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5 Hot Tech Gifts that are Cool and Affordable


It’s the holiday season again. Time to search for the perfect present and demonstrate your creativity in gift giving. We all have that person in our lives who is difficult to buy for, from the guy who has everything to the teenager who wants nothing, or at least nothing they will tell you. This list of the hottest new, affordable tech gifts will surprise put the happy in everyone’s holiday!

5 Hot Tech Gifts for 2016

 1. HP Sprocket:  This new pocket-sized portable printer from HP is guaranteed to be this year’s must-have gift just as the Soda Stream and Snuggie were a few holidays ago. Selfie-obsessed teenagers will really love the 2 x 3 photo booth-like pictures that are produced by the Sprocket. Sprocket’s sticky-backed photo paper makes it easy to display customized images on walls, lockers or in scrapbooks. The Sprocket case comes in two cool colors and requires no ink. This is the perfect gift for travelers, teens or party-goers at only $129.99. Available on Amazon.com.

 2. The HP 15 Series Notebook:  Whether he’s a gamer or she’s a student who loves music videos, you will be a hero for gifting this powerful laptop. The HP Notebook comes with Windows 10 Home, high-definition display, AMD Radeon R5 graphics, 2TB of hard drive storage, HP TrueVision HD Camera, DTS Studio sound and much more. Best of all, HP has partnered with QVC to offer two exclusive colors; minty green and soft lilac and will feature this laptop at the lowest price of the season on Saturday, November 26th.  Save money and time by visiting QVC.com to get this colorful gift with a lot of power. 

3. Amazon Echo Voice Control Assistant and Speaker:   Who doesn’t want a personal assistant?  Whether it’s used for getting the latest sports scores or turning on an alarm for baking times, Alexa, a cloud based voice system, is perfect for anyone on your list. It has 360-omnidirectional speakers and can sit anywhere conveniently. Find it on QVC.com!

 4. HP Instant Ink:  Give the gift of time and money all year long with HP Instant Ink, the ink subscription program that delivers ink right to the front door. That special person on your list will never have to worry about running out of ink again. For as low as $36 or $2.99 a month, you can give a year’s worth of HP Instant Ink. Ink cartridge reorders are based on number of prints, so now there’s no worry about how many holiday pictures you print or when. HP offers affordable Instant Ink-friendly printers starting at $69 at most major retailers. Perfect for college students, busy moms, scrapbookers and small business owners, to name a few.

5. Code-a-Pillar™ by Fisher-Price:  For the youngest tech enthusiast on your list, the Code-a-Pillar inspires little learners to be big thinkers by encouraging preschoolers to arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations, sending the techno-insect on its way.  There are countless ways to arrange the segments which includes one sound segment, three straights, two right turns and two left turns to send the learning fun in endless directions.  At less than $50 on www.fisherprice.com , this is a great gift for kids, but don’t be surprise if parents don’t sneak a try as well.

Disclosure: Maria has a partnership with both HP and QVC and created this article as part of a marketing program. All opinions are her own. QVC is a service mark of ER Marks, Inc. The QVC.com domain name is registered to QVC, Inc.



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