I love shopping for holiday gifts now that I don’t have to sit in traffic, find a parking space, and wait in long lines at the store. I’ve been shopping for my kids Christmas gifts for at least four years and wouldn’t go back to traditional holiday gift shopping for anything. I support local shops the rest of the year , when traffic and lines aren’t a nightmare, so I don’t feel bad about shopping online for Christmas gifts.
Not only am I not going to sit in traffic and wait in long lines to shop for holiday gifts this year, I am not going to shop from my computer which stay in my home office. I am going to shop from the comfort of my favorite sitting chair in the kitchen, using my Asus MeMO Pad™ 7, an Intel Tablet.
Here is the screen I created on my Intel Tablet for my holiday shopping apps
Not only do I have big store apps on my tablet, but I also got wise and installed the RetailMeNot and Ebates app so I can save money and get money back on my holiday shopping this year! I buy everything I can on Amazon and being able to search Amazon on the go and buy things with one-click from my tablet is such a time saver. With the Ebates app, I can see what stores I will get the largest rebate from and click through Ebate’s link to shop and get a 4%+ cash back rebate in turn.
Another way I can use my table to make life a little easier this holiday season is by using it in the kitchen. I’m not much of a cook and I don’t have a plethora of cookbooks in my kitchen. I have a few favorite recipes that I count on but I’ve been trying to break out of my comfort zone lately and cook dishes that require a few more than 3 or 4 ingredients. My go to ingredients are, please don’t laugh, Quinoa, pepper, olive oil, and meat. It doesn’t seem like there’s much you can do with those ingredients but a few minutes on the Cookpad, Allrecipes, or Food Network recipe apps and you’ll see tons of recipes that use quinoa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The problem is that most of them require the use of vegetables, most of which I despise.
I also have a few smoothie apps on my tablet. I don’t use quinoa in my smoothies but I have been eating (drinking, really) a lot more vegetables since making smoothies. If you’re thinking about having a try at smoothies, download a smoothie app or two onto your device so you have quick access to lots of smoothie recipes.
My Intel Tablet as well as most, if not all of these tablets, have a camera, making them a fun gift for a tween or teen who loves to snap photos and share them or for the budding photographer who enjoys playing with photo editing apps.
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