holiday gift guide

So you blinked and now it’s December — and you haven’t done any of your holiday shopping yet. In case you haven’t heard, this is NOT the year to put it all off until the last minute. Here are handful of affordable picks for all ages.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds2

Wireless earbuds are a perfect go-to gadget gift and these Samsung Galaxy Buds2 are a perfect fit — literally — they just nestle right into your ear. Whether you want to listen to holiday music, dial into a conference call, or tune out your kids asking “are we there yet” for the bazillionth time driving to grandma’s house, they give you everything you need for an excellent audio experience. Top-notch features include Active Noise Cancellation — a must have in today’s modern madness — and Samsung has an amazing trade-in deal too. You can exchange virtually any audio device and get $40 off….making these beauties around $110 bucks. Check out details at BUY IT HERE

Amazon Echo Dot Kids (4th Gen)

Check out the Echo Dot Kids, Amazon’s smart speaker made just for youngsters. Kids can ask Alexa to play music, get help with homework, read stories, set alarms, and call approved friends and family. Choose a Tiger or a Panda — both deliver crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound. Both animals come with easy-to-use parental controls and 1-year of Amazon Kids+ that gives kids access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. Right now these are $34.99 (41% off) — so awesome deal here too. BUY IT HERE

VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX3

Kids love wearables as much as adults, and this is the best one out there for kids ages 4-12. It has dual cameras so they can take pictures, selfies, record videos — they can also use it to set reminders and can even pair with other DX3’s to play games with friends or send pre-set messages. It has tons of games that encourage activity, and now has a “school mode” that turns off games during the day — no distractions — yet all the handy-must-have’s are still there like custom clock -faces and the light on the watch doubles as camera flash and flashlight. (Around $63) BUY IT HERE


Cricket Dream 5G

When it comes to a high value, low cost smartphone it’s worth looking at the Cricket Dream 5G — a great option for an affordable 5G phone. It comes with a full suite of entertainment features, including this 6.82 inch HD display and a 48MP camera — but it’s FREE new customers switching to Cricket and just $99 for their existing customers. The other notable point here — when you buy it with a $60 Unlimited plan — you get a free subscription to ad-supported HBO Max — awesome for binge watching Succession or re-watching Game of Thrones. BUY IT HERE

BYJU’s FutureSchool Perform with Music

For a gift that truly keeps on giving, BYJU’s Future School, Perform with Music is a modern online-based curriculum for kids ages 6-18 to learn to play the guitar or the piano. It’s online, but one-on-one with a super fun and engaging teacher who really helps you master technical skills and build social confidence. It’s so wildly popular the BYJU’s just added classes for adults and after two decades — I’m FINALLY learning how to play my little guitar — though no instrument needed to start the class. Also? They’re running a special right now where you can access the first four classes for just $1 during the month of December — and they’re doing incredible instrument giveaways too.  Special deal: $1 for four classes in December 

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