Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's #HintingSeason and @BestBuy is a Super Savvy Shopping Destination!

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


Best Buy is a super savvy, one-stop shopping destination for everyone in the family!

It's definitely #HintingSeason, and everyone in the family has something to add to Mama's shopping list.  In looking around Best Buy (in person and online), I've quickly discovered a place where the majority of their wished-for items can be purchased and checked off of the list.


For my husband, the Best Buy gift selection is going to be easy. We recently took a trip to Ann Arbor, and on the way, discovered our GPS is no longer working. Our first thought was maybe it got too cold, because we left it in the car. That may well be the case, but even after being in the house to warm up (for a week), it's not working.


There will be no squinting while driving with the Tom Tom Go 50 S's big 5" screen!

My husband is definitely going to have a GPS from Best Buy wrapped up and placed under the tree. I'm not too sure how surprised he will be about it...I'm just hoping he doesn't have the same idea and duplicate the gift. Although, if he does, I certainly won't complain. We don't use the one in my car as often, but an upgrade would definitely be nice.

Best Buy has our GPS Holiday Shopping List Covered!

With GPS selections featuring bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates, lane assist, lifetime traffic and map updates, and voice recognition technology, the GPS systems sold at Best Buy definitely measure up, and then some, for quality gift giving ideas.

The Tom Tom Go 50 S, with the following features, is an excellent selection:
  • Lifetime Tom Tom Traffic-Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device.
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico). Always drive with the latest map.
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5" touchscreen with advanced lane guidance!

The Garmin 52LM would also be a great choice!
  • 5" display
  • Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates
  • Lane assist with junction view
  • Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
  • Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
  • Spoken turn-by-turn directions

The Garmin 2597 LMT is just as tempting to purchase, with the following features:
  • 5" display
  • Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates
  • Lane assist with junction view
  • Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
  • Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
  • Spoken turn-by-turn directions

The Xbox One at Best Buy is an awesome gift choice!

My second oldest son, now grown and very busy working, is still a gamer at heart. Paying his own bills though, doesn't leave a lot of room for indulgent purchases...lucky for him, he's got a mom who thinks that's what parents (from time-to-time) are for, and most especially so at Christmas. I know he would love an Xbox One gaming system, and he may well find one this year, under the tree, with his name on it. There is an Xbox One at Best Buy that comes in a bundle package (with a game) for a great price. I'm thinking that will be the perfect surprise gift to give him from 'Santa.' I could get him the console alone, and I know he'd love it, but it'd be nice for him to have a game too (so he could play right away...a perfect way to spend a little of his vacation time, and I'm sure his older brother who will be here visiting as well, will want to play with him too).

What is Xbox One?

Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo and Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assasin's Creed and Call of Duty), the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15), and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, and Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox One connects consumers unlike any other device. XBox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps. With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it. Visit Best Buy to learn more.


My oldest son and my teen would love a JBL Holiday from Best Buy!

My teen and my oldest son are my music babies. Giving them a JBL Holiday from Best Buy would absolutely make them happy. My oldest works out a lot, and when he does his music is right there with him...always. I know he'd love the JBL Reflect Earbud Headphones. They are designed with a sweat-proof ergonomic design, have a 5-hour rechargeable battery, and a reach of about 40 feet! The JBL Reflect BT's key benefit is the design of the ergonomic ear tips along with the built-in magnets that keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

That's not the only time my son likes music though, like his younger sister, he likes to hear music anytime. For either him or my daughter, the JBL Charge 2 or JBL Flip 2 portable speakers would be an awesome Best Buy purchase.

The JBL Charge 2 has twin passive radiators for deep bass, a massive 6000mAh battery, and a hands-free conference speakerphone. The key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

The JBL Flip 2, aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, also has SoundClear echo and noise cancellation, combined with a state-of-the-art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.


So now I have shared some of the items on our holiday shopping list this year. With Expert Service and Unbeatable Prices, Best Buy is absolutely our go-to place for holiday shopping. Did you see something on the list that you would like to buy for someone as well?

117 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Can't go wrong with an xbox one, as they sure are fun. But yeah when working for a living not much time to play as before haha

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds like there's gonna be a lot of happy present-openers at your house this year. Not sure how surprised they'll be though, especially if they read your blog.

