"Wait a minute," you're saying to yourself. "They're already pushing holiday shopping and Christmas stuff down our throats, and it's not even Halloween yet?" Yes, I hear you. But we're already hearing rumblings about empty warehouse shelves for the hottest toys and gifts this year, thanks to everything from chip shortages, supply chain constraints and a shortage of workers at docks and ports. So for those of you who are already on the hunt to stockpile some gifts, here's a first pass at some of our favorite options.
We'll update this list again soon, as we expect more new product announcements from the likes of Apple, Google and other big names. But in the meantime, keep reading for a selection of cool gift ideas, including smart devices, gaming systems and wireless earbuds.