It’s never too early for thoughts of holiday cheer. I myself have watched Polar Express three times already. Black Friday is just around the corner and stores are already offering great deals.
With that in mind, I have decided to offer up 12 of my favorite things. Each one inspired by a quote from a great holiday movie. Don’t worry, you won’t shoot your eye out. See how many you recognize (click on each link for a hint from Amazon). And the gifts? Get ’em for your family. Get ’em for your friends. Get ’em for yourself. Better yet, get ’em for me!
Here’s the list, make sure you check it twice…
Apple iMac 27″ – This is THE gift, the big one, the queen-mother of presents, the “A-dash-dash-dash-dash” word! Always lead with your best pitch. This is the all new iMac and it’s a beaut. The one I want is decked out like this:
- 3.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
- 8GB 2400MHz memory
- 2TB Fusion drive
- Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB video memory
- Retina 5K 5120-by-2880 P3 display
Brown Leather Home Theater Seating Chairs – Hey Chico, where do you think you’re gonna put a chair that big? It is true that I don’t have a good spot for these just yet. If you have been following, I am merely in the planning phase of building the ultimate home theater. Oh there’s room to store them in the basement until I can put them in service. These are amazing with lighted cup holders and base, in-arm storage and SoundShaker capability.
Tommy Hilfiger Combat Boots – There’s a certain magic that comes with the first snow. When that snow comes, I plan to be ready with some great boots. Sure to keep me warm and dry while looking good. I used to work right next to a Tommy outlet and boy was that trouble. I love his stuff! Check out this warm and comfortable shirt to match.
Apple Watch Leather Band – We got plenty of time. We got nothing but time. We got time to kill. This Mifa leather watch band is a great change of pace from the sport band I got when purchasing the Apple Watch. I swapped the included one out for a leather Mifa and it was like getting a whole new watch. It fits comfortably and looks very stylish. Bonus: it’s nicely priced!
Amazon Fire TV Stick – Chico, is your house on fire? No Aunt Bethany, that’s my new Amazon Fire Stick. Okay, I’m an Apple TV guy and own several. However, the Amazon Fire is a much cheaper alternative. If you don’t need 4K and HDR and want to stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO NOW and more than this your best option. If you get a Directv Now subscription you can watch regular TV too. Check out my review of the Directv Now service. If you do want 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos then the all-new Fire TV is for you.
Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker – The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. If you are like me and can’t sing at all, you’ll need a device to properly stream music instead. Works with Amazon Music, Pandora, Apple Music, and Spotify. Sonos comes highly recommended by a good friend of mine and sounds great in his house.
Military Tactical Backpack – Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the army. You don’t need to be in the army to make excellent use out of one of these. I got one before a cruise last Christmas and it really came in handy. Nice pocket for passports and reservations and all the straps and velcro you could every desire. I had a separate camera case strapped on that allowed for extra storage space while still carrying just one item. Plus, you can get a Punisher velcro patch or something similar to stick on the front.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition – Every time a bell rings, a child gets a tablet. I love getting cool electronics and gadgets for my kids. It’s gives me a chance to experience a new toy for myself. They are going to need help unwrapping the device and setting it up. I’ll have to show them how to use it too. I wish I would’ve known about these when I got my kids their iPads. Of course there is nothing wrong with the Apple tablet except maybe the price. Everything the kids use the tablet for is available here at a much lower price. They would have access to tons of apps and games, videos, books, and some educational content too.
Nikon COOLPIX L340 Digital Camera Kit – You’ll shoot your red eye out. I promised your eye would remain intact, but never said anything about shooting fantastic pictures. This is a great camera plus 10 other items to get your photog on. Just click below and see what an unbelievable deal this is!
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) – Doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more. Some of the best gadgets don’t come from the store, but from Amazon itself. Great device which has been improved in my opinion. Check out my review of all the offerings Amazon has in this device category. The 2nd Generation Echo is a great gift anyone on your list would enjoy.
Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet – Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see. Don’t let the hackers see your private information. In this day and age, you must protect your data at all cost. I just had a client fall victim to ransomware for the second time in the last month. Losing access to your data is devastating enough, but having your identity or funds stolen is life changing. The Hardware Wallet is a great way to protect your data whenever you make transactions online.
HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless Printer – I don’t want something I need. I want something I want. I am so tired of dealing with the wireless printer we have now. It never responds when I need to print something and the output is less than spectacular. I don’t need another one, but I want this one. The 4650 is maybe the best on the market today. You can print, scan, and fax wirelessly. Do it from your phone, tablet, iPhone…whatever you got.
“A Christmas Story” Full Size 45″ Leg Lamp – The glow of electric sex in the window. It’s a major award! Don’t forget to get some glue too.