a large 5-inch touchscreen, turn-by-turn voice prompts, and lifetime maps, it will be right at home in their car providing navigation and points-of-interest information right when they need it for years to come.
The Beats brand is known for its high-quality headphones and awesome audio reproduction. Their Beats Solo 2.0 Wired On-Ear Headphones are a perfect example and perfect gift. You audiophile wants to hear their music perfectly reproduced and most ear buds can’t do the job. That’s where quality headphones come in. They keep out most of the world’s sounds while delivering high-quality sounds within. This model isn’t Bluetooth, but that makes them more affordable and most don’t even notice the wires. The most difficult part of buying Beats Solo 2.0 Headphones for family or friends might just be choosing a color. They are available in an amazing 11 stylish colors virtually guaranteeing you will find your giftee’s favorite color among the mix. You get a hard-shell carrying case as well to protect their gift.
#23 – EROVER Two Wheels Smart Self Balancing Scooters Electric Drifting Board Personal Adult Transporter with LED Light – $320
You’ve no doubt heard of and even seen the Segway. Its technology including its gyros were way ahead of their time. EROVER is bringing that technology to an innovative board that can carry an adult about 10 miles on a charge and features self-balancing gyroscopic technology that will have you up and riding in just minutes. These board can travel at up to 10 mph and I can tell you from personal experience that watching somebody go by on one of these at 10 mph is a trip. I haven’t ridden one, but just watching one at the boardwalk on the beach was attention-getting! The thing that is so amazing is the self-balancing aspect on two wheels. It doesn’t seem possible that you can balance and travel as fast as you can. Think about this as a gift for the adventurous in your life. They will be talking about this gift for years and the memories they make will be outstanding and fun!
Maybe you lived through the 70’s and by now though boom boxes were long gone, but the truth is they have never gone away, just gotten more modern and technologically advanced. The G-Project G-Boom Wireless Bluetooth Boom Box Speaker is a great example of the advancement that have been made. Winner of “Speaker of the Year” from iLounge, this model can really pump out the music wirelessly streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device and its comes with a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 6 hours of on-the-go listening. It’s also very rugged with a super tough external housing and protective rubber base. It even doubles as a charging source thanks to a built-in USB charging port. It’s true, they’re not as giant-sized as they once were and they don’t have huge speakers and a lot of chrome plastic adorning them, but these modern versions are Bluetooth-capable, ruggedized, and can still pump out loud music which is what the owner wants anyway. Great for parties or anywhere you want to boom out your favorite music for all to enjoy. Get that special music-lover the gift of boom.
This is a serious gift for your friend or family member who loves Apple products, is in college or heading for college, or anyone who wants a super portable, lightweight, laptop with an intuitive operating system. The Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with 128 GB of solid state storage is that serious gift you’re looking for. Sure to be one of the most popular laptops for the holiday season, it runs rings around PC laptops in build quality and ease-of-use. It has it all for under $1000 including a fast 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, long battery life, and a beautiful display. As a gift it’s hard to beat, but you may find yourself wanting one as well. Get this lightweight, powerful, beautiful gift for someone on your list and change their lives.
Cool games for the iPad see to be harder and harder to find. Particularly games that have a connection to the real world. Then, New Potato Technologies invents Classic iPad Foosball! Friends and family on your gift list who love foosball are in for a treat and even those who aren’t will enjoy the game and may be converts! You get amazingly realistic action for 4 foosball players on one iPad (Not Included) with eight control bars. No batteries are needed and you get to pick uniform colors and enjoy 3D instant replay of those amazing Top 10-worthy shots. Whether their working their pull, snake, bank, or bread and butter shots, delivering a jaw-dropping fake, or shooting the ball into the goal with a convincing “thunk” sound, there is no doubt that this could be the new favorite game for all the players!
We all love snacks including anyone on your gift list, but with snacks usually comes a lot of sugar, probably some fat, and the ability to make you sick if you eat too much. That’s where the Healthy Snacks In-a-Box gift box comes in. It’s a delightful mix of sweet and savory snacks with 45 single-serve items that are sure to include something for everyone to love. Perfect as a gift, you can also get them for businesses, work meetings, office break rooms, student care packages, sports team snacks, parties and many more events. Don’t let the healthy twist fool you, these are great-tasting all-healthy snacks that won’t let you down as the perfect snack-lover gift.
