Christmas is almost here and with Secret Santa traditions being followed all around, gifting season has officially begun. In fact, it also marks the inception of the new year, making it a perfect time to gift someone that something special that they need. In this post, we will be mentioning some of the best gifts that you can gift your friends this festive season. Don’t worry, we’ve only covered tech gifts that are quite affordable. Let’s get started.
The Mi Band 2 was announced in India alongside the Mi Air Purifier and is a noticeable improvement over its predecessor. The new fitness tracker from Xiaomi brings a lot of new things to the table including an OLED display that shows you all the important data. It has an exceptional battery life of 20 days and it is also IP67 rated which means it is splash resistant. With a silicone band that is hypoallergenic, it doesn’t cause any irritation on your wrist while you are wearing it. It can easily track fitness functions like your steps, heartbeat, and even your sleep.
The Mi Band 2 works with both Android as well as iOS with the help of the Mi Fit app. You can even use the Mi Band to be notified of SMS and incoming calls. This is a great gift for someone who is fitness conscious.
The Google Chromecast 2 is an extremely versatile streaming device which will let you stream all sorts of media right on your television from your smartphone. It’s best for someone who is media savvy and consumes a lot of multimedia content. The Google Chromecast pairs up with the Android or iOS smartphone and it can stream media from apps like YouTube, Netflix, etc. right onto your TV without the need of any wires between your TV and one’s phone. All one need is a TV with an HDMI port and that is all.
The Altec Lansing Mini H20 is a great Bluetooth 2.0 speaker for an audiophile. It is a 2.0 speaker with two Neodymium drivers which means you will get amazing audio quality and clarity. Not only that, it runs on battery and hence it is very portable. One charge can let you use the speaker for up to 4-5 hours which is quite good for a Bluetooth speaker of that price. You can even choose to play music on this through a 3.5mm aux cable if Bluetooth is not an option.
Subscription to music streaming services – Saavn, Wynk and Gaana
All Saavn, Wynk and Gaana are very good music streaming services, that work across platforms. You can choose to gift their subscription to any of these services. You can buy a gift card for Saavn from Amazon.in and you can send your friend the code that they can use to redeem the services. Gaana, on the other hand, doesn’t provide any gift card of sorts but you can buy them a subscription of Gaana+ from this page. Songs in Wynk can be purchased and also upto 10GB is free download that can be played on Wynk app.
Subscription to Video on Demand services – Hotstar, Netflix, or Amazon Prime Video
India finally has its own set of video on demand services that you can gift to someone. You can buy someone a subscription to Hotstar, Netflix, or even Amazon’s recently-launched Prime Video. All three of them have their own advantages. Hotstar is centred mostly around Indian shows and movies, but you can also find popular English titles such as Game of Thrones, Prison Break, Silicon Valley, and more. It will cost you around Rs 199 a month.
Netflix has three subscription models starting from Rs 500 a month and going all the way to Rs 800 a month. Prime Video, on the other hand, is currently selling for Rs 499 which not only includes the VoD service but also Amazon Prime which will let you have early delivery options like cheaper same day delivery, one-day delivery, and two day delivery for things you order. Out of these services, Netflix provides the best content, but is also the most expensive.
These were some of the best tech gifts that you can give to your friends and family members this Christmas and new years. Which one are you going to gift and to whom?
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