I love getting ready for the holidays. The ambience, the lights, the decorations, the music, the decadent food, and the festive spirit, all give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. What I don’t care for, is Christmas shopping. Having to swim your way through crowded stores and drive all over town trying to find a specific item, is exhausting. Ideally, you want to shop in a store that covers the bulk of your holiday shopping list and offers a variety of gift ideas. Best Buy checks all the boxes!
I’ve been in Best Buy many times for computers and phones, but I never explored the store. I had no idea they carried such a diverse selection of products. I had to go and check them out and I’m impressed. This Christmas is going to be awesome! Best Buy and the Blue Shirt Elves are in direct contact with Santa, so they know what’s on our wish list. They offer the best selection of cool gift ideas from wearable tech, to electronics, to home entertainment, to appliances, to toys, and more. They have something for the whole family.
We have always wanted a PVR, and Best Buy offered such a great deal on the Gateway HDPVR, we couldn’t resist. This device offers lots of cool features that make TV viewing more enjoyable and time-saving. With a PVR, you record on a digital hard drive, so you won’t have a deluge of DVD’s hanging around. I love this feature; it’s cost efficient, environmentally friendly, and you can store or erase any recorded program.
- This HDPVR features 6 built-in tuners and a 500GB hard drive, allowing you to record up to 6 HD shows simultaneously and store them for future viewing
- Recordings can be set and managed via the Shaw Gateway app on your portable device
- Shaw Gateway Portals can be added for each TV to transform the XG1 into a whole-home PVR solution
- Includes the latest audio and video outputs, compatible with full 1080p60 high-definition, HDMI, and Dolby Digital connectivity
You can record up to six high-def shows at once, connect up to six portals, have instant access to over 10,000 show titles, zip through commercials, replay your favorite scenes, pause shows, record a weekly series, and customize your favorites list. Another really awesome feature is that while watching live TV, you can pause, go back 15 minutes, skip forward 30 seconds, and replay. Sound complicate? Not really, this PVR is really easy to use and program. I have several shows I like to record each week, and it’s fabulous that I can now jump past the parts I don’t want to view and then decide if I want to keep or delete it. The guide and menu take a little getting used to, but the process is enjoyable. The Gateway PVR is a must-have for every home and would make a great family gift. Right now Best Buy is offering $100 off this product.
Best Buy and the Blue Shirt Elves have hand-selected the following product that will make awesome gifts for those special people who’ve made it on your nice list! Check them out!
WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage
Back up all your holiday photos, videos & music to your own personal cloud. The WD My Cloud stores 4TB of content to your home office network and can be accessed anywhere through a computer, smartphone or tablet.
GoPro HERO4 Waterproof HD Sports & Helmet Camera
Document all the exciting experiences over the holidays with the GoPro HERO4 Silver, the first-ever GoPro camera with a built-in touch display. The HERO4 delivers high-quality video, including 4K15 and 1080p60 resolution video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 fps. $269.99 Save: $230 Sale Ends: December 24, 2015
Zoomer Kitty Interactive Robot Cat
Bring home the PURRfect friend this holiday season! The Zoomer Kitty uses True Vision technology, follows movements, sings, dances and performs secret tricks. $99.99 Save: $10 Sale Ends: December 10, 2015
There are two appliances that are on my wishlist and Best Buy carries both of them. Who knew!
Vitamix Professional 200 1.89L 11-Speed Stand Blender – Black
For all your holiday entertaining needs, the Vitamix blender blends everything from soups to smoothies. The high-performance blender is equipped with variable speed controls and laser-cut stainless steel blades built to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind and puree the toughest ingredients. $549.99 Get a FREE $50 gift card in-store or online credit with a purchase of any Vitamix professional series blender!
KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus Stand Mixer
Perfect for the avid holiday baker on your list, the KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus Tilt-Head Stand Mixer’s 300W motor delivers enough power to tackle any task. Its large 4.5qt stainless steel bowl offers enough room to knead 2 loaves of bread and tilt-head design makes it easy to add ingredients for a recipe. $499.99
Natural Living Wooden Swivel CheeseBoard
Wow, your guests this holiday season with this functional and stylish cheeseboard. It features round swivels to store stainless steel tools, included in the set, designed to cut through cheeses of all densities. $39.99
Philips 8-Piece Grooming Kit
The perfect gift to give to the man in your life, the Philips 8-piece grooming kit is essential to every man’s grooming armor. It offers a full metal trimmer and adjustable combs with over 35 length settings to achieve any desired look.
For those on a tight budget or are just looking for gifts under $50, Best Buy has lots of movies, and video games for Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation. Swing by their online site and check out their specials and Deal of the Day. The holiday clock is ticking away so hurry and take advantage of their great deals. Shopping at Best Buy for Christmas gifts makes sense and saves time; they have everything under one roof. Best Buy is my best friend.
Disclaimer: I received compensation and product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.