By Andrew Romero & Ben Schoon
Look, you don't have much time and there are a lot of products to cover, so let's jump right in...
1. Google Pixel Buds A-Series
Google's Pixel Buds A-Series are a fantastic gift option for any Android user. These truly wireless earbuds incorporate fast pairing for a smooth and easy transition into listening to your favorite music. When it comes to audio, Google uses custom drivers to deliver sound quality that doesn't come naturally at the price point. At the same time, these offer sound cancellation for complete audio isolation. For $100, these are a great choice.
Or.... 1More ColorBuds 2
Alternatively, the ColorBuds 2 by 1More come in at a better price point and legitimately sound comparable to the Pixel Buds A-Series. They miss features like listening for "Hey, Google" and some others, but make up for it with Qi wireless charging and active noise cancellation. Sold on Amazon, these will definitely get here before the month's end, and they only come in at around $80.
2. Google Nest Mini/Hub
There are many reasons to gift a smart speaker. These gifts are extremely useful for smart home enthusiasts, anyone who likes music, or even someone who just wants to hear Google Assistant tell them a joke every once in a while. The Google Nest Mini is a great deal at only $50, which almost makes you want to buy multiple. On the other hand, the Nest Hub comes in at $100 but has a nice display letting you watch videos and interact on a whole new level. The Nest Mini sometimes goes on sale for under $30 while the Nest Hub can hit $60 discounted.
3. Chromecast with Google TV
Streaming devices are a no-brainer gift, and with every show making it's way to a different streaming service, the best way to handle content might be Google TV. The affordable Chromecast by Google is probably the best option. It can handle any streaming service and be used with just about any TV out there. The best part is that it only runs around $50, sometimes $40. While it doesn't have incredible storage, it's more than capable of streaming your favorite content.
4. Nomad Base Station Stand
Almost every flagship nowadays uses wireless charging. While there are many options, one of the best is Nomad. The base Station Stand charges at 10W and includes a 18W charger and a nice USB-C cable in the box as well. The quality of the Base Station Stand is almost second to none, with high-quality leather and metal composing the stand, you almost can't go wrong. This is a beautiful and practical gift that comes in at $100.
5. Google Nest Cam
No one doesn't want extra security around their house, and an easy way to add it is with a wired or wireless Google Nest Cam. Google's security cameras seamlessly work with Google Home and comes in at under $100 without a subscription. For extra features like cloud storage and more, we highly recommend the subscription. Hey, you could gift a subscription too!
For more alternative gifts and promo codes, visit 9to5Google for the full gift guide!