Every year, we struggle to select the perfect gift for friends, family, kids, and loved ones. Walkie-talkies may not be high up on every shopper’s list, but perhaps they should be.
Because walkie-talkies may just be the perfect Christmas gift!
Walkie-talkies are suitable for all ages, from kids to grandparents. They are a fun and incredibly versatile gift that is fantastic for kids, camping, hiking, and many other uses.
Here are our top 5 reasons that walkie-talkies should be on your Christmas list:
1. Kids Love Them (and they’re kidproof)
As kids, many of us would have tried the old “tin cans and string” trick when playing with our friends. The thought of being able to chat with our buddies over long distances is still something kids find magical – even with the advent of mobile phones!
Walkie-talkies can keep kids entertained for hours, and for the parents, they can also be used to keep in touch with them when they are outside exploring! Even better, walkie-talkies cost less and are far more robust than smartphones and mobiles (more about this later.)
For example, the Motorola T42 is perfect for kids and only costs €55.23 for a twin pack.
2. Perfect For The Great Outdoors
Whether you are a hiker, angler, camper, or climber, a good set of walkie-talkies in your backpack is always a good idea. Fantastic as a safety aid, they can also help to keep groups co-ordinated, organise events, and keep in touch about where the fish are hiding!
Instant communication and the ability to operate out with mobile signal range make them invaluable when venturing into the wilds. They also outperform most mobile phones when it comes to battery life too!
The Motorola T82 Extreme is the perfect radio for the outdoors. With a battery life of up to 18hrs, a range of up to 10km, and is built to IPx4 rating, this has all your needs person covered.
3. Built to Last
Walkie-talkies are not one of those “broken by the New Year” Christmas gifts. Good walkie-talkie brands like Motorola, Kenwood, and Hytera, all manufacture walkie-talkie radios that are built to last.
Many models are designed to survive drops, be waterproof & dustproof, and continue to operate in the harshest of conditions. Not something that is often said about mobile phones.
A good example of this ruggedness is the Motorola XT460. Extensive testing has shown these radios to have an average lifespan of 5 years.
4. Walkie-Talkies Don’t Cost the Earth
This year has been tough on our budgets. The good news is that unlike most “technological Christmas gifts” walkie-talkies are a great value for money.
For instance – Got three kids to keep happy? Then a triple pack of Motorola Talkabout T42 Walkie-talkies might be the answer. Costing under €80, these brightly coloured radios are durable and kid-friendly. (And adults love them too!)
5. Fun and Safety For all the Family
Walkie-talkies are one of the most versatile of all Christmas gifts and one that will keep on giving all year long!
Whether it’s monitoring the kids when they are outside playing, keeping you safe while you trek the mountains, or keeping the kids entertained in the summer holidays – Walkie-talkies are a practical, versatile, and fun Christmas gift for the whole family.
Wrapping it up
Walkie-talkies may not be a traditional Christmas gift, but they might still be the perfect Christmas gift. Affordable, practical, and durable, they are perfect for many activities, and kids adore playing with them!
At Lynn Communications, we have a wide stock of walkie-talkies that make perfect gifts. If you need any help choosing the perfect radio, we can help, please contact us and speak to one of our experts.