Tracfone Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Tracfone - 2018

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Tracfone Christmas Gift Guide 2018
Christmas is almost here which brings holiday lights, eggnog and friends and family together.

It is also a time where we must find gifts for everyone on our list, and that can be a real challenge! But we've got plenty of ideas with our annual Christmas gift guide 2018.

In this list we share some great Tracfone related gift ideas, and more general smartphone accessories and options for almost anyone to enjoy and use!

If you are new to Tracfone or not sure how it works exactly, be sure to visit our Beginners Guide to Tracfone.

Now let's see the gift ideas for 2018!

Tracfone Gift Guide - Christmas 2018

Browse these 10 ideas to help find gifts for everyone on your list!

1. New Tracfone Smartphone

Christmas is a great time to get someone a new smartphone, or even their first cell phone. And Tracfone has recently released a variety of new phones with the latest Android OS (8.0 Oreo) and a number of other great features for $100-200.

LG Rebel 4
Some of the top choices include:

LG Rebel 4
The Rebel 4 has a smaller, 5" screen, quad-core processor, 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. It is a great option for people who prefer a smaller device and are low to moderate users. It might be a good option for first time smartphone users and it has been found for as low as $50 in some cases. Learn more about the LG Rebel 4 in our Review.

View the Rebel 4 on Amazon for $51
View the Rebel 4 on HSN

Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit
Another phone with a 5" screen, the J3 Orbit also features an Octa-core processor, 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. The Orbit is a great all-around smartphone with signature Samsung design elements including a matte black back and relatively small screen bezel. See the full specs and more in our Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit Review.

View the J3 Orbit on HSN

Moto E5
For those looking for a larger screen, the Moto E5 packs a 5.7" touchscreen, Quad-core processor and 16 GB storage with 2 GB RAM. It also has excellent battery life and is available for just over $100. It is a great option for new smartphone users or as an upgrade from an older devices as it offers good performance at a reasonable price. Learn more about the Moto E5 with our Review.

View the Moto E5 on Amazon
View the Moto E5 on HSN

Moto G6
Long awaited by Tracfone users, the Moto G6 has a 5.7" full HD screen, Octa-core processor and 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM. The additional storage and RAM make this phone great for everyday users who want to load a variety of apps and media onto their phone. The G6 is a solid balance between performance and price, retailing for around $200. See all the features and more in our Moto G6 Review.

View the Tracfone Moto G6 on HSN

For more great options, visit our List of the Latest Phones from Tracfone

2. Unlocked Smartphone for Tracfone BYOP

For consumers who want a little more performance form their phone, or simply want more control and flexibility, an unlocked smartphone is a great option and can be used with Tracfone through the BYOP program. Here are some of our top picks:

Moto G6
Moto G6
Although you can now get the Moto G6 through Tracfone, the unlocked version has a few benefits such as, it will work with either GSM or CDMA networks and it will receive OS updates. It basically gives the user a little more control and flexibility. As for specs, the Moto G6 has a 5.7" screen, Octa-core processor and 32 GB storage/3 GB RAM. See the full specs and details in our Moto G6 Specs and News listing.

Buy the Moto G6 on Amazon

Nokia 6.1
Made from a single block of aluminium, the Nokia 6.1 brings some very nice finishes at a budget friendly price. It has a 5.5"full HD touchscreen, Octa-core processor, 32 GB storage and 3 GB RAM. It has dual SIM card slots and is compatible with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.

View the Nokia 6.1 on Amazon

There are lots of other great unlocked phones that will work with Tracfone and to learn more visit our Tracfone BYOP page.

3. Phone Case/Cover

Moto G6 Case
It is always a smart idea to keep your smartphone safe with a case or cover for it and there are many different options online from simple silicone covers to waterproof housings. You can also get some really unique case with specific designs and colors.

The easiest way to find a case or cover is to search on Amazon your cell phone name and see what options are available. For more popular phones like the Moto G6, there are plenty of options available but for older or less popular devices it can be harder to find a case or cover.

