Holiday Gift Guide: Tech & Personalized Gifts

Today, the final installment of my holiday gift guide.  Yesterday, I shared some clothing and home decor picks, while Monday's guide looked at flowers, food and wine.  Today, we wrap up with a few tech and personalized gifts I am sharing for several companies on my holiday TV tour.

Tech

If you're in the market for a new laptop computer (for yourself or as a gift), Office Depot and Office Max stores have this Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series laptop for less than $250. 

As a frequent traveler, I love the lightness of this, and the bright cobalt blue make it easy to find in my bag as well.  It even includes a year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal. (Photos courtesy of Office Depot).

Keep your home secure with Nest's suite of home protection products from Bed Bath & Beyond (pictured from left to right):  Nest Protect Second Generation Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm; Nest Cam Security Camera; Nest Learning Third Generation Thermostat. (Photos courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond).

For gamers, the Playstation VR is one of the hottest gifts of the season.  GameStop can hook you up with this or other games and consoles. (Photo courtesy of GameStop).

Personalized Gifts

Want to guarantee someone will not return a gift?  Put their name on it - or better yet, their pictures!

Put Me In The Story will customize children's story books and coloring books for you.  Choose from best-selling book titles and favorite characters, and they will actually weave your child's name and photo into the story. (Photos courtesy of Put Me In The Story).

Finally, the gift that Scott and I give to his parents and siblings each year:  a photo book from Shutterfly.  Seven years ago, we started gathering family photos from throughout the year and organizing them into a "family yearbook."  This started as a fairly small project, but the "Sewell Family Yearbook" has since grown into an annual book of about 100 pages packed with hundreds of photos!  We prepare one book, order six copies - and our shopping is done.  The best part?  Sitting around on Christmas Eve with family, going through the book and sharing memories from the last year.

Happy shopping!