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Holiday Shopping Help for the Hard-to-Buy-Fors on Your List

At this point in the holiday season a dent has been made in most shopping lists, but chances are, there are at least a couple of folks on the list who have you at a loss for ideas.
They’re the ones who either have everything imaginable or they just don’t seem to be interested in anything you could possibly buy them, but don’t throw in the holiday towel just yet. The hard-to-buy-fors don’t know what they’re missing, so consider these tech suggestions. They may have your easy-to-buy-fors asking for these gifts – next year.

Older Teens and Young Adults

Let’s start with the group that used to be the easiest to buy for, now you’re just left scratching your head.

Older teens and young adults may have grown out of traditional toys, but there’s one gadget that will still thrill any young adult – the GoPro Hero camera. This waterproof encased camera delivers high-def photos and video – plus sound – and can be taken anywhere.

Strap it on when you’re surfing, when you’re skydiving, when you’re biking or when you’re playing sports on the weekends. With stunning image quality and powerful features, the GoPro turns any outing into an amazing cinematic opportunity, and the availability of accessories allows anyone to do something they love with it.

Another great option is the wearable Moto 360 smart watch, which links to smartphones to provide a stylish and powerful way to see important notifications, as well as use popular apps and track health information.


After years of love and support from our grandparents, give them some of the convenience of the 21st Century lifestyle. It’s easy to leave electronics on at home, and this can be dangerous. Grandma and Grandpa don’t have to worry or second-guess themselves anymore.

The WeMo switch offers a solution to this problem by turning a smartphone into a wireless remote to turn off forgotten appliances even when you’re away from home. The WeMo switch plugs into any wall outlet and connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network for easy access no matter where you are. All it takes is a tap inside the app on your smartphone or tablet to turn on or off any electronic.

Grandparents cherish their memories and time with family and they can have those memories at their fingertips with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to look at thousands of photos in addition to videos, books, games and more. The Tab 4’s 10.1-inch display makes it easy to read and convenient to use.

The Boss

Bosses may be just as difficult to buy for as teens. You may not know them well and there are some things that are just out of the question when spreading Christmas cheer to your employer – socks and handmade collages are on this list.

Executives got to where they are because of their relentless work ethic and willingness to do their job on the go. In today’s world, that means sending emails and making business calls on their smartphones in the office, at home or in the grocery store. The Mophie Juice Pack maintains a sleek design while adding up to 100 percent extra battery life with the flip of a switch so your boss can do more wherever they are.

Believe it or not, your boss may like to wind down from time to time. The Logitech UE MiniBoom fills any room with a clear and balanced sound that’s well suited for traveling, entertaining or relaxing at home. The UE MiniBoom holds up to 10 hours of battery life and connects with a smartphone up to 50 feet away.


As much as Pops appreciates his two-dozen tacky ties, he deserves a change this year. Mix things up for your old man this holiday season.

Whether he’s going on a run or relaxing at home, give your dad the gift of great music with the Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones. Connect up to 30 feet from a smartphone and enjoy a 6-hour playback life before recharging again.

Maybe your dad hasn’t yet joined the smartphone club; don’t just get him up to speed, put him ahead with the Motorola DROID Turbo. Its large 5.2-inch Quad HD display make it convenient to handle and the beautifully simple Android operating system is easy to adapt to. The DROID Turbo boasts a 21-megapixel camera so dad can take a selfie wearing all his favorite ties.

The stress and chaos of this time of year is matched by the joy of being with friends and family. So relax and enjoy the festivities this year – Verizon Oklahoma will help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Visit your local store this holiday season.

This article was written by Rick Urias of Verizon Oklahoma.

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