Dec
5
2016

Holiday Gift Suggestions For The Tech and Tool Lovers on Your List

by Mens Cuts for General Information

holiday wrapped presentsAre you looking for gifts for those people that are hard to buy for? There are so many holiday shopping online guides that have suggestions which are perfect for anyone in the family from young to old. The guides have gift ideas from phones to drones to the latest tech toys for kids of all ages. Consumer Reports has an amazing breakdown of holiday gifts for everyone on your list from the teen/tween to parents to the tech savvy family member or friend. They even break down gifts by cost starting at under $25 up to under $200. Below we list just a few of some of the hot items this holiday season from wireless headphones to watches to a few popular tools.

Wireless Headphones

Bose Wireless Headphones

Bose Quiet Comfort QC35

Wireless headphones are one of the hottest items this holiday season. You can find them in a variety of styles from earbuds to traditional style. They prices can run the gambit from under $100 to well-over $500 depending on the style and brand name that you want. BEATS headphones are extremely popular and they come in a variety of styles and sizes. Consumer reports has put together a list of great earphone that are under $125.  BOSE has QuietComfort Q35 wireless headphones is another option for the more traditional earphones. Wireless earbuds are very popular for the person on the go. Skullycandy offers their lightweight and comfortable earbuds that can work with the latest iPhone releases. Plus, the battery lasts up to 8 hours with a single charge. Beats Powerbeats 3 is another popular style of wireless earbuds that gives great sound. This pair offers up to 12 hours of battery. It is also lightweight and perfect for people working out.

Smart Home Products and other Gadgets

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot

The smart home trend is also on the rise with Amazon’s many products. One of the most popular gift ideas this year is the Amazon Echo Dot . This is a good introduction for those just entering in the smart home world. The device connects your device speakers, takes voice commands and can be connected to applications. Google Home can play music, answer questions, set times in the home, control connected appliances and much more.

For those people without smart TVs, but who have streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Hulu or Netflix, the Roku Express remote control is for you.  The gadget supports all streaming services and multiple broadcast channels. Its remote control is also considered one of the best in the business.

Do you forget your phone charger and ask to borrow a friend’s? The Native Union Key USB Charger is a great gift suggestion (and stocking stuffer!) It has a USB cable for iPhone and Android that just needs to be plugged into a USB port for charging. This is small and convenient to carry around instead of all of charging wires and plugs. Portable rechargeable batteries for phones and tablets are also great gift ideas. You can find these at any store from Target to Walgreens or order one online from Amazon.

Watches

Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch

Watches come in a whole variety of styles and types from digital to traditional. The Apple Watch has been upgraded. The Series 2 is waterproof and a GPS with a bright digital display that can still be seen even in sunlight. The watch come in variations from many watch makers.  The Nixon Mission Smartwatch looks like a traditional faced watch, but can run like a smartphone and is compatible with iPhone, Android, and Google Software.  

For the fitness geek on your list, Fitbit has updated their traditional watch in 2016. The Fitbit Charge 2 is a very user friendly fitness tracker. The device has continuous heart rate tracking, GPS, tracks health data and smartphone notifications and even give personalized breathing exercises after exercise.

Tools

For the member of the family who loves to fix things up around the house, Popular Mechanics off a list of the best gift ideas for DIYers.  One such tool is the Gerber Center Drive- Multi-tool pliers. This has sliding plier jaws with a full-length screwdriver with interchangeable Phillips, torx and flathead bits.

Shop Local

The holidays are also a great time to support dyour local small shops. These shops have unique gifts of all sizes and types. Lakewood has shops offering everything from Cleveland t-shirts, such as GV Art and Design,  homemade soap at STEM or bicycles at Beats Cycle which is a across the street from Men’s Cuts. Giving gift certificates to your favorite local restaurant or pub is also a great gift idea. Plus, giving the gift of good grooming is a great gift idea all year round. Ask your stylists at Men’s Cuts about gift ideas for men’s skin and hair care and gift certificates, which are great stocking stuffers. Happy Holidays from Men’s Cuts!