Great holiday gift ideas from Best Buy

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The holidays are almost here and I am yet again scrambling for things to get for everyone. I’m sure there are people scrambling to get me things as well. We are a few days away from the panic zone but I know I have the right gifts and hope that everyone gets me the right gift. With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours.


What I Want: Xbox One


This is the gift that I hope to open this holiday season. The Xbox just does everything! It acts as a hub for your other home entertainment gear. You can plug another piece of hardware into your Xbox One using its HDMI input. This lets you switch between, cable and the Xbox One, using the Xbox interface. There’s only one input, but if you use a receiver it’s all you’ll need. There are also some exclusive games for the console that I have to play. Such as Dead Rising, Sunset Overdrive and Halo: Master Chief Collection.

What I’m getting the Lady Friend



JBL Charge 2 – I always hear her blasting music in the shower so I know that this is the gift to get. It has Bluetooth wireless dual drivers, twin passive radiators, a built-in mic for speakerphone calls and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 12 hours on a charge. Of course you know that it has the capability of charging USB items with it’s 6000mAh battery, hence the product name “Charge”, so I don’t really need to get into that too much I don’t think.

What I’m getting for my Mother

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A Garmin Or TomTom – My mother just bought a car without a GPS and she calls me all the time for directions. She needs some new electronics in that Jeep of hers. But I don’t know which one to get. Help me pick one out.

  • Garmin 52LM- You can easily find your way while you travel with this portable GPS, which provides spoken directions to guide you. If you deviate from the provided route, the GPS automatically corrects the directions from your new location. Once your trip is complete, you can review stats, including mileage and total time.
  • TomTom Go 50 – This one is the master of the morning commute. Spoken directions allow you to never take your eyes off the road, while traffic updates keep you one step ahead of rush hour.
    Which one should I get for her?


NOTE from his mother (Zippy): I did buy a car without a GPS and it’s the ONE thing that I miss more than anything. I love my Jeep, so please, please, please get me that GPS for Chanukah.

Best Buy – the place for memories

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Some of my favorite memories of growing up are around the holidays going skiing with the family, having snowball fights with the friends and the beautiful landscape of the New England mountains. The memories are still so crisp in my mind from even 20 years ago. However, I don’t have many pictures of those times, maybe one or two here and there but I’m racking my brain to even think of where they are as now all of my pictures are digital (where do I store my old photos?). Thankfully right now is the best time to get a new camera at Best Buy. I definitely need a camera that comes equipped with WiFi access so I can share the pictures right away. There are three that I have been keeping my eye on.

1. Nikon D5300

DI multi Nikon D5300

This is one solid DSLR from Nikon. Why would we expect any different? This camera can achieve crystal-clear shots and high-definition movie footage. It comes with an 18–55mm lens that uses VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization to limit the effects of camera shake and vibration. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wireless connect to compatible mobile devices, so you can easily share captured footage with friends, relatives, and whoever you want!

2. Sony Alpha a6000

I absolutely love this camera! Who wants to get me a Christmas gift? Because this camera is on the top of that list. This camera features a 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and comes with a 16–50mm lens that’s lightweight for easy transport. You’ll never miss a shot ever because it shoots at 11 frames per second! It’s small and portable and professional and everything I have ever wanted in a camera.

3. Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

I’ve never used one of these but it seems pretty cool! The Galaxy Camera 2 lets users enjoy the full benefits of the Android platform. Intuitive to use and faster than ever before, users can navigate the Galaxy Camera 2 functions with ease-of use and focus on capturing the perfect shot rather than having to filter through complex settings. It seems like the best option for a point and shoot on the market.
Personally I love the Sony Alpha a6000. It is the best of a compact and dslr at once. It is my favorite camera of the year with only a couple of weeks left!


Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.

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