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Holidays 2021: First Tech Gift Ideas, Plus Resources for Youth & Families


As the 2021 holidays near, we know that parents and caregivers may be looking to purchase a first cellphone or laptop, for their child or grandchild, as a gift. Over the past year, we here at The White Hatter have had an opportunity to test and evaluate several devices and products that we believe would be a great first device gift for youth. We also wanted to share some other FREE wrap around resources that we believe should be bundled together with any tech that will be gifted this Christmas.


First Cellphone:


We would recommend the PinWheel phone as a pre-teen/younger teen’s first phone; here’s a review we wrote on the PinWheel earlier this year:


https://www.thewhitehatter.ca/post/pinwheel-phone-for-young-teens-review


Before you purchase a cellphone for your child, you need to ask yourself - “Is my child ready for their first phone?” This is something that we dedicate a whole chapter to in our FREE webbook for parents that can be located here:


https://internetsafety.pressbooks.com/chapter/smartphones/


First Laptop:


We would recommend the Tanoshi Scholar hybrid tablet/laptop. The Tanoshi Scholar was specifically designed for youth as their first laptop; here’s a review we wrote on the Tanoshi Scholar earlier this year: