So what gifts are people buying more of this year?
Below are the season’s 12 hottest gifts. So if you’re totally stuck on what to buy this year, this list is the perfect place to start. Happy shopping!
Apple iPad Air / iPad mini
You can get the new 16GB WiFi models for as little as $360. New units of the previous-gen iPad mini have sunk to around $250, whereas the iPad mini with Retina still starts at $399.
Kindle Fire HDX
Cheaper than the newest iPads you can pay $379 but using several coupon discounts, knocks it to as low as $179.
Samsung Galaxy S4
You’ll currently find for a new unit is $50 with a 2-year contract.
Most GPS models go for somewhere between $50 and $100.
You can still find low-tier sets from Amazon or Walmart for under $10. The LEGO Star Wars Super Star Destroyer, on the other hand, retails for $400.
You can expect to pay between $100 and $450 for a new unit.
According to CNET, the best sound bars around come from top audio manufacturers like Pioneer, Sony, Harman Kardon, and Bose. You don’t have to settle for paying top dollar for these systems, though. For example, the Harmon Kardon SB 16 has an ugly $600 retail price, but we saw this highly-rated sound bar for just $120 last month.
It’s about $25, but offers knocking the Chromecast down to $33 are far more common right now.
The North Face Jackets
Regularly you see this brand’s jackets marked down to somewhere between $40 and $200. One in-demand style is the Denali fleece jacket, which is often discounted to $80 to $100 for adult sizes, and around $50 for children’s sizes. Although these jackets make tempting gifts, you’d probably do better to buy one during an after-Christmas sale.
Xbox One & PS4
$500 for the Xbox One or the full $400 for a PS4. However, older Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles go for much less, especially if you score a bundle.
Apple TV is $72
LeapFrog LeapPad tablets
Leapfrog’s line of kids’ tablets certainly offers parents a lot of choices. The cheapest option is the LeapPad2 Explorer model, which costs $40 to $50, runs on four AA batteries, and lacks WiFi. The next tier boasts the $100 LeapPad2 Power, for which we’ve never seen a discount.
Beats by Dre Headphones
Refurbished pairs of Studio headphones have gone as low as $115. As for new units, we’ve seen the urBeats earbuds for as little as $40, while new pairs of the Solo HD headphones are $100
Now that you’ve got a rough idea of the prices for this season’s hottest gifts, you can do your last-minute present shopping with peace of mind.