Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday in the United States and Canada, occurring on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States and the second Monday in October in Canada. In the United States and Canada, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgivings in America usually involve family gatherings and the consumption of turkey.
In addition to turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are often served as the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Add some apple cider, wine, or beer and you have all the makings for a perfect holiday. What’s not to love about that?
But if you’re looking for something different this year, why not ditch the turkey and trimmings in favor of a tech-infused Thanksgiving? Here are some of the best tech gifts to give thanks for this holiday season.
Give thanks for the gift of a smartphone this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re using an iPhone, Android, or Windows phone, there are plenty of apps, games, and other content to keep you entertained throughout the holiday. Not to mention, you can stay connected with family and friends via social media, texting, and video chat.
A tablet makes a great gift for anyone who loves spending time online, playing games, watching movies, or reading books. With a built-in camera, microphone, and speakers, a tablet is perfect for video chatting with distant family and friends. And with a variety of apps available, you can do everything from keeping up with the news to checking your bank balance.
For the ultimate in tech-infused Thanksgiving fun, give the gift of a computer. A desktop, laptop, or even a Chromebook will let you surf the web, stream movies and TV shows, play games, and do just about anything else you can think of. Plus, you can use it to stay connected with loved ones via social media, email, and video chat.
If you know someone who loves to game, why not give them the gift of a gaming system this Thanksgiving? With the latest consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether they’re into traditional console gaming or prefer handheld systems, there’s a gaming system out there that’s perfect for them.
Wearables make a great gift for anyone who loves to stay active and connected. With a fitness tracker, they can track their steps, monitor their heart rate, and stay motivated to stay active. And with a smartwatch, they can stay connected to their email, texts, and social media accounts.
Smart Home Devices
For the ultimate in convenience, give the gift of a smart home device this Thanksgiving. With smart assistants like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, they can play music, check the weather, set alarms, and much more. And with a smart thermostat, they can control the temperature of their home from their phone or tablet.
No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a tech gift out there that’s perfect for Thanksgiving. So ditch the turkey and trimmings in favor of something new and exciting this year. Your friends and family will be sure to give thanks for it.