Christmas 2020: devices to give to your loved ones during the holiday season

The party season is here and while the celebrations this year may not be as great as 2019 due to COVID-19, there is no harm in gift-giving. If you haven’t decided what gifts to give for Christmas yet, don’t worry. We have prepared a list of some of the best smart gadgets that could be a good choice as a gift for your friends and family.

iPhone 12 mini

If someone in your family wanted an iPhone and you are feeling particularly generous, this is probably the best time to gift iPhone 12 mini. The 64GB base model of the iPhone 12 mini is available at a discounted price of Rs 66,990, compared to Rs 69,900. If you take advantage of the discount offer of Rs 6,000 available on the HDFC bank credit card, you will be able to get the device for a much lower price. There is also an exchange offer of up to Rs 11,000 on Amazon. It is important to note that there is no charging adapter in the box and you will need to purchase it separately.

Realme 6

If you can’t afford the premium iPhone, you can consider buying the cheap Realme 6 smartphone. It currently sells for Rs 14,999. As part of a year-end sale, Flipkart will offer the Realme 6 for Rs 11,999 starting December 26th. The budget phone won’t let you down in the performance arena. It comes with a 90Hz display, 30W fast charger, 64MP AI quad camera setup, side fingerprint sensor, and MediaTek Helio G90T processor.

Amazon Echo Dot speaker

You can buy Amazon’s third-generation Echo Dot speaker, available for Rs 3,499. It is a compact speaker that you can keep in the bedroom, living room or kitchen to get assistance with calendar updates, timers, purchases of any product on Amazon. Since Christmas and New Year’s Eve of 2021 is almost here, you can use the smart speaker to play a Christmas or New Year playlist.

You can also opt for Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo Dot speaker, which offers a 1.6-inch audio driver and a spherical design with a light ring. The device supports Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi and a 3.5mm headphone jack, a mute button and tap-to-snooze function.

Premium smartwatch

You can also give away a smartwatch during this Christmas season. You can buy Fitbit Versa 2, which is one of the best wearables. The fitness tracker features a square dial, an AMOLED touchscreen, built-in memory to store up to 300 tracks, a heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, over 15 exercise modes, built-in microphones, water resistance rating, sleep, up to five days of battery life, and more.

There is also the Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch. It is a classic watch and is for those who prefer style over advanced fitness features. The device features an always-on monochrome display, mechanical hands, a heart rate sensor, support for real-time weather conditions, call and text message previews, activity tracking, waterproof rating, and more.

Finally, there’s always the Apple Watch Series 6 if you want to go all out for a smartwatch. There is also the slightly cheaper variant of the Apple Watch SE that you can consider.

Economical fitness band

If the aforementioned smartwatches seem too expensive to you, you can gift the Mi Band 5. It is currently listed on Amazon for Rs 2,299. Xiaomi Mi Band 5 offers features such as heart rate monitoring, water resistance rating and menstrual cycle monitoring. 11 sports modes will also be seen, as well as yoga, indoor and cycling modes. The wearable device has a color display and can keep a continuous log of your breathing exercises. Users will have up to 14 days of long battery life, as per Xiaomi.

Mi 2 bedside lamp

In this Christmas season, you can also buy Xiaomi’s Mi 2 bedside lamp. It is priced at Rs 2,499 and is only available for purchase through Mi.com. The device comes bundled with a mode button and brightness adjustment bar along with an IP20 rating. In addition, the lamp also has about 25,000 hours of LED life, according to the company. It offers support connectivity features like Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi.

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