This is a going to be a great holiday season for tech lovers! No, I mean a really great season! We've come a long way from the days of floppy discs, boomboxes and cassette tapes, haven't we? Remember waking up super early to check all those shiny wrapped packages, just hoping that the really big one had the boombox you asked for so that you could go full-out John Cusack Say Anything style? What about the latest and greatest cassette that always needed to be fixed with the tip of a pencil? Good times. Microsoft has made finding the perfect tech lovers gift super easy. I've partnered with Microsoft on this sponsored post to give you a peek at the ultimate guide to Gifts for Tech-Lovers. Let's take a peek, shall we?
Holiday Gifts For Tech Lovers at the Microsoft Store
For a Family of Tech Lovers
Starting with kiddos that are just stepping into the tech pool the Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle is a perfect choice! There's hundreds of age-appropriate titles, some made just for having fun and some to make learning fun! Whenever you can make learning fun, I say go with it! And, because it comes with a Kinect sensor, it's great for getting up and moving on days when the weather doesn't cooperate with outdoor playtime. When mom and dad get involved with a family game night of Just Dance 2014, everyone ends up laughing! The Xbox 360 bundle is the perfect "family gift" or "kid's gift" because it has that WOW factor and will make every child in the family happy.
For Teen Tech Lovers
Let's face it, most teens want two things in a smartphone: an easy way to keep up with their social life and all of their favorite tunes. As much as times change, somethings do stay the same! With the unlocked Nokia Lumia 635, their friends and social life are all literally right in the palm of their hands! This sweet phone, found at The Microsoft Store and online for under $200, makes it easy to call their bestie, text a classmate for homework help and tweet at their favorite celebrity with ease. Windows 8.1 comes pre-installed, the phone has a 5 megapixel camera, 8GB of storage and comes in a wide array of colors!
The music loving teen has no doubt already dropped hints about Beats by Dr Dre. Angeline has asked for one for her birthday, Christmas, for passing tests at school...Your teen will find that their favorite tunes come across crystal clear in these light-weight over ear headphones.
For Health-Conscious Tech Lovers
We all set resolutions for a healthier lifestyle going into every new year, right? These two holiday gifts from the Microsoft Gift Guide will help us do just that - in style! The Jawbone Mini Jambox fits right in your pocket and allows you to take your walking or running music along with ease. It packs big sound in a tiny, stylish little package.
The FitBit Zip wireless activity tracker allows you to track every step, even the calories you burn. It super convenient and syncs up with your computer and smartphone. Getting and staying on the healthy path has never been this cool!
For The Hard-Working Tech Lover
Whether you do the majority of your work from home or on-the-go, the Surface Pro 3 has you covered! The Surface Pro 3 has all of the power of a laptop, but is lightweight, with the convenience of a tablet. It also comes with a full year of Office 365 Home so that you have everything you need to get work done in one of the sleekest gadgets yet!
If you're wondering what to get me...Just a small hint....
On a serious note, the Surface Pro 3 is really a great gift for adults and students alike. It's a powerhouse of a device and we are giving Angeline one soon to replace her tired old laptop that she's been using since middle school. The Surface Pro 3 is a great option for the high school or college student in your family too!
The Microsoft Store really does have it all. You can consider your local Microsoft Store and MicrosoftStore.com your one stop shop for every tech lover on your holiday shopping list - including me! To check out all the cool gadgets available, scroll through the full Microsoft Store Holiday Gift Guide For Tech Lovers HERE!
If you're super social, get up close and socialize with Microsoft on social media! You'll learn about new products as they hit the market as well as sales and deals!
This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Microsoft blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.