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Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed us by, ‘tis the season for some serious Holiday shopping! With our homes getting smarter and our loved ones being more connected than ever, the hot trend this year is all things electronic.

With all the stores, brands and gadgets to choose from, shopping for the perfect gift this season might seem overwhelming.

Fortunately, our friends at Digital Trends are here to save the day with their recommendations for every smart home. Check out the seven fantastic home/electronic gadget gift ideas below to get you started.

Audio-Technica AT-LP120 Turntable:  $249

The vinyl comeback is real, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.  For the music lover/audiophile in your life, consider picking up this Audio-Technica turntable.


Personalized Mixtape Doormat:  $38

There are many items that help make a “house” a “home” and this clever personalized mixtape doormat certainly falls under that distinction.  Plus, oddly enough, cassette tapes are also experiencing a bit of a renaissance, so why not get in on the fun in a unique way?

whose house?

26 Likes, 3 Comments - adillyo (@achabacha83) on Instagram: "whose house?"


Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender:  $99

By now, you’ve likely heard of the Instant Pot, bought one as a gift or even own one yourself.  Good news for fanatics of the appliance, the Instant Pot people have introduced a new cooking blender!  At $99, it’s a steal compared to other cooking blenders on the market.

Instant Pot Ace Blender - Getting Started

Discover what's included upon purchase with the Instant Pot Ace Blender, and walk through brief overview of the parts.


Anker Powercore II 20000:  $60

Smartphone batteries dying while traveling or working is a thing of the past with this charging portal from Anker, which can change an iPhone 8 over six times.  Your smartphone-addicted friend/family member will love this gift so much, they may look up from their phone to thank you.


HP Sprocket Photo Printer:  $90

Speaking of smartphones, many of us have a bunch of beautiful photos on our camera roll, but we always forget to get them printed.  With this pocket photo printer from HP, you can now print those photos on-the-go!

Print a Moment. Give a Moment. | HP Sprocket | HP

The HP Sprocket goes where you go, giving you the perfect way to print and share any moment. Print a Moment. Give a Moment. Learn more about the HP Sprocket here: #HP #HPSprocket #ReinventConnections SUBSCRIBE: SHOP NOW: About HP: HP Inc.


Tile Pro Series: $35-$100

Can’t find your keys?  Misplaced your phone? With Tile, you can geotrack or set off a personal alarm to help your lost items.

Tile | How It Works NEW 2018

Learn about the world's largest lost and found community. Activate Tile, and then use all our convenient features to stop searching, and start finding.


KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker:  $48

As far as “having a moment” goes, 2018 belonged to cold brew coffee.  For that loved one that can never get enough caffeine, this cold brew coffee maker from KitchenAid is a great gift.

If you need some additional ideas, head over to to view the Holiday Gift Guide in its entirety—there’s something for everyone!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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