So you finally decided to hunker down and see if you can find that one awesome gift that’ll make you the hit of the family mega-get-together this year. The problem for you is blasting past all those two-star and three-star rated products that get hyped up by affiliate marketers to see what’s good and what isn’t. I understand the difficulty. It can be tough to even narrow it down to just a few selections. Just for that reason, we did our best to do the narrowing down for you — not that it was easy. We still came up with a bunch of products for this gift guide that have already become a hit with reviewers and could be a hit with that hard to buy for relative too. Even better, very few of them will break the bank.
This Acer Aspire Desktop Computer comes with a 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7400 processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB HDD hard drive, and Windows 10 Home OS. If you are going to do anything serious with a home desktop, a good processor is good but a good processor coupled with a decent amount of RAM is even better and this computer has enough of both for a “home office” type computer. This one’s selling for cheap right now because Acer does have a newer model (according to Amazon, anyway). But being old doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad computer if you are looking for a good “value for the money” desktop computer.
This iBUYPOWER Gaming PC Desktop is currently ranked #1 among new tower computers and it’s not hard to see why with features like a i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7 GHz processor with GTX 1070 Ti 8GB, Z370 Motherboard, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD drive, 240GB SSD drive, Liquid Cooling for better temperature management, WiFi compatibility, and Windows 10 64-Bit OS. Basically, it can handle most games plus all your “home office” needs.
The Dell XPS 8930 Tower Desktop Computer features an 8th Gen. Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core processor that can be ramped up to 4.60 GHz, 64GB DDR4 Memory, a 3TB SATA Hard Drive, 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti, DVD Burner, and Windows 10. Basically, you want a computer like this if you’re sick of your computer making excuses for its lack of decent hardware and comparisons to similar models show that this is the most affordable desktop computer with 64 GB of RAM that you’re going to find on Amazon.
Okay, so maybe you weren’t quite looking for something refurbished, but you still have a nephew who’s been complaining about his old, slow computer. This HP desktop computer features 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, DVD-RW Optical Drive, 3.2 GHz Processor, and Verified Install of Microsoft Windows 10 Professional System. Reviewers have called this option very good for the price, with better than expected graphics and speed.
As you might guess from the name, this 18X-Core Video Editing and Rendering Media Workstation Computer was designed specifically for heavily graphics oriented work with a hefty 128 GB of RAM, Intel Core i9-7980XE 2.6GHz processor, 10TB HDD drive, 2TB NVMe Samsung 970 SSD drive, Wi-Fi compatibility, and a 1200W PSU Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Xp 12GB processor. This is that “pricey but worth it” machine for that person who makes a living as a freelance media creator and takes the work seriously.
The MSI GT73VR TITAN-427 Enthusiast is (obviously) a serious gaming laptop with a i7-7820HK processor, 64GB RAM, 500GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD drives, NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB graphics card, 17.3″ Full HD screen, and Windows 10. It also comes with goodies like a MSI Clutch GM10 Gaming Mouse, Gaming Mouse Pad, MSI Force GC30 Wireless Gaming Controller, Wired Gaming Headset, a Dragon Doll, and a Gaming String Bag.
When you’re taking your work on the go, you’ll want a laptop that won’t quit on you, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Mobile Workstation Laptop. This laptop’s specs include a Intel i7-6700HQ processor, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD drive, 15.6″ FHD IPS (1920×1080) Display, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M graphics card, Fingerprint Reader, and compatibility with AC Wi-Fi.
The Eluktronics P650RP6 VR Ready Gaming Laptop features a Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processor, Windows 10 Home, 6GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, 15.6 Full HD IPS screen, 1TB Performance SSD + 1TB HDD drives, and 64GB DDR4 RAM. There are cheaper versions of this gaming laptop with less RAM, but hey, serious gamers know the importance of having a gaming laptop that can handle anything they can throw at it.
The CUK GP73 Leopard VR Ready Gamers Laptop’s specs include an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD droves, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, 17.3″ Full HD 120Hz 3ms screen, and Windows 10. Reviewers have said that it does have a few kinks to work out, but customer support is really helpful at resolving those kinks and it’s a good machine for the price.
The OMEN by HP 2018 15-inch Gaming Laptop’s specs include a 144hz GSync Display, Intel i7-8750H Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics card, 32 GB RAM DDR4 2666Mhz, 512 GB SSD PCIE NVMe SSD drive, and Windows 10. Reviewers generally love this gaming laptop and say it suits all their “on the go” gaming needs.
