Electronics are some of the most common gifts during the holiday season, and they’re also usually on sale in the lead-up to the holiday season. If you’re interested in buying some of these high-tech products for your friends and family during the 2022 holiday season, there are a variety of options available. Here are some of the top electronics gifts of the 2022 season, along with a bit of information about them and who they may be best for.
If you know someone who loves movies and wants a better way to watch them, what’s better than this Wi-Fi projector and a sheet to project movies on? The Nebula Apollo makes it easy to watch all kinds of movies in a large format without having to pay the exceptional cost of a very large TV.
On draft is widely considered the best way to drink beer, but what if you’re drinking at home? The Fizzics DraftPour has your back. It accommodates all cans and bottles up to 750 ml, so your recipient can bask in the delicious taste of a draft beer without going to a bar to drink it.
Bose Frames are a unique accessory that combines sunglasses and speakers. With Frames, you can listen to music through your speakers, so you don’t have to keep headphones on all the time. They’re a great accessory that makes you feel like you’re on the cutting edge of tech and style.
We’ve all poured a cup of hot coffee or tea, waited for it to cool off enough to drink and then forgotten about it until it gets cold. If you have a friend or family member who does this regularly, consider getting them this smart mug. It keeps a cup at the exact right temperature for a long time.
If you have friends or family who love grilling meat, you may want to give them this special meat thermometer. Not only does it help you keep an eye on your grilling items to ensure everything is cooked just right, but it also connects to your phone, so it’s super easy to pay attention to.
Dash cams are more popular than ever — and for good reason. They’re a great way to handle insurance claims and other potential issues with incidents on the road. This Garmin model is a great one to mount on your vehicle or give to the driver in your crew.
Who doesn’t love sitting outside and enjoying the company of friends and family? For the outdoor entertainer in your friend circle, consider this incredible fire pit to take their patio up a notch. It’s a specialty smokeless build, but it still burns normal wood and charcoal. If you’re looking for your own patio centerpiece, it’s perfect for any outdoor area.
Normal tape measures are fine if you don’t measure things regularly, but if precise measuring is something you do dozens of times a day, a digital tape measure is a great option. Giving this to the crafter in your life is a great way to help them measure more effectively.
Polaroids are making quite a comeback as part of the nostalgia trend. If you have a friend who’s interested in photography but doesn’t want to invest thousands of dollars in a camera, consider giving them this Polaroid camera that lets you see results in just a few minutes.
The Echo Show is the perfect way to stay connected to your family. It uses a 10.1-inch HD screen to show you whatever you’re looking for. Not only does it work as a tablet, allowing you to play TV shows, music and podcasts, but it also displays photos, places video calls and helps you in the kitchen.
Tiles are intended to help you find the things most important to you. You attach them to items such as your keys, headphones and wallet, and if you lose them you just use the Tile app to send a signal to the device. The four-pack is a great way to cover a few of your most frequently lost products.
Shaving doesn’t have to be something you dread every morning. This heated razor makes the experience luxurious, so you can look forward to it instead. It’s an especially great gift for someone you know intimately, such as your partner or a close family member.
Drone shots have become one way to enhance the quality of a video. If you want to be able to record your own shots, you’ll need a drone copter to take the video. With this mini drone, you’ll be able to fly over any wide-open area and get the shots you want.
For many people — especially those who have other Apple products, such as a MacBook or iPhone — Apple AirPods are the ultimate in audio engineering. This is the perfect gift for someone who loves Apple products, since it’s a great complement to the products they likely already have.
Cocktails are delicious, but they’re also sneakily difficult to make — and a bad at-home concoction can ruin the vibe of a dinner party. If you have a friend who’s interested in making these drinks at home but isn’t great at it yet, consider giving them this machine, which will do it for them in a jiffy.
Vinyl is still widely beloved, despite advances in audio technology. Whether you have a friend who loves the nostalgia of records or a family member who has been thinking about investing in vinyl, consider this turntable, which looks great and plays exceptionally well.
Cube puzzles are beloved, but what if your friend wants to go further than just solving it on their own time? This cube connects to your phone with Bluetooth, allowing you to time your solve and participate in minigames to get even better at using the cube.
The Balmuda steam oven toaster is exceptionally gourmet. It uses steam to toast things, allowing you to reheat artisan breads and perfectly toast a variety of foods. The price is a bit high, but it’s a great gift for the foodie in your life.
This beverage system makes sparkling water and soda in a unique way. Most soda makers require a CO2 tank that needs to be replaced regularly, but the Spärkel system uses electricity and a carbonator pack to generate CO2 on demand — allowing you to sparkle a full bottle whenever you want.
The Hatch Restore isn’t your traditional alarm. It offers a full suite of options that will improve the way you sleep and the way you wake up. If you know someone who’s always looking to get a great night’s sleep, consider giving them this stylish and sleek clock for their bedside table.
How do I know if an electronic is worth it?
Whether something is worth it is an individual choice. When it comes to yearly gifts, you may want to decide on a dollar amount you want to spend on your recipient, and then find a specific choice at that price point. The value you assign to an item is what makes an electronic worth it.
How do I get the lowest price on my favorite electronics?
Shopping around is a great way to get a lower price on certain electronics. You’ll often find the lowest price on Amazon, but some companies offer lower prices at Walmart or through their websites. You can also use Rakuten to get Cash Back and other deals on your orders.
Are these electronics the best on the market?
These electronics are all highly rated options. If you’re thinking about buying any kind of electronics, it’s a good idea to do your research to make sure they will do what you’re looking for. This list, however, is a great starting point for your electronics purchases this year.
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