The holiday season is officially upon us. As we roll towards the end of 2018, you may have added a new special someone to your life since last year. If this person is really great at selecting the perfect gift for you and you need a little bit of assistance with that task, I have compiled a list of some great gift ideas to spoil that special someone in your life this holiday season.
A portable powerhouse for pumping some pop music
Bose Soundlink Revolve+ Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker
I have always had positive experiences with products from Bose and the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker fits that same bill. Available in both black and gray, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ offers 16 hours of play time on every charge as well as IPX4 water resistance for protection against splashes and NFC pairing. The device is built with an aluminum body and also features a flexible, fabric handle. You can even pair two of these speakers together to create a stereo soundscape at a family gathering or the office holiday party. With just one speaker, you’ll be enveloped by the device’s 360 degree sound profile.
A wonderful and well-constructed Wi-Fi (sound) widget
Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speaker
Beyond ideas for luxury gifts from Bose, Sonos also has a high quality product line full of great toys for your favorite audiophile. Sonos launched the new Sonos One speaker to great fanfare about a year ago. Complementing some of the other devices in their PLAY series of products, this speaker is built around Amazon’s personal voice assistant, Alexa. The Sonos One speaker allows you to control audio services like Apple Music, TuneIN, Spotify, PocketCasts and SoundCloud from the comfort of your couch simply through the use of your voice (additional subscription fees apply for premium music services). This speaker features an array of 6 microphones that can pick up sound from anywhere in your room, even if music is playing. Setup is also a breeze; speakers made by Sonos are controlled through the Sonos Controller smartphone app connected over Wi-Fi. Anyone connected to your home network can change the music as long as they have the app and you can even setup multiple speakers to work on the same network.
A stunning speaker for next to the sofa
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Harman Kardon knows sound. The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is a brand new product from the company and features an incredibly distinct design aesthetic. Looking more like a luxury handbag than a Bluetooth speaker, the Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker features a fabric cover and aluminum handle that would fit in well on the side glass table of your partner’s home office or even next to their basement pool table. The device can run for eight hours on a single charge and can also be paired with a second Onyx Studio 5 speaker to provide stereo sound.
Headphones for your head-bobbing transit hopper
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Bluetooth Headphones
If your loved one is listening to tons of music and podcasts on public transit or their walk to class/work, then it may be time for an upgrade to a new pair of headphones. For the traveler in your life, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones may be a good solution for non-distracted audio listening. Thanks to Bose’s Acoustic Noise Cancelling™ technology, sturdy construction from high-quality materials (like glass-filled nylon and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, for instance) and a carrying case—you’ll be able to throw these into your bag without worry and enjoy distraction-free entertainment in even loud environments.
These headphones have also been designed to work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa out of the box to send messages and control your audio with help from the device’s dual microphone array. These headphones also have a 20 hour battery to stave off frequent charging.
A beautiful backpack
Peak Design Everyday 15″ Laptop Backpack
Peak Design has brought their A-game. If you’re travelling and a sling bag or basic backpack just isn’t cutting it anymore for your special someone, the Peak Design Everyday 15″ Laptop Backpack might be a great alternative. Although it looks simple from the outside, there are tons of bells and whistles under the hood of this one: the backpack fits 15″ laptops and tablets with a built-in laptop sleeve and touts weatherproof side zippers. Outside of these two key features, the bag also features integrated luggage carry, internal dividers and padded accessory pockets. This backpack may the perfect gift for the photographer, University student, writer or podcaster in your life.
A charged-up, close and comfortable shave
Philips Series 9000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver
If your partner is interested in moving beyond the razor for their shaving routine, they may want to check electric shavers from Philips. The company has wet/dry shavers at several different price points, but the Philips Series 9000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver features a one-hour battery, large display, three different shaving speeds and Philips’ SmartClean cartridge technology; after shaving, it cleans, lubricates and dries your shaver. The shaving tool also comes with a trimmer for your special someone’s mustache and/or sideburns.
Tracking the time, a traditional way
Bulova Women’s and Men’s Watches
If your special someone is constantly checking their technology (smartphone or smartwatch) during the day, you may want to consider gifting them an analog watch for the holidays. Bulova makes timeless pieces for both men and women. For a special lady in your life, consider a Rose Gold Bulova Watch with 121 Swarovski Crystals integrated into the bezel. For men, Bulova offers a Brown Analog Dress Watch to match that gray suit that you have dry-cleaned specifically for all of this year’s post-holiday gatherings. This specific dress watch features a skeleton-style design that allows you to peek inside of the timepiece to see its inner-workings.
More ideas needed?
If these gift ideas don’t quite fit your special someone, don’t worry—there are even more ideas for gifts to spoil your special someone at Best Buy! What about ideas for other members of the family, your Secret Santa or the new parent in your life? Best Buy has got you covered there too.