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Holiday Tech Gifts: 9 Top Electronics to Consider Gifting (or Keeping!)

by Ann Ferguson

The holidays are on the horizon, and excitement is in the air! It's that time of year when we all hunt for the perfect gifts. And let's be honest, who can resist the allure of the latest tech? Definitely not us!

Since the bigger shopping days are on the horizon, why not take this opportunity to figure out what electronics you should tech the halls with? From crystal-clear TVs to the best speakers, discover the top electronics to light up the holidays — who knows, you might even find a treat for yourself, too!

1. TVs: A Gift That Lights Up the Room

A mom opens a gifted TV

Gifting a TV is like giving a ticket to countless adventures, heartwarming stories, and thrilling sports matches. When choosing the perfect one, consider the recipient's space and viewing habits. Do they love cinematic experiences? Look for a larger screen. Are they tight on space? A sleek, wall-mounted option might be best.

With advancements in clarity and vibrant colors, a new TV can transform movie nights. It's a gift that keeps giving, making every viewing moment special.

2. Projectors: A Cinematic Alternative

If a TV doesn't feel like the right gift, consider a projector for that cinematic touch. It transforms any space into a mini-theater, perfect for those cozy movie nights or epic binge sessions. When choosing one, aim for at least 2,000 lumens for indoor use, but if you're thinking of outdoor movie nights, 3,000 lumens or more is ideal.

And don’t forget to consider portable projectors for entertainment on the go!

3. Music Central

Want a gift that hits the right note? Think speakers. For those always on the move, portable Bluetooth speakers are a hit, bringing music to picnics, beach outings, or just cooking at home. But for the true audiophiles, consider Hi-Fi speakers. They deliver crisp, clear sound to make any song feel like a live concert!

4. Smart Speakers: The Gift of Convenience

Closeup of a smart speaker in front of a Christmas tree

Looking for a gift that combines fun and function? Smart speakers are the answer! They play favorite songs, answer questions, and even control other gadgets in the house. It's like gifting a personal assistant who sings! For anyone who loves staying connected and entertained, this is a top pick.

5. Vinyl Players: Spinning the Classics

Closeup of vinyl player in front of the holiday decorations

Vinyl records have a timeless appeal, and gifting a vinyl player is like sharing a piece of musical art. It's an immersive experience, from the ritual of placing the record to the rich, warm sound that fills the room. For the music enthusiast or someone looking to dive into the world of vinyl, a vinyl player is a thoughtful and cherished gift.

6. Surround Sound Systems: Elevate Every Audio Experience

A surround sound system is more than just speakers; it's a gift of unforgettable experiences. Before making a purchase, be sure to look for systems that match the size of the recipient's room and are compatible with their existing devices. Also, consider systems with easy setup processes for hassle-free enjoyment.

Pro Tip: 5.1 surround systems provide the most balanced audio experience, while 7.1 systems create a fuller cinematic fee. But for a more straightforward choice, consider a 2.1 system instead!

7. Headphones: Tuning Into Their World

Headphones lying in front of Christmas presents, just opened

If speakers don’t feel right, then consider headphones to give the gift of sound! But which ones are the right choice? It depends!

  • In-Ear vs. Over-Ear: In-ears are discreet and portable, ideal for active folks. Over-ears provide immersive sound, perfect for music enthusiasts.
  • Wired vs. Wireless: On-the-move? Wireless is a no-brainer. But for pure sound quality, wired headphones often take the lead.
  • Noise-Canceling: A treat for travelers or those in noisy spots, offering a slice of silence.

8. Tablets & E-readers: The Perfect Tech-Gift Duo

Tablet just opened as a present, surrounded by holiday-themed decorations

Another tech-gift idea that can't go wrong is tablets and e-readers! Tablets offer entertainment and productivity, making them perfect for movie buffs, gamers, or those always on the go. On the other hand, e-readers are a book lover's dream, allowing them to carry a whole library in their pocket. So, if you want to gift a versatile device that brings joy and convenience, these two are top contenders.

9. Miscellaneous Must-Haves: The Finishing Touches

When it comes to tech gifts, sometimes the little extras make all the difference. Here are some thoughtful additions to elevate any tech setup:

  • TV Frames: These can transform a wall-mounted TV, blending seamlessly with the room's decor. It's like turning tech into art!
  • Entertainment Furniture: Beyond just holding gadgets, the right piece can organize devices, hide unsightly cables, and elevate the room's overall look.
  • Cable Organizers: These handy tools keep cables in check, ensuring a cleaner setup.
  • Protective Cases: A stylish case can reflect someone's personality while safeguarding their favorite devices.
  • Smart Plugs: A simple plug can give regular appliances and gadgets a touch of smart tech, allowing them to be controlled remotely.

These add-ons enhance the tech experience and show you've thought of every detail.

Tech the Halls!

The holidays are all about spreading joy, and what better way than with the gift of tech? Whether it's the latest TV or a nifty pair of headphones, there's something for everyone! And at Toton’s TV, we have the TVs, projectors, and audio equipment to put a smile on anyone’s face!

Have any questions? Give us a call or stop by — we’ll help you find the best gifts of the year!