Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Microsoft

Halloween will be here in an week and after that Christmas decorations will be gracing stores everywhere. A few places have set up Christmas aisles already and we are starting to think about the gift giving season and writing our wish-lists.

Below you will find some fantastic ideas to add to your own wish-list or even to surprise a loved one with. The Microsoft Store has a great variety of products for all ages. The online store offers free shipping and returns and they feature a 24/7 support line to help answer any questions.

Shopping for the holidays this year couldn’t get easier!

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Surface Pro 4 – Available for pre-order now!

The Surface Pro 4 powers through tough tasks, while being lighter than ever! The 12.3-inch display has extremely high contrast and low glare. Go from laptop to tablet with the multi-position Kickstand and keyboard. And jot down notes and ideas with Surface Pen. Customize your Surface Pro 4 to your exact needs online only at

Price: $1,179 – $3,499
Available for pre-order on, available nationwide on October 26, 2015.
Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle

The most dramatic Halo story yet comes to Xbox One in this 4-player cooperative epic spanning three worlds. Bundle includes a custom 1TB Xbox One console, a custom Xbox One wireless controller with 3.5mm headset jack, Spartan-themed SteelBook case with Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition full game download and more.  Additional Xbox One bundles available online.

Price: $549.00
Available here:
HP Spectra 2 in 1

Cover every angle with the ultra-slim and sleek HP Spectre x360. This convertible PC can be used four ways—laptop, stand, tent, and tablet—thanks to a unique 360-degree hinge that flips to the perfect view. The 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen makes it easy to zoom, flick, or tap your way through all your content. And it’s as mighty as it is versatile, with an Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB solid state drive, and 8GB of memory delivering blazing-fast performance. Comes preloaded with Windows 10.

Price: $1,499.99
Available here:

Incredibly thin and light, the Transformer Book Chi T300 marries laptop muscle with tablet fun in one capable and convenient device. When docked, it’s slimmer than a MacBook Air, while as a tablet it’s a barely-there 0.29 inches (7.36 millimeters) thin. It’s plenty powerful and fast with a 128GB SSD and Intel Core M processor, which also keep the Chi’s total weight down to just over 3 pounds. Comes preloaded with Windows 10.

Price: $799.00
Available here:

What’s in your wish-list this year? I know my husband has an eye on the Xbox One Bundle and I have been lusting after the new Surface Pro 4, it looks so portable and powerful, perfect for a busy mom and blogger!

For more fun gift giving ideas visit the Microsoft online store at

I received a discount code in exchange for this post, this is however not a paid post and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

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11 responses to “Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Microsoft”

  1. kathy downey — October 23, 2015 @ 4:01 pm (#

    Thanks for sharing these great gift ideas


  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 23, 2015 @ 5:15 pm (#

    I’d love to be able to afford to gift these but they are way to expensive for me to do that 🙁


    • Angela V — October 23rd, 2015 @ 8:07 pm

      Totally get that! Something we do at our home when the person is in need of a new computer or more expensive electronic is that we pool funds together with a bunch of family for a gift. So instead of doing a ton of little gift we get together and with all the money purchase the larger item 🙂


      • kathy downey — October 24th, 2015 @ 11:57 am

        Reading your reply to Elizabeth,we do the same thing in our family,its much better to receive a gift you really need/want than a bunch of little items you may never use

  3. Kristina — October 24, 2015 @ 5:44 pm (#

    Would love a Surface Pro 4. 🙂


  4. Laurie P — October 25, 2015 @ 8:59 am (#

    Definitely have my eye on a couple items for my boy!


  5. Lynda Cook — October 27, 2015 @ 3:55 pm (#

    Some great gift ideas


  6. kathy downey — October 28, 2015 @ 11:36 am (#

    Nice if i could run out and get one of these but they are a bit pricy for me


  7. Melinda L. — October 29, 2015 @ 5:48 am (#

    Lots of great ideas, but a little on the pricey side


  8. salexis — November 1, 2015 @ 8:51 am (#

    Indeed, a laptop is on my wishlist – there is always room for wishes!


  9. kathy downey — November 4, 2015 @ 4:13 pm (#

    There are some nice products here but too costly for me


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