Nice post.

mail4rosey said...

I thought of that too. Hubby never visits, and the kids only do if I want to show them something on here, which is rarely. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Right! Makes him appreciate the beauty of childhood, I'm sure. ;)

LifeAsAConvert said...

My oldest son would love these gifts. He is big into electronics.

Veronica Lee said...

Hubby has been hinting for a GPS. I'm sure he will want this!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Hubby is hinting for tools this year. I don't know why. It's a real pain getting him to use the ones he does have. I think he'd get more use out of what Best Buy has to offer!

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

Your family sounds just like mine - each of those gifts would be perfect for one of them!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I need those headphones...

Manzanita said...

WOW.... lots of stuff. Well, since I don't need any more stuff, nor neither does any one on my list, I'll hope the space under your tree is jolly and filled to the brim.

Growing Up Madison said...

Best Buy is the one stop shop for all your electronic needs. Gotta love their customer service as well.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I get a lot there

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I would like to have a GPS for my car. Is that your tree? It's so pretty!

myshelomitashop said...

My husband and the boys would looooove the xbox!

Unknown said...

This is my husband's complete Christmas list. To Best Buy I go.

alissa apel said...

I think my shopping is just about done. :) I have to work on cookies, wrapping gifts, and making some crafty things with Isaak this week.

Masshole Mommy said...

My Garmin is so old & he's always giving me the wrong directions. I need a new one!

Sandee said...

We were going to go last week, but never made it. Going this week. I want that new television.

Have a fabulous day Rosey. ☺

Anne said...

Sounds like some great gift ideas. My son wants an Xbox One, not sure he is getting it though! Maybe Santa will be generous.

mail4rosey said...

That's Best Buy's tree for the ad. Our tree is pretty too, but it's not elegant like that one...ours is a mish mash of favorite ornaments we've collected or the kids have made over the years. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh Sandee, I want that TV too!! Enjoy!!

Susan@Organized31 said...

We so-oo need a new GPS. Ours is 6 years old and the maps haven't ever been updated. Definitely adding it to my wish list.

Susan Simon said...

best buy is a great place for gifts. I love to shop for my whole family there the selection is great!

Shauna Torres said...

Best Buy definitely has everything I have been hinting at. Including some things hubby has been hinting at. LOL

Liz Mays said...

I've got to get a GPS device before I head up north. I hate draining my phone and using that so I want a separate device!

Kristi Maloney said...

We are ready for an upgrade on our GPS too. I love that big 5" screen! Best Buy has some awesome electronics at the best prices! :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

It's funny because my husband and I were just talking about finding a Best Buy. We don't have one close to us

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yes, I would like to buy that Tom Tom Go for...me!
Happy holidays, Rosey.

jaime said...

My husband could use his own GPS. We have one, but as much as we travel, we should have two.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I could do with a new satnav mine is a bit out of date now which is sad.

Lady Lilith said...

Love Best Buy. They really have everything at great prices.

Jeanine M said...

My oldest wants the xbox one I'll be going to best buy they have the best prices and I want to tinker with some display items hehe

Maria Long said...

I don't totally trust my car's GPS, I think the garmin is a better tool. Will have to look at these next time at best buy.

Sister's Saving Cents said...

I am headed to see my dad in Kentucky for Christmas and this sure would come in handy. I have been meaning to get one for years!

Krystal Butherus said...

The xbox is on our list for sure! What a cool list.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

I stopped hinting now I am screaming. I want this!

Jillian Fisher said...

A GPS is a necessity in my life before I got one I was always lost. lol

kat b said...

I love Best Buy! I'll only go there for electronics and appliances. A GPS is a must for me as I'm always getting lost.

Soiree Design Studio said...

I'm glad we already got the kids the Xbox last year. We will be heading to Best Buy for new games for it this year!

Nikki said...

My son is not so subtly hinting that he needs an XBOX One. Alas, we still have a standard TV, so it's not compatible. So now he's hinting that we need a flat screen TV!

Lois Alter Mark said...

We buy all our electronics at Best Buy, so I'm looking forward to spending some time there this weekend. I have a whole list of things I want!

loveforlacquer said...

