You put a lot of time and energy into finding that perfect gift for your loved ones, but shopping for grandparents isn't always easy. That's why we put together this list of recommended products that will bring a smile to their face.
Amazon Kindle Oasis w/ Special Offers (WiFi)
Editor's Pick: "Thinner and lighter than any other Kindle, the Oasis e-reader is the ideal indulgence for literary travelers. Its nonglare screen makes for easy reading on the brightest beach, and the eight-week battery life means you could get through 'War and Peace' and 'Ulysses' on a desert island with juice to spare. Though the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is slightly heavier and has a shorter charge, it's a solid second choice at less than half the price."
—Kevin Doyle, executive editor, Consumer Reports
Complete with a built-in answering machine, this cordless phone is thoughtfully designed to assist anyone who may sometimes need a little help. The volume on the handset, for example, can be increased to accommodate family or friends with moderate to severe hearing loss. The large, backlit buttons are easy to see in any light. And those big buttons and the louder-than-average speaker can even be enlisted to let the user make and take calls from a cell phone via Bluetooth.
Hermetically sealed hotel rooms can have notoriously dry air. This petite, packable humidifier is small enough to stash in your suitcase and sit on your nightstand, quietly adding much-needed water vapor to the air. It mists in any direction you want, and because the tank is an inverted water bottle, all you have to take along is the base.
Check our buying guide and ratings for humidifiers.
Getting a 4K TV doesn’t have to require breaking the bank. Case in point: This 55-inch Ultra High Definition TV from LG, which costs a fraction of the price of some other 4K TVs. But it still delivers excellent HD and UHD picture quality, excellent color accuracy, and excellent black levels (for enhanced contrast). It also has advanced internet capabilities and a full web browser.
It’s nice that some fitness trackers offer push notifications, but not everyone wants to be flooded with texts and email 24 hours a day. For people who want workout data, plain and simple, the Mio Fuse is a welcome option. It monitors heart rate, step count, and calories burned. No GPS. No stairs climbed. The LED matrix display gives the time and color-coded alerts to keep you on track.
Oregon Scientific Wireless BBQ/Oven AW131
No more need for cooks to stay near the oven with one eye on the meat. This leave-in digital thermometer frees them for higher-level tasks, such as enjoying some eggnog. All they have to do is select meat type and doneness, insert the probe, and wait for the portable receiver to prompt them.
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