Kids love to battle each other and their parents if they will play. This realistic toy will make everyone in the family want to play. It’s basically a tracking anti-helo defense system that tries to ward off a yellow disc-firing helicopter and how successful you are is up to the operator. Fortunately, built-in robotics tracking helps the tracker find and lock-on to the enemy. There are three ways to play which keeps the fighting interesting and you can engage the enemy in single player or multi-player modes. Both the tracker and the helo can be controlled independently and with other Air Hogs toys, you can engage more than just the tracker. Don’t be surprised if one of the parents of your giftee has trouble releasing the tracker to their kids. It’s just that much fun!
When I was a kid, we had walkie-talkies and they were supposed to be fun and work for a mile, but in reality we were lucky if they would work between our yards and they weren’t rechargeable and battery life was horrible. So what’s changed that we would recommend a two-way radio as a gift? Well times have changed like with most technology and two-way radios are back in as the communication method of choice when engaging in many outdoor adventures. The Motorola MS355 R FRS Waterproof Two-Way 35-Mile Radio Pack in Camo is the perfect example. First of all what about that 35-mile range? That’s amazing! Instead of two channels either of which could be full of static or others talking, these have many more to insure clear communications. They are also IP67 waterproof which means you could actually submerge one of these underwater for up to 30 minutes without leaks and keep right on using it. Also, they float! Safety, security, and reliable communication are all important when camping, hiking, or during any outdoor activity and these will make the perfect gift for your adventurer.
On the opposite side of the fence from MacBooks are the Surface tablet/laptops from Microsoft who claims that they can almost replace your laptop. So realistically these are tablets with keyboards, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It will make a great gift, particularly if the person on your list is already a PC and Windows 7 or 8 user. One of the most powerful, portable systems out there, it makes a great gift for college students, business professionals, weekend warriors, and others who need a highly portable, powerful, tablet that can do nearly everything their desktop or larger laptop can do. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has the advantage over Apple’s MacBook Air in that it is convertible to a tablet which makes it more flexible in a variety of situations and it comes with a touchscreen display. It’s also less expensive but comes with similar technology like an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, a beautiful 12-inch touchscreen display, and now Windows 10 or newer is available. This is a great gift for that laptop user on your list.
Could there be anyone that doesn’t like pizza? We doubt it! One of America’s fast food favorites, I could eat it every night if it wasn’t so expensive for the ingredients I want. Frozen, store-bought pizzas are cheaper, but they’re just not the same. They never seem to come out right in the oven, the crust isn’t as good, and the toppings always either burn or aren’t done compared to the crust. When we try to make homemade we don’t fare much better. It all comes down to how we’re baking the pizza. That’s where Presto’s 03430 Pizzazz Plus Rotating Pizza Oven comes in. It actually allows you to back your pizza at two separate temperatures, one for the crust and one for the toppings so that they both back perfectly each and every time. Not to mention how fast it bakes and how much less electricity it uses than your oven. Now those pizza lovers on your gift list can save money and time while making the perfect pizza every time. They can also make healthier pizzas or pizzas with special toppings that you can’t get from the chain stores or grocery stores from delivery or frozen. Give your friends and family the perfect pizza!
Sure to be a hit for the holidays is the Apple iPad Air 2 tablet complete with a slew of technologically advanced features like the famous Retina Display, solid state storage, and Apple’s newest 8 MP iSight camera. With a long 10-hour battery life your friend or family member will be using it all day for work or play. It can’t be beat for ease-of-use, particularly if your giftee already has an iPhone or iPod and is entrenched in the Apple ecosystem. There is a reason why this pure tablet is so popular and it has a lot to do with build quality, features, ease-of-use, and capability. For music, images, video, or surfing the net, this is a great gift that can’t be beat. The Gold Version is a beautiful thing and it comes with a fast, fast A8X 64-bit processor with a built-in motion-coprocessor, a lighter and slimmer physique and, a bright and crystal-clear 2048×1536 Retina Display. One of the most wished-for gifts for the holidays, get them the gift they really want!
