2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the best gifts for the best people in your life? We can help! We've spent the year testing a lot of great (and some not-so-great) products to figure out our absolute favorite tech of 2016. And we've brought it all here, together, in one easy wish list, just for you!

HP Elite x3

HP's Elite x3 is assembled with top-notch components, has exquisite build quality, and sports high-end specs for great performance. This phone was built from the ground up for Windows 10 Mobile.

$799 Buy Now

Lumia 950 XL

If you're looking for a phone with a big, beautiful AMOLED display and all the best features of Windows 10 Mobile, the Lumia 950 XL delivers. An amazing camera, dual-SIM function, and strong battery round out this phone's impressive hardware.

$499 Buy Now

Alcatel Idol 4S

The Idol 4S is one of the best Windows 10 Mobile devices to date. Reception is strong, the display is gorgeous, battery life is outstanding, and the phone is just stunning.

$470 Buy Now

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

If you are considering the Pro 4 for your first Surface, you won't be disappointed. It runs cool, has a fast CPU, is thin and light, and has a fantastic display.

from $899 Buy Now

Dell XPS 13

This small, light powerhouse boasts a beautiful display, a 7th-generation Kaby Lake processor, and a battery that lasts through a workday. If you love the look of a standard notebook, the XPS 13 is for you.

from $799 Buy Now

HP Spectre x360 (2016)

The Spectre x360 looks and acts like a laptop that costs a lot, but is actually quite affordable. Its convertible design and powerful hardware allow you to tackle anything, and you can look good doing it.

from $900 Buy Now

UE Boom 2

This portable, waterproof speaker will blow you away with its 90 decibels of 360-degree sound. Expect up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, and stay in mobile range up to 100 feet away.

$155 Buy Now

Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

These Bluetooth headphones offer amazing noise-cancelling technology and come with a battery that lasts up to 20 hours. If you have the budget, there's really no other headphones worth considering.

$350 Buy Now

Groove Music Pass

Love streaming ad-free music? Grab the Groove Music Pass and stream to any device with the UWP app. Add your own digital music collection to OneDrive and access it from anywhere!

from $10 Buy Now

Xbox One S

The Xbox One S is an outstanding mid-stream release from Microsoft. It adds some excellent bonus features that are really impressive for movie fans.

$299 Buy Now

Xbox Elite Controller

The Xbox Elite Controller grants unprecedented control over your game, adding ridiculous amounts of additional configuration and customization. A must-buy for Xbox gamers looking to get an edge.

$150 Buy Now

Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 heralds the return of one of Microsoft's biggest franchises. Gears of War 4 kickstarts an all-new saga, delivering some of the Xbox's most gorgeous graphics and gory gameplay in the process.

$60 Buy Now

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 is the quintessential arcade racing game on Xbox. Travel down under to a uncompromisingly gorgeous Australian landscape and enjoy hundreds of hours of high-octane, addictive gameplay.

$60 Buy Now

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 is among the greatest first person shooters of this generation. Experience the horror of the world's first industrial war, in a 32 vs. 32 shooter as sobering as intense. This is DICE's masterpiece.

$60 Buy Now

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament

Look no further than Turtle Beach's incredible Elite Pro Tournament headset to help a loved one gain a competitive edge this holiday season. Throw in the Tactical Audio Controller, and the result is unprecedented control over every aspect of the Xbox sound experience.

$200 Buy Now

Samsung KS8000

Samsung's KS8000 series is our pick of the bunch when it comes to selecting a TV for the living room. The inclusion of 4K and HDR ensures content rendered from the Xbox One S will look superb.

$897 Buy Now

VIZIO SB4051 Soundbar

Picture isn't everything when watching movies. The VIZIO SB4051 soundbar comes with a subwoofer and two rear speakers. Everything is easy to set up, there are plenty of connection options, and the sound is impressive.

$350 Buy Now

VIZIO E-Series E55 TV

The Vizio E-Series is a solid 1080p budget TV option that ranges from 32 inches up to 70 inches. Enjoy Smart-TV features and a distinct lack of motion blur that sets it apart from many high-end options.

$480Buy Now

Ecobee 3

The ecobee 3 smart thermostat is the best available now. It looks great, it's super easy to install, has a great design, and the remote sensor is unique.

$248 Buy Now

Flir FX security camera

Flir's venture into the world of home security brings a quality camera with Wi-Fi capabilities, remote monitoring, and night vision. A neat RapidRecap feature lets you take a day's worth of surveillance and compress it into a shorter time for easy viewing.

$129 Buy Now

Philips Hue Starter Kit

It's easy to convince visitors you live in the future when you transform your lighting with a few taps on your phone. Just screw in some light bulbs, download the app, and enjoy custom lighting in your home.

$200 Buy Now

Dell UltraSharp U2715H

The Dell UltraSharp U2715H is just about the best monitor for the most people. It features an IPS panel with a 2560x1440 resolution, and it has plenty of ports so you can keep all your peripherals plugged in all the time..

$443 Buy Now

Logitech MX Master Mouse

Logitech's MX Master is a beast of a wireless mouse, sporting great functionality and some advanced features. It is accurate enough for both gaming and productivity.

From $65 Buy Now

Logitech C922 Webcam

The Logitech C922 lets you record video and enjoy Skype calls in 1080p, and it has some impressive features, including a virtual green screen, for anyone who streams video.

$80 Buy Now

Corsair Gaming M65 Pro Mouse

Some PC users demand a mouse that has been custom tuned for gaming. The Corsair M65 PRO has a 12,000 DPI sensor with high accuracy, and it has programmable buttons with custom RGB lighting to best match your style.

$46 Buy Now

Razer BlackWidow Chroma

With Chroma lighting effects, responsive, mechanical keys, and five macro keys, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma is a favorite among many PC gamers.

$145 Buy Now

Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 is the best Fitbit for more people (and the best fitness tracker in general) because it does almost everything well, and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

$150 Buy Now

Fitbit Blaze

The Fitbit Blaze has a high-resolution, color touchscreen with plenty of clock faces to choose from. With a ton of luxury bands available, the Blaze is the fitness item for anyone concerned with style.

$200 Buy Now

TuneBand Go Armband

This fitness armband fits any phone from 5 inches to 6.5 inches in size thanks to its clever clip system, and you can even keep the case on the phone for maximum protection while you work out.

$20 Buy Now

Jaybird X3 Sport Headphones

The Jaybird X3 Sport wireless headphones deliver great sound quality with a battery that lasts up to 8 hours. Both sweatproof earpieces are tethered together, and you get a three-button remote for control over your music.

$130 Buy Now

Lenovo Ideapad 100s

A laptop for kids is ideally small, rugged, and affordable. The Lenovo Ideapad 100s hits all the marks and has a battery that will make it through a full day.

$200 Buy Now

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Minecraft appeals to all crowds thanks to being able to play however you want. It promotes creativity, critical thinking, and is a ton of fun to boot.

$10 Buy Now

HP Stream 11

A fun, aqua-blue chassis holds decent hardware and a great 11.6-inch display your child will love. The HP Stream 11 has a great battery and is rugged enough to withstand riding around in a backpack.

$200 Buy Now

HTC Vive

Hands down the best VR system you can buy today, but it requires a lot of space and a really great PC to power the experience. If you have what it requires, the end result is pretty special.

$799 Buy Now