“It’s not the gift but the thought that counts,” goes an oft-repeated saying. Well, we beg to differ. While the thought is important, the gift matters too. As much to the giver as to the receiver. With the holiday season around the corner, we just made your job easier with the FactorDaily holiday gifting guide.
We’ve got something for everyone — from your fitness-crazy significant other and gadget-savvy sibling, to that movie buff cousin and bibliophile aunt. So, go ahead and spread some joy this festive season. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness obviously wasn’t spending their money in the right place!
Bose QC 35
The latest and best-in-class noise-cancelling headphones, these will help you cut out the noise in the loudest of places — whether you are commuting on the noisy train or in a flight. I wouldn’t recommend using them while walking on the road though.
Get these cool wireless headphones for your fitness enthusiast friend (or partner). They have great sound and are perfect for working out in the gym as well as outdoors. The company claims the battery life is 12 hours, so one charge should easily get you through a week’s workout.
UE Roll 2
A rugged and splashproof Bluetooth speaker that you can carry around with you to pair up with and listen to your music. The Roll 2 sounds louder and has better battery life than its predecessor, the UE Roll.
The Gene: An Intimate History
In this fascinating book, doctor and Pulitzer-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee uses his professional acumen and his superb storytelling skills to craft a narrative that is partly about the study of the human genome, and partly a personal history.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection
This collection of He-Man minicomics from the 80’s and 90’s will take you back nearly 30 years. A must-have for all He-Man and the Masters of the Universe fans out there.
The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
A beautiful book with behind-the-scenes visuals and notes on the making of the 1968 epic science-fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, considered one of the best films of all time.
Everyone knows someone who loves to read, and the Kindle Paperwhite is one of the best gifts for book lovers. With an illuminated display, a 4GB internal memory and a battery that can last you upto six weeks on a single charge, this is a no-brainer.
Fitbit Charge 2
Most fitness enthusiasts have a Fitbit these days, but the new Fitbit Charge 2 activity tracker is a design and spec update over its predecessor. This new iteration with a redesigned tracker module and a bigger OLED screen is just the gift for someone keen on fitness.
If you thought cable TV is passé, a Netflix account with its huge library of shows and movies old and new is an ideal gift for most people. Let them binge-watch!
Stanley Kubrick: Eight-Film Masterpiece Collection
A collection of eight brilliant movies from Stanley Kubrick, considered one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history, on Blu Ray. This one is for keeps.
The quintessential must-have device to watch, stream or mirror content from online onto your TV. With the new version supporting 4K content, it’s a must-have in your entertainment package.
The latest in the line of Fujifilm’s retro-looking mirrorless cameras. It’s the perfect gift for someone into photography, not just for its looks, but also it capability to capture awesome images.
The latest from GoPro’s series of action cams. This new version comes equipped with a touch screen and supports voice commands.
Samsung T3 SSD Drive
This small, fast and cool looking SSD drive is a perfect gift for a digital nomad. The formfactor of the drive also makes it less prone to breaking as compared to the mechanical drives.
Mi Powerbank Pro 10000mAH
Compact, well-built and with support for two-way fast charging. A good option to juice up your digital device, especially the ones with a Type-C port.
Anker PowerCore 20100mAH
A reliable powerbank seen on most top buying lists. Reliable, efficient with a lot more juice for your devices.
You cannot have a gift guide without the Anki Cozmo. A perfect intelligent robotic companion to have fun with. With its advanced AI and SDK, you can tweak and modify the way it interacts.