4. External Battery Pack

Solar Powered Battery Charger
Have you ever been away from a charger when your phone ran out of power or just want to make sure you're never stuck with a dead phone? An external battery pack is an easy and convenient way to keep your phone charged and ready no matter where you are. Acting as an additional battery that you can charge your phone or other devices from, an external battery is the perfect gift idea for anyone who spends time in the outdoors, or tends to forget to keep their phone charged.

External battery packs come in a variety of sizes and storage capacities, with most smaller than a phone and capable of charging a phone several times. The Anker Powercore 10000 is one great option that is small and portable and will recharge most phones 2-3 times. View the Anker Powercore 10000 on Amazon for price details.

Or, for the truly outdoorsy people in your life, take a look at this Solar Powered Charger from Hilucky Outdoor on Amazon.

5. Tracfone Airtime Card

Tracfone 120 Minute Card
For Tracfone users, extra airtime is always convenient and a very practical gift idea. There are a number of different airtime card amounts, and some cards that are specifically for smartphones. Tracfone airtime cards can often be found in most retail stores such as Target and Walmart.

Here are some popular airtime card options:
  • 60 Minute Card for $20 adds 60 minutes to any Tracfone devices and 90 service days. Doubles or Triples on eligible devices.
  • $20 Smartphone Only Card adds 300 talk minutes, 1000 texts and 1000 MB data, 30 service days. 
  • 1 GB Data Card for $10 adds an extra 1000 MB of data to any smartphone

Look for airtime cards in store or on the Tracfone website.

And view our post on the Best Deal on Tracfone Minutes to learn which cards are the best deal.

Amazon Gift Card

6. Gift Cards for Buying Apps/Games on Google Play Store or Apple App Store

If you're not really sure what the latest game or online app the kids are playing a gift card can be a good option and let someone get what they really want. A gift card for Google Play store or Apple App store allows users to purchase apps or games. Amazon gift cards are also a great option as you can get anything from movies, apps, games, toys and more.

7. Headphones or Speaker

Some of the best accessories for a smartphone are headphones or portable speakers and there are plenty of great options available.

Bose Soundlink headphones
The Panasonic in-ear headphones have surprisingly great sound while also significantly reducing outside noises. These are small, yet powerful headphones at a great deal.

For headphones with sound and noise cancelling, consider the Bose Soundlink around ear headphones which can connect to your device wirelessly and includes a long lasting rechargeable battery.

When it comes to speakers, there are many options ranging from small and portable, to large and powerful. Adventurous music listeners will find the JBL Clip 2 perfect for attaching to a backpack or belt while on the go and it has IPX7 Waterproof rating.

The Anker Soundcore is a little larger, and more suited to causal gatherings indoors or out. It has 24hrs of playback time and connects to any smartphone via Bluetooth.

8. Extra Phone Storage

Samsung 64 GB MicroSD Card
A common issue many smartphone users have is running out of storage space. And with most of Tracfone's smartphones only featuring 16 GB internal storage, using a MicroSD card for external storage is a necessary option. External storage is great for adding music, videos, podcasts or more. Most smartphones accept at least 64 GB additional storage, but double check with your model.

The Samsung 64GB MicroSD Card is a popular option that comes with an SD card adapter and is at a great price.

9. Camera Accessories and Lenses

Camera Lens Kit
Most smartphones come with pretty good cameras but they are limited by the lens already built into the phone. However, there are a number of lens attachments which can change the view to make it wide-angle, telephoto or even macro! This Camera Lens Kit on Amazon offers a variety of different lens options to try out on your phone.

If you're looking to improve your photos don't miss our Guide to Better Cell Phone Photography.

10. Smartwatch

Our final gift idea is a popular choice these days that packs a huge number of features and convenience into a device that fits on your wrist and acts like a watch.

Apple Smartwatch
Smartwatches, paired with a smartphone, allow users to answer phone calls, send texts, check notifications and more without touching their phone. Many are also waterproof, for those with active lifestyles, and provide exercise and heart-rate tracking.

Popular Smartwatch Options:
Apple Watch Series 3
Huawei Watch 2 Sport Smartwatch
Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch

That concludes our gift guide for 2018! We created this to offer inspiration and ideas for popular gifts in 2018 and we hope it was useful to you!

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