There are many accessible gadgets that are not only an excellent gift option, they are also easy to find in any electronic store or pages such as Amazon or Gearbest. Here the five best “last minute” gifts for technology lovers.
1. Cell batteries
Never underestimate the importance of a spare battery, especially when you’re traveling or at a conference where you have to use your mobile too.
Let’s be honest: there’s nothing worse than turning off your cell phone just when you captured the perfect photo. According to the PCWorld consumer technology site, the best options in the 2019 market include the Zendure A2, Xiaomi Mi Pro Power Bank 10,000mAh, Xtorm Power Bank wireless 17000 mAh Wave, Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 QC and Moshi IonSlim 10K.
So you know, if you are looking to give some “extra” charge to your loved one’s iPhone, this option is the best.
2. Chromecast, Apple TV or Roku (or anything that makes a smart TV)
Connected to your home television, these devices allow you to stream the content of your smartphone or tablet to your television. In other words, you will see Netflix, Hulu and Google Play on your screen.
Just this year, Roku went from being banned to being perfectly legal in its sale in Mexico, so it’s a good, pretty and relatively cheap option for these dates.
Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku can be found at various retail stores such as Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon.
3. Subscriptions to streaming services
2019 will be a year full of premieres that nobody will want to miss, like the final season of Game of Thrones . So a great gift for these dates can be an annual subscription to HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix or Spotify. Believe me, it is a gift that will be extremely useful and much appreciated.
4. Photographic cameras
Now more than ever, people are turning to the creation of content for platforms such as YouTube as a valid option to set up a digital business. A good camera will not only look good on the tree, it will also help that potential vlogger become an influencer. Even if your loved one does not pretend to be a youtuber, a good camera is always needed to collect the memories of life.
Maybe it is not one of the cheapest gifts, but it will be one of the most appreciated.
5. Gift cards
You have probably heard that these give a bad impression, but in reality they are “the old reliable” of the Christmas exchanges. You can make it look like a great gift as long as you personalize your purchase.
For example, if you buy an Amazon card you can include a note saying: “This movie makes me think of you, I would like you to see it”.
In case you decided to give away an iTunes you could say: “This app made me much more productive, I think it would serve you.”
You will see how these simple touches can make special something very general.