Miami Crowd’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Shopping for everyone on your list can be daunting. That’s why the Miami Crowd team lined up some hot items for women, men and children.
2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ M-Series™
(Starting at $799.99 for the 50” and ranging to $2,999.99 for the 75”)
The new Vizio Smart Cast is a great upgrade choice from your current display. The display is powered by XLED Plus, which provides local dimming that enhances bright levels and fine tunes the quality of 4K Ultra HD. Your black images will appear as deeper blacks and vivid contrast. You’re able to easily stream from your phone to your display, due to the thousands of Chromecast enabled-apps. The Vizio Smart Cast also pairs with Google Home, where you can use your voice to control your display. Using simple voice commands, such as “Hey Google turn down the volume.”
Google Home Mini & Smarter Coffee
Google Home Mini ($49) launched in stores on October 19, 2017. It helps you with everyday routines around your home. It comes equipped with far-field microphones. This helps the Mini hear you over music that’s playing or background noise. It’s available in three color – Chalk, Charcoal and Coral. If you pair the Google Home Mini to other smart devices such as the Smarter Coffee Machine ($249.99). You can say “Hey Google, brew me a coffee.” The coffee machine will start brewing. It can also detect when you arrive home and it will automatically start brewing.
Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S pen on the bottom right corner of the device. S pen can be used to jot down quick notes on the home screen. You don’t even have to unlock your phone. It brings a Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilization on both lenses. You can also multi task between apps, by using the side by side view on the Infinity Display. Additional specs include:
- Internal Memory includes 64GB ROM12 , 6GB RAM. Expandable memory of up to an additional 256 GB8.
- Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 Rating, which tests submersion up to 1.5 meter for up to 30 minutes.
- Wireless Charging Capability
Peel set out to do away with the bulkiness of phone cases. Peel produces ultra thin iphone and android cases. The cases include minimalist styles with glossy and matte finishes.
Catalyst Airpod Cases
Catalyst provides the first ever case for your Apple AirPods ($24.99). The case is made of soft silicone that protects from scrapes and scratches. The case also allows for easy access to the lighting port and comes with a carabiner that’s detachable. The carabiner makes it easy to attach your AirPods to on-the-go accessories such as a book bag, purse or clothing belt loops.
Apexan Wireless Charger ($21.99)
It can be used for iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and all Qi Compatible Cell Phones. It charges up to 1.5 times faster than normal wireless charging. It uses two ways to charge: Normal Charging (5V/2A) and QC Fast Charging (9V/1.8A). Its sleek and modern design makes it an elegant charger option. Additionally, its LED indicators, non-slip pad and ultra slim only 8mm make it simple and convenient.
The new GMAS130 offers a new face design, with an automatic step counter display. It displays your fitness achievements with a percentage indicator. It comes in four pastel shades including mint, pink, black and white. This versatile design makes it perfect for use at work, gym and more.
Edifier MP200 ($34.99)
This portable cube sized audio speaker, will give you less to carry because it fits in your palm. The battery life ensures up to 12 hours of playback. Its Bluetooth capability and hands-free calling make it a useful tech device. You can use it outdoors and indoors. It’s also dust proof and splash proof. Available in seven colorful options.
A straightforward and useful gift is a box of One Fresh Cup Coffee that includes 10 or 36 serving options. You use it by setting the filter on your cup and pouring hot water over it. There are more than 7 flavors and tea options.
Clarins Advent Calendar ($125)
The Clarins Advent Calendar brings 24 days worth of skincare and makeup surprises. It’s simplifying what to buy and summing up essential travel sized items. Items include:
Beauty Flash Balm, Mascara Supra Volume, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin, Moisture-Rich Body Lotion, Deluxe Travel-Size, Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder Compact, Joli Rouge, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Cleansing Milk, Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream, Toning Lotion, Eye Contour Gel, Extra-Firming Mask, Hydra-Essential Silky Cream, three charms to clip onto your key-chain and three gift tags for your special note.
Unique clothing pieces are always nice too. Children can run around in a fun, functional and hooded Trestles poncho ($57.00) from Kindhood. It’s ultra soft, dries quick and has a pocket pouch for children to keep their hands warm.
If you’re raising a bilingual child, you may want to check out Vince and Soph’s online apparel shop. Its collection features sweatshirts with sayings such as “who needs santa when you have abuelos,” and onesies that display “bebe bilingue.” You can also find accessories as low as $9.99.