From gaming to gardening, gift ideas your whole family will enjoy

Today’s Tech

December 10, 2020

Ale ValerianoStaff Writer

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Buying a gift for the whole family can be tough, especially when you have to consider everyone’s different likes and dislikes.

But this year especially, technology is opening new doors for families and giving them ways to connect, have fun and share experiences. From discovering virtual worlds to trying new hobbies, like gardening, tech is helping family members of all ages come together.

Here are a few ideas for tech gifts your whole household will enjoy.

Facebook – Portal Smart Video Calling 10″ Display with Alexa: Close the distance between extended family and friends while staying safely apart with the Facebook Portal. The smart camera automatically pans and zooms to keep up all the action and widens to keep everyone in view. When not in use, it becomes a digital picture frame, and with Alexa built in, you can tap into its smart home features, too.

TCL 55″ Class 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV: This smart TV delivers stunning 4K picture quality with four times the resolution of standard HD for enhanced clarity and detail. It provides easy access to streaming content from a simple, speedy home screen. Plus, it has a built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast.

Nintendo Switch Lite: Designed to be small and light, this system makes on-the-go gaming fun and possible from anywhere. It has a built-in control pad and can link up to eight Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems together to play multiplayer games. Don’t forget to also pick up some games and accessories to elevate your play.

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AeroGarden Bounty with 9 Heirloom Salad Pods – Grow fresh herbs and vegetables year-round using the AeroGarden. The entire family will enjoy watching plants grow naturally indoors. And for those of you who don’t have a green thumb, there’s a reminder alert that takes all the guesswork out of growing.

Oculus – Quest 2 Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset: Take a step into virtual worlds straight from your home. With the Oculus virtual reality headset, you can create and discover hundreds of games and experiences. Features like live casting let you share your VR experience with people around you or meet up with friends virtually.

Karaoke USA System: Put everyone’s singing to the test with this karaoke machine, which includes two microphones for duets. For those ready for the spotlight, a built-in screen displays lyrics to help you sing along — and it comes with 300 songs.

Vankyo Wireless Mini Projector: This mini projector connects right to your smartphone, making it simple to stream games, movies, TV series or photos on any surface. The portable design makes it possible to head outdoors or stay indoors – think movie night in the backyard.

PhoneSoap Go- Portable UV-C Sanitizer-Indigo: The first and only battery-powered portable phone sanitizer that keeps your tech and other items germ-free. Without harmful heat, this device safely charges your phone and neutralizes up to 99.99% of germs. You can even use it to sanitize other tech or small items like earbuds, car keys and credit cards.

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Google Nest Thermostat: This Nest thermostat was designed with the environment in mind. It was with made with recycled materials to reduce waste and is ENERGY STAR® certified, with energy-saving features that help you save energy from anywhere. You can control it from anywhere with the Google Home app, and it can even turn itself down to save energy when you leave the house.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out Best Buy’s gift lists to get ideas for everyone on your shopping list.