All great gift ideas! pretty sure my husband would like them all!

MikiHope said...

My Mom recently misplaced the GPS unit I bought for her several years ago--hey she is 92-she is allowed!! This would make a great gift for the holidays for her--she still drives and I feel a whole lot better when she has a GPS unit with her just in case!!

CourtneyLynne said...

I love best buy!!!! My mom needs a new GPS pretty badly ;-)

Stefany T said...

I'm really hoping to get a new Sony camera from Best Buy for Christmas. I may have to buy it for myself though!

Lesley said...

Hinting season. That's cute. Never heard it put that way. I know Best Buy is definitely a good place to shop if you have a tech savvy person in the house. We buy a lot of our electronics there.

Holly S. said...

All of it! LOL We love gadgets in our house. My camera died today, so that is now #1 on my list! Would love a JBL speaker of my own, and that 3D Garmin is super-cool!

Colette S said...

Seems everyone wants the gadgets!

Kung Phoo said...

They have some great deals going on for sure.. i am keeping an eye out for a good tv..

Nina Say said...

There is no better place to shop for gadgets than best buy. We love them.

Tessa Smith said...

I just purchased several gifts at Best Buy this weekend. They always have great deals!

Catherine Sargent said...

Best Buy always has the best stuff. I can fill my sons entire Christmas list at Best buy.

Tonya said...

We love Best Buy! There are quite a few things the family wants this year that I may pick up there.

Aimee Fauci said...

I love 'hinting season'.. I've never heard of it that way. We are caught up on electronics this year.

Christina Berry said...

Lots of great gift ideas! Easy to cross a lot of things off the gift list when we shop there!

Mama to 5 said...

Best Buy has such electronics. Great place to shop!

Mama to 5 said...

Best Buy has such a great selection of electronics. Great place to shop!

Michele D said...

My son is getting that Xbox one for Christmas.He will be so thrilled! Love Best Buy!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Love it. I have been hinting at a TV. Hope I see it under the tree....or mounted on the wall in my living room

Kecia said...

I've never really played the Xbox. My brother has the original, and I'm sure he wouldn't mind an upgrade to the Xbox One. Maybe he needs to start hinting!

Anonymous said...

The Xbox One is really versatile, it has something for everyone!

Ann B said...

My son is asking for an X Box 1 for Christmas. I will have to check at Best Buy for one.

Elizabeth O. said...

I want an X box for Christmas! Best Buy has it all!

Ben Butler said...

Yep. I need an Xbox One. For my nephew. Yeah, for my nephew...

Rachel Ferrucci said...

I really want the XBox and I'm thinking of going to Best Buy and getting it for myself!

Katarina Kovcin said...

This is really useful post! I hate searching for places to buy gifts, so stressful!

Fiona said...

Hinting seasons - that's just too funny! There are some great gift ideas there.

Pam said...

Lots of great things to choose from at Best Buy. It is the go to place to shop for my family this time of year.

debdenny said...

I love all the wonderful choices. I think I need more 'Hinting'!

Penny said...

You can't go wrong shopping at Best Buy! They truly have something for everyone on your list.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Best Buy really is that one stop shop. They have something for everyone. Hubs has been hinting about all the stuff he wants from there.

Shabby Chic Boho said...

Fun gift ideas and you can't go wrong at Best Buy. I sometimes spend hours just browsing in their stores.

Lisa said...

So many great ideas! I love best buy!

DeDa Studios said...

Best Buy is our go to store for our holiday shopping! We can always fine great gifts at Best Buy!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

My husband would love that GPS for Christmas. He is getting into receiving gadgets as gifts for the holidays.

~ Noelle said...

My dad is a GPS junkie...
He uses it all the time - even for places he knows how to get too :)
Gotta love him, right?
Marc really wants the curve tv... maybe one day!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

We use our phones now for GPS, but this would make a great gift for my parents!

Melissa said...

Oh my hubs needs a new GPS too since his took us on a wild goose chase this past weekend. And since the staff at Best Buy is always knowledgeable, I can tell them what I'm looking for in my words & they can tell me what model would be perfect. :-)

Christie C said...