This snappy, fast, durable tablet is perfect for that cousin who keeps dropping his devices — combined, of course, with a sturdy case to help avoid damage. The Lenovo Tab 4, 8″ Android Tablet features an 8MP-180 degree=rotatable camera, long-lasting battery life, and HD IPS display.
Or maybe you’d rather go with the biggest brand name in the Android tablet world with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. This particular version of Android’s flagship tablet features 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card, USB 3.0, original Adapter, and included Earbuds and microphone.
If you know somebody who routinely works and plays with multiple monitors, they may well appreciate having one of these. This brand-agnostic monitor desk mount stand works with monitors up to 27 inches and has a modular design that allows grommet installation, as well as VESA head height.
Or you may know somebody who only uses one monitor, but may appreciate having a little extra desk room. This unique product features an effective monitor riser, Convenient Storage, Adjustable Desktop Organizer, and 100% Bamboo Material. This product is meant to elevate your monitor or laptop to a more comfortable position, reducing neck & eyes strain for a better viewing experience.
The main features for the LED Lighting Hard Gaming Mouse Pad are RGB Backlit Edges, a Hard Surface which features a fine resin surface texture material to provide comfortable touch feeling, and two control buttons that makes it easy to switch between backlight mode & brightness, and even turn it off.
This mousepad features a unique wrist support that helps keep the wrist in a neutral position that reduces pressure & pinching of the wrist. It can really draw a lot of compliments for its unique design.
Paperwork was supposed to be a thing of the past, right? If you still have to juggle both paperwork and devices on your desk, this document clip can save the day with the capacity to hold up to 30 pieces of paper in its clip. This product is compatible with all CRT monitors and most flat panel monitors.
This adjustable computer wrist rest can also save a wrist if you or someone you know works at a computer for most of the day. Just clamp it to the desk, adjust it to your liking, and make sure you actually use it.
The X-Elite Pro XL Standing Desk comes with a digital display handset with 4 customizable memory preset options and supports 350 LB lifting capacity.
This isn’t your normal, inadequate laptop lap desk. This lap desk will stop the sliding around that interrupts your groove and risks damage to your laptop when you’re trying to get some work done while on the go. It can not only protect your body from the heat generated by the laptop, but also direct that heat away from your laptop to help protect the delicate electronics inside.
The Muse Brain-Sensing Headband comes with an internal mesh pocket and Aenllosi Storage Carrying Travel Organizer Case. It is very portable with an internal size of 6.1″ X 5.1″ X 2.8″ and external size of 6.8″ X 5.8″ X 3″
Features for the Sceptre X328BV-SR 32-Inch 720p LED TV include Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 5000:1, 720p HD resolution for a crisp picture, Lamp Life of 50000+ Hours, and LED technology. Owners are very impressed by the crisp picture but sometimes recommended getting a good speaker system that’s compatible with the TV because the sound can be a bit thin. Others recommended just tweaking the sound settings to your liking if you don’t feel like spending the extra money just for the sound.
The TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV features 4K Ultra HD picture clarity paired with the contrast, color, and also has the impressive detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with Direct-lit LED for a highly lifelike picture, and Panel Resolution of 3840 x 2160. At last check, this option was the #1 best seller in the LED & LCD TVs category on Amazon and owners called this a really good low- to mid-range TV for placing in the master bedroom or living room.
This Sony KD43X720E 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV comes with Resolution 2160p (4K), Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture. This TV also supports Wi-Fi standards 802.11b/g/n. Edge-lit LED produces good picture quality with sleek slim design.
The Samsung UN43NU7100 Flat 43-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Smart LED TV features PurColor, Motion Rate 120: Smooth action on fast-moving content, HDR, Slim Design, Smart TV, and Remote Control. Again, this TV strikes the right balance between price and high-resolution picture with a relatively fast frame rate.
The TCL 55S517 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV measures 49″ x 28.3″ x 3″ without the stand and 49″ x 30.1″ x 8.3 with the stand. Smart Functionality offers access to thousands of streaming channels featuring more than 500, 000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV. It pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) for a highly lifelike picture.
This Bluetooth 4.2 Travel Speaker features SP 3D surround sound, Bluetooth 4.2 technology compatible with all Bluetooth compatibility devices, and a built-in 2200 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that guarantees up to 6-7 hours playtime at 60% volume. Users like the sound quality they can get for the cheap $19.99 price and the ability to adjust the volume directly on the Bluetooth-enabled devices that contain their playlists.
