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I love to shop for gifts my family can use and enjoy together. We are all busy and have so much going on in our personal lives that I like to schedule specific times that we can spend quality time together whether it’s a family game night, movie night or fun activity. I also like to get things that we can all use in our everyday lives.
I am the mother of one daughter in her freshman year of college, a son in his senior year of high school on his way to college, a daughter in her sophomore year of high school and my seven year old who is in elementary school. When purchasing gifts we can all use and enjoy I factor in everyone’s age and personality. I may not always be able to always please everyone but, I sure do try!
The holiday gift items that I have selected to highlight are ones that really stuck out to me as being practical and an item that can be used by everyone in the home. Items that can be used while the family is all together or on an individual basis. My family loves technology so there are a few tech items on the list and a couple of items that I have on my personal wish list. Tell me what you think…
1. Just Dance 2016 – Just Dance 2016 is a great game the family can enjoy together. It’s a fun workout alternative especially if you love to dance. The track list is amazing and you can also download the controller app on your smartphone to keep track of your score and dance moves. Our family loves Just Dance and it’s also a great party game when you are hosting. For more information check out Just Dance 2016 on the Ubisoft website.
2. Motorola Droid Turbo 2 – I am so intrigued by the Droid Turbo 2 21 megapixel camera and shatterproof display. You also have fast turbo charging and wireless charging options. The display and resolution are great. The photos look AMAZING! I can’t wait to record video on the Droid Turbo 2. Bonus: You can build your very own customized phone in Moto Maker. Head over to the Motorola website for more information. *Available only on Verizon
3. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro – This tablet is so AWESOME! I’m loving the rotatable projector giving you an image of up to 70″ on any wall or ceiling. You have a QHD display that delivers amazing visuals that are great for gaming and watching video. You can get up to 18 hours of battery life on one charge. You have four modes to use your tablet: hold, tilt, stand or hang. AnyPen technology and Android OS. Visit the Lenovo website for more information.
4. Ricoh Theta S 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera – Shoots Still Shots and Video. Can record up to 25 minutes of video. 8GB of memory. 14 megapixels, HD Live Streaming, Live View and long exposure. I fell in love with the 360 degree camera after watching videos with 360 angle and seeing its potential. Imagine recording your next adventure with a 360 degree camera whether it’s travel, live events or family fun! Get more information on the Theta360 website.
5. Star Wars Disney Infinity & Characters – There have been some great updates to the 3.0 Toy Box. You can create your own universe and visit the worlds of some amazing characters. I’m sure there will be tons of adventure. I also like that you can mix, match and mash up your characters in one place now. My seven year old is going to have a blast with Star Wars Disney Infinity 3.0 Visit the Disney Infinity website for more information.
6. Star Wars PS4 Limited Edition – (Available exclusively at Walmart) 500 GB Bundle includes a playstation console, Disney Infinity 3.0 edition video game disc, 1 Disney Infinity 3.0 edition base, 3 Star Wars figures, 1 Star Wars Rise Against the Empire play set piece and two web code cards. My family would really enjoy the PS4 Limited Edition. I just love that it’s Darth Vader and looks so chic. Check out more information on the Disney Infinity website.
7. Logi by Logitech – Portable Home Security System Camera that gives you the option to always be in the know with what’s going on at home! You can record, download video and check on home from anywhere. There’s also a smartphone app and free 24 hour cloud storage. HD Camera, USB Power Adapter and WiFi Wireless Connectivity. This is a great addition to any home. If you’d like more information, head over to the Logitech website.
8. Samsung Curved Ultra 4K HD TV 55″ – The 4K UHD has amazing detail. The curved panel allows you to enjoy the view no matter where you are seated. It’s a Smart TV with Apps and full web browser. PurColor really allows you to enjoy the color shades. You also get full RGB color resolution. My family is notorious for having movie night frequently and I know we would LOVE to watch our movies on this gem. Get more information on the Samsung website.
9. Open Table Gift Card – This is for all my FOODIES! Open Table is a great app that allows you to make reservations, read reviews, purchase gift cards, view menus and earn points towards free meals. You can discover restaurants in your local area and when you travel. An Open Table Gift Card can be used at any participating restaurant worldwide. You also have the option to skip the check and pay with Open Table. Check out the Open Table website for more information.
10. HP Envy 5540 Printer & HP Instant Ink – The HP Envy All-in-One printer is a great compact solution for your home and office printing, scanning and copying needs. Now, when you buy the HP Envy 5540 e-All-in-One printer, it comes with 3 months free of HP Instant Ink!
With HP Instant Ink you select your subscription plan and HP takes care of the rest so that you never run out of ink and printing costs a lot less! Ink, shipping, and cartridge recycling are included in your monthly plan. Plans start as low as $2.99/month and are based on pages printed, not cartridges used. There’s no annual fee and you can change or cancel plans online at anytime.
FREE INK OFFER – Now through December 31st, when you enroll your printer in HP Instant Ink, you will receive six free months of ink! To decide which plan is right for you and to enroll, visit HP Instant Ink but remember to do it before December 31, 2015!