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The Best Holiday Gifts for Google/Nest Fans in 2020

The Best Holiday Gifts for Google/Nest Fans in 2020

By Thomas Kenzaki

Google makes some of the most popular electronics around. Everything they put out is well designed, functions exceptionally well, is well supported by the brand, and seamlessly integrates into the Google ecosystem. If you’re looking for a gift this year for the Google/Nest fan in your life, here are some great new products for you to consider buying.

Chromecast with Google TV

The newest version of Google’s popular streaming device was just released and comes with some great new features. It finally gets a dedicated remote control with built-in Google assistant, and also an on-screen user interface which on top of just looking great, makes it super easy to discover new content to watch.

Pixel 4a

Google’s entry level phone for 2020 packs some high end features. You’ll get a beautiful 5.8” OLED screen, 3.5mm headset jack, long lasting battery, and a camera capable of taking stunning photos with features like HDR+ and Night Sight.

Pixel 4a 5G

Just released on November 19th, the Pixel 4a 5G adds more than just 5G connectivity over the Pixel 4a. You also get a larger 6.2” screen, bigger battery and a second ultrawide camera lens. This mid-range Pixel phone offers a great mix of features from both the Pixel 4a and 5 phones.

Pixel 5

The ultimate 5G Google phone. If you’re looking for the latest and greatest Pixel phone with advanced features like a faster refresh rate display (90Hz vs 60Hz on the 4a and 4a 5G), water resistance, plus wireless and reverse wireless charging, this is the model to choose.

Pixel Buds

The second generation Pixel Buds offer a perfect combination of great sound and AI smarts in your ear. They come in three distinct colours, are sweat & water resistant, and feature Adaptive Sound which automatically adjusts the volume to fit your surroundings.

Nest Mini

A small but mighty smart speaker to get you started in the world of smart home and voice control. With built-in Google Assistant, you can easily schedule appointments, look up recipes, check the weather and play the latest tunes.

Nest Audio

The newest smart speaker from Google. Think of it as a larger, more powerful version of the Nest Mini. If you really like to crank your music up and enjoy higher quality sound, this speaker is for you.

Nest Wifi

At a time when more people are spending time at home than ever before, having a strong WIFI is almost as important as having running water or electricity. It’s extremely simple to setup and highly configurable to meet the demands of any home, it takes all the guesswork out of optimizing WIFI in your home.

Nest Hub

What’s better than a smart speaker? A smart speaker with a screen! It features a crisp 7” touchscreen display yet is compact enough to go virtually anywhere. Use it to display upcoming calendar events, act as a digital picture frame, and even play YouTube or Netflix videos.

Nest Hub Max

As the Max name suggests, this is basically a bigger version of the Nest Hub. You get all the features of the Nest Hub but with a larger 10” touchscreen and speakers. Perfect for larger rooms where you might be viewing the display from further away or spaces which would benefit from the better speakers for better room filling sound.

Stadia

If you love games, but hate having to deal with everything that come with traditional console and PC gaming (e.g. keeping hardware and games updated), Stadia is for you. Stadia is a subscription based gaming service based entirely in the cloud and you can play on virtually any device (Chromecast, Android phones, PC web browser, etc.). Games boot up quick and you can jump from device to device without losing your progress.

Right now you can get the Stadia Premiere Edition which includes a Google Chromecast Ultra and a Stadia Controller for free (normally $139.99) when you pre-order Cyberpunk 2077.

Those looking for deals should check out Google's Black Friday sale which is on now.

25 Comments

    • Pretty bummed, no Pixel 4a discount? No Nest Audio, other than $25 off if you buy a 2 pack?

      I was really hoping to buy these. Is it worth waiting for boxing day for the 4a?
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    • AAhrens wrote: Pretty bummed, no Pixel 4a? No Nest Audio, other than $25 off if you buy a 2 pack?

      I was really hoping to buy these. Is it worth waiting for boxing day for the 4a?
      the 4a is there but its not on sale, just bundled in 3 months of YT premium and Google One

      i agree the deals are meh, i might grab a chromecast with tv but only because i was gonna buy it anyway, and already pay for netflix, so why not?
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    • Yes, sorry I just edited my post. Really not worthwhile for us. You should also add the Nest Audio 2 pack savings of $25 onto the list.
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    • AAhrens wrote: Yes, sorry I just edited my post. Really not worthwhile for us. You should also add the Nest Audio 2 pack savings of $25 onto the list.
      if you were gonna buy the 4a anyway YT premium is $12/mo and its nice to have, so you could think of it as a $36 savings?
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    • Are these really bf deals? I don't see any banner on their cdn store yet like the US store.

      I think this is just their regular offers
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    • I don't see YT premium as savings, it's something we won't use. It's more an incentive for them to hook you on a subscription.

