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Holiday Gift Guide for the Gadget Guru

Do you have a gadget guru on your holiday shopping list? I have a few tech lovers that I need to buy for this year. The main one is my dad. He’s been a fan of cool gadgets and “toys,” as my mom calls them, for as long as I can remember. My dad was always an early adopter of technology. As a kid growing up in the ’80s we were one of the first families in our neighbourhood to buy a microwave and VCR. Technology has come a long way since that time, but my dad’s love of gadgets and tech products has not changed.

With a gadget guru like my dad in mind, I made a list of holiday gifts available at STAPLES stores that I think that he and other like-minded technology lovers would enjoy.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gadget Guru

1. ASUS® Nexus 7 Tablet: The perfect gift for the gadget lover on the go! The new Nexus 7 Tablet is thinner and lighter with more power than ever before. It has a 7″ high resolution screen for a sharp viewing experience. Watch movies, surf the net, play games and more. If you are looking for an affordable, high performance tablet, the ASUS® Nexus 7 Tablet is the one to purchase! Buy it at Staples for $279.99.

2. Apple® TV, 3rd Generation: Who needs cable when you have the Apple® TV? This gift is one that the whole family can use. Rent from a large selection of HD movies and TV shows from Netflix and iTunes. Plus, you’ll be able to stream photos, music, movies and TV shows wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod and watch on your widescreen TV. It’s easy to setup and won’t take up much space. Buy it at Staples for $109.99.

3. Sony® 7″ C700 Digital Frame: Decorate dynamically with this digital frame by Sony! Showcase your favourite photos in vivid colours on the 7″ LCD screen. It connects to your PC with a mini USB device for easy transfer of your favourite photos to share. It also stores up to 4,000 photos so you’ll never get bored looking at the same pictures. Buy it at Staples for $69.92.

4. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD™ Headphones: Listen to your favourite songs in clear and powerful high-definition that Beats by Dr. Dre is well known for. They are lightweight, at only 0.35 lb, and small enough to easily fit in a purse or bag. They also offer easy transition between listening to music and taking incoming calls thanks to a built-in mic. Both durable and stylish, they deliver a quality user experience! Buy it at Staples for $219.95.

5. Seagate® 1TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive: Easily adds extra storage to your computer and offers portability for traveling. Set up is a cinch with drag and drop file saving. Data transfer is fast and you’ll be able to free up lots of room on your computer for better performance. It’s a great option to store photos, videos, spreadsheets and other documents. Buy it at Staples for $109.96.

6. Canon® PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera: This compact, advanced digital camera lets you take amazing photographs without the price tag of a DSLR. It has a High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor with DiG!C 4 Image Processor for low light photography as well as built-in Wi-Fi for wireless sharing of your photos and videos on most of the top social networking sites. The 30x Optical Zoom will capture amazing close up pictures and the wide angle 24mm lens will making shooting group shots and landscapes a breeze! Buy it at Staples for $249.35.

7. KOBO™ Arc 7 HD Tablet: Some consider the KOBO™ Arc the very best HD tablet for readers. It features a 323 ppi HD screen to bring whatever you’re reading to life. Get instant access to books without having to ever leave your home. Besides having access to over 3.5 million books, it can also be used to watch movies, surf the net and more! Buy it at Staples for $199.99.

I think any of the gadgets will bring a smile to the face of the recipient. I aimed to include a good selection of products to fit different sized budgets. I know my dad would be ecstatic to unwrap any of these gifts on Christmas morning. Visit STAPLES and check a few (or all!) of these awesome gadgets and cross a few tech fans off your shopping list!

More choice. More happiness. Staples has the best tech gifts for the holiday season, turning a stressful shopping experience into an easy one.


Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Staples Canada via Glam Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Staples Canada.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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