Tablet sales may be down compared to a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make popular gifts. Many people have simply stuck with one they bought a few years ago, even though the best tablet choices today offer a vastly superior experience.
Better displays, far more power, thinner form factors and –in many cases– less expensive.
If there’s someone on your Christmas shopping list who could benefit from receiving their first tablet, or someone who is seriously overdue for an upgrade, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve picked out five tablets that make the best gifts, whether you’re shopping for a power user or simply looking for an inexpensive, high-tech present.
1. Apple iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi, 128GB):
7.9-inch Retina display with antireflective coating
A8 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
8MP camera with 1080p video and 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera
802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO
Up to 10 hours of battery life
Two speaker audio
2. All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet | 8″ HD Display, 16 GB, Black – with Special Offers:
Special offers display on your device’s lockscreen. Learn more
Vibrant 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. Up to 10 hours of mixed-use battery life (may vary depending on usage). 2x as durable as the iPad Mini 4.
16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 400 GB of expandable storage
Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify and more
Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription
Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost
Use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the weather, and more—just ask
With Show Mode you can transform your tablet to an immersive, full-screen Alexa experience optimized for visibility across the room
Call or message almost anyone or make video calls to family and friends with compatible devices or the Alexa App.
3. Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers:
The next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad
Beautiful 7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of mixed-use battery life (may vary depending on usage). 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
Just ask Alexa for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more.
Ask Alexa to call or message almost anyone, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more.
Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost.
Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7″; 8 GB Wifi Tablet SM-T113NYKAXAR:
Play games, browse the Internet, and help your kids learn with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A. This 7-inch tablet features a lightweight design and a long-lasting battery, making it easy to take it anywhere. It offers two cameras for taking photos and videos and a microSD card slot (3) for adding memory. It comes with a built-in radio app and access to many others through Samsung Galaxy Essentials.
5. nabi DreamTab HD8 Tablet (Wi-Fi Enabled):
“THE FIRST TABLET FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE HEROES Let’s create with Dream Pro Studio, a powerful suite of creative tools that teach your children how to draw, animate, author their own books and edit movies like a pro! Let’s go! WRITE AND DRAW WITH DREAM PEN Let’s write and draw with the only kids’ tablet that includes a high precision digital stylus that writes just like a pen. Let’s go! Like a pen writing on paper, Dream Pen is an extremely accurate, pressure-sensitive DIGITAL stylus that enables palm rejection. Write, draw, sketch and paint with the artistic control of traditional tools. LET’S EXPLORE. LET’S GO! Let’s explore with nabi OS 3.0, “”Blue Morphs””, which starts with Android Kit Kat and adds over 400 kid-focused, parent-approved features. Let’s go! TIME CONTROLS THAT SPEAK TO YOU nabi Time Controls allows parents to set limits for daily tablet use, individual app use and create rules for earning extra time for your kid’s favorite games and videos for learning. It’s the only time controls that speak to you, nabi Face and his friend Red Bird will tell your children when it’s time for their Dream Tab to go to sleep, wake up and so much more…it’s not a tablet, it’s a friend. NABI PLAY AND NABI WEB Kid-safe access to top kid-friendly websites and streaming videos. Create customized channels of your child’s favorite content. WINGS LEARNING SYSTEM Learn with Wings Adaptive Learning System, built for skill set mastery in math, reading and writing and building confidence. There is no other learning solution like Wings Learning System. Powered by proprietary adaptive learning technology, Wings Learning System offers personalized learning that differentiates content, pace and sequence to build confidence and skill set mastery.
6. Dragon Touch V10 10 inch GPS Android :
EXCELLENT IN TOUCH: This tablet featuring Android 7.0 Nougat operating system of up to 1.3 GHz with stable MTK 64-bit Quad Core CPU, ensures an ultra-smooth gaming and speedy multimedia using experience.
10.1″ HD BIG SCREEN: Dragon Touch V10 with 10.1inch big screen with 800×1280 IPS high definition, provides the image is more delicate and detailed,making the picture bright and vivid.
MULTI CONNECT: Built in the high speed WIFI, the micro HDMI port, FM and GPS, V10 tablet enables you to stay connected on the go and fast web browsing, easy to pair with speakers, keyboard, and you can go where you want to go without being lost.
STORAGE EXTEND: Tablet with 16 GB EMMC internal storage enables you to download thousands of apps from Google Play Store, and the Micro SD card slot to this tablet allows adding up to 32GB of expanding space to enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, games and more.
US LOCAL CUSTOMER SERVICE: On-time customer service/tech support, frequently updated firmware guarantees customer satisfaction. Feel free to contact us whenever a question pops up in your head, we are always here to help.
7. Android Tablet 10 inch 3G Phablet, Tablets PC 10.1 :
TABLET & PHONE COMBO- A handy Phablet. A good backup Android tablet besides laptop and cellphone. A tablet as Multimedia for movies, music, social contacts and so on. A big phone for 3g network and phone calls with dual sim card slots(Sim cards are Not included)
3G/WIFI/Bluetooth network tablet- WI-FI Tablet and Bluetooth Tablet. Easy connecting to wifi hotspots and easy paring with Bluetooth enabled devices like speaker, keyboard etc. 3G Tablet: Switch to 2G/3G network with SIM card when out of Wi-Fi range. Support frequencies 3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100Mhz; 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz.
Large Screen and Fast Responsive : This 10.1 inch Tablet Equipped with 800*1280 IPS display, with fast and responsive touchscreen. Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions, gives you vivid, crisp and detail viewing experience when watching movies, playing games, reading articles and so on.
Powerful solid Performance Pad – This Android tablet pc features a stable MTK Quad Core CPU, 1GB RAM+16GB ROM and external 128GB storage through TF Card (Not include). Few pre-installed apps, leave most storage to you. Ensures ultra-smooth, speedy and efficient using experience.
8. Lenovo Tab 4, 8″ Android Tablet, Quad-Core Processor:
THEATER-LIKE MULTIMEDIA: 8-inch tablet has a brilliant HD display with booming Dolby Atmos Audio and built-in dual-stereo front-facing speakers perfect for binge-watching TV and movies on-the-go
TABLET FOR KIDS: Transform to a kids tablet with Lenovo Kid’s Pack, including a shock-resistant bumper, blue-light screen filter and fun stickers; family sharing is now a breeze. Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wireless + Bluetooth 4.0
MULTI-ACCOUNT: At less than 2 lbs, it’s the first tablet to hide many tablets in one with multi-user and multi-space functionality. Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos
HIGH PERFORMANCE ANDROID TABLET: Wifi tablet has a 64-bit Quad-core Snapdragon processor of up to 1.4 GHz, 2GB of RAM, plus an epic 20 hour battery life for seamless performance on any day-to-day tasks. Ports: MicroSD slot, combo audio jack
BOX CONTAINS: Lenovo Tablet Tab 4 8, Charger, USB Cable, Safety/Warranty Guide, Quick-Start Guide; perfect tablet for kids or play