Holiday Gift Ideas with HP #PinTheHalls
Christmas is right around the corner and I only just started wrapping gifts. I was actually out shopping this weekend. I have a plenty of gifts but I just love getting out in the hustle to pick up last-minute goodies. I know I’m not alone in the last-minute shopping. I’m lucky to be partnering with HP this year for some great holiday gift ideas.
As part of the #PinTheHalls program, my family has been blessed with some wonderful technology from HP. Both W and I have quickly fallen in love with the ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook. After months of me telling W that our laptop isn’t a touch screen, now we have one. And he’s a pro when it comes to touch screens. Yes, he’s only 2.
HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook
W and I are having a blast learning all about the great features of our new laptop. I’m also learning the ropes when it comes to Windows 8. I love checking out new technology and I’m pretty sure my son does too. I’ve been getting everything transferred from my old computer and soon I’ll be coming to you live from the Ultrabook here on Formula Mom.
There are so many fun things the entire family can do on the computer. We’ve been using the HP TrueVision webcam to connect with our family that live far away. It’s a great way for them to see how W is growing and for him to get to know them a bit more. And yes, those are some of the gifts I still need to wrap in the background!
W has enjoyed watching movies on Netflix, playing games, and listening to music on Spotify. Speaking of music (or “muse” as W calls it), we’ve always been connecting to our new HP Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
HP Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Before I ever experienced a bluetooth speaker, I thought it would just be another piece of equipment to collect dust in our house. But after I had the chance to use one, I fell in love. If your family often finds themselves breaking into impromptu dance breaks, then this is the speaker for you!
It can go anywhere in our house. It’s spent some time baking with me in the kitchen, wrapping gifts with me in the dining room, and just hanging out with W in the living room. I love being able to connect with my phone or iPod to the speaker so I don’t have to duplicate playlists.
Although the sound on the ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook with Beats audio is better than any I’ve ever had in a laptop. Yes, we’ve been enjoying some holiday tunes around our house!
Holiday Gift Ideas & Suggestions
I love sharing gift ideas almost as much as I love shopping for gifts. I’ll admit that I don’t really love wrapping gifts though. Yes, I know that seems to be a theme. I’ll also admit that I’m all about the gift bags when I finally get around to wrapping. Thanks to Pinterest, I can easily collect gift ideas.
You can check out my Holiday Gift Suggestions board on Pinterest to see what I’ve been considering this year! Or if you’re in a crafty mood, I’ve also been collecting great holiday ideas on my Holiday Creations board! I actually need to use a few of my ideas to put together some gifts for my teaching friends this week!
So apparently I’m planning on doing a lot of wrapping and some crafting in this week before winter break and Christmas. Luckily, we also received a HP holiday value pack and a Snapfish credit. The holiday pack includes (10) 5×7 sheets of photo paper, (10) envelopes, and plenty of printing project ideas. It can be used with HP Creative Studio so I am prepared! Wish me luck!
What’s still on your holiday to-do list?
Formula Mom Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products as a participant in the #PinTheHalls ambassador program on behalf of HP and Snapfish. No other compensation was received. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own.