If you’re a huge techy, getting fun gadgets as a gift is probably a dream come true, but not everyone in your life feels the same way. Here are three things you should keep in mind before giving high-tech presents this holiday season.
Blowing Your Budget
Even if you’re buying something small, tech gifts usually don’t come cheap and expenses will pile up if you’re giving them to multiple people. That’s why it’s always a good idea to set a budget for your presents in advance, and avoid buying things that don’t fit into it.
No matter what kind of presents you’re buying—high-tech or not—it’s always best to keep the personal preferences of the person you’re gifting in mind. A new video game or a gadget may feel like a good present for your equally tech-obsessed friends, but we’re pretty sure your grandma will be fine with a sweater.
Even when buying gifts for fellow techies in your life, it’s not always easy to make the right choice. You might end up buying something they already have, so test the ground and ask all the right questions before going shopping. If you’re not sure you made the right choice, keep the receipt or consider getting a gift card instead.