We know that Christmas is a stressful time for most of us, especially if you don’t have your gift game on point. So we have included 5 of the top gift ideas under $500 that might catch your attention.

5. Gaming

The Force is Strong With Playstation and it’s safe to say the Sony Playstation 4 has won this round of the never-ending console war. We recommend the Star Wars Battlefront Limited Edition, it includes a 500 GB Darth Vader PS4, controller, Star Wars Battlefront, and Star Wars Classics. Even if you can’t get your hands on the limited edition Star wars bundle, you should still pick up a PS4 and join the winning side.

 

4. Wearables

Tracking your health is becoming more important as we grow wiser, however no one said we had to kill the fun in doing so. Many of these wearables require a smartphone for functionality, but you can check out these 7 wearables and choose the best for you! No matter which one you choose, you’ll be turn heads or wrists…

 

3. WiFi Speakers

Have you ever wanted to listen to the same song throughout the entire house? Instead of blasting the music from one speaker, you can have synchronized music over your Wifi network. Grab a pair of Sonos PLAY 1s to start your collection. Sonos has a large range of speakers to choose from, and the setup is so easy your grandmother could do it. This WiFi speaker setup will allow you to have the same music throughout the house, or customize different songs / playlists for different rooms.  This is the perfect gift for music lovers. Currently, the free downloadable software is only available on IOS, so Android users may have to sit this one out. Be warned, collecting these can become expensive, time-consuming, addicting, and may release your inner hoarder.  But sometimes you just gotta catch ‘em all!

 

2. Smartphone

What smartphone other than the OnePlus 2 is under $500???? Well, all of them technically… If you get the phone under a new phone plan through either new activation or upgrade, your phone cost is front loaded and the remainder is paid off over 2 years. This might seem like a cop out choice but many people would love a new smartphone for the holidays. You can pick up one of the newer smartphones or a slightly older model to save a few dollars.

Here are some choices to consider:

iPhone 6, iPhone 6S+, Samsung Note 5, Samsung S6, Samsung S6 Edge, Samsung S6+, Samsung S6 Edge +, LG G4, Nexus 6P, BlackBerry Priv, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z5.

 

1. Hoverboard

The most sought after tech toy of 2015 is the badly named Hoverboard! These bad boys were at the Revscene Summer meet this year, and gathered a crowd of curious people. There are many companies that sell the Hoverboard, and there are many different names for the gadget. Before buying one, please consider the following:

  • There is a Weight Limit
  • Falls are Inevitable
  • Raincouver Rains alot
  • They Explode