The ZoeeTree S1 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker features High Quality Crystal Clear Sound, Louder Volume and More Bass, compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 Technology devices, and Built-In MIC. Users generally liked the sound quality of this speaker and how easy it was to connect this speaker to their Bluetooth-enabled phones in a world where Bluetooth connectivity can sometimes be hit-or-miss.
The AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers waterproofing to ipx7 standards, powerful sound, stereo pairing function, advanced digital sound, noise/wind reduction technology, a unique loudspeaker cavity structure, durable, rugged tough design, rechargeable battery, and hands-free functionality. Owners say that this is great for syncing your music so that you can play the same songs in two rooms.
The Sony XB10 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth is available in six colors to suit your personal style and features an extra power bass, compatibility with Bluetooth and NFC devices, the option to add an extra speaker for stereo sound, frequency Transmission Range of 20 Hz–20,000 Hz, and Water-resistant design for worry-free listening indoors or out.
The AOMAIS GO Bluetooth Speakers features IPX7 Standard Waterproofing, Bluetooth compatibility, AOMAIS Go for hands-free calling, Booming Bass and Full Volume, and powerful 60W stereo.
Is your car not equipped with a backup camera yet? If you have trouble seeing behind you to back up, you basically need the Pruveeo D700 7-Inch Touch Screen Backup Camera Dash Cam because it’s going to be cheaper than that insurance premium hike that comes with backing into another vehicle. This option features a 1080P resolution front camera with 150-degree wide angle lens, weatherproof rear cam, auto displaying parking image, and dual-lens rearview mirror dash cam.
My mom basically loves having a Roav Viva 2-Port USB Car Charger by Anker because, well, you should hear her complaints about her phone dying after she’s spent two hours chatting on the phone with her sisters. Unique features include Bluetooth compatibility, High-Speed Charging, Roav VIVA, Manual, Quick Guide, Happy Card, and Skills Cards.
“Breaker 1-9, is anyone there?” With this two-way radio, you could be the one to answer Teddy Bear’s call with a frequency range of 65-108 MHz, UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx), programmable capability with the ability to customize Channel Names, and 1500mAh Battery; Broadband (Wide) 25khz / Narrowband (Narrow) 12.5khz Selectable.
Anyone who has ever managed a fleet of vehicles for their company basically loves the ability to keep track of where the vehicles and employees are at any given time. With this Spy Tech STI GL300 Personal and Vehicle GPS Tracker, you can keep track of both vehicles and family members for as long as your teenager doesn’t get fed up and “accidentally” leave it at a friend’s house.
The BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter features 300 Watts continuous DC to AC power and 700 Watts instantaneous power, 2 AC outlets and 2 USB ports for multi-purpose charging, Fast Charging, and Mufti-Protection.
The Lamico Phone Stand features Silver aluminum alloy, smooth edge, sturdy, lightweight, and impressive portability. Basically, it’s a cool metal phone stand that can accommodate the iPhone and most smartphones for hands-free communication.
This is basically what you’ve been looking for if you’ve been wanting a hands-free way to have your iPhone 7 where you can see the screen without the risk of taking your eyes off the road. It’s easily removed from your dash without damaging it, washable, reusable, and won’t go flying if you have to brake suddenly.
Designed specifically for the motorcycle, this phone mount fits most of the top mobile phone brands and models and features a secure clamp that can fit snugly to handlebars ranging from 7/8 to 1-1/4 inches in diameter.
This car mount can be adjusted to fit most phones, GPS devices, and lightweight tablets. It can rotate up to 180 degrees and has a stronger magnet than you think, though it’ll still lose super heavy tablets that are bigger than 8″.
This Mpow Car Phone Mount features Ultra Sticky Suction Pad, Extendable Arm, 360°Rotations Swivel ball head for 360° free rotations to your desired viewing angle, and Flexible Arm Lock.
Keep your devices organized with this charging station that includes cables for up to two Android devices and two Apple devices. The holding rack will help you keep your devices in order without cluttering up your desk.
The Spigen Style Ring Cell Phone Grip Car Mount features a hook mount for docking on car dashboards and rotates and swivels for personalized comfort and versatility.
