Technology is on the minds of lots of people this holiday season. According to those who track holiday spending, one of the all-time top gift categories is electronics. The world can’t get enough of that wired stuff. With so many devices and gadgets impacting our world today, trying to keep up with the latest version of all the smart televisions, smart phones, smart homes and related accessories can make your head spin. We can’t really live without our computers – there’s a whole generation now who don’t know a world without them. So it makes sense that most of the things on your shopping list this season are wired, or wireless.
Some people lament the advent of technology. Others praise the ease and convenience it has added to their lives. There’s one couple who sit on both sides of the fence. He loves to disparage her GPS device, while she can’t stand getting lost because his map is not up to date. When she searched Groupon for gift ideas for the whole family, she found that Garmin had lots to offer everyone on her list. Her husband might not like GPS, but he loves watches. She found the Fenix 5 series GPS watch was just right for him. She’s even hopeful he’ll figure out how to use it one day. For the grandkids, she selected the colorful VIVOfit Activity Tracker 2, with a Disney themed watch band for her granddaughter, and a Marvel comics band for her grandson. Now when they go for walks after the holiday dinner, they can count their steps instead of taking a nap and counting sheep.
She chose dash cams, wearable technology items and other devices for those hard to please people she has on her list, and by the time she applied a money saving Groupon to the total in her virtual cart, she was surprised to find she had saved lots of money. Right now, Garmin has Groupon deals that will save you as much as $50 off a premium Fenix 5 sports watch, and there’s a code for lifetime maps, activity trackers, and sales on tons of wearable technology. Shopping for smart electronics and tech driven gifts that make life better is a gift everyone will be happy to receive. They might even retire their old paper maps.