I could definitely use an updated GPS! My son would definitely go for the gaming system too :)

Debra Rutt said...

My son is asking for an XBox upgrade to the One. My Hubs would love anything from Best Buy, it's his favorite store to tinker around in.

mail4rosey said...

It's easier to see if you're not using the phone too. Have a safe drive, I know you're going to love seeing your family!

mail4rosey said...

We bought the 360 for the kids a few years back... and the hubby. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Right!! Me too. My GPS was one of my most favorite gifts of all-time! I want this one w/a big 5" screen!!

mail4rosey said...

Me too. One of the best/most useful inventions ever.

mail4rosey said...

That's awesome that she's still driving!

mail4rosey said...

I want the Curve TV too. Prolly not going to happen. Santa's got other financial obligations this year. ;)

Victoria said...

I love shopping at Best Buy. I actually plan to upgrade my XBOX 360 to the XBOX one this holiday season.

Lisa B said...

I love shopping at Best Buy. They have great customer service. These are all great gift ideas.

Annemarie said...

Got to love Best Buy, they have awesome deals around the holidays!

Alice Chase said...

Best Buy has several things on my Christmas list. Loving the things you mentioned too.

Jinxy and Me said...

Ha! I love that it is "hinting season"... how cleaver! I personally love these JBL Reflect Earbud Headphones for myself. HELLO Santa...are you listening/reading??? lol

Lexie Lane said...

I was one of the crazy people who stood in line for the Thursday Black Friday bit and there were definitely fantastic deals! All these were there at great prices!

Jaredamy said...

This season I could use an Xbox, PS4, and a new GPS! Best Buy would be the best place to get it from too!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

My husband loves the GPS too. It's probably one of the few gadgets that he uses all the time.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Great gift ideas! Luckily I have most of the gifts already. I hate to shop before Christmas!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I need to get one for my Hubs Robyn. His just isn't working any longer

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Best Buy is the best place to shop for gifts! I just bought a camera!

LifeAsAConvert said...

My son would be slightly jealous if he heard that. He is such a gamer :)

April Mims said...

Best Buy has all the coolest stuff! It would be easy to get all my shopping done there.

Marielle Altenor said...

Looks like I need to make a trip to Best Buy! They seem to have some really good deals going on just on time for some Christmas shopping!

Kae James said...

So need a new GPS. Tired of using my phone. Best Buy here I come!

Cam said...

I love #HintingSeason. That's really cute. Love those JBL speakers!

Danielle said...

I have been thinking about getting an Xbox One but we are still very happy with the 360 that I can't find it in me to spend the money to get another game system.

Lynndee said...

BestBuy is definitely one of the best places to shop during this time of year. I'm eyeing on one gadget there. I hope to get it soon! :)

April @ 100lb Countdown said...

Definitely need those speakers! JBL, I've heard, have great speakers! I'll have to check out Best Buy for shopping.

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

These are great gifting ideas! I'd love to get the X Box one for my boys.

DeDa Studios said...

Best Buy is our go to store at the holidays! In fact we are headed back tomorrow - for something special for Isa.

Melissa Vera said...

My teenager has her eye on those bluetooth speakers. Best Buy is an awesome store for all your electronics needs

Jennifer Pilgrim said...

I think that #Hintingseason has to be the best holiday hashtag I have seen yet. I love Best Buy. It's my favorite place to do holiday shopping!

Dee said...

The boys in my life are rooting for and xboxone. There is so much I could get from Best Buy.

Sharon Wong said...

I would sure love to have a GPS is my car. I am terrible with directions.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Hinting season for sure. IN fact, I'm going to leave this post up on my computer for when my husband walks by. Amber N

Grace Abonillo said...

Now, this makes me want to check out BestBuy! Hahaha thank you for sharing this infos! :)

Amanda McMahon said...

Oh wow - that looks like a nce idea - HINTING season! Ha!

Chasing Joy said...

You have some great gifts picked out. Getting it all at Best Buy will make it less stressful and quicker :-)

Brandy Tanner said...

I have a son who wants an Xbox One but I am all set on it, we have three game consoles now. I think that is enough for now.....

Jessica Kraft said...

Great gift ideas! Your tree looks gorgeous by the way!