The Magnetic Univeral Car Mount fits most popular mobile phone brands and models and features High Quality and Durability, a strong metal frame, AV 300 Universal Air vent smartphone, 360° rotatable head, and an elegant & luxurious design.
The Lamicall Cell Phone Stand can accommodate most Android phones and iPhones while keeping its compact design that fits neatly on your desk. Users are generally impressed by the quality of the material and the ease with which it holds their phone at a comfortable angle.
The Moto E features Fast 4G LTE speed, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal memory and support for up to 128 GB microSD card, Fingerprint sensor, and a Brilliant 5” HD display with a water-repellent screen. Users tend to like the right balance of features, functionality, and price.
This is basically the latest version of the iPhone for Apple loyalists. Yes, you can get older refurbished models for cheaper, but Apple is somewhat notorious about artificially slowing down its older models so you’ll wish you paid more for the new version or gotten an Android phone anyway. Anyway, the iPhone X is compatible with your choice of four service providers, has 64 GB of internal memory, and the 5.8″ screen with Multi-Touch capability that Apple lovers want. Oh, and don’t forget to get a good protective case to go with this, preferably an OtterBox. You’ll be glad you did.
This Nokia 2 model comes with 8 GB of internal memory, Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor for trusted performance, Corning Gorilla glass for a premium and durable look, and Android 7.0 “Nougat”. Maybe this isn’t the latest and greatest in cell phones, but it’s a solid phone if you have a separate tablet for your heavy-duty app needs.
The Total Wireless Samsung Galaxy J3 features a 5.0″ HD screen, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi capability, and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology. It will not disappoint if you’re looking for a basic cell phone for not a lot of money.
The Honor 7X GSM Unlocked Smartphone features include a 6″ screen, Honor 7x’s edge-to-edge display with a super sharp 2160 x 1080 FHD+ resolution, and dual-lens 16MP + 2MP rear Camera for capturing those fun group shots when you’re out for a night of fun with friends.
The NUU Mobile’s main features are Large Display & Stunning Images, Processing, Carrier Compatibility, & Flexible Memory to Meet Your Needs, Crystal Clear Calls & A Long Battery Life. It also features 13 MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, and a 13 MP front camera, which produce stunning images, from close-ups to wide-angle shots. Camera settings also allow you to control the bokeh effect, blurring out the background for more artistic portraits.
If you are at all privacy conscious or just want to take Alexa’s capabilities with you, then you should be aware that the Moto X does come loaded with Amazon Alexa. Beyond that, this is a solid phone that features a 5.2” full HD display, fast 4G LTE speed, 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory with the option to add up to 2 TB of microSD expandable memory.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro features a 5.5 inch Full HD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels, 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, microSD, expandable memory up to 256 GB with a dedicated slot, Finger Print Scanner, All Metal Body, and 3,600 mAh Built-In Battery.
The BLU Studio X8 HD features a GSM Quad band 2G, Bluetooth and Micro USB v2.0, MeditaTek 1.4 GHz octa-core Processor, GPU arm MALI 450; 4GB Internal memory, 512MB RAM, and a Micro SD slot that provides memory expansion capability up to 64GB.
The Samsung Galaxy J8 features a 6.0 inch screen with 720 x 1480 pixels and 18.5:9 ratio, 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, microSD, expandable memory up to 256 GB (dedicated slot), Finger Print Scanner, 3,500 mAh Built-In Battery, 16MP+5MP Dual Cameras, LED flash, 16MP Front Camera, and a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 processor.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo features a 5.5-inch HD screen with 720 x 1280 pixels, 16GB ROM, 1.5GB RAM, microSD, expandable memory up to 256 GB, 13 MP Main Camera, 5MP Front Camera with Flash, and an Exynos 7580 Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.
Let’s face it, some people just despise housekeeping and could think of better things to do with their time. If you know somebody like this and want a robotic sweeper that won’t break the bank, the eufy Boost IQ Robovac 11S is one option. It can clean anything from hard floors to medium-pile carpet with 1300 Pa worth of suction. (Didn’t know that the unit for suction is called Pa? No worries; neither did I until just now.) No, it won’t connect to Wi-Fi, but if you’re not into telling every marketing department in existence about your housekeeping habits, then you probably won’t care much. This is a good model to have if you just want a sweeper that can quietly run in the background while you type out product reviews to pay for your Christmas.
