The holiday season is again upon us.  The question every year is:  What should I buy that special someone in my life?  There is the must-have list of criteria for anything you get: it has to be special; it has to be unique; it has to be something he/she would want to use/wear; it has to cool; it has to elicit the ‘wow’ factor.

There is the opportunity to reserve the upscale tech gifts that are sure to meet this list of criteria.  Some of these tech products may not be available at big box retailers and available only online,  so it is highly recommended to reserve the holiday gifts as early as possible. You don’t want to miss out on the outstanding deals offered for these high-end products that will make anyone on your shopping list happy.

High-End Headphones

The concept is simple, but some places have managed to perfect the use of these once-simple items to make them “high-end.” This is the upscale tech gift that will definitely be appreciated and used often.  They are the perfect escape on any flight. There are  two specific headphones selected below that are professional quality high-end headphones.  These are not to be mistaken for the mass market headphones that are now ubiquitous in our society, they are the top products for comfort, usability and audio perfection. These two units have received excellent reviews from very credible sources such as CNET Magazine.

Ultrasone Signature Pro Headphone:  A “German-made Mercedes class set of headphones built for a discriminating clientele.”  Expect to pay around $1,300.00.

Sennheiser HD 700:  According to several professional reviews, the HD 700 is one of the most comfortable headphones in the high-end professional market.  Expect to pay around $750.00.

Nest Learning Wi-Fi Thermostat 

Millennials (born between 1978 and 1995… approximately 75 to 85 million) have become affluent and now are a huge spending demographic in our society.  Millennials love technology, are very tech savvy, and are early adopters with new technology.  They are also very ‘green.’  They embrace energy saving technology.  The very attractive Nest Learning Wi-Fi Thermostat would be a great gift for any millennial.  According to most sites, the Nest Thermostat is very easy to install, learns individual preferences (avoiding the need to program), and lets consumers control and monitor their thermostat through the web.  Expect to pay around $250.00 for this device.

Sony’s DEV-50VB Digital Recording Binoculars

It’s almost like something out of a futuristic movie. This last item is truly new, high-tech, upscale and will make consumers ask:  Why didn’t they think of that before?  The Sony’s DEV-50VB Digital Recording Binoculars zoom up to 25x instantly. Anything from bird watching to concert-going just got much better. It also records in 3D and has the image stabilization feature. These binoculars are rugged as well… they are both water and dust resistant. They also record on memory sticks, making it easy to store and transfer. Expect to pay around $2,000.00 for these binoculars.

There are many outstanding tech gifts available for the holiday season and this guide offers some of the most unique tech gifts available. The products highlighted are considered a deal and would make great gifts for the holidays.  However, be sure to do the research to find the best deal on each product, as prices do vary depending on location and seller.  Happy shopping!

Michelle Guilbeau is a writer, reviewer, teacher and business owner. She also has experience in school administration, literacy coaching and is proud founder of CraftKitsForKids.com and MichelleGuilbeau.com Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of cities, food, travel, education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.