Last year, I wrote a popular post called Last minute Holiday gifts for the e-book lover that was full of gift suggestions. I just updated that post and I think all of those are still great ideas. Trust me on this – I bought most of the list for myself last year and finally just ordered some touch screen gloves …
I have done quite a few posts on covers (here, here and here). Covers start for as little as $5, depending on the device model. I have to confess that I am a cover fashionista when it comes to electronics. Every device HAS to have a cover and they are ALL different. Personally, I think they make great gifts, either for someone else or yourself. All you need to know is the Kindle model (see my post here).
Here are a few other items that I personally use that I think make great gifts:
I live in a house built in 1921 and even with the remodeling and re-wiring that’s been done over the years, it seems that there are never enough outlets to keep all my gadgets plugged in, especially in my office. I use USB wall chargers like this one from RAVPower for charging items that don’t need to be connected to the computer.
One of my desktops crashed and is going into the repair shop after the holidays. In the meantime, I have been using a Fire HD 6 with a bluetooth mouse and keyboard as a replacement. I got a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth Mouse because my research said that some brands of bluetooth mice had compatibility issues with the tablet. This one works like a dream. Copy and paste on the Fire was always hard for me without the mouse buttons and this solved that problem. Because I wanted a keyboard that was both compatible with IOS and Android and inexpensive, I bought an Anker® Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard. (only $16) and splurged on a carrying sleeve for it. I also use it to take notes on my phone, which I absolutely love! These are a great gift for someone who finds typing on a small tablet surface difficult.
Voice recognition has come a long way over the last couple of years. Another great accessory for tablets like the Fire HD 6 is a set of earbuds or headphones with a microphone to use with the voice recognition feature. Mine also doubles as a spare for my Dragon NaturallySpeaking software.
One of my favorite new tech accessories is a combination stylus and ballpoint pen. I’ve received a couple of these as gifts and carry them everywhere! They are great to have, especially at the doctor’ s office when I have both my phone and my checkbook out at the same time. It is the perfect bridge between my digital and analog worlds.
While I talked last time about what a great idea I think gift cards from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iTunes are. Pick the store the person you are buying for shops at and let them have all the fun. My husband and I have several friends who are avid Amazon shoppers who love getting Amazon Prime from us as an annual gift for the holidays.
And finally, ebook lovers love ebooks. How about a gift subscription to a subscription service like Kindle Unlimited or Scribd? Both are available in 3, 6 and 12 month memberships. Time to read all of those books is not included. 🙂
Happy holiday shopping!