This week, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah will coincide for the first time since 1888 and the last time for another 79,000-plus years, according to one estimate. As retailers bombard our inboxes with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, gift-giving is top of mind. A recent Gallup survey estimates that U.S. consumers will spend an average of $704 on holiday gifts this year. Although this is down from the $770 they forecasted last year, there are numerous stores open on Thanksgiving, encouraging people to wolf down their pumpkin pie and start shopping.
Here is a roundup of VTLO’s favorite gadgets to give to business leaders – or get for yourself – this holiday season:
If you’re looking to experience the latest phones and tablets first-hand, there’s a new shop in town giving Apple Stores and Microsoft Stores more competition. Google has opened pop-up holiday exhibits, called Winter Wonderlabs, to showcase its latest devices. If you are in the tri-state area, you can find a Google Store at Bryant Park in New York City or Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.
For a full list of our favorite gadgets this season and others, check out our Holiday Gadgets 2013 board on Pinterest.