Don't shy away from technology when looking for gifts that delight.
Give tech gifts careful consideration and you won't need a lot of cash, said Mark Reilly, managing editor of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
His number one rule? "Do your research," he said.
He gave his daughter a drawing pad and now she's expanded her artistic skill set to include digital creations.
The tech-shy can seem difficult to buy for, but Reilly takes a novel approach. They're easily impressed so once again do your research, and you can make their lives easier.
Have someone with a Wi-Fi dead zone in their home? Purchase them a wireless mesh network, a device that can extend their internet, and offer to set it up. A good phone cable and portable charger could make a world of difference for someone with an older phone that is constantly dying.
Hayley Tsukayama a technology reporter with the Washington Post had practical advice, always get a gift receipt and don't go nuts on the price.
"If you wouldn't spend $1,000 on yourself, don't spend it on someone else," she said.
And there are plenty of gifts that are well within reason.
She and her cohorts at the Post have written numerous tech guides, you can find some here.
And Reilly's team at the Business Journal has been putting out Executive Gift Guides since this fall. One is for book lovers, you can find it here.
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