We all get bugs or flies in the house from time to time and the venerable fly swatter still seems to be the weapon of choice when trying to get rid of them. Thank goodness someone has invented something as effective as a fly swatter, but way more fun to use to kill those pesky bugs. The all-new Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Salt Gun Fly Swatter just may be the perfect weapon to kill not just flies, but other bugs like mosquitoes as well. This model kills them effectively up to 3 feet so you don’t even have to get that close and it’s very easy to use. Simply fill the chamber with salt, pump the handle, and fire away. It comes with a real safety to prevent accidents by pets and younger family members and you get about 50 shots before you have to reload. Maybe best of all, you get the kill without all the mess. No bug guts to deal with. Give that someone special on your gift list, maybe a hunter or closet hunter, the power to kill bugs with from a distance with a single fun pull of the trigger.
When it comes to tablets, Google has been developing some class leaders in recent months including this Nexus 9. Designed and released with Android’s latest OS 5.0 Lollipop and a fast 64-bit processor, it is thinner than ever and sport one of their best displays, all in a very lightweight, trim form factor that fits nicely in your hands. You will appreciate the narrow bezel that provides a dazzling, high-resolution, near edge-to-edge display. They kept the same size because it’s nice middle ground between larger tablets that can be hard to carry and the smaller ones that don’t give you enough real estate to view movies. It’s still very portable and you will want to take it everywhere, but is almost pocket-sized in its dimensions. There is no doubt that the Galaxy phones are nice and they’ve gotten much larger, but if you want to watch movies, stream videos, surf the internet, play games, read your favorite books or do just about anything, the Google Nexus 9 is the perfect tool.
Traxxas is one of the premier developers and builders of upscale RC vehicles. The newest version of its popular LaTrax Teton 4WD Monster Truck, is truly an outstanding example of their craft. Known for being rugged, this model has all-weather electronics and even a waterproof speed control. Realistic oil-damped shocks make quick work of rough terrain and keep the Teton on solid footing. If you’re planning to give an RC gift to your enthusiast and they like trucks, this is the one for them.
We carry a camera with us all the time because we carry our smartphone, but what we don’t carry is a way to see more distant objects close up to enjoy their beauty or action. Sure you can zoom with your phone, but that zoom is tremendously limited and ultimately not very clear. Plus, if you’re getting your phone out to see at a distance during wet or otherwise humid conditions, you probably won’t see anything at all through the fogged lens while taking the risk of dropping and destroying your phone. That’s where a pair of Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism Binoculars comes in. If you have a sports or outdoor fanatic on your list, give them something they can easily take to sporting events, on vacation, camping, fishing, hunting, or other outdoor activities so they can see all of the beauty and action up close without worrying about damaging or getting it wet. Not all binoculars are the same. Make sure you give a ruggedized set that is waterproof and fog-proof so that they can get the best image under any environmental conditions or even when on the water. Help them enjoy their outdoor adventures more. Give them a great set of ruggedized binoculars to bring it all into focus!
If the iPad Air 2 is too large, there is the iPad Mini 3. With a lot of the same capability as an iPad Air, it packs those features into a more compact form factor with a smaller 7.9-inch Retina Display and a smaller price as well. Easier to carry and more portable than its bigger brother, you can use the same apps, enjoy the latest wireless connectivity, and marvel over the amazing Retina Display. If that special person on your list is already into Apple’s technology and operating systems, this smaller tablet will feel like a natural extension of their iPhone and they will be right at home using it. Get your giftee a highly capable tablet that they will use everywhere they go and may be the perfect gift for the holidays.
The Roku 3 may be our favorite TV-related home entertainment tool. We absolutely love that we can watch our favorite new shows, binge watch older series that we never got to see, or watch new movies at very reasonable prices from a variety of streaming sources like Amazon and Netflix with just a few clicks. Yes, it’s true, this is another streaming media player on our list, but this is the cream of the crop when it comes to streaming media. It has a lot of great features you can’t find on other players including voice search, full HD 1080p resolution, faster performance, dual-band extended range Wi-Fi, and even headphones that plug into the remote jack for silent operation. If you have a TV-fanatic on your list, they absolutely need the Roku 3. It is the standard by which all media players are judged and they will love it!
