TL;DR: Buy the whimsical Google Home Mini with Frozen II book bundle for only $19 at Walmart. That’s over 60% off the regular price, but don’t miss another great tech gift for kids with an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition with Echo Glow for $59.98.
It’s always hard to find the right gift, and that includes holiday presents for the kids in your life. You might be overwhelmed by the long list of holiday toy deals but you most certainly feel like your son, daughter, niece, or nephew deserves something extra special. For a gift that’s more interactive, a sale on smart speakers from Google and Amazon might be the perfect choice to spread cheer beyond the holidays.
Take care of the little ones on your list with a Google Home Mini and Frozen II book bundle for only $19.99 at Walmart. That’s 61% off the normal price on this bundle, and you get color choices of either aqua or chalk. Not to be outdone, Amazon also has the Echo Dot Kids Edition with Echo Glow smart lamp on sale for $40 off at just $59.98. Bad news is you only have the option to choose blue since the rainbow pattern isn’t available until January.
If the kids you know are big Disney fans (because of course they are), then the Google Home Mini bundle is the way to go. The Mini works like any other normal voice assistant with voice controls that tell you the weather, news, or control other smart devices. But the real magic happens with an official Disney Little Golden Book. Just say “Hey Google, let’s read along with Disney.” As you read along, Google Home provides the right atmosphere with sound effects and music to transport you to Arendelle.
Google Home is even smart enough to recognize when you pause the story or even skip ahead. And this feature works with other Little Golden Books such as The Lion King and Coco. You can even grab this set of 12 Little Golden Books on sale for $31.99 so the kids can experience timeless classics such as Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. Check out this helpful list of all compatible books to see which you can add to a kid’s growing library.
But for a different smart speaker for kids who want more than storytime, don’t miss out on this special Echo Dot Kids Edition and Echo Glow bundle. Our friends at Offers.com detail what sets this apart from other smart speakers, but basically it offers parental controls to filter out explicit songs and set time limits. The bonus Echo Glow is a unique smart lamp that changes a variety of colors along with any music or playtime. You can also set it as a timer that changes colors for bedtime, dinnertime, or as an alarm clock that gradually brightens to wake kids up.
For an extra bonus, this Echo Dot also includes a free year of FreeTime Unlimited. This will give them access to thousands of kid-friendly songs, Audible books, games, and Alexa skills, all of which are accessible on other Amazon, Android, and Apple devices. If the kid’s parents don’t want to pay for FreeTime when it renews, they can easily cancel anytime before the free year ends.
So there you have it. Two discounted holiday gift options for kids that are way better than stuffed animals. Maybe it’s time to reward your hard work with an extra Google Home Mini for just $19 while you still have the chance.