If you’re looking for the proverbial gift that keeps on giving all year round, consider a smartwatch or fitness tracker.
Today’s models are great for collecting basic exercise information, such as heart rate and step count. And trackers are adding more and more features, like sleep tracking and even ECG monitoring, that make them useful outside of the gym. Smartwatches take things a step further by letting you take phone calls and respond to emails, Dick Tracy style.
The Apple Watch has also become a style icon, and while the newer models aren’t heavily discounted, there are some decent deals to be found, including a small discount on the latest Series 7.
It’s a somewhat different holiday shopping season this year. For a number of reasons, including a global chip shortage and concerns about shipping delays, many retailers rolled out deals throughout the month. There also seems to be less price competition between retailers.
Bottom line: There’s nothing wrong with jumping on a good offer all the time. Target and Walmart now boast a price-matching policy, so if you find a better deal elsewhere, even in December, your store of choice might just honor it. Just be sure to keep your receipts.