Five last minute holiday gift ideas for the techie in your life

Our winter closets have been fully transitioned and put to use by now, signaling that the Holidays are a’coming and the malls are overrun. As the Senior Product Manager for TELUS’ device portfolio, I get to play around with a lot of  cool gadgets that we offer and not to mention, gadgets that make pretty great gifts too. So, let me break down five gift ideas that you can pick up at your local TELUS store or on telus.com to make your holiday shopping a bit easier.

1.     Capture the holiday moments in stunning clarity with the Nokia Lumia 1020

Ba-humbug to poor photos. No one likes missing the moment when little Tommy opens up his gifts because the photo is too blurry or the early-morning light isn’t strong enough. With 41 megapixels, PureView technology and Optical Image Stabilization, you can rest assured that Tommy’s reaction to his new bike will be seen in stunning quality.


2.     Moto G – A great smartphone at stocking stuffer prices

TMoto Ghe Moto G packs a punch with its 4.5” 720 HD screen, 5MP camera and quad-core processor, especially considering it’s only $0 with a 2-year term and no price plan commitment – plus it’s only available at TELUS.  The Moto G is great for those who may be new to the smartphone experience like your parents or even tweens and teens. Plus, with our new SharePlus plans you can share data across multiple devices – one data plan for the whole family!




3.     Uber-Tech in the house? Say hi to the Samsung GALAXY Gear.

GearThe Samsung GALAXY Gear allows the tech enthusiast to stay ultra-connected. This new smartwatch has a camera, can receive text messages, emails and even phone calls, making it a perfect replacement for a Bluetooth headset when driving. The Galaxy Gear comes in orange and black and works for most Samsung devices including the Samsung GALAXY S4 and Note 3.


4.     Keep track of your New Year’s resolution with FitBit

FitBitDid you know it is recommended you get 10,000 steps a day? We all may not need rigorous exercise regimens, but ensuring we stay appropriately active and get the necessary sleep we need is important. FitBit, the wearable wristband, helps you do that by automatically tracking your daily steps and nightly sleep.  On top of that, you can track your calorie intake too. All of FitBit’s information is digested via your Bluetooth-connected smartphone so you can stay up to date on your daily activities to get on the right track!


5.     TELUS makes getting the holiday gift of the season, easier – want an iPad? You got it!

Apple’s iPad has been named the holiday gift of the year and at TELUS, we’ve made it easier to get one. With Easy Tablet, you can get an iPad Mini for $0 upfront and pay it off in equal payments over a 12- or 24-month term. This means you’ll have your shiny new iPad and more money to surprise others in your life!


So there you have it, five gift ideas heading into the Holiday season that ensure your loved ones are better connected – just remember to look up from the screen every once and awhile and enjoy the Christmas lights ;). Happy Holidays!