Valentine’s Day gifting can be a complicated affair, especially on special occasions when you really want to make someone feel special. With Valentine’s day 2021 just a few days away, it’s time to start planning gifts for your partner. As your sources of buying advice, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts of the season.
To ensure that there is something for everyone, the products span everything from the latest smartphones and the best wireless earphones to seasonal specialities such as gaming consoles and fitness trackers. For good measure, we’ve also thrown in a few non-tech offerings that might be good last-minute gift ideas.
As always, we’ve prioritized products that are exceptional in their segment or are currently available at a discounted price. Since some can be short-term offers, be sure to check and track the prices of whatever you’re looking to buy, to ensure you get the best deals.
The Amazfit Bip U is a great smartwatch for those who need a good fitness tracker on a budget. The Bip U looks like a smartwatch and offers plenty of fitness features and a few smart features.
The Honor Watch ES is a great fitness tracker. It has essentials like workout-tracking, heart rate and sleep monitoring. In addition, you also get a SpO2 monitor and stress monitoring feature. The design is also quite unique here.
Amazfit GTS 2e/GTR 2e @Rs 9,999
The compact version of the Amazfit GTS 2/GTR 2, these watches gives you a lot of features for the money. With a bright OLED display, good battery life and an impressive array of tracking features.
Fossil Gen 5E Wear OS @Rs 18,495
The newest WearOS smartwatch in India, the Fossil 5E offers a 1.19-inch AMOLED screen and is powered by Snapdragon Wear 3100. This is paired with 1GB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. This will offer a complete smartwatch experience and not only as a fitness tracker.
Apple Watch starting @Rs 20,900
The best wearable companion for any Apple iPhone user, the Apple Watch Series 3 in India now starts at Rs 20,999. It comes with GPS, smart coaching, Siri voice assistant, and more.
If you know you want an Apple Watch, the Watch SE is the one to go for: it’s got all the useful features of the Watch 6, but it’s much cheaper, and thus one of the best smartwatches around. The always-on display is sorely missing, but the fitness tracking – including motivating nudges to keep you active – is as good as ever, and will improve when Fitness Plus lands.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 @Rs 25,990
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 offers one of the best smartwatch experiences on the market, with a dazzling design and top-end spec that allows it to run as smoothly as any other wearable on the market.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 offer a robust set of features at an affordable price. It sports a better, more vibrant colour display, improved fitness tracking and a minimalistic interface.
Other options include the Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve, Realme Watch S Pro, OnePlus Band and Amazfit GTS 2 Mini.
These are a great pair of truly wireless earphones for those who are on a tight budget. They offer good sound, good battery life and a comfortable fit. Overall though, these are the best buds for under Rs 3,000 currently.
These are a solid pair of TWS with ANC on budget. Along with that, they also offer excellent sound quality. The buds are also IP54-rated for water-resistance and support wireless charging.
The Oppo Enco X are yet another impressive audio product from the brand. The presence of ANC is very effective and the sound quality is top-notch. There are plenty of controls available including slide controls to manage volume.
For all the bass lovers, the Sony WF-XB700 have a lot to offer. They have a fun, energetic sound quality, feel comfortable during long listening sessions and have an 18-hour combined battery life.
Sennheiser Momentum TWS 2 @Rs 23,499
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 boast of excellent sound quality, design and battery life. They are amongst the best true wireless earbuds currently available.
Apple AirPods starting @Rs 12,490
Apple’s AirPods true wireless earbuds start at Rs 12,490 and go up to Rs 20,999 for the one with ANC and wireless charging case. They are absolutely worth for an iPhone user.
Crossloop Pro series Braided earphone @Rs 719
3.5mm Universal Jack | Metallic Driver for Extra Bass
In-Line Mic | Multi-Functional Remote
Boat Stone 200 3W Bluetooth Speaker @Rs 1,199
Bluetooth v4.1 | up to 10 hours of battery
IPX6 rated | microphone
Extra bass Bluetooth speaker | 12 hours battery life
party connect | speaker with mic
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant camera @Rs 3,799
An instant camera on a budget from a popular camera maker, the Instax Mini 9 is a beginner level camera that comes in a bunch of colour options. You will have to purchase the film separately.