This is a good model of sweeping robot to have if you do a lot of running and want a break from making time to sweep. With the included mobile app, Alexa connectivity, and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi capability, you can deal more easily with those “oops” moments when you realize that you’re not going to get home in time to sweep before your company comes over. While the company does acknowledge that it won’t replace that Oreck in your closet yet, the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S is really good at doing a little light sweeping when you don’t have time to run the manual sweeper.
Here’s the Roomba you were looking for! The iRobot Roomba 960 is one of iRobot’s most recent models and features a patented navigation system for fewer hassles with your cleaning robot getting stuck under furniture, Wi-Fi and Alexa connectivity, a three-stage cleaning system for more thorough sweeping, and the ability to find its charger when it runs low on power and resume a job that it hasn’t finished yet when it is fully charged again. If you want to start a cleaning job before you get home, just hit the “clean” button on the included mobile app.
This is one of several Neato Botvac laser guided robot vacuums that come with Alexa connectivity, the ability to schedule cleanings, “No-Go Lines” to keep your robot contained to the area you want cleaned, and the ability to switch between “Eco” and “Turbo” cleaning modes. The D3 can clean for up to 60 minutes (some of the newer Botvac models can go for more than that), making it suitable for smaller homes and apartments that you want to be semi-clean by the time you get home.
The Shark ION Robot Vacuum is an attractive option for people who want a more affordable Alexa-enabled sweeping robot. It’ll work on carpet and hard floor, features a self-cleaning Brushroll to help solve the annoyance of having to clean your robot’s brushes, and features proximity sensors to detect obstacles and a navigation system that can seamlessly transition between carpet and hard floors.
The Sony HDR-CX405/B Handycam comes with an impressive array of accessories in this bundle, including a tripid, 32GB microSDHC Memory Card, and holster case. It utilizes a full HD 1080p resolution 1920x 1980 at 60p frame rate for impressive quality in a camcorder.
The Canon VIXIA HF R800 57x Zoom Full HD 1080p Video Camcorder can easily fill most of your home video needs with an accessory kit that includes a 64-GB memory card, case, tripod, and cleaning kit. Record up to 1920 x 1080/60p Video with Canon’s 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Sensor, DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, and 57x Advanced Zoom & SuperRange O.I.S.
The Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder features 57x (32.5-1853Mm) advanced zoom, 32x Optical, 1140x Digital and Super range OIS, as well as aCanon 3.28 Megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor. Choose optional add-ons like a tripod, 32GB memory card, and SlingStudio Livestream & Switcher to enhance your video-making hobbies or start your own livestream-oriented YouTube channel.
The Canon Vixia HF R800 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder comes with an enormous array of accessories like a carrying sack, 64-GB memory card, extra lighting and microphone, two additional lenses, and cleaning kit to put your video shooting in the advanced-hobbyist (and maybe professional-in-training?) range. This is a great way to do some light experimenting with what works and what doesn’t in the impromptu video-shooting world.
Interested in getting into vlogging? (Me too!) If so, this is a pretty decent “beginner-level” vlogging camera with WiFi compatibility for those impromptu live-streams on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. This digital camera supports full 2.7K UHD at 30pfs video resolution and 24MP picture resolution with good image quality.
On those days when you bounce between wanting to throw something in the pressure cooker and making something that takes half an hour or less, you’ll want an Instant Pot. The Ultra 6-quart version is shown here, but it’s also available in 3-quart, 8-quart, and an Ultra Bundle that includes both the 3-quart and 6-quart sizes. Features include the ability to adjust for altitude, release steam safely with a pressure release valve, sterilize itself, and make egg dishes, rice, cake, and yogurt.
With competition from brands like the Instant Pot, Crock Pot has realized that its previous single-purpose cookers just aren’t doing it anymore. Hence, the release of theCrock-Pot SCCPVMC63-SJ 3-in-1 Multi-Cooker, which can brown or sauté, slow cook, bake, and keep warm using just one appliance. It also features a dishwasher-safe non-stick cooking pot for easy cleanup.
Take the guesswork out of your holiday roasting needs with the Oster Roaster Oven with self-basting lid. This 18-quart roaster oven can fit a typical 22-pound turkey and can shave up to 30% off the roasting time. (Just don’t forget to turn it on while multi-tasking in the kitchen.) It also uses up to 36% less energy compared to roasting your turkey in the oven and includes a variable temperature control dial to set cooking temperature from 150 to 450 degrees F.