2016: a year full of surprises, disappointments, curse endings and much more. Loving or hating it, it’s coming to an end. So, why not finish it the best way possible giving or getting for you that awesome thing you want?

It’s holiday season, happiness is everywhere, and there’s only one reason to not get the good stuff: maybe you don’t know what are the best items out there. The thing is, I GOT YOU COVERED. This holiday gift guide is intended for you to get the best stuff handpicked (and mostly tested) by me. So don’t worry, just pick and go. Have Fun!

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Amazon Echo Dot

The Amazon Echo Dot is a great opportunity to dive easy into home control. It’s fun to tell your home to turn on the lights!

Amazon Fire TV

This device is perfect for the main TV at home. Netflix, Spotify & Youtube just one tap away.

Phillips Hue

I know you wanted to know how to have color lights at home. Just put some Phillips bulbs and get it done. 

HomeSpot NFC-Enabled Bluetooth Audio Receiver

You already have a good sound system. Why buy another one for wireless connection if you can just convert it? Plug the jack and play your music!

Nest Cam Indoor security camera

Do you want to check on your house with a camera without being an expert? This cam is for you then. There’s an outdoor version too!

TCL 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV

A 40 inch Smart TV full HD under 300 bucks? I think there’s nothing more to say. Imagine it in your bedroom or living room.

Ring Video Doorbell

This device grants you the ability to see who is at your door in addition to be a doorbell. You can check them and chat from your smartphone. Geeky enough eh?

Cool Stuff

Tile Mate

There’s always someone in our circle who forgets a lot about their things (maybe we are that person). Tile provides an alert when you forget your keys, wallet or whatever thing you left with it.

iOttie Easy One Touch 3 Car Mount

By far the best looking car mount i’ve used. It’s sleek, functional and flexible. And the price is JUST RIGHT!

Anker 24W Dual USB Wall Charger

Quick charge 2 devices with the same charger? SHUT UP & TAKE THE MONEY.

Bluesmart One Smart Luggage Bag

Coolest carry on baggage. TSA smart lock, 10.4 Ah battery, usb ports and GPS tracking. Start to feel like James Bond.

Students/Professionals

MacBook Pro 2015

It is too early for the #DongleLife of the new MacBooks, so grab a 2015 beast at a cheaper price.

Dell XPS 13

For some the best Windows laptop out there. Sleek design, great performance, light weight. What are you waiting for?

ASUS ZenBook UX303UB

Needing an excellent laptop, but can’t afford an XPS? The Zenbook can meet the requirements. It can handle all the major softwares you would need to use + some games.

ASUS ROG GL502VS-DB71

Gaming power, MacBook Pro like design, and fair price. Seems pretty fair to me.

Seagate Expansion 1TB

You need to transfer and carry a lot of information: papers, programs, videos, etc. Don’t worry about space and get an external hard drive.

Sony MDRXB950BT

Best headphones for the price in my opinion. Hyperbass experience for less than $200? Bring it on!

Incase Icon Backpack

Sleek design, lots of pockets, comfy back and tech oriented. The dream backpack for a lot of people.

Anker PowerCore 10000

Been out there all day has its price: dead batteries. This external battery provides extra juice for your needs.

Logitech MX Master

It’s the best mouse out there. Period.

Why not grab it now?

Gamers

Xbox One S

Gears of War Fan? Need some Halo? The One S is a great deal to chill on holidays

Playstation 4 Slim

Uncharted Fan? Haven’t tried Last of Us? Grabbing the PS4 seems your best shot then.

Energizer 2X Charging System for Xbox One

You can’t be stopped on your gaming quest by dead batteries. Upscale your game with this charging station.

Energizer 2X Charging Station for PS4

Same great (or best) charging station for PS4. Don’t let that a battery kills your quest for gaming perfection.

Playstation VR

Sony put the bar high with this VR system. It is good, and this is said from someone who gets dizzy with Virtual Reality.

New Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Black Edition

The 3DS is one of the funniest consoles to play. Lots of gaming packed on a small size. Perfect for the kids!

Logitech G230 Stereo Headset

These are one of the best headsets for the money out there. Sweat-proof ear cups and noise cancelling, while being compatible with PC and consoles. Bang!

Steam Gift Card $50

What could be best for a PC gamer than obtaining some of the games he want for free? Let people decide what to pick with a gift card.

Photography Lovers

Mpow Selfie Stick

One of the best  (if not the best) selfie stick. Works with iPhone and Android devices and can be folded in a pocket.

AUKEY Optic Lens

You love photography, but you don’t want to step on the professionals zone. You just need to make your phone more pro with these optic lenses.

GoPro HERO5 Black

Traveler, hiker by passion and skater for fun? Well, you can’t use a normal camera. You need a GoPro.

DJI Mavic Pro

Drones are taking over, and sky pictures are fantastic. This drone was made to be used as easy as a phone, so you can start #DroneLife without worry.

Fujifilm X70 Digital Camera

This camera is very special: has amazing image quality, wide range and fits in your pocket. Arguably the best travel camera out there.

Incase Reform Action Camera Backpack

Got heavy photography gear, but no decent bag to carry all of them. This incase backpack is designed to carry your cameras and gear with a sleek design.

Fitness People

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones

Great gym headphones for the price. Bluetooth connection and integrated controls are a major go.

Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale

2016, intelligent weight tracking and dedicated stats? Comes handy for those extra calories on holidays.

Fitbit Charge 2

For those who want to go full throttle measuring their health. It has great data and looks awesome in your hand.

Bose SoundSport Bluetooth Earbuds

Needing premium sound while hitting the gym? This Bose headphones delivers an outstanding quality and works well with Google Now and Siri.

Gregory Pozo

Author Gregory Pozo

Gregory Pozo is a Mechatronics engineer and blogger. He happily shares his technology tips and enjoys a good anime while not. Motto: "Success is before work only in the dictionary."

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