      I as well am not entirely sure, they may have more deals tomorrow. The email I received referred to these deals as "early black friday". If this is it, it's bit of a bummer compared to what the US is getting. I'm not surprised entirely though, if they have low stock (due to COVID) then they have no reason to give good deals. All the Pixels and the Nest Audio are also fairly new.

      These deals have also been listed for a while.
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    • i just bought a couple of the Chromecast with TV, for $30 for the hardware its tough to beat, i figure it should be comparable to the nvidia shield for usability which is the most /easiest to use device in my house right now...
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    • RFDQ1016 wrote: Are these really bf deals? I don't see any banner on their cdn store yet like the US store.

      I think this is just their regular offers
      this was the email, seems like "early" deals.
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    • I dont care for the YT premium and I already pay for google one (which isnt too expensive).
      I missed the chromecast+googletv deal some time ago. Don't care for netflix since people at home don't watch TV regularly, but having the device itself for sideloading apps/turning the "dumb tv" into a smart tv might be useful. Wish they have a device only deal.
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    • AAhrens wrote: Pretty bummed, no Pixel 4a discount? No Nest Audio, other than $25 off if you buy a 2 pack?

      I was really hoping to buy these. Is it worth waiting for boxing day for the 4a?
      if there's no sale for BF, there's not going to be sale for Boxing day IMO

      boxing day is not really relevant anymore
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    • T3rry wrote: this was the email, seems like "early" deals.
      Ya, I would be pretty shocked if we don't see a sale on the phones on BF, even if only $50-100
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    • T3rry wrote: i just bought a couple of the Chromecast with TV, for $30 for the hardware its tough to beat, i figure it should be comparable to the nvidia shield for usability which is the most /easiest to use device in my house right now...
      Was this the one with the remote? How did you get it for $30?
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    • boonjaca wrote: Was this the one with the remote? How did you get it for $30?
      it includes 6 months of $15/netflix, so it essentially turns out to be $30 for the hardware.
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    • boonjaca wrote: Was this the one with the remote? How did you get it for $30?
      It's not really $30.00. It's a great saving with the Netflix Bundle
      $119.99 + HST (ON)= $135.59
      Netflix credit worth $89.94
      Net cost for the hardware only is $45.65

      Nevertheless, still the best deal out there for the Google TV
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    • vinmatrix wrote: It's not really $30.00. It's a great saving with the Netflix Bundle
      $119.99 + HST (ON)= $135.59
      Netflix credit worth $89.94
      Net cost for the hardware only is $45.65

      Nevertheless, still the best deal out there for the Google TV
      Calgary with 5% taxes, I got around $34 + tax. but still you are right, not $30 and I got worried I overpaid. so deceiving
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    • Really disappointed that the nest audio isn't on sale :(
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    • RFDQ1016 wrote: Are these really bf deals? I don't see any banner on their cdn store yet like the US store.

      I think this is just their regular offers
      These have been on sale for a while, but Google just sent the email out today.

      The few items I looked at the last few days, the Nest Hub and Nest hub Max, show in the fine print that the sale price is from Nov 13 - Dec 3 for the Hub and Nov 22 - Dec 10 for the Hub Max. So there's no other deal coming.
      T3rry wrote: this was the email, seems like "early" deals.
      It says in the image that this is the weekend pricing too. They came early. Not these are early deals and then there is regular timing deals.
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    • As always, Google deals are stone cold. Now have to wait until January to get the Chromecast with Google TV.

      Fine print on the GTV with Netflix bundle: Offer value may be applied to a different Netflix streaming plan under the same account; exchanges in this manner may alter the duration of the offer. Netflix price plans subject to change and the duration of the offer value may be prorated accordingly.

      So since Netflix just raised the price, not sure if this will affect it.
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    • Got this email too. Pretty terrible. Especially when they put the "save" amount.

      How can you honestly advertise a Nest Mini 2-pack for $130, and actually say "save $8"? Kinda pathetic.
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    • ridsama wrote: As always, Google deals are stone cold. Now have to wait until January to get the Chromecast with Google TV.

      Fine print on the GTV with Netflix bundle: Offer value may be applied to a different Netflix streaming plan under the same account; exchanges in this manner may alter the duration of the offer. Netflix price plans subject to change and the duration of the offer value may be prorated accordingly.

      So since Netflix just raised the price, not sure if this will affect it.
      They've already adjusted the value of the 6-months of Netflix due to the recent price increase.

      Used to be $83.94 (6 x $13.99) now it is $89.94 (6 x $14.99)
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    • Dhanushan wrote: They've already adjusted the value of the 6-months of Netflix due to the recent price increase.

      Used to be $83.94 (6 x $13.99) now it is $89.94 (6 x $14.99)
      Cool thanks for that, I guess that's why this offer wasn't there when I order (now cancelled) last week. Took time to adjust to the new pricing with new offer.
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    • No deal on pixel 5??
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    • was hoping the google buds on sale but nada
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    • The website store has been updated with a banner. Same lame deals.
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    • they added old chromecast and 2 stadia controllers
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