2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Last-minute gifts

Your most ambitious gift ideas are all out the door. The time for that custom-engraved watch, hand-painted portrait, or Lexus with a bow on top has passed. It’s zero hour. You need a gift like, right now. But you still have options. The…
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Tech Gifts for the Musician

The holidays are almost here, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start that painful search for the choosey musician on your list. But don’t fret, our latest list of the coolest high-tech gear is packed with awesome devices that…
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Tech gifts for your pet

Your beloved pets might not understand the concept of holidays or gift-giving, but just like us humans, they love getting treats and toys to play with. And as anyone with a fuzzy family member will tell you, there’s nothing weird at all…
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Home accessories holiday gift guide

The gift-giving season is upon us, and our wish list is long, especially when it comes to gadgets for the home. But since it’s better to give than to receive, we also have a bunch of cool home tech we want to bestow upon our loved ones…
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Tech gifts for $50 or less

They say “it’s the thought that counts,” but let’s be honest: money talks. An extravagant iPad Air 2, blistering gaming computer, or OLED TV is a guaranteed gift victory. So if you’re an adulterous man trying to reclaim the trust…
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4K monitor holiday gift guide

4K monitors first hit the market ahead of last year's holiday season, but the displays available then were crude, expensive and sold in limited quantities. They've matured considerably over the past year, and now numerous companies have…
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TV holiday gift guide

If you’ve been waiting for the holidays to splurge on a new TV, we say: smart move. Television prices plummet around this time of year, and it’s the perfect time to get a great deal. To arm you with information so that you can get the…
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Speaker holiday gift guide

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a total novice, or a battle-tested holiday shopper with Black Friday scars to prove it: Everyone can use a little help with the shopping list this time of year. And navigating the complicated, crowded…
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Tech Gifts for the Geek

There are geeks, and then there are geeks. Guys and gals who live and breathe technology. They can be difficult to buy for, not because they want nothing, but what they want seems incomprehensible to the layman. Ask and they'll go on about…
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Car accessories holiday gift guide

Our automotive-obsessed loved ones aren't always easy to shop for during the holidays. They require more than a heavily-branded car t-shirt or a Pep-Boys gift certificate. Accordingly, we have compiled a list of the best new products that…
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Tech Gifts for the Adventurer

From durable-yet-lightweight fabrics to hot plates that recharge your cell phone, tech is finding its way into outdoors gear. Yes, you’re supposed to be communing with nature, not your gadgets – but we think some well-chosen tech can…
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Gifts for the obnoxious family member

You can’t stand them. But either through marriage or bad luck, you’re related. And you’re going to see them during the holidays, so you need to get them something.  Sure, you could be polite and just purchase an inoffensive Starbucks…
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Headphone holiday gift guide

If you’ve been scrambling to find the right gift for that finicky special someone on your list, we’ve got good news: almost everyone loves headphones. The not-so-good news is that the headphone industry knows that, so there are now…
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Tech gifts for the frequent traveler

Have a frequent traveler on your list? While you may not be able to give them the gift of a vacation, you can supply them with a few items that will help them enjoy their next trip a lot more. (Need more travel gift ideas? Check out holiday…
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Tech Gifts for the Photographer

For a full photography experience, a camera and lens are only a part of the story. Sometimes you need a few accessories to help you get that perfect shot. Here are a few that will make any photographer on your list happy.
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Tech Gifts for the Athlete

The advent of constant digital monitoring has made “just doing it” a thing of the past for most athletes. Now, doing it without capturing the biometrics and sick video to show off on YouTube is like not doing it at all. And besides…
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Tech Gifts for the Handyman

Buying a good gift for the handyman in your life is a difficult thing to do. This is the guy who has a garage full of tools in every shape and size, so getting him something he doesn’t already own can some be a rather complicated…
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Wearables holiday gift guide

Traditionally, “wearable gifts” for the holidays consist of socks, or the most ridiculous sweater it’s possible for a human to create. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way this year, thanks to the massive choice of wearable…
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Gifts for the tech-challenged

While technology may sometimes seem to rule our lives, believe or not, there are many who still prefer the simpler times. But even non-geeks can benefit from the convenience tech offers. Our following product recommendations are not only…
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Drone holiday gift guide

Drones are all the rage right now, but with so many of them buzzing onto the market nowadays, choosing a good one for a gift can be a daunting task. To help you make the right decision, we’ve put together this quick guide to the best…
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Camera holiday gift guide

Photography continues to grow in popularity, but when you are ready to graduate from a smartphone, only a traditional camera will do. The latest models offer features no smartphone can – from high-quality 4K videos to large sensors and…
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Kitchen Tech holiday gift guide

Kitchen tech has absolutely exploded in the past year, so if you’ve got a tech-loving gourmet on your gift list, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find a list of all the best cooking gadets in the biz, as well as a few…
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Phone holiday gift guide

It’s a great time of year to pick up a new phone. Almost every major manufacturer is parading around a top-notch device worthy of your attention, and even lower-end phones perform shockingly well. In short, you can’t go wrong. But you…
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Tablet holiday gift guide

‘Tis the season – stores are breaking out snowflakes and Black Friday is just around the corner. That’s right, it’s time to break out your shopping lists and get cracking on holiday shopping. We here at Digital Trends want to make…
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Laptop holiday gift guide

It’s a pretty safe bet that at least one of the folks you have to shop for this holiday season is in need of a laptop. But a laptop is no Furby. If you’re going to be the generous soul to step up and deliver, you had better make sure…
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Console game holiday gift guide

Here's a common problem: The holidays arrive and you have absolutely no idea how to elicit smiles from the video game-loving friends and family in your life. That Call to Battle shooting game is really popular, right? Is there a new Grand…