The 13 best gifts to buy from HP
Laptops and mice and keyboards, oh my!
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Trying to figure out what to buy for your giftee this year? You can never go wrong with tech gifts, especially those in-demand products that are trending this year. Whether your giftee needs an improved work from home setup, a boost to their gaming kit (for your and their sakes), or a new set of headphones to drown out the roommates and pets, HP has something that will work for everyone on your list. Here are our top gift recommendations you can grab from HP.
1. For the one who’s in desperate need of a laptop upgrade: The HP Spectre x360
If you have someone special on your list this year that needs a better laptop model for work, school, or everything in between, look no further than this convertible laptop from HP. Our editors love this laptop—we featured it in our best laptops of 2022 as well as our best laptops for students thanks to its 3:2 aspect ratio display, its long battery life, and its sleek, easy-to-use design. It's a touch screen model, so you can easily take notes and use it for schoolwork or design. We also reviewed it in-depth and concluded that it could reasonably be compared to the Macbook Air (no small praise, considering how much we adore the Macbook Air).
2. For the one who needs an affordable laptop for school: The HP Envy x360 Laptop
3. For the one who wants all their functionality in one place: The HP ENVY All-in-One
This computer is perfect for the person who wants work from home but doesn't have tons of space for a desktop or extra monitors. The HP ENVY All-in-One is compact, sleek, and boasts a huge 4K display that's powered by a hard-working graphics processor. We checked out and loved the HP ENVY All-in-One, and noted that it functioned as a great home base as well as a solid gaming computer.
4. For the one who wants to be transported: The HP X24ih Gaming Monitor
Gaming monitors can take anyone's escapism up a notch, by offering immersive graphics and enhancing the overall experience of playing a game. This gaming monitor from HP is built to offer accuracy, with a 1ms response rate and 144Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync Premium technology to encourage lag-free gameplay. While we haven't tested this particular gaming monitor, reviewers were overwhelmingly pleased with its quality and recommended it for the image clarity for the price.
5. For the one who’s looking to get into gaming: The HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
If you’ve got a giftee who wants to start looking into PC gaming, but doesn't know where to start, this HP Pavilion model desktop will help them learn the ropes of PC gaming (and also give them a sense of what they might want to upgrade in the future). Pre-built PCs can sometimes be a bit dicey, but the this desktop offers solid specs, including a serviceable base graphics card in the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, and many options to customize the hardware to reflect your preferred specs. It all comes packaged in a stylish, simple black and green chassis.
6. For the one who’s always struggling with their laptop touchpad: The HP X3000 Wireless Mouse
If your giftee is constantly muttering to themselves about the inconvenience of using their touchpad every day, look no further than this wireless mouse. Connecting with a USB adapter and available in a sleek design, this mouse is a great gift idea for the person that wants to move through their workday with a little more ease. We tested out this mouse and noted that its affordability makes it worth trying out if you're in the market for a cheap wireless mouse.
7. For the one who’s working from the kitchen counter: The HP Elite Dragonfly 13.5 Chromebook PC
Laptops are great for working from home, but only if you have everything you need in one place. The HP Elite Dragonfly offers 256 GB of storage and strong battery life, and when we tried it out we loved it for its fantastic keyboard—perfect for the person that needs efficiency as well as flexibility.
8. For the one who’s been leaving scratches on the computer desk: The OMEN by HP Outpost Mousepad
Gaming on a PC often requires a lot of small, sharp movements, and if your giftee’s surfaces are unprotected they could be doing more harm than good. This gaming mouse pad from OMEN boasts built-in Qi wireless charging to charge your wireless mouse and other devices.
9. For the one who hates earbuds: The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Gaming Headset
Prepare to transform someone's gaming experience. Gaming headsets are incredible (not just for gaming, either) thanks to over the ear headphones that allow for full immersion via sound. This HyperX headset is reasonably priced compared to a lot of other gaming headsets, and we enjoyed this headset's comfort and solid sound.
10. For the one who loves a bargain: The HP Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 300
This combo package is perfect for the person looking to improve their work from home setup with a few essential pieces for a low price. The combo comes with a wired keyboard and computer mouse that are compatible with Microsoft Windows products.
11. For the one who loves Google: The HP Chromebook x360
Chromebooks are solid machines that are extremely easy to use on the go, optimized for Google programs and Google Chrome functionality. We talked about Chromebooks in our roundup of convertible laptops from HP, and noted that they're great for casual laptop users.
12. For the one who loves writing (and maybe spreadsheets): Microsoft Office 2021 Home & Student
Microsoft Office is often an essential part of working from home, but often there’s no need to spend money on a subscription. If you have a student in your life that’s been trudging through the school year using Google Docs, or a giftee that’s looking for a more permanent software setup for their computer, the Microsoft Office License might present a great option.
13. For the one who wants their gear to have a specific look: The OMEN 25L Desktop
The OMEN line of gaming desktops, for the most part, is home to machines that all have a sleek, smooth chassis and monochromatic aesthetic, visually differentiating the OMEN line from the Pavilion gaming gear. If looks are you or your giftee's thing, this gaming tower from the OMEN line is a great option for a gaming desktop at a solidly low price point, with upgradeable specs if the base specs aren't quite to your liking.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.