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Tech Times | The List Part 2: The Joy of Giving!

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

It's now closer to Christmas and after last week's list, I'm sure that the presents you'll be receiving are going to be better this year. Well, it's time to switch it up a bit and focus on what we can get the significant persons in our family tree.





The family tree


I have done it again and gone through the trouble of breaking down a typical family into subgroups by age to better achieve the aim of getting the right gift for the right person.


The kids (age 16 and below)


It is all about games, games and more games for this category. Games are the best thing to buy for the kids this season. The best console choices you have these days are the Microsoft Xbox One S and the Sony Playstation 4 Pro.

Although, if you already bought a game console, then you can get him some new games for the holiday season, like Mortal Kombat XL, Street Fighter V (PS4 Only), Fifa 17, Gear Of War 4 (Xbox Only), Battlefield 1, or Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare.


The young adults (age 17 to 25)


It's all about Instagram, YouTube, SnapChat, Facebook and Twitter for this category. Not to mention, all they talk about are smartphones. When they are like that, it's best to give them what they want.

Thankfully, smartphones are a lot cheaper now than they were years ago. A smartphone like the Huawei G610 or the Huawei G Play Mini are both low- to mid-budget phones with excellent features and camera qualities.


Adults (age 25 and over)


The best gift ideas for this category are productive tools like PCs and desktops, but before you say those are too expensive, please think about the longevity of the gift you are buying. The Lenovo IdeaPad B40-80 is a solid choice for a laptop, or you can consider getting the Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ABR that has a little more power to do more.


Final thoughts


Remember folks, these items here are just choices and the final decision always rests on your shoulders.

The products mentioned in this article were provided courtesy of Royale Computers and Accessories, telephone 906-1067, 906-1068, and 754-5048.

- Payton H. Wilmott