Give thanks with tech- Appliances

This holiday season, plan early to give thanks with tech. A large purchase that the whole family can enjoy is the perfect way to celebrate another great year with your favourite people. Gifts that stay in place in the home such as appliances, exercise equipment, and home theatres are something that you and your family can enjoy together for many years to come.

A lot of families wait for the holiday sale season to begin making major purchases like these ones, but my advice? Pick out what you want early, then watch the price at Best Buy. Some doorbuster items are worth waiting months for. Other sought-after gifts rarely go on sale, or they’ll go on sale just as the holidays start so that families can get that big-ticket item under the tree. The earlier you choose your perfect gift, the earlier you’re able to enjoy it with your family!

Give thanks with tech: The ultimate home theatre

I know, I know: A lot of families try to limit things like screen time and video games. But a great home theatre setup is something that the whole family can enjoy, and families can still enjoy a stellar setup responsibly! (I also love an outdoor projector party, which can be particularly cozy in the early fall.) By creating an immersive home theatre experience that the entire family can relax with, you can create a room where everyone feels comfortable, cozy, and ready for connection.

Consider a huge screen like the 85″ Sony TV shown above or get premium image quality with one of the newest OLED TV’s for your family to watch holiday movies, big sports games, and your favourite TV shows. Or, opt for the newest development in TV tech that came out this year, mini-LED TV—they’re perfect for achieving a crystal-clear picture even during the daytime. My fellow blogger Jason Gorber covered everything you need to know about TV tech terms in his recent post, and when he says everything, he means everything. If you’re confused about which kind of TV your family will most enjoy, his post will help sort you right out.

Breville Barista Express

Start your mornings off right with a high-tech appliance gifts

TV rooms and dens are one of the key communal rooms in the family home: But so are kitchens. Give thanks with tech this year by gifting your family with the perfect appliance to start the day off. A high-tech coffee maker can create delicious beverages for your parents to caffeinate with in the morning, froth up tasty steamed milks for the kiddos, and pour out piping hot cappuccinos for after dinner.

My coffee maker of choice? Breville, in a heartbeat. Their machines are a luxury buy for many consumers, but they perform beautifully. They’re made solidly and look fantastic on your countertop. Plus, app-supported Breville products come with incredibly high-quality tutorials that’ll have even your clumsiest family members making picture-perfect lattes in days.

Dyson V15 gift idea

Home gifts are for the whole family 

One of my gift-giving gripes is when families purchase gifts for the home for Mother’s Day. I know: In many homes, motherhood is almost synonymous with the home. Moms are often multi-talented masters of creating a sense of family, but they’re so much more than that, too.

Instead, I recommend making major purchases for items like cordless vacuums and new appliances during other holidays, especially during the winter. (I think a great gift can brighten up a chilly winter for just about anyone!)

If a gift is something that the whole family will use and benefit from, it should be purchased for the whole family. Indulge in a luxurious French door fridge or a lightweight Dyson stick vacuum as a way to give thanks with tech during family holidays, then reserve days like Mother’s Day for special treats just for mom. Just like she deserves!

Find the perfect gift for the whole family by shopping for home theatres and more online at Best Buy.

Rae Chen
Rae Chen covers everything from handbags to speakers here on the Best Buy Plug-in Blog. They can also be found at, where they've been writing about beauty & wellness since 2007.


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