Each year, American consumers spend billions of dollars during the holidays, and the 2015 holiday season is on target to break sales records at many retailers. Electronics and toys have become one of the hottest categories of gifts to buy. Here are some items that are sure to be at the top of many retailers' bestseller lists.
Apple's gadgets are always in high demand during the holiday season, and Apple's new iPad Pro will certainly follow in the footsteps of Apple's previous offerings. Going on sale in November, the iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch screen and weighs a mere 1.57 pounds. The iPad Pro is the first iPad to come with a stylus that has been dubbed the Apple Pencil, and this accessory makes the iPad Pro a top gadget for graphic designers, photo enthusiasts and other multimedia enthusiasts. MSRP starts at $799.00.
Star Wars BB-8 by Sphero
Not to be confused with other BB-8 toys, the BB-8 by Sphero is a high-tech replica of the droid that is featured in the upcoming Star Wars movie to be released in December. The droid features both a gyroscope and accelerometer inside, and owners use a compatible iOS or Android app to move the droid. The gadget uses inductive charging to wirelessly charge itself when placed on the included base. Retailing for $149.99, the BB-8 by Sphero is a fun toy for adults and children alike.
Kindle Fire 7" Tablet
If you're worried about children damaging an expensive iPad Pro, then a great alternative gift item might be the 7" Kindle Fire Tablet from Amazon. Priced at just $49, users can enjoy movies, books and games on the tablet, all of which are purchased through Amazon. The device features 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot to expand memory up to 128GB.
Electronics and toys have proven to be top sellers every holiday season, and these items appeal to people in different age ranges who have a variety of interests and hobbies.
Just remember - if you're buying electronics as a toy, you're likely going to need it fixed eventually. When that time comes around, come to Wisp.