What could be more fun than finding a rare coin, ring, or other treasure on the beach, in your yard, or at a sporting event? After all, there is a little treasure hunter inside each of us. As kids we made games of hunting for buried treasure, digging for gold, finding a giant diamond in our backyard, or uncovering some really valuable ancient artifact somewhere in the junk of our world. Now you can give a gift that may actually make some of those dreams come true. The Bounty Hunter TimeRanger Metal Detector is just the thing. Don’t give them a metal detector that they will use once and put away forever, get them a professional-grade model that actually gives them a fighting chance to find some treasure. This model is Bounty Hunter’s top of the line and has an incredible array of features designed to offer the excitement, fun, and even profit of true detecting. It has a large multi-function LCD readout with a touchpad control that displays target ID, depth, sensitivity level, a ground balance monitor, iron level discrimination, and battery level. What all that means is that it keeps your friend or family member in the know and is fully intuitive for professionals and beginners alike. It alerts you with sound and the display when you find something interesting and is powerful enough to search deeper than other metal detectors. It’s capable of many modes to reject uninteresting items that you know are garbage while focusing in on the really important finds. Keep the dream of treasure alive with this really fun gift.
#40 – XProHeli ProPack XP2 Quadcopter with GPS for Professional GoPro Hero 3 or 4 Aerial Video – $2450
If you’re giving a GoPro Hero or you want the ultimate gift to take their GoPro Hero to the next level, then the XProHeli ProPack XP2 Quadcopter definitely needs consideration. It’s not for the faint of heart, weighing in at over $2400, but it is a professional system and you may have already deduced that quadcopters are all the rage right now. The uses for this quadcopter are almost endless and particularly if you’re giving to an action sports or adventure enthusiast, this model will help them capture the action where it might be difficult to do any other way. Whether on a mountain or cliff, driving, motorcycling, skateboarding or any other form of action sports, a professional-level quadcopter will give them the perfect vantage point for the best shots. They can even take this model to the next level and start any number of businesses like filming weddings to make some money on the side. The action video arena is an expensive one, but this is a fine example of a professional model.
If your giftee craves action and adventure, they probably also need a capable, reliable way to save those exciting special moments for posterity. After all, what’s the good of doing something out there without a way to share it with each other and friends? Well, you may be thinking that they can just use their smartphone, but I can assure you that mobile phones and basic cameras are not up to the task of capturing high-quality action video outdoors and don’t have the attachments and accessories necessary to properly record many possible scenarios. Enter the GoPro HERO4 Black 4K Action Camera. This camera is designed especially for action camera work with a compact, lightweight form factor, tough exterior, waterproof capability, built-in Wi-Fi, wide-angle capability, and stunning sound quality. There is no doubt that your action giftee will know about the GoPro Hero and if they don’t have one they already want one. Get them the undisputed king of professional and amateur action videos everywhere. It will be their favorite gift for the holidays.
If one of the special people on your gift list this year is planning a trip to an exotic destination or even already live where scuba diving and snorkeling are some of the premier pastimes, then the GoMax GoPro Dive Scuba Diving/Snorkeling Mask with GoPro Mount could be the perfect gift choice. It’s true that the mask requires a GoPro camera to take pictures and GoPro cameras are not cheap, but if they already have one or have access to one, then they are all set to capture amazing shots of that exotic destination. How many times has someone you know gone snorkeling and tried to describe all the unbelievable beauty that they witnessed only to have it fall short because it’s simply too indescribable? Now they can use video or pictures to show their adventure in full color and not have to explain a thing. This mask is flexible enough to be used while scuba diving or while snorkeling depending on the skillset or desires of your giftee. Just imagine them bringing back amazing pictures of reefs, ship wrecks, sea life, or other amazing images thanks to you! Make their next snorkeling trip their best one ever by allowing them to share beautiful pictures with all their friends!
There you have it. Some of the most fun and amazing gifts out there! For the most part, they won’t break the bank, but as you might expect, new and exciting can cost more money as well. If you pick a gift from our list, your friends and family will thank you and be excited! These are gifts that they will use over and over again and think of you!
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