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is the most powerful and versatile action camera you can buy. It comes with a better sensor and front display. The new 23.6MP sensor shoots 5K video too.
The best way to start off the photography journey, the Nikon D5300 comes with Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, 16GB card, and a carry case. The 24.2MP lens can also shoot in Full HD video as well.
The Sony ZV-1 is the best compact vlogging camera you can buy. Its mix of a bright lens, superb autofocus and side-flipping screen make it a powerful pocket video option with few peers.
The latest iPhone in the market, the iPhone 12 series starts at Rs 65,990. The iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max are powered by the new A14 Bionic chip and improved camera system.
The OnePlus 8T comes with a 4500mAh battery and a whopping 65W fast charging. You also get a 6.55-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen and is powered by Snapdragon 865. As for optics, you get a 48MP quad-camera.
The flagship Xiaomi phone from Xiaomi offers 108MP and is powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset. There is a 6.67-inch Full HD+ 144Hz display and a 5,000mAh battery unit with 33W fast charging.
iPhone SE 2020 starts @Rs 34,999
Looking for an iPhone under Rs 40,000?, the iPhone SE 2020 is now available for Rs 34,999. It comes with a 4.7-inch retina HD display, 12MP rear camera, and A13 Bionic chipset. It is also IP67 water and dust resistant.
One of the best mid-range devices, the OnePlus Nord is powered by Snapdragon 765G processor with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. It flaunts a 6.44-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel and backed by a 4115mAh battery and 30W fast charging, There’s a 48MP quad-camera as well as dual selfie cameras.
The best budget phone of the year 2020, the Realme 7 Pro brings 65W fast charging, AMOLED screen, and capable 64MP quad cameras to the table. The new Sun Kissed Leather version can be a perfect gift this season.
One of the most appealing budget device in terms of the design, the Poco M3 offers 6GB RAM, 6000mAh battery, and 48MP camera for under Rs 12,000. It is powered by Snapdragon 662 and comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip @Rs 84,999
For those who want something unique, the second-gen Samsung foldable, the Z Flip comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display and a tiny 1.1-inch interactive AMOLED display on the front. The device is powered by Snapdragon 855+ and comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ @Rs 69,999 (includes Rs 10,000 off with HDFC bank card)
12.4-inch AMOLED screen | 6+128GB
10090mAh battery |Snapdragon 865
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 @Rs15,499 (includes Rs 2,000 off with HDFC bank card)
10.4 inch display | 3+32GB
7,040mAh battery | Snapdragon 662
Gaming and entertainment
The Xbox Series X is a great entry point got anyone looking to get into next-gen console gaming without breaking the bank, by moving to a digital-only format. It is compact and classy with top-notch performance.
The PS5 is a great gaming console which offers you next-gen gaming experience and proves itself to be both powerful and well-designed. The PS5 is also backwards compatible, so all your PS4 games can be played on PS5 as well.
The best value for money and cheapest 4K streaming box available right now, the Mi Box 4K runs on Android TV OS. It offers Google Play services, built-in Chromecast, Dolby + DTS 2.0 digital out, and lot more.
Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick comes with support for Full HD streaming and Dolby Atmos audio. It is faster and powerful than the last-gen with support for popular OTT apps and services.
ViewSonic M1 Mini Plus projector @Rs 39,999
It offers 120 LED lumens of brightness with native WVGA Full HD resolution. It comes with support for Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth and has a built-in JBL speaker.
- Google Nest Mini @Rs 3,999
- Amazon Echo Dot(4th gen) @Rs 4,499
- Google Nest Hub @ Rs 7,999
- Amazon Echo Show 8 @Rs 7,999
- Mi smart speaker @Rs 3,999
- Google Nest Audio @Rs 7,999
- Dyson Airwrap Styler Smooth and Control @Rs 36,900
Over the next couple of days, we also plan on to update the piece with new gifting options. So make sure you bookmark the page and save it for your reference.
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