You can already feel the trends starting to take shape. The tech trends of gift giving for this Christmas season are here early. From big ticket items to affordable crowdfunded breakthroughs, these are the focus of this year’s presents under the tree.

TV PICK – Samsung TV 75″ Q80R QLED $2999

It’s the industry’s top screen that presents dazzling colors from every angle, effortlessly minimizes glare, and finds hidden details in blacks and brilliant whites with an advanced full array of LED backlighting.

Samsung’s QLED TVs have ‘quantum dots’ that combine vivid colors with brilliant brightness to deliver a realistic and true-to-life picture. Direct Full Array local dimming makes your blacks deeper and your whites brighter to improve contrasts on the screen. New Quantum Light Control provides an ultra-wide viewing angle, reducing glare so the colors, brightness, and detail remain constant no matter where you sit. The best seat in the house is any seat in the house.

New Samsung One Remote features far-field voice capabilities so you can use Bixby to control your TV or get personalized recommendations without ever picking up the remote. Samsung 82″ 75” 65″ and 55″ Q80R QLED TV is available from BestBuy and Samsung.com

 

LAPTOP PICK – DELL G3 15 LAPTOP $799+

All you have to do is see where the gamers are trending toward to identify the smartest laptop gift. The Dell G3 15 is the perfect combination of power, performance and design for the budget-conscious gamer looking to balance school work and gaming. That’s really the trick to the perfect balancing act in a great laptop. You want to be able find that sweet spot to work hard and play hard.

The Dell G3 15 is perfect for budget-conscious gamers looking for power and performance. The Dell G3 15 is a no compromise gaming laptop. Every detail has been thoughtfully designed to extract the maximum visual value – color accents, patterns and mold finishes Ideal for gaming enthusiasts with high aspirations, the G3 15 features a new Game Shift feature that with one click of a button, it enables optimal processor performance for intense gameplay.

GAME PICK – New Xbox Gears 5 Game $60

From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. Play 2019’s biggest game on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass today.

Five Ways To Play: With five thrilling modes, there’s something for every Gears fan. Besides the blockbuster story Campaign, you have competitive Versus multiplayer, co-operative Horde survival mode with new heroes and abilities, the new aggressive high-stakes 3-player co-op mode called Escape, and a Map Builder that lets you create custom Escape maps to share with and challenge your friends.

Approachability and Accessibility: With a growing audience (such as Xbox Game Pass members), the development team made sure to make this the easiest way to join the Gears family via gameplay tweaks, a Boot Camp mode to teach you the ropes, the Jack character who is perfect for players new to Gears and numerous accessibility options.

To reach as many players as they can, they added accessibility features like full controller remapping, single stick movement, Adaptive Controller support, narrated UI and menus, improved subtitles and more. Avail for $60 to buy or as part of Xbox Game Pass subscription.

KIDS PICK – ROCKIT TWIST $60

LeapFrog is reinventing handheld educational gaming for kids ages four to eight with RockIt Twist,  offering a totally unique way to play exciting video games with no need for WiFi.

Kids can twist, turn, play and learn with four sides of light-up controls including buttons, dials, a spinner, slider, switch and D-pad. 12 preloaded games help kids learn skills including literacy, math, problem-solving and creativity all while having fun, plus they can nurture three adorable virtual RockIt Pets that hatch and grow from eggs. For even more exciting new game play, six additional game packs (sold separately) include more games, plus a new virtual RockIt Pets and physical RockIt Pets figure to match. For ages 4 to 8. $59.99  Amazon, Target, Walmart

 

GROOMING GIFT – Gillette Heated Razor $200

Started from an indiegogo hit campaign, The Heated Razor by GilletteLabs activates and delivers instant warmth in less than one second at the push of a button and provides a noticeably more comfortable shave.

Remember old time barber shops that would start with a hot towel before a close shave? This is the modern say version of that premium hot shave. Designed in Germany, The Heated Razor features adjustable temperature levels to achieve optimal comfort, and has Gillette’s best blades combined with FlexDisc™ technology to maintain skin contact in order to give a smooth shave. The heated razor is 100% waterproof, comes with a wireless charging dock and uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts up to six shaves. The razor retails for $200 and can be purchased at TheArtofShaving.com.