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The 2019 TWT Holiday Gift Guide

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TWT Holiday Gift Guide

 

There are good gifts—the one’s that make people smile when they unwrap them—and then there are great gifts from our TWT Holiday Gift Guide. While you know that each person at TWT is focused on achieving the IT needs of your business, did you know that we’re also focused on helping you find the perfect holiday gift? This holiday season, if you’re stuck wondering what you should get for all of the unique people in your life, here are some TWT approved suggestions that are sure to “wow” and inspire unbreakable bonds as soon as they’re unwrapped!

 

pods

Buy on Apple.ca here

Tech-packed and compact, AirPods Pro know when you’re listening, when you’re talking, and give the gift of wireless audio at its fullest. The newest Pro model gives 3 hours of listening time with 15 minutes of charging and a full charge will last more than 24 hours. A simple “Hey Siri” will activate voice control and provide a truly hands-free listening experience. Did we mention that you’ll get 3 months of free Apple Music with every purchase? Just like AirPods, AirPods Pro connect magically to your iPhone or Apple Watch and are the perfect gift for every audio-obsessed techie!

Apple Watch Series 5

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Buy on Apple.ca here

What time is it Mr. Wolf? Time to get the Apple Watch Series 5. We guarantee that you’ve never gifted a watch like this. Always-On Retina display ensures that the time and watch face never sleeps, and it can be customized for any preference. From the new Noise app that alerts you when decibels rise to a level that can impact hearing, to the ECG app that checks your heart rhythm, this gift is sure to “wow” techies and watch-enthusiasts alike.

 

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch

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Buy on Amazon.ca here

At TWT, we believe that the best way to start the day is by being fully charged. The Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock is an all-in-one charging solution that will let your gift receiver charge their iPhone, AirPods, iPad, and Apple Watch…all at once. This charging miracle provides the faster possible wireless charging for iPhone (7.5-watts) and fully supports Nightstand mode for the Apple Watch. You won’t have to worry about this gift being traded, because we guarantee that it will become a nightstand necessity as soon as it’s unwrapped.

 

Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote

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Buy on Amazon.ca here

Do you want to be known for giving the gift of cinematic entertainment and brilliant 4K Ultra HD picture? Look no further than the Fire TV Stick 4K (with Alexa Voice Remote)! For around the same price as a month of cable TV, the Fire TV Stick provides access to thousands of sports, TV episodes, movies, and access to all the top streaming apps (like Crave, Prime Video, YouTube and Netflix). The handy remote is equipped with Amazon’s beloved voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, and will fit seamlessly into any compatible smart home devices such as Hue. This TWT-approved gift will become a household favourite faster than you can say “Alexa, play Westworld”.

 

 

Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB

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Buy on Amazon.ca here

If you’ve ever visited the TWT office, you know that we love a great vinyl. As vinyl records continue to make a comeback for their signature sound quality and nostalgia factor (they’re cool, OK?), a vinyl player makes for an awesome gift. This vinyl player isn’t a complete blast from the past though, as its USB port allows you to digitize your record collection and will let you listen to your favourite tunes, anytime, anywhere.

 

Ember Temperature-Control Smart Mug

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Buy on Amazon.ca here

Looking for the perfect gift for your boss? The Ember Temperature-Control Smart Mug is the ticket!  Not only does it keep your hot drink at the exact temperature you prefer (between 50°C and 62.5°C), it’s also complete with 1-hour battery life on a single charge, or all-day beverage-heating magic with the handy charging coaster. To begin using this magic mug, simply pair the mug with the Ember app to enjoy the gift of temperature-controlled beverages!

 

Whiskey Glass Set

whiskey

Buy on Amazon.ca here

It’s no secret that we appreciate a quality whiskey, and quality barware to serve it in. This Whiskey Glass Set is perfect for serving scotch and bourbon, and we guarantee that it will be appreciated by all spirit taste lovers. Complete with two serving glasses, eight granite chilling stones to keep the integrity of original flavour, two tongs, and slate coasters to help you toast to life with a friend. Did we mention that it’s packaging is timeless crafted wooden box?

 

HTML Beer Glasses (Set of 2)

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Buy on Uncommongoods.com here

It’s not easy being a programmer. Between coding and debugging, sometimes a beer is required to celebrate a code going live or finding an error after searching through thousands of code lines. If you’re looking to give your favourite programmer the gift of decoding the perfect beer pour, we’ve found just what you’re looking for! These HTML Beer Glasses are sure to be a conversation piece and will be appreciated for years to come. Cheers!

 

SEGA Genesis Mini

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Buy on Amazon.ca here

While we could give you a history listen on why the SEGA Genesis is one the best gaming systems of all time, we’ll summarize and simply say that this iconic console defined a generation of gaming and will always hold a special place in the hearts of the TWT team. That’s why we give our stamp of approval to its revival as the Sega Genesis Mini! Loaded with 42 acclaimed games, this console is ready to plug and play right out of the box. While purchasing this for the gamer in your life is an easy holiday gift decision, deciding whether to play Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter or Monster World IV isn’t so much.

 

Terrarium Kit

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Buy on Plant.com here

At TWT, we are Calgary’s SMB Managed IT Specialists. We are also amazing plant parents (yes, they all have names). If you’re looking for a solution to your gift-giving dilemma and a gift that will be appreciated by the person that has everything, look no further than this incredible Terrarium Kit from local YYC business, Plant!

This kit includes all the supplies to get your gift receiver on the way to a beautiful and low-maintenance plant child. All this glass terrarium needs are a few plants and a dash of creativity. Please note that creativity is sold separately.

 

Logitech MX Vertical Mouse

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Buy on Amazon.ca here

Do you know a workaholic? While we’re not sure how to solve their sleep deprivation issues, we have the perfect gift to combat the strain and wrist pain that they probably experience from using a regular mouse all day…. every day. Logitech’s MX Vertical Mouse has an ergonomic design and a battery that stays powered for 4 months on a full charge. This mouse will prevent forearm twisting and is proven to reduce muscular strain. It’s 4000 DPI high-precision sensor provides tracking so precise, that users require 4X less hand movement when compared to a normal mouse.

If you want to give the gift of workplace comfort, this is it.

 

TRACTIVE 3G GPS Dog Tracker

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Buy on Amazon.ca here

We have a few dogs at the TWT office and couldn’t imagine if one was missing. The TRACTIVE GPS pet finder is a waterproof and robust gift idea for every dog (or cat) owner and will help ease the anxiety of a missing pet situation. This collar will not only show where your pet is right now but also where your pet has recently been, giving you peace of mind in case of an emergency. A monthly subscription fee ensures that the collar has no range limitation (unlike Bluetooth GPS finders) and guarantees that its live tracking feature will be able to pinpoint the real-time location of your pet in situations where it matters most.

 

All of these items were independently chosen by the TWT team and we do not earn a commission on purchases through these links.

All items were in-stock before publication, but demand may change online availability. 

 

 

 

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