The 15 best gifts to buy from HP
Laptops and mice and keyboards, oh my!
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Not sure what to buy for your giftee this year? You can never go wrong with tech gifts, especially in a year where everyone is spending more time indoors. 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 better gaming laptop: The OMEN X 2S
If you have someone special on your list this year that needs an improved gaming setup with great specs, look no further than this OMEN laptop from HP. This gaming laptop performed admirably against its competitors and boasts an Intel Core i7 processor as well as a 4K display. Even if you’re looking for yourself this holiday season, the OMEN X 2S is a great move.
2. For the one who needs an affordable laptop for school: The HP Envy x360 13 Laptop
Transitioning to a full-time work-from-home school setup can be tricky if you don’t have the right tools, but luckily HP is here to help. The Envy x360 laptop stood out against many different affordable laptops we tested and offers a sleek design, high-quality display, and a great keyboard all for a bargain price.
3. For the one whose home office needs a better printer: The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035 All-in-One Printer
This printer is perfect for the person who needs just a few more items to transform their home office into a functional space. This printer—which comes in three great colors—can print, copy, scan, and fax and is eligible for the HP Instant Ink program, so your giftee will be able to have the added peace of mind of staying flush in ink.
4. For the one who wants to rule the world: The HP 27er 27-inch Monitor
Comic books have taught us for years that the key to ruling the world lies in having an assortment of oversized monitors, and if your giftee has villainous aspirations consider getting them started with this 27-inch monitor from HP. The monitor is one of HP’s thinnest LCD displays and offers vivid resolution for a great price.
5. For the one who needs convenience but has a Macbook: The HP USB-C Dock G5
USB-C capable devices are great, but they often lack the outlets and connections to support dual screens. Luckily, HP offers this USB-C Dock with HDMI and USB capability for all your giftee’s connectivity needs, with the added bonus of secure connection and compatibility with tons of great brands.
6. For the one who’s looking to upgrade their gaming setup: The Omen 30L Desktop GT13-0280z
If you’ve got a giftee who needs to improve their gaming kit, look no further than this high-power desktop from OMEN. Not only is the OMEN product line sleek and sophisticated looking, but the desktop boasts excellent specs including an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and powerful, clear graphics.
7. 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.
8. For the one who’s working from the kitchen counter: The HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook PC
Laptops are great for working from home, but only if you have everything you need in one place. The HP Elite Dragonfly offers incredible quality and graphics, and when we tried it out we loved it for its quick processing and strong battery life—perfect for the person that needs efficiency as well as flexibility.
9. For the one who’s been leaving scratches on the computer desk: The OMEN Mouse Pad 100
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 mouse pad from OMEN boasts a non-slick rubber base and has a cloth surface for maximum accuracy.
10. For the one who needs a home computer that doesn’t take years to boot up: The HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower PC
Startup times can be truly devastating on mornings where you need to jump into work. If your giftee has been in dire need of an upgrade that will keep their morning routine quick and painless, look no further than the HP ProDesk 600 Microtower. This desktop tower comes at a great price and is extremely customizable in the even that your giftee wants even more processing power.
11. For the one who loves a bargain: The HP C2500 Desktop Combo
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 and Vista.
12. For the one who loves gaming: The OMEN 15T-DH100 Laptop
The OMEN line of laptops all boast a sleek red-and-black aesthetic and incredible visuals, and the 15T-DH100 laptop is no different. If your giftee is looking to upgrade their setup or get started with PC gaming, this laptop is designed to support even the most avid gamers. It's not as powerful as the OMEN X 2S, but it's also not as expensive.
13. For the one who loves writing (and maybe spreadsheets): Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Student - License
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.
14. For the one who needs everything in one place: The HP EliteOne 800 G5 23.8-inch All-in-One
If your giftee has ever mentioned being overwhelmed by the amount of hardware needed in their home office, this might be the move. This all-in-one PC boasts excellent specs and a sleek design, making it a wonderful addition to a home office or workspace. Featuring several different ports and an excellent graphics card, the EliteOne All-in-One is a great choice for anyone that’s looking for a change at a solid price point.
15. For the one who misses their photocopier: The HP Tango printer
If you have a giftee that loves to take and print photos from their phone, look no further than the HP Tango printer. We loved that the printer worked with Alexa and was intuitive and easy to setup when we tested it. If your giftee is in an art field or tends to print out lots of notes, the Tango would be an excellent choice.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.