It’s never too early for thoughts of holiday cheer. I myself have watched Polar Express seventeen times already…okay maybe not that many. Nevertheless, it’s that time of year again. The weather outside is bordering on frightful. The air is thick with the old bacchanalia of peace on Earth and good will toward men. Stores are offering great deals as we speak. But who wants to brave the elements and tangle with the crowds? Not me, I assure you.
With that in mind, I have decided to offer up 12 of my favorite online 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 quote link for a hint from Amazon and a few more shopping ideas). As for 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 here is the iMac 27″ 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 – 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. There’s room to store them in the basement until I can put them in service though. I especially love the 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. These are sure to keep me warm and dry while looking good. I used to work right next to a Tommy outlet and that was not so good for my wallet. I love their stuff! Also, 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 out the included one 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 – Clark, is your house on fire? No Aunt Bethany, that’s my new Amazon Fire Stick. Okay, I’m more of an Apple TV guy and own several of them. 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.
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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 throughout 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 one Christmas and it really came in handy. Nice pocket for passports and reservations and all the straps and velcro you could ever 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. After all, they are going to need help unwrapping the device and setting it up. I’ll have to show them how to use it too, right? 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…just that price tag. Everything the kids use the iPad for is available here at a much lower price. They provide access to tons of apps and games, videos, books, and some educational content.
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 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 at all. Some are only available directly from Amazon. This is a fantastic device which has improved tremendously 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 that 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 recently 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.
Secura Electric Hot Air Fryer– I don’t want something I need. I want something I want. I have been hearing about these things for a long time now. I had a co-worker that absolutely raved about his. With it, you can fry up all your favorites with almost no oil! This fryer will bring new life to your leftovers in addition to all the great meals you can prepare. I have lived without this for years, so I guess I don’t really need it. I sure do want one though!
BONUS GIFT IDEA!
“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.
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Happy Holidays